The Swan Valley of Western Australia boasts bountiful options for food, drinks and memorable experiences. It’s a one-of-a-kind destination for those with exquisite taste, thanks to its rich Aboriginal and Mediterranean migration history and influences and its collection of the oldest grape vines in the region. Can you picture all of these wonderful offerings in Singapore?
We certainly can. Because this week, the Swan Valley will show it off the region’s bountiful produce at an exhibition at the Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview on 30 March 2023. The exhibition will introduce guests to the region’s abundant produce, artisanal items, and award-winning wines, spirits, ciders, and beers.
A taste of Swan Valley awaits guests
At the event, guests can enjoy a taste of the Swan Valley experience by indulging in the following activities.
For those looking for a rare taste, they can sip some spirits from Old Young’s Distillery, recently named Craft Producer of the Year and Brand Innovator of the Year at the 2023 Icons of Gin awards in London.
Continue your Swan Valley experience by having a drink of the award-winning wines from Nikola Estate made by WA Winemaker of the Year, Damian Hutton.
Other activities include creating your own flavours of nougat with Mondo Nougat or tucking into authentic bush ticker with Dale Tilbrook Experiences. For your social media content creation, take some snaps from the Swan Valley-Instagrammable displays set up in the venue.
To learn more about the Swan Valley region, you can take a close look at the products from Bailey Brewing Co, Sandalford Wines, The House of Honey, Morish Nuts, John Kosovich Wines, Limeburners & Giniversity in the Valley, Funk Cider, Pasta in the Valley and The Vines Resort.
Western Australia’s oldest winery region
Located only 25 minutes from Perth, the capital of Western Australia, the Swan Valley is the state’s oldest wine region and Australia’s second-oldest overall. When it comes to producing high-quality cuisine, wines and spirits, the Valley really shows that it can hold its own. The region boasts of about fifty wineries there, as well as twelve breweries and cideries and ten distilleries.
The Swan Valley Visitor Centre was entered into the Hall of Fame after being named Australia’s greatest tourist center at the 2019 QANTAS Australian Tourism Awards.
Sandalford Wines, Wild Swan at Mandoon Estate, and Old Young’s Kitchen are just a few examples of the award-winning restaurants in WA that feature the work of enthusiastic, imaginative chefs and feature only the finest Western Australian ingredients.
City of Swan Mayor David Lucas, who is leading a team of City officials and Swan Valley businesses to the showcase, has commented on the undeniable interest in the region’s food and culture among Singaporeans.
After Swan Valley reopened in March 2022, Mayor Lucas noted that Singaporeans were among the first visitors to return. He said that tourists from Singapore wanted to see the countryside, stay on farms, and snap up the remainder of the season’s prized table grapes and award-winning wines.
Bringing the Swan Valley to Singapore
For Singaporeans who have yet to decide in flying to Western Australia, the showcase event will surely convince them to book their flights soon.
The Swan Valley in Singapore 2023 event will provide visitors a taste of the region, which is a semi-rural hideaway with easy access to the centre of Perth and a plethora of fresh produce from farm markets, gourmet artisan goods, award-winning beer, ciders, wine, and spirits.
City of Swan Chief Executive Officer Stephen Cain said that in today’s increasingly competitive tourism market, it is greatly commendable for Singapore to support the tourism program of the two regions.
“The City of Swan recognises Singapore as a valuable market for many of its businesses. Returning to Singapore will promote tourism visitation, while helping our local businesses to build better trade and retail connections,” Cain said.
The Swan Valley in Singapore 2023 also marks the commencement of a new marketing effort to promote Swan Valley visits. Singapore residents can enter a lucky draw to win a trip for two to the Swan Valley and Perth, valued at AUD$5,000. This includes flights, two nights at The Vines Resort in the Swan Valley, two nights at InterContinental Perth City Centre in Perth, and a selection of Swan Valley vouchers and gift cards to redeem for meals, tours, and private tastings.
Residents simply need to register their details www.swanvalley.com.au/sg