How To Spend A Day In The Ferguson Valley Wine Region

Happy Birthday To Me

I recently celebrated a 30-something birthday and my birth date can be both a blessing and a curse.

  • Blessing: My birthday is held over the Australia Day long weekend and I am always guaranteed a ‘recovery’ day.
  • Curse: It can be really difficult to try and get friends together, as it is a good time to go away. And this year was a three-day long weekend.

bryce and naomi at bushshack brewery sitting at a table drinking small beersContinue reading

The Fantastic Ferguson Valley Wineries – a must visit!

Visiting the Ferguson Valley Wineries

Today on the blog we have the wonderful wino Nicola Heyes joining us. She recently ventured down to WA’s Ferguson Valley on a ‘wine weekend’ and boy did she uncover some hidden gems! A big thanks to Nicola for sharing your Ferguson Valley wineries adventure with us!

It’s been 6 years since my wine-loving hubby and I visited the Ferguson Valley – and that’s six years too long! Nestled in the heart of the Shire of Dardanup, the spectacular Ferguson Valley is only a hop, skip and a jump away from Perth. A short two-hour drive transports you to picturesque surroundings of rolling hills complete with wonderful wineries and sloping vineyards. Continue reading

New WA Cellar Doors to Check out in 2016

New Western Australian Cellar Doors to Check out in 2016Western Australia has to be one of Australia’s top wine travel destinations. We have 9 regions throughout the state and WA’s oldest wine region, the Swan Valley, is a mere 25 minute drive from the Perth CBD. We literally have wine at our fingertips and the best thing is that the wine industry in WA just keeps growing. Over the last 12 months or so we have seen a number of new cellar doors literally ‘open their doors’ to the public and I couldn’t be more excited. It’s time to give both your old favourites and the newbies some loving in 2016 and visit a cellar door or 5 in WA! Continue reading

Whicher Ridge Wines & The Wine Sensory Garden

Whicher Ridge Wines, Geographe Wine Region The more ‘off the grid’ a winery is, the more it seems to entice me. And it’s these wineries which I hesitate blogging about or putting on social media because I really do want to keep them all to myself – no one likes to battle a crowd at their favourite winery right?! In this case, as YOU are a loyal TC reader I am going to share this little Geographe wine region secret with you… Continue reading

Day Trip From Perth To The Geographe Wine Region

Day Trip From Perth To The Geographe Wine Region
Over the last long weekend, Mr. Spittoon and I decided we wanted to do something a bit different from the usual but didn’t really want the expense of an overnight stay. Of course, I had a myriad of wine-related ideas and well, Mr. S never says no to booze! For a while I have been hanging out to get down and explore the Geographe Wine Region a bit more so I thought I’d plan a day trip! Continue reading