The Blackwood Valley is one of Western Australia’s newest wine regions, being gazetted as a wine region in 1998. The region has increasingly taken advantage of its favourable soils and Mediterranean climate, with dry summers and wet winters, to produce wines of class and distinction.
There are now more than 50 vineyards and around 15 cellar doors and wine producers in the area. Grape varieties represented in the region include Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, and many of the wines have won major awards.
The fertile farmlands and orchards of the Blackwood Valley are ideal not only for grape production but also for producing award winning fruit wines and ciders. For more details visit https://blackwoodvalleywine.com.au
Over 50 stalls will be tasting and selling everything from fresh organic beef to local preserves and pastries.
An evening with the South West Opera ensemble under the stars at the Jalbrook Estate, Balingup.
Western Australia’s premier country music festival featuring live music, dance, street parade, awards and Western Australia’s biggest bush poets breakfast.
Held in conjunction with the Country Music Festival, this has become the biggest ute and truck muster in Western Australia. A premier WA event with excellent prizes.
The Nannup Music Festival, set in the beautiful jarrah forest by the Blackwood River, celebrating fabulous folk music, poetry, dance and street theatre. Six venues feature performances by a variety of local and international artists.
Blackwood isn’t as far as people think. It’s a leisurely 3 hour drive from the city. Alternately there are Transperth Services as well private tours with companies such BlueValley Coaches, Sunset Tours and Wicked Limousines.