Pinelli Estate

Grapevine

Pinelli Estate in Caversham turns out wine of excellent value. Home to a very good restaurant Fillaudeaus, the wines have come on in leaps and bounds over the past several years under the stewardship of Robert and Daniel Pinelli. They do a brisk ...

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Benchmark

Olives

Benchmark is a favourite spot of mine when I get the chance to go to Canberra – as I did recently. It has been around 12 years in 2015, and I guess I have been there 25 or 30 times over that period – less in recent years as I don’t get across that ...

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Raising Riesling

Foreshore

The Great Southern Wine Producers Association held a festival to all things Riesling last Sunday. We had bought tickets to the event some weeks ago and had been waiting with anticipation for the day to roll around. The crowd that turned up indicated ...

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Temporada

Tartin1

Well now, the FWO was recently in Canberra and happened to stumble across a quite delightful bar and restaurant – Temporada in Moore Street, a stone’s throw away from the centre of Civic – not knowing as I dined that the day before it had been named ...

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Millbrook Restaurant and Winery

overhead

Millbrook, in Jarrahdale (incidentally the birthplace of Sister of FWO when many eons ago there was a hospital there), is a longish drive from Perth, but the journey is worth it; the setting is spectacular – one of the best of any winery in the West. ...

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Morries

Morries1

Morries Anytime is a cafe/bar up the top of the main street of Margaret River. In fact it is next to the Tuck Shop where I spent much of my pocket money as a young fella purchasing such delights as Penny Sticks (a clue to how long ago that was!), ...

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No Mafia

Nomafiacounter

Will it ever end? Another small bar has opened in William Street just up from the Bird and it looks like another hit. No Mafia opened a week or so ago in the spot where Jus Burgers once was – it is a very small, small bar – long and narrow ...

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The Standard

Standardglasses

The Standard is a relatively new bar in Roe Street – and looks to have a great future. On Friday afternoon, accompanied by one of my trusty team of reviewers I went along to have a look. Entering off Roe you come into a largish bar and seating area, ...

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Thompson Estate

ThompsonSculpture

Thompson Estate is widely regarded as one of the best wineries in the Wilyabrup region, but it is one that, until our most recent foray to the South West, the FWO had not visited - although we have both tasted the wines often at wine shows and have ...

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