With the wine awards season in full swing, WA festival UnWined Subiaco is a great opportunity to sample many of the new winners in one relaxed setting.
Taste so many award winners at UnWined Subiaco
The seventh annual two-day celebration of fine West Australian wines will be the biggest yet - with 65 exhibitors, many of them having come up trumps at recent award shows.
The event - on the weekend of October 28 and 29 - will again be held at Market Square Park on Roberts Road, supported by the City of Subiaco.
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The event will include more than 40 of WA’s best boutique wine producers, with nine new exhibitors.
Many of them have already won awards at August's Swan Valley Wine Show or last month's Geographe Wine Show.
Award-winning wines from the Swan Valley Wine Show include Sittella’s Grand Vintage 2012, which won Best Sparkling Wine; and Faber Vineyard’s Swan Valley Verdelho 2013, which won Best Verdelho at the show.
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Other winners that visitors to UnWined Subiaco can expect to come across include: Best White Wine or Blend (other than Verdelho) - Sittella Museum Release Silk 2009; Best Red Wine or Blend (other than Shiraz) - Sittella Avant Garde Grenache 2016; Best Swan Valley White Table Wine - Sittella Museum Release Silk 2009; Best Swan Valley Red Table Wine - Sittella Avant Garde Grenache 2016; Best Fortified Wine of Show - Sittella Reserve Liqueur Muscat; Most Successful Producer - Sittella Winery; Best Table Wine of Show - Sittella Museum Release Silk 2009.
Winners from the Geographe Wine Show who will be exhibiting at UnWined Subiaco include: Geographe Wine of Show - Talisman Wines 2014 Zinfandel; Best Geographe Red Wine - Talisman Wines 2014 Zinfandel; Best Geographe Chardonnay - Fifth Estate Wines 2016 Chardonnay; Best Geographe White Blend - Willow Bridge Estate 2017 Water Dancer Semillon Sauvignon Blanc; Best Geographe Rose - Talisman Wines 2017 Arida; Best Geographe Sweet Table Wine - Vineyard 28 2017 Moscato; Best Geographe Sparkling Wine - Willow Bridge Estate Non-Vintage Blanc de Blanc; Most Successful Geographe Exhibitor - Willow Bridge Estate; Vineyard 28 - Silver medals for the 2017 Arneis and 2015 Nebbiolo.
And just the day before UnWined Subiaco opens its gates, the winners from the big one - The Wine Show of Western Australia - will be announced, hopefully with more winners for visitors try.
Last year's Club Lounge will be expanded to include complementary wine with a fantastic selection from Great Southern wine and food. Undercover tables and seating will provide a peaceful upmarket place to watch the world go by.
Guests will be free to explore the exhibitor lineup and its award winners, and then retreat to the Club Lounge to catch up with friends and other guests.
Live music will come from indie artists The Prefix and Arthur King.
The Club Lounge ticket includes event admission, a premium Plumm souvenir glass, complementary wine from the Club Lounge Bar and gourmet barbecue during the afternoon. Cost is $115 (pre-purchase only) for an afternoon of indulgence. For groups of 10 or more the cost is $99 a head.
For those looking to take their wine-tasting to a higher level, the organisers are again offering a premium souvenir Plumm wine glass for the event. The Plumm Tasting Ticket is available for pre-purchase for $36 and at the gate for $40.
General admission costs $26 for pre-purchase or $30 at the gate and includes entry, souvenir glass, access to wine sessions and cooking theatres, live music and complementary wine tasting.
Wines will also be available to buy by the glass to drink at the event, or by the bottle to take home.
A wine locker will be available to store bottles until visitors are ready to leave.
UnWined Subiaco will be open from 11.30am to 5.30pm on both days.
Tapas-styled food will be available for purchase.
Among the new wine and food exhibitors are: 10 Chains Winery from Pemberton; Below & Above from Pemberton; Core Cider from the Perth Hills, Miss Chow’s scrumptious dumplings; Poacher’s Ridge wines from the Great Southern; Rice Baby with its modern Asian cuisine; SuperSake with its premium Japanese sake, plum wine and shochu; The Fish Boss in its new look stand with its famous fishburgers; Margaret River’s Voyager Estate; and Wild Freight Train with its chillies, jams and preserves; along with many returning favourites.
As well as a host of wineries, pisco, sake, beer and cider will be available.
More details and tickets are available from www.wineandfood.com.au