It is almost my birthday and so the celebrations start with a visit from one of our daughters, Rachel, (Angela visited a few weeks ago). Yesterday we explored the Margaret River Farmers Market and bought some yummy sour dough wood fired bread and hand crafted cheese from Margaret River Organic Creameries . To this bounty we added a nice Brie from the Margaret River Dairy Company, the shop is just down the road from us.
Later we did a mini winery tour ( stopping of at Margaret River Venison Farm for some of its famous jerky) .The wines in this region – as always – are superb – which makes choosing a bottle to have with dinner very difficult.
If you are ever int his region I recommend you stop at these two wineries – great wines and friendly service – Windows Estate where we choose a 2012 Sauvignon Blanc – tasting notes: “An abundance of of gooseberry,passion fruit and citrus integrated with the subtle creaminess of lemon butter and finishing with fine acidity.”
And from House of Cards Winery and Cellar Door we bought a limited edition fortified Shiraz – which is really rather good! Very warming on these cold nights and perfect to drink in my new liquor glasses. 🙂 ( And did I mention that next door to the House of Cards is Gabriel’s Chocolate ?? Who can resist hand crafted chocolate?)
So much good food and wine to discover…so little time to try it all 🙂 🙂 🙂