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Held each November in Australia’s South West in the stunning Margaret River region, this unique event engages visiting food and wine loving audiences over a 4 day festival program. Since the launch 100,000 passionate foodies have shared in the unique local flavours, incredible landscapes and fun atmosphere.

2017

Experience Extraordinary

Margaret River Gourmet Escape, presented by Audi, marked its sixth year over the 16 – 19 November 2017 and cemented its reputation as one of the most successful world-class food and wine events to date. Australian culinary royalty Curtis Stone was joined by more than 50 of the world’s leading food and wine personalities for the four-day festival, which this year celebrated the famed wine region’s 50th anniversary with a record number of events.

 

In 2017 Gourmet Escape received some astonishing accolades from the Australian Event Awards and Australian Tourism awards emphasising the impact it has on the culinary and wine community. Passionate festival goers were able to enjoy the spectacular, premium food and wine offerings of Western Australia further elevated by exclusive culinary talents of the World’s Best Chefs including Rick Stein, Curtis Stone, Alex Atala and Ana Ros. 

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2016

Critical Aclaim

Margaret River Gourmet Escape is an extraordinary festival of food and wine which continues to surprise the public each and every year, attracting some of the world’s best chefs, sommeliers and critics. It’s our ability to consistently produce a bigger and better festival every year that has led us to being acknowledged by some of the best. 

In 2016 Gourmet Escape once again received critical acclaim from international culinary and wine master circles and was awarded the Best Tourism Event and the Best Regional Event at the Australian Event Awards.  Passionate festival goers experienced the extraordinary Western Australian offerings of premium food and wine elevated by the unique culinary talents of the World’s Best Chefs including Rick Stein, Nigella Lawson, Dominique Crenn and Ana Ros. 

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2015

Extraordinary Western Australia

From dinners in caves, to collaborations in wineries and seafood out at sea, the 2015 event didn’t disappoint in showing off how beautiful West Australia is. Since it’s inception in 2012 the Gourmet Escape vision has been to create a premier food and wine festival to amplify Western Australia as a world class gourmet food and wine destination of choice. 

The extraordinary Margaret River region has gained a fan club of culinary influencers including Marco Pierre White, Guillaume Brahimi and  George Calombaris who’ve fallen in love with the region’s unique offering. Each year Gourmet Escape visitors experience the best beaches in the world, coastal ‘cape to cape’ walking tracks, ancient caves, tall tree forests, cultural experiences, world-renowned surfing breaks and spectacular wine and dining experiences.

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