The 50th Anniversary of the planting of the first commercial vines in the Margaret River region will take place in 2017 and they are looking to celebrate in style!
The Margaret River Wine Association is working on a series of events from 16 – 18 November to coincide with the 2017 Gourmet Escape program. The events will be in recognition of 50 years of this modern wine community and its position as one of the world’s most compelling fine wine experiences.
Initial planning is for two key events with the first being a masterclass style Decade Tasting to take place at Vasse Felix; where the first vines were planted by Dr Tom Cullity in 1967. Set in iconic surroundings and carefully curated to tell the unique story of the region and the key varietals of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines will span the five decades of wine production, covering both established pioneers and up and coming brands and will be the most comprehensive review of Margaret River wine to date.
The second event will be a Margaret River Collaborative Cabernet Cuvee Gala Dinner. This event will include an En Primeur auction of a Margaret River Collaborative Cabernet Cuvee and will be held on the Saturday evening of the 2017 Gourmet Escape festival. The extensive menu will be specifically designed to complement some of the finest examples of Margaret River wine.
Work is also underway on a community festival style event in December. Open to one and all it will be a celebration of what so many locals have achieved over the past 50 years.