That's me in the white hat down the far end of the table. My favourite Aunt , Mim sometimes referred to as Muriel, decided we should do the Bush Tucker winery tour when I spent a little time with her in Western Australia on my visit last year. That's her next to me holding her glass high.
Packed into a mini bus with about 20 other people from all over the world we set off from Bussellton to visit 4 wineries, the Bootleg Brewery , Margaret River Chocolate Company and the cheese producer Margaret River Dairy Company .
Our first stop was at Flying Fish Winery where we tasted a flight of wines presented by a very knowledgeable young woman. Ideal if you don't know a lot about wine but perhaps a bit basic for most regular wine drinkers.
Lunch (above) was served during our stop at Moss Brothers and included some rather unusual items of bush tucker including bardi grub paté. I preferred the smoked emu and kangaroo meats for my lunch.
One of my favourite wineries was included in the tour - Hayshed Hill. They have the prettiest cellar door and I came away with a case of Pitchfork Pink Wine.
The mini bus driver encourages laughter and loud singing so it helps to taste plenty of wines and swallow rather than spit!