Vin­tage fes­ti­val marks val­ley’s role

Wanneroo Weekender - - News -

MUS­CAT grapes have been used to make wine around the world for hun­dreds of years and helped lay the foun­da­tion for WA’s first wine-grow­ing re­gion in the Swan Val­ley.

John Grif­fiths and Jane Mi­callef, who own and op­er­ate Faber Vine­yard in the val­ley, are help­ing to keep the mus­cat tra­di­tion alive with their Swan Val­ley Liqueur Mus­cat.

They will cel­e­brate the wine with their new Fes­ti­val of the Grape at Faber Vine­yard on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 7, as part of En­twined in the Val­ley.

It will in­clude mus­cat bar­rel tast­ings of vin­tages from var­i­ous years since the mus­cat vines were planted in 2000 and with which each year the five to 10-year-old in­di­vid­ual bar­rels are blended to cre­ate the fin­ished com­plex liqueur.

Faber Vine­yard is on Had­drill Road, Baskerville, and will be open from 11am to 5pm. For Swan Val­ley events, visit en­twinedinthe­val­ley.com.au.

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