A day trip to Swan Valley by Out & About Wine Tours took us to 5 vineyards, a brewery, and a chocolate factory. A throughly enjoyable trip and highly recommended if you have time. First stop was Pinelli Estate Wines – Established in 1980 by Domenic & Yolanda Pinelli after immigrating to Australia from southern Italy in the mid 1950′s, they shared a vision to create a family winery incorporating their Italian heritage, which recognised that good wine should be a part of every dining experience.
Our second stop was Lancaster Wines’ famous outdoor tasting shed to enjoy premium wines and a gourmet selection of local cheeses with friendly service in a casual relaxed atmosphere with a great vibe. Lancaster boast’s some of the oldest vines in the Swan Valley and produces its own outstanding wines.
The third vineyard we visited was Edgecombe Brothers, where we tasted more wines and enjoyed lunch. This delightfully rustic winery restaurant is popular with locals and visitors for its fantastic fresh produce, diverse and delicious restaurant menu, and for their premium Swan Valley table wines.
Fourth on our list is John Kosovich Wines. It remains a famiy owned winery, operating from their original Swan Valley vineyard site. In the year 1922 the father of John Kosovich, Lilo, purchased to property and planted his first vines. In that same year the original underground cellar was hand dug to provide a cool environment for wine storage.
Our fifth vineyard visit brought us to Talijancich Wines. It is synonymous with great character and complexity and are renowned for their Award Winning Wines including Verdelho, Shiraz and luscious, aged Fortified Liqueurs. Using only Swan Valley fruit, each vine is nurtured by hand and Biodynamic principles are upheld.
Next stop is the Ferel Brewing Company for a taste of some beers. They are a micro brewery and offer a unique selection of handcrafted award winning beers and premium wines. This own family owned and operated brewery took out the Champion Trophy at the Australian International Beer Awards recently for the second time in four years.
Last but not least, we visited the Margaret River Chocolate Company, which provides a fascinating insight into the world of chocolate, with free chocolate tastings and interactive displays. The Margaret River Chocolate Company makes and sells a mouth-watering range of chocolate bars, chocolate coated delights, hand made truffles, novelty chocolates, chocolate sauces and much more.
This post is one of an 3 part entry of our trip to WA, Australia. See all the places we visited on this trip below: