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Year 11 Excursion to the Swan Valley Region

Students were able to get a ‘behind the scenes’ experience as they explored the vineyards, production processes and distribution networks of the wineries.

On Wednesday 7 September, the Year 11 Geography class went on a field trip to Baskerville and Millington in the Swan Valley region.

The day started with a guided tour by Ana Fiore at the Olive Farm Wines. Students indulged in a unique ‘behind the scenes’ experience as they explored the vineyards, production processes and distribution networks for this family-owned establishment. The next stop was the Upper Reach Winery. Laura, Upper Reach Winery’s owner, and her dog Indi gave the students a tour to see how wine was produced, aged and bottled.

The two visited establishments gave the students valuable real-life experiences and the opportunity to investigate the reasons for and consequences of the changing spatial distribution of production and consumption of wine.

Students were most appreciative of the opportunity to collect and analyse field data as they prepared for their Semester 2 exams.

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