Christmas Gift Guide 2021

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Published on 24 November 2021

Tis the season to be jolly and what better way to support local tourism businesses and producers than by shopping in the Swan Valley, Guildford and surrounds.

From food and wine to homewares and experiences, you are sure to find something to please even the fussiest person on your gift list.

We’ve broken the offers down into easy to navigate categories. Happy shopping.

Food

Mondo Nougat

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Mondo Nougat’s Christmas hamper contains a 250g assorted nougat bag (retail $12.95), 225g small batch macadamia and strawberry gum soft nougat (retail $19.95), 250g Turkish delight (retail $12.90), Pinelli Semillon Sauvignon Blanc (retail $20) and a Mondo Cooler bag worth $9.50. The full retail price is $75.30 but it is on special at $60 which is 20 per cent off. Pick up at 640 Great Northern Hwy, Herne Hill or browse the range online at www.mondonougat.com.au.

 

 

Morish Nuts

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Indulge in the Jumbo Cooler Bag for $99.99 – the Morish Nuts new 2021 Christmas hamper packed full of classic Morish Nuts favourites presented in the popular Morish Nuts insulated cooler bag. Or there’s the Traditional Hamper for $44.49 – a great family gift box, with something to tempt everyone. Morish Nuts Christmas gift hampers can be purchased online at www.morishnuts.com.au and sent Australia wide for the flat postage fee of $9.95.  Or see the full range of Morish Nuts gift hampers and product at the Morish Nuts Swan Valley store located at 640 Great Northern Highway, Herne Hill. Plus save by purchasing your hampers at Factory Prices only available in-store.

Taste of the Swan Valley

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Give a gift hamper containing some of the Swan Valley’s finest produce with Taste of Swan Valley. There’s something for all tastes and budgets. Spoil someone with the $98 Ultimate Swan Valley Gift Box featuring Windy Creek Estate Wine Christmas Classic Red or Christmas Classic White, sweet treats from Whistler’s Chocolate Company, Mondo Nougat, Morish Nuts and more. Coffee lovers will enjoy the $95 Ultimate Coffee and Treats Box with wine replaced by Yahava Coffee. Taste of Swan Valley gift boxes start at $45 and can be shipped anywhere in Australia for a flat rate of $10 or $15 for express post under 5kg. Order at www.tasteofswanvalley.com.au


Twin Hill Wines

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Head to the rustic cellar door of family owned and run Twin Hill Wines to pick up hampers ranging from $15 to $35. Enjoy a bottle of Twin Hill Wine paired with a selection of WA cheeses, crackers and Twin Hill’s own marinated olives. You’ll find Twin Hill Wines at 1093 Great Northern Hwy, Baskerville. Learn more at https://www.twinhillwines.com/

 

 

 

The House of Honey

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Give someone a buzz this Christmas with healthy honey from The House of Honey in Herne Hill, gold-medal winner for tourism retail at the recent 2021 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards. There’s a great selection of gift packs at affordable prices including: 

- $26 Pre-wrapped Beekeeper's Selection containing 5 x 80g Infused honeys or 5x 80g Varietal honeys 

- $10 Secret Santa Bag containing 250g Wildflower Honey and 30ml hand cream

- $20 Honey Cube Box containing 250g Redgum Honey, 80g Wildflower honey, gardeners hand cream

- $18.50 Beekeeper's Gift pack of two honeys and a dipper

Visit 867 Great Northern Hwy Herne Hill or www.thehouseofhoney.com.au

 

Whistler's Chocolate Company

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Treat yourself or family and friends to the Whistler’s festive range including Rocky road wreaths from $24 and rocky road puddings from $14, chocolate freckle trees for $25, stars from $5, chocolate gingerbread men from $8. A wide range of colourful fare is now available at Whistler’s in Middle Swan and online at https://www.whistlers.com.au/christmas

Wine

Holy Mary Cellars 

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Holy Mary Cellars at Swan Settlers Market has packaged up gift packs of two classic Katgully Wines for $34. For a stocking stuffer, they also have 375ml bottles from $10. You can also buy gift vouchers to put towards experiences such as the $10 wine tour that includes paddle of three wines, talk about the winemaking process and tasting guides. There are also gin and chocolate, wine and cheese, and beer and burger indulgence experiences for $20 per person. The wine and cheese experience, for example, offers three cheeses paired with Katgully Wines Summer Breeze (a blend of two grapes ,Verdelho and Viognier) Tempranillo and Shiraz.


