For casual sippers and wine enthusiasts alike, Fine Vines Festival is your opportunity to dive into the origins of some of Margaret River’s oldest wineries, who will be opening their cellars to pour back vintages, special releases and museum wines rarely unveiled to the public. Dive deep into single varietals, traverse through award-winning wines and gain the undivided attention of winemakers at the below events.
Join Fraser Gallop for a rustic long-table lunch and guided vertical wine tasting of twelve Wilyabrup vintages with Head Winemaker Clive Otto. Learn about the nuances of vintage variation and the powerful influence of the Wilyabrup terroir and its unique climate; and leave knowing how to pick a wine list winner every time. After your masterclass relax and indulge in a long lunch amongst the semillon vines.
Dive into forty years of sensational wine over four tastings with a grand tour through Willespie’s Cabernet Sauvignon. This unique tasting event, focusing on one single varietal, from the 1980s until now, offering a robust understanding of Margaret River’s most renowned and loved grape, Cabernet Sauvignon. Come to understand how a great Cabernet ages over time and learn what to expect when tannins soften and integrate. During the tasting, a light lunch will be served on the balcony overlooking the Willespie vines.
Discover a new dimension to viticulture with a rare and intimate tasting showcasing Cullen Wines’ biodynamic practices. Traverse through both their Legacy and Flagship wine series, gaining insights into what this representation of biodynamic viticulture expresses on the palate. Tasting of the Cullen Legacy Series will uncover another side to Cullen’s wine-making practices, using grapes grown on the same land using the same biodynamic practices, with each wine then taken on individual journeys to arrive at four very different destinations. Each wine was picked on a different day according to the biodynamic calendar and fermented in different barrels; barrels that themselves were made from trees harvested on different days according to the biodynamic calendar.
A Cape Mentelle tradition since 1982, this year’s exclusive International Cabernet Tasting will be yet another superb occasion, leaving a lasting impression on those lucky enough to attend. The elaborate blind tasting will showcase 20 exquisite 2020 vintage cabernets from the world’s finest Cabernet-producing regions including some of the greatest labels from around the world. After tasting, enjoy a sit-down lunch created by George Cooper and the Tiller Dining team using the freshest local produce, tailored to match the wines.
Fine Vines Festival takes place on Wadandi Boodja. Festival management acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and play, and ask you to tread lightly and with respect when you’re enjoying Fine Vine’s events.