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Black Swan Winery, Swan Valley

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by Elysia Tsangarides (subscribe)
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Published March 2nd 2015
During the festive season I took my mum and my sister to Black Swan Winery and Restaurant in the Swan Valley for lunch.

This is a restaurant that ticked five imporant dining experience factors for me: great service, premium quality food, lovely wine, beautiful location and blissful views.

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Wine tasting at Black Swan calls for a designated driver.


Before the meal, we were treated to a wine tasting from the Black Swan selection, which comes free for diners.

Black Swan has a great range of wines including whites, reds, sparkling and fortified wine. You can taste and purchase wines direct from the cellar door, with prices ranging from $16 - $38 making for an affordable drop. My personal favourite was the Chenin Blanc.

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Lovely staff to make you laugh


The restaurant is just lovely. Overlooking a beautiful garden and the vineyard it's set on an indoor verandah enclosed by French doors the length of the restaurant. This creates a lovely relaxed atmosphere to enjoy great food and lovely wine.

The menu is seasonal and with some changes throughout the year. Entrees generally range from $10 - $19 including a variety of bread based options (garlic, Turkish, bruschetta etc), seafood options and other tasty morsels to wet your appetite. Or you can do as we did and share the Estate Plate which was well worth the $30, including duck Grand Marnier pate, ham hock terrine, grilled chorizio, sharp cheddar, caramelised onion, spice gherkins and bread. It was certainly enough food for three ladies to snack on pre-main.

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Dilectable estate plate perfect for sharing!


Mains range from $32 - $40 and follow a general warm, hearty theme. Rich pastas, lamb shanks, Scotch fillet etc. We had the pork belly, risotto cake and fish of the day and all three were absolutely divine! The crackle on my pork belly was perfectly crispy and the jus added a beautiful flavour to succulent meat.

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Pork crackling to die for!


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Mushroom risotto cake - delicious!


The dessert menu also looked delectable and rarely do I pass up a sticky date or crème brulee, but that day, these lunching ladies had a winery trail to follow and opted for dessert at the Chocolate factory instead.

All in all, a great place for fine food and a lazy Sunday afternoon relaxing in the valley. It was the perfect ladies lunch.
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Why? Beautiful wine and beautiful food in a beautiful atmosphere.
Phone: 9296 6090
Where: Swan Valley
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