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All the best WA wines, beer, ciders and food in one place
Wine lovers would have to undertake a significant road trip to taste the best boutique wines in Western Australia.
From the warmer climes of the Swan Valley to the cooler Great Southern, meandering through the Perth Hills, Peel, Geographe, the Blackwood Valley, Manjimup, Pemberton and Margaret River, it would be possible to spend a lifetime tasting fine wines.
But for those who are a little more challenged for time, this year's UnWined Subiaco offers an opportunity to taste more WA wines than any other show in the State.
The eighth annual two-day celebration of fine West Australian wines, to be held from 11.30am to 5.30pm on October 27 and 28 at Market Square Park on Roberts Road, is supported by See Subiaco and will feature up to 50 WA wineries.
Those wineries will be showcasing more than 300 individual wines from WA's major wine regions. Food, spirits, beer and cider producers will make up the balance of around 75 exhibitors, making it the biggest UnWined Subiaco yet.
Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor said the event was an opportunity to sample wines from all across the State in the beautiful surrounds of Market Square. A new feature at UnWined this year will be the presentation of the WA Restaurant and Catering Industry Association of Australia's Savour Awards for Excellence announcing WA's best wine lists at 12.45pm on Saturday, October 27 at the Wine Theatre.
Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) CEO Juliana Payne said the WA Wine List Awards recognise restaurants that excel in the provision of wine service and wine list development. As well as the awards, the Wine Theatre will feature wine and food pairings for $20 and wine tasting sessions for $10.
The Club Lounge, which has been in operation for the last couple of years offering a VIP experience with the $115 tickets including event admission, a premium Plumm souvenir glass, complimentary wine with a gourmet barbecue during the afternoon and VIP toilets.
The lounge, which can cater for up to 100 people a day, has undercover and garden courtyard areas available, offering a retreat from which guests can explore the rest of the show.
Keeping audiences entertained over the weekend will be live music from JMQ Duo and Hart Trio.
A range of ticket options are available for the show and includes the Plumm Tasting Ticket, which includes a Plumm glass and is available for first release pre-purchase for $34, second release for $37 and at the gate for $40.
General admission costs $24 for first release pre-purchase, second release $27, or at the gate for $30 and includes entry, souvenir glass, live music, complimentary wine locker and complimentary wine tasting.
Visitors to the show can buy wines by the glass to drink at the event or by the bottle to take home and a storage wine locker is available to store bottles until guests are ready to leave.
A range of tapas style food will be on sale at the event.
For drinkers looking for alternatives to wine, gin, rum, pisco, Pimms, beer and cider will be available.
Where:Market Square Park, Roberts Road, Subiaco WA
Cost:General admission costs $24 for first release pre-purchase, second release $27, or at the gate for $30 and includes entry, souvenir glass, live music, complimentary wine locker and complimentary wine tasting.