GALLERY: Thousands enjoy Margaret River's Gourmet Escape

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THOUSANDS flocked to Leeuwin Estate Winery in 2013 for the annual Gourmet Escape.

The Gourmet Village was a feast for the eyes with wineries, breweries and food stalls everywhere.

There were even cooking classes by international chefs for the real food lovers.

Mirikai, Jock and Darby Salkeld.

Mirikai, Jock and Darby Salkeld.

Katie and Jade Chynoweth.

Katie and Jade Chynoweth.

Deb Spoons Perry.

Deb Spoons Perry.

Thousands of people exploring the food and wine tents.

Thousands of people exploring the food and wine tents.

Ben, Melissa and Lynette Kwa.

Ben, Melissa and Lynette Kwa.

Roz and Kieran Yakas.

Roz and Kieran Yakas.

Carmel Clark and Barb Jeffery.

Carmel Clark and Barb Jeffery.

Byron Bateson, Jillian Ryan and James and Amanda Hanson.

Byron Bateson, Jillian Ryan and James and Amanda Hanson.

Delicious meals could be bought for 1 GEM, or $7, a dish.

Delicious meals could be bought for 1 GEM, or $7, a dish.

David Russell, Stephanie Addison-Brown, Kimberley Ogden and Shane De Catania.

David Russell, Stephanie Addison-Brown, Kimberley Ogden and Shane De Catania.

Zoe Kent from Flying Wardrobe in Witchcliffe.

Zoe Kent from Flying Wardrobe in Witchcliffe.

Steve Bolesta and Ash Harris.

Steve Bolesta and Ash Harris.

Jacqui Bahen and Ingrid and Kim Goodridge.

Jacqui Bahen and Ingrid and Kim Goodridge.

Ann Marshall, Barb Brejnik, Margaret Chadwick and Robyn Robinson.

Ann Marshall, Barb Brejnik, Margaret Chadwick and Robyn Robinson.

Miranda Bowman, Niamh O’hara and Allison Van der Does.

Miranda Bowman, Niamh O’hara and Allison Van der Does.

The team at Always Fresh serving marinated olives.

The team at Always Fresh serving marinated olives.

Hay Shed Hill Winery serving their famous range of wines.

Hay Shed Hill Winery serving their famous range of wines.

Thousands of people exploring the food and wine tents.

Thousands of people exploring the food and wine tents.

Brad Lamb serving paellas from Eat Street, Street Eat.

Brad Lamb serving paellas from Eat Street, Street Eat.

Sunday at the Gourmet Escape.

Sunday at the Gourmet Escape.

Rick Stein talking to the crowd.

Rick Stein talking to the crowd.

Jackie Clarke, Emily Allnutt and Thomas Breese sit down for lunch.

Jackie Clarke, Emily Allnutt and Thomas Breese sit down for lunch.

Nicole Bowser, Alec Williams, Elly Mckinnon and Zak Ogram.

Nicole Bowser, Alec Williams, Elly Mckinnon and Zak Ogram.

People entering the Gourmet Village.

People entering the Gourmet Village.

Thousands of people exploring the food and wine tents.

Thousands of people exploring the food and wine tents.

Simon Ketjen and Lucy Max

Simon Ketjen and Lucy Max

Entertainment.

Entertainment.

Eagle Bay Brewery Co had their famous brews on offer

Eagle Bay Brewery Co had their famous brews on offer

Cocktail Classroom serving up its Nitrogen Espresso Martinis.

Cocktail Classroom serving up its Nitrogen Espresso Martinis.

Photos by Jemillah Bickerton, Jade Jurewicz, Tasha Campbell, Zannia Yakas and Sandy Powell.

Alister White, Louis Koeppen and Lee McIntosh enjoy socialising at the festival.

Alister White, Louis Koeppen and Lee McIntosh enjoy socialising at the festival.

Sunday at the Gourmet Escape.

