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What You Can’t Miss At Aussie Wine Month

By Anna Franklyn
5th May 2016

Aussie Wine Month
Aussie Wine Month

We all know Australian wine is the absolute best and we have a heap of superheroes out there making the stuff exceptionally well. But how often do you reach for that trusty old label you’ve been drinking for years? There’s nothing wrong with having favourites, but don’t you think it’s time to branch out and discover something new?

Lucky for you, Wine Australia is bringing us the fifth annual Aussie Wine Month so we can celebrate all things wine, learn a thing or two, and and maybe drink a little vino in the AM with absolutely no feelings of guilt.

Here are our top five picks for the events you cannot miss at Aussie Wine Month in WA this May.

Game Of Rhones

Best. Event. Ever! A celebration of all the grape varieties from the Rhone Valley—think Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre and a bit of Viognier and Marsanne. There will be over 100 wines to taste and you get to decide which wine wins! Wines will be coming from Australia (of course) and New Zealand, plus there will be wines from ‘Beyond the Wall’ at the RHONE BAR #wineiscoming.

When: Sunday 22 May
Where: Perth Town Hall
Get more info here

Ultimate Leeuwin Degustation Experience

Helllloooo luxury. Time to get wined, dined and art-ined at Leeuwin Estate. Start with morning tea featuring some of the finest scones going around before a little behind the scenes tour of the winery. Then head on over to the art gallery to get your culture on until you’re ready for some wine tasting. Try and play it cool at the tasting because your about to have a seven course degustation dinner with matched wines and you’ll want to remember every bit of this.

When: Throughout May
Where: Leeuwin Estate
Get more info here

Meet The Makers At Happs Estate

Happs Estate know the way to our hearts. What way is that? Wine and cheese pairing of course. Start the day with a glass of bubbles before some behind the scenes action at the winery. Then sit down to a wine and cheese tasting in the Happs gardens. If the five wines and paired cheese isn’t enough, you can grab a hamper with cheeses from the Yallingup Cheese Company and some wine (of course) to enjoy in the garden.

When: Saturday 28 May 10am and Sunday 29 May 12pm
Where: Happs Estate
Get more info here

Picardy Wine Dinner At Duende

Picardy wine and dinner from Duende’s Head Chef John Stone—sounds like a winning combo to us. You’ll get to taste six of the very best from Picardy, including the Tete de Cuvvee Pinot Noir, matched with three courses from Duende which you know will be amazing!

When: Wednesday 25 May 6pm
Where: Duende
Get more info here

Vineyard Ramble At Harris Organic Wines

While Perthlings love to knock back a drink or three, we are also pretty committed to our health. How to balance the two? Enter Harris Organic Wines, Perth’s only organic winemaker. Take a stroll with winemaker Duncan Harris and learn a little something while your brain is still fresh. Follow that up with a wine tasting then have a tea or coffee and some of their famous biscuits before you head home.

When: Every Sunday in May at 9am
Where: Harris Organic Wines
Get more info here

Editor's note: This article is proudly sponsored by Aussie Wine Month and endorsed by The Urban List.  Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make The Urban List possible. Click here for more information on our editorial policy.

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