TITLE: Wine Anyone?
IN SHORT: With the Margaret River known for its fine wines and local produce it’s not surprising day 40 was somewhat indulgent. The region is probably most renowned for its Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, but their Shiraz and Semillon-Sauvignon blends have been getting quite a bit of attention.
We arrived at the first winery at 11am courtesy of our jovial guide who looked a little like yogi bear. Our 12pm stop incorporated lunch so after a swirling competition we were presented with an antipasto style smorgasbord; kangaroo, bush turkey, local cheese and olives, bush tomatoes, desert lime, various chutneys, pesto’s and breads as well as the Kakadu plum which is sold internationally due to its high levels of anti-oxidants. These plums contain 3000g of vitamin C per 100g of fruit, plus, they already taste like cosmetics so I imagine that would save some processing time! Following lunch we visted another winery, dropped by the Margaret River Cheese Company then made our way from there to a local brewery, the chocolate factory and lastly, would you believe, a distillery.
Having shared the day with some great people, the 4 of us who weren’t yet running all our words together decided to continue the day and met up again at the Settlers Tavern before enjoying dinner at another local establishment, not that anyone was particularly hungry, or thirsty!
TIP: Wine; it goes well with good food and friends, not so much with beer and spirits.
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