Dates have been announced for the 2019 Singapore Airlines Swan Valley Wine Show.
Presented by the Swan Valley & Regional Winemakers Association, the show is recognised as one of the premier regional wine shows in Western Australia. Now in its 31st year, the show celebrates the region’s longstanding tradition of winemaking.
Each year hundreds of wines are submitted by wineries from the Swan Valley and Greater Perth Zone. Renowned for its Croatian and southern Italian heritage, the Swan Valley is the oldest wine region in Western Australia and the second oldest in Australia. In 2019, the Swan Valley celebrates 185 years of winemaking.
Judging for this year’s Swan Valley Wine Show will take place on Wednesday 6 November, followed by the exhibitor’s tasting on Thursday 7 November at Caversham House.
The winners will be unveiled at an illustrious Gala Awards Dinner at Mandoon Estate on November 8, which will showcase local wines and fine food during a 3-course meal and trophy presentation.
There is an experienced lineup of judges who will be attending the 2019 Singapore Airlines Swan Valley Wine Show, and this year, joining the judging panel as 2019’s international judge is Mr Lim Hwee Peng from Singapore. Mr Lim is the founder of Winecraft Marketing and Services and Singapore Dux of the AWRI Advanced Wine Assessment Course 2014. Along with his many other accreditations, Mr Lim is also know recognised by Wine Australia as an ‘Australian Wine Educator’.
Mr Lim joins two judging panels of expert wine judges. Leading the panel as Chief Judge, Cath Oates has a lengthy, international winemaking career spanning over 15 years.
Fellow judges include James Godfrey (Fortified Winemaker for Penfolds in the Barrossa Valley), ‘Len Evans Tutorial Scholar’ Courtney Treacher, Ann Marie Tamburri (owner of Vigna winery), Mike Bennie (wine editor at Delicious Magazine) and Ray Jordan, who has authored 17 West Australian Wine Guides and is current wine editor at Seven West Media.
The Swan Valley Wine Show is supported by Singapore Airlines, City of Swan, Roadshow DJs, Phenomenon Creative Events, Jackson McDonald, Labelmakers, Laffort Australia, MAP Bottling, SWAT Winery and Vineyard Supplies, Air Liquide, Cospak, Faber Vineyard, Saury, WA Wine Storage, Scoop Digital and Minuteman Press Midland.
To find out more and join the discussion, see the event page HERE.