Top drops put to the test

South Western Times
Donnybrook Food and Wine Festival committee members Shane Sercombe and Gail Goldsworthy.
Camera IconDonnybrook Food and Wine Festival committee members Shane Sercombe and Gail Goldsworthy. Credit: Zoe Keenan

Prepare to be wined and dined at the 2019 Donnybrook Food and Wine Festival this month.

In the 13th instalment of the South West town’s biggest annual celebration of the region’s fine wines and fresh produce, the organisers are promising their biggest yet.

What started as a group of producers coming together to put their best on display, has evolved into an event attended by thousands every year.

This year event organisers are introducing a marquee for people to enjoy local drops and some shade while exploring the festival offerings.

Punters will have a chance to meet local wine producers and this year’s highlights include demonstrations from The Spice Mistress Sarina Kamini, as well as Golden Plate nominee chef Chris Ngu from Donnybrook’s Asian-fusion restaurant Village Harvest.

WA’s first edible insects farm, Grubs Up, will give a cooking demonstration.

A line-up of performances during the day include the Donnybrook Dance Academy, Kate Hindle, Guy and a Girl and country music band Country Nightliners.

This year will see the return of the popular veteran and vintage motorcycles and vintage and classic cars on display.

The free festival will kick off at 10am on Saturday, November 30, at the Donnybrook Amphitheatre on South Western Highway.

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