Sittella Sparkling

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Celebrate the festive season with a sparkling hamper from Sittella, who have been producing ultra-fine, traditional method sparkling wines in the Swan Valley for more than 20 years. This complete range of sparkling wines now exemplifies Sittella’s sparkling program and commitment to showcasing how great West Australian sparkling wine can be.

There are three hampers to choose from. The $80 Festive NV Hamper contains one each of NV Chenin Blanc, Cuvee Blanc andCuvee Rose. The $130 Festive Vintage Hamper contains one each of 2016 Grand Vintage Marie Christien Lugten, 2016 Grand Vintage Blanc de Blancs and 2016 Grand Vintage Rose. Or there’s the $200 House of Sittella Hamper containing one each of NV Chenin Blanc, Cuvee Blanc abdCuvee Rose. Learn more.

 

RiverBank Estate  

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Celebrate in style this Christmas with a $60 RiverBank Estate Rebellious 2021 Rosé  Magnum. This is a first time release in this format and the perfect unique gift for the Rosé lover in your life.  Or go for a wine selection with the triple award-winning trio of RiverBank Estate Rebellious 2020 Chenin Blanc (trophy and gold winner), Rebellious 2021 Rosé (silver medal winner) and Rebellious 2019 Tempranillo five stars). This pack usually retails for $75 but for Christmas it is 20 per cent off at $60 per triple pack. Visit www.riverbankestate.com.au

Gift cards are also available to purchase online.

 

Tyler's Vineyard

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Give a gift of personalised Grenache from Tyler’s Vineyard. Pop in to 301 Padbury Ave in Millendon to try and buy from the range of handpicked, vegan-friendly Grenache styles produced from 100 year old vines, including red, sparkling and rosé. Bottles are priced at $25 and $30 and there’s no extra charge to add a personalised, water-resistant photo label. Upload one from your phone or USB, or have a fresh one taken in the vineyard. The Tyler family and staff can even help you add and edit text before printing. Visit www.tylersvineyard.com.au


Yagmich Estate Wines

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Yagmich Estate has packaged two of its Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 for $60. The wine won a Gold Medal and the Alan Dinneen Memorial Trophy at the 2021 Swan Valley Wine Show. It has a leather and earthy characteristic nose, with good tannins to the front of the palate and blackcurrant flavours. A very rich dark red wine with the potential for ageing. Or for something with bubbles, try the two-pack of Methode Traditionelle 2016 sparkling wine for $50. The Blanc de noir is made from cabernet sauvignon grapes grown in the Swan Valley. A dry wine demonstrating yeast, crisp apple and citrus flavours with a full and elegant finish. Sparkling with fine bubbles in the French style, it’s best served very cold. Perfect to celebrate any occasion. To order visit www.yagmichestate.com.au

 

Talijancich Wines

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What better way to wrap up Christmas lunch than with a Swan Valley fortified? Prolific and awarded producer James Talijancich has three that would make the perfect gift.

Julian James White Liqueur, $45:  A decadent blend of Pedro Ximenes and Verdelho liqueurs aged for 10 years in old brandy barrels. Fruity, honey flavours with a hint of burnt toffee.

Julian James Red Liqueur, $38: Shiraz and Grenache from our oldest vines still produce extraordinary fruit with intense flavour and depth. Spice and dark chocolate fill the senses on a sticky palate.

