Entwined in the Valley: fringe events offering sample of Swan Valley delights

Anna Polyviou.
Anna Polyviou.

A RANGE of exciting fringe events will take place around this year’s Entwined in the Valley Degustation Dinner, giving food and wine lovers the chance to sample the delights of the Swan Valley.

The festival kicks off on Friday morning with an Asparagus Masterclass at Edgecombe Brothers; the master class has become popular with foodies from all over Perth thanks to the knowledge of local grower Alf Edgecombe.

On Friday afternoon, lovers of sparkling wine will be in their element at Harris Organic Wines where owner Duncan Harris will demonstrate disgorging and guests will be able to taste the wine before and after dosage.

If you are a meat lover, you could then continue into the evening at Shanks and Shiraz at Lancaster Wines, where a mouth-watering selection of slow cooked lamb shanks can be washed down with some of the winery’s finest reds.

On Saturday, a chocolate and wine master class will take place at Providore, you can enjoy outdoor movies with a pizza at Free Range Flicks at The Henley Brook, and unearth a host of Swan Valley secrets with Caroline Taylor and other local food personalities at Swan Valley Unearthed.

Headline chef Anna Polyviou will also run a ‘Anna’s Mess Master class’ at Caversham House on Saturday where lucky guests will learn the 74 complex steps of her signature dessert.

On Sunday, the popular Easels at Entopia will run at Entopia Wines where participants can let their creative juices flow as they put brush to canvas and create their very own masterpieces with a glass of wine in hand.

Sunday also sees the signature event of the festival happen with the annual Degustation Dinner at Mandoon Estate.

Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright said the festival, now in its third year, was a fantastic time to take in the many epicurean delights of the Swan Valley.

“We’re just coming out of a horribly cold winter and spring has well and truly sprung in the Valley,” Cr Wainwright said.

“With so many wonderful events taking place out here, it’s the perfect time to come and enjoy everything the Swan Valley has to offer.”

The Swan Valley is also Australia’s only Humane Food Region; named by the RSPCA in 2014 for its ethical treatment of animals and producing high quality produce.

For a full program of events and to book tickets, visit www.entwinedinthevalley.com.au.