Despite the rain, the Londoners poured into Australia House for our annual WA Wine Tasting which seems to grow attendees each year.
The Western Australian Wine Tasting, now in its fourth year, was yet another successful event. The Londoners contested the rain and flocked to Australia House to swap their umbrella with a glass, and sip on some of the 100 wines up for tasting.
Almost 80 guests encompassing UK media, sommeliers, importers and educators attended the first part of the tasting which was aimed at trade.
The consumer part of the event, held in the evening, attracted almost 200 wine aficionados with British, European and Australian, and even South African heritage.
Undeniably, the Western Australian wine industry is going from strength to strength and its premium wines are taking the UK by storm. WA is responsible for producing just under 5 per cent of the total wine produced in Australia but accounts for almost 30 per cent of the premium market.
32 wineries showcased their delightful wines including some new wineries for 2019: Brookland Valley, Ferngrove, Fire Gully, Houghtons, and Sir Ian Botham Wines.
Built sponsored the event, a WA company behind a few of the more iconic developments in Perth including the COMO Treasury / Old Treasury Building and the Heirloom Warehouse redevelopment in Fremantle.
A big thanks to our team at WAGO for the hard work put in planning and executing the event, in particular to Sally Jansen, Debbie Winfield and Michael Carstens.