A Locals View On The Swan Valley’s New Hop On Hop Off Bus Service

Unfortunately I have heard (June 2019) that the Swan Valley Explorer buses are no longer running. Please contact the Swan Valley Tourist Centre for more information.

Nicola Heyes with Swan Valley Explorer BusToday we welcome back the lovely Nicola on the blog. Nicola is a Guildford local which means her and hubby, Ralph, were able to grab a Swan Valley Explorer Annual Pass each for $60. These special 12 month tickets for the bus are only available to City of Swan residents. I hope you enjoy reading about Nicola & Ralph’s Swan Valley Explorer day out as much as I did! Continue reading

Sittella Avant-Garde 2016 Tempranillo

Sittella Avant-Garde Tempranillo 2016 Swan ValleyQuality over quantity is a great way to think when it comes to wine. Which is why I have been pulling bottles out of the cellar left right and centre recently. I’ve been craving deliciousness.

I picked up this exclusive bottle of 2016 Tempranillo from Sittella in Perth’s Swan Valley wine region last year for approximately $38. The Avant-Garde Series “represents a change in style and a new direction of winemaking for our single vineyards, from which we want to express their unique mesoclimates. All our Avant-Garde wines are single vineyard wines, made with the emphasis on varietal expression while exploring and expressing regionality.”
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