Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Vineyard Virgin No More

Being a wine enthusiast, this cow is extremely excited to visit my first winery and in such a beautiful place like Margaret River! The next few posts will be a little more wine-centric. The Thirsty Cow explores!

This may look like a cottage in the countryside but it is actually the cellar door of one of the wine pioneers in this region- Sandalford. I like how homely and cosy the place feels.

Step into the small cottage and take time to taste the wines and have a chat with the friendly counter lady. Check out the 3D picture hanging on the wall!

Personally, I like Sandalford's Estate Reserve Chardonnay and Estate Reserve Shiraz. The Chardonnay was concentrated with minerals, citrus and a touch of toast. The Shiraz was beautifully elegant and a bit sweet with dark fruits, chocolate and spices. I guess a cool climate shiraz like this is indeed seductive. I'm cellaring a few bottles of both to see how they develop in a few years.

Hooves crossed for now. Yay! I just lost my vineyard virginity. Hehehe. Now I want more.

Sandalford Wines
777 Metricup Road (Margaret River Cellar Door)
Wilyabrup, Western Australia 6280
Tel: +61 8 9755 6213
Opens: 10am to 5pm

Chew On This: Sandalford is one of Western Australia's oldest and largest privately-owned wineries!

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