Riverbank in the Valley

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Well what a glorious autumn Sunday we just experienced in the Swan Valley; sunny, warm, blue skies – and just calling for a winery lunch! With Riverbank – one of the Valley’s best – a couple of kilometres away – we just couldn’t resist. We scored ...

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Old Figtree Restaurant

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We have been a number of times under its previous incarnation as the Vineyard restaurant but this was our first time under the new management and with its new name – and it has expanded quite a bit with a large new inside dining area. Set in ...

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Riverbrook @ UpperReach

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Riverbrook is the re-invented restaurant at Upper Reach, under new owners since the Broad’s moved on to other ventures. We went along on a sunny Swan Valley day, a picturesque ramble through the vines of the Valley – to the winery in Memorial Avenue, ...

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Feral Brewery

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Feral is one of the landmarks of the Swan Valley with its justly famed range of beers – but it is well also known for the quality of its pub food. In appearance, it is reminiscent of an Australian farmhouse with large shaded verandas all around and ...

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2018 – What a Year!

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Another year older – well it was an exciting year all round in the food and wine game – a number of excellent new places opening with more promised in coming months – and of course plenty of places shut their doors, demonstrating the competitiveness ...

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Pandemonium Estate

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Pandemonium Wines which opened to the public in 2015 has in the past year or so expanded to offer food in the form of platters, pizza and now pinxtos along with their wine. Interestingly, each of their wines is named after a demon, which is a point ...

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Native Wine @ Henry Summer

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A festival of natural, organic, biodynamic and minimal intervention wine from Western Australian producers at Northbridge garden bar, Henry Summer, on Saturday, attracted an enthusiastic crowd to sample over 50 wines from around 20 wineries, meet and ...

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Little Vines @ Gardens of Guildford

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Now that sunny days have reappeared so has Little Vines – on weekends it is open for breakfast and lunch under the vines in dappled sunlight and we have been along a couple of times in the past two weeks. A new menu has also made an appearance and ...

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Get fortified in the Valley

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The Swan Valley produces some of the best fortified wine in Australia – and which is essential drinking for any wine lover. Read all about it in my latest story posted on the Swan Valley website – and then get out and about and try some for ...

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