{Foodie Event & GIVEAWAY} City Wine – June 5th & 6th

City Wine

From the people that brought us the Unwined festival (Subiaco) and Sunset Wine (Scarborough) – City Wine is hitting the city on June the 5th and 6th. Last year, we visited City Wine, which is found at the Urban Orchard at Perth’s Cultural Centre – overlooking the city skyline. There’s lots of seating for enjoying a glass and some good food and live music.IMG_2049

It features some boutique wineries from many regions of WA – Margaret River, Ferguson Valley and Swan Valley to name a few; Swanbrook Wines, Happs (my fave!) 3 drops, Howling Wolves Wines, House of Cards Wine and many more. See the full list at City Wine’s website.

I do enjoy a vino of two; everything from a sweet Rose,’ to a fruity SSB, a nice smooth Shiraz or pinot noir. I had quite a few tastings and of those I really enjoyed the House of Cards Rose, it was excellent. That cellar door is located on Caves Road, Margret River (next to Gabriel Chocolate). I will be stopping by next time we’re in Margs!IMG_2065

I also really liked the Swanbrook Winery’s Chenin Blanc. I wasn’t familiar with this Swan Valley winery, but found out that it was formally Charlie’s Estate (and Evans and Tate before that). It’s since been taken over by a local family and they have a little café there too.IMG_2063

I also bumped into fellow blogger Casey – who has a great wine blog “Travelling Corkscrew”. If you love wine I’d definitely recommend that you check that blog out http://travellingcorkscrew.com/

Of course you can’t have a glass of wine without food – there are some excellent choices; Pizza Queens, The Hummus Club, Braised Bros – to name a few.IMG_2044

Entry is $25 ($21 if you book online), which includes all wine tastings and a tasting glass.

The urban orchard is located right next to the main city train station, so taking public transport there is super easy. More info at http://bit.ly/1RjB1kR

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To win one of three double passes to City Wine on Friday 5th of June simply answer this question in the comments below… What is your favourite winery featured at City Wine this year? A full list is at City Wine Exhibitors . For a bonus entry, sign up to my email blog alerts (in the right hand column on my blog) and never miss a foodie post!

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City Wine – Festival on this Saturday

IMG_2068From the people that brought us the Unwined festival (Subiaco) and Sunset Wine (Scarborough) – a new wine festival is hitting the city right now! We visited City Wine this afternoon – it’s on till 8.30pm tonight (Friday) and noon till 6pm tomorrow (Saturday).IMG_2043

City Wine is found at the Urban Orchard at Perth’s Cultural Centre – overlooking the city skyline. There’s lots of seating for enjoying a glass and some good food and live music.IMG_2049

It features some boutique wineries from many regions of WA – Margaret Rver, Ferguson Valley and Swan Valley to name a few; Settlers Ridge Organic Wines, Swanbrook Wines, Swooping Magpie Wines, Upper Reach Winery, Talisman Wines, Woodgate Wines, Juniper Estate Wines, Howling Wolves Wines, House of Cards Wine and more.IMG_2048

I do enjoy a vino of two; everything from a sweet Rose,’ to a fruity SSB, a nice smooth Shiraz or pinot noir. I had quite a few tastings and of those I really enjoyed the House of Cards Rose, it was excellent. That cellar door is located on Caves Road, Margret River (next to Gabriel Chocolate). I will be stopping by next time we’re in Margs!IMG_2065

I also really liked the Swanbrook Winery’s Chenin Blanc. I wasn’t familiar with this Swan Valley winery, but found out that it was formally Charlie’s Estate (and Evans and Tate before that). It’s since been taken over by a local family and they have a little café there too.IMG_2063

The ladies over at Fuddling Cup are very friendly and they have an interesting story of how the wine got its name. I also bumped into fellow blogger Casey – who has a great wine blog “Travelling Corkscrew”. If you love wine I’d definitely recommend that you check that out http://travellingcorkscrew.com/IMG_2057

Of course you can’t have a glass of wine without food – there are some excellent choices; Simply Paella, Shak Shuka, Just In Time Gourmet, Bunga Raya Satay, Miss Tartufo and one of my fave Jumplings (Japanese Dumplings).IMG_2046

Entry is $25 ($21 if you book online), which includes all wine tastings and a tasting glass.

The urban orchard is located right next to the main city train station, so taking public transport there is suer easy. More info at http://www.wineandfood.com.au/#!city-wine/c1hlpIMG_2044