Wines of the Week – 2

Wines

Duke’s Vineyard in the Porongurups is one the best wineries in the Great Southern region; they produce excellent Cabernet and Shiraz and outstanding Riesling. The Magpie Hill Reserve range is particularly noteworthy. Duke has also instigated another ...

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Wines of the week

Wines

2010 Galafrey Mount Barker Dry Land Reserve Riesling While the 2014 vintage of this wine won gold at the last Qantas Wine Show, I had the pleasure of opening a bottle of the 2010 the other night. What a great wine and it shows the cellaring ...

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Millbrook Wines

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Late last year we dropped down to Millbrook in Jarrahdale for lunch http://perthcafeculture.com.au/millbrook-restaurant-and-winery/, and while there bought a few bottles from their extensive, and excellent range – as well as Millbrook and Barking ...

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Alkoomi Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Alkoomi

We drank this Frankland River sourced wine with our meal at Baby Mammoth the other night. Alkoomi have been turning out excellent wine from this Great Southern winery for many years and continue to do so. This particular wine is ruby red with ...

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Mt Trio Riesling 2014

MountTrio

On our recent lunch foray to Butterworth Bar and Kitchen in Sherwood Court we chose a bottle of 2014 Mt Trio Riesling to accompany our meal. Mt Trio vineyard is on the slopes of the Porongurups and turns out some excellent wines. We first tried the ...

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Prosecco

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One of my great pleasures – apart from eating and drinking – is reading and I have a particular preference for detective fiction; two of my favourite detectives are Donna Leon’s Commissario Guido Brunetti (who is based in Venice) and Michael Dibdin’s ...

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Aldersyde Estate

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When I first began, some years ago now, going to Piesse Brook Wines – which is what Aldersyde used to be called – it was always good to see the West Perth and Richmond champion (all West Perth players are, of course, champions by simple definition) ...

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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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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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