Scoop Magazine’s wine tasting panel recently compared 141 new-release wines from WA’s wine regions and it seems that Margaret River wines still top the list. (See Scoop winter 2010 out now). The winning five wines were:-

Fraser Gallop Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, $35

Brookland Valley, Chardonnay 2009, $38

Were Estate, Shiraz 2009, $22

Warner Glen Estate, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2009, $25

Xanadu, Mourvedre 2008, $26

I can’t wait to taste some of those wines, but in the meantime here’s an update on one of Australia’s youngest and most dynamic wine companies in the region – Palandri.

Palandri, Baldivis Wines have funky, eye-catching labels and are available in eco-friendly soft bottles for $15

Palandri is situated on the corner of Bussell Highway and Boundary Road (Cowaramup). We always enjoy stopping here on our way down to Margaret River – the restaurant serves yummy food (and there’s a new winter menu available now), the gift shop sells an interesting selection of goodies that are hard to pass by, there’s free internet (if you just can’t live without Facebook or email), and stunning artwork adorns the walls – currently the featured artist is Phil Holett, his WA landscape images are something else.

Wine labels intrigue me and the Palandri, Baldivis Estate bottles sport a funky, up-beat label.  Did you know that Baldivis is now available in eco-friendly soft bottles for $15?

For the record, what’s your favourite wine?

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