This year’s Entwined in the Valley will see Perth’s wine region celebrate food, wine, music, art and culture over four massive days from Thursday 12th October to Sunday 15th October.
Over 50 events will be popping up in the Swan Valley, ranging from wine tastings in secret cellars and beautiful long table lunches in the vineyards. There are cooking lessons and a jazz festival, as well as plenty of places to eat, drink, laugh and enjoy the Spring sunshine.
Here are my top 5 picks:
Discover the Master Within – Yahava Koffeeworks
Here you will learn about coffee harvesting, processing and brewing. There is a hands on roasting session where you get to take home the beans you roasted!
When: 13th, 14th or 15th October
Details and booking: http://www.entwinedinthevalley.com.au/Lists/Masterclasses-listings/Discover-the-Master-Within
Old Young’s Gin World Cup – Old Young’s Distillery
If you fancy a drop of mother’s ruin or like your dirty martini’s “Lindsay Lohan” dirty, then this could be the event for you. Vote for your favourite gin in the contest of all contests. A group of specially selected gins will be pitted against each other in a preliminary round. The leading spirits will be taken through to a knockout round, with the ultimate drink to be crowned the Gin World Champion. Food and drinks will be included.
When: Sunday 15th October
Details and booking: http://www.entwinedinthevalley.com.au/Lists/Wine-beer-and-cider-listings/Old-Youngs-Gin-World-Cup-Old-Youngs-Distillery
Dinner Under there Stars – Houghton Winery
Houghton’s has a new chef running the show. Herb Faust has been kicking huge goals with his impressive food offering at the Swan Valley’s oldest winery.
Herb’s seasonal menus are developed with an emphasis on fresh, local and Australian produce, and boast international flavours that feature his diverse culinary skills.
Sit amongst beautiful old gardens, sip award-winning wines and enjoy the experience dining under the stars.
When: Friday 13th October
Details and booking: http://www.entwinedinthevalley.com.au/Lists/Food-listings/Dinner-Under-the-Stars-Houghton-Winery
Brewed Laughter- Ironbark Brewery
There’ll be tasty beers, hilarious jokes, and heck, you might even learn something!
Come join their comedian and beer-drinking expert as they take you on a voyage of the frothy senses. Includes a tapas style dinner with five beer tastings.
When: Saturday 14th October
Details and booking: http://www.entwinedinthevalley.com.au/Lists/Comedy-and-Music-Listings/Brewed-Laughter-Ironbark-Brewery
Teddy Bear’s Picnic – Wesley Chapel and Gardens
Bring your rug to the Teddy Bears’ Picnic, an outdoor picnic event with traditional jazz performances and picnic hampers for sale on the day.
When: Saturday 14th October
Located just 25 minutes from the bustling Perth city centre, the Swan Valley is home to an ever growing list of talented chefs, winemakers, brewers, artists, chocolatiers and honey and nougat producers.
Entwined in the Valley 2017 will take place from Thursday October 12 – Sunday October 15.
Full details of Entwined in the Valley events + tickets are available at
Images provided by City of Swan