Rare Tawny, $85: A traditional Tawny 60 years in the making. Made on a base wine of Shiraz from 1959 and blended over the decades spending the last 30 years in old brandy barrels. A touch of Verdelho adds a honey-like richness with overtones of brandy, cumquat and chocolate.

Visit the Herne Hill winery or shop online at https://www.taliwine.com.au/wines.

Gifts

Oakover Grounds

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Oakover gift vouchers make buying gifts a breeze. Shop online to buy vouchers of set denominations that can be used towards dining, gift shopping in the Swan Valley Marketplace or even on wine and coffee purchases.

 

 

 

 

 

Stories on the Wall

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Manage the fly-away items on your desk with a $49 crystal paperweight featuring Bonnie Atlan's original art. There are 10 artwork options available. Stories on the Wall now sell high quality matte and framed prints of Bonnie’s art as well as printed scarves. The store also has a range of jewellery. Browse online or visit 175 James ST, Guildford to purchase.

 




Swan Valley Station

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Need to redo the garden or make the house look more festive? Head to Swan Valley Station to check out the range of quirky Christmas decorations in addition to the usual selection of windmills, birdbaths, garden furniture, pots, chimes, garden art, candles and more.  If you can’t decide, you can buy a gift voucher from $10 up to $1000. Find out more at https://www.swanvalleystation.com.au/

 



The Artist's Nook

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The Artist’s Nook is always a great spot to shop and the festive season is no different.  Find the perfect locally made Christmas gifts in the heart of Guildford at The Artists Nook. From sweet earrings to original art and prints there is something for everyone. Sure to be a hit this year are the $35 soy candles with seasonal scents hand-poured in the Perth Hills. See https://theartistsnook.com/

Tours & Experiences

Black Swan Tours

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Looking for that special Christmas Gift? A fun, small group, full day Swan Valley Wine Tour including lunch with Black Swan Tours may be the perfect present. Easily order a gift voucher online for the $129 full-day tour at www.blackswantours.com and it can be sent direct to the recipient’s inbox with your special message. Use the Promo Code SWAN2 to receive a 10 per cent discount.

 

 

 

Captain Cook Cruises Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise

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Be treated to a two-course lunch at Sandalford Wines, an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the winery and a one of a kind wine tasting! All of this is capped off with live entertainment and tantalising desserts on board your cruise that departs from and returns to Perth.  Captain Cook Cruises’ Gourmet Wine Cruise is a fantastic way to spend a whole day with friends and family as you cruise along the river and get to know the Swan Valley a different way! Price: $185 for Adults. Gift Vouchers can be purchased from $20 to put towards tours.  Book online.

 

D’Vine Tours

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Give the gift of a day or afternoon in the Swan Valley with D’Vine Tours. In addition to wine tours, D’Vine also have a Swan Valley brewery tour for those who prefer the amber ale. To purchase a gift voucher, email info@dvinetours.com.au or phone  9244 5323.

 

 

 

 

Jude Taylor

jude-taylor.png You don’t need to have any prior experience to participate in Jude Taylor’s next Linocut class at Taylors in the Valley in Middle Swan on January 8. This one-day workshop is a fantastic way to get in touch with your inner creativity via the medium of linocut printing.  Jude will guide participants to draw, compose, cut and print dramatic linocuts.  Be inspired by Jude's 'can do' approach, and complete your own original linocut print to take home with you at the end of the day.  Book online and surprise someone this Christmas for $150 per person.

 

Margaret River Chocolate Company

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Margaret River Chocolate Company has a delicious range of treats for Christmas including truffle boxes for $18.95, a chocolate Santa for $15.95 and gingerbread men for $19.95. Instead of giving chocolate, why not give a chocolate-making class? These run through the school holidays and are $55 per attendee, ideally suited for children aged four and over and adults who are kids at heart. Each class runs for 60-90 minutes depending on class size and participants get to make and keep a giant freckle and some other small items.  Email swan@chocolatefactory.com.au for booking enquires. Chocolates can be ordered online

 

