The tradition of the Leeuwin Concerts began in 1985 when Leeuwin Estate provided financial support for the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s tour to Australia. As part of the visit the Orchestra performed in this unique vineyard setting, thereby launching what was to become an institution – the annual “Leeuwin Concert Series”.
Described as the most extraordinary concerts ever held in Australia, the concerts now enjoy a 34-year history and have featured an eclectic mix of the world’s finest musicians and entertainers.
Thirty years on, the annual pilgrimage to Leeuwin Estate Winery in Margaret River has not abated. Some of the faces at the top of the VIP list may have changed but it’s still the biggest corporate crowd puller on the calendar with a format that’s withstood the test of time.
Di Bauwens, The Weekend West, February 2014