There is so much going on in WA over the next month with Taste Great Southern 2018 an absolute highlight – a celebration of the food, wine, produce and natural attractions of the Great Southern region, this festival officially runs from 8th to 25th March – although it really got underway over the long weekend with the Porongurup Wine Festival.
Over the next three weeks or so a smorgasbord of events take place – and although it is centred (naturally) across the region, those in Perth who can’t make it are not forgotten – with 3Drops hosting a Long Table Great Southern Banquet at Don Tapa in Fremantle on 9th March, https://www.3drops.com/news-article/taste-great-southern-3drops-longtable-banquet and following up with an Urban Cellar event also at Don Tapa on the 10th and 11th. The Perth events culminate in a Great Southern Wine Dinner at the State Buildings on the 21st.
Heading south however and you can experience for example a Pescetarian Sundowner with Wignalls Wines http://wignallswines.com.au at 6 Degrees in Albany on the 10th; a Long Table Dinner at 3 Anchors at the beautiful Middleton Beach on the 16th; a whisky dinner at Great Southern Distillery, also on 16th; a dinner featuring the excellent wines of Denmark’s Singlefile at Princess Royal Sailing Club on 18th; and to bring it all to a conclusion another feast at Galafrey Winery on 25th.
And not forgetting the Albany Wine and Food Festival at Eyre Park on 17th, where a guest of some renown will be appearing – Marco Pierre White.
With events across the region – from Albany, to Mount Barker and the Porongurups, to Denmark and the Frankland, and on to Katanning and Ongerup there is a sensational array of things to see and experience. With some of the best chefs in the country – Amy Hamilton, Russell Blaikie, Sophie Budd, Anna Gare and David Coomer to name but a few – and the winemakers of course – events will be hosted by such luminaries as Jo Bradbury, John Wade, Yoko Luscher, Rosie Singer and Coby Ladwig – the festival promises to be the best ever and the perfect excuse to get out of town and down to the exciting and fabulous Great Southern.
A full list of the more than 40 events, along with ticketing information, is on the website www.tastegreatsouthern.com.au