Keeping it real in our City

City Wine - always a great time!

Hands up who loves a wine tour!? Okay, so that’s preeeetty much everyone then.

The only thing not to love about a wine tour though, is the bits in between the delicious tastings, when you have to get back onto the bus and make the trip between the wineries. Wouldn’t it be great if the wineries all came to you?

That’s the idea behind City Wine! The event was created by Wine and Food Events WA who are also behind UnWined Subiaco and Sunset Wine in Scarborough. It’s held every year at the Urban Orchard at the Perth Cultural Centre in Northbridge and it showcases some of WA’s best wine, beer, cider and food all in one setting, add in some live music and you have the perfect night out!

It runs over 2 days (Friday and Saturday) and this year I headed along on the Saturday night session to try and taste as much as my kidneys could handle!

It was forecast to be a horrible night, the organisers prepared with marquees and heaters, providing comfy and dry, undercover seating and standing areas. All of the vendors were undercover so you didn’t have to worry about getting wet while you waited for your SSB taste.

Speaking of SSB, lets talk vendors. Some of my favourites from the night were 5th Estate Wines from Geographe (try their Rosé), Funk Cider from the Swan Valley (their Sunday Sesh cider is amazing) and Yummy Rhum sourced from a distillery all the way from Reunion Island near Madagascar!

Plus I couldn’t not mention the delicious (but so messy to eat) Mac ‘n’ Cheese and Bacon Spring Rolls- from That Food Truck – highly recommend – but remember to take lots of napkins!

If this sounds up your alley, then never fear – City Wine will be back in 2019, or you can attend one of their other events throughout the year.

Make sure you follow them on Facebook and check their website to see when the next one is! Visit and like them at

Leah Worthington‎

Hi! I’m a country girl at heart though having moved around a lot when I was young; I’ve lived in the Goldfields, the Wheatbelt and the Avon Valley, but I’ve spent most of my life in Busselton in the South West.

I love going to live gigs and events, and on weekends you’ll often find me in cafes embarrassing my boyfriend by taking terrible photos of our food #brunchclub or taking way too many selfies with Cleo.

I love discovering new things to do in Perth and trying new places, which is why I’m so excited to be writing for Perth Happenings, where I can do just that!