A celebration of wine at Margaret River’s Fine Vines Festival
Published Thursday, September 30, 2021 in What's On & Events
Wine lovers, this is your moment in the sun! There’s a brand new festival in town and we are positively bursting to share the news.
The inaugural Fine Vines Festival is officially here this spring for ten days, from October 15 to 24 2021. There’s so much to explore: blind tastings, masterclasses for ‘wine nerds’, exquisite lunches, garden parties, wine tours by bicycle, and strolling through the vines shoulder-to-shoulder with the experts.
The tagline is ‘Exceptional wine. Extraordinary experiences.’ And, after oohing and aahing over the schedule, we wholeheartedly agree. Regardless of whether you’re a wine aficionado or a newbie with a budding interest, this event should be jotted into your calendar.
Five of the best: What to do at Fine Vines Festival 2021
1. Spring Garden Party
Spend some time on the picturesque grounds of Margaret River’s iconic Voyager Estate. Not only is this one of the best and most beautiful wineries in the region, but it is also home to one of the most celebrated restaurants. Five tastings, five bites, sun-soaked afternoon vibes, and a DJ set; don’t miss this one.
Where: Voyager Estate, Margaret River
When: Sunday 17 October 2021, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
2. Vintages, do they matter?
Can we please get an emphatic ‘yes’ from the back of the room? Winemaker Clive Otto and Foni Pollit, award-winning sommelier and wine educator, are joining together to bring an insightful and entertaining schooling into exactly why and how vintages matter. After this, you’ll be the envy of the dinner table.
Where: Fraser Gallop Estate, Wilyabrup
When: Saturday 16 October 2021, 10:30am – 12:30pm
3. Sip ‘n’ Cycle
What could be more pleasant than combining wine tasting with a leisurely springtime cycle? Hop aboard the trusty two-wheeler provided for you – no fancy Lycra or clip-on shoes necessary – and discover wineries near the Dunsborough Foreshore with your group and knowledgeable guide.
Where: Dunsborough Foreshore
When: Multiple dates
4. Blend it Like Bordeaux
For something just a little bit special, why not join this masterclass in blending? You’ll walk away with a blend not available anywhere else in the world; it’s made solely for attendees. You’ll learn about structure, style, and have a renewed appreciation for the science of winemaking.
Where: Cape Grace, Cowaramup
When: Multiple dates
5. Margaret River Icons Flight
Dreamt of getting your hands on some of the planet’s best wines? Well, you can! Fermoy’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was named ‘The Best Cabernet in the World’ a few years back. It was served at the Danish Royal Wedding, and has collected numerous awards, too. Take a journey through Fermoy Estate’s varieties, including the famed Cab Sav and the much-loved Chardonnay.
Where: Fermoy Estate, Wilyabrup
When: Wednesday 20 & Thursday 21 October 2021, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Visit the event website to peruse the entire schedule, and book your tickets before it sells out. Browse our portfolio of luxury holiday homes and enjoy a wine-filled getaway exploring some of WA’s finest drops.
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