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Green Fair on the Square

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Green Fair on the Square will paint the Town Square green on Saturday November between 9am and 1pm. In its third year the popular event will include a Festival of Forgotten Skills as well as live entertainment, green tips and upcycled treasures.

Patrons can learn handy but forgotten skills such as woodcarving, basic mending and composting in between checking out the Artisan Upcycled Marketplace and Fossicker’s Tip Shop marquee. The kids will love the vibrant Eco Faeries stage show as well as Happy Feet Fitness, Jamie the Clown, Green Storytime and hands-on activities in the Green Sprouts Kids Corner.

For more information or to enquire about becoming a stallholder please email fossickers@albany.wa.gov.au or phone 6820 3918.

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to Sep 30

Southern Art & Craft Trail

ArtsouthWA Inc is the only art organisation with members across the Great Southern and beyond

This iconic event showcases the best of our artists, venues and landscapes. The Art Trail is an initiative of ArtsouthWA Inc., an organisation formed to promote and market the fi ne art and craft created by artists living and working in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. ArtsouthWA conducts projects including this Trail, workshops, exhibitions and the management and maintenance of an online database of its member artists, galleries and community groups www.artsouthwa.com.au.

The Southern Art & Craft Trail is in its 16th year. We would love to take this opportunity to welcome you. This year we’ve gone big. We’ve extended our reach in inviting surrounding towns of the Great Southern to be involved and to showcase the various artistic talents in their areas. We welcome the new towns of Lake Grace and Northcliffe to the Trail and encourage all visitors to the Trail to support our new venues and exhibitions.

We’ve also gone big with a bigger booklet. This has enabled the number of venues to increase and has encouraged several new businesses coming on board to support the Trail. The Trail is a fantastic opportunity to treat yourself to a weekend or even a week of Art. Enjoy exploring the many Trails throughout the region, including studios, galleries, cafes, wineries and other venues hosting the varied exhibitions that make up this Trail. The exhibitions you will see range from experienced, professional artists to those who work part-time or as a hobby, but all want to share their creativity with you. The warmth and personal atmosphere of the artist studio is the perfect place to fi nd unique art, purchase one-of-a-kind pieces, and chat with the artist. We are once again on Instagram. When you are out and about please take photos on your journey and post them on Instagram with the hashtag #arttrailwa2017 to be in the running for a prize!

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to Aug 12

Shackleton: Escape from Antarctica Exhibition

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It’s one of the greatest survival stories of all time and now, over 100 years later, a new travelling panel display invites visitors to walk in the footsteps of famous Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and discover his epic voyage of survival.

Shackleton: Escape from Antarctica, brings together first-hand accounts and dramatic images by official expedition photographer Australian Frank Hurley to tell the compelling story of Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-17 and his bid to stay alive. 

On tour from the Australian National Maritime Museum, Shackleton: Escape from Antarctica is on display at Albany’s Historic Whaling Station from 22nd June to 12th August, and is included within the entry ticket.

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to May 13

Vancouver Street Festival

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The Vancouver Street Festival is the most well-loved arts and heritage festival of the Great Southern region of WA. Coordinated by the Vancouver Arts Centre, the festival features a maker’s market, vintage bikes, local produce, music and street performance!

This year, the Vancouver Street Festival will feature local Noongar dance and music performances, a walking tour through Albany’s historic trees led by Malcolm Trail from the Museum of the Great Southern and the Amazing South Coast Big Band.

The Vancouver Street Festival 2018 promises to be an unmissable celebration of community, culture, art and history! A true celebration of the artistic and cultural heritage of the Great Southern.

The Vancouver Street Festival 2018 takes place on Noongar land. The Vancouver Arts Centre acknowledges the Mineng people of the Noongar nation as the traditional custodians, and their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their culture; and to elders both past, present and emerging.

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to May 11

The 2 of Us - David Hobson and Marina Prior



Australia's leading stars of Opera and Musical Theatre, David Hobson and Marina Prior join together in their own show 'The 2 Of Us' in an 'up close and personal' mode. Accompanied by renowned pianist David Cameron, in a two-hour intimate performance, Marina and David will perform their classics from productions such as The Phantom Of The Opera, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, La Boheme, Carousel, plus songs from their award-winning albums and some Carols favourites.

