On Saturday, I was lucky enough to attend the 2015 BeauVine Festival- Perth’s newest meat, wine, music and art festival. It was no surprise that the festival was super organised and on trend with the latest wineries and popular Perth eateries, as the organisers behind this event was JumpClimb Events, the team behind the award wining Fringe World venue Noodle Palace and The Beaufort Street Festival.
Held on the gorgeous green grounds of Birdwood Square on Beaufort Street, the location was central for all! It was perfect for us as we caught the train into the city then enjoyed a walk in the sunshine to the festival before we would indulge in wine, food and sensational music by local artists.
Our General Admin ticket included a BeauVine souvenir glass on arrival which we used to receive our free tastings at many different wineries and breweries including: Voyager Estate, Cape Mentelle, Torbreck Wines, Rockcliffe Wines, Howling Wolves, Beresford Wines, Little Creatures, Arlewood Estate, Mad Fish Wines, Feral Brewing Co, Gage Roads Brewing Co and Woodlands, although I’m sure there were many more too! We particularly enjoyed our tastings at Swings & Roundabouts and Flor Mache’.
After tasting a few different wines, we headed over to the foodie part of the festival where two of Perth’s favourite neighbourhood eateries Clarences and Old Faithful were working hard to present ‘Heads Will Roll’- a collaborative smoked meats and classic eats cook off. The menu was fairly impressive, although it was mainly meats available- on from the spit, classic American BBQ, pulled pork buns and classic cheeseburgers. In saying that, I can’t say I was disappointed with the vegetarian options though! I ordered the Fried Brussel Sprouts with Tahini and Almonds from Old Faithful Bar and the Beets Salad with pomegranate, pistachio and feta salad from Clarences. Which one got my vote? Old Faithful for the incredible Brussel Sprouts Salad- It was delicious!
It was so nice enjoying our lunch in the sunshine in front of the main stage where the most incredible performers were singing and strumming their guitars. I was so full after my lunch that I couldn’t even enjoy any sweet and treats on offer like ice-cream, marshmallows, cupcakes and so much more on offer, which I was desperate to try. I did, however, buy a take away Salted Caramel Donut from the Mary Street Bakery stand for Scott to enjoy when I got home.
After spending a few hours wandering around in the sunshine and enjoying the wine and food on offer, we headed home. What a wonderful day we had at such an organised and fun event! The atmosphere was incredible and Mother Nature really put on the sunshine for us too!
The best thing though- part proceeds from every ticket went to a local charity known as “Short Back & Sidewalks” which is a not for profit charity based on the streets of Perth that provides dignity to people in need by giving haircuts free of charge.
Don’t miss out on next years event! For all the latest details and information on all the upcoming Perth events and Festivals for sure to follow JumpClimb Events on all their social media sites!