Wines of the Week – 5


2014 Miles from Nowhere Rose Sourced from vineyards around Cowaramup (my early boyhood home) this is a blend of Cabernet, Shiraz, Merlot, Malbec, with a little Petit Verdot for good measure. Soft salmon in colour, it shows pronounced cherry ...

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Black Swan Winery Restaurant


The Black Swan reasonably enough situated in the heart of the Swan Valley has been a regular - well at least a two or three times a year - haunt for us for quite a while, and we have always enjoyed the food and general ambience. The dining ...

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Max + Sons


Lady FWO, fresh from buying up big to stock up her dress shop in Guildford from the King Street fashion wholesalers, popped into 140 William Street, which seems to be the address of more and more food outlets. At the back of the area towards ...

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Epicure on High


Walking into Epicure, a reasonably new bar on High Street in Fremantle, you get the impression this could be another great addition to the scene in the Port city. The furniture is attractive - the owner apparently owns or owned a jarrah furniture ...

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Ugly Duckling


Ugly Duckling is a small winery on West Swan Road, opening up to the public around 2011, with a tasting area at the back of a little California bungalow style cottage. Since then a covered al fresco area has been set up, as well as other ...

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Wines of the Week – 4


Ironwood 2013 Riesling From Gene and Mary Harma’s lovely little winery on the Porongurup Road, comes this excellent expression of Great Southern Riesling. Pale straw in colour, this wine has an aromatic nose, floral and underpinned by lifted ...

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Lucky Chan’s Laundry and Noodle Bar


I guess you would have to be living under a rock not to have seen the publicity and stories leading up to the opening, last week, of WA’s first crowd funded restaurant, Lucky Chan’s. In company of a mate who had actually turned up on the ...

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Whisper is another of the many small bars that have popped up in Fremantle over the past few years. Located in a two storey limestone building at the corner of a gated mews in Essex Street, this French inspired bar oozes charm. Not a big place ...

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Vin & Oli


This the kind of bar you dream of coming across - super wine list; great atmosphere; friendly, engaging workers; interesting and appealing food choices; and in the heart of Fremantle. On a sunny autumn day we stumbled across it after lunching ...

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7th Avenue


I think I know where most people around Midland go for dinner on Monday evenings judging by the crowd at 7th Avenue. We decided to train to Midland, but were a little constrained for time as, once more, the PTA in their no doubt infinite wisdom had ...

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