Xmas Road Trip – Denmark Wineries and Town

So the next 2 nights are in Denmark and here we are meeting two of Tamara’s good friends Bex and KC who are also staying with us. We all meet up in a local winery Willoughby Park Winery, which also is a brewery for beer and does a great bbq burger! Staff are very helpful here and offer tastings for the wine and beer if unsure what to choose, which I do choosing a Reisling.

After some wine and sun, we head to Denmark town a very small place which is very shut since it is public holiday. Staying in Denmark Motel it’s nice enough and is close to the river which is cool. With limited things open, for dinner we go to Denmark Tavern that had good food and atmosphere with it’s cute wooden lodge feel to it.

Dinner the next night is more of a disappointment trying the local fish and chip shop madfish as reviews were good and our hotel charging way to much for the type of place it is for even the basic food.

But as it takes nearly an hour to get it and it isn’t that tasty noone really enjoys it. Luckily to make up for the bad food, we still end up having a good night as spend the evening first at the Denmark motel where Bex shows off her skills of skulling drinks super quick which is impressive. Later we head to the river drinking more wine and listening to tunes, making the most of Tamara’s huge picnic blanket. Earlier in the evening we met a group travelling in a camper van who joined us for drinks, as well as a couple of locals who wern’t as pleasant being far to rude and letchy over some of the camper van guys dedpite being married and having her husband there (who looked slightly physco lol). We also have a visit from a officer Nancy who is quite entertaining for a few hours. It ends up being a late night with myself and a couple of others turning it into a river party. The camper van guys are doing the same road trip as us and funnily live in Perth. Keeping in touch when we are back they share a video of their trip, which is cool to see as it has a lot of the same places we went and captured well on video.

It’s a shame so much is closed in Denmark to really check it out as there does look to be cute boutique shops and our usual breakfast place Ravens a raw food and health cafe would suggest there are some cool places to eat.

The other good thing about Denmark is it’s proximity to wineries and on the way back from greens pool, we stop off a lovely one Forest Hill Wines, which is probably my favourite one of the 3 visited due to it’s nice views and cellar area under their restaurant salt and pepper. We do some wine tasting of both red and white with a very helpful lady talking us through each one. I totally surprise myself and like a Chadonnay the most and so treat myself to a bottle to have with Tamara and McGregor on a warm summers night when we will appreciate it.

28th and 29th December 2015

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