Due Jolly


We headed up to the Perth Hills on Sunday afternoon, dropping into Due Jolly, a small winery in Pickering Brook, in bucolic surrounds – pretty views over fruit trees to bushland – with a little outdoor area with tables and shade. With grapes sourced ...

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Chesters, at the Heafod Glen winery is a reasonably regular haunt of ours – well at least three or four visits a year I reckon, and we went along again a week ago. It has a rustic country sort of feel – the building originally a fruit drying shed and ...

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Knee Deep Winery and Restaurant


A large, airy, light dining area looks out onto the vines – tangled, changing colour and awaiting pruning – with a tasting area at one end of the room. The menu offers a Trust the Chef alternative where you put yourself in the chef’s hands for ...

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The Cheese Barrel


The Cheese Barrel is right next door to the tasting room and cellars at Olive Farm, in the Swan Valley. The purpose built cafe has a pleasant outlook down to Susannah Brook which flows behind and the deck is great spot to sit and enjoy a glass of ...

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Little Black Dog Winery


Little Black Dog At the recent City Door in the City we had the opportunity to try, for the first time, some of the wines produced by this Swan Valley winery – they don’t have a cellar door and we had not come across them at other wines shows we ...

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Black Swan Winery


After recently reacquainting ourselves with Black Swan wines at the Cellar Door in the City event http://perthcafeculture.com.au/cellar-door-in-the-city/ - Lady FWO and I made our way out to the Valley (admittedly not a great distance for us) to ...

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Taste the Great Southern


Last weekend saw Great Southern winemakers showcasing their wares at Petition Wine Bar and Merchant, as part of the State Makers Festival – nine wineries were on display in the atrium area which was the old mail hall in the centre of the brilliantly ...

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Cellar Door in the City


Recently, as part of EatDrinkPerth, a pop up cellar door showcasing the wines of the Swan Valley and Perth Hills popped up at the Aviary – we were invited along by Nicola from Riverbank Estate and had the opportunity to re-new acquaintance with some ...

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Dormilona Wines at No Mafia


A couple of weeks ago Lady FWO and I went along to a dinner at one of our favourite small bars – No Mafia in William Street – which was held to celebrate new releases from innovative Margaret River winery, Dormilona. Together with splendid food – ...

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Moss Wood New Release Tasting


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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