If the Singlefile team could pinpoint the best time to visit our glorious Great Southern region, it would have to be the festival of Taste Great Southern. Running across three weekends, from 8 until 25 March, this year’s event line-up is one of the most exciting in years. And Singlefile Wines features twice on the calendar.
The first event is called A Sense of Place – a food and wine journey through the five sub-regions of the Great Southern, and it’s happening on 1 March, from 12pm until 4.30pm. The event sees visitors take an informal trip around the 'Great Southern' at Singlefile Wines’ cellar door, experiencing five wine varietals with canapés to match by Runes Catering. Follow the route of Singlefile’s winemaker or create your own journey as you visit each wine and food station at your leisure. Want dessert first? No problem. Choose one of three start times (12pm, 1:15pm or 2pm) and allow two hours to complete the journey. When you’ve reached your final destination, you will have met wine and produce heroes from each sub-region. Tickets are $98 and available through the Taste Great Southern website here.
The second Singlefile event is a Long Table Lunch with Sally Francis of Runes Catering. Take in the views at the Princess Royal Sailing Club at Little Grove in Albany while indulging in a five-course long table dégustation with five different varietals from Singlefile Wines and regionally focused food to match from Chef Sally Francis of Runes. Bring your friends and make an afternoon of it with the glorious views over Albany’s Shoal Bay as your backdrop. Tickets are $135 and available through the Taste Great Southern website here.
So what are the other highlights of the Taste Great southern festival? There are so many! Providores, winemakers, brew masters, chefs and master classes from producers in Albany, Denmark, Mt Barker, Kojonup and Katanning are all on show. Fresh and seasonal Great Southern produce such as oysters and seafood, beef and lamb, vegetables and dairy products all excel in Western Australia’s south coast and the wine varietals such as Shiraz, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Riesling rival the world’s best. This year’s Taste Great Southern represents your chance to experience it all.
And the glorious autumn weather is just sublime – stay for two days, or linger over a few weeks to enjoy as many events as you can over the three-week period. And don’t forget all the amazing natural wonders in our neighbourhood and top tourist attractions, such as enjoying the rugged coastline, the Stirling Range National Park, the Scotsdale Tourist Drive, Greens Pool, and take the brilliant Denmark Food & Wine Trail while you’re here.
For more information about Taste Great Southern, head here.