The magnificence of Mallee was on display this week at Parliament House.
Hundreds of Parliamentarians and staff were treated to the delights of Mallee’s local produce on Wednesday night as part of the Magnificent Mallee Showcase, hosted by Member for Mallee Anne Webster.
“It was a fantastic evening where Members and Senators from across Australia got a taste of what makes Mallee so great,” Dr Webster said.
“It was also a great opportunity for Mallee businesses to network and showcase their brands to a very receptive audience.”
The House of Representatives Courtyard was teeming with activity as politicians perused the various goods from producers from every corner of Mallee.
Businesses on display included:
• Andrew Peace Wines
• Australian Eatwell
• Australian Garlic
• Best’s Wines – Great Western
• Bigibila Wines
• Both Banks Vineyard Kingower
• Ned Kelly Red + Callipari Wines
• Chasney Estate
• Fossey’s Distillery
• Gill Estate
• Grampians Helicopters
• Grampians Wine Tours
• Kerrie’s Kreations
• Lake Tyrell Salt Company
• Mildura Regional Development
• Murray River Salt
• Pomonal Estate
• The Journey of Pomonal Estate
• The Wimmera Grain Store
• Wimmera Development Association Ltd
• Kookas Country Cookies Pty Ltd
• Paper Scissors Rock Brew Co.
• Rupanyup Living, Home and Giftwares
Among those to sample some of the produce on offer were Leader of the Opposition Peter Dutton, Nationals Party Leader David Littleproud, Federal Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus and former Labor Party leader and Member for Maribyrnong Bill Shorten.
“I received so many compliments from Parliamentary colleagues about the evening and the lovely produce on hand,” Dr Webster said.
“Many told me they cannot wait for the next time we hold an event like this, some talked to me about coming to Mallee for a holiday instead of the Gold Coast.
“This is a proud moment for Mallee and all our producers. Congratulations and thank you to everyone involved.”