Tag Archives: Swan Valley

Oakover Grounds

Blue skies and sunshine. Winter in Perth is a tough gig. Sure the sun doesn’t have the same bite as in summer, but it still does a decent job of providing some warmth if you bask in its rays. GG and I visited Oakover Grounds recently, the rebranded and revamped Oakover Wines. I love the […]

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Mandoon Estate

I loved everything about my visit to Mandoon Estate. The weather was perfect which just showcased what a sensational new venue it is. Then there was the service, which was incredibly friendly and also well versed as to any intricacies of the menu. The two wines we sampled – the Reserve Sparkling and the Reserve […]

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Edgecombe Brothers Asparagus Masterclass

It is great fun to mix things up every now and then, so what’s more mixed up for a city gal that normally doesn’t wear gumboots or play in the rain than to pull on a pair of wellies and go splish splashing during a downpour? Oh yes, it was bizzaro world last Saturday and […]

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Sandalford Winery – Valentine’s Day

Valentines Day is not a date on the calendar I would say is particularly special to GG and I. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ll take any excuse for a dinner out but there are other dates that are more special to us as a couple. Like April 23. Our first kiss in the car […]

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The Vines Country Club and Resort – High Tea

The Swan Valley is a stunning part of Western Australia and for those who live in Perth, it’s literally right on our door step! An abundance of amazing wineries, brilliant restaurants and cafes, a range of different gourmet producers and also a Golf Resort that has long been part of the Swan Valley landscape. The […]

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Sittella Long Lunch 2013

It’s a lunch I look forward to every year and this was to be the fifth time that GG and I had attended together. It is one of our favourite annual events and as fate would have it, this year it was held a month later than normal which aligned perfectly with GG and my […]

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Taste Bud’s Swan Valley “Speed Grazing” Tour

For Christmas GG’s sister gave us a voucher to head along for a Speed Grazing Tour of the Swan Valley. It sounded interesting and the food element sounded right up our alley so I made a booking for what seemed like was way in the future, but soon enough April rolled around and it was […]

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Sandalford – first visit for 2013

Consistency is a wonderful thing. And I suspect this is why Sandalford winery has long been one of my favourites in the Swan Valley. Granted that it perhaps cemented itself as a favourite all the more last year when GG and I had our reception there and they did such a stellar job, but whenever […]

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The Cheese Barrel

A discussion I’ve previously had with GG is around whether you should eat a cheese course ahead of dessert. He feels that you should, while I feel cheese is such a lovely way to end a meal and you can linger longer over a cheese plate. Regardless though we are both big cheese fans – […]

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Dear Friends – Christmas Time

Well Christmas in Perth, it tends to be a hot affair and this year did not disappoint. The Christmas/New Year period delivered a blistering heatwave that left the majority melting! Christmas Day itself was just a touch under 40 degrees but I’m sure it was north of this figure further inland, for instance in the […]

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