Vintage festival marks valley’s role
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.