November 2 & 3
Local wine lovers and visitors from around the state are encouraged to show their support for Geographe Crush which enters its seventh year in 2013. The event is an important part of showing off the wines of the Geographe region and has seen the wines grow in reputation since 2007.
The event was threatened this year after the withdrawal of full support by the City of Bunbury who along with the Shire of Capel has backed the event since its inception. Importantly Capel have continued their backing, along with venue support from the City of Bunbury. The organisers are pleased to announce that Tourism WA through Eventscorp have come on board for the first time with the necessary funding to keep the event alive and are keen to see food and wine as a major tourism driver for the region.
“The event has enjoyed solid success over the years with rain playing a part in lowering numbers attending in the past two years”, said event manager Richard Campbell, “but importantly the popularity of the event has always been strong, which has reflected in the growing reputation of the wines produced in the Geographe Wine Region”.
“It is now time for wine lovers and people of the region who want to see the event grow to get right behind Crush this year and attend to show their support”.
“There has been a lot of effort by many people over the years to create something that can bring people into the region to enjoy the wine and food available and the response from Tourism WA has been encouraging.”
“I am very pleased that we are able to continue the event in 2013 with some minor modifications, but still with great wines and food on offer”.
The stakeholders have agreed that after the 2103 event, serious discussions will be held to review all aspects of its delivery and involvement of all regional supporters. It will create an exciting future for the event and the region.
Crush promotes wines produced from Harvey in the north, to the hills of Collie, Dardanup and Donnybrook, down to coastal flats of Capel and Busselton. All areas located within a short driving distance Bunbury, making the region easy and convenient to explore.
The event is held over one Sunday and encourages attendees to spend more time to discover the region visiting cellar doors and attractions many of which will be promoting at the event.
Entry to the exhibition is just $20 and includes your tasting glass and free tastings, seminars and entertainment. Wine is available to purchase by the glass or even purchase something to take home for later. Food and meals can be purchased on site.
Pre purchase can be made at a discounted rate of $16 and available through the website www.wineandfood.com.au.
You are also encouraged to enjoy and join in the conversations on www.Facebook.com/GeographeCrush. Look out for competitions and opportunities to win tickets and share some of your favourite wine and food journeys.
November 2 & 3