If you’re enjoying a weekend drive through the Perth Hills, make a stop at Due Jolly Winery in Pickering Brook. The boutique winery near to Core Cider House and La Fattoria is well worth popping into for a platter over a glass or two of wine.
The decked area at the cellar door, overlooks their orchards. It’s a picturesque spot and has a Mediterranean feel. Due Jolly means “Two Jokers” in Italian after all.
There’s a decent selection of wines available at Due Jolly, that will suit all wine tastes – fruity Vermentinos, dry Chardonnays, Shiraz, sparkling and more. We enjoyed a couple of glasses of wine with our platter and they were only $5 per glass! Rob, Due Jolly’s friendly Wine Maker guided us through the wines and was lovely to chat to.
If you’re the designated driver there’s coffee ($4) and tea available too.
We found the enormous platter great value at just $45. It’s brimming with three cheeses, pickled veg, salami, a delicious terrine, dips, fruit, chutney, a vegetable frittata nuts, crackers, a veggie frittata, plus a fresh ciabatta loaf. This was a perfect size for three people grazing.
In winter there is a soup of the day and in summer months Due Jolly offers bruschetta. Here you can also enjoy an afternoon tea. We’ve previously popped by for a pot of tea and a scrumptious slice of cake. There’s usually a couple of freshly baked cakes and slices available.
If you love antiques, take a gander around their eclectic gift shop – “Cellar Bears”.
The cellar is full with lots of curios and other bits and bobs. It was fascinating and also a trip down memory lane seeing all the old objects like a mangle and an old fashioned TV!
All in All
The rustic Pickering Brook winery is a charming place to stop in the Bickley Valley region. As Due Jolly is only open on weekends it can get busy at times, so it’s best to call ahead to book a platter.
Address: 165 Merrivale Road, Pickering Brook, WA.
Phone: 6394 4504
Open Saturday and Sundays – 11am to 5pm
Disabled Access: ramp to cellar door and disabled toilet.
Car Parking: There is a gravel car park next to the cellar door.
Grandchild Friendly: There are a couple of toys to play with and a highchair for little ones.
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