The Vineyard Kitchen at Brookside

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We recently returned to the Vineyard Kitchen to celebrate a birthday, and what a lovely spot it is. On this occasion we sat on the upper terrace under shade, adjacent to rolling lawns and looking down to the other diners sitting beside the meandering ...

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Ambrook Wines

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Ambrook Wines, in West Swan Road, Caversham have acquired a restaurant licence which allows the sale of food, and wine to consume at the winery by glass or bottle, as well as the usual tasting of their range and takeaway wine. Food on offer ...

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Wine Show WA Awards – 2017

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The Wine Show of Western Australia is celebrating its 40th year, and on Friday night we were invited along to the Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt in the Perth for their Gala Awards Dinner – and the chance to taste the award winning wines, enjoy fine food ...

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Coco’s

Chardonnay

Cocos in South Perth was the venue last week for a dinner to promote the wines of Barossa producer Schild Estate– the largest independent grower in the Valley – and was hosted by Judy Schild and her brother, winemaker Michael. The setting at ...

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Olive Farm Winery

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We hadn’t dropped into Olive Farm from many months until the long weekend when we again visited this, the oldest winery in WA; for many years located in South Guildford, the move to the Swan Valley came around 2007, to a purpose built, and ...

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Fabulous lunch at Riverbank

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It was a very bleak and wet long weekend Monday in Guildford but we heard the siren call of a winery lunch, so headed out to the Valley in search of just that – and after a short stop of tasting at two wineries – Olive Farm and Tyler’s (and more to ...

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Aldi Wines

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As most people would know, Aldi is now selling liquor at some of their WA stores, despite the vehement opposition of the usual suspects when it comes to anyone daring to apply for a liquor licence in WA. Stores at Butler, Harrisdale, Joondalup, South ...

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Perth Royal Show 2017 Wine Awards

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Recently we were privileged to be asked along to look over the wine judging at the Perth Royal Show – hosted by long time wine judge, and founder of Margaret River’s Ashbrook Estate, Tony Devitt, we were given an insight into the organisation and ...

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The Packing Shed at Lawnbrook

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The Packing Shed at Lawnbrook in the Perth Hills was re-opened earlier this year after an extensive renovation – set among rolling lawns and gardens, and with a backdrop of bushland, it has become a popular destination for visitors to the Hills wine ...

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