Friday, August 12, 2022

A celebration of wine at Margaret River’s Fine Vines Festival

Wine lovers, this is your moment in the sun!


The Fine Vines Festival is officially here this spring for ten days, from October 14 to 23, 2022. There’s so much to explore: masterclass deep dives, exquisite fine dining lunches, garden parties, DJ & street food combos, and strolling through the vines shoulder-to-shoulder with the experts.


Regardless of whether you’re a wine aficionado or a newbie with a budding interest, this event should be jotted into your calendar. And if you’re hunting through the events wondering which would be best suited to you, well, Fine Vines have a snazzy little quiz to help lead you in the right direction. Take the Fine Vines quiz.


Five of the best: What to do at Fine Vines Festival 2022


1. Wine on the Water

Best for: Sophisticated thrills

Sipping a crisp vino whilst watching sunrays dance across the water, the wind teasing your hair … maybe even spotting a whale splashing about in the bay. Sounds like a dream? Hop aboard a catamaran for Wine on the Water, where you’ll experience a sunset cruise complete with canapés and tastings of Clairault Streicker wine.

Where: Dunsborough Boat Ramp

When: Friday October 14, 2022

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Image by Lauren Trickett

Image by Lauren Trickett

2. Cape Mentelle 40th International Cabernet Tasting

Best for: Dedicated wine aficionados

Serious wine buffs, step this way please. If you’re after something a little bit special, consider joining this exquisite blind tasting experience. On offer are two dozen recent vintages, plus a selection of some of the greatest cabernets from around the world. This event is rounded out with a divine dining experience courtesy of Tiller Dining.

Where: Cape Mentelle, Margaret River

When: Friday October 21, 2022

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3. On the Lawn at Xanadu

Best for: Social vibes

If you like the idea of a garden party with a casual social vibe and great food, nab yourself tickets to this event. On the pretty grounds of Margaret River’s Xanadu, you’ll be treated to a sun soaked afternoon on the lawns with live music and hawker-style Southeast Asian food stations to wander. If you like your wine with a good time, don’t miss this one.

Where: Xanadu, Margaret River

When: Saturday October 15, 2022

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Image by Lauren Trickett

Image by Lauren Trickett

4. Busselton Wine Hop

Best for: Enjoyment at your own pace

Choose your own adventure! What could be more pleasant than combining wine tasting with a leisurely springtime stroll? Join this self-guided walking tour of ten local wine producers, including Credaro Wines and Woody Nook, and discover some secret lesser-known producers while you’re there.

Where: Multiple locations in Busselton

When: Saturday October 22, 2022

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5. Vintage Matters

Best for: Education

Learn about climate, weather, and vintage variations with those in the know, who will bring you an insightful and entertaining schooling into exactly why and how vintages matter. Add in a bonfire, a long-table marquee lunch, and you have yourself a winning day.

Where: Fraser Gallop Estate, Wilyabrup

When: Saturday October 22, 2022

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Image courtesy of Fraser Gallop Estate

Image courtesy of Fraser Gallop Estate

Visit the Fine Vines website to see the entire schedule – but make sure you book tickets before they sell out as this event is popular. Browse our portfolio of luxury holiday homes today and enjoy a wine-filled getaway exploring some of WA’s finest drops.


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