Mount Barker Co-operative Ltd's Grapes and Gallops - where wine meets equine!
If you're visiting the Mount Barker area in January, mark you calendar for Grapes and Gallops - a celebration of the region's premium wine, gourmet food, combined with fashion and horse racing.
It is the biggest annual event on the Mount Barker Turf Club's calendar attracting punters from around the Great Southern and Perth. It features a 9 race program and the Great Southern's richest race, the $90,000 Mungrup Stud Sprint over 1000 metres.
Racegoers will be able to sample wines from nine Mount Barker producers including West Cape Howe and will be a perfect accompaniment to a gala three course luncheon sponsored by the Shire of Plantagenet.
Sunday, 19 January 2014
12.00 noon until 8.00pm
Frost Park, McDonald Avenue, Mount Barker
Entry is $20.00 Adults, $10.00 Concession, Children under 18 are Free
Bookings and enquiries : Ph 0481 112 559 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookings for luncheon, table and chairs are being taken.
Buses available, phone for details (08) 9846 4757
Fashions on the field with prizes for best dressed
A range of regional produce for sale
Entertainment for children
West Cape Howe Dinner at Amani Wine Bar, Leederville
Delight your senses and join us at this fresh, intimate and inviting Bar in Oxford Street for a Dinner matched with six of our award-winning wines, including those in James Halliday's list of Top 100 Wines for 2013:
2013 West Cape Howe Riesling - Mount Barker, 95 points
2013 West Cape Howe Sauvignon Blanc - Mount Barker, 94 Points
2011 West Cape Howe Cabernet Merlot, 94 Points
2011 West Cape Howe 'Two Steps' Shiraz - Mount Barker/Frankland, 97 Points
John Waldron, Sales Manager of West Cape Howe Wines will host this evening and speak about our fantastic wines.
VENUE: Amani Wine Bar
ADDRESS: Shop 1, 162 Oxford Street, Leederville WA 6007
DATE: Tuesday 17 December, 2013
COST: $100 pp for 6 course Dinner and Wine
BOOKINGS: Phone Jacquie, Sam or Anthony on 9444 7761
or Email: email@example.com
WEST CAPE HOWE SCOOPS JAMES HALLIDAY'S TOP 100!
The James Halliday Top 100 Wines list came out over the weekend, and West Cape Howe received some very good results, in fact we are over the moon!
West Cape Howe are the only WA producer with four wines included, (our top scorer being the ‘Two Steps’ Shiraz 2011 with 97 Points) and one of only two Australian producers to have four wines listed.
2011 West Cape Howe 'Two Steps' Shiraz - Mt Barker/Frankland : 97 Points
'The complex bouquet and palate have a sinuous interplay of spice, pepper, French oak, ripe tannins and - above all else - juicy black fruits, with a slightly savoury farewell to add the final touch."
2013 West Cape Howe Riesling - Mt Barker : 95 Points
'...tightly wound and zesty, with a pure play of lime and unsweetened lemon juice girdled by crisp, crunchy acidity."
2013 West Cape Howe Sauvignon Blanc - Mt Barker : 94 Points
'...a near perfect example of the huge gulf between the high-tones Marlborough sauvignon blanc style and the more elegant, tightly focused Western Australia expression; here citrus, gooseberry, herb and mineral drive an intense and long palate...'
2011 West Cape Howe Cabernet Merlot - Great Southern : 93 Points
'...12 months maturation in used French oak has resulted in the best possible outcome for this juicy, supple, joyously red berry-fruited wine; terrific value for drinking...'
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'Raising Riesling' - Great Southern Riesling Tasting - 1st December, 2013
1 December, 2013, 4-7pm
Royal Perth Yacht Club, Perth, Undercroft area
Ticket Price: $45
Bookings: www.greatsouthernwines.asn.au or www.trybooking.com/DUOE
Taste the very best coming out of Western Australia's Great Southern Wine region - Riesling and Rock Oysters. Recognising an increasing demand for the world class Riesling being produced, 'Raising Riesling' follows on from the successful 2012 event, attracting hundreds of guests.
West Cape Howe is very proud to be one of the Great Southern Producers included in this annual Tasting.
Freshly shucked Albany oysters and light finger food will be available, perfectly matching the cool-climate crisp and dry Rieslings on offer in Plumm glassware.
The event will entertain consumers on the banks of the Swan River in the most picturesque of locations, enjoying wines and foods quintessential to the season.
Please join us for a fabulous day!
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West Cape Howe Sponsors A Dinner with Luke Nguyen
West Cape Howe Wines proudly sponsored a celebratory Dinner with Luke Nguyen at the Parmelia Hilton Hotel in Perth on Friday 11th October.
Luke, a Vietnamese Australian chef, best known for his TV series, launched his new book, 'The Food of Vietnam'. This special night included a three course dinner with a menu selected by Luke to match the beautiful West Cape Howe wines, an author talk, book sales and signings.
