ISO Swan Valley Wine Tour

Last weekend, I was starting to get a little bit of Cabin Fever. The type when you have been cooped up inside for way too long and you are starting to miss your friends and family like crazy!

To help shake it, I suggested to my partner in wine, Bryce, to take a trip out into the Valley (Western Australia’s Swan Valley that is) to try a winery tour with a twist.

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Sunset Wines & Brews 2020 – Perth’s Coastal Wine Festival

Nicola and Ralph at Sunset Wines and Brews Perth 2020

Today we welcome back to the blog the lovely Nicola Heyes who headed to Sunset Wines & Brews with her hubster Ralph on behalf of the Travelling Corkscrew. She was sending me updates all night as I sat in front of Netflix, to say I was just a bit jealous is an understatement! If you’re reading this on Feb 8th or 9th 2020, then you can still head along to the festival, head over to for more info. And a big thank you to CMS Events for inviting us along!

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Rising Star Wines – A Couple Of Texans In Denmark

open and dog friendly sign with a star on the wooden wall at rising star wines on scotsdale road denmark wine region

Are you ready for a taste of Texas in Western Australia? Join regular contributor Naomi as she introduces us to Rising Star in WA’s Great Southern wine region…

I took a visit to Rising Star, arriving an hour before closing time and leaving only because we had too.

Found off Scotsdale Road, Rising Star is one of the closest wineries to the town centre and a delight to visit.

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