Moss Wood New Release Tasting

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The scenic outlook of Matilda Bay restaurant was the setting for a tasting of new releases from one of Australia’s premier wineries – Moss Wood – last week. The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon represents 40 years of Cabernet from the Willyabrup vineyard – ...

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Jane Brook Estate

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On Toodyay Road, a little off the beaten track of Swan Valley wineries, Jane Brook Estate has been producing excellent wines for many years - certainly from the time David and Bev Atkinson bought the Vignacourt winery back in the early 1970s. Some ...

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Brygon Reserve Wines

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Brygon Reserve Wines On my recent trip down South I dropped by Brygon Estate’s new cellar door on the Osmington Road, just along from Colonial Brewery. It is a picturesque place set amongst lawns and vines, and offering a wide range of wines to ...

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Firetail Wines

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Firetail has a charming little cellar door in Rosa Glen, a place I know well – my grandfather farmed just a few hundred metres away from the winery – with a cosy tasting room, a deck out front to sit and enjoy the vista across the vines, a welcoming ...

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Simply Paella at Pinelli Estate

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Pinelli Wines in the Swan Valley celebrated end of harvest with a function at their Caversham winery – sitting out under the vine covered patio on a warm autumn evening, Lady FWO and I, along with our daughter and son in law, and a good crowd of ...

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Due Jolly

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Due Jolly, a rustic small winery in Pickering Brook, has picturesque surrounds – looking back over fruit trees to bushland – and an appealing little outdoor area with tables and shade. With grapes sourced from regions as far apart as Chittering and ...

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Riverbank Estate Winery and Restaurant

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We have long regarded the restaurant at Riverbank Estate as one of the best in the Swan Valley – and our visit on Friday evening confirmed that opinion. We went along to sample some dishes from the new menu which is moving away from standard entrée, ...

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Broads at Upper Reach

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On a pleasant Spring day, last Monday, the Lady FWO and I drove out to the Swan Valley to visit Upper Reach winery and since we were there decided to have lunch at Broads. Annalis and Anthony Broad, who once operated Whiteman’s Abroad in a lovely old ...

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