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Porongurup Wine Festival 2019

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by Peter Hancock (subscribe)
Journalist, historian and naturalist living in Perth's eastern suburbs.
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Great Southern's best winemakers roll out the barrels of fun
Improve your cooking skills and broaden your wine knowledge while taking in the spectacular scenery of the world's oldest mountain range at the 2019 Porongurup Wine Festival.

This year, the event, which celebrates 31 years, will feature a Chefs Tent run by WA Food Ambassador Don Hancey and cooking demonstrations from celebrity TV cook Anna Gare and Amy Hamilton from Albany's Liberte Restaurant.

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Festival goers get into the spirit of the occasion at the Grape Stomp.


Castle Rock Estate winemaker Rob Diletti will hold three wine masterclasses.

It will be held at Karridale, 153 Woodlands Rd, Porongurup on Sunday, March 3 from 11am to 5pm.

There will be wine tastings from eight Porongurup producers, Abbey Creek, Castle Rock Estate, Dukes, Ironwood Estate, Jingalla, Montefalco, Mount Trio and Shepherds Hut.

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Last year's cooking classes held by celebrity chefs were a huge hit.


Local spirit producer Great Southern Distillery will be there and local brewer Wilson's beer will be available.

Live music will be from five-piece Albany band The Beardless Hipsters and blues with the Les Karski Band.

To work off some of the calories from food and drink, there will be a Grape Stomp competition for children and adults, acrobatic displays by Southern Edge Arts and other children's activities, including a bouncy castle and cupcake decorating.

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Kids will get a real taste for the cupcake decorating classes.


There will be numerous food stalls and a coffee van.

Set in the delightful property Karridale with a beautiful backdrop of the Porongurup Ranges, the festival promises to be a stunning day out.

The Porongurup Wine Festival started in 1988 after Campbell McGready asked his friend and neighbouring viticulturist, Geoff Clarke, to set up a day to promote their Porongurup wines.

In its formative years, there were two Porongurup festivals each year, which involved the whole community, focusing on families and children's activities.

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The festival's great atmosphere, fine wines and great food are enriched by a spectacular view of the Porongurup Ranges.


The eight participating wineries this year are highly regarded as quality wine producers and includes Dukes Vineyard, which was awarded James Halliday's 2019 Wine of The Year for its Magpie Hill Riesling, earning 99 points, the first white wine ever to achieve that score.

The entry fee of $26 includes a complimentary wine glass and tastings of some of the stunning local wines. Accompanied children under age 18 are free.

Food, wine and other drinks will be available for purchase on the day, but visitors are urged to bring cash as EFTPOS may be unreliable or unavailable at some festival stalls and ATM facilities are not guaranteed.

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The festival train rolls out barrels of fun.


Buses will run to and from the festival from Albany, Denmark and Mt Barker.

Festival entry and bus, departing Albany Visitors Centre at 9.45am, BCF at 10am and Bakers Junction at 10.15am costs $62.

From the Denmark Visitors Centre at 10am, bus and entry fee is $62 and from the Mt Barker Caravan Park at 10.35am and the Mt Barker Visitors Centre at the Mt Barker Railway Station at 10.40am costs $47.
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Why? The perfect opportunity to enjoy the delightful wines of the Porongurup with love music and food.
When: Sunday, March 3 from 11am to 5pm
Phone: Gill Graham 08 9853 1136
Where: Karridale, 153 Woodlands Road, Porongurup WA
Cost: Tickets $26 for general entry; with bus from Albany or Denmark $62; with bus from Mt Barker $47.
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