Jul
27
2:00pm 2:00pm

Chardonnay and Shiraz Clone Regional Tasting

Chardonnay and Shiraz Clone Regional Tasting

Grape growers and winemakers interested in clonal variation of Chardonnay and Shiraz are invited to attend a tasting held by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (formerly the Department of Agriculture and Food WA). The tasting will consist of up to five clones of Chardonnay from the Riverland, Margaret River and Great Southern for comparison. Also included will be six clones of Shiraz sourced from the Barossa, Margaret River and Grampians wine regions.

The wines for this tasting have been supplied through the national research project assessing the clonal variability in Chardonnay and Shiraz for future climate change. Attendees will gain a better appreciation of how clonal selection can influence wine style and how clones perform in contrasting climates.

When: 2.00 – 3.30pm Thursday, 27 July 2017
Where: Margaret River Education Campus, 272 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River
Cost: Free Registration: Spaces are limited to venue capacity,

RSVP to Richard Fennessy

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2017 Cullen Award for Excellence
Jul
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

2017 Cullen Award for Excellence

You are invited to join us for an evening of celebration at the 2017 Cullen Award for Excellence.

This award honours the contribution made to Western Australian wine by Dr Kevin John Cullen and Diana Madeline Cullen, who together founded Cullen Wines in 1971. They had an unwavering belief in the potential of WA to produce world class wines and were dedicated to achieving this and helping others in the industry to do the same by sharing their knowledge and support.

The Cullen Award for Excellence recognises and rewards individuals, companies or institutions from anywhere in the world, who contribute in a positive way towards promoting the Western Australian Wine Industry under the individual banners of Quality, Integrity or Sustainability. Now in its second year,the Cullen Award for Excellence will be celebrated with a formal dinner at Cullen Wines, Wilyabrup on Saturday July 22nd.

Proudly supported by Wines of Western Australia, the Margaret River Wine Association, the Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association,the WA Wine Press Club (Est 1976 Pty Ltd) and the 2017 Cabin Fever Festival, Margaret River.

Please join us at
The 2017 Cullen Award For Excellence Dinner and Presentation
6.30pm Saturday July 22nd – Cullen Wines, Wilyabrup
Three course meal, featuring the Cullen flagship wines the 2015 Diana Madeline and 2015 Kevin John
$180 per ticket
Dress: Evening Wear
Book tickets online at cullenwines.com.au
or contact Anita on 0413 509 055
(Enjoy an early bird ticket price of $150 for bookings made before May 30th) .

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City Wine - 9th & 10th June
Jun
9
to Jun 10

City Wine - 9th & 10th June

Urban Orchard
Perth Cultural Centre, WA

Friday, 9 June        4.00pm - 9.00pm
Saturday, 10 June   2.00pm - 9.00pm

Pre Purchase $28.00
Admission at the gate $33.00

Includes entry to event, tasting glass, complimentary wine tastings and live music. Food will be available to buy, wine by the glass can be enjoyed and take home products will be available.

Wine in Perth's Central Business District

Western Australian wine comes to the city door step in early June where you can take in the tastes of WA in the pop up venue created at the Urban Orchard, part of the Perth Cultural Centre.

Visitors who have experienced other events staged by CMS – the popular UnWined WA in Subiaco and the recent Sunset Wine in Scarborough, can look forward to City Wine with the same relaxed atmosphere, enjoying wine from some of WA’s best boutique producers and joining with friends while being entertained and taking in a tapas styled meal.

Friday, 9 June:  4.00pm - 9.00pm
Saturday, 10 June:  2.00pm - 9.00pm
Urban Orchard
Perth Cultural Centre

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Wine Essentials
May
2
6:30pm 6:30pm

Wine Essentials

Tuesday May 2, 2017
6.30pm to 8.30pm

WINE ESSENTIALS – Four Weeks (two hours per week)

Price - $360
The cost of the course includes an ‘Essential Wine Tasting Guide’, vineyard visit in the Swan Valley and food from Habitué.

