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Chiara Bailey
 
16 October 2019 | Chiara Bailey

The Ultimate Gourmet Escape Guide

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Once a year the global gastronomic spotlight shines itself on Margaret River for West Australia Gourmet Escape. It’s an epic festival of music, food and wine, now held over ten days to showcase the exceptional produce and wineries who are putting our world renowned state of Western Australia on the international map.

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Time Posted: 16/10/2019 at 9:18 AM
Gwen Bailey - Recipes
 
19 September 2019 | Gwen Bailey - Recipes

Roast lamb rack with spring greens and goat's cheese

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We love to serve this Gourmet Traveller inspired roast lamb rack as our Sunday roast. It’s perfect served alongside our delicious Ivanhoe Cabernet.  Continue »

Time Posted: 19/09/2019 at 2:43 PM
Chiara Bailey
 
19 September 2019 | Chiara Bailey

How to match your cheese and wine

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Cheese and wine parties may well have been consigned to the 1970s history books, but there is much to be said for this convivial combination. Who can resist a lavish platter of beautifully crafted cheeses, whether at the end of a celebratory meal, as an appetiser, or just as an excuse to open a bottle of wine and enjoy with friends? Matching your cheese with the right wine can sometimes be a challenge – it isn’t always as simple as sticking to your favourite red or white. Just as with any other food and wine matching, partnering wine and cheese comes down to a few key elements such as fat, moisture and salt content, texture and flavour complexity, so here’s a brief overview of which styles of cheese and wine work best together and why. You may even be surprised by some of the conclusions.

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Time Posted: 19/09/2019 at 11:10 AM
Nathan Bailey
 
27 August 2019 | Nathan Bailey

Majestic Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

Majestic Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

When you think of the great Cabernet regions of the world, Margaret River is top of mind as being world class. Leeuwin Estate, Moss Wood and Vasse Fellix have led the charge, often putting the region on the map.  Continue »

Time Posted: 27/08/2019 at 2:00 PM
Chiara Bailey
 
23 July 2019 | Chiara Bailey

Rainy Day Activities in Margaret River

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While the beautiful beaches and gorgeous summer weather are certainly key attractions of our corner of Western Australia, you’ll find plenty to explore during the cooler months or on a rainy day in the Margaret River region. If you want to stay active or are travelling as a family, there are magical limestone caves, extensive mountain bike trails, forest walks and scenic drives. To soak up the atmosphere at a slower pace, enjoy a long lunch or brunch or browse some of our favourite local galleries. And then there’s one of our favourite ways to stay cosy on a cool afternoon – a tasting experience at our Brown Hill Estate Cellar Door. We look forward to welcoming you after you’ve spent some time enjoying the region’s best rainy day activities.

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Time Posted: 23/07/2019 at 9:41 AM
Chiara Bailey
 
17 July 2019 | Chiara Bailey

The intriguing tale of how Brown Hill wines got their name

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Many people ask how Brown Hill got its name, and the story behind our wine labels. It’s a tale that begins in Kalgoorlie, of all places, some 830km east of Margaret River, in WA’s Goldfields-Esperance region – and not exactly known for its grape growing! The seed behind Brown Hill wines started from family roots deeply planted in the Goldfields, which now flourish in our vineyard in Margaret River.

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Time Posted: 17/07/2019 at 11:29 AM
Chiara Bailey
 
5 June 2019 | Chiara Bailey

Best places to stop when travelling from Perth to Margaret River

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A weekend escape to the Margaret River wine region is an easy three-hour drive from Perth. And whilst there’s lots to see and do when you arrive in our beautiful part of South Western Australia, equally there’s some spectacular scenery to absorb along the way with quaint attractions to explore and breathtaking coastal scenery. Cafés, restaurants and food providores are scattered along the route as you pass through towns like Bunbury, Busselton and Dunsborough. It’s worth taking a few days to experience and explore our beautiful region. Here are a few of our local favourites that we’re stopped at as a family over the years that we recommend you add to your itinerary for when you need to stretch your legs on your trip. Don’t forget that we’ll have a welcoming glass waiting for you at Brown Hill Estate when you arrive, so be sure to add our Rosa Brook Cellar Door to your itinerary when you reach your end destination.

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Time Posted: 05/06/2019 at 9:47 AM
Gwen Bailey - Recipes
 
4 June 2019 | Gwen Bailey - Recipes

Gwen’s Grandma’s Pasty Pie

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This is one of our family favourites – Nathan loved this as a child and our kids love it now. A delicious mix of vegetables and mince in a buttery flaky pastry pie. Perfect for the cooler nights or a warming lunch when family and friends are around

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Time Posted: 04/06/2019 at 3:17 PM
Gwen Bailey - Recipes
 
29 May 2019 | Gwen Bailey - Recipes

Beef, Mushroom & Red Wine Pie

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As the summer turns to winter and cooler nights set in, gather friends and family for this comforting, crowd-pleasing treat.

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Time Posted: 29/05/2019 at 9:05 AM
Nathan Bailey
 
28 May 2019 | Nathan Bailey

Essential Wine Paraphanelia

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These days, there are countless wine accessories on the market so we’ve compiled a list of the essential wine paraphernalia to help enhance your wine enjoyment.

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Time Posted: 28/05/2019 at 4:30 PM