The Vineyard Kitchen @ Brookside


Easter Sunday was spent beneath the shady trees, alongside a little creek, in the tranquil grounds of Brookside Winery in Bickley – with food from their outstanding restaurant, the Vineyard Kitchen. This really is one of the best spots to chill out ...

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Taste Great Southern at Petition 2017


Taste Great Southern, the yearly celebration of the wine and food of the region ended on the weekend with a couple of events centred on Albany, and I thought it opportune to talk about one of the Perth based events that occurred just last ...

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Henley Park Winery Café


I hadn’t been to Henley Park winery for some years but on Friday on a trip to the Valley we stopped by and after sampling their various wines, decided to give their café a go – set just outside the cellar door, under protective roofing, but in the ...

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Victory Point Wines


Victory Point is a small vineyard, situated south of Cowaramup (where I spent a few formative years before we moved down the road to Margaret River), dedicated to production of the classic Bordeaux varieties, and Chardonnay. Unirrigated it has ...

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Millbrook – No waste Mondays


Millbrook, set in the tranquil and alluring surrounds of a former orchard in Jarrahdale is one of WA’s prettiest wineries – the buildings are striking, the grounds and water features eye-catching. And they have put together one of the most innovative ...

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3drops at Post


Post is one of the best restaurants in Perth – always excellent food in an outstanding location, and last week it was the setting for a great dining and wine tasting experience when Joanne Bradbury from 3Drops hosted a dinner to showcase her wines, ...

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Sittella Harvest Event


Saturday, a glorious day in the Swan Valley saw a gathering of wine and food bloggers for the inaugural Harvest@Sittella event. The day started in the rotunda on the lawns of the winery – with the impact of the recent deluge very evident, ...

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Raising Riesling 2016


Well, Raising Riesling, the yearly salute to those from the Great Southern, has been and gone – many wonderful Rieslings were tasted; oysters consumed; and canapés nibbled on the lawns behind the Royal Perth Yacht Club overlooking the ...

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Young Guns of Wine Uncut and Il Lido Cottesloe


Friday 2nd December saw the young guns of Australian wine at last land in Perth after a circuit around the country, displaying the best of the new breed of Australian winemakers. Twenty six winemakers, 52 wines for tasting all packed into the dining ...

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Raising Riesling 2016


One of my favourite wine events is looming – Raising Riesling for 2016. A celebration of the Rieslings of the Great Southern (the premier Riesling producing area of Australia), you will get to taste the best on offer from 22 wineries – an opportunity ...

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