The wine essentials course provides the necessary information for all wine enthusiasts who are looking to increase their wine knowledge and approach to tasting. It is also an appropriate course for those about to enter the wine trade.

  • Week One – Learn how to taste and assess a range of wine styles.
  • Week Two – White wine production and botrytis cinerea.
  • Week Three – Red wine production, oak and cellaring potential of wine.
  • Week Four – Food and wine matching to be held at Habitué restaurant, North Fremantle.

There will be six wines tasted each week.

Venue:
Old Bridge Cellars, 221 Queen Victoria Street, North Fremantle WA 6159

Phone:
9335 2702

Email enquiries:
wec@winewa.asn.au

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Sweet Wines of the World
Apr
5
6:30pm 6:30pm

Sweet Wines of the World

Wednesday 5 April, 2017
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Description
Explore the Sweet Wines of the World at Old Bridge Cellars as part of the Wine Education Centre’s theme tasting programme.

You will discover how Botytis Cinerea (Noble Rot) develops and influences the grapes to produce some of the most complex wines in the world. Taste a range of wines from Europe (Germany, France, Hungary and Austria) and Australia (De Bortoli Noble One). Learn about the terroir and winemaking philosophy of these world class regions.

Cass Beeson will prepare a range of cheese and petit four to accompany these sweet wines.

Date: Wednesday 5 April 2017
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Cost: $85 per person

Venue
Old Bridge Cellars
221 Queen Victoria Street
North Fremantle, WA 6159

Contact Details:
Blair Hill
0417 987461

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Sunset Wine
Feb
18
to Feb 19

Sunset Wine

Saturday, 18 February:  2.30pm - 7.30pm

Sunday, 19 February:  2.30pm - 7.30pm

Brighton Reserve, SCARBOROUGH BEACH

Wine and Friends at Sunset

Perth's wine event on the beach!

 

Enjoying Western Australian wine, and a Western Australian sunset! It is the perfect way to celebrate a late summer weekend and what our state has to offer.

Join with friends and family and discover some new wines along with a few favourites. Your day will be helped along with some tasty tapas and entertainment to round off a lazy summer’s day.

Wine will be available to taste, buy by the glass or you may pick something up to enjoy at a nearby restaurant or at home.

Sunset Wine is part of the City of Stirling's Summerset Arts Festival.

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Wine Education Courses Comence in February 2017
Feb
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

Wine Education Courses Comence in February 2017

Course Commencement Dates Tuesday February 7, 2017 - 6.30pm to 8.30pm

The Wine Education Centre (WEC) is the educational arm of Wines of Western Australia. It is the prime provider of wine education for consumers and trade in Western Australia.

It has been providing quality wine education for well over 40 years. 15% discount for all WoWA Industry Members Please contact Jodie Pannell for the discount code at winewa@winewa.asn.au

WINE ESSENTIALS – Four Weeks (two hours per week) Price - $360.

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Timber Towns Wine Show
Feb
2
9:00am 9:00am

Timber Towns Wine Show

The Rotary Club of Manjimup (Inc)

13th RSM Timber Towns Regional Wine Show

Manjimup

Thursday 2nd February 2017

The RSM Timber Towns Regional Wine Show is organised by the Rotary Club of Manjimup’s Wine Show Committee. February 2017 will be their 13th Timber Towns Wine Show.

The aim of the Rotary Wine Show Committee is to provide an event where Manjimup, Pemberton and Blackwood Valley Regional wines are judged with their peers by Australian Judging Standards

Included also in the Show are three Open Classes that invite wines from any Western Australian Wine Region; Class 6. Rose`, Class 7. Sweet Wine and Class 8. Bottle Fermented Sparkling Wines.

The RSM Timber Towns Wine Show is proudly supported by our name sponsor RSM.

Rotary and the Timber Towns Wine Show are also supported by major sponsors Farmlink Rural, Visy and Tyre Power Manjimup.

Awards Dinner

To be held on the 2nd February 2017 at the Manjimup Town Hall, Rose Street, Manjimup

Tables of 10 sell out quickly each year, so get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

The dinner will consist of a 7 course meal by the amazing Raj and Cilantro Catering team with award winning wines included.

