Here at Aravina Estate, the team wishes you a wonderful Easter break filled with peace, love, family and friends. It is a time for relaxing, enjoying our beautiful Busselton-Margaret River Region and for welcoming the warm, sun-filled Autumn Season.
With the last of our award winning Cabernet grapes picked this week, Aravina will be celebrating the start of our wine making year and inviting you to sample amazing cuisine presented by Tony Howell and Ben Jacob in the Aravina Restaurant and Riviera Bar.
It is one of our busiest times of the year down south and the restaurant is almost fully booked but please sure to visit as we have plenty of exciting options to keep all the family entertained throughout the weekend.
Enjoy a relaxed share platter and a glass of wine in the Riveria Bar, the hottest new venue in town. With a bespoke cocktail list and Taj Burrow's Honest Ale for beer lovers, it is the perfect spot to spend a lazy afternoon.
Alternatively we are thrilled to have the Margaret River Burger Company return to our lawns. Enjoy a juicy buger out in the sunshine and a bottle of wine from our pop up wine bar down by the glistening lakes.
In collaboration with Barbagello Motors there is a special treat for car enthusiasts with two stunning Maseratis on display amidst the picturesque gardens. Be sure to look out for a striking black Levante and a classic black Ghibli on display for the long weekend only.
Finally be sure to check out the WA Surf Gallery. Opening in December it has had an incredible response from the public and the surfing community alike. Don't miss this retrospective following the history of Western Australia's surfing culture from early days to the present.
We are open every day except for Good Friday.
2018 is here and everyone at Aravina Estate wishes you a new year full of love, happiness and success. The hardworking team at the Estate have been busy working behind the scenes to ensure there are lots of exciting new adventures for the whole family when visiting this Summer.
It's almost that time of year again... the countdown is on to New Years Eve!
2016 has been an incredible year here at Aravina Estate and we would personally like to thank each and every one of you for your continuing support and enthusiasm for Aravina Estate.
As the year draws to a close its always important to reflect on the year that has been and all of the people and experiences that helped make it a year to remember.
Here at Aravina we have had a year brimming with events and functions at the estate - from sponsoring the Margaret River Surf Pro and hosting Taj Burrows farewell lunch, through to the HIA awards dinner and the Margaret River Wine Awards most recently.
We are proud to continue our reputation as the South West's number one Wedding destination and 2016 has seen countless beautiful brides walk down the aisle to their eagerly awaiting groom and start their life as husband and wife in our exquisite function room.
In the restaurant we have our brilliant Executive Chef Ben Day and his team of skilled chefs who have crafted a year of inspiring and innovative seasonal menus utilising as much produce from our market garden as possible.
July brought with it a sad farewell to our winemaker of 5 years, Jodie Opie, but we very warmly welcomed Ryan Aggiss to step into the role of Aravina's Chief Winemaker. Ryan's extensive experience and enthusiasm for the wine industry is leading to some very exciting wines ahead for Aravina and contributed to the ever increasing list of awards that grace our boutique wine list. 2017 marks the 30th year that Aravina has been producing it's stunning wines so be sure to look out for some exciting events in the coming year to celebrate!
September marked the one year anniversary of our Pop-Up space (which is open every day in Summer until February) and our delicious Aravina Cucina range. We were kept very busy in the lead up to Christmas with our corporate hampers and Aravina's Operations Manager, Sandra Newland has been vital in continuing to provide the service and experience that we are renowned for and that draws guests back to visit us each time they visit the region.
Finally a heartfelt thank you to all of the staff that make Aravina the special place that it is. From our head gardener and the estate maintenance team, our viticulturist, the restaurant supervisors and their hardworking staff, cellar door team, weddings and events team, marketing and communications manager, through to our chefs and all the staff in the kitchen.
May you welcome the new year with open arms, a full heart and with excitement for the year ahead and all of the joys it has in store.
