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Pick of the Valley - Native Nosh

The spirit of the Swan Valley was formed long before the vines were planted, our Wadjuk Noongar people living off and caring for the land for generations.

In recent years, some of the bush foods that they revered have become part of the mainstream culinary scene, their distinctive flavours a sought after addition to fine fare.

Join champion distiller James Young, for an insight into his use of native botanicals in his award-winning spirits at Old Young’s Distillery then enjoy a bush tucker infused cheese and preserve pairing at The Cheese Barrel

In an exquisite finale, join native food expert Dale Tilbrook from Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery for a mystery box masterclass of bush food canapes, storytelling and a long table feast among the trees at Bells Rapids (weather permitting). 


  • Information on the use of botanicals in premium spirits, as well as a guided tasting.
  • Bush food and cheese pairing experience. 
  • Long table feast including bushfood canapes, substantial main course and dessert.
  • Information from bush foods expert and Aboriginal Elder, Dale Tilbrook.  

Book tickets for Native Nosh

The tour starts and ends at the Swan Valley Visitor Centre in Guildford and includes transportation between all venues.

We recommend a substantial lunch before the experience commences. Wear comfortable clothing and footwear for the day’s activities.

Quality Swan Valley wines and/or spirits will accompany each experience. We encourage responsible drinking; plan your transport home ahead of time or bring a designated driver.

Please note this is an 18+ event; ticket holders may be required to produce valid ID. 









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