" The Perfect Tour Competiton "
A grand idea to celebrate our new website : we called to all to send in YOUR itinerary for the Perfect Tour !
Many fabulous ideas, plans, schemes were send in and it was not easy choosing ... in the end we went for "Taste it All !" and Tim won the competition - and he & his friends were treated to the very first "Tim's Tour" !
Read all about a faboulous day :
The region has so much to offer, so Tim thought : let's have it all and he included wine, vineyard, barrels, beer, food, ports & liquors into his day with a grand finale at Canal Rocks watching the sunset.
On Friday they arrived : Tim, Katrin, Goeff, Louise, Uwe & Ina and we welcomed them at their home away from home at the Regency Beach Club - beautiful place !
Making the most of their stay - they stayed up long into the night .... but all was ready for the pick up at 10 am, only had to go back once to get something.
First point on Tim's list : "informative rundown on the wines" - and Scott was ready at Clairault Winery, full of information, ready to answer questions while he showed us around the vineyard. Highlight was the tasting in the barrel room and he filled some new creations in the taster glasses directly from the wooden barrel. Am sure none would've minded if he'd left us alone there for a while !
From grape to olive : natural olive soap to try and with clean hands all savoured olives, olives oils, feta, dhukka, tapenades, vinaigrettes and what nots the Olive Oil Factory offers. Some went back more than once for the Macadamia Nut Pesto ... but who is counting !
It is the wine that plays a major role here, so off to Saracen's for a tasting with Matt, who also poured some of the Reserve for the group.
But the other drop also receiving quite a recognition around here was not far : Duckstein was the lunch venue with a table overlooking the dam reserved and the ones that like the hop juice, had a chance to get a paddle to see what the brewers created.
Katrin was more for the cake ... (but why on her nose ??)
Continued keeping the sweet tooth happy at The Grove Distillery trying ports and liquors. Ports as not only in a Shiraz port, but also as in a chocolate port. Does the Macademia Nut liquor fulfil the requirement for food matching being served after one had the Macademia Nut pesto ? Steve was not available for comment - what do you think ?
Time to go back to serious wine tasting. Jennifer from Cape Naturaliste has the talent of passing on lots of information about their phantastic wines, while making it all fun and sharing laughter. We sat outside on the veranda with a view over the vineyard, sun shining, a great way to spend the late afternoon.
And it got even better ! Sunset at Canal Rocks ... and three stingrays majestically moved in the waterways ! The group enjoyed some of the wine they discovered during the day, nibbling on cheese & pretzels and admired the glowing sky when the sun set.
What a day ... lots to talk about and reminisce ... laughter & good times shared, new wines discovered (who was it saying "I do not drink red wine" and fell in love with that Shiraz ?) and plans made to come back for more Experience Extraordinary here in the Margaret River Wine Region.
And Sabine & Zig from Taste the South - we also had a Perfect Day !
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