Ferguson Valley here we come, wine, beer, lunch, sights and gnomes!
Places we visit on the Ferguson Valley Tours are:
- The Crooked Carrot Café
- Green Door Wines
- Ferguson Hart Estate
- Bush Shack Brewery
- Saint Aidan Wines
- Willow Bridge Estate
Our first stop is morning tea at the lovely Crooked Carrot Cafe. Delicious coffee plus a selection of eclectic, locally sourced produce and homemade goods all feature in what used to be the old Emu Pie shed. This revitalised café, with its large outdoor area and enthusiastic energy brings personality to the Forrest Hwy and is a very popular spot to stretch the legs and enjoy morning tea.
An award winning brewery in the Ferguson Valley located down the road from Gnomesville and over the road from St Aidan's Winery. Moody Cow Brewery is the perfect destination for the whole family. Whether you are looking for something to do on the weekend, sight seeing in the area or tired of going to the same restaurants in Bunbury. Drop in for our great food, award winning beers, Ferguson Valley wines, lovely coffee and live music every Sunday.
A long time ago, a travelling Gnome came across a leafy and green place with a bubbling brook and shady trees; he followed the road around and around until he was exhausted, he had come to a roundabout- something he had never seen before. This place reminded him of home and he decided to stay in this lovely place. Word spread and other gnomes came to find out about this “roundabout” and the spell it cast. Gnomesville now has many thousands of gnomes and really is a magical place that has to be seen to be believed.
Green Door Wines is a small boutique vineyard & winery run by the Keeffe family in the Ferguson Valley. They primarily produce grapes of Spanish and Italian origin. Ashley Keeffe uses traditional European winemaking techniques with minimal intervention to make wine true to their original flavour. At Green Door Wine the wine is made on the property from fruit grown in the vineyards at Green Door.
The first grapes were planted in 1995 at Ferguson Hart Estate by owners Merv and Jan Hart. Merv specialises in low yield, high quality fruit for his wine making and produces a range of whites, reds and a wonderful port. Jan runs the cellar door which is famous for Jan’s excellent cakes, coffee, cards, fine art and leather goods which are all for sale.
Have a ‘bud to bottle’ focus on quality and aim to create ‘Art in a Bottle’. St Aidan’s is a 10 hectare family run boutique winery that lies in the heart of the Ferguson Valley by the Ferguson River. Owners Phil and Mary Smith are very aware of keeping the vineyard in an environmentally friendly manner and have integrated pest management systems, natural fertilisers and energy efficient practices.
Love wines? Willow Bridge is the perfect place to be! Their wines are vibrant, rich they have a great range of both red and white. Plus wine accessories and giftware to compliment your “take home wine experience”. Drink some wine, relax and enjoy the tour!