The Lake House, Denmark, Western Australia
By Deborah Dickson-Smith
Published: 27 March, 2017
It’s one of the largest food and wine festivals in the Southern Hemisphere, spanning the bottom corner of Western Australia’s coastline and farming hinterland, with at least 50 events taking place in and around major centres such as Albany and Denmark – and it’s happening right now.
“When you talk about produce from Australia’s Great Southern region,” says festival organiser Richard Campbell, “you include words like fresh, natural, seasonal and exceptional.” So, says Campbell, while the festival will include appearances by celebrity chefs, delightful events and some of Australia’s most remarkably beautiful locations, it’s the food that will steal the spotlight. “Expect to taste excellent oysters, seafood, vegetables, dairy products and beef and lamb, as well as locally produced wine varietals such as Shiraz, Riesling and Pinot Noir, which all compete strongly on the world stage.”