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Feast of The Grape at Faber Vineyard

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by Peter Hancock (subscribe)
Journalist, historian and naturalist living in Perth's eastern suburbs.
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John Griffiths and Jane Micallef are set to reveal some of the secrets to the success of their exciting Faber Vineyard, established in the Swan Valley nearly 20 years ago.

John says the four-hour Feast of the Grape, to be held from 11am to 3pm on Sunday November 10, will provide guests with some insights into what has made Faber Vineyard an icon of the Swan Valley.

Feast of The Grape, Faber Vineyard, Shiraz Masterclass, John Griffiths,Swan Valley, Gourmet Escape, wine tasting, degustation, food and wine
Faber winemaker John Griffiths will share his best wines with guests.


Along the way, they'll be treated to wonderful wine and food.

John says guests can look forward to an artisanal experience while they learn a little about what makes Faber exciting.

Part of the Swan Valley's inaugural Gourmet Escape, the feast will start with sparkling wine along with oysters from celebrity shucker Jerry Fraser.

That will be followed by a long table aged Shiraz masterclass featuring six fantastic Faber wines.

A two-course lunch will follow the masterclass and the feast will conclude with a tasting, led by John, of vintage Muscat straight from the barrels.

Feast of The Grape, Faber Vineyard, Shiraz Masterclass, John Griffiths,Swan Valley, Gourmet Escape, wine tasting, degustation, food and wine
Visitors to Faber Vineyard enjoy a long table lunch with award-winning wines.


Hosted by John and his team and all set in the delightful grounds of Faber Vineyard the day will feature live music, a wine bar and free tastings.

John says he and his team love providing an opportunity to get up close to see what they do at the winery and why they do it.

He says it will be a great opportunity to get to know the Faber team and enjoy their wines and hospitality.

In May 1997 John and Jane bought the property and planted their first vines in the following spring, picking their first Shiraz grapes in February 2000 and releasing their first vintage in 2001 which quickly sold out.

The winery opened for the 2005 vintage and in 2008 Faber started cellar door sales, built the barrel hall in 2010, then planted the last of their 11 acres to vines in 2016 and 2017.

Feast of The Grape, Faber Vineyard, Shiraz Masterclass, John Griffiths,Swan Valley, Gourmet Escape, wine tasting, degustation, food and wine
Winemaker John Griffiths will give guests the opportunity to sample different muscat vintages straight from the barrel.


The winery quickly started collecting awards, winning its first trophy for its 2001 Riche Shiraz and its first Gold Medal for the 2001 Reserve Shiraz.

Over the following 20 years, Faber has won 13 trophies, 26 gold medals and 125 silver and bronze at the Swan Valley Wine Show. In 2015 it was awarded 'Most Successful Exhibitor'.

Faber was recognised as one of Australia's 10 best new wineries in 2002 by Australia's leading wine critic James Halliday and one of 10 "Dark Horses" to watch out for in 2006.

Halliday rated Faber's 2015 Reserve Shiraz as gold medal standard.

Faber was recognised in the 2013 West Australian Wine Guide as "Small Winery of the Year" and awarded "Best Small Cellar Door" and "Best Cellar Door Tasting Experience" in the Swan Valley in 2016 and 2017 by GT Wine Magazine.

Faber specialises in three traditional Swan Valley grape varieties, Verdelho, Shiraz and Muscat.

Tickets for Feast of the Grape are available from www.ticketebo.com.au/faber-vineyard/feast-of-the-grape.html and cost $110 plus a $4.24 booking fee.

Faber is at 233 Haddrill Rd, Baskerville.
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Why? An opportunity to gain some insight into what makes a successful winery and at the same time enjoy fabulous wine and food
When: Sunday, November 10 from 11am to 3pm
Where: Faber Vineyard, 233 Haddrill Road, Baskerville, Western Australia
Cost: $110 plus $4.24 booking fee
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