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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Riverbank Estate Winery and Restaurant


With the beautiful sounds of Cathrine Summers and her band we recently spent a leisurely day celebrating our daughter’s birthday at one the Swan Valley’s best restaurants – Riverbank Estate. Set among rolling lawns and looking out over the vine and ...

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Oakover Grounds


We hadn’t been to Oakover for some time and with a couple of visitors from Victoria looking for a casual place to eat in the Swan Valley, we decided it was just the spot. It is a rustic sort of place, very open and expansive dining area – with even ...

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The Nest at Sittella


Sittella Estate boasts one of the best restaurants in the Swan Valley, and with the addition of the Nest wine bar yet another reason to make the trip. With an outdoor area, under shady trees, as well as tables inside under cover, it has a marvellous ...

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