Freelance writer, mum of two who loves living in sunny Perth.
Published July 5th 2014
Get yourself to the tasting shed
Located in the heart of the beautiful Swan Valley, Lancaster Wines makes a great addition to anyone venturing into this luscious area on a wine tasting trip. Its tasting shed is set in the middle of the vines, making this stop on your trip around the Swan Valley also worthy of a shot on your camera too.
Lancaster has some of the oldest vines in the Swan Valley, and produces a great range of beautiful wines. The best bit, is you are able to try the whole range of wines for free, so that you can discover your favourites before you buy. Whilst you're drinking your wine, you are also able to try some delicious samples of cheese too.
You are invited to try the range of wines and cheeses in the Tasting Shed, and enjoy the casual relaxed setting to enjoy your samples. When I visited, I was talked through the selections of white, red and dessert wines by an extremely knowledgeable staff member. You're free to ask questions about the wines and if you don't like a particular sample, you can just put your unwanted wines into the bucket. I tried a number of wines on my visit including Chenin Blanc, Verdelho, Sparkling White Chardonnay, Rose and a Shiraz. My own palate does not enjoy dessert wines, but other members of my party enjoyed tasting the Sticky Shiraz and the Late Picked Chenin. Too sweet for me, but hearterly enjoyed by the rest of my group. My personal favourite was either the Verdelho or the Sparkling white.
You can buy your wines directly from Lancaster Wines, or if you need time to consider your order before you decide, online ordering is also available here.
Lancaster Wines is open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm, handily located directly opposite the Chocolate Factory on West Swan Rd for a winning combination of chocolate followed by a glass of wine. Lancaster Wines welcomes larger groups and tour parties, but for this, it is best to ring ahead and book.