High Country Harvest winds up on May 21, 2017

FOODIES have tasted, tippled, foraged and even saluted the sun as part of the biggest High Country Harvest yet.

The fifth annual food and wine festival, which opened at Brown Brothers’ historic barn on May 5, winds up on Sunday.

Tourism North East industry development manager Sarah Pilgrim said 2000 people had booked for events.

“Numbers are well up on last year and at least 20 events sold out,” she said.

The widely-anticipated Maestros Dinner at The Provenance on Friday by Chef’s Hatted Michael Ryan and MoVida head chef Scott Stevenson sold out weeks ago.

Festival goers can still learn about olive picking at Mount Buffalo Olives capped off with a harvest lunch at Feathertop Wines on Thursday or Sunday.

The New Breed Feast at Chiltern on Saturday will highlight heritage pork, James and Co Wines and masterclasses in tasting and food photography.

Dal Zotto Wines will host a masterclass in salami making in the King Valley on Saturday.

The Mount Beauty village bonfire has been postponed until May 27 to avoid inclement weather.