Come along, enter your wines, start at the tasting and then to the dinner to enjoy a great night for $150.00 per person. Pre-dinner drinks from 6.30pm – 7.15pm followed by dinner and live music from 7.15pm till late.

Enquiries: Irene Bowden t: (08) 9771 8885 or e: nwflora@wn.com.au

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Margaret River: Cabernet Hang-Time Forum
Jan
24
8:30am 8:30am

Margaret River: Cabernet Hang-Time Forum

You are invited to participate in the Margaret River Cabernet Hang-Time Forum to hear the latest research outcomes and opinions on how ‘Cabernet hang-times’ impact on fruit quality, wine quality and profitability from local, national and international experts.

  • Location: Curtin University - Margaret River Campus map
  • Date: Tuesday 24th of January 2017
  • Time: 8:30am – 2:00pm (tea/coffee from 8:00am)
  • Cost: No cost - fully funded by the Wine Australia, Regional Program (WA)
  • For: Grape growers, winemakers, sales, marketing and interested stakeholders

RSVP:  Email Jodie winewa@winewa.asn.au from Wines of WA with your name(s) or Tel:0466-744-957 SMS:0466-744-957 Keith Pekin with your details

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Sparkling Wines of the World
Dec
6
6:30pm 6:30pm

Sparkling Wines of the World

Explore the wonderful world of sparkling wines. You will be guided through a range of the world's best sparkling wine styles including Champagne, Cava, Prosecco and others. Blair Hill will discuss the regions of origin and the methods of production for each of the styles. There will be eight wines tasted throughout the two hour session with a selection of local and international cheese to enjoy with the wines.

Old Bridge Cellars
221 Queen Victoria St
North Fremantle, WA 6159

Blair Hill O417 987461 wec@winewa.asn.au

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Employment Fundamentals
Dec
6
10:00am10:00am

Employment Fundamentals

Tuesday 6 December, 10am – 1:30 pm The South Australian Wine Industry Association in conjunction with Wines of Western Australia is offering a 3 hour briefing on the Fair Work Act 2009, updates to Awards used in the wine industry and an update on the use of labour hire and contractors.

Contact: admin@winesa.asn.au

For more information:

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AWRI GRAPE AND WINE ROADSHOW SEMINARS
Dec
2
9:00am 9:00am

AWRI GRAPE AND WINE ROADSHOW SEMINARS

The AWRI seminar team will be visiting Margaret River, Pemberton, Mt Barker and Swan Valley in November and December as part of the 2016 grape and wine roadshow seminar program. This program delivers current research and technical information to the Australian grape and wine industry with content tailored to each region's interests and priorities.
Please book early to avoid disappointment.

SWAN VALLEY SEMINAR
Date: Friday 2 December 2016
Time: 9.00 am - 1.00 pm
Cost: $25.00 per person including GST.
Morning tea provided.
Contact: Deb Tucker, Swan Valley and Regional Winemakers Association
Mobile: 0430 622 130
Booking is essential and can be made by contacting the association by email.
Visit the AWRI website for seminar program and event details

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AWRI GRAPE AND WINE ROADSHOW SEMINAR
Dec
1
9:00am 9:00am

AWRI GRAPE AND WINE ROADSHOW SEMINAR

Margaret River Seminars

The AWRI seminar team will be visiting Margaret River, Pemberton, Mt Barker and Swan Valley in November and December as part of the 2016 grape and wine roadshow seminar program. This program delivers current research and technical information to the Australian grape and wine industry with content tailored to each region's interests and priorities.

Please book early to avoid disappointment.

MARGARET RIVER SEMINAR
Date:Thursday 1 December 2016
Time: 9.00 am - 1.00 pm
Cost: $25.00 per person including GST.
Morning tea provided.

Contact: Pip Heaford, Membership and Events Manager, Margaret River Wine Association
Ph: (08) 9757 9330
Booking is essential and can be made by registering online.

Visit the AWRI website for seminar program and event details.

