As part of our Perth Hills Spring Festival 2017 promotions we created a six-part series  about some of the people who work, live and love the hills and its heritage as much as we do!


Each of the featured videos are under a minute in length,  showcasing a wealth of passion and knowledge.

We hope you enjoy the series as much as we enjoyed making it.

About the series

Episode 1: 2017 Open Studios
First up, we meet acclaimed artists Stephen and Mikaela Castledine. The Castledines are the brains behind the upcoming Kalamunda Open Studios and are passionate about the Hills.

The Kalamunda Open Studios invites art enthusiasts to visit professional artists in their studios for conversation, information, art sales and a leisurely Sunday drive in the hills.

Episode 2: Fairbrossen Winery

Our next local story focuses on Fairbrossen Winery, where we had a chat to award-winning winemaker Matt Bowness.

We discovered at the core of this boutique winery, is a family who is passionate about producing quality local wine and food in a sustainable and environmentally responsible way.

Episode 3: Carmel Cider Co
Our next story took us on a quick road-trip to meet the newest kid on the Hills block, Carmel Cider Co.

The cider produced by Carmel Cider is rapidly gaining a loyal following, with some claiming their barrel fermented, champagne style product ‘Methode Traditionelle.’ the best in the business.

While they don’t have a traditional shop front, they do have regular pop-up events at their property in Carmel, where they are happy to introduce you to their latest range of handcrafted specialty ciders.

Episode 4 - Bickley Valley Asparagus
Have you tasted white asparagus? We did, and it was heaven – no wonder it's served to royalty when they’re in town!

Meet Petra and Harrie from H&P Asparagus the only producers of white asparagus in Western Australia. Organically grown in the Bickley Valley, their asparagus is sought after by restaurants in WA.

Episode 5 - Kanyana Wildlife Rescue
This story has been one of our favorite Perth Hills stories to tell so far!
The Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is a not-for-profit organisation located in Lesmurdie, run by volunteers dedicated to wildlife conservation.
Volunteers care for sick, injured, orphaned and displaced wildlife, run a threatened species breeding programme and educate schools and the community on wildlife conservation.

Kanyana receives no government funding and relies on the public for donations of goods and money to keep the doors open. They also run yearly fundraising campaigns and monthly public tours where you can get up close and personal with some furry critters.

Episode 6 - Kalamunda History Village
If you’ve ever visited the Kalamunda History Village, you’ll know its full of beautifully restored antiques and buildings, and entertaining quirky characters.
Meet Pat, one of those characters. Pat kept us entertained with cheeky anecdotes the whole time we were at the History Village. In fact, we had so much fun that we ran out of time and had to go back the following week to do more filming!

We hope you have enjoyed our 6-part video series of Perth Hills stories. Stay tuned for our next features about spending a summers day in the Hills.

Want to find out more about the Kalamunda History Village?  Check out our post which is dedicated to this unique attraction: