WESTERN Australia Day, previously known as Foundation Day, is celebrated on the first Monday in June and commemorates the founding of the Swan River Colony in 1829.
To mark the occasion in the UK, the Western Australian European Office are hosting a Western Australia Day Wine Tasting on Thursday 13 June. The event has grown significantly since the inaugural Foundation Day Wine Tasting in 2010, with over 70 wines available to taste at last year’s event.
Held in the Exhibition Hall at the High Commission, the event serves to promote awareness of premium WA wine in the UK. While Western Australia produces less than 4 per cent of Australia’s wine, it accounts for 25 per cent of the total premium wine produced in Australia.
The tasting is a unique opportunity for WA wineries seeking representation in the UK to share their wine with consumers, as well as network with other professionals in the industry.
The Western Australia Day Wine Tasting will be held at the Australian High Commission from 6.30pm-8.30pm. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 10 June. Guests must be pre-registered for the event, and tickets are £25 cash or cheque made out to the British-Australia Society, paid on the night.