Fairbrossen winery and café


Fairbrossen winery in Carmel Road produce some very good wines, with grapes sourced from their Perth Hills site as well as another vineyard in Margaret River. They also have a café with pleasant views out across the vines and the valley below; on ...

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Pandemonium Wines


The newest kid on the Swan Valley block opened for business on Sunday 29 November, and I was along to check it all out. A large shed on the Great Northern Highway in Baskerville has been nicely fitted out, with a very impressive stainless ...

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Raising Riesling 2015


The annual celebration of the Great Southern Wine Producers Association promoting their wonderful Riesling was held on Sunday 6 December at the Royal Perth Yacht Club. Lady FWO and I were kindly invited by the Association to attend – thanks to ...

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Rosé at Myattsfield


Last year it was chardonnay as the three wine makers went to head to head in competition, this year we see the results of Tête-à-Tête à Trois Rosé challenge – and three excellent wines have been produced by Josh, Rachel and Josh. A recent ...

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Two wines


A couple of very good summer drinking wines tried in recent days. 2014 Wandering Lane Riesling Sourced from Great Southern grapes for Byron and Harold Estate at Wandering, it has a pale straw hue, floral citrus blossom aromas, while the ...

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Raising Riesling – 2015


Around this time last year we went along to one of the best wine tasting events experienced – organised by the Great Southern Wine Producers Association (GSWPA) it is a celebration of the Queen of Grapes, Riesling. Now Australia is blessed by ...

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Not having been to Braddon for 18 months or so I was very, and pleasantly, surprised last week by the number of restaurants and bars that have sprung up, especially in and around Lonsdale and Mort Streets. With a few hours to spare until my flight ...

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Petition Wine Bar and Merchant


The wonderfully restored State Buildings at the corner of Barrack and St Georges Terrace is home to Petition, three individual venues each with a slight differentiation – Petition Kitchen, Petition Wine Bar and Merchant and Petition Beer ...

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Redgate Wines


Redgate Wines Redgate is another of the many boutique wineries around Margaret River. Established by the late Bill Ullinger in 1977 it is one of the older wineries of the region. Set in pretty grounds south of the town site, it boasts an ...

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Brown Hill


Brown Hill, a little south of Margaret River at Rosa Brook (around where my grandfather used to farm many years ago) has all dry grown vines on gravelly soils which while making for small yields also produce wines of great character and ...

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