As wine industry insiders know, spring in the vineyard is what vintage is to the winery. Read: frenetic! Spring crucially sets the scene for the growing season and harvest ahead; it’s when a lot of the sweat, tears and groundwork is laid down.
The good folks behind Fine Vines Festival have tapped into this collective adrenaline rush to bring you a curated selection of events, honouring all things grape-related in Margaret River’s dedicated wine celebration. They promise to cater to everyone from ‘no idea’ to ‘knowledgeable’, with events ranging from masterclasses through to bicycle tours, open vineyards, garden parties, quiz nights, degustation dining and more. Get up close and personal to the people, passion and places behind the Margaret River wine industry.
Equally this October, Margaret River is showcasing an industry of an altogether different kind with Strings Attached: The West Australian Guitar Festival. Over 90 different events will make for a guitar and string-lovers wonderland, with all genres of music celebrated and represented. Expect local ukulele troupes and luthiers to brush shoulders with guitar royalty like Katy and Rick Steele, Kav Temperley and Grace Barbé.
It’s just a taste of what’s happening this month, not to mention garden shows, dance performances, a French film festival, competitive fishing, jazz, mountain biking and more!