Kim Chance

Kim Chance

Minister for Agriculture and Food; Forestry; the Mid West and Wheatbelt; Great Southern

    Great Southern food and wines showcased.

    28/11/2007 2:00 PM
     
    28/11/07

    Food lovers and wine connoisseurs will delight in the incredible taste sensations planned for the fourth Taste Great Southern program, scheduled between February 23 - March 9, 2008.

    At the launch today in Perth, Great Southern Minister Kim Chance said the Great Southern region provided world-class food and beverage products to consumers throughout the world.

    “WA’s world-class agricultural and food industries provide premium quality food and beverage products to local and overseas consumers,” Mr Chance said.

    “This generates about $5billion for the WA economy each year.”

    Great Southern food and wines will be showcased at Taste Great Southern 2008 through events such as cooking master classes, dinners and long table lunches spread across the region, from Albany to Denmark, Mt Barker and the Porongurups.

    Mr Chance said the Taste Great Southern program had been a success in previous years and people were keen to learn more about the fresh foods and wines produced in the region.

    Taste Great Southern is co-ordinated by the Great Southern Region Marketing Association, which aims to foster the synergy of food, wine, agriculture and tourism in the Great Southern region, as well as promoting and stimulating demand for its products at a State, national and international level.

    The Minister said the event was guaranteed to provide a unique food and wine experience for visitors and residents of the region.

    “Taste 2008 will allow people to enjoy and learn about the taste sensations and fresh produce of the region, as well as the diverse range of value-added products,” he said.

    “Blueberries, asparagus, new season lamb, olives, oils and premium wines are just a sample of what will be available during the event.

    “Visitors are drawn to the region due to its natural attractions, pristine coastline and clean and green status, and the Taste 2008 will showcase the very best of the Great Southern.”

    For further information about Taste 2008, contact the GSRMA/TASTE Co-ordinator, Elise van Gorp, on gsrma@westnet.com.au or 0412 041 625.

    Minister's office: 9213 6700