Saturday, October 17, 2009

Evans & Tate

If there is one disappointment for me, it would have been the visit to Evans & Tate. The issue was that most of the wines that they feature at their cellar door were made from other regions, not Margaret River. While I am no Margaret River snob, I was looking forward to sample and to try to understand the wines from the Margaret River region.

A quick sample of one sparkling, 2 whites and a red later, I got a little bored and decided to move on.

The interesting thing for me here was spotting an unusual (to me at least) closure for the sparkling wine. It wasn't natural cork, synthetic cork or screw cap. Instead, it was a plastic cap with rubber lining. The sparkling wine itself packed plenty of passionfruit aromas but the bubbles were very harsh. A quick check confirmed my guess that it was indeed carbonated.

Evans & Tate

Corner of Caves Road & Metricup Road
Wilyabrup, Western Australia
Opens: 10.30am to 5pm

Chew On This:
Evans & Tate sell 1/2 wine barrels at $AUS40 each. A unique flowerpot anyone?

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