Stella Bella Wines is a small, privately owned wine company, located in the Margaret River region of Western Australia. Critical site selection is applied to vineyard sites for growing Stella Bella Chardonnay. Each location adds to the complexity of the wine due to the soils, aspects, clones and microclimates unique to the respective sites.
Don’t let the name scare you off. This is a very easy drinking Porter which has well balanced coffee and chocolate flavours rather than overpowering them and results in a remarkably drinkable take on the style.
Loaded with savoury spicy fruit from the first sniff you know you are onto a winner. Deliciously flavoursome in the mouth with savoury dark fruit flavours, fully ripe tannins and well weighted French oak in support. This wine is great drinking now but will cellar well for up to 7 years.
The Quiet American is another fantastic Little Creatures Single Batch beer, and is described as a hybrid Hoppy Belgian Ale. It’s a mix of Belgian and American flavours and brewing styles, influenced by the quiet talents of Trappist monk brewers while paying homage to US IPAs through the use of the new-season American hops.
Juniper Crossing Tempranillo 2010, which already has a plethora of medals and trophies to it’s credit, is also an absolute bargain. This is a truly exciting wine with so much happening in every sip.
Little Creatures Bright Ale was launched back in 2008 and has quickly become a favourite of many West Australians. Little Creatures Bright Ale is a smooth, full flavoured beer that is uniquely Western Australian and perfect for our hot summer months.
Houghton was established in 1836, just four years after the fledgling colony of Western Australia was founded. It is one of Australia’s oldest operating wineries. The 2010 vintage cabernet sauvignon is an excellent example of Western Australian cabernet.
Matilda Bay Alpha Pale Ale is a beer which falls under Garage Reserve Series from Matilda Bay. Alpha Pale Ale derives its name from the alpha acids in hops which, added early in the boil, impart an distinctive bitterness.
Marmaduke is a shiraz which has been sourced exclusively from the Margaret River appellation. The 2009 Cape Mentelle Marmaduke Shiraz is an excellent reminder of just how good this variety can be even at the cheaper end of the scale.
The Cidery is located in Bridgetown a small valley settlement approximately 260km South of Perth. The Cidery celebrates the rich history of the apple industry in Western Australia, which was centered in Bridgetown. Spider Cider is a moderately dry, clean tasting and lightly spritzy cider perfect for a sunny afternoon.