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Make Your Own Gin At This Food, Wine And Fun-Filled Weekend In The Swan Valley

By Madison Lowe
1st Oct 2020

Drone shot of Mandoon Estate in the Swan Valley

If your idea of a good time involves gourmet eats, amazing wine and the great outdoors, boy do we have exciting news for you. Bringing us all of that and more, Entwined in the Valley is taking over more than 20 of our favourite Swan Valley wineries and venues from Friday 9 October to Sunday 11 October. 

Local producers, artisans, winemakers and the Swan Valley businesses we know and love have all teamed up to deliver a dynamic program of events for all ages, tastes and budgets—from bottomless brunches and nougat-making masterclasses to family fairs and fresh produce markets, there’s something for everyone.

We’ve done the hard yards and rounded up some of the best events happening over the weekend, but you can go and get familiar with the full program of events here.

Explore The World Of Cheese And Gin At Old Young’s Distillery

The team at Old Young’s are about to change your life. Not often paired together, cheese and gin are actually a match made in heaven. Go ahead and find out exactly what we mean by grabbing a ticket to this cheese and gin extravaganza where you can sip on gin varieties from Old Young’s award-winning range while indulging in cheeses from The Cheese Maker

Make Your Own Mondo Nougat

Satisfy your sweet tooth at this epic nougat-making masterclass at Mondo Nougat. You’ll be taught all about the history of this creamy, chewy treat before trying your hand at making your own custom flavour to take home. With tickets going for just $29 or 2 for $50, that sounds like a pretty sweet deal—you can get yours here.

Take A Wine Tasting Class At Upper Reach Winery

There’s an art to tasting wine, and thanks to the legends at Upper Reach Winery you’ll be able to walk away from their wine appreciation class with all the know-how to make you a pro. Taking place among the winery’s barrels, you’ll be able to check out the impressive production area while being taught everything you need to know about wine.

Create Your Own Bottle Of Swan Valley Gin

Throw on your best Gatsby-inspired attire and learn how to make your own gin at Pandemonium Estate’s Speakeasy, hosted by Swan Valley Gin Company. Throughout this fun-filled night you’ll be treated to a gin and tonic on arrival, cheese boards and wood fired pizza, but most importantly you’ll be walking away with a 500ml bottle of Bathtub Gin that you get to create yourself. Tickets are limited, and you can get yours here.

Feast On Bottomless Brunch At Mandoon Estate

Gather your mimosa-loving pals and get ready to laze around at the stunning Mandoon Estate for two hours at their bottomless brunch. Happening at the estate’s fine dining restaurant, Wild Swan, you’ll be able to feast on flaky pastries and other delicate delights while sipping away on free-flowing breakfast cocktails, bubbles, wines and beers. Join the waiting list for tickets here.

Want more? Live it up at the gin high tea hitting Perth in October.

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