Western Australia is outstanding for the nature of its wine, particularly the Cabernet Sauvignons and Chardonnays developed in this locale. Correctly, the Margaret River zone is getting to be well known for its wines because of the prolific soil and atmosphere in a perfect world suited for Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines.
More than 150 wineries have been built up in this area. Notwithstanding the red wines, the area additionally delivers excellent Semillon Sauvignon Blanc.
A few Wineries to Visit
The Passel Estate Chardonnay has won a silver decoration at the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards so it is well worth visiting where this wonderful wine begins.
This winery includes a sired and also a white in its tasting room. The halcyon Pinot is accessible for AU$55 and the halcyon Cabernet Sauvignon can be had for AU$95.
This winery reliably delivers a moderate Reisling that picks up its force from the mellow atmosphere of the locale.
Fraser Gallop Estate
This domain was built up as a maker of Cabernet and Chardonnay amid the mid-1970s. The devoted staff are exceptionally proficient and focused on delivering excellent wine.
Spots to Visit for the Food
This place is run of the mill of numerous bars in Australia, highlighting a surf and turf menu. A supper of steak can cost AU$44 at this bar. The wined list is astonishing and has prevailed upon a considerable measure of acclaim the years. Vast numbers of the fantastic wines highlighted originate from neighbourhood wineries that are not outstanding.
The Yallingup Gugelhupf is an excellent place to attempt European cakes, for example, the Strasbourg and besides other sweet and exquisite cakes. These cakes might be appreciated at breakfast or a rest. The proprietor, Gotthard Bauer is outstanding for providing nearby eateries with delicious sourdough items.
Place to Stay
Margaret River House and Spa Retreat
The Margaret River House and Spa Retreat give incredible convenience to a couple of couples. The unit offers three rooms, a lounge and a kitchen. Expenses for two territories from AU$185 and upward for two extra individuals.
Owners Wendy and Barry Stimpson originate from England and South Africa respectively. Over numerous visits to Margaret River, they fell in love with the region’s pristine natural environment and its world-class wines.
They made Margaret River their home in 2005, and in 2011 they found the picturesque property, with established vineyards and natural bushland areas, that now comprises Passel Estate.
The vineyard was first planted in 1994, comprising 1.5ha each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Additional plantings of Shiraz (1.1ha) and Chardonnay (2.6ha) were later established. The vineyard is gently sloping, with vines planted on original rootstocks in ironstone based gravel loams. Rows are oriented north-south and a VSP (Vertical Shoot Positioning) trellis system is used throughout.
Experienced Viticulturalist, Andy Ferreira, manages the vineyard year-round. A combination of cane pruning (Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc) and spur pruning (Shiraz and Chardonnay) is employed. Shoot thinning, leaf removal and bunch thinning are used to reduce cropping to target yields, as well as expose fruit to morning sunlight and encourage air flow. Andy is rigorous in his adoption of sustainable practices throughout the vineyard, from water management through to soil biodiversity and pest management. Mid-row cropping is one such practice that is used effectively to address these areas.
Highly awarded Winemaker, Bruce Dukes, applies the art and science of winemaking in equal measure when crafting the Passel Estate range. His approach to winemaking has been shaped by an impressive formal education, based in Agricultural Science and Viticulture & Enology, as well as 20+ years of applied industry experience working with iconic producers in Napa Valley and Margaret River. The philosophy behind Passel Estate wines is driven by an uncompromising commitment to quality.
The wines are a unique expression of the special place that is Passel Estate, defined by their perfumed fruit character, structure and balance. Passel Estate wines are a rare discovery; volumes made are small, given the quality-driven low yields and single vineyard focus.