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Daniel Tonon of Tonon Vineyard, Libby Carruthers from Carmel Cider Co, Trent Poletti from Bickley Valley Vintage Tours and Nic Smeets from the Travelling Snack Restaurant are the just some of the new faces who will be at the Bickley Harvest Festival.

New producers, fresh faces for Harvest

A NEW family winery, award winning cider makers, a travelling snack van and a vintage bus service are just some of the new and exciting additions to the 2018 Bickley Harvest Festival.

The weekend of May 5 and 6 marks the end of the region’s harvest season and the beginning of festivities to showcase its gourmet food, wine and produce.

As the newest cellar door in the Perth Hills wine region, Tonon Vineyard & Winery will take part in the festival for the first time.

Owner and winemaker Daniel Tonon said he’s excited about being part of the event’s 21st annual celebration.

“We are very fortunate to live in the Perth Hills and produce our hand-crafted boutique wines, from alternative grape varieties, grown on our family vineyard,” he said.

“The Bickley-Carmel Harvest Festival is such a great opportunity for visitors to taste and see all our region has to offer.

“It’s not often that you can visit a winery and meet the owners, learn about new grape varieties and how the wine is produced, taste the wines and experience how they showcase the unique terroir of the Bickley-Carmel Valley.

“It really is the perfect day out with family and friends, just 30 minutes from Perth.”

Other new venues and producers to this year’s event include the Carmel Cider Co, winners of the 2018 Australian Cider Award for the best pear cider, the Travelling Snack Restaurant, an award-winning food truck with a changing menu based on local fresh produce and Bickley Valley Vintage Tours, a restored vintage bus offering unique wine tour experiences.

Visitors to the valley will be entertained with live music, cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, fabulous food, wine and cider and even a scarecrow competition.

Follow the Harvest Trail map or download the free festival app to choose which venues to visit.

For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/BickleyHarvestFestival/ or download the app for your Apple or Android device.

About Liam Ducey

Liam Ducey is an experienced journalist, having worked in print media in Kalgoorlie, Esperance, Port Hedland, Bunbury and across the metropolitan area, as well as online for several Fairfax Media mastheads. His reporting has seen him awarded the 2013 Clubs WA award for Best Club Media Story and the Western Australian Football Commission Umpiring Media Award in 2014. He was a finalist in three categories in the 2018 WA Media Awards and is not at all salty that he didn't win at least one. He's recently had a baby girl, Emilia, with his wife Roselyn and has lost all concept of time and sleep.

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