UnWined Subiaco celebrates its tenth year in Subiaco
Celebrating a decade of bringing wine events to the masses, Richard Campbell and the UnWined team are looking forward to their best ever event yet at Subiaco in November.
“After the year we have had I am really excited to be able to have this on the calendar,” says Richard. “To run events like this for 10 years requires the production of a consistent event for both exhibitors and visitors and I think we have achieved it.”
There will be over 35 wineries showing off their wares with many fan favourites back with new releases. Some new wine labels will be joining in the fun as well as five craft brewers and ciders, and six distilleries also bringing along the good stuff for people to taste. You’ll be able to eat to your heart’s content too with some delicious local producers providing tasty meals to enjoy on the lawn with friends. This year, for instance, Fremantle Octopus are joining in the fun for the first time. Char-grilled occy and a marinated octopus salad sounds just the ticket to us…
It’s a formula that has worked extremely well over the years, with many UnWined fans eagerly adding forthcoming dates to their diaries as and when they’ve been announced. The idea of bringing a bunch of local winemakers and artisan producers to a central venue, and make it easy for wine-lovers to find new favourite drops is a simple one, but belies the organisation that needs to go on in the background to bring it to fruition.
“We have built the event organically adding activations and features according to what people now expect,” says Richard. “We have never waivered on our focus on delivery and I think that’s what it’s still going strong.
“Exhibitions are no longer just about marketing; people want to discover new things and of course have a good time and be entertained.”
Over the years, tastes have changed and the new line-up reflects a new spirit of adventure in wine tasting, says Richard.
“People tastes have changed, and these have been winemaker-led.”
So as well as familiar wine varietals, there’s the chance to try more unusual wines.
“Why not try the zinfandel from Morlet Wines, the pet-nat from Marri Wood park of some bubbles from Sitella Winery?” says Richard.
“There are many new young guns making wine these days and the rosés are now very popular and are of an excellent quality.
“Sparkling wines are also something that is done very well in the WA market and we are happy to include natural wines now, especially the pet-nats.”
If pet-nat is new to you, it stands for pétillant naturel and actually predates the Champagne method. It’s a naturally fizzy wine which ferments in the bottle and is part of the natural wine family.
Richard notes a change in the diversity of other beverages on offer too, including craft beer and cider as well as the range of distilleries offering some amazing gins and whiskies, inspired by the State’s amazing natural pantry of flavours.
With over 200 wine varieties to try, there’s bound to be something that’ll float your boat.
UnWined Subiaco now hosts more wineries within the event than any other wine festival in the state – a testament to its delivery for all involved.
“It will be the first event since February and we’re so pleased that our flagship event is the first to be back on the menu for the people of WA,” says Richard.
In the new year, all being well, UnWined will see a return to the full presentation (wine pairing, theatre and VIP lounge) which were removed in 2020 due to concerns around social distancing.
“We will also be introducing a new glass style from Plumm,” says Richard. “Providing quality glassware is important for wine appreciation so it makes sense to use the market-leading wine glass for our customers.”
Market Square Park, Rokeby Road, Subiaco
General Ticket (18+)
- Session 1 - Saturday, 28 November: 11.30am – 4.00pm
- Session 2 - Saturday, 28 November: 5.00pm – 9.30pm
- Session 3 - Sunday, 29 November: 12.00pm – 5.00pm
- Pre purchase - $30
- At the Gate - $32
- Supervised children under 18 are free
General ticket includes entry, souvenir tasting glass, complimentary wine tasting, complimentary wine locker and live music. Food is available for purchase and we encourage you to buy a wine or bottle for take home and support the wine makers, brewers and distillers. A wine locker is available for storage of purchases during the day or you can order wine for delivery after the event.
Pre Purchased Tickets available, secure yours today.
Onsite admission by card payment only.