The Great Southern region of Western Australia represents one of the most diverse and engaging food and wine regions you could imagine! Located along the pristine southern coastline and expanding into the farming hinterland it includes major centres Albany, Denmark, Mt Barker, Kojonup and Katanning. It also boasts some of the most beautiful and unique natural tourism attractions in the state.
When you talk about Great Southern produce, you include words like fresh, natural, seasonal and exceptional. Foods like oysters and seafood, cereal crops, beef and sheep, vegetables and milk products all excel on the south coast and the wine varietals such as Shiraz, Riesling and Pinot Noir all compete strongly on the world stage.
The main sub regions are all proud of what they produce and include the locations of Frankland River, Mt Barker, Porongurup, Denmark and Albany.
Taste Great Southern runs for 18 days, stretching over three weekends and two weeks and positioned just prior to the first term school holidays. The program is designed to attract people to the region while the weather is still enjoyable and businesses are in a strong resource position. Visitors are invited to stay over a few days or a week and to take in more than one event as well as enjoy the local attractions on offer.
Key satellite events Graze Mount Barker and Porongurup Wine Festival are also promoted in the lead up to the festival.
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