At only 110 square kilometres, the Margaret River region is quite small but is also one of Western Australia’s most diverse and renowned holiday destinations. As stated by MargaretRiver.com, the region boasts a bevy of fine winery restaurants. Aside from great food, what kinds of wine and other delightful beverages does the area have to offer?
Sparkling wine is a type of wine that has considerable amounts of carbon dioxide, which gives it a distinctive fizziness. Champagne often comes to mind, but other interesting varieties of sparkling wine do exist. Wineries provide a selection of fine variants including sparkling passionfruit, strawberry, lemon and wild berry, and nashi pear wines.
Grape might be the undisputed main ingredient of the best white and red wines, but that may soon change. An Off Licence News article reports a boom in the trade of fruit-flavoured wines in the U.K and other markets. Wine enthusiasts say that non-grape wines are the perfect drinks to get people into trying more high-end blends. Fruit wines are also recommended for long-time connoisseurs who wish to expand their palates and explore new, fruity tastes. Non-traditional wine tours in the Margaret River region give you a taste of the best fruit wines.
Strawberry, blueberry, cranberry, blackberry, raspberry, elderberry, and boysenberry are the crowd favourites. If you are new to fruit wines, it’s best to start with familiar fruits so you will know exactly what to expect. Try strawberry, raspberry, or blueberry first, and then move on to the other blends.
You’re eager to pour yourself a glass of wine you just bought, but hold the corkscrew for just a little bit longer. Are you sure you should be drinking it at that temperature? Wine experts have long since proven that temperature can dramatically affect the taste and smell of wine. If you really want to enjoy that nice bottle of red, white or bubbly, you should serve it at just the right temperature.
You don’t have to turn into a wine expert overnight, though. Here’s a handy wine temperature guide from Margaret River wineries like The Berry Farm so you can better savour the taste of your favourite wines.