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AWRI GRAPE AND WINE ROADSHOW SEMINARS
Nov
30
9:00am 9:00am

AWRI GRAPE AND WINE ROADSHOW SEMINARS

Margaret River, Pemberton, Mt Barker and Swan Valley Seminars

The AWRI seminar team will be visiting Margaret River, Pemberton, Mt Barker and Swan Valley in November and December as part of the 2016 grape and wine roadshow seminar program. This program delivers current research and technical information to the Australian grape and wine industry with content tailored to each region's interests and priorities.

Please book early to avoid disappointment.

PEMBERTON SEMINAR
Date: Wednesday 30 November 2016
Time: 9.00 am - 1.00 pm
Cost: $15.00 per person including GST.
Morning tea provided.

Contact: Monica Radomiljac, Wine Industry Southern Forests Inc. Mobile: 0427 761 373
Booking is essential and can be made by contacting the association by email.

Visit the AWRI website for seminar program and event details.

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Annual General Meeting
Nov
29
1:00pm 1:00pm

Annual General Meeting

The 2016 Wines of WA AGM will be held on Tuesday 29 November from 1pm – 2pm.
An information package has been posted to all members. Please contact the office if you have not received yours on winewa@winewa.asn.au.

The 2016/17 Wines of WA Board will be appointed at the meeting. There are 3 vacant elected producer positions: under 150 tonnes production; 151 – 1000 tonnes production and; above 1000 tonnes production.

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AWRI GRAPE AND WINE ROADSHOW SEMINARS
Nov
29
9:00am 9:00am

AWRI GRAPE AND WINE ROADSHOW SEMINARS

Mt Barker Seminar
The AWRI seminar team will be visiting Margaret River, Pemberton, Mt Barker and Swan Valley in November and December as part of the 2016 grape and wine roadshow seminar program. This program delivers current research and technical information to the Australian grape and wine industry with content tailored to each region's interests and priorities.
Please book early to avoid disappointment.


MOUNT BARKER SEMINAR
Date:Tuesday 29 November 2016
Time: 9.00 am - 1.00 pm
Cost: $27.50 per person including GST.
Morning tea provided.
Contact: John Gates, Great Southern Wine Producers Association Mobile: 0407 987 889
Booking is essential and can be made by contacting the association by email.
Visit the AWRI website for seminar program and event details. 

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Margaret River Gourmet Escape
Nov
18
to Nov 20

Margaret River Gourmet Escape

18-20th November, is a unique opportunity to discover wondrous produce, taste world-renowned wines and meet internationally celebrated chefs, food producers and winemakers amongst the extraordinary natural beauty of the Margaret River Region. Over 50 culinary superstars from around the world will share their knowledge and passion across an abundance of mesmerising food encounters to celebrate the festival’s 5th anniversary.

We have a great ticket offer for a 20% discount on tickets to the Gourmet Village, taking place at Margaret River Gourmet Escape presented by Audi! Simply quote “GOURMET” when booking through Ticketek!
Offer applies to general admission tickets on Sunday 20th November 2016.

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UnWined 2016
Oct
29
to Oct 30

UnWined 2016

Saturday, 29 October:  11.30am - 5.30pm

Sunday, 30 October:  11.30am - 5.30pm

Roberts Road, Subiaco

Enjoy the best of Western Australia’s fine wine, craft beer, cider and spirits in a festival to celebrate our unique and boutique beverages. Add in some local produce and tempting tapas to create a fantastic day out.

Throughout the day you can enjoy live music, sit in on a cooking demonstration or maybe learn something new at the wine education seminars. For something special you could try the indulgence of the new Club Lounge!

It all adds up to a delightful day where you can discover new and unusual wines, taste great food in a relaxing park setting in the heart of Subiaco.

Admission includes a souvenir glass, complimentary wine tastings and access to the food and wine sessions. You can buy wine by the glass to enjoy on site or order your favourites to take home. A range Perth’s best street foodies will be there to buy as meal as well!

With around 70 companies taking part from all regions of the state, you have the chance to talk to winemakers and producers and learn more about our state produce you may not normally have access to.

