Upper Reach Winery and Broad�s Restaurant hosted the event, also attended by distillers, brewers and industry representatives in the region.
Swan Valley and Regional Winemakers Association president Duncan Harris said it was a great time of year to reflect on a successful vintage.
�Our hands are now clean and the stickiness from the fortified (wines) is washed from our clothes,� he said.
He said the Valley�s favourable climate was more predictable than its European counterparts and made for solid vintages year in, year out.
�The spring of last year was warm and at one stage I thought we might be picking grapes before Christmas,� Mr Harris said.
�However, December was cool and set things up for us quite nicely.
�In February we had 40mm of rain, which was just after most of our white pickings and just before reds were picked, which gave the grapes a drink and as one winemaker said, �The reds are just fantastic this year�.�
Guest speaker Matt Katich spoke about changes in the table grape industry and the tourism opportunities arising.