Taste Great Southern

Celebrating the amazing food & wine of the Great Southern.

Dates have been announced for the 15th year of Australia’s most diverse food and wine festival, Taste Great Southern.

It will run from April 4 to 14 and this year will focus on 10 full days of events.

Eat. Drink. Discover. Stay

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.

MasterChef winner, prolific cookbook author and television presenter Adam Liaw will lead a line-up of dozens of chefs at the Taste Great Southern food and wine festival.

Adam Liaw

Adam will be making the following appearances across the event:

  • Women of the Region Lunch at Hybla Tavern in Albany on Thursday, April 4, the
  • Rockcliffe Night Market on Friday, April 5 in Denmark, the
  • Albany Wine and Food Festival at Eyre Park in Albany on Saturday April 6 and
  • Light It Up – the special event planned for the Field of Light: Avenue of Honour on Sunday, April 7 as part of the festival which will run from April 4 to 14.

Event Director, Richard Campbell from CMS Events is excited to be able to work with the region after being appointed for another three years.

“It is a privilege to promote such a produce and attraction rich region,” he said.

“Previous guest chefs at Taste Great Southern, like Marco Pierre White, Miguel Maestre, Colin Fassnidge and Justine Schofield have raved about the produce coming from the south of the State.

“In 2019 the stars of the show will be produce like the region’s marron, Wagyu beef, asparagus and berries, the incredible seafood and of course the stunningly diverse array of wine styles from across the region,” Richard said.

Watch: Taste Great Southern 2018 Highlights

2019 will be all about experiences

“Last year our visitors told us they loved the experiences that went with the stunning food and wine, whether that was sharing marron with MasterChef’s Justine Schofield at the Lake House in Denmark, wandering the Albany Wine & Food Festival with superstar British chef Marco Pierre White or being part of the excitement of the Secret Dinner that whisked diners away for an Indonesian feast prepared by celebrity chef Chandra Yudasswara and local chef Vincent Lim.

“They couldn’t get enough of Amy Hamilton and Wilson Brewing’s Wish You Were Beer on the Brig Amity, gathering together for In The Raw Seafood and Wine and delighting in Paul Iskov’s Fervor foraged food at Three Anchors in Albany.

“We’ll be putting those kinds of experiences at the top of our visitors’ agenda,” he said.

Added to the beautiful produce of the region is a backdrop of extraordinary scenic beauty.

“There will be much to see, do and taste,” Richard said.

Tourism Minister Paul Papalia said the State Government, through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program, was pleased to support Taste Great Southern until 2021.

“It is fantastic to see the event grow over the past 14 years into one of the State’s top food and wine festivals,” he said.

“The festival not only helps to showcase the region’s world-class produce, but also attracts many visitors which provides a boost to local businesses, tourism services and accommodation providers.

“Supporting regional events, in particular food and wine events, is a key part of the State Government’s Two-Year Action Plan to increase visitors to WA, and encourage them to stay longer and do more while they are here.”

For full list of current events are being announced progressively with details at tastegreatsouthern.com.au

Taste Great Southern Details

A festival that celebrates the amazing food & wine of the Great Southern.

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

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