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Laura Pearse
1 June 2021 | Laura Pearse

Winter means Mulled Wine

With cooler weather upon us, making mulled wine comes to mind as it's just about the easiest thing ever for winter entertaining. It literally takes just 5 minutes to make, either on the stovetop or in a slow cooker, and is guaranteed to make your home smell absolutely amazing and warm everyone up on a chilly night.  Continue »

Time Posted: 01/06/2021 at 4:49 PM
Laura Pearse
26 May 2021 | Laura Pearse

Why do we call our wines 'The Gig'

What is the story behind the Gig wines? Captain Stirling encouraged the Brits to move to WA based on the soil that we have at Upper Reach.  Continue »

Time Posted: 26/05/2021 at 12:23 PM
Laura Pearse
19 April 2021 | Laura Pearse

Paella and Tempranillo -perfect Spanish combo

As a child in Spain, the only time I ever saw any men cooking was Sunday afternoon. They would use all the leftovers from the fridge and stand around talking very loudly with a glass of Tempranillo in hand!  Continue »

Time Posted: 19/04/2021 at 5:53 PM
Laura Pearse
1 April 2021 | Laura Pearse

What wine matches with chocolate

Wine and Chocolate are a match made in heaven. Discover which wine goes well with dark chocolate, milk chocolate, chilli chocolate and salted caramel.  Continue »

Time Posted: 01/04/2021 at 3:57 PM
Laura Pearse
2 March 2021 | Laura Pearse

Why Buy Local, Really?

How your support keeps the family business alive and what large businesses are doing that screws it up.  Continue »

Time Posted: 02/03/2021 at 5:19 PM
Laura Pearse
11 February 2021 | Laura Pearse

How long does an open bottle of wine last?

Once you've opened a bottle of wine, most of them can last three to five days... but it depends on the type of wine. Red wines generally last longer than whites. Make sure your wine doesn't go off.  Continue »

Time Posted: 11/02/2021 at 4:08 PM
Laura Pearse
4 December 2020 | Laura Pearse

5 Perfect Gifts for Wine Lovers

Buying wine for a wine lover can be hard. Wine is so subjective, its hard to choose the perfect bottle for someone else. At Upper Reach Winery, we've put together some gift ideas to thrill the wine connoisseur...  Continue »

Time Posted: 04/12/2020 at 1:00 AM
Stephen Wallace
23 October 2020 | Stephen Wallace

Virtual Wine Classes

Wine Tasting at Home. Check out our on-line wine classes, a fun introduction to wine tasting. Ideally you'll drink our wines while you watch these classes, but otherwise open up a white or white that's a similar style.  Continue »

Time Posted: 23/10/2020 at 2:00 PM
Laura Pearse
12 October 2020 | Laura Pearse

Wine Shows: What's the Difference Between a National and a Regional Wine Show? Upper Reach Winery

What do medals on a wine bottle mean? Are some medals more important than others? Find out what the Wine Shows tell you about the medal winning wine and does a medal mean you'll like the wine & more  Continue »

Time Posted: 12/10/2020 at 7:08 PM
Laura Pearse
16 May 2020 | Laura Pearse

Wine Tasting Masterclass at Home | Fortifieds

As we're coming into colder weather, it's time to get the fire blazing & dive into our stickies & fortified. We will take a look at our: - Tawny - Liqueur Muscat We'll be talking about tasting notes, food pairing, and in particular ageing fortified, the fortification process & how the Swan Valley is unique for its dessert wines.  Continue »

Time Posted: 16/05/2020 at 7:20 PM