Old Young's Distillery

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Why just drink gin when you can learn to make it yourself? Old Young’s has five Make Your Own Gin Classes in January, where for $75 you get to work with an Old Young’s distiller to create your own bespoke gin. Expect a bunch of stories, some random facts, zero PowerPoint slides and a few laughs as founder James Young or head distiller Tim Kempton guide an entertaining class on how to make your own gin. Taste Old Young’s Gins and blend your own flavours to create a 200ml bottle to take home. Book online now

 


Paintball Skirmish Swan Valley

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Get the kids off their gadgets and into the fresh air at Paintball Skirmish in Henley Brook. Buy a $50 voucher to receive entry for one child, all games, gear hire, team photos, 250 paintballs, team photos plus a free sausage sizzle on weekends. Vouchers are suitable for children aged 12 and over. For the 8-12 age group, a Junior Kids Splatball Voucher for $40 includes entry, games, all gear hire, team photos, 400 splatball bags and team photos. Add a parent voucher for $65 and they will receive entry, games, all gear hire, team photos, 300 paintballs, plus the free weekend sausage sizzle. Vouchers can be purchased and emailed the same day via info@paintballskirmish.com.au or phone 9248 1693. Find out more about the activities at https://paintballskirmish.com.au

 

Sandalford Wines

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Let the wine buff in your life learn how to make their own wine under the guidance of Sandalford’s experienced staff when you sign them up for a Winemakers Apprenticeship.  Participants get to take a winery tour, learn about the wine making process up to the critical blending stage and are educated about why blending between different varieties and regions is conducted. Then, each person gets to put what they learned into practice  creating an original blend of wine, which can then be enjoyed over a meal in Sandalford's restaurant. This three hour experience is priced at $145 per person and operates every Saturday at noon. Bookings are essential. Or, give the gift of a gift card – purchase online and they are automatically emailed directly to your recipient. You could also consider joining a Sandalford wine lover up to the Sandalford Heritage Club, an insiders wine club for clients who appreciate Sandalford wines with discounts and benefits such as exclusive access to Museum Wines, Pre-Release Experience Invitations, and access to Virtual Wine Education.

 

Swan Valley Tours Afternoon Delights Coach Tour

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Perfect for the less serious wine drinker or those short on time, the Afternoon Delights tour is suited to those who want to start exploring the Swan Valley after lunch. Relax and enjoy an afternoon of delights including wine tasting, chocolate tasting, a cheeseboard, and a glass of beer with snacks at a microbrewery. The cost is $90 per adult and gift vouchers are available at  www.svtours.com.au.

 



Up Close and Local Tours

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Rediscover the fine wines of the Swan Valley on a small group wine tour with Up Close & Local Tours from $79 per person. Treat the wine lover in your life to a premium grape to glass experience. Explore the award-winning wines of the Swan Valley, where you will meet the winemakers and enjoy an indulgent day of gourmet food and fine wine at some of the best boutique wineries. Book a spot on a tour in 2022 or buy a gift voucher online.

 



Woodbridge - National Trust

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Give a year of discovery with a National Trust membership allowing the recipient to soak up heritage architecture, uncover stories about the past and socialising with a community of like-minded people.  Buy a gift membership this Christmas and the National Trust will waive the $35 joining fee. Individual memberships start from $75. There are also an individual concession for $55, household for $105 (two adults and up to four children under the age of 18) and household senior for $95 (two adults aged over 60 and up to four children under the age of 18). A great way to experience historic Woodbridge over and over again. Phone 9321 6088 for more details or to purchase or see https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/wa/ for more information about properties.

Stays

The Vines Resort

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Treat someone to a Swan Valley getaway. Buy a gift voucher for The Vines Resort to be used towards any of the resort facilities including accommodation, mini golf, golf, the day spa and dining.  Make your purchase at – www.vines.com.au/the-resort/gift-vouchers

 

 

Looking for more experiences to gift? Check out the offers from Tourism WA as part of the Give the Gift of Travel campaign.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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