When the sun is shining, it’s a blue sky Autumn day, you live in the fabulous South West AND it’s a Sunday, where else would you want to be but sitting outside with food, wine and a vineyard view. On this particular Sunday, Watershed was the destination and despite the slight cool breeze, we picked the sunniest spot on the deck and settled in.
After a lovely scenic drive through lush greenery, vineyards galore and the occasional threat of rain, we were hungry and desperately needed to make a decision on where to eat lunch. I think I will forever find this decision difficult, partly because I’m indecisive but also because I live in an incredible part of the world full of so much deliciousness which I wholeheartedly intend on eating my way through, more than once.
Pasta. Honey. Wine. A winning combination, all made with love at Barnyard 1978. Barnyard is situated in Yallingup, on the corner of Caves Rd and Canal Rocks Rd and stepping into this beautifully designed, glass walled building, over looking vineyard and beehives, you know you’re in for a good meal. For a winery restaurant located in a prime wine growing region surrounded by plenty of options, Barnyard is a breath of fresh air. While I love a good fancy winery lunch as much as the next person, this place is relaxed and casual (yet classy), friendly and inviting and has a lovely charm about it.
Moving down to Margaret River I was pretty eager to discover any and all of the food experiences the region had to offer but also knowing it may not be quite as exciting or varied, as the hundreds of options in Perth. Finding out about a brewery, showcasing a pop up winery, offering an Indonesian inspired degustation menu with matching wines for $80 a head was exactly what I was hoping for.