5 Award-Winning Drinks Found at the Tasting Hall

5 award-winning drinks found at the Tasting Hall.

How many times have you tasted award-winning beer, wine and spirits all under the same roof?

Our talented Tasting Hall vendors have crafted some of the finest alcoholic beverages, and they have the awards to prove it.

Flametree Wines

It is no secret that the Margaret River Wine Region produces top quality Chardonnays that are recognised across the world.  One of those wine producers is Flametree Wines.

At the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards 2022 they won gold for their 2021 SRS Wallcliffe Chardonnay. 

If you’re a chardy lover then this one is a must. The SRS range are Flametree’s premium varietal wines. Made in the best vintages in small volumes with limited availability. 

Flametree’s Sub-Regional Series (SRS) is a reflection of the different regions within the Margaret River Wine Region. 

Within the Margaret River Wine Region there are six sub-regions. Each with different soil types and climates, producing variations in the grapes. Flametree uses the sub-regions to identify where they source the SRS range grapes. Wallcliffe is one of the sub-regions and where the grapes where sourced to make this award-winning wine.

The award-winning SRS Wallcliffe Chardonnay is due for release in August. As you can imagine it sells out pretty fast, so you need to get in quick. Contact the winery to get on the first to know list.

You can taste the wonderful range of Flametree red, white and sparkling wines at the markets, Thursday to Sunday.

Old Young’s

Old Young’s pride themselves on handcrafted spirits and are no stranger to awards. But winning the award for Australia’s Best Vodka takes the cake.

Named after Australia’s favourite dessert, Old Young’s describe Pavlova as ‘sweet, but sophisticated’. So much so that it won the judges over with its super smooth taste at the Decoded Spirit awards.

Now, their distillery is located in the Swan Valley which is a bit of a drive for south west local. But you’re in luck as they have a stall at Origins Market where you can try the Pavlova Vodka and a range of other vodkas and gins.

Homestead Brewery

The Melbourne Royal Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) were held last month. The competition attracts over 2,500 entrants each year. With entries from more than 400 breweries in 21 countries.

Our very own Homestead Brewery were recognised for their exceptional craft brews, winning two golds and two silvers. An outstanding effort.

Gold – Thunderbird American Pale

Gold – Josephine Berliner Weisse

Silver – Golden Eagle Low Alcohol Ale

Silver – Imperial Stout

Come and their range of beers at the market bar. Tasting paddles with 5 different beers are also available for those of you that can’t decide!

Jilyara

This small winery in Wilyabrup is family owned and run. The markets provide them with a cellar door for their beautifully crafted wines.

Jilyara received this outstanding review and 94 points from Wine Orbit for their Heath Road Malbec 2020.

“Wonderfully ripe and perfumed with cassis, violet, game and spicy oak aromas with a lovely hint of tobacco, it’s concentrated and succulent in the mouth delivering excellent density and silky texture. Splendidly structured by loads of fine-grained tannins, finishing gorgeously long and delicious.

Come and taste the wine that acclaimed wine reviewer Sam Kim raved about at Jilyara’s stall in the Tasting Hall. 

Keepers Mead Brewing Co

The newly established Keepers Mead Brewing Co is the brainchild of Simon Green, owner and manager of Southern Forests Honey.

BICWA (The Bee Industry Council of Australia) celebrated Honey Month in May. Keepers entered the Mead Awards and took home a silver for the Rosie Pyment. A brilliant effort for their first year of production and the first competition they entered!

Keen to have a try? Pop in and have a taste of the award winner at the Southern Forests Honey stall, along with their other craft meads and braggots.

We suggest you grab a group of friends and spend an afternoon at the markets tasting these fantastic wines, spirits and craft beers. We’re open Thursday to Sunday.

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