Twi­light wine tast­ings

The Advocate (Perth) - - NEWS -

THE City of Swan is hop­ing to en­tice peo­ple into the Swan Val­ley on Fri­day nights this month with Twi­light Tast­ings at lo­cal winer­ies and brew­eries.

Tra­di­tion­ally, many of the venues close ear­lier on Fri­days, but thanks to a new ini­tia­tive they will open later for peo­ple to stop in on the way home and en­joy a glass of wine.

Garbin Es­tate Wines, Har­ris Or­ganic Wines, Provi­dore, Olive Farm Wines, Edge­combe Broth­ers, Funk Cider, Lit­tle River and Black Swan wines have all jumped on board – each open­ing a lit­tle later and of­fer­ing spe­cials through­out De­cem­ber.

City of Swan events co-or­di­na­tor Sascha Stone said the new ini­tia­tive would help bring more peo­ple to the Swan Val­ley.

“The re­gion has long talked about do­ing some­thing to take ad­van­tage of the ex­tended day­light hours over sum­mer and with the in­creased devel­op­ment in the sur­round­ing sub­urbs ad­ja­cent to the Swan Val­ley we have a cap­tive au­di­ence who are driv­ing past our winer­ies al­most every day on their way to and from work,” she said.

“We hope the ex­tended trad­ing hours will pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity for lo­cal res­i­dents to sup­port lo­cal pro­duc­ers, in­crease sales and build fu­ture cus­tomer loy­alty.

“This is the first year we have tri­alled this idea and pro­vided mar­ket­ing sup­port.

“We are very pleased with the eight par­tic­i­pat­ing busi­nesses we have in­volved this year and their will­ing­ness to lead the way.

“We are con­fi­dent that the cam­paign will drive ad­di­tional sales and that next year Twi­light Tast­ing might ex­tend into Jan­uary and more busi­nesses will get in­volved.”

Garbin Es­tate’s Adam Garbin said the win­ery was of­fer­ing a cheese board and crack­ers with wine tast­ings and 10 to 15 per cent off all sales from 4 to 7pm dur­ing Twi­light Tast­ings.

Twi­light Tast­ings will be held on Fri­day De­cem­ber 1, 8, 15 and 22.

For more in­for­ma­tion on of­fers at each win­ery visit swan­val­

Pic­ture: Bruce Hunt d476391

Adam and Joel Garbin wash­ing down some cheese and crack­ers with a glass of wine.

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