Margaret River on Tour: everything you need to know about this wine, food and travel showcase
· 5 October 2018
Over 30 wine, food and travel purveyors from Margaret River will be in Singapore from 8 to 12 October. Check out these exciting events to uncover what Margaret River has to offer, plus the chance to win a trip for two to the beautiful wine region.
Whether you are a wine lover or a true blue road trip fan, Western Australia’s Margaret River would have been on your travel radar at one point or another. If the idea of drinking your way through a variety of quality handcrafted wines across the famous wine region or the prospect of driving past some of the best sceneries along Caves Road excites you, you wouldn’t want to miss this. From 8 to 12 October, 30 of Margaret River’s finest wine, food and travel purveyors will be arriving in Singapore to present an exciting showcase called Margaret River On Tour. Think social masterclasses, wine pairing dinners and more.
Here are the highlights:
Wine Buff Wannabe – Margaret River Exposed
Get your spirits up at MONTI restaurant where you can mingle with fellow wine enthusiasts, as well as sample and learn more about 30 of Margaret River’s top-rated wines from the likes of Fraser Gallop Estate, McHenry Hohnen Vintners, Chapman Grove Wines and more. The social masterclass will also highlight the wonderful features of Margaret River and how its wines are influenced by the region’s terroir.
There will also be opportunities to chat with the friendly wine producers from Margaret River and have them share their latest updates on the wine region. What’s more, you will also enjoy a 30% discount off any wine purchase during the event with a complimentary next-day delivery. Best time to stock up for Christmas, we say.
Reserve your tickets here.
Date: 8th October 2018, Monday
Venue: Monti, 82 Collyer Quay
Operation Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Liquid Gold – An Icon Chardonnay Degustation
Tuesday is the new Friday at the recently refurbished Gunther’s Restaurant. There, Cape Lodge chef Tony Howell will prepare an impressive seven-course dinner that promises to highlight some of best of Western Australia produce. The wines, of course, will take centre stage too. Chardonnays is one of Margaret River’s flagship varietals and Howell will be pairing dishes with the food-friendly varietal from Flametree Wines, Vasse Felix, Xanadu Wines, Woodland Wines, Pierro Margaret River Vineyards and Cape Lodge. Indeed, Tuesdays have never tasted this good.
Book your seats here.
Date: 9th October 2018, Tuesday
Venue: Gunther’s Restaurant, 36 Purvis Street #01-03
Operation Time: 7pm – 10.30pm
Seasons On The Hill
Now, if there’s one showcase event you shouldn’t miss, it’s Margaret River On Tour’s Seasons On The Hill. The scenic location – Tamarind Hill restaurant, which is housed in a colonial, heritage bungalow in Labrador Park – will immediately set you in the mood for some wines. Be sure to ready your glasses as you prepare to meet over 30 Margaret River operators who will take you through what the region has to offer. You’ll find a mix of established wineries, such as Vasse Felix, Moss Wood Wines, Cullen Wines (for biodynamic wine fans) alongside newer boutique names like Windows Estate and L.A.S Vino.
Seasons On The Hill also includes seasonal delights prepared by Western Australian chefs Evan Hayter and Tony Howell. Fine food producers like Margaret River Nougat Company and Rocky Ridge Brewing will also be there to present their specialties.
With so much wining and merriment, you may even be inspired to book your next flight to Margaret River. The tour operators will be on-site to assist with your travel enquiries. (Don’t miss the whale-watching experience!)
Get your tickets here.
Date: 11th October 2018, Thursday
Venue: Tamarind Hill, 30 Labrador Villa Road
Operation Time: 6pm – 9.30pm
Pressed and Fermented at Salted and Hung
Australian chef Drew Nocente, who runs a modern Australian restaurant specialising on cured meats in Singapore, will team up with chef Evan Hayter of Arimia Estate for a four-course menu with snacks. Expect the stars of Western Australian produce like ethically raised pork and trout, as well as Wagyu beef from Margaret River to feature on the menu.The dishes will be paired with some of the best wines from Arimia Estate, Cape Grace Wines and Woody Nook wines.
Book your tickets here.
Date: 12th October 2018, Friday
Venue: Salted and Hung, 12 Purvis Street.
Operation Time: 7.00pm – 10.30pm
Win a trip to Margaret River
After all the drinking and eating, it would be a bonus to win some prizes. If the idea of two return air tickets to Perth, a three-night stay at Smiths Beach Resort, daily breakfast and a dinner at Lamonts Margaret River, and a Vasse Felix Epicurean Tour, sounds perfect to you, wait no more. From now till 14 October, log on to www.margaretriverontour.com/win/ and participate in the lucky draw. The very best of luck to you!