GOLD MEDAL AND DOUBLE TROPHY WIN!
We are thrilled that the 2013 MOUNT BARKER RIESLING has been awarded a Double Trophy and Gold Medal at the Perth Royal Wine Show 2013:
* Best 2013 Vintage Dry White Table Wine
*The Fremantle Wine and Food Club Trophy for Best Riesling
Gavin Berry, Winemaker and Managing Director said, "I'm really proud of the recognition the West Cape Howe Riesling has achieved especially in recent years. The fruit has all come from a tiny little site on a very good vineyard that has given us quite special results over the last three vintages; testament not only to the commitment of the winemakers to craft outstanding wine, but to the expertise of the viticultural team as well."
ORDER YOURS TODAY!
Everyone had a fantastic time at Emerge 2!
Watch out for details on Emerge 3 coming soon on 31 March 2013.
From 2 - 6pm
Featuring emerging Music acts, Art exhibition.
Drinks and food available, or bring your own picnic. No BYO alcohol.
Family friendly atmosphere.
Ralph Kyte-Powell says our 2012 Chardonnay is '...ideal for warm-weather enjoyment...'
This refreshing chardonnay is ideal for drinking now. Make life easy and stock up for delicious drinking over the next few months!
Buy Now Freight is Free!
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Best Cabernet Blend!
Jeni Port, esteemed writer for Epicure, 'The Age' newspaper recently named the 2011 West Cape Howe Cape to Cape Cabernet Merlot as her 'BEST CABERNET BLEND' for 2012!
Jeni said "...my top blend was the utterly delicious West Cape Howe 2011 cabernet merlot, with heaps of black and red fruits, a pinch of pepper and a touch of vanilla, all in a dashing medium-bodied style."
We totally agree and urge you to try this delicious and flavoursome wine for yourself! At $17.00 a bottle it's outstanding value for money.
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Trophy Win for 2012 Riesling!
Winemaker, Gavin Berry said, 'I'm really proud of the recognition the West Cape Riesling has achieved especially in recent years. The fruit has all come from a tiny little site on a very good vineyard that has given us quite special results over the last three vintages; testament not only to the commitment of the winermakers to craft outstanding wine but the expertise of the viticulture team as well."
The 'Block 6' Riesling on the Langton Vineyard, Mount Barker has now produced three trophies for West Cape Howe - this year's 2012 Trophy, 2011 West Cape Howe Riesling won the Trophy for Best Current Riesling in Australia at the Canberra International Riesling Challenge and the 2010 Kerrigan + Berry Riesling won Best Riesling Trophy at the Qantas Wine Show in 2010.
A fantastic pedigree!'
New West Cape Howe Reviews from James Halliday!
We are very pleased and proud to share James Halliday's latest reviews with you.
Please click on the pdf to read the full details of each of our wine's reviews.
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Ray Jordan gives West Cape Howe trio his 'Seal of Approval'
2010 WCH Tempranillo "Excellent" Ray Jordan
2010 West Cape Howe Tempranillo Ray Jordan highlighted this wine in his Top 100 Australian Reds in The West Australian on 5th July 2012. Ray said, "...clearly one of the best temps released in this State. Shows the supple fleshiness of the variety when in Australian hands while losing none of those varietal dry savoury earthy tones...Excellent."
Also included was the 2010 Mount Trio Cabernet Merlot, made by West Cape Howe. Ray wrote, "Balanced and precise on the palate with a generosity of flavour. All-round well-made wine for this price."
The third wine chosen in Ray's Top 100 is the 2010 West Cape Howe 'Two Steps' Shiraz. He wrote, "This is as good as any wine these guys have released. Such elegance and poise coupled with so much intensity and fruit concentration all presented with a smooth, seamless and almost velvety palate feel. Fine tannins and fine-grained oak pull the whole thing together. A beauty."
We're very proud of these great accolades for our wines. You'll find them listed under 'Our Wines' section and available for purchase now. Be guided by the experts!
Mount Trio wine enquiries Phone (08) 98531136 www.mounttriowines.com.au
Our wines are being enjoyed near and far!
Tony Sassi of Sassi Cucina, Port Douglas
Tony Sassi grew up with the wonderful flavours of the Italian seaside in Abruzzo on the Adriatic coast of Italy. He now translates these into a modern cucina and is renowned for the exquisitely balanced flavours in all his dishes. Food critics have noted that Tony achieves great results by not overworking the fresh ingredient - it's simple and it's 'sassi'.
Tony recently discovered WEST CAPE HOWE wines and immediately saw a fresh, very enjoyable, well-balanced style to compliment his fine dishes.
Very soon Sassi will list our wines and you will be able to taste this delectable partnership for yourself!
Why not indulge your senses when next visiting Port Douglas!
9 Grant Street, Port Douglas QLD 4877
Ph: (07) 4099 6744 www.sassi.com.au