Valley & Vines is a boutique wine festival in the Swan Valley – or as I like to think of it the sophisticated Swan Valley bar crawl! This is the 2nd year the festival will be taking place and it’s promised to be bigger and better than 2013!
The festival runs on Saturday the 5th of April 2014 and promises to be a day filled with plenty of Swan Valley delights to tickle your taste buds. Unlike an organised wine tour where you have to go to certain venues, your Valley & Vines ticket lets you pick the itinerary! You’ll get to select 3 Swan Valley wineries or a brewery to spend a 1.5 hour session at, with a 30 minute break in between for travel. Each venue will of course have their delightful drinks on offer, special food prices and live entertainment.
You can either get a group together and organise a bus for the day, jump onboard one of the organised Valley & Vines buses (pick-up locations include: South Perth, Stirling or Guildford) or lure a sober driver to join you for the day with seductive promises of wealth or treats to come their way.
Tickets cost $30 per person and include; entry into 3 sessions (see the participating venues below), a branded wine glass and branded Valley & Vines lanyard, a copy of the itinerary, a glass of wine and free live entertainment! Water will be given out at each venue, free of charge to keep you hydrated and ready to take on the next venue. I thought this was absolutely fantastic last year, as it ended up being quite a scorcher despite the forecast! Read my Valley & Vines 2013 post here.
The 4 participating Swan Valley hotspot’s this year are:
- Duckstein Brewery – A special for festival goers on the day is: traditional German sausages served in a roll with sauerkraut, caramelised onions and German mustard. Choice of traditional bratwurst, smoked cheese kransky, weisswurst or hot chilli debreziner. All $12 each!
- Carilley Estate – From oysters to platters to sweet treats you’ll be spoilt for choice. Menu items starting from $9! Click the link below for more details.
- Jarrah Ridge Wines – Meat platters with 16 pieces of meat on from $8 and cheese platters from $15!
- Ugly Duckling Wines – You can pick up one of their totally divine gourmet pies (read my post here) for only $9 on the day alongside various other foodie specials, click the link below to check them out.
Check out all the Valley & Vines 2014 food & drink specials here.
For more information please check out the Valley & Vines website, Facebook page or follow them on Twitter. Tickets will not be available at the gate, so please make sure you buy them beforehand – click here to purchase Valley & Vines 2014 tickets now!