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Grape fun at wine festival

Tayler NealeAlbany Advertiser

With sweeping views of the Stirling Ranges, the Porongurup Wine Festival will return to Karrivale on Sunday for a day of culinary delight and entertainment.

Now in its 28th year, the biggest wine festival in the Great Southern comprises a variety of activities including a wine masterclass, a cooking demonstration, and the popular grape stomping competition.

Nine local wineries will supply produce on the day to go with an array of food stalls and live music.

Renowned Australian sommelier Dan Wegner will host the wine masterclass, which will include tastings of riesling, chardonnay, pinot noir and shiraz, with limited places available.

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The One Wok Wonder will consist of a cooking demonstration by celebrity chefs Anna Gare and Don Hancey, along with a cooking competition for students and adults.

The music program will be headlined by local band Blue Stuka and The Cyclone Tracee Band, while CircaSEA will run acrobatic performances and circus workshops throughout the day.

The Great Grape Stomp has built up a reputation as a crowd favourite, with teams of two competing to crush a barrel of grapes as quickly as possible.

Event co-ordinator Nichola Broad said it would be a fun day for all involved.

“We are looking forward to a great day showcasing Porongurup fine wine, accompanied with local foods, festival stalls and entertainment for the whole family,” she said.

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