Respectively they have sung for the Queen, featured at AFL Grand Finals, Carols by Candlelight, Dancing With the Stars, It Takes Two, ABC TV series 'Divorce', Spicks and Specks and in 2006 Marina was honoured with an induction into Australia's 100 Entertainers of the Century.

Hear the classics with a hint of their personal humour and chemistry!

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to Apr 25

Convoy Campout - Anzac Albany 2018

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24 APRIL 2018 18:00PM - 25 APRIL 2018 06:00 AM

Location:Albany Heritage Park, Mount Clarence, WA 6330

Price:$55 Swag space per person, $115 Tent space (2 person)

Contact Name:Anzac Albany

Contact Email:Hello@anzacalbany.com.au


How to book:

Head to the Anzac Albany website to book your Convoy Campout space.

Following on from the Anzac Albany Festival, grab your swag or tent and join us for the exclusive Convoy Campout within the ground surrounding the National Anzac Centre for a unique Dawn Service experience.

Once the Anzac Albany Festival closes to the public the exclusive Convoy Campout will commence and continue into the night leading into the Dawn Service on Wednesday, April 25 2018.

Campers will get a WW1 themed experience with campfires, live performances, WW1 themed movie screenings as well as a space for your swag or tent (Maximum size: 2 Man tent)



$55 Swag space per person

$115 Tent space (2-person)

BYO Swag & Tent


Contribution to The War Widows’ Guild Of Australia

For every ticket purchased a contribution will be made to The War Widows’ Guild Of Australia.

“We all belong to each other. We all need each other. It is in serving each other and in sacrificing for our common good that we are finding our true life.”


What’s Included

Exclusive access to the Convoy Campout at Albany Heritage Park including;

  • Camp fire performances and activities into the night
  • Camp concierge
  • WW1 themed movie screenings
  • Exclusive Gunfire Breakfast
  • 50% discount to access the National Anzac Centre ($12 for adults, $5 for children)
  • Exclusive early morning access to the National Anzac Centre on Anzac Day (post dawn service) from 6.30am
  • 10% discount in Forts Store
  • Exclusive early morning access to the Princess Royal Fortress on Anzac Day from 6.30am including guided tours
  • Optional guided trail hike to Dawn Service
  • Shuttle bus to Dawn Service from Forts Road carpark
  • Live screening of Dawn Service from Convoy Camp
  • Space for swag or tent (Maximum size 2 person tent)
  • Availability to purchase food and beverages
  • War Widows Guild Contribution ($5 per ticket/swag & $15 per ticket/tent)
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Anzac Albany Festival 2018


24 APRIL 2018 15:00PM - 25 APRIL 2018 16:00 PM

Location:National Anzac Centre, 67 Forts Road, Albany WA


Contact Name:Anzac Albany

Contact Email:Hello@anzacalbany.com.au


Join your community to commemorate and remember the Anzacs at the Anzac Albany Festival on April 24-25, 2018.

The Anzac Albany Festival will be a free event welcoming locals and visitors to WW1 Australian themed activities, live music and live screening of the Anzac Albany Dawn Service.

Close collaboration with RSL will provide an expanded program of events across the community in addition to the traditional RSL Anzac Day commemorative events.

Tuesday, April 24 3pm – 6pm

• WW1 Australian themed activities and performances on stage

• Food and beverages available for purchase

• 6pm onwards closed to public, ticket holders to Convoy Campout only


Wednesday, April 25 5:30am – 4pm

• Anzac Albany Dawn Service Live Screening

• WW1 Australian themed activities and performances on stage

• Poppy Memorial Field & Remembrance

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to Apr 9

Under the Stars


A FAIRYLAND of lights will be the backdrop for Albany City Wind Ensemble’s next big performance, and director Sue Findlay promises it will be a night to remember.

