Janis McDonald / Australian Winemaker of the Year!
The entire Howard Park team is extremely proud and in full celebration after the announcement that its Chief Winemaker, Janice McDonald, has taken out Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine’s Winemaker of the Year award for 2018.
Gold medals for the
Fraser Gallop Estate
Exciting news just in - the newly released 2017 Parterre Chardonnay won GOLD at both the Langton's James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge and the Six Nations Wine Challenge.
THE BEST WHALE WATCH EXPERIENCE EVER!
Our friends at Whale Watch Western Australia experienced an extraordinary close encounter with a female Humpback whale protecting her calf in Flinders Bay. Miraculously, the intuitive mother guided her calf alongside the hull of the whale watching vessel to block the approach of a couple of eager males, intent on mating, protecting her calf from being crushed.
***** Five Red Star Winery
Each year James Halliday and his panel taste their way through literally 1000’s of wines, to bring to us what has become the definitive guide to Australian wine, our bible!
Heydon Estate are once again honoured to receive a FiveRed Star rating. Out of the 1216 Australian wineries profiled for the 2019 Halliday Wine Companion 232 wineries (8.2%) received a Five Red Star Rating.
A yen for food, surf and freedom
Japanese-born, Margaret River-based chef Mikihito "Miki" Nagai laughs when he says the latter. Often booked out a fortnight in advance (no mean feat in this sparsely populated corner of Western Australia), Nagai has the confidence of one who knows his restaurant is his space to claim.
In a remote coastal town known for its award-winning wineries with their picturesque bush vistas, Miki's Open Kitchen is a physical anomaly. Set back between a car park and a daytime cafe on the town's main street, its covered black windows and dull brick exterior are a test; the reward for those who hold their judgment, a dining experience the region's best winemakers rave about.
Oysters and Riesling
Our highly anticipated outdoor summer event is on again from 12pm – 4pm on Saturday & Sunday, January 12 & 13.
We’ll have the oyster bar up & shucking, more substantial seafood delights for a long & lazy picnic lunch, while local favourites Kachina DJs return to spin chilled out tunes from 1pm.