A glass of bubbles with brekkie for only $5!!
I’m starting to think Autumn may be one of my favourite times of year to visit the Swan Valley. The vines are gorgeous shades of yellows, reds and oranges and the days are still sitting around 20 degrees. Not too cold or too hot. So when someone whispers the words ‘Champagne Breakfast in the Swan Valley’ into my ear – I’m there in a heartbeat!
Edgecombe Brothers Winery is my new favourite weekend brekkie spot after recently spending a lovely Saturday morning there. Firstly breakfast starts from 10am and last orders are at 11:15am.. It caters for those of us who lets be honest, like a bit of a sleep in! Plus this way you can jump right from breakfast in to a day of wine tasting. Such a hard life!
This family owned and operated winery definitely has that homely feel as soon as you step in the door. The menu is short and sweet with just enough variation (I honestly sometimes think long menus are a pain in the butt as it takes me hours to decide!).
The open-air dining area under vines and wisteria with the outstretched vineyard in front is a big ball of heavenly relaxation. The tables and chairs are setup on the lawn and are a mix’n’match of styles, I choose to park myself up at a set which seemed very ‘Grandma styles’, totally comfy! This spot has plenty of sunshine and if you’re lucky enough you’ll see the Wagon Trails horse and cart on it’s morning tour of the Valley.
I ended up going for the Poached Eggs on continental bread with Tomato and Mushrooms & Smoked Salmon for AU$20. To be honest I thought this was a touch pricey but overall it was a decent homemade meal with just enough that I wasn’t stuffed to the rim plus it seemed pretty healthy in my books, which is a bonus.
The bargain, which makes me want to take back the comment about the food price, is that with any brekkie meal you can opt for a glass of the Edgecombe Brothers Non-vintage Sparkling Chardonnay for a mere AU$5 … Awesome value and very pleasant bubbles. Read my tasting note here. I was even brought over a shot glass of their Liqueur Muscat to try whilst I was waiting for my brekkie. Knowing the intensity of these wines I waited till I finished my bubbles before ‘having my shot’ – it was just about midday, so no judgment! Read my tasting note here.
Next time I will be definitely opting for the pancakes with fresh fruit… Yum!! Plus I have heard that during asparagus season (I’m not too sure when this is but I have a feeling it could be around September-October) you’re in for a real treat with their homegrown asparagus as an edition to the big brekkie.
Once you’ve had brekkie, you may as well visit their cellar door and taste through the range on offer. Big kudos to Edgecombe for actually having bar stools at their tasting bar – haha who needs to stand!! Plus they have a wide variety of local and homemade produce for sale. I purchased a pot of the Grape Jam, which I am yet to get into, but trusty sources tell me that, its divine.
If you’re after a laid back breakfast on a Saturday or Sunday in a spectacular setting, good food, lovely people then Edgecombe can definitely help you out! Please check out the Edgecombe Brothers website for more information or check out the Edgecombe Brothers Facebook page.