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Wine & Gourmet Events

Festival fun for foodies


Wine & Gourmet Events

Festival fun for foodies


Wine & Gourmet Events

Festival fun for foodies


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Making unforgettable memories at the Gourmet Escape


When you hear that some of the world’s finest chefs, culinary experts and winos amass together with their local counterparts to host the Gourmet Escape you won’t need another reason to go.

But then when we tell you about the premium produce they’ll be using, the exceptional wines they’ll be matching and that you’ll be on the receiving end of the most delicious and innovative cuisine, you’ll be waiting for the release of the tickets with baited breath.

But if you can’t wait ‘til the Gourmet Escape, get a taste of the produce they’ll be sourcing at the farmers’ markets.

If beer is your thing, the chilled-out South West Craft Beer Festival showcases distinctive beers from traditional pale ales and pilsners to preservative and additive free brews together with brave inventive styles.

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Winning Appliance & Asko Truffle Kerfuffle Festival

21 June 2019 - 23 June 2019

Truffle Kerfuffle a weekend long celebration of truffle season in the heart of Australian truffle country, Manjimup, Western Australia. Go truffle hunting and uncover an amazing weekend of food and wine in the Southern Forests! The festival village is your base for Truffle Kerfuffle weekend…

Rustico Cooking School

21 June 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Rustico Cooking School

Head Chef Mike McAlister is looking forward to taking you on an international food adventure and showing you how to create some delicious Rustico-inspired dishes. Over 2.5 hours he will have you cooking, learning and feasting on culinary delights and knowledge. Learn how to shuck…

Busselton Blackout @ The Fire Station

21 June 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Winter Solstice is upon us ! the darkest night of the year and turning point of winter nights ! We will be turning ALL THE LIGHTS OUT and operating in the blackout. Taps will be pouring specialty dark local beers as we listen to some…

Margaret River Farmers’ Market

22 June 2019 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

The Margaret River Farmers’ Market has been a feature of the Region for over 13 years, providing access to fresh local produce for both residents and visitors. From humble beginnings the Market has grown to be a Saturday morning fixture with up to 50 stalls,…

Bootleg Brewery Retro Gaming Tournament

22 June 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The event will run between 12-4pm with four qualifying rounds to determine an ultimate retro video gaming champion. Please register at least a week prior to the tournament to secure your spot, as there will be only space for 16 contestants. There will be prizes…

Tracy Barnett @ The Beerfarm

22 June 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Beloved Western Australian blues and roots performer Tracey Barnett has just returned from performing a string of dates across Victoria and New South Wales. The singer-songwriter has been wowing audiences with her distinctive, high-energy brand of blues and roots, earning her a reputation for exhilarating…

Biggie Goes Southside – A Feral Brewing Tap Takeover

22 June 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Feral Brewing Tap Takeover at Clancy's. Following the enormous success of Feral's outstanding release, Biggie Juice - they're heading Southside for a special one-off tap takeover spectacular! On the taps: 🐗 Biggie Juice 🍺 Imperial Biggie Juice 🐗 Dirty Biggie (barrel-fermented Biggie Juice) 🍺 Warhog…

A Feral Brewing Tap Takeover @ Clancys Fish Pub Dunsborough

22 June 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Following the enormous success of Feral Brewing’s outstanding release, Biggie Juice – they’re heading Southside for a special one-off tap takeover spectacular! On the taps:  Biggie Juice  Imperial Biggie Juice  Dirty Biggie (barrel-fermented Biggie Juice)  Warhog  Hop Hog YUUUUUM! Pouring from 4pm til its all…

Tap Takeover Sunday Session

23 June 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Our taps are being taken over by three of the best breweries in town to celebrate WA Beer Week. $20 ticket includes beer and snacks. We've got DJ Daz Hall coming down to supply to vinyl tunes throughout the afternoon. Beers - $7 all arvo…

A Barolo Experience @ Yarri

26 June 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

We may all be accustomed to drinking fantastic wine, but probably not the rarest drops of Piedmont. Now's your chance. Join the incredibly knowledgeable Rob Gherardi of Mr Barval to taste some of the world's best Barolos. A delicious new type of wine dinner in the region, we will be bringing you wines across several…

