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Networking, Wine & Wild Dog

Meet the wine maker from Wild Dog

Warragul Business Group April Networking Night

Wild Dog Winery
Gary Surman bottling Wild Dog sparkling pinot chardonnay (Image from Warragul Farmers Market)

Local business owners come and join us at the Warragul Wild Dog Winery and meet their new wine maker Max Marriott.
Date: Thursday 14 April 2016 from 6pm at Wild Dog Winery, Warragul-Korumburra Road, Warragul.

Cost: $10 Members, $20 Non-members.

RSVP: Friday 8 April 2016 – Tel: 5624 3833

Christmas gift ideas

Christmas gift ideas: Shop Warragul Gift Card

Christmas gift ideas
Shop Warragul gift cards are the perfect Christmas present!

Show your appreciation for someone special … get something different for your boyfriend, girlfriend, mum or dad, a neat Kris Kringle or reward your ace employees!

Shop Warragul Gift Cards ($20 or $50 value) can be used to buy all sorts of things in heaps of businesses across Warragul.

Ideas include a cool haircut, artisan cheeses and fresh produce for a dinner party, celebratory bubbles or boutique beer, a beautiful piece of jewellery, a new phone, a mountain bike, camping and 4WD gear, quirky home décor, sports gear, a night out with someone special, that Little Black Dress and matching heels, meat for the barbie, and toys for kids and grown ups alike!

You can buy them from:

The Warragul Gazette, 97 Queen Street, Warragul
Gippsland Business Centre, 155 Queen Street, Warragul
Baw Baw Shire Council, Civic Place, Warragul

Where can they be used?

Click on our SHOP WARRAGUL page for a full list of participating businesses.

Give a gift of many choices and help support your local businesses!

Follow us: Shop Warragul Facebook page.

The Presence of Giants in Warragul

Help the ‘Giant’ fundraiser

Public sculpture by James Geurts

An exciting illuminated public artwork The Presence of Giants designed by internationally renowned artist James Geurts is coming to Warragul.

James Geurts surveying mountain ash
Artist James Geurts (left) surveying an ancient Gippsland mountain ash with DELWP Ranger Wally Notman and Scanning Engineer Nick Herath. The survey will be used to create an illuminated 3D imprint of the tree.
Image: Daryl Whitaker

James, who grew up in Warragul, successfully won an $84,000 grant from Creative Victoria’s Public Sculpture Fund.  He now seeks local business and community support to raise the last $18,000 needed to complete the project.  A fundraiser and launch is being held at West Gippsland Arts Centre on July 23 from 6pm to 7.30pm and all WBG members are invited to the event.

The inspiration behind the design comes from a piece of our local history eloquently summed up by The Age travel writer Paul Edwards who wrote about the Baw Baw Ada Tree:

“This is a story of two trees in Gippsland.  One, in a paddock near Thorpdale in the Strzelecki Ranges, became a very long log.  The other, still standing in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, may be the most massive living thing in Australia.

Thorpdale’s mighty mountain ash was felled by farmer Bill Cornthwaite back in 1884 and solemnly measured and verified by his brother George, a government surveyor.”

The story of the 114 metre tall Cornthwaite mountain ash is being turned into a reflection that recognises our remaining old growth forests and will promote Gippsland’s outstanding landscapes to local and international visitors alike.

Warragul Rotary Club has just committed $15,000 to the project and well known local artists Gary Miles and Kerrie Warren have donated artworks worth $10,000 to help raise money for the artwork.

Wine and canapes will be provided with drinks at bar prices.  A marquette of The Presence of Giants and associated artworks by James Geurts will be on sale as limited editions at the launch.

James Geurts ‘The Presence of Giants’ marquettes will be on sale at the fundraiser.







For catering purposes, please RSVP Warragul Business Group on 5624 3833 by Monday 20 July.

More information, like The Presence of Giants facebook page or visit James Geurts website.

Media enquiries: admin@warragulbusinessgroup.org.au

Project supported by Creative Victoria Public Sculpture Fund, Warragul Rotary Club, Baw Baw Shire Council, Warragul Business Group, DELWP Powelltown, Warragul Arts Market, Warragul Farmers Market and Warragul Historical Society.