cullen wines, margaret river
What’s a visit to the region without some wine tasting? For the non wine lovers, it may seem a bit of a non event but think of it as an opportunity to have an up close and personal look at the vineyards, instead of watching them rush by in air conditioned comfort. It’s also an opportunity to breath in some fresh air and taste the results of the most vibrant industry in the area.
So in the short time we had, we picked one winery to visit and it was Cullen Wines.
No, not at all related to Edward Cullen. But the association between broody vampires, blood and wine is quite sexy, no?
Cullen’s vineyards are relatively small and located close to Vasse Felix – so if you are visiting, it’s worth stopping by, if only to see the diffference between a large winery and a boutique operation. Their biodynamic wines have a clean taste and even though it’s debatable if biodynamic practices do produce a better drop, it’s good to see that it can produce good wines.
Not only does good wine come from this estate, the kitchen apparently cooks up a damn fine meal. Unfortunately we didn’t come to eat, though one of my motives for dropping by was to have a peep at the restaurant, which had been mentioned in the Gourmet Traveller Guide.
Anyway, usually I only drink whites but this time I left with three (!) bottles of red, which is highly unusual – a bottle of the easy drinking pinot noir, a cab sav (for K) and a bottle of Mangan (combination of petit verdot, malbec and merlot grapes) to be put away for a special occasion. I used Christmas presents as an excuse, but when we’re only giving away one out of the three bottles, who am I kidding.
Caves Road, Cowaramup WA 6284
T: (08) 9755 5277
Cellar Door 7 days 10 am – 4.30 pm
Restaurant 7 days 10 am – 4.30 pm
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