The Swan Valley is a delicious part of Perth to visit at the best of times, and from October 6-8 it springs to life again with the return of Entwined in the Swan Valley.
Featuring over 40 events including long lunches, degustation dinners, jazz performances, masterclasses, market days and even a kangaroo safari (!), it’s a great chance to gather your friends and family for some special Swan Valley delights.
Check out a few of the events below, and head to entwinedinthevalley.com.au to start planning your Swan Valley escape today!
Jazz & Tapas Fusion @ Chapel Farm Estate
Experience stunning views across the valley while enjoying delicious tapas bites in the enchanting surrounds of Chapel Farm Estate, set to a soulful soundtrack from one of Perth’s finest – Catherine Summers.
Twilight Picnic & Jazz @ Bailey Brewing Co.
The Jazz Makers bring the tunes while you indulge in a spectacular spring picnic pack focused on Swan Valley products, good wines and beaut brews courtesy of Bailing Brewing Co., all while chilling on the beloved brewery’s lush arbour area. Tickets include picnic food, two drink vouchers per couple and limited picnic rug supply (BYO rug is recommended).
Kangaroo Safari @ Vines Resort & Golf Course
Hop on board a two-person buggy and go for a unique family-friendly adventure around The Vines’ prestigious golf course, spotting their abundant kangaroos amidst lush green surrounds. Finish up with a pre-sunset beverage and/or a game of mini golf with the fam!
Red Wine Blending Masterclass @ RiverBank Estate
Be guided through the delicate intricacies of wine-blending in a hands-on session that ends with you creating your own unique blend using carefully curated, hand-harvested varietals grown on RiverBank Estate. Nibbles provided and you can take your own creation home at the end.
Long Table Red Wine & Seafood Lunch @ Lamont’s Winery
Make the most of the spring sunshine and allow your tastebuds to experience new flavours at Lamont’s with a lazy long lunch including Lamont’s famed Sparkling Cabernet and Shiraz varieties. The Black Monster will also appear along with their famous Shark Bay whiting and barbecued half-shell scallops.
Vineyard Walk & Degustation Dinner @ Upper Reach Winery
Take a twilight vineyard walk with Upper Reach winemaker Lauren Pileggi while sipping on a glass of Sparkling Chardonnay, before ending the night with six-course degustation curated by Executive Chef Ryan Fels.
Whiskies Meet Meats @ Limeburners & Giniversity in the Valley
Limeburners Single Malt Whisky and Tiger Snake Whiskey join forces with Mondo Butchers for a tantalising tasting of six whiskies perfectly matched to six dishes specially prepared by Perth’s Prince of Flesh, Vince Garreffa. Garreffa is coming out of retirement for this one, so you know it’s going to be something special.
Paint & Sip @ Black Swan Winery & Restaurant
Unleash your inner Picasso as you’re guided by an instructor at these creative art- and wine-themed Paint and Sip events. There’s a few different sessions and subjects to choose from, with instructors taking you through some creative self- expression while enjoying different drops from Black Swan Winery.
Aboriginal Art and Bush Tucker Sundowner @ Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery
This is a unique chance to learn about the history of Aboriginal art while creating your own piece to take home. You will also enjoy beautiful bush food snacks from Dale and Lyall Tilbrook, with wines from Mandoon Estate.
Pinch Pottery Clay Workshop @ Twin Hill Wines
Soak up a relaxing afternoon in the enchanting surrounds of Twin Hill Wines with skilled instructors guiding you through pinch pottery, with a complimentary glass of wine, wine tasting and grazing boards to enjoy while you do it.
Twilight Degustation Dinner @ Pinelli Estate Winery
Enjoy magnificent views across the pristine vineyard at the Pinelli Estate Winery Restaurant during this five-course degustation twilight dinner. Dine on local produce paired with current vintage wines, set to the ambient acoustic sounds of Charlotte Rose.
Brunch With Sittella
There’s no better start to a day than a delicious brunch, and this one involves a morning tasting of four hand-picked drops from winemaker Yuri Berns paired with four dishes from Head Chef Mike Price. The perfect start to your Entwined experience.
Long Table Lunch @ Pinelli Estate Winery
Start your day with a wine tasting of Pinelli’s newest vintage and move on to a long lunch of chef’s favourites dishes, accompanied by live music and an optional short walking tour of the vineyard.