Night of the Panther Long Table [email protected] Brewhouse

27 June 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us for a night of feasting to celebrate the 2019 release of ‘Panther Cream’ – our acclaimed Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. Be part of the exclusive first to partake of the 2019 ‘Panther’ as it heads in to the Perth Royal Beer Show Awards…

The Mash Tap Crash @ The Pourhouse

29 June 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Hey Everyone, The Pour House Bar & Kitchen will be playing host to the MASH Brewing Company as they take over the taps in our Elevator Bar. We will be serving an assortment of Mash brews at those Takeover prices you all love so much!!!…

Rusticos Kids cooking school

8 July 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Rustico Kids cooking school

Book in for a degustation at 11am and keep your kids busy by sign them up to a 2.5hr cooking experience. Let them learn about food, meet the chef and look at the professional kitchen. Kids will learn, make and eat their way through caesar…

Rusticos Kids cooking school

8 July 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Book in for a degustation at 11am and keep your kids busy by sign them up to a 2.5hr cooking experience. Let them learn about food, meet the chef and look at the professional kitchen. Kids will learn, make and eat their way through caesar…

Rusticos Kids cooking school

8 July 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Book in for a degustation at 11am and keep your kids busy by sign them up to a 2.5hr cooking experience. Let them learn about food, meet the chef and look at the professional kitchen. Kids will learn, make and eat their way through caesar…

Bastille Day Cooking Class @ Cape Lodge

13 July 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Working with seasonal local produce, discover some kitchen tips and recipes from Chef Tony Howell before sitting down to a superb 3 course lunch. Cooking Demonstration& Lunch $145 per person including Cape Lodge Wines. Long Table Lunch only $95 per person including Cape Lodge Wines.

Voyager Culinary Project Dinner

13 July 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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We’re inviting you into our home, to experience an intimate dinner with Chef Santi. Come on a journey through our proposed spring menu; learn how dishes are crafted, where the very best produce in Margret River is sourced and how our food and wines come…

Cabin Fever Festival 2019

19 July 2019 @ 8:00 am - 28 July 2019 @ 5:00 pm

This winter, put a hold on hibernation with more than 25 unique events throughout the Margaret River region!
For shuttle services to events, contact us at [email protected] or 9780 5911

Farm, Fire, Food: Round 2

19 July 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on 20/07/2019 at 5:00 pm

Paddock to plate with heart. A seven-course twilight degustation prepared and served on the Chef’s own rustic farm. Your winter feast is made with fresh local produce and paired with amazing boutique wines from the South West. Chef George and his wife Kayleigh’s famed dinners…

Food Truck Frenzy

19 July 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Back The Truck Up! All your favourite food vans roll into town for a special edition of the Margaret River Night Markets. Rug up and taste the best sweet and savoury fare on wheels. We’ll keep it warm and cosy, with an undercover space set…

Arimia x Young George Go The Whole Hog

19 July 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Real food for thought. Arimia and Freo-based Young George make best friends with a collab for folk who care about living in a world where happy, sustainable produce is the status quo. A five-course degustation (think 'nose to tail' and 'root to shoot'), paired with…

The Cheese Making Party

20 July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

For the love of cheese. Swill beer and eat cheese while hand crafting your own beer-washed camembert cheese with Alana Langworthy of Yallingup Cheese Co. Then kick back and revel in your new-found super power with a share-style lunch and of course, more cheese. Once…

Hip Hop Yoga Brunch

20 July 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

The power of yum. Downward dog with a cocktail and live your #bestlife this winter. Add chilled AF hip-hop beats and a five-course share style vegetarian brunch by Rua Teweehi and you’re zenner than the guy who wrote the Power of Now. You’ll start with…

Wine Blending Masterclass

20 July 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

It's make your own wine time. Ever dreamt of being a winemaker? Now's your chance! Learn how to blend your own special wine with expert guidance from the Clairault Streicker wine team. They'll help you choose the right combination of flavours to match your taste,…

The River Lock-In

20 July 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

An epic afternoon and eve of live music, featuring a line-up of great Australian music (details to come, hold your horses!). Hit the D-Floor, or kick back with a pint and toasty banter. There's a dedicated cocktail station, beers on tap and a whole bunch…