Bookings & Information
http://www.wineandfood.com.au
info@wineandfood.com.au
Richard on 08 9228 9166

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BeauVine 2016
Oct
21
to Oct 23

BeauVine 2016

  • Beaufort Street Mt Lawley, WA Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Magnigicent medley of decadence and delight is set to pop-up on Beaufort Street this October, as BeauVine Food & Wine Festival, Perth’s new meat, wine, music and art festival comes to life.

Brought to you by JumpClimb, the team behind The Beaufort Street Festival and award winning Fringe World venue Noodle Palace, BeauVine Food & Wine Festival brings together popular Perth eateries and wineries, well-respected chefs and sommeliers in one of Perth’s most beautiful green spaces set to art for the eyes and music for the ears.

For those who are hearing of BeauVine for the first time, please check out our 2015 photo gallery via https://www.facebook.com/BeauVinePerth/photos_stream

The festival will return to the beautiful Birdwood Square in the heart of Mt. Lawley, Fri 21 – Sun 23 October 2016.

 

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The Rhone Rangers Shiraz/Syrah Wine Tasting Extravaganza
Sep
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

The Rhone Rangers Shiraz/Syrah Wine Tasting Extravaganza

This is your chance to taste Grange Shiraz 2008 and answer the $850 question as to whether it is worth it?

Taste a range of arguably the world’s best examples of Shiraz/Syrah from the two leading producer countries - Australia and France.

There will be an introduction to the Northern Rhone - France, which is the home to Syrah. The winemaking philosophies of both countries will be introduced and discussed prior to tasting the wines.

The tasting includes a stunning line up of eight of the world’s best styles including Penfold’s Grange 2008 (RRP $850), Chapoutier SP Les Greffieux Ermitage Rouge 2008 (RRP $350), Guigal Cote Rotie, D’Arenberg ‘Dead Arm’, Mt Pleasant (Winery of the Year), Torbreck Descendant … and more.

This should be an extraordinary tasting and will no doubt raise some discussion over Grange’s value for money?!

This is strictly limited in numbers so please be quick as it will book out quickly.

Light finger food and cheese will be supplied and arranged by the fabulous Cass Beeson.

When: 6.30pm Tuesday 13 September 2016

Where: Old Bridge Cellars, 221 Queen Victoria Street, North Fremantle WA 6159

 Tel: 9335 2702

Cost: $165 per person (includes wine and light finger food)

 

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Finlayson Wine Roadshow 24 - Advise on Succession Planning
Aug
25
to Aug 26

Finlayson Wine Roadshow 24 - Advise on Succession Planning

Finlaysons Wine Roadshow 24 will be held in late-July to mid-September this year.  The theme in 2016 is “Elevage: Succeeding a Family Wine Business to the Next Generation”.

Wine Partner, Will Taylor, said that the firm received a number of requests during Wine Roadshow 23 last year to focus on succession planning this year. 

“We gained the clear impression that people are struggling with this issue” said Will.  “It is critically important for both the family and the business.  We want to help the family develop a process, and execute it as smoothly and efficiently as possible, so that everyone is happy and the business elevates to a new level”.

The dates are as follows:

Swan Valley – 25 August 2016

Margaret River – 26 August 2016

The seminars will be held from 3pm until 6pm, with drinks and canapés for 1 hour afterwards.

For further information, please contact Ashleigh Falconer-Edwards on (08) 8235 7771 or Ashleigh.falconer-edwards@finlaysons.com.au

The website contains all the relevant information.

 

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Wine Business Solutions Workshops
Aug
23
to Sep 2

Wine Business Solutions Workshops

Help for WA Wineries

Help is on its way for WA winemakers. The federal government Department of Science and Industry will fund the delivery of new Direct to Customer and Wine Tourism workshops to be delivered by Wine Business Solutions. These will be free to attend for WA wine producers.

The two-day programs will cover strategy formulation, creating an unforgettable customer experience, building a fan base of loyal customers and customer engagement leveraging all of the latest tools, technology and social media.

