Galafrey Wines Long Table Lunch – Taste Great Southern 2019

For eleven days during April, the Great Southern in Western Australia was celebrated, and I was a part of this fabulous celebration of wine and food.

pouring a glass of sparkling panache at the galafrey wines long table lunch

One of the celebrations of wine and food was the Galafrey Long Table Lunch, held at the Galafrey winery in the town of Mount Barker, about 4 hours South of Perth and 40 minutes North of Albany. Continue reading

Taste Great Southern – Make A Long Weekend Of It

I have a long-standing connection to Western Australia’s Great Southern region.

As a kid, my family would pack up the car at least twice a year and drive the 4-5 hours to my Aunty and Uncles farm just East of Albany, where we would spend at least a week at a time catching Koonac’s from one of the many dams, fishing and sight-seeing.

Fast forward 15 years or so and the team at CMS Events gave me an amazing reason to reacquaint myself with this wonderful part of the world. To be honest, I don’t know why I don’t visit the region as often as I use to, but I am going to make it a goal for 2019 to make sure I visit far more regularly. Continue reading

West Cape Howe Wines – Home of the Mt Barker Seahorses

West Cape Howe Wines Red Tasting LineupYep, we did manage to get to 3 wineries within the first few hours of being in the Great Southern! After visiting Gilberts, then Galafrey we had lunch with a friend in Mt Barker who said we must stop into West Cape Howe Wines on our way down to Albany. It was a little bit of back-tracking but we managed to convince Mr. Spittoon it was for the greater good (aka my palate)! Continue reading

Gilberts Wines & Their Devilish Great Southern Tipples

Gilberts Wines & CafeAs you have no doubt seen on the blog and my social media channels, Mr. Spittoon and I headed south a few weeks ago for Taste Great Southern. We left our home in the Swan Valley first thing Friday morning and perfectly timed our trip so we’d rock up at the first cellar door at opening time. In fact we arrived at the Gilberts Wines cellar door 5 minutes before they opened – just a touch over eager! Continue reading