Happy New year from everyone at Aravina Estate! - Aravina restaurant

Happy New year from everyone at Aravina Estate!

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.

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Updates at Aravina Estate... | Margaret river wineries restaurants

Updates at Aravina Estate...

Happy Christmas from Aravina Estate

From everyone here at Aravina Estate we would love to wish you a Merry Christmas and a safe, joyful and relaxing festive season. It is a time for enjoying the company of loved ones, family and friends and sharing the seasons merriment and cheer.

It has been a very busy year and December seems to have crept up at a very fast pace! Aravina Estate is open every day in the lead up to Christmas, along with our fantastic Pop-Up space under the restaurant that looks out over our beautiful gardens. We have a wide range of Christmas hampers, homewares, food and wine accessories, books and many more ideas perfect for last minute Christmas gifts for those stocking fillers.

Visit today and tick one thing off the list - afraid we won't be able to help with the Christmas turkey though!

Opening hours: 10-5pm Monday to Friday (Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

 

Aravina's New Summer Menu by Executive Chef Ben Day

 

Aravina Estate’s new menu is a celebration of the season with lighter, healthier dishes that reflect the essence of Summer. The influence of the warmer weather and the dry Australian heat can be seen in the techniques and flavour profiles in dishes such as barbequed kingfish, smoked mussels and charred asparagus.

The relationship between weather, food and wine is inseparable. “When Summer is on the horizon it’s all about what we can cook as the season changes, and what the wines will taste like with the fresh intake of produce”. Ben has worked closely with Aravina’s Chief Winemaker Ryan Aggiss to create dishes that showcase and work perfectly with the different varietals that the estate’s 30 year old vines produce from the outstanding terroir.

To get the appetite going here is a sneak preview of the delights on offer. See above for barbequed kingfish with teriaki glaze and a miso yuzu sauce matched perfectly with our Vermentino. To the left are starters to whet your palate before mains of Berkshire pork cutlet with vadouvan spiced apple and below is the caramelised pumpkin with parmesan curd, charred asparagus and pear salad. Read more here:

SUMMER MENU

CHILDRENS MENU

Open 11.30am - 3.00pm

Book now: info@aravinaestate.com

                    08 9750 1111

Aravina's Recent Wine Successes

 

Aravina Estate has had some exciting recent news in the world of wine.

Aravina Estate's Wildwood Ridge Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 picked up the honour of Highly Recommended in the international fine wine magazine, Decanter in their January 2017 edition.

Additionally it was rated 95 points in the James Halliday Australian Wine Companion.

"The beautiful flavours of Margaret River cabernet. They set sail here. Blackcurrant, gravel, bay leaves and dark chocolate. It's medium to full-bodied but the kicker in the finish, which extends deliciously but firmly on. A grand future awaits. A serious quality contender."

Also highly rated in Halliday with 94 points was Aravina Estate's Margaret River Shiraz 2014

"Both slippery smooth and peppery with black cherry,
asphalt and clove notes combining to put on quite a
show. Creamy oak adds velvet to the parade of
savoury flavours. Tannin is beautifully massaged and
the length is excellent. Much to recommend it."

Ray Jordan's Western Australian Wine Guide 2017 had great accolades for Aravina as well. The Wildwood Ridge Reserve Chardonnay 2014 took home 95 points, Wildwood Ridge Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 gained 92 points, Single Vineyard Block 4 Chenin Blanc was well received with 94 points and our juicy 'A Collection' Shiraz Tempranillo came in with a solid 90 points.

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