Aussie Wine Month 2016 comes to Your Margaret River Region


Aussie Wine Month

The biggest annual celebration of Australian wine comes to Your Margaret River Region

AWM-Logo-Black on White-DateGreat news, wine lovers! May gives us an official reason to enjoy more wine with Aussie Wine Month 2016, the biggest annual celebration of Australian wine.

During the month, some of the Margaret River region’s best known wineries will be celebrating the exceptional quality and diversity of wine made in our own backyard. Check out the events below which will be taking visitors on an extra special wine journey.

Firetail Wines, Gold Medal Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical Tasting

Enjoy a vertical tasting of award winning Firetail Cabernet Sauvignon vintages including: 2011, winner of Gold at Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2012, winner of Best WA Red Wine at WA Boutique Wine Show, 2014, winner of Gold at Royal Melbourne Wine Awards and 2013, 93 points from Ray Jordan. At just $5 per person the tasting is fantastic value, and offers a great excuse to head out to the beautiful cellar door set among the trees at Rosa Glen.

Every Weekend throughout May

$5 per person

No booking necessary.

Meet the makers at Happs Wines, Dunsborough

Meet the people behind some of Margaret River’s best local produce. Join Mark Warren, Happs Winemaker of 14 vintages and Alana Langworthy, Artisanal Cheese maker at the Yallingup Cheese Company for a relaxed wine and cheese pairing at the Happs Estate. The event includes an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the winery, followed by a seated wine and cheese tasting journey in the beautiful Happs gardens and a picnic lunch.

Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 May, 10am to 12pm

Price: $45 per person. Places are limited.

For more information and to book, click here.

Leeuwin Immersion Experience

A relaxed and informative introduction to the Estate. Be treated to morning tea, inclusive of coffee or tea and freshly baked scones in the alfresco verandah setting. Your tour host will provide an overview of the history of the Margaret River Wine Region and Leeuwin Estate. Following that you will be escorted on a behind the scenes tour of the wine-making process, incorporating a visit to the onsite Art Gallery. The Estate’s famous Wine and Food flight awaits you at the conclusion of the tour as your host guides you through five wine and food matches, perfectly created from the seasonal menu.

Available on request.

$55 per person

Book online here.

Ultimate Cabernet Tasting at Voyager Estate

Cabernet lovers, rejoice! This is your opportunity to taste some extremely limited, and rarely opened, Cabernets. Take in a Cabernet masterclass including a 10-year vertical tasting before joining the team for a Cabernet-focused tour of the Estate including barrel tastings and a sneak peak at some new and unreleased wines. Finish the day in relaxed style with a Discovery lunch; a six-course sensory dining experience matched with museum and limited release wines.

Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 May 2016. Places are highly limited.

From $300

Book online here.

Wine Sensory Garden at Whicher Ridge

For the month of May, the team at Whicher Ridge will be providing visitors with a guided tour of their unique Wine Sensory Garden. The garden is laid out in a formal kitchen garden style with sections around the Garden devoted to a specific varietal wine made in the winery. It is a totally different wine tasting and food matching experience to anything else that you may have experienced. It is also something that you can quite easily and simply do yourself at home, either by planting certain herbs or veggies, or by buying them from the supermarket to match the wine that you are wanting to have with dinner that night.

Available on request.

Gold coin donation for The Black Dog Ride

Call ahead on 08 9753 1394.

A taste of history at Willespie Wines

Join Willespie patriarch and winemaker Kevin along with eldest daughter Trish, in a rare & delicious experience. Savour a range of aged wines from several decades, including fascinating verticals, hear the history & relish specially selected food bites, whilst you relax in the ambience & rustic authenticity of a working cellar… the closely guarded inner sanctum!

Saturday 28 May, 1:30pm-5:30pm

$95 per person.

Call (08) 9755 6248

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Jenny Lee

Author Jenny Lee

Jenny Lee lived in the UK, Russia, France and Belgium before falling head over heels in love with the tiny coastal town of Dunsborough, where she's settling down to live the dream. Her favourite spots include Eagle Bay, where she tied the knot in 2014, and jogging along the Meelup Track before work.

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