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In Western Australia, we've got some of the best food and beverages in the world. This year, you're invited to celebrate every single taste from wherever you are in the state.
Welcome to WA's Great Graze - a joyous celebration of the incredible local tastes and farmers of WA. From just-been-caught-seafood, exquisite wines, and delightful dairy to rich and rare truffles, the tastes of our great state are worthy of a cheers or two.
This is your chance to share a platter and raise a glass to every person who helps to bring WA produce from farm to table.
There are 4 ways to get involved with WA's Great Graze:
1. Find out where to buy amazing local grazing ingredients.
2. Share your delicious WA grazing platter and enter a competition to win a trip for two to Carnarvon and Coral Bay.
3. Graze together! Grab your mates and join one of the amazing events across the state in April.
4. Order a curated grazing platter online to fill your fridge (and your tummy).
WA's Great Graze is brought to you by Genuinely Southern Forests and is proud to support WA produce and farmers. Other partners include Buy West Eat Best, Farmer Jack's Supermarket, Shire of Carnarvon, Pome West, Gascoyne Food, WA Potatoes and City of Swan.
WA's Great Graze - April 2021 - a new event concept to celebrate the amazing food and beverages in WA and thank our farmers, fishers and producers for everything that they do.
Through the challenges over the last year or so, primary producers have been stolidly doing what they do best, growing and harvesting fresh, quality, safe produce for West Australians to eat.
With the cancellation of many of the state's events due to COVID-19, the opportunity to unite and celebrate our state's agriculture sector seems more and more important. So, with a bit of creative thinking and collaboration across the industry, the inaugural WA's Great Graze will be held in April 2021.
WA's Great Graze invites everyone in WA to celebrate WA agriculture by enjoying a farm-fresh grazing platter and local beverage. The program has something for everyone to enjoy at home, at an event or wherever you can find local food and beverages. This glorious foodie event includes a huge line-up of things to do and eat, including:
WA's Great Grazing Market - Perth
Stock up on WA's finest grazing goodies with the special WA's Great Grazing Market at Perth City Farm, brought to you by Genuinely Southern Forests and key partner Buy West Eat Best.
Enjoy a family-friendly market day, featuring WA's best apples and pears, Genuinely Southern Forests gourmet store, premium wine tasting and beautiful displays celebrating the best of local agriculture.
Visitors can pick up all the ingredients they need to create an amazing grazing platter or collect one that is ready to go to create, share, and enjoy as part of WA's Great Graze. Plus don't miss MC Jordan Bruno, Grazing Styling Demonstration by Kate Flower Food and the NOVA 93.7 Casanova's at 10.40 am!
Where: 1 City Farm Place, East Perth
When: 18 April, 9 am – 2 pm
Graze with Black Pig Deli & Co. - Perth
Dine-in or at home with weekly grazing offerings:
GRAZE WITH US AT BLACK PIG DELI & CO - DINE IN
Each week, there will be a different graze featuring local cheese and own native-inspired charcuterie, pickles and poached fruits. All the produce on each graze will be locally made with local produce.
GRAZE AT HOME WITH BLACK PIG DELI & CO - TAKEAWAY Enjoy Great Graze deals on locally produced, Poach Pear products. These will include pate, terrines, rillette and condiments by Poach Pear.
Where: 890 Beaufort Street, Inglewood 6052
When: 10th April to 1st May, Black Pig Deli
Pinot Picnic - Manjimup & Pemberton
Raise your glass! Pinot Picnic is a four-day celebration of extraordinary events showcasing premium local pinot and produce across Manjimup and Pemberton, Western Australia. Wine and dine your way through the stunning Southern Forests region with a variety of pop-up pinot themed events, or take the experience home and indulge in a local gourmet picnic hamper paired perfectly with regional pinots.
From sparkling soirées, tasting masterclasses, vineyard experiences, to wine-matching brunches, lunches and dinners, there's no doubt it's the season for pinot.
Where: Manjimup and Pemberton
When: 22-25 April
Graze at CineFest Oz Albany Film Festival
Albany locals are being encouraged to invite friends and family to join them in the beautiful Great Southern for three days of premiere film screenings and special events in the region's cinemas and picturesque venues, where they will get the chance to rub shoulders with filmmakers and special guests while enjoying amazing grazing experiences.
The city's recently refurbished Town Hall will serve as the festival hub while CinefestOZ's strong partnership history with Orana Cinemas will continue through to CinefestOZ Albany. CinefestOZ has been working with the City of Albany for several years to ensure the delivery of a festival relevant to the local community and attractive to all attendees.
Where: Albany Town Hall
When: 29 April to 1 May
Cellar Door Graze Days - Swan Valley
John Kosovich Wines have been growing grapes for the past 99 years in the Swan Valley and for almost 30 years in Manjimup in the South West. With Cellar Door Grae Days, you are invited to visit the historic cellar door in the Swan Valley. Platters are $15pp and can be accompanied with your selection of wine starting at $8 per glass or $24 per bottle. Numbers will be limited - please phone to book your platter. Bookings essential.
Where: John Kosovich Wines, 180 Memorial Avenue, Baskerville, Swan Valley
When: Friday 16th, 23rd & 30th April, Saturday 10th, 17th, 24th April, 1st May - 11am – 3pm
Wine and Graze at Stringybark Winery & Restaurant - Chittering
Stringybark Winery and Restaurant is a great dining and event venue all year round offering a welcoming open log fire in winter through to air-conditioned comfort during the summer months. Whether your favorite is fresh seafood, delicious duck, the very best in lamb and beef dishes or tasty vegetarian, you will find it at Stringybark Winery & Restaurant – and don't forget to leave a little room for their special desserts made daily!
A special Turkish upgrade platter for 2 which includes chorizo, prawn, marinated feta and local delicious olives with an accompanying bottle of medal-winning Stringybark Verdelho 2019. All for $ 70.00
Where: Stringybark Winery & Restaurant, 2050 Chittering Road, Chittering
When: Wednesday to Sunday each week from 10th April to 1 May 2021, 12 noon
Flight of Delights at Two Birds Fromagerie - Swan Valley
Indulge your senses, relax and take flight with Two Birds Fromagerie pairing four WA hand made artisan cheeses with four wines from John Kosovich winery. Exclusively available on Fridays & Saturdays during WA Great Graze our Flight of Delights is sure to delight your senses.
Small flight for $22 or large for $29.
Where: Two Birds Fromagerie, 633 Great Northern Highway, Herne Hill
When: Every Friday & Saturday from 10th April to 1st May, 11 am to 5 pm
There are so many more events happening across April, so head to the website or Facebook page to find out how you can get involved and enjoy some of the amazing local produce we have right here in WA.