Tag Archives: Swan Valley

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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Elmars in the Valley

My Nana hails from Germany and is a little partial to a visit to Elmar’s in the Swan Valley. So given I knew I wasn’t going to be able to see her on Christmas Day I planned for GG and I to take her for lunch at Elmar’s on the Sunday before. The weather was on […]

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Stewarts at Brookleigh

Quite high on the list of “my favourite things” along with raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens is to lunch in the Swan Valley when the skies are blue and the sun is shining. An opportunity such as this presented on Sunday. Quite delightful summer weather and as GG had given his car a […]

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Dear Friends

I am incredibly spoilt. There’s just no two ways about it. My fellow GG is just amazing. I am the luckiest girl in the world. So I may have mentioned to him my wishlist of dining places for my upcoming 29th birthday…. at the top of the list was Dear Friends. I was lucky enough […]

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Sandalford – Annual Degustation Dinner

I have always been a big fan of Sandalford. Easily one of my top three spots in the Swan Valley. Amazing place that has never failed to impress me with their food and let’s face it their wines aren’t half bad either J They hold an annual degustation dinner and as chance would have it, […]

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Sittella Winery

For our third year in a row GG and I were lucky enough to secure tickets to the highly anticipated and always fabulous Long Lunch at Sittella Winery. They always sell out fast (only took 2 weeks this year we understand) and then we wait….. wait, wait, wait for the first weekend in July to […]

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Once a year GG and I head down Benara Road, turn right down West Swan Road and drive down the long, scenic driveway to the cellar door of Sandalford Winery. I look forward to it every year and Sunday gone was our third visit. Always hard when you go to back to a place, will […]

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Riverbank Estate – Jazz picnic

It can be nice to get outside of the box sometimes, colour outside the lines, see if the grass is greener on the other side, etc, etc. My foray into something different was heading along to one of my favourite Swan Valley haunts – RiverBank Estate – for their Jazz Picnic. By a turn of events […]

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The Vines Resort and Country Club – The Vines Cafe & Bar

There was a special going on facebook in December for a stay at the vines for only $80 a night, which seemed like a good opportunity for a spontaneous mini break to the Swan Valley. So GG and I packed our bags and drove the scenic journey to the Vines Resort and Country Club. Was […]

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