Bootleg Brewery – “An Oasis of Beer in a Desert of Wine” As They Call It

After we left Busselton Jetty, we traveled more than half an hour to reach the place where we had our lunch for that day. Before we reached the location, I enjoyed the backdrop and surroundings as we took the road where we passed grassland, vineyards and forest, the kind of scenery that I really loved.

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Margaret River Region in Western Australia are known to be Winery Region. And establishing a brewery for the first time is unique in such region. And that kind of identity is what Bootleg Brewery is proud of.

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We reached Bootleg Brewery and we waited inside the bus for few minutes before we got off. Not far from our bus, the restaurant boastfully shows the name of the brewery, a great spot to take photo souvenir for visitors coming to the place. After we assembled outside the bus, we walked towards the restaurant. While we were waiting for our food to be served since its pre-ordered by the tour company, I took my time to look around and appreciate the ambiance of the restaurant.

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The food we waited was served and had our lunch. Our menu includes tasting of some local beers that they carefully crafted in Bootleg Brewery. Since I do not drink beer or any other alcohol beverages, I only took a few sip of beer for the sake of tasting. Few samples given in our table and the taste varies but in the end it all boils down to bitter taste, I guess that was the meaning of beer or similar of its kind, right?

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Brewery History through images

After the lunch, I still have time to explore the two-storey brewery and its surroundings. I went upstairs where some of the brewery products are being displayed. Then, there were windows in the second floor that gave me a chance to see outside from the high ground. I saw the beautiful scenery of its surroundings consist of lake, children’s playground and beer garden.

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Bootleg Brewery Flavored Beer Products

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Children’s Playground

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Beer Garden with the lake

I went down and explored the outside. I took photos of the picturesque lake, the colorful tables with chairs, the brewery itself and children’s playground. I can say that the brewery restaurant itself fits perfectly to the beautiful scenery.

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Picturesque Lake

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Beer Garden

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Brewery Restaurant

We left the brewery around 1 PM to continue the tour for the rest of the day. And the day was still beautiful as ever which great for our adventure in the region.

Until then.

Notes :
1. Plan to visit Bootleg Brewery ? Please check latest information here :
2. Location : 37 Wildberry Rd, Wilyabrup WA 6280, Australia
3. Directions to Bootleg Brewery :
a. Join Day Tours from Perth or
b. Driving to Wilyabrup
Official Website : Bootleg Brewery

 

 

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Stopover at Sandalford Winery

Given a chance to join tours across Australia, though sometimes its part of commercializing the product of a specific business, one thing that I enjoy is a chance to visit wineries. I enjoy it because of vineyard scenery, a beautiful nature by itself. Of course the establishments tries to advertise their wines through collaboration to travel or tour companies but still, what it offers is allowing visitors to appreciate not only their wine products but their vineyards.

I had been in a couple of wineries but even that is the case, I still love and enjoy it. Seeing the green grapevines perfectly inline is indeed a lovely sight to see. Seeing it from a distance is amazing.

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The next stopover that we did was in Sandalford in Margaret River Region. The said winery has another farm to be found at Swan Valley. Tasting wines is one way to introduce the product to people, but the tasting does not happened in just any places exclusively in their wineries.

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Sandalford was one of the heritage wineries that I visited because of its history. Their first winery was born in Swan Valley in 1840, then they were able to survived two world wars and expanded their industry in Margaret River in 1970.

Notes :
1. Plan to visit Sandalford (Margaret River) ? Please check latest information here :
2. Location : 777 Metricup Rd, Wilyabrup WA 6280, Australia
3. Directions to Sandalford (Margaret River) :
a. Join Day Tours from Perth or
b. Driving to Wilyabrup
Official Website : Sandalford

Theme : Store – Sandalford Store

Theme (Post#11) : Store – Sandalford Store

Photos of the day are all about Sandalford Store. Sandalford is one of the pioneering companies in producing wine products in Western Australia that has global brand recognition since 1840. These photos are part of Margaret River (Western Australia) Region Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : Winery, Sandalford Winery
Location : 777 Metricup Rd, Wilyabrup WA 6280, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth or
2. Driving to Wilyabrup
Official Website : Sandalford

Restaurant : Bootleg Brewery

Restaurant (Post#6) : Bootleg Brewery

Photo of the day is about restaurant of Bootleg Brewery. Though its pretty obvious that the place was definitely a brewery, but a huge portion of the building used as restaurant where its part of the business itself. They offer food to combine their own local products. The menu they have for me was a typical Aussie one. Because they offer chips, fries, pork ribs, and chicken. The photo is part of Margaret River (Western Australia) Region Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : Restaurant, Bootleg Brewery Restaurant
Location : Wilyabrup, WA, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth or
2. Driving to Wilyabrup
Official Website : Bootleg Brewery

Colors : Bootleg Brewery’s Playground, Beer Garden & Lake

Colors (Post#12) : Bootleg Brewery’s Playground, Beer Garden & Lake

Photos of the day are all about the scenery to be seen from the second floor of the Bootleg Brewery’s restaurant. From different window of the second storey, everyone will appreciate the picturesque surroundings around the brewery. And the nice thing about it was, all of them are colorful that blends with the nature. It’s the Playground, the Beer Garden and the Lake. These photos are part of Margaret River (Western Australia) Region Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : Playground, Beer Garden, Lake
Location : Wilyabrup, WA, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth or
2. Driving to Wilyabrup
Official Website : Bootleg Brewery