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Wine Experiences

Sensory Indulgence Tour with The Winemaker

Regional WA: Whicher Ridge Wines, 200 Chapman Hill East Road, Chapman Hill WA 6280
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
10.00am to 4.00pm
Cost: $10 per person for Tour and Tasting

Contact: 08 9753 1394

A Tour and Wine Tasting in the Whicher Ridge Wine Sensory with Winemaker (and Gardener) Cathy Howard.

The Wine Sensory Garden at Whicher Ridge Wines is truly unique, being the only one of it's kind in Australia. A guided Sensory Indulgence Tour with Cathy Howard, the winemaker (and gardener) through the sensory garden, with a tasting of the artisan wine producer's wines in the garden is a sensory and wine tasting experience not to be missed. For each wine produced at Whicher Ridge, there is a descriptor garden bed planted out with a selection of fruit trees, herbs and vegetables used to describe the aromas and flavours in that particular varietal wine. The adjacent central affinity bed is planted out with fruit bearing plants, herbs and seasonal vegetables which have flavours and textures that match or have an affinity for that same wine. Flowers abound throughout the garden, and along with the fragrant herbs and seasonal heirloom vegetables, the plantings and garden design, along with families of resident splendid blue and red winged wrens, add to the overall sensory and visual experience. On the guided tour with Cathy, visitors taste the wine in each section, and are able to smell and taste various herbs and fruits in the descriptor and affinity beds, and compare with the aromas and flavours they see in the wine that they are tasting. The Whicher Ridge Wine Sensory Garden has featured recently in Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, in Australian Country, and is soon to be featured in the June 2017 edition of Country Style. The artisan winery has also just been awarded as the 2017 Best Small Cellar Door in Geographe by Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine in the April/May 2017 Edition. The winery also has a 5 star rating from James Halliday in 2015 and 2016 Australian Wine Companion. The Sensory Indulgence Tours are available from the 1st to the 31st May, from 10.00am to 4.00pm. You need to book at least one day in advance, and allow 1 hour for the tour. A longer, Sensory Indulgence Tour can also be booked with My Driver Margaret River which includes the Sensory Indulgence Tour of the Whicher Ridge Wine Sensory Garden, plus lunch at Whicher Ridge To Book a Sensory Indulgence Tour, contact Cathy at Whicher Ridge Wines or Rob at My Driver Margaret River

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