Once & Well by Freya Hohnen Margaret River Chardonnay 2014

Once and Well by Freya Hohnen Margaret River Chardonnay 2014

What a beauty on the inside and out. Not to mention the perfect vino after a 2-hour yoga session to celebrate Global Drink Wine Day with.

‘Do it once and do it well’ is the mantra of Freya Hohnen’s father for how he loved and made wine. One which she carries with her. I was in the mood for a Chardy and knew a Margaret River Chard would tick that box. Continue reading

Cat Amongst The Pigeons Fat Cat 2018 Eden Valley Chardonnay

Cat Amongst The Pigeons Fat Cat 2018 Eden Valley ChardonnaySaturday was Fizzy & Crackle’s 5 year adoption anniversary, so it seemed fitting to open this tipple. They’re very spoilt kitties too, that’s their luxe teepee in the photo behind the bottle.

A big thanks to Dialogue PR for this sample bottle. You ladies nailed it on the head, cats + wine = one happy TC! Continue reading

Arlewood 2015 La Bratta Bianco

Arlewood 2015 La Bratta BiancoArlewood Wines are located in Margaret River and I’ve been lucky enough to try a few of their wines and really enjoyed them. These guys started up shop in 1984 and are also known for their sheep farming.

This 2015 La Bratta Bianco is part of the Vino Bambino portfolio and I couldn’t wait to try the sample they sent me. It’s made from mainly Sauvignon Blanc (79%) with a hint of Semillon (16%) and a splash of Chardonnay (5%). French oak and extended time on the yeast lees were part of the making of this wine. Continue reading

Scotchmans Hill 2015 Swan Bay Chardonnay

Scotchmans Hill 2015 Swan Bay Chardonnay
You can never buy just one bottle of Chardonnay right?

This Scotchmans Hill 2015 ‘Swan Bay’ Chardonnay ($23) is the 2nd bottle of Aussie Chardonnay we bought on the weekend. It’s from Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula which brought us back memories of our visit to the region in 2017 and back when I was working in wine retail I use to sell some of their wines too. Continue reading