Perched among mountains and forest ranges of Western Australia’s rugged southern coastline, is a festival celebrating boutique wine, fresh food, and fabulous flavours from the Great Southern region.
With more than 20 local, state and nationally acclaimed chefs across more than 30 culinary experiences, visitors of Taste Great Southern are in for a treat.
Think long lunches, music events, unique dinners, degustation’s, premium pairing events, community markets, free events, wine sessions and more!
From May 5 (until May 15), guests will experience eleven days of sensational food and wine, in the heart of one of WA’s most renowned wine regions, known for their Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay varieties.
The Great Southern wine-growing region comprises of five sub-regions including Albany, Denmark, Frankland River, Mount Barker and Porongurup, which all produce distinctive wines which benefit from the cool climate and clean environment. Festival events will run in each of these sub-regions, as well as Katanning and Ongerup.
You’ll be sipping Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Riesling, or maybe the local craft beer, if that’s more your style, and indulging in fresh and local produce. Think oysters, seafood, chicken, beef, lamb, heirloom vegetables and cheeses!
In a place of dramatic natural beauty with a rich cultural and historical tapestry, while supporting regional makers and businesses and enjoying the very best culinary delights. Truly, how much better can it get?
Are you coming?
- Singlefile Wines “A Sense of Place” Tasting Experience – Thursday, May 5 until Sunday, May 15. From 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm, at Singlefile Wines, Denmark.
- Catch of the South – Friday, May 6. From 6pm until 10pm at the Albany Boatshed, Albany.
- Jazz at The Cellar Door – Saturday, May 7. From 3.30pm until 9.15pm at Plantagenet Wines, Mount Barker.
- Women of the Region Dinner – Presented by Business Station – Wednesday, May 11. From 6pm until 9.30pm at The Gardens at Bullimah, Albany.
- Hybla X Rockcliffe Wines – Long Table Degustation Dinner – Thursday, May 12. From 7pm until 9pm at Hybla Tavern, Albany.
- Monty’s Leap End of Harvest Long Table Lunch – Friday, May 13. From 11.45am until 3.30pm at Monty’s Leap, Albany.
- Southern Sessions – Friday, May 13. From 6pm until 9.30pm at Albany Boatshed, Albany.
- Cooking Masterclass & Lunch by the Lake – Friday, May 13 & Saturday, May 14. From 9am until 2pm at The Lake House Denmark, Denmark.
There’s much more where all of this came from. For more info, visit: https://www.wineandfood.com.au/taste-great-southern/events/
Other Things To Do While You’re in The Great Southern:
- Enjoy a beach day at one of Denmark’s most adored beaches, Green’s Pool & Elephant Rocks.
- Hike Bluff Knoll, one of WA’s highest peaks, located in the Stirling Range National Park.
- Visit the Gap & Natural Bridge lookouts in Torndirrup National Park, Albany.
- Explore The Valley of The Giants region and the famous Tree Top Walk, within the Walpole-Nornalup National Park and Walpole Wilderness.
- Discover the whaling heritage at Albany’s Historic Whaling Station at Discovery Bay.
Bound by the South West and Wheatbelt regions, the Great Southern is located along the south coast of Western Australia.
A four-and-a-half-hour drive will take you from the Perth CBD to Denmark (one of the regions most loved coastal towns) and forty minutes from Denmark, is Albany (the major city and gateway to the Great Southern region).
For those on tight timeframes, Regional Express Airlines (REX) offer cost effective direct daily flights between Albany and Perth. REX offer flights four times per day from Monday to Friday and once per day on weekends. To book flights, visit: www.rex.com.au.
For more information: visit https://www.wineandfood.com.au/taste-great-southern/.
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