We look forward to welcoming you at Aravina Estate in 2017 and continuing to share this incredible part of the world with you.
Happy New Year!
Steve and Hayley Tobin
Aravina Estate Owners
Introducing 'The Parisian Heart'...
Allow yourself to be swept up in a luxurious touch of French romance with the newest addition to Aravina's range, The 2016 Parisian Heart.
A delicious champagne cocktail 'non-alcoholic' mixer exhibiting flavours of summer berries and vanilla bean. This is the perfect accompaniment for creating a Champagne Cocktail for any occasion.
Now available to buy exclusively at our cellar door by the bottle, we recommend pairing this mixer with the Aravina Estate 'A' Collection Sparkling Chenin Blanc.
Perfect for ringing in the New Year with or be sure to order a glass to start your meal with when you next come in to dine at at restaurant.
Bookings essential, phone 9750 1111.
Summer Wine Special – 12 pack just $150!
Be quick before they are all gone! An end of vintage sale has just been announced for our 2013 Cabernet Merlot as a Summer special before we release our next vintage.
It exhibits classic Margaret River black fruit dominated by cassis and spicy French oak on the nose. Dry, with well integrated fruit and tannins and lovely ripe plum and boysenberry flavours that linger on the palate and the aroma is intense and powerful. Drinking well now or will age for up to five years.
The RRP is $32 per bottle so be fast to snap up a 6-pack for $90 or a case of 12 for $150.
Happy Christmas from Aravina Estate
Aravina Estate’s new release ‘A’ Collection wines and Summer Menu were the focus of our inaugural summer soiree held recently at the Estate. A balmy summer’s afternoon greeted local tourism providers, business influencers and friends of Aravina Estate as they took time from their busy schedules to enjoy the relaxed ambience of the Estate and sample the delicious wine and restaurant food.
Owners Steve and Hayley Tobin highlighted the success of the recent wine releases through the stewardship of winemaker Jodie Opie and the excitement surrounding the introduction of Chef Ben Day’s stunning Summer Menu.
Jenny May from the City of Busselton provided an update on Busselton Airport’s ongoing progress. The project is the region’s most exciting ongoing development.
Attendees included Hon. Barry House MLC, Member for the South West, and Ms Libby Mettam MLA, Member for Vasse.
The evening was held lakeside at Aravina Cucina, the Estate’s gourmet produce and hamper pop-up shop. Guests sampled menu fare and canapés using the Aravina Cucina range of condiments, oils and jams.
View the Aravina Estate Summer menu
Take a look at the Aravina Cucina range
Aravina Estate will take another step toward greater sustainability and taste in the restaurant when an expansion of its kitchen garden begins next month.
Chef Ben Day’s fresh and flavoursome meals incorporate herbs, vegetables and flowers from the estate’s 36 square metres of raised kitchen garden beds planted to ensure delicious seasonal fare features on the restaurant’s menu.
In December, the real estate dedicated to growing pesticide-free produce will double. Lettuces, beets, chard, rhubarb, basil, eggplants and corn will sit aside a tiered and landscaped native garden of edible flowers, native saltbush and garnish plants.
A succulent berry patch is slated for a later date and chickens and bees could also join the garden area in the future.
The kitchen garden’s architect and chief nurturer Eve, who created the original organic gardens at Cullen Wines and the former Dunsborough health café, Samudra, says the gardens and newly planted orchard of citrus, apple and pears is special within the region.
She says everyone involved with the kitchen garden at Aravina understands that great gardens take time, but she also enjoys working with the restaurant to supply current demands.
“Ben and the kitchen team have a great passion and awareness for seasonal produce and growing food that tastes good. Expanding the already substantial garden will ultimately enhance the dining experience at Aravina, so there are plenty of great outcomes.
“I take my hat off to owners Steve and Hayley Tobin who have a clear vision for Aravina into the future. It is great to see abundant, pesticide-free, home-grown produce as part of that future.”