WINE EXPERIENCES

Every tasting and tour is hosted by Cathy the winemaker, providing visitors with the rare opportunity to talk directly with the person who has made the wines. Booking ahead for a tasting is recommended, and there is now the option to book a Private Tasting or Pick & Sip Tour.

Thinking of a food and wine experience? You are most welcome to BYO picnic. We have plenty of spots around our huge gardens, including our Wine Sensory Garden, to relax and enjoy your picnic in a secluded spot.

We are now collaborating with local Chapman Hill cafe, Hippo Lakes.  If you choose a Food + Wine Package, you can add on a gourmet platter for 2 to have here in our Garden made by Hippo, or you can select the option of a voucher to take a short journey down the road to Hippo Lakes for morning or afternoon tea, or lunch.

We are a dog friendly winery! Dogs are very welcome to visit us as long as they are kept on a lead as we are working farm. Why not plan a picnic with your pooch!

We are a small family owned farming business on the Backroads of Busselton, and we are BIG supporters of local small, family owned businesses in our local area for food, touring and accommodation. We are collaborating with Hippo Lakes, Forage Safaris, Heyscape Tiny Cabins, Tree Chalets and Chapman Hill Cottages.

 

CELLAR DOOR TASTINGS

When you arrive at Whicher Ridge and park your car, you will receive a very warm welcome to our place from Polly the Wine Dog, our black kelpie who loves visitors! Polly will guide you over to Cellar Door, a self taught skill which she loves doing!

The Discover Tasting is an intimate, guided tasting with Cathy the winemaker, and it’s the perfect way to discover our passion and the story behind how we grow our grapes and make our wine, and our passion for where we live and work. This tasting showcases a selection of our wines and their unique expression of who we are, what our terroir can produce, and gives you some secret insights into our small batch winemaking.

This tasting of 5 wines, of your choice, from our tasting list costs $10 per person, which is redeemable against a 3 bottle purchase on the day.

If you would like to delve deeper into some of our other wines, extra tastings can be added on at the end of the tasting for an extra fee.

There is the option to book a private tasting. If the weather allows, that is not too hot in Summer, not too rainy and windy in Winter, your tasting could be moved outside and into the middle of our Wine Sensory Garden.

If you would like to linger longer, a gourmet platter for 2 can be pre-booked, and wines by the glass can be purchased to have with your platter.

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PICK & SIP GARDEN TOURS

Our Wine Sensory Garden is a totally unique wine experience, being the only one of it’s kind in Australia.

The aim of our Pick and Sip Tour Experience is to provide an informative, engaging and memorable wine tasting experience for our visitors. We guarantee that you will leave us having learnt something new!

Our Wine Sensory Garden is the centre piece of our wine tasting experience, with it’s plantings of fruit trees, herbs, flowers and seasonal vegetables which describe and match the flavours, textures and styles of our wines.

The Garden will immerse all of your five senses in the experience and you will discover along the way how to describe the flavours that you are tasting in a wine as well as learning how simple it is to pair food with wine.

Booking ahead is highly recommended for The Pick and Sip Tour with Cathy, the winemaker and gardener. The Tour is offered twice a day, when Cellar Door is open, at 10am and 4pm.

The Tour goes for 1 hour, and costs $55 per person. It includes a tasting of 4 wines in the Garden, a Wine Sensory Booklet and tasting notes to take home, and a dried Herb Collection of your favourite wine.

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SOIRÉE IN THE GARDEN

The Soirée Evening experience is the perfect way to wind down after a day of sightseeing in the Busselton-Margaret River region. It’s the perfect place to enjoy an intimate evening, or to bring a group of friends and family along to enjoy beautiful gardens, great wines and vineyard views.

The $40 per person includes 3 glasses of wine of your choice. This experience is offered from 4pm to 6.30pm each day that our cellar door is open for a limited period over the months of October through to March. The $40 includes 3 glasses of wine per person.

When booking, there are options to create your own special evening. You are welcome to BYO picnic, or start your evening off with a Pick and Sip Tour, and/or order a gourmet platter for 2.

Whatever you end up deciding upon, it will be memorable, relaxing and something very different to do on your visit to the Margaret River region, no matter where you live.

 

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FOOD + WINE EXPERIENCES

Food + Wine = Bliss! Well, close to it anyway 🙂

If you are thinking of a food and wine experience, then we can most certainly assist! We may not have a cafe or restaurant, but who needs that when there’s a brilliant cafe just a few minutes drive down the road from us at Hippo Lakes!

The Pick, Sip and Savour package is great value for two people! The package includes a Pick & Sip Tour, a gourmet platter from Hippo Lakes, and 3 glasses of wine per person, all for $185. This package is offered over the months of October through to March at 10am and 4pm. You must pre-book at least 2 days ahead of your visit due to the lead time required for ordering your platter.

As an extra Food + Wine Experience for our visitors on our Discover Cellar Door Tasting and the Pick and Sip Tour experiences, we are now offering a voucher as an add on for a morning or afternoon tea, or lunch at Hippo Lakes. Simply select the Hippo Lakes voucher box when you book your experience with us, and receive your voucher for Hippo Lakes.

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