Sunday at the Gourmet Escape.

Bec Matthews with Peta, Kallarni, Mark and Matilda Jones and Sian Tiltman.

Bec Matthews with Peta, Kallarni, Mark and Matilda Jones and Sian Tiltman.

There was so much to see and do at the Gourmet Village

There was so much to see and do at the Gourmet Village

Graeme, Kerry, Trinnity and Ebbeny Devine

Graeme, Kerry, Trinnity and Ebbeny Devine

Dunsborough favourites Samudra chat to their crowd

Dunsborough favourites Samudra chat to their crowd

Busselton's The Laundry were serving inventive cocktails at their bar

Busselton's The Laundry were serving inventive cocktails at their bar

Matt Stone and Poh talk to the crowd about seasonal cooking

Matt Stone and Poh talk to the crowd about seasonal cooking

Laura Brenen and Hannah McDonald

Laura Brenen and Hannah McDonald

Samudra's Briar Baulden and Nat Darwell

Samudra's Briar Baulden and Nat Darwell

Rob Loftus and Robyn Wheeler.

Rob Loftus and Robyn Wheeler.

Lauren Beasley, Gillian Bailey and Gursharan Sekhon

Lauren Beasley, Gillian Bailey and Gursharan Sekhon

Ryan Tate and Koa Hatchett

Ryan Tate and Koa Hatchett

Sarah Verrell and Kyle English.

Sarah Verrell and Kyle English.

Tahnee Jurewicz samples some colourful macaroons

Tahnee Jurewicz samples some colourful macaroons

Kate McFarlane, Renzo Tweedie and Ella Borrello

Kate McFarlane, Renzo Tweedie and Ella Borrello

Steve Lynsdale, Rebecca Benjamin and Tom Kitney

Steve Lynsdale, Rebecca Benjamin and Tom Kitney

Gemma Hughes and Ian Jenkins

Gemma Hughes and Ian Jenkins

Stewart Ross, Maverick Giltay and Dave Bowden

Stewart Ross, Maverick Giltay and Dave Bowden

Ivana Raskovic, Natasa Lazarevic and Annie Castronuevo

Ivana Raskovic, Natasa Lazarevic and Annie Castronuevo

Alice Doudle and Sheridan Leake

Alice Doudle and Sheridan Leake

Claire Jorgensen-Goss and Danielle Vlakov

Claire Jorgensen-Goss and Danielle Vlakov

Josh Casey and Alex Dee

Josh Casey and Alex Dee

Ryan Papasergio, Holly Barton and Roch Borg.

Ryan Papasergio, Holly Barton and Roch Borg.

Megan and Amy Papasergio.

Megan and Amy Papasergio.

Henry and Liza-Marie Gallacher

Henry and Liza-Marie Gallacher

Chin Soo Lee, Xin Voon and April Lee.

Chin Soo Lee, Xin Voon and April Lee.

Iain Macleod.

Iain Macleod.

Emma Holben, Mandy Bubb and Brett Mills.

Emma Holben, Mandy Bubb and Brett Mills.

Jo Styles, Fi Bailey, Brooke Gaunt and Rebekah Owens.

Jo Styles, Fi Bailey, Brooke Gaunt and Rebekah Owens.

Katharine, Thomas, Chris, Stephen and Annabell Reagan.

Katharine, Thomas, Chris, Stephen and Annabell Reagan.

Bill and Lee Bui.

Bill and Lee Bui.

Michelle Sorgiovanni and Sue Ward-Horner.

Michelle Sorgiovanni and Sue Ward-Horner.

Alicia and Tiana Sorgiovanni.

Alicia and Tiana Sorgiovanni.

Stephanie Hawkes and Sergio Travaglini.

Stephanie Hawkes and Sergio Travaglini.

Phoebe Jones and Sean Trott.

Phoebe Jones and Sean Trott.

Celebrity Chef Sat Bains.

Celebrity Chef Sat Bains.

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