Historic Drops – Boorloo Heritage Festival

April 1 to April 30 2024


Monday – Friday: 12pm – late

Saturday: 3pm – late

Sunday: Closed

During Heritage month, Wine Merchant will be pouring two historic drops from some of WA’s founding wineries – Vasse Felix and Nikola Estate.

Vasse Felix ‘Premier’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 (50th anniversary vintage) Margaret River $25/glass.

2021 marks the 50th vintage of this wine from one of the State’s finest producers. Supple, elegant red fruits are supported by finely integrated tannins and a delicate saline freshness. A refined wine of great pedigree and class, and an honest reminder of why the very best Cabernet Sauvignon comes from Margaret River.

‘Made at Vasse Felix every year since 1972, each vintage of this historic Cabernet, Margaret River’s original, embodies a faithful pursuit of excellence, purity and wine artistry.’ – Emma Farrelly

Nikola Estate Chenin Blanc 2022 Swan Valley $18/glass.

A beautiful expression of Chenin from the second oldest winery in Australia. Aromatic and bright with nashi pear, waxy lemon and subtle white florals. Time spent in oak adds a layer of complexity and offers a delicate creamy finish.

‘This is a winery that is forged on tradition, embodying the knowledge and foresight that has been faithfully passed down through four generations of the Yukich family, caretakers of these historic vines.’ – Emma Farrelly


Discover the State Buildings – Boorloo Heritage Festival Tours

April 9 to April 23 2024


09/04/2024 @ 10 am

16/04/2024 @ 10 am

23/04/2024 @ 10 am

Join us in celebrating the diversely cultural fabric of our wonderful city, with a guided tour of the State Buildings and the surrounding Cathedral Square precinct.

Ronald Bodycoat is an acclaimed architect with extensive experience in conservation and heritage in the built environment throughout Western Australia. Wander with Ronald for a 45-minute tour as he explains the rich history and significant elements of these iconic heritage sites, along with historic anecdotes amidst the stunning art and design features.

After your tour, settle in for coffee and cake from SHOP 1875.

10am Heritage Tour with Ronald Bodycoat

Tours begin from under the clock in the Postal Hall, State Buildings.

Book now here


Perth Point Zero Talks – Boorloo Heritage Festival

18/04/2024 @ 12 pm – 3 pm


We invite you to the elegant refinement of the storied Cape Arid Rooms for a deep dive into the history of Perth Point Zero.

Located on the southeast corner of the Old Treasury building, Point Zero is the reference marker for all distances to Perth. Initially chosen during its time as the state’s first post office, it was officially adopted in 1925. This unassuming plaque, laid in 1975, continues to mark the centre point of Perth and the revitalised Cathedral Square precinct, symbolising the city’s return to its origins.

Join heritage expert, Eddie Marcus as he regales us with the stories of old amidst the treasured reach of our great city.

Includes the Cape Arid afternoon tea experience of a Return to Thomas River.

Book now here


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