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Margaret River Gourmet Escape continues to grow as a premier global culinary event, attracting international chefs and personalities such as Heston Blumenthal, Nigella Lawson, Rene Redzepi, Marco Pierre White, Massimo Bottura, Antonio Carluccio, David Chang and Rick Stein.

In just a few short years the Margaret River Gourmet Escape, which is supported by the State Government through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program, has become arguably Australia’s leading food and wine festival. It has also brought prestige to WA’s events calendar, winning numerous awards including Best Tourism Event at the 2016 Australian Event Awards.

The event has significantly enhanced the food and wine reputation of the South West globally and provided many benefits to the region and the State.

Last year’s festival generated $9.1 million in economic impact to the South West and saw a record attendance of almost 19,000 people including international, interstate and intrastate visitors.

The event shines a spotlight on the region’s world-class wines and produce and extraordinary beaches, forests and vineyards and helps to put WA on the map as a quality destination to local, interstate and international audiences, through key influencers and extensive national and global media coverage. 

As a result of past Margaret River Gourmet Escape festivals, WA wines have featured on the wine lists of some of the world’s best restaurants such as Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck in London, Rick Stein has offered WA toothfish on his menu in the UK, and Kylie Kwong has included WA insects as part of her menu offerings.

The 2017 Margaret River Gourmet Escape will run from November 16-19. For more information visit the event website.



Last Reviewed: 2017-08-04