Night Of Noir

20 July 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

A dark and lavish eve. An avant-garde five course degustation, paired with Pinot Noir, for the discerning gourmand. But first, a tarot reading by our local fortune teller (if you dare) with a warming Vermouth cocktail and canapes. Then, an intimate dinner by candle light…

Cabin Fever Secret Dinner

20 July 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The unknown tastes so good. Embrace clandestine dining, with the return of our Secret Dinner Series, curated for intimate groups who want their meals top secret and delicious. Your multi-course feast will be paired with premium beverages and held at an exclusive location. This Secret…

Sunday Yum Cha @ Caves Road Collective

21 July 2019 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

All-you-can-eat Yum Cha at Caves Road Collective is back for 2019. Grab a wine or beer on arrival then sit down to stuff yourself with prawn crackers before the yum cha goodness is served. Say yes to the likes of pork belly baos and chicken…

Cheese Toastie Battle @ The Common

21 July 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

All hail the champions of cheese. Forget gourmet. Winter is about cheese on toast done right. The Common is lifting your cheese toastie game, by pitting the best chefs in town against each other. Their mission? Make the best dang cheese toastie on the west…

Latte Art Smackdown

22 July 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Watch the best baristas in the South West and beyond go head to head in a latte art battle as exhilarating as a double shot espresso. Finger food will be provided, while wine, beer, and of course, coffee from Yahava will be available for purchase.…

Grape vs Grain

23 July 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The love child you always wanted. A six-course feast laden with share-style plates and all the good vibes that come from sharing amazing food with amazing humans. Each plate is accompanied by a glass of Swings & Roundabouts' premium label, Backyard Stories, as well as…

The Spice is Right

26 July 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A masterclass in wine and spice.

Backyard Brewing Tournament Awards

26 July 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

A beer battle is brewing. The iconic home brewing battle is back! Backyard Brewers from around WA have been busy concocting the perfect brew, which will be judged at the tournament awards during Cabin Fever. Come down and join in the fun. This is a…

Many Hands, Many Lands – A World Feast

26 July 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Embrace delectable fare from all over the world, as Voyager Estate’s international chefs draw inspiration from their heritage and challenge one another to create the most incredible dish. Every plate is paired with international wine varieties grown right here in Margaret River and chosen by…

Sensei Miki’s Umami Masterclass

27 July 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Dashi. Sake. Umami. Sensei Miki is back with one of his exclusive Cabin Fever Masterclasses! Head Chef Mikihito Nagai shares the art of Japanese cooking, in an intimate afternoon gathered around his open style kitchen. Discover how trending flavours in the culinary world like Sake,…

Fondue By The Fire

27 July 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on 28/07/2019 at 12:00 pm

Lactose and wine tolerant. Snuggle up for our third year of winter done right, with delectable wines and cheese fondue that’ll melt your heart. Bunker down by a roaring fire, on the couch or by a wine barrel and indulge in two of the best…

Brewer’s Block Party

27 July 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

It's a battle of the brews. Ten South West breweries go head to head with ten experimental, one-off winter brews. Rock up and sip your way through a tasting paddle of brews while listening to some sweet beats and chomping on snacks by the team…

Get Porty @ Happs Wines

27 July 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Fortified delights paired so right. Taste a range of delicious ports and boost your fortified wine game with a light-hearted port-laden adventure, brought to you by the Happs team. You'll learn about a range of fortified wine styles as you walk around three tasting stations;…

Blazing Brews @ The Beer Farm

27 July 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Get Lit. Cabin Fever all-star, Blazing Brews is back – bonfire, blues, brews and all. Get toasty by the open-pit fire, knock back a brew or dance to a line-up of red hot live music (line-up to be announced soon - the Farm has upped…

Rise and Dine @ Xanadu

28 July 2019 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Brunch but better Brunch is great, but it’s not paired with wine. Xanadu fixes everything, with a gourmet degustation brunch, matched with the delicious wines they’re famous for. Your epic brunch is served in the cosy confines of Xanadu's restaurant, amidst one of the most…

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