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Donnybrook Food & Wine Festival 2017

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Make Sure You Get to This Festival - Well Worth the Trip
If you live in Perth, Donnybrook is just over 2 hours drive, about 210 kms from Perth, and "do-able" in a day. However going to this Markets/Festival could be a good excuse to get away for the weekend and book into one of their wide variety of quaint places to stay.

Donnybrook is a lovely town and is renown for being the best apple growing region in the South West, and they even have an Apple Fun Park! There are also some wineries there, set in beautiful surroundings.

But this article is not about Donnybrook itself, but about the fabulous food and wine festival that they are holding. This festival is a free entry event held on the last Saturday in November each year, along the banks of the Preston River.

The festival is a celebration of the region's "growing popularity and reputation for its exceptional wines and local produce". You will be able to sample and indeed buy, some of the Geographe region's award-winning wines (including Chardonnay, Rose, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon) and gourmet food, whilst enjoying a variety of entertainment which, this year, includes:

chef cooking demonstrations
live music
vintage car displays
fun activities for the kids
jumping castle
face painting

There will be regional chefs Brent and Tracei Taylor, who will showcase their culinary talents and share their knowledge of all things cuisine during the live cooking demonstrations.

Renowned wine expert Megan Kopke from Morevino will host this year's wine appreciation sessions. Megan is a winemaker, show judge, educator and retailer, and Megan's passion and experience ensures that all those who love wine will benefit from her entertaining and knowledge sessions.

Plus, festival-goers can discover local products from a wide range of specialty stalls on offer with many of last year's favourites returning as well as some exciting newcomers.

And, have I mentioned, this festival is FREE!

Bakkheia Wine/Fiddlers Green Estate
Bareccas Wines
Barton Jones Wines
Birdwood Park Fruit Winery
Custard & Co - Cider
Mandalay Estate
Mazza Wines (Wild Fig Company)
Oakway Estate Wines
Smallwater Estate
The Cidery (Blackwood Valley Brewing Co) - Cider and apple juice
Thomson Brook Wines

Just some of the food stalls/vans that will be at this Festival include:
Antons Bratwurst - German bratwurst, sauerkraut, soft drinks
Chocolate Chilli Pork Company -Chocolate chilli pork belly and slaw roll, chilli dog, some Swan Valley pickles and preserves
Hello Summer - Hawaiian shaved ice, soft serve ice-cream, fruit chillers with fruit caviar, fairy floss
Megabite - chicken lollipops, Asian fried noodles, empanadas, pork skewers, spring rolls, dumplings
Morrocan Food Station - Hummus, Moroccan kebab, beef/lamb ribs, tagine, chips
Picante Catering - Spanish quesadillas, Chorizo Burger, Spanish hot dog, Taste of Spain tapas
Raw Life - Fresh fruit and veg juice, coconut water, raw treats, raw ice-creams
Spice Journey - Indian cuisine, naan, vegetable samosa
Sticky Fig Café and Creperie - Gluten-free crepes (sweet and savoury), cakes, biscuits, salads, tea/coffee, milkshakes, smoothies
Tapa-licious Events Catering Tapas
Temel's Turkish Food Van - Turkish kebabs, gozleme, pides, snack boxes, turkish sweets, chips, hot & cold drinks
Uncle Sam's Smoke Shack - Smoked lamb shanks, beef ribs, pork belly, chicken drumsticks
Viking Waffles - Waffles, chips

Burnbrae Olive Oil - extra virgin olive oil
Dinninup Grove - Olive oil, olives, dukkah, jam, marmalade, preserves, soap lotions
Ol-ive Half - Olive oil, marinated olives, dukkah, olive dips, choc/olive brownies, seedy olive crackers
Sherwood Springs Olive Oil - extra virgin olive oil

Cherry Valley Farm - chutneys, jams, sauces, cherries
Cinnamon Girl Tea and Spices - tea, spices, merchandise
Fre Jac French Bakery - French breads and pastries
The French Pantry - garlic pate, rillettes, ham, mustard, vinaigrette, butter, tapenade, beeswax wraps
Ocean Foods International - Live whole oysters chilled, shucked on site
Primal Alternative - Paleo & primal pizza bases, fruit toast, bread, choc chip cookies

Joshua's Folly Antiques - Antique kitchen wares, apple pies
Two Sticks Cutting Boards - Wooden cutting boards
Plus much more - yet to be announced

For those of you who want to make a weekend out of this, and I would suggest you do, the following are links to some of the accommodation in and around Donnybrook:

Saturday, 25th November, 2017 at 10 am to 5 pm

Donnybrook Amphitheatre
South West Highway


For more information visit this site.
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Why? For wine tasting, and excellent food plus market stalls
When: Saturday, 25 November, 2017
Phone: 0400 233 651
Where: Donnybrook Amphitheatre, Donnybrook
Cost: Free entry
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