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Fresh seafood & wine tasting in paradise

Abrolhos Scallops

Mouth-watering Abrolhos scallops

In September, we welcomed 28 food and wine enthusiasts on board the Eco Abrolhos for a fresh seafood and wine tasting adventure in paradise.

Chef Johnny preparing seafood on the beach

Our Chef Johnny, making sure that the seafood is seriously fresh!

We welcomed on board wine expert Neil Jackson to talk us through the selection of WA wines from Deep Woods Estate and Millbrook Regional Range. The first of two wine tasting nights was set on the beautiful Little Sandy Island and was accompanied by mouth-watering seafood. Little Sandy Island is known for it’s sun-baking sea lions and this visit didn’t disappoint with a total of 17 of them basking on the beach.

Little Sandy Island, Abrolhos Islands

Little Sandy Island where night one of wine tasting took place.

Our second night of wine tasting was hosted on the top deck with panoramic views of the ocean and an array of delicious seafood tapas. A crowd favourite was the Millbrook Vermentino which was perfectly matched with the seafood. The seafood menu included scallops, squid, fish, prawns and crayfish – all of which were caught locally at the Abrolhos – some of it by the passengers themselves. Hats off to our talented chef Johnny who really outdid himself this trip with amazing meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

While nights were filled with fresh seafood and wine, days were jam-packed with adventure. Our passengers are always busy snorkelling, fishing, beach-combing, birdwatching, sightseeing and exploring the many beautiful islands that make up the Abrolhos.

Wine tasting - Deep Woods Estate

Deep Woods ready for tasting

 

We had guests from Karratha, Perth, Esperance and locally from Geraldton. We are so appreciative of WA residents getting out there to support their local tourism industry. This fresh seafood and wine tasting trip was such a success that we’ll be making it an annual event in September.

If you’re ready to #wanderoutyonder to the Abrolhos Islands, we’ve got spaces in our 3 and 5 day trips in November & December. Check out our cruise calendar for more info.

 

 

 

 

Millbrook Regional Wine Range
This range highlights the quality and diversity of Western Australia’s wine regions. Millbrook’s wine makers have identified specific regions suited to the varieties in the range in order to make expressive, vibrant and varietally pure wines, which perfectly match a range of cuisines.

Deep Woods Estate Range
These multi-award winning wines display individual varietal characteristics and represent unsurpassed excellence from the Margaret River Region.