The Swan Valley Wine Show is recognised as being one of the premier regional wine shows in Western Australia.
- Dates:Oct 8
- Venue:Sandalford Wines
- Hosted By:Sandalford Wines
- Type:Adults Only
- Food & Drink:Winery Events,Wine
The annual Swan Valley Wine Show will consist of Wine Judging on Wednesday 6 October, followed by a Twilight Showcase on Friday 8 October at Sandalford Wines which will incorporate the Exhibitor's Tasting and trophy presentations for all of our category winners.
Our judging panels of expert wine judges include Kim Horton (Chief Judge), Erin Larkin, Lance Parkin, Ross Pamment, Jason Conti, Emma Farrelly, Will Roser, Ryan Aggiss, Severine Logan and associate judges Jack Criddle and Sarah Johnstone.
Each year hundreds of wines are submitted by wineries from the Swan Valley and Greater Perth Zone. The Swan Valley is the oldest wine region in Western Australia, the second oldest wine region in Australia and this will be our 33rd annual wine show.
The Swan Valley Wine Show would not be possible without the generous support of our partners City of Swan, Liquor Barons, Labelmakers Group, MAP Bottling, SWAT Winery and Vineyard Supplies, Air Liquide, Cospak, Faber Vineyard, WA Grapes / Vinro Wine Filtration, Scoop Digital and Minuteman Press Midland.
An art exhibition of bee bums and botanical bestiary, bounty and fragility.
- Dates:Oct 2 - 31
- Time(s):Fri, Sat, Sun 10am-4pm
- Venue:Linton and Kay Galleries, Mandoon Estate
- Hosted By:Judy Rogers
- Ticket Price:Free
- Art Exhibitions:Painting
The works in this exhibition praise the enchanted cacophony available to us when we take the time to truly interact with nature and remind us at the same time of its bounty and unnerving fragility.
These works, depicting familiar plants and insects, are alive with colour explosions and vibration.
Rogers has invented hybrid plants that display new features and different characteristics from their parents, becoming something altogether new.
In a series of her botanical bestiary, she has built insects from the same plants that uses them as pollinators to show that they are dependent on each others’ well-being.
The works are meant to amuse, but they also symbolize the abundance of creation. Similarly in 1590, Giuseppe Arcimboldo painted his royal patron, the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II, as a heap of fruits and vegetables, with pea pod eyelids and a gourd for a forehead.
Watercolour paintings and mixed media sculptures are on show.