Duke’s annual Perth tasting


Duke’s in Porongurup Road is one of the best boutique wineries in WA producing outstanding Riesling and high quality Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon – as well as excellent sparkling and rosé wines in a beautiful cellar door at the foot of the stunning ...

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Figtree Estate


Fig Tree Estate in Millendon, just down the road from Lamonts, produced its first wine in 2011 and opened a cellar door last year. I dropped by a couple of weeks ago to sample what they had to offer. The cellar door is a small, but well fitted ...

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Rivendell is surrounded by picturesque gardens on Wildwood Road in Yallingup. There are a few chalets near to the restaurant and Howling Wolves has co-located their winery to the cellar door, having moved from their old premises on Bussell Highway, ...

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Olive Farm Wines


Olive Farm is the oldest winery in WA; for many years located in South Guildford, the move to the Swan Valley came around 2007, to a stunning purpose built, and architecturally award winning, winery in Millendon. The Yurisich’s make a great ...

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Wine Show by the Bay


For the past six or so years what I think is the best small wine show in the State has been held at the University Club in Crawley. The setting at the Club in the grounds of UWA and resulting ambience helps, as does the quality of the wines on ...

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Wines of the week at the Mount Lawley Golf Club


Even if you view golf with my jaundiced eye, asserting as Mark Twain is alleged to have said, “a good walk ruined”, the clubs and surrounding grounds can certainly be classed as attractive and restful. Mt Lawley is to my eye one of the ...

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Wines of the Week – 5


2014 Miles from Nowhere Rose Sourced from vineyards around Cowaramup (my early boyhood home) this is a blend of Cabernet, Shiraz, Merlot, Malbec, with a little Petit Verdot for good measure. Soft salmon in colour, it shows pronounced cherry ...

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Ugly Duckling


Ugly Duckling is a small winery on West Swan Road, opening up to the public around 2011, with a tasting area at the back of a little California bungalow style cottage. Since then a covered al fresco area has been set up, as well as other ...

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Wines of the Week – 4


Ironwood 2013 Riesling From Gene and Mary Harma’s lovely little winery on the Porongurup Road, comes this excellent expression of Great Southern Riesling. Pale straw in colour, this wine has an aromatic nose, floral and underpinned by lifted ...

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Plume Estate Vineyard Café


Plume Estate is the newest of the wineries in the Bickley/Carmel Valley region of the Perth Hills. They opened to the public on Easter Saturday and I went along to taste the wines and have a look over the place. And I was their first ...

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