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

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

Pinelli Estate 2018 Reserve Verdelho

I love my Verdelho (as you can probably tell from the empty bottle)! And WA alongside NSW produce some stellar examples including this Pinelli Estate Wines 2018 Reserve Verdelho.

Pinelli Estate 2018 Reserve VerdelhoThis one is dry but Verdelho can be made into sweet and fortified wine too. This white wine grape variety loves warm dry climates like that of Perth’s Swan Valley.

If grown and made well Verdelho can produce super tasty young wines and also wines that can age very well in the cellar. Continue reading

Pinelli Estate 2018 Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc is a white wine grape variety originally from France. It can be made into a still or sparkling wine alongside being dry, off-dry or even made into dessert wine. Its naturally high acidity makes it a very versatile grape.

Pinelli Estate 2017 Chenin BlancWA’s Swan Valley produces some stunning examples of wine made from Chenin Blanc and this Pinelli Estate Wines 2017 Chenin Blanc is one of those. Continue reading

Pinelli Estate Sparkling Juliet 2016

On Sundays I like to hang with my girl Juliet. We know each other pretty well now.

Pinelli Estate Sparkling Juliet 2016Pinelli Estate Wines Sparkling Juliet from WA’s Swan Valley is made in the same way champagne is made and it’s only $22 per bottle. While living in Perth there was typically always a bottle of this in my fridge and it was replenished often. Continue reading

Pinelli Estate Reserve Vermentino 2018 Swan Valley

Pasta and Pinelli, is there a better match?

Pinelli Estate Reserve Vermentino 2018 Swan ValleySince I can’t make the new-ish Pinelli Estate Winery Restaurant in Perth’s Swan Valley my local, it just means I have to order in the wine and cook my own. Thankfully free delivery helps on the wine side of things.

This Pinelli Estate Wines 2018 Reserve Vermentino is a new release and it’s a match made in heaven for this Spinach & Herb Pesto Pasta I made from the Dish Magazine. It’s supposed to be rocket leaves but we opted for a spinach replacement. Continue reading