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Whether on your own, or in the company of friends, our monthly online wine club is a brilliant and easy way to discover and try new wines that we think are pretty darned fabulous. How does the online wine club work? Read this!
Why we love these wines
There are two varieties that Margaret River is internationally famous for – Chardonnay and Cab Sav. So why doddle around? We’ve got two for you to try that are made by one of the most successful and awarded winemakers in Australia – who just so happens to be totally fabulous too – Virginia Willcock.
Virginia has been Chief Winemaker at Vasse Felix since October 2006, but has been making wine in the region for 28 years. So she knows a thing or two how to make Margaret River wines sing their merry tune. She also happens to be our current reigning Winemaker of the Year (2017) in the Australian Women in Wine Awards!
Who are Vasse Felix?
Vasse Felix are Margaret River’s very first wine estate, established in 1967. Yup, they’re the reason we have Margaret River wines at all! So they were one of the first on the scene when the realisation came that it was Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon that really thrived here, and so they’ve made these two varieties their primary focus.
Even though they’re one of the best known wineries in Western Australia (and, indeed, the whole country) they still do everything in house. All the wines are estate-grown in their own four local vineyards, and are then made on-site and bottled within the state-of-the-art winemaking facility.
Discover more about these two wines
Vasse Felix 2017 ‘Filius’ Chardonnay
Region: Margaret River
RRP: $28.00 as at 26/09/2018
Bright pale straw colour.
Plenty of bright fruit including pineapple, grapefruit and crunchy nectarine. With a secondary layer of bakery goodness – including ginger, shortbread and lemon meringue pie.
PALATE A delicious and wonderful balance of zippy citrus refreshment on a shortcrust pastry base. It’s clean and fresh, with a very dry finish, but still retains a delectable richness that makes the whole experience so wonderfully satisfying.
EAT WITH Seared salmon or a creamy pasta carbonara
Vasse Felix 2016 ‘Filius’ Cabernet Sauvignon
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon (86%) & Malbec (14%)
Region: Margaret River, WA
RRP: $28.00 as of 26/09/18
Bright maroon with a red brick edge.
Ripe and juicy blackcurrants, dark cherries and forest floor aromas dominate with a little hint of spice too.
There’d be loads of wineries out there everywhere who’d kill to have a Cab like this. All of the good things together in balance, with the juicy dark berries sitting alongside a meaty, savoury and almost salty core. A long and lingering finish with dusty tannins seals the deal.
EAT WITH Slow cooked spring lamb, garlic flatbreads and a green salad.
How do you do the online wine club?
It’s like a book club, but with WINE! We provide a great deal each month on two of our faves direct from the fabulous producer. You simply grab them and try them! Join the wine tasting revolution and have loads of fabulous fun along the way.
How do I purchase these wines?
Enjoy buying the wines direct from the producer! By purchasing your wine direct you’re supporting real people making gorgeous wines. Simply purchase your wines by clicking on the ‘Buy Now’ links and you’ll be taken to the winery’s website to make your selection.
DISCLAIMER: All wines are purchased directly from the winery and The Fabulous Ladies’ Wine Society takes no commissions from sales. Hence, The Fabulous Ladies’ Wine Society does not take any responsibility for ordering systems, payments and wine delivery as these are the sole responsibility of the winery.