Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Raven Wines

When visiting Pinjarra last weekend for a wedding, the last thing I was expecting to be doing was discovering some unique and intriguing wines over lunch in an artfully outfitted winery.

Pinjarra is just over one hour south of Perth on the eastern side of the Kwinana Freeway. Driving into town, we noticed a sign for Raven Wines and, knowing we would need to have lunch somewhere, I suggested we may as well give it a go. 

The wines are all from the Peel Region, much less well known than Margaret River regions, but definitely showing promise.  There were some interesting blends which were successfully executed, balancing the highlights of each contributing variety.  My stand-outs were:

2013 Semillon Chardonnay 
Displayed the cutting, citrusy edge of a Semillon but a rounded body and some nuttiness from time in oak to back it up.

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec
Luscious chocolate notes with a lovely dark fruit hit from the Malbec.

lunch platters accompanying Raven Wines

Our pecorino, prosciutto and tempranillo jelly platter and house made roasted pepper hummus were lovely with a glass of wine, as we relaxed in the modern restaurant, overlooking their Shiraz vines.

The motto for Raven Wines Wines is: Wine, Mood, Food.
They lived up to expectations on all accounts - and there was excellent service on top of that.

If you are interested to find out more, check out the Raven Wines website:  http://www.ravenwines.com.au/home.html