The dates are;

Workshop One – The Swan Valley at Sandalford Winery on the 23rd and 24th of August

Workshop Two – Bunbury at the Sanctuary Golf Resort on the 25th and 26th of August

Workshop Three – Margaret River at Watershed Winey on the 29th and 30th of August

Workshops Four – Denmark at the Community Resource Centre on the 1st and 2nd of September

Contact details: peter@winebusinesssolutions.com.au

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Wine Australia Regional Roadshow 2016
Aug
17
9:00am 9:00am

Wine Australia Regional Roadshow 2016

Please register for the upcoming Wine Australia Regional Roadshow 2016.

Join Andreas Clark, Stu Barclay and Mark Rowley from Wine Australia to learn about export growth opportunities for Western Australia and an update on global Wine Australia initiatives. Representatives from Austrade will provide an update on the Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) across China, South Korea and Japan and representatives from Efic – a Federal Government Agency, will present information on financial solutions for exporters.

Details:
When:  Wednesday 17 August 2016
Time:   8:45am Registration
9:000am – 12:00noon Presentation (morning tea provided)
Where: South West Institute of Technology - Margaret River Education Campus (272 Bussell Highway, Margaret River)
Who should attend: business owners, sales, export and marketing managers

Please register your attendance:

 

Details:
When:  Thursday 18 August 2016
Time:   8:45am Registration
9:000am – 12:00noon Presentation (morning tea provided)
12:00noon – 2:00pm Lunch
Where: Wines of WA - Lou Giglia Dairy Pavilion, Claremont Showgrounds (Gate 8, Ashton Ave, Claremont)
Who should attend: business owners, sales, export and marketing managers

Please register your attendance:

For further information, please call (08) 8228 2000 or email market.programs@wineaustralia.com

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16th AWITC deadlines in April
Jul
24
to Jul 28

16th AWITC deadlines in April

While July might still seem a long way away, there are some key AWITC deadlines coming up soon. Both early bird registrations and poster abstract submissions close on 15 April 2016. A detailed program is now available, with just a few final speakers to confirm. Register now to lock in early bird prices and secure your preferred workshop places. Discounted tickets to the Maurice O’Shea Award Dinner are available to AWITC delegates and can be purchased as part of your registration.

The poster display is an essential element of every AWITC and a great opportunity to present the latest research outcomes to a large industry audience. Poster authors are eligible to win a prize or to be selected to present in one of the ‘Fresh Science’ sessions. Submit your abstract online before 15 April or contact Dr Eveline Bartowsky, Poster Coordinator, at posters@awitc.com.au if you have any questions.

For any other conference-related queries, please contact Kate Beames, Conference Manager on 08 8313 6821 or kate.beames@awitc.com.au.

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Good Food & Wine Show - 8th, 9th & 10th July
Jul
8
to Jul 10

Good Food & Wine Show - 8th, 9th & 10th July

  • Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For the first time, the Good Food & Wine Show will feature a WA Wine Zone, a dedicated area of the show floor exclusively featuring wineries based in WA. With Margaret river, geographe and great southern regions all represented, this area promises to be a show highlight for WA visitors. 

There is also a strong WA theme throughout the schedule of the ever popular Cellar Door Wine Theatre, with sessions such as 'WA does Cabernet' and 'Best of the West' likely to be booked out.  These sessions are free to to attend and hosted by well known wine personality Nick Ryan, feature free tastings from a number of local producers.

Participating Wineries:

  • Castle Rock Estate
  • Mandalay Road
  • Eastwell Estate / Freehand Natural Wine
  • Fermoy Holdings Pty Ltd
  • Willow Bridge Estate
  • Brown Hill Estate
  • Barton Jones
  • Faber Vineyard
  • Zarephath Wines
  • Talisman Wines
  • (Clairault) Strecker Wines
  • Vineyard 28
  • Pukara Estate Pty Ltd
  • Bunn Wine
  • Swings & Roundabouts Limited
  • Neilson Estate Wines
  • Brash Vineyard #2
  • Willespie
  • Zarephath Wines
  • Woody Nook Wines Pty Ltd
  • Happs
  • Brygon Estate
  • Kerfuffle

For more information:

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