Month: January 2017

Family Friendly Wineries in WA

If you’re planning a family holiday in any one of the wine regions, travel with peace knowing there are plenty of family friendly wineries all around the state letting your kids play while you sample the chosen region’s best. Margaret River in particular offers so many child-appropriate wineries, including Aravina, Cullen Wines and Watershed, however the Swan Valley and Great Southern regions feature some too. Check out the full list of wineries for the whole family below. GREAT SOUTHERN  Plantagenet Wines Mac n’ cheese, Boston beans and a large play area- your kids will be more than satisfied...

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Great Southern Winery Receives Travelling Corkscrew Praise

Casey Ewers, the name behind Travelling Corkscrew has had her fair share of wine in her life. She started off as a cellar hand in New Zealand at age 15, worked for a wine retailer while at University, and gained her Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Intermediate and Advanced Certificate qualifications in Dubai. She started her blog Travelling Corkscrew in 2010, and moved to Perth in 2012 where she resides in the Swan Valley. She does, however, believe the Great Southern wine region will be the one to watch in 2017. She posts on her Facebook page almost...

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Travelling Corkscrew Recommends Swan Valley in Cruise1st Article

Casey Ewers certainly knows a lot about wine. She has been writing her blog, Travelling Corkscrew, for over 6 years, and has been trying as many different wines from as many different regions as she can. So when she was asked by Cruise1st Australia to recommend where wine-lovers should go to experience WA wine culture, she knew she had to mention Swan Valley. It has become her temporary home, and she can’t get enough of the enormous variety of wine available at her fingertips. Western Australia as a whole produces just 5% of the country’s total wine output, but...

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Open That Bottle Night February 2017

If you love wine, or even if you only mildly enjoy it, you probably have a special bottle of wine or champagne tucked away. Open That Bottle Night encourages you to rally your friends together, open that hidden bottle and enjoy the contents as it’s meant to be enjoyed. OTBN is held on the last Saturday of each February, and this year, it falls on the 25th. Dorothy J. Gaither and John Brecher of the Wall St. Journal founded Open That Bottle Night in 2000, and it has been celebrated every year since. Here are some tips from the...

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Willow Bridge Estate wins awards for 50% of wines

Willow Bridge Estate in the Geographe wine region has 16 wines on offer- eight of which have either won a Trophy, Gold or Silver Award in the past eight months. The family owned winery was established in 1997, and is rated 5 stars by James Halliday. Willow Bridge Estate has won the following awards for eight of their wines: Trophy • 2016 Bookends Fume Sauvignon Blanc Semillon – Best Dry White Blend, Adelaide Royal Wine Show (Due for release in 2017) • 2015 Gravel Pit Shiraz – Wine of the Show, Geographe Wine Show • 2015 Gravel Pit Shiraz –...

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