My wine report on Sunday will be delayed due to my spur of the moment decision to head down south to see the Blackwood Valley and WA Boutique Wine Show Award and Tasting Function in Bridgetown this weekend. This wine show unlike many of the others that occur year round across Australia as well as in Western Australia, allows for some of the smaller wineries in the South West of Western Australia to showcase their wares, due to the condition of entry being limited to wineries who crush less than 250 tonnes of fruit per year.
The Blackwood Valley region includes 50 wineries covering 450 hectares across the historic settlements of Boyup Brook, Bridgetown, Greenbushes, Balingup and Nannup and the Blackwood River.
“Cabernet and Shiraz varieties grown in the region are characterised by distinctive earthy undertones, while fruit and honey flavours denote the white wine varieties being produced.”
The above quote taken from their website describes the characteristics of the wines within the region, and I am so excited to try them out specifically the “honey flavoured” whites.
Shows like this allow you the chance to sample from a wide range of wineries that do not currently have the chance to be seen in major retail-chain (Coles and Woolworths) liquorstores due to their limited levels of production.
I will report back on the event next week. Have a good weekend everyone!
Until next time!