JumpClimb’s BeauVine Food and Wine Festival is only in its infancy, having been established just last year as a spin off to the Beaufort Street Festival. Look out for the large inflatable cow and wine bottle!
There is actually a fair bit to do other than eat and drink so I’d suggest playing a game of pop-up dodgeball before filling your belly with beer.
There are also vinyl records for sale and art to admire:
As well as jams from King Road Preserves to buy:
And delicious looking donuts from Mary Street Bakery:
Or for something savoury you might want to snack on some pork crackle or pork pies from the Chocolate Chilli Pork Co.:
If those tidbits get your mouth watering then there are 45 companies ready to tempt you with their tasty beverages. On entry you receive a tasting glass so remember not to put it down and forget about it (like I did a few times), and use it to discover something new. Of the myriad wines available, why not try a Frankland Estate Riesling?
While you are sampling a cider or pale ale direct from Yenda’s kegs, spin the chocolate wheel for a chance to win a stubby holder or bob for apples (which could be interesting later in the night).
I chose their 4.2% Hell beer which went down very smoothly:
Why not taste a Beerland Brewing Co. beverage and enter a competition to win four of their Canimals:
For something a little different Old Young’s Hand Crafted Spirits offer a Spider Mule for $10 which is pure #1 vodka gingerbeer with spiced ice-cream float, or a Lemon Meringue Pie which consists of Pavlova vodka with limoncello, fresh lime and torched meringue for $15.
If your tastes are a little more upmarket then you can purchase a bottle of Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage for $85 and pair it with Sydney rock oysters for $7 a half dozen.
Before you drink too much more it might be wise to eat something substantial and all the food looks incredible and orders were met quickly. Choose homemade sausage rolls with tomato relish for $7 from The Brisbane Hotel stall or their parfait with chutney and sourdough bread for $11.
I can highly recommend the smoked duck sliders with shredded smoked duck, aioli and rocket from The Dominion League. You receive two decent sized burgers for $15.
For something a little lighter you can ask for a watermelon salad with cucumber, avocado and goat’s cheese for $5 from Pleased to Meet You.
Also very popular are the choices of dishes from Lucky Chan’s Bao Bar which will set you back $7 each or all three for $20. Popcorn chicken, beef bbq brisket and sticky ginger wine pork looks good!
While you enjoy your meal be entertained by local singers on the stage or listen to DJ Genga a.k.a Jarroyd Nicholas spin some discs. (He also claims to be a male model and sunscreen activist!)
So if you are wondering what to do this weekend, head on down to BeauVine like these people did:
and make the most of Perth’s spring weather and all that BeauVine has to offer.
Open Saturday 22nd Oct from 11am until 10pm and Sunday 23rd Oct from 1pm to 6pm. Presale tickets are $34 with door sales $40 and children aged 12-17 are welcome for a cost of $12.50 presale, or $14 at the door. VIP tickets are also available for $95 presale or $110 at the door.