Hay Shed Hill

After a morning exploring the beautiful Margaret River region coastline, we had worked up an appetite. In the heart of the Wilyabrup Valley, Rústico at Hay Shed Hill vineyard was the perfect destination.

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The setting was serene

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surrounded by vines

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and the 6 course degustation menu was irresistible.

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If you’re not into food porn, look away now. We started with Esperance Scallops: West Australian scallops in the shell, chorizo, pear purée, candied jamón.

Fried Goats Cheese with orange blossom honey followed.

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Salmon Bresaola: dill aioli, pickled ginger & cucumber was a fabulous third course.

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After the Free Range Linley Valley Pork Belly with apple purée & sticky Pedro Ximinez,

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I wandered around the garden, admiring the rustic artworks

while the boys discussed the fine art of cigar box guitar making.

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I returned in time for the Margaret River Black Angus Petit Mignons: beef fillet wrapped in bacon, sweet potato, asparagus, green peppercorn jus.

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We decided to forego the dessert tasting plate in favour of the European cheese board with muscatels, honeycomb & house breads.

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Obviously, there was wine involved in this fantastic experience, I just can’t remember which one. Thank you, Dave, for a wonderful afternoon.

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You3@Prickly Mo

“We spent a delightful Thursday evening enjoying the crisp Eugenana air at Prickly Mo. Their wines are to live for (who wants to die anyway?), there was an array of belly-popping platters, other delights by the Flying Calamari Brothers (no prizes for guessing the top of their menu), and music by You3. We set up our chairs in front of centre” […]

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See the rest of Michael’s post here

https://tigerdreaming.com.au/2017/04/15/you3-prickly-mo/

Prickly Mo

Last Sunday, we took Cooper for a drive off the beaten track to while away the afternoon at Prickly Mo.

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The vineyard was established twenty two years ago at Eugenana but the cellar door is a more recent evolution.

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The old shearing shed offers a unique tasting room experience and the comfy seating arrangements are irresistible.

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Wet weather and storms had been forecast so the main deck was enclosed, gas heaters poised for Tasmania’s unpredictable elements (no, I don’t mean the customers).

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We felt at home straight away, our philosophy obviously in tune with that of the establishment.

I’m sure there are a few stories to be told about this rustic ornament.

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The highlight of the afternoon was the live music Sunday Session, on this occasion starring the very talented Neil Gray.

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We savoured a lavish platter

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and a bottle of rosé

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while Neil entertained with masterful guitar work and smooth vocals, not to mention some nifty pedal shifting.

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The microphone stand accessory is now on Michael’s wish list.

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The storm clouds moved on, leaving nothing more than a few showers

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and by the time we departed

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the blue sky had broken through.

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We enjoyed a leisurely drive home with the top down, reflecting on our wonderful day, four bottles of Prickly Mo in the back seat.

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