Long Table Lunch by the Lake @ Oakover Grounds
Enjoy the ultimate Entwined afternoon at Oakover with a lunch under the trees, featuring award-winning Oakover wines and fresh local produce served grazing style across long tables. We’re talking cheese, charcuterie, Mount Barker fried chicken, Fremantle octopus, gourmet rustic pizzas and much more.
Case Buyers Lunch @ Harris Organic Wines & Spirits
Winemaker Duncan Harris takes you into the underground cellar for an exclusive event that includes a sumptuous six-course lunch matched with organic wines, all set to the soulful sounds of live classical and jazz musicians.
1840 Degustation @ Sandalford Restaurant & Bar
Sandalford’s exclusive 1840 collection gets the ultimate five-course degustation menu for an evening of aromatic and sensory pleasures featuring wines matches to seasonally-sourced cuisine. Sandalford CEO Grant Brinklow, senior winemaker Ross Pamment, and Executive Chef Alan Spagnolo will be on hand to guide you through the decadent affair.
HIGH TEA IN THE VALLEY
Champagne & Gumboots High Tea @ Champagne & Gumboots
A special event for the coeliacs among us as Champagne & Gumboots hosts the inaugural 100 % gluten-free, Coeliac Australia-accredited High Tea. Enjoy an array of house-made gluten free goodies, plus loose leaf teas, coffee and a complimentary glass of Sittella sparkling, and watch head baker/owner Stacey Dadd in action through the kitchen windows.
Mulberry Afternoon Delights High Tea @ Mulberry Estate
Enjoy an epic three-tiered feast of sweet and savoury treats, accompanied by sparkling wine, tea and coffee, overlooking the Swan River at the magnificent Mulberry Estate, complete with lush greenery and picturesque views.
UNDER $50 + FREE EVENTS
Ultimate Spring Graze @ Holy Mary Cellars
Graze the afternoon away in the historic surrounds of the Swan Settlers Market with a selection of spring crumbed lamb cutlets, prosciutto toast, pork belly bites, Cajun chicken or prawn sliders, local chocolates, cannoli, honey cake, fruit cups, duck pancakes, tomato and basil bites, strawberries, apricots and cheese! All of which is accompanied by a tasting paddle of local wines including those from Katgully.
Brewery, Beer and Bao @ Valley Social
Valley Social’s boutique beers, signature Herbee cocktails and fried chicken bao, plus a tour of the Valley Social brewery with one of the brewers… What a combination!
Swan Valley Deutschland @ The Naked Fox
Celebrate all things Germany with great local beer, free-range local German-style sausages, fine Western Australian riesling and spätburgunder (Pinot Noir). Tickets include a welcome pint, wine or soft drink, a giant Brätwurst (or vegan) bun, entertainment, plus access to the finest local Pilsner, Hefeweizen, Riesling and Pinot Noir going around.
Craft Cider Alchemist Workshop @ funk 2.0
funk 2.0’s head cider maker, James Denckert, hosts this fun and interactive craft cider blending workshop, with the end result being you taking home a squealer of your fave custom blend!
Sparkling Masterclass @ Garbin Estate Wines
Peter Garbin takes you behind the scenes and through the sparkling wine making process, with tastings and cheese platters to enjoy afterwards. It’s a process Peter has been perfecting for more than 15 years!
Celebrating Sustainable Fashion @ Gallery Naturalist
Celebrate the beauty of local sustainable fashion while enjoying Turkish tea and cake in picturesque natural surroundings at this special fashion art show from Gallery Naturalist. Celebrate the beauty of fashion while driving the conversation towards a more sustainable future.
Local Legends Cook Off @ The Henley Brook
It’s an epic culinary clash at The Hen, with teams of local legends showcasing their culinary skills in a cook off that’ll only leave one winner – you! Sample a wide range of local produce in a flavour-filled spectacle going down in the grounds of one of the valley’s most iconic venues.
Swan Valley Sisters & Friends 6th Annual Market Day @ Swan Valley Sisters Chalets & Produce Cafe
The sixth annual Swan Valley Sisters Market Day is a great opportunity to get the whole family out to peruse local wares including jewellery, art, condiments, fresh produce and plants galore, along with plenty of entertainment to enjoy.
These events are just the tip of the iceberg! Head to entwinedinthevalley.com.au to plan your Entwined in the Swan Valley experience now.