Taste Great Southern: 10 Days 10 Must Do Events

Taste Great Southern is the foodie holiday you need in your life.

With up to 30 events centered around Albany, Denmark, Mt Barker, Porongurup, Frankland River, Katanning and Kojonup, dozens of chefs from Western Australia, the eastern States and overseas will showcase the best produce of the Great Southern.

But with so many events and so many stunning locations which ones should you highlight in the program?

10 Taste Great Southern Events in 10 Days

Women of the Region Luncheon

Join us as we celebrate the women behind this great region for a Cocktail and Canapé Affair at Hybla. Hear from the influential and inspiring Kim Tyrer, CEO & Winemaker of Galafrey Wines and ACCI Business Person of the Year and Amy Hamilton, award winning chef from Albany’s only hatted restaurant, Liberté. The event supports Food Bank Albany with $10 from each ticket sold donated along with all proceeds from the auctions!

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  • Date: 4th April
  • Location: Hybla Tavern, 11 Flinders Parade, Middleton Beach
  • Time: 12.00pm – 2.30pm
  • Cost: $75 Pre purchase only

Wish You Were Beer: Seafood, Shanties & Brews

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Ahoy maties!

Gather ye hearties and come aboard the Brig Amity for a night filled with seafood, shanties and brews. Experience the tasty seafood treats from Liberté’s Amy Hamilton, bountiful brews from Matt Wilson of Wilson Brewing Company and sing along with local favourites, The Shantymen.

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  • Date: 5th April
  • Location: Brig Amity – Princess Royal Drive, Albany
  • Time: 5.30pm – 9.30pm
  • Cost $150 Pre purchase only

Albany Wine & Food Festival

Enjoy the best of Great Southern’s wine, craft beer, cider, spirits, food, local produce and tourism in a festival to celebrate this great region!

You can sit in on a wine seminar with Alex Johnson from Plantagenet Wines and watch a Mystery Box challenge between Adam Liaw, Amy Hamilton and Geoff Richardson.

Buy some local produce and delicious tapas from some great foodies and for the kiddies, get their face painted, all while listening to some great live music!

Or for something special you can upgrade and indulge yourself in the VIP Lounge, an exclusive lounge retreat with wine and food included or learn and cook with the talented Perth chef, Sophie Budd in one of our Cooking School classes.

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  • Date: 6th April
  • Location: Eyre Park – Middleton Road, Middleton Beach, Albany
  • Time: 11.30am – 5.30pm


  • General $17 Pre purchase, $20 At the gate
  • Wine Seminar $10 extra
  • VIP Lounge $95 inc gate entry
  • Cooking School $75 inc gate entry

Galafrey Long Table Lunch

The Long Table Lunch set among the verandahs of Galafrey Wines cellar door boasting views of the undulating country, has quickly become a favourite event of Taste Great Southern.

Join Winemaker, Kim Tyrer and Chef, Stuart Laws, showcasing Galafrey Wines award-winning wines matched with fresh local seasonal produce in a five course degustation.

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  • Date: 7th April
  • Location: Galafrey Wines – 432 Quangellup Road, Mount Barker
  • Time: 12.00pm – 4.00pm
  • Cost: $125 Pre purchase only

Great Southern Wine Journey

The Great Southern has five distinctive wine sub regions, unique in Western Australia! They include Frankland River, Mount Barker, Porongurup, Albany and Denmark and all boast award winning wines.

Discover and learn more of what makes them special in a masterclass led by winemakers and 2018 Wine Communicator of the Year Max Allen. 

Ticket includes masterclass tastings from the sub regions with matching food, presentations by Max Allen and local winemakers and informal chats and tastings after the masterclass.

Wines will be presented in four brackets featuring Riesling, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet.

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  • Date: 9th April
  • Location: Albany Boatshed, Princess Royal Drive, Albany
  • Time: 5.30pm – 8.30pm
  • Cost: $75 Pre purchase only

Wonderful Wagyu – Why Not!

Hybla brings to the table a four-course degustation with three matching wines to satisfy all serious carnivores and lovers of quality beef. Direct from their farms, Hybla Tavern and Callan Boys will explore wagyu beef in different ways to tantalise and challenge the senses.

Anyone ready for a wagyu dessert?

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  • Date: 10th April
  • Location: Hybla Tavern – 11 Flinders Parade, Middleton Beach, Albany
  • Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
  • Cost: $85 Pre purchase only

Frankland River Cellar Door Experience

There are two sessions to the event, the first being a limited tasting of nine wines for one hour led by the winemakers and host, 2018 Wine Communicator of the Year Max Allen.

The second session you will have access to the amazing wines of the region with around ten wineries providing informal tastes and one on one discussions with visitors. Join us as you taste the amazing wine and enjoy canapes and hear about why this region is exceptional.

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  • Date: 11th April
  • Location: Albany Boatshed, Princess Royal Drive, Albany
  • Time: 5.30pm – 8.30pm


  • $60 for both sessions
  • $40 for session two

Lamb It Up

Join guest chef Kenny McHardy from Manuka Woodfire Kitchen, head chef Zach Pears from Castelli Vineyards and Mike Garland – Head Winemaker at Castelli Estate, as together they create a sizzling woodfired 3 Course Dinner with prime Denmark Grass Fed Lamb and matching award-winning Castelli wines. While enjoying food and wine can be serious, our special guest Gertrude WellEase will lighten the evening for you.

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  • Date: 12th April
  • Location: Castelli Vineyards, 390 Mount Shadforth Road, Denmark
  • Time: 6.00pm – 9.30pm
  • Cost: $145 Pre purchase only

The CWA Feast: A Celebration of Home and Country

Join us in a celebration of the history and tradition of the Country Women’s Association. A spectacular evening of storytelling, entertainment, wine from the Great Southern region and five courses of CWA Classics made with fresh, local produce by Scott Brannigan.

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  • Date: 13th April
  • Location: The Old Power Station, Premier Mill Hotel – Corner of Clive Street & Austral Terrace, Katanning
  • Time: 7.00pm – 10.00pm
  • Cost: $125 Pre purchase only

In the Raw

Explore the tastes of the Great Southern oceans with a selection of natural and cured oysters, marron and seafood prepared by Charlie Vargas from The Flour Factory and matched with fabulous wines presented by Rosie Singer from Zarephath Wines.

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  • Date: 14th April
  • Location: Ocean Foods International – Emu Point Boat Harbour, Swarbrick Street
  • Time: 11.00am – 2.30pm
  • Cost: $70 Pre-purchase only

This is but a taste of what is on offer at Taste Great Southern. For list of full events visit tastegreatsouthern.com.au.

Taste Great Souther Details

Date: April 4 to 14
Website: tastegreatsouthern.com.au
Facebook: facebook.com/TasteGreatSouthern
Instagram: @TasteGreatSouthern | #TasteGreatSouthern

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