The Under the Stars concert is set for 6.30pm on April 8, at Albany Senior High School’s amphitheatre.

The 45-piece band will be joined by local vocal group About FACE to perform the likes of Lord of the Dance, Light Calvalry Overture, Dance of the Hours and Auld Lang Syne underneath the twinkle of fairy lights Ms Findlay said will be scattered everywhere in the amphitheatre.

About FACE will spice things up with a jaunty sea shanty and high-speed traditional Gaelic mouth music.

The outdoor venue will provide the stage for an intimate concert, with numbers limited to a 300-person audience.

Despite taking a risk with the open-air location, Ms Findlay is adamant the weather will be perfect.

“Autumn has always been my favourite time of year in Albany,” she said.

“The wind drops and the weather can be truly delightful.

“Plus, with cushions for the audience, complimentary sandwiches, hot drinks and chocolates, what’s not to love?”

However, if the skies do open up, the show will be relocated to the Albany Town Hall.

Tickets will cost $28 per person and $15 for children under 17, and can be purchased at Frangipani Floral Studio, on the door or online at albanycitywindensemble.com.au.

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Modeled on the Championship in Cooma, NSW, The Albany Regional Final of the Australian National Busking Championships is set for Saturday, 7 April 2018.

It will also be an opportunity for musicians all over the country and for local performers to show Albany musicians to showcase their talents and for musicians from all over the country to be part of a WA first.

Organiser Ian Rayson says the Rotary initiative brings together a huge range of artists and genres, rotating at half-hour intervals before the evening's finals.

"In one day in Cooma… there were 70 busking groups of 170-180 musicians and they played around 30 venues in the town," he said.

He says he hopes the event will be as popular as Blues at Bridgetown.

"Hopefully as big if not bigger… Busking is all sorts of genres and acts and things like that so hopefully it’s got a much more eclectic crowd and attracts more people, and attracts people from within the region as well as outside."

Interested musicians can email albanybusking2018@gmail.com

📷 Photo by Molly Schmidt from Albany Band Little Whiskey

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Anh Do’s bestselling book The Happiest Refugee has made readers laugh and cry, and was described by Russell Crowe as “the most surprising and inspiring read I have had in years.” Anh’s stage show takes it a step further, combining stand-up comedy with real life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell his amazing story.

When one of Australia’s most talented comedians delves deep into his own life’s joys and sorrows, the result is an unforgettable night at the theatre that leaves an audience uplifted and quite simply experiencing... happiness.

“irrepressible good humour, infectious energy and bright optimism”…The Sydney Morning Herald

“the happiest audience experience I have ever had”…Arts Hub

“Two thumbs, five stars, show of the season” www.themusic.com.au

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to Apr 2

Albany Festival of the Sea 2018


The Albany Festival of the Sea is an annual event held on Easter Saturday that celebrates the contribution of the seafood sector to Albany and other West Australian south coast communities.

This year will feature celebrity chef Don Hancey with Fruits of the Sea. There will also be regional wines and ales, food, fish, a boat building competition with cash prizes, live music and much more. It's fun for the whole family. 

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to Mar 26

Albany Kite Fiesta

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SunSmart Albany Kite Fiesta 2018

Join Michael and Jan Alvares of Kite Kinetics and Green Skills for kite making and kite flying fun. Bring along your family and watch the skies for the giant kites. 

Kite making kits are available for $6. 

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to Mar 26

Burger, Bubbles & Passion

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25 Mar 2018 Elephant Rock Cider, William Bay

Burger, Bubbles & Passion


5.30pm - 8.30pm


Gourmet burgers, local marron, funky ciders, gooey toffee and of course a bit on the side. Live music. Arrive early at 4.30pm for optional game of soccer golf.


For more event information, please contact The Toffee Factory on jjs_caterers@bigpond.com or 08 9840 9900

For more information on ticketing or Taste Great Southern, please contact CMS Events on events@wineandfood.com.au or 08 9228 9166

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to Mar 26

Irina Vasilieva and the Albany Chamber Orchestra


Presented by Albany Entertainment Centre as part of the Albany Arts Festival Season 

As an Internationally acclaimed recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician, Irina Vasilieva has performed and participated in various festivals, international master classes and chamber music projects.

