Monday, 29 May 2017

Wine and Chocolates

Hello

Thanks for visiting.

Heading North from Augusta, you reach Margaret River.

A very popular past time in this region is calling into a winery or two as there are so many there, everywhere you look another sign tempts to you go and try a different vineyard's wine.

They are such beautiful places, often with a gorgeous well-tended garden and restaurant or even an art gallery.  Their cellar doors are open for a tasting session, you just turn up and you are able to taste what they have on offer for free.  The half inch of each wine tried soon starts to mount up to make a glass!  They are hoping to make a sale or a restaurant reservation, of course.

We visited the following.

 Moombaki - a small family run business between Walpole and Denmark



 Hidden River - delicious food served in their restaurant.



salad


Xanadou - a much larger and more established vineyard with an excellent restaurant


Fig carpaccio

A totally delicious chocolate fudge cake, reinvented

Cape Mentelle



Vasse Felix- this vineyard had an art gallery as well as a restaurant.






Of course we couldn't resist the chocolate shops either!  Breaking our journey for a hot chocolate at the Denmark Chocolate Company, we also enjoyed their beautiful garden. After a few free samples, the hot milk arrived with our selected strength of chocolate buttons, ready to be stirred in. Yum!





The Margaret River Chocolate Company  was full of exciting goodies as well as chocolate quokkas which I have never seen before.  Free samples of the different chocolate and a window onto the production area where they were adding fillings to the chocolates made for a great visit.




There is so much to see and do in this region, I've just given you a small taster!

Cheerio

10 comments:

  1. Wow, that wine tasting sounds good to me, and the chocolate fudge cake and choccie buttons with the hot chocolate, yum yum. I think I'd put on pounds if I holidayed there.

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    1. It would be quite easy to! Although there's plenty of scope for long walks and exercise. 😊

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  2. They all look so different and yet so inviting. I love the wine glass shaped sculptures:)

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    1. Such beautiful places for their settings alone.

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  3. What a great tour, like Jo I would have put on pounds.

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    1. The meals at the wineries were so delicious. Yum!

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  4. Wine and chocolates - what a great trip!
    Wren x

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    1. It's all so beautiful and so much greener than I had anticipated. x

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  5. Yum, wine and chocolates. I had the best time last fall when we did a wine and tea tasting.

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    1. Sounds great. There are so many teas available these days, something for everyone.

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