When it comes to fresh produce, local wines, pretty picnics and long weekends, we’ve made our love for them very clear—so you can only imagine our excitement when the program for the inaugural four-day long Pinot Picnic in Southern Forests dropped.
Taking place throughout the heart of Karri Tree country from Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 February, the Pinot Picnic program is the stuff of wine-loving foodies’ dreams. Featuring food and farm tours, wine and cheese workshops, oysters and sparkling plus an unmissable cocktail reception on the opening evening, there are plenty of incredible events that will have you working your way through regional pinot wines and the finest local produce all weekend long.
Our top picks? If you love pork as much as you love Pinot, you’d better make sure you set up a waterside picnic spot at Lost Lake Winery from 11am on Saturday 13th. The day will be dedicated to celebrating Chinese New Year—renowned chef and truffle grower David Coomer will be creating some delish bao buns using estate raised pork and fresh marron from the lake. Of course, they’ll be paired with a range of Pinot noir, rosé and sparkling.
For a more romantic option, book a spot on the Lost Lake deck on Valentine’s Day and take in gorgeous garden and vineyard views while feasting on freshly shucked oysters and sipping on premium Pinot varieties.
If you won’t be able to make it to Southern Forests for this weekend of wining and dining, don’t fret! No matter where you are in Australia, you’ll be able to explore the tastes of WA from home with a gourmet picnic hamper. Lay out the picnic rug in your backyard or local park and enjoy Pinot wines in your very own PLUMM stemless wine glasses, paired with delicious picnic snacks including roasted nuts, truffle honey, wafer crackers, dried apple slices and more.
While you're out that way, check out all the best things to do in the Southern Forests.