News: Introducing WA’s Great Graze

Great Graze

This April, West Australians are invited to join in a cross-regional celebration of WA agriculture by enjoying a locally-sourced grazing platter and beverage. WA’s Great Graze features an extensive program of grazing events and offerings, a curated market and a major competition.

Delicious grazing experiences will be happening from Carnarvon to Albany for holiday-makers, families and foodies alike. Those who can’t make it to an event are invited to make their own locally sourced platter at home, or order online through WA Great Graze partner Dinner Twist.

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Grazers can share an image of their platter on Instagram to go in the draw to win a trip for two to Carnarvon and Coral Bay, including flights and accommodation plus a scenic tour with grazing board to share.

Southern Forests Food Council Chairman, Kieran Kinsella says that the idea for WA’s Great Graze was sparked by the cancellation of many of the State’s events due to COVID-19.

“We sat down with our committee and decided that we needed an opportunity to unite and celebrate our State’s food and beverage sector. So, with a bit of creative thinking and collaboration across industry, the inaugural WA’s Great Graze was developed,” said Kieran.

(Neil Miles – Grower & Committee Member Genuinely Southern Forests, Kieran Kinsella – Chair Genuinely Southern Forests, Melissa Vajda – General Manager Dinner Twist, My Tistrand – Founder Dinner Twist, Krystal Mitchell – Marketing Manager Dinner Twist, Melissa Worthington – Program Manager Buy West Eat Best)

West Aussies will be spoilt for choice thanks to the incredible program of activities on offer which includes curated grazing boxes from Dinner Twist and Black Pig Deli, plus a special market event at Perth City Farm. In the South West there are events at Abbey Vale Winery and Happs Winery, plus an entire schedule of opportunities to sip, taste and explore the Southern Forests as part of the Pinot Picnic.

“Dinner Twist are incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to showcase the abundance of fresh produce and the incredible creators and makers Western Australia has on offer. We are super excited to be a part of this year’s event. What a beautiful way to come together and celebrate all that is our WA,” said Krystal Mitchell, Dinner Twist Marketing Manager.

The Swan Valley will be hosting several grazing activations, including wine and cheese pairings at the cellar door of JK Wines. Plus Carnarvon’s Great Graze will be held for the first time on the grassy banks of the Fascine, overlooking the beautiful bay.

“Buy West Eat Best is proud to be supporting this event concept and the amazing line-up of offerings connecting consumers with local food and beverages,” said Melissa Worthington, Program Manager of Buy West Eat Best.

“Agriculture, tourism and food service industries have faced many challenges since the pandemic began, so innovative events that allow for flexibility and participation from across the state are a great way to show our appreciation and continue to support local businesses,” Melissa added. “And really, is there a better way to thank our farmers, fishers and producers than by enjoying their amazing products?”

WA’s Great Graze Program

See the full program and links to ticket bookings on

Graze with Black Pig Deli & Co. – Perth
10th April to 1st May
Black Pig Deli – 890 Beaufort Street, Inglewood 6052
Dine-in or at home with weekly grazing offerings

Pinot Picnic – Manjimup & Pemberton
22-25 April
Manjimup and Pemberton
Aa four-day celebration of events showcasing premium local pinot and produce across Manjimup and Pemberton.

Graze at CineFest Oz Albany Film Festival
29 April to 1 May
Albany Town Hall
Albany locals are being encouraged to invite friends and family to join them in the beautiful Great Southern for three days of premiere film screenings and special events in the region’s cinemas and picturesque venues.

Graze, Sip & Feast – Yallingup Siding
Saturday 10th of April 2021,12pm until 5pm
Abbey Vale Cellar Door – 1071 Wildwood Road, Yallingup Siding, 6282
Enjoy live music, games for the kids and a dog friendly environment as you graze on Wulura Olive Oil, sip on some of Goon Tycoons finest wines and feast upon hand-made cheeses and charcuterie by Yallingup Cheese.

Grazing and Glazing – Quindalup
17th April 2-5 pm
Happs Wine and Commonage Pottery, 575 Commonage Rd, Quindalup
Set in the working pottery you’ll be taken on a journey that is gentle, flowing & invigorating to the senses.

Cellar Door Graze Days – Swan Valley
Friday 16th, 23rd & 30th April, Saturday 10th, 17th, 24th April, 1st May – 11am – 3pm
John Kosovich Wines, 180 Memorial Avenue, Baskerville, Swan Valley

Chestnut Experience at Chestnut Brae – Nannup
1st and 2nd May, 10 am to 4 pm
Chestnut Brae 106 McKittrick Road, Carlotta, Nannup, WA, 6275
Join the autumn celebration of the harvest with a “Chestnut Experience” at Chestnut Brae farm.

Grazing Manjimup with John Kosovich – Manjimup
Saturday 10th April – Saturday 1st May, everyday, 11am – 3pm
Tall Timbers Manjimup, 88 Giblett Street, Manjimup
A love of food and wine from Manjimup and surrounding areas was the reason behind establishing Tall Timbers.

Wine and Graze at Stringybark Winery & Restaurant – Chittering
Wednesday to Sunday each week from 10th April to 1 May 2021, 12 noon
Stringybark Winery & Restaurant, 2050 Chittering Road, Chittering

Flight of Delights at Two Birds Fromagerie – Swan Valley
Every Friday & Saturday from 10th April to 1st May, 11 am to 5 pm
Two Birds Fromagerie, 633 Great Northern Highway, Herne Hill
Indulge your senses with Two Birds Fromagerie pairing four WA hand made artisan cheeses with four wines from John Kosovich winery.

Grazing Platters for Holy Mary Cellars – Swan Valley
Every Saturday and Sunday from 10th April to 1st May, 10 am to 5 pm
Holy Mary Cellars inside the Swan Settlers Market- 124 Lennard Street, Herne Hill WA

Carnarvon’s Great Graze – Carnarvon
17th April, 4 pm to 7 pm
Carnarvon Fascine
For one evening only, you can now enjoy nature’s free light show on Carnarvon’s elegant Fascine while tucking into a delicious hamper full of local foodie treats.

Geographe Grazing Plate and Sundowner – Ferguson
Sundowner – 16th April
Geographe Grazing Plate available from – 10th April to 1st May
St Aidan Wines 754 Ferguson Rd Ferguson

The “Great Graze” Tasting Plate and Wine flight – Wilyabrup
Everyday from 17th April – 1st May from 11am – 4pm
Domaine Naturaliste Cellar Door, 160 Johnson Rd Wilyabrup 6280

Beach and Forest Eco Adventure – Pemberton
6th, 8th,15th,16th, 22th, 23th, 29th, 30th April, 2 pm
Departs from Pemberton Town (Pemberton Discovery Tours)
Explore the wild places with Pemberton Discovery Tours, on an intimate journey through the magnificent landscapes that make the Southern Forests & Valleys so memorable.

Wine and Grazing Experience – Geographe
10th April to 1st May
Vineyard 28 Cellar Door, 270 Bagieau Road, Harvey WA 6220

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Martin was born in England but now lives in Perth, Western Australia. He has a passion for breakfast, coffee, hot curries & fast food, and is a cat & Dalek person.

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