Swinney Long Table Lunch


Swinney Vineyard
Join Peter Forrestal and Swinney Vineyards Owner Matt Swinney for a Long Table Lunch as we uncover this treasure of the Frankland River region with an afternoon of great food, great wine and great company.

The Swinney family were pioneers of the Frankland River region, settling their ‘Franklands’ property in 1922.  Since then the Swinneys have become one of WA’s most highly regarded growers of premium wine grapes, supplying fruit to many of WA’s leading wine producers, as well as using select parcels for their own eponymous family label. Four generations later and Matt Swinney and his sister Janelle are taking the vineyard from strength to strength and producing wines of distinction from WA’s leading cool climate region.

While most of the Swinney’s vines are grown in the traditional trellised manner, bush vine viticulture is a key focus and exemplifies the family’s viticultural approach and long term commitment. The aim being to have minimum intervention grape growing, selected organic practices and a general philosophy of letting the vines find their natural balance on a site per site basis. The objective is for the fruit that is produced to be a strong reflection of its micro climate – to have a natural sense of place.

You can be sure you will learn a thing or two from this long family farming history, and there’s guaranteed to be a few entertaining stories along the way!

Wines to be featured are outlined below and include museum stock, current releases and barrel samples, all that tell the story of their wine making history geography and passions;

2017 Swinney ‘Tirra Lirra’ Great Southern Riesling Pinot Gris Gewurztraminer (current release)
2011 Swinney ‘Ingenue’ Frankland River Riesling (museum stock)
12 Swinney ‘Ingenue’ Frankland River Shiraz (museum stock)
14 Swinney ‘Tirra Lirra’ Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon Tempranillo Grenache (museum stock)
16 Swinney ‘Tirra Lirra’ Frankland River Syrah (current release)
Plus barrel samples of 2018 reds

Date: Saturday 26th May 2018
Time: From 12:30pm
Location: Fraser’s Private Dining Room
Price: $120 per person

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