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

Pinelli Estate Eve Sparkling Brut 2016

We were having withdrawals.

Pinelli Estate Eve Sparkling Brut 2016Withdrawals from not living just up the road from Pinelli Estate Wines in the Swan Valley anymore. So we recently put in a big order to be delivered over to Victoria (free delivery Australia-wide on deliveries of 12 bottles or more FYI).

A good portion of the order was made up of the Eve and Juliet sparkling wines. Bubbles are definitely this girls best friend.

Eve is a Sparkling Brut and is made in the ‘traditional method’, like champagne. However, we don’t call it champagne as it doesn’t come from the Champagne region in France. Eve is made from the Chenin Blanc grape variety, a variety which thrives in WA’s Swan Valley.

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Swan Valley Accommodation: The Colony @ Mandoon Estate

The Colony At Mandoon EstateIf you’re looking for some luxe Swan Valley accommodation, I have the place for you! On our recent trip back to Perth for the Swan Valley Wine Awards, we thought we’d cut the need to Uber to and from the venue and just stay the venue! The Colony at Mandoon Estate opened in December 2017, so it’s brand spanking new and I’d definitely class it as ‘luxury Swan Valley accommodation’. Here’s an inside look… Continue reading