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A Vintage Weekend in the Swan Valley

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Celebrate 180 years of Swan Valley Winemaking
Take a trip to the beautiful Swan Valley and join the winemakers during vintage time with A Vintage Weekend in the Swan Valley. Come along on Friday 14th, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th March, 2014 and get a behind the scenes look at how the winery runs and see what happens in the vineyard at this time of year.

Image Courtesy of the Swan Valley Winemakers Association website


Held at various locations in the Swan Valley, over a three day long weekend, this is the perfect time to enjoy some good food and great wine, plus experience the craftsmanship that goes into the wine making process.

Participating vineyards have organised a jam-packed agenda of interesting things to do and see over the Vintage Weekend. Each place offers something a bit different with events such as wine tasting, tours, scrumptious high teas, concerts, delicious lunches, free entertainment, live music, family activities and much more.

Visit the vineyards of Houghton Winery, Jane Brook Winery, Upper Reach Winery, Riverbank Estate Winery, Olive Farm Winery, and many more. Sample a variety of different wines, ports and fortified wines, enjoy a delicious meal, a relaxing long table luncheon, or have a picnic in the shady lawn areas and soak up the atmosphere.

Of course you can visit the cellar doors of wineries in the area and sample their premium, locally produced wines, or perhaps purchase a bottle or two to add to your collection.

Image Courtesy of the Riverbank Estate Winery website


Some of the highlights during the Vintage Weekend will be:

The process of crushing and fermentation
A Vintage Market
The wonderful world of fortified wine with James Talijancich
Harvest Breakfast with the Winemaker
New release of Sangiovese Wines
Free Family Market Day
Latino Fiesta and Mediterranean Feast
Art in the Valley at Taylors Shed
Sunset drinks and walks in the Vineyard
Traditional Long table lunches and decadent dinners with limited release and yet to be released wines
Tastings of Shiraz wines from the early 1990's to current vintage
Classic car displays
Organic Brandy tastings
Swan Valley Wine Tasting at the Urban Orchard
High Tea and Grenache Tastings
Vintage Music
Family Picnic
Children's games from the past
Memorabilia Display featuring items from the early days of the Swan Valley wine and grape industry
Twilight Jazz Concert
One of the Swan Valleys oldest residents telling stories and tales of days gone by

Many of these fantastic Vintage Weekend events are free, and prices vary for others. Events are ticketed and bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.

So, come along for a day, or stay for the weekend, and enjoy A Vintage Weekend in the Swan Valley.

For full details of events at A Vintage Weekend in the Swan Valley, including booking details, visit the Swan Valley and Regional Winemakers Association website, or check out the complete Vintage Weekend event guide.
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Why? A Relaxing Weekend of Great Wine, Fantastic Food and Fun Entertainment
When: 14th, 15th and 16th March, 2014
Phone: 0430 622 130
Where: Swan Valley Wineries
Cost: Varies
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