La Fattoria is on the location of a 70 yr previous orchard, nonetheless working with over 1,000 timber producing apples, pears, figs, persimmon, stone fruit and citrus – all out there on the market in season.
In 2012 vines started to be planted on the property – with an emphasis of Italian grape varieties – and at the moment are producing with the wine made by Josh and Rachel at native vineyard, Myattsfield. These can be found for tasting, together with cider, within the rustic tasting space accessed by means of the packing shed.
The tasting space additionally homes the kitchen and ordering counter the place you’ll be able to select your personal winery platter from a number of choices, all listed on a blackboard. La Fattoria additionally gives what they time period Nonna’s Table – for this you have to guide prematurely and is a set menu of conventional rural Italian dishes with a complimentary wine and cider tasting earlier than the meal – assume chisciol, Sicilian meatballs, fennel, roast apple and onion salad.
We dropped in on Sunday for a wine tasting and afterwards a platter and a glass of wine, sitting out on the veranda overlooking vines and fruit timber – really a magical outlook.
Our selection – marinated octopus – agency pickled slices with a stunning vinegary and spicy marinade – roasted candy peppers – shiny and luscious – artichoke hearts – once more pickled and sharp flavours – and a slab of provolone – nutty and candy – accompanied by a number of slices of crusty Italian bread. Along with a glass or two of their wonderful wine, this was a wonderful mild lunch.
The wines embrace a few glowing whites – a mix of vermentino and brachetto; glowing pignoletto; a glowing purple brachetto; in addition to whites – vermentino and fiano; and reds – barbera, sangiovese, nebbiolo and biancone – all very spectacular and after shopping for a number of to take residence I can be posting extra detailed tasting notes later.
This a powerful endeavour – pleasant and welcoming – a household enterprise – with good meals and wine in enjoyable and bucolic surrounds. Another purpose, as in case you want one, to go to the Perth Hills.