Pinelli Estate

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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

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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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Millbrook Restaurant and Winery

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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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The Standard

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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

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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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Wills Domain

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On our recent trip to Margaret River we decided to lunch at Wills Domain, near Yallingup. We had heard many good reports and often thought to go but until now had never quite managed to make it. Coincidentally the day we went was the one after it was ...

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Talijancich Wines

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This small producer in the Swan Valley turns out some marvellous fortified wines but also some impressive table wines, notably a relatively rare variety for WA, the Spanish grape, Graciano. The tasting room has shifted from the winery shed to a ...

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John Kosovich Wines

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Founded in 1922, John Kosovich wines is one of the oldest wineries in the Swan Valley – and the oldest still run by the founding family- it has been turning out wines of great quality over an extended period, and simply exceptional fortified wines. ...

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Upper Reach Winery

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I have been going to Upper Reach since Laura and Derek Pearse first opened in the mid 1990s. In the early days the tasting was done in the corner of the winery shed. Over the years this has been developed to include a restaurant (Broads), a dedicated ...

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