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To celebrate the 2013 vintage the wineries of the Swan Valley are putting on fantastic events over March the 15th, 16th and 17th. Here is a quick look at what you can expect over the weekend. Make sure to book, as spaces may be limited!
A Paella Afternoon – Mandoon Estate Winery
Enjoy eating Spanish Paella whilst listening to live music at Mandoon on Sunday the 17th of March. Tickets cost $45 for adults and $25 for children, the price includes; Paella and a glass of Mandoon Estate wine. Read more here.
Vertical Shiraz Tasting & Mediterranean Platters – Jane Brook Estate Wines
Participate in a Back Block Shiraz vertical tasting from the 1990s through to the current vintage for $25 on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th. Jane Brook will also be serving up authentic Italian & Mediterranean platters this weekend from sensational Italian Vignacourt Platters to European themed dessert tasting plates! Read more here.
Sundowners at the Vineyard – Harris Organic Wine
From 5:30pm on the evenings of the 15th, 16th and 17th you can enjoy a glass of sparkling wine, several vintages of organic Verdelho, Mediterranean tapas, and a specialty dessert with a taster of the renowned Pedro Ximenex. All for a smashing price of $25! Read more here.
Olive Farm Wines & The Cheese Barrel
On both Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th you can enjoy a guided tour of the winery with a chance to taste the new 2013 ferments – an awesome experience and only $25pp!
On Saturday the 16th from 6-8:30pm you can enjoy a Spanish Sundowner at The Cheese Barrel. Live music, cheeses, tapas and wine – does life get any better? Tickets cost $65.
Get you Hands Dirty at Upper Reach
Ever wondered how wine is made? Now is your chance to play the role of winemaker for the morning. On Saturday the 16th you can have a ‘hands-on winemaking experience’. $22pp from 10:30am-12pm. Read more here.
Annual Vintage Luncheon – Sittella Winery
Watch grapes being crushed, meet the winemaker and owners and enjoy a delectable 3-course lunch matched with exquisite Sittella premium wine releases. $89.5pp. Read more here.
Vintage Weekend at Pinelli Estate
Indulge yourself with a sumptuous 4-course gourmet vintage dinner created by French Chef, Manu Fillaudeau after enjoying a pre-dinner wine tasting with the Pinelli winemaker. A seat at the dinner on Saturday the 16th is $85pp.
The Pinelli team are also having a Celebratory Vintage Sundowner on Sunday 17th. Enjoy delicious Italian wood-fired pizzas for $30pp. Read more here.
2013 Harvest Breakfast – Faber Vineyard
On Sunday 17th enjoy a long breakfast with the team at Faber Vineyard and have a taste of the new 2013 wines to see how they are shaping up. Tickets are $55pp all inclusive. Read more here.
Edgecombe Brothers, Houghton Wines, Entopia Wines and Black Swan also hosting various events over the Vintage weekend, please check the Swan Valley Winemakers website for more information.
Cheers to a great 2013 vintage everyone!