Run or waddle through the vineyards

The Grapest 5K Run is back for a sixth time at Leura Park Estate this Saturday, April 20. (Supplied)

Run or waddle through the vineyards as a popular run and wine-tasting event returns to the Bellarine for a sixth time.

The Grapest 5K Run will see people participate in a 5km or 10km run, or 1km waddle, around Leura Park Estate’s vineyards from noon on Saturday, April 20.

Event director Peter Manning said it was a “great day out” with eight wines and ciders available to taste at many stations and live band Test Pilot Molly.

“We always like to change the course up as we get a lot of participants come back, for some participants this will be their sixth time,” he said.

“We just want people to have a great experience and have a good time… It’s all about getting back out there, enjoying events and having a great day.

“There’s a lot of hills and they get to go through the vineyard, which is a one off as you wouldn’t normally be able to do, and just seeing people’s faces when they come across the finish line is great.”

Leura Park Estate director Lyndsay Sharp said ‘Grapesters’ would receive a custom wine glass attached to a lanyard, wristband and finisher’s medal during the event.

“All at Leura Park Estate are excited about hosting Grapest 2024 and look forward to welcoming everyone to enjoy our vineyard, wines and hospitality,” she said.

“Grapest is a fabulous event combining a little bit of fitness and lots of fun for a diverse age range of running, wining, dining, music, food and friends old and new.”

Visit to purchase tickets and use code WINE15 for a 15 per cent discount until Friday afternoon, April 19.