Together with Albany's first & only semi-professional chamber orchestra this promise to be a moving night of chamber music brilliance.

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Carpark Party


We've finally managed to drag renowed chef Joel Valvasori out of his kitchen and into the country to join the Liberte crew. plus other exciting guests in celebrating the Great Southern with an Italian feast you wont want to miss. Were celebrating friends, family & fun in an Italian carpark party feast featuring the best food and booze the Great Southern has to offer.

Unfortunatety we are unable to cater to any dietary requirements for this event, food will be served as per the menu on the night only.

Venue  Snowball Auction Albany

159-197 Lower Stirling Terrace, Albany, Western Australia 6330


For more event information, please contact CMS Events on info@libertealbany.com.au or 08 9847 4797


For more information on ticketing or Taste Great Southern, please contact CMS Events on events@wineandfood.com.au or 08 9228 9166

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Sustainable Living Fair & Expo 2018

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Good Food, Good Living, Great Ideas. Join us for a celebration and exploration of Sustainable Living in the Great Southern from 9am to 2pm on March 24th. Learn about what's happening in sustainable transport, energy, food, communities and day-to-day living. Colourful and creative stalls, information, exhibits, entertainment, speakers, workshops and educational activities, food and music by locals, for locals.

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to Mar 24

Local Heroes Feast

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Butterfactory Gallery and Mrs Jones Cafe, Denmark

Immerse yourself into the essence of Denmark's fabulous local food, wine and music scene. Denmark's Local Heroes Feast will showcase some of Denmark's finest foodies, wineries, breweries and cideries, alongside local food producers as they come together to create a night of merriment and celebration. Come join us...and be sure to wear your dancing shoes!




Ali Osborne - Mrs Jones Caf�, 

Anna Gare - TV cook/presenter & BWEB Ambassador  

Cath Pegrum and Jen Barter - Wheels & Peg Catering

Jason Jujnovich - Boston Brewing Co

Silas Masih - Pepper and Salt Restaurant


Food Producers:

Denmark Grass Fed Lamb

Denmark Berry Farm

Dellendale Creamery

Peaceful Bay Seafood

Nabawarra Pastoral Co

Scotsdale Valley Beef

Plantagenet Pork

Mount Barker Chicken

Touchwood Mushrooms

Paw Print Chocolates

Nannygoat Junction

Dark Side Chocolates

Denmark Chocolate Company 



Local Wineries, Breweries & Cideries:

Artisan Brewing

Boston Brewing Co. 

Castelli Estate Wines

Elephants Rock Cider Co

Estate 807 Wines

Harewood Estate

The Lake House

Moombaki Wines

Rising Star Wines

Rockcliffe Wines

Singlefile Wines

Yilgarnia Wines

Willoughby wines

Proudly Supported by Liquor Barons and Buy West Eat Best (BWEB),

Denmark Chamber of Commerce, IGA Taste Great Southern, Amazing South Coast, Shire of Denmark

For more event information, please contact Denmark Chamber of Commerce on info@denmarkchamber.com.au or 08 9848 2065

For more information on ticketing or Taste Great Southern, please contact CMS Events on events@wineandfood.com.au or 08 9228 9166

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Secret Affair

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Be taken on a short journey on the Amazing South Coast and discover some fantastic regional produce prepared Asian fusion style by our guest, Indonesia’s Chef Chandra Yudasswara. The Secret Affair is one of the must attend dinners where you will enjoy local produce made with Asian flavours and matched with the wines of the Great Southern in an outdoor venue you will only find out about on the night!
Chef Chandra is one of Jakarta’s top chefs, who heads the kitchens of Bacco, Portable, Domicile Surabaya, Play and Metro Coffee. He also appears on the popular NET, hosting his own cooking show! Joined by Western Australia’s Chef Vincent Lim, they will present their interpretation of the foods of the region in a feast to remember.
The dinner will include welcoming sparkling wine and canapes, with a sit-down banquet matched with fine wine and good company. Tickets will include return coach travel from central Albany.

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2:30 AM02:30

Moscow Ballet La Classique's - The Nutcracker


Presented by Moscow Ballet La Classeique

“Is the dream for real   . . . Or is it just a fairy-tale”

The greatest success of Russian theatre is undoubtedly classical ballet. Following a 2017 sell-out performances of Swan Lake, Moscow Ballet La Classique returns to Australia to present the jewel of classical ballet, Tchaikovsky’s spectacular masterpiece the Nutcracker

Founded in 1990 by its current director Elik Melikov, La classique is renowned for its artistic ballet mastery, lavish costumes and magnificent stage sets. The Nutcracker will take us on a journey back in time to the frost-covered, gas lit world of Clara, her beloved nutcracker doll and the magician Drosselmeyer.

This romantic tale with its blend of magic and realism brings to life the popular Tchaikovsky score featuring the famous “dance of the sugar plum fairy” and “the waltz of the flowers.”                                                       

With this delightful production of the much loved Nutcracker, La classique captures the imagination, the passion, the humour and magic of the ballet.

Warnings: Haze effects

‘As sweet as a nut, it doesn’t get much better than this’ – Jersey Evening Post

Gloriously traditional production that captures all of the fairytale enchantment and beauty one could wish for’ – Manawatu Standard

you do not have to be a ballerina to love this lavish performance and lush music which magically brings to life one of our most loved tales’ – Bop Times

‘The Moscow Ballet La Classique's ‘the nutcracker’ with its stunning sets, costumes and dancers was truly magical to watch’ -  Waikato Times

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Singlefile Wines and Sally Francis of Runes Long Table Lunch

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Join us for a five-course long table degustation with five varietals from Singlefile Wines and regionally focused food to match from Chef Sally Francis of Runes. We will take you on a journey to experience food and wine heroes of the Great Southern. Delight your taste buds in good company and take in the glorious view over Albany's Shoal Bay.

Venue:  Princess Royal Sailing Club, Albany

For more event information, please contact Singlefile Wines on theteam@singlefilewines.com or 08 9840 9749

For more information on ticketing or Taste Great Southern, please contact CMS Events on events@wineandfood.com.au or 08 9228 9166

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to Mar 18

Long Table dinner at Middleton Beach, Fervor in collaboration with Three Anchors

Fervor harnesses locally sourced and native ingredients which are presented in a unique long table degustation held in a secret location. Diners will be treated to ingredients such as marron, green ants, crab, youlk, wattleseed, seaweed, wallaby, muntrie berries and many other exciting uniquely Australian ingredients. This is a highly interactive evening and we encourage guests

to get up and view the cooking and plating throughout the night, which is done in front of the dining table. This special dinner not to be missed, and we look forward to having you as part of our ever-expanding Fervor family.

The dinner will include matched drinks, snacks, 5 courses, and petit fours.

We recommend bringing warm clothing and comfortable footwear.

For more event information, please contact Fervor on bookings@fervor.com.au or 0429 033 326

For more information on ticketing or Taste Great Southern, please contact CMS Events on events@wineandfood.com.au or 08 9228 9166

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to Mar 18

Albany Wine & Food Festival

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Join us at the festival with special guest Marco Pierre White while he soaks up the festival atmosphere and discovers the amazing local wine and produce. You can also find him on the cooking demonstration stage with three of our local chefs as they put together a demonstration of three courses for visitors to enjoy. 

You can also indulge in the live local music or taste and learn from the wine seminar sessions. It's a great day out with friends and family where you can enjoy the best line-up of Great Southern wine, local food, craft beers, spirits, tourism product, produce, local crafts and more.

The event celebrates the Great Southern region and everything it has to offer.

Entry includes a souvenir tasting glass, complimentary wine tastings, free access to cooking demonstrations and wine seminars along with live music. Wine and food can be purchased on site. Take home sales are available.


Pre- purchase: $16

At the Gate: $20


For more event information, please contact CMS Events on events@wineandfood.com.au or 08 9228 9166

For more information on ticketing or Taste Great Southern, please contact CMS Events on events@wineandfood.com.au or 08 9228 9166

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Long Table Whisky Dinner

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Sip and savour the flavours of the Great Southern with Cameron Syme, our Master Distiller at Limeburners and Chef Stuart Laws at the Long Table Whisky Dinner at the Great Southern Distilling's cellar door. 

Cameron and Stuart have worked to create some incredible dishes featuring local produce from the Great Southern region and have paired these dishes with selected Limeburners whiskies, carefully selected by Cameron especially for this event.

Enjoy amazing food and amazing whiskies from WA's most awarded distillery.

Only 30 seats available, book now so you aren't disappointed!

For more event information, please contact Great Southern Distilling Co on phoebe@distillery.com.au or 0432 929 249

For more information on ticketing or Taste Great Southern, please contact CMS Events on events@wineandfood.com.au or 08 9228 9166

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to Mar 13

Bird Festival - Threatened Birds Field Trip

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BirdLife has teamed up with Parks and Wildlife for a field trip about the threatened birds of our region. Learn more about Noisy Scrub-birds, Australasian Bittern and the Western Ground Parrot which used to occur in the national park. Sturdy footwear recommended. Also bring water and something to snack on. The event is free, but you need to book as places are limited: albanybirds@hotmail.com

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Cooking by the Lake with Justine Schofield



A not to be missed cooking skills session with the popular Justine Schofield - Master Chef All Star, television host of 'Everyday Gourmet' and author of two cookbooks 'Dinner with Justine' and 'Simple Every Day'.
Justine's TV show 'Everyday Gourmet' on Network 10 has notched up over 600 episodes and is entering its seventh season, and her regular column in taste.com.au magazine has attracted a loyal following. Eight years on from her MasterChef success, Justine is also a presenter at Australia's major food events and a successful cookbook author. She's an ambassador for major international brands and tourism destinations and has a popular social media presence. Her mantra for life? “Great ingredients, an appetite to learn, friends and family around to share the spoils, and always, always lick the bowl"!
Come and join us at the picturesque and idyllic setting of The Lake House Denmark and be inspired by the food Justine loves to cook and eat everyday, with family and friends. Let Justine give you some tips and tricks to help you create quick and easy recipes at home. Ticket includes glass of Lake House wine, recipes, tastings of recipes.
Book both of Justine's events at The Lake House Denmark - Cooking Masterclass and Sundowner and receive a Lake House Gift Basket filled with wine and Vinofood condiments valued at $100.

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12:30 AM00:30

A Sense of Place

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**A food and wine journey through the five subregions of the Great Southern**

Join us for an informal afternoon roaming around the ‘Great Southern’ at Singlefile Wines cellar door to experience five wine varietals with canapes to match from Sally Francis of Runes. We invite you to follow our winemaker’s route or create your own journey as you visit each wine and food station at your leisure. Want dessert first? Go for it! 
Select one of three start times and allow yourself 2 hours to complete the journey., When you have reached your final destination, you will have met wine and produce heroes from each sub region.

Singlefile Wines

90 Walter Rd, Denmark, Western Australia 6333

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to Mar 11

Barker + Bordeaux

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Mt Barker's Cab Sav and their famous Bordeaux cousins battle it out to see who you'd rather be drinking.

Climatically speaking, Mt. Barker and Bordeaux share very similar characteristics in terms of sunshine hours and rainfall. Cab Sauv is the King in both regions and we will showcase some very expensive Cab Sauv dominant wines from Bordeaux from good vintages, against the much less expensive cousins from Mount Barker from several of the regions wineries. A rare opportunity to see where our wonderful sits against the wines much higher in price from the most famous Cab Sauv region in the world! 


For more event information, please contact Plantagenet Wines on alexj@plantagenetwines.com or 08 9851 3133

For more information on ticketing or Taste Great Southern, please contact CMS Events on events@wineandfood.com.au or 08 9228 9166

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