From our table to yours, a collection of five decades of moments with the Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon as shared by our Cabernet Society in celebration of the 50th vintage release.
Author | Caleb Dreaver, Hospitality Manager Vasse Felix
When I moved to Margaret River in 2011 the region's Cabernet Sauvignon was an "acquaintance” rather than a friend. Coming off the back of the big bold red craze in Perth, my palate couldn’t comprehend the subtlety of this beautiful, elegant wine.
My tastes quickly evolved to appreciate the love and care that Vasse Felix puts into every aspect from vine to bottle. Cabernet for me is a wine that can be fresh and exciting and very quickly gone from the glass, or conversely, still sitting there an hour later as I contemplate the many layers it has to offer. It works wonderfully with food, and a decade of dish matching in our Restaurant has cemented in my mind the incredible versatility of this wine.
A special vintage for me is the 2021, marking both Vasse Felix's 50th vintage and 10 years of my personal journey with Vasse Felix Cabernet. It’s also ridiculously delicious.
Author | Cam Jones, Head Chef Vasse Felix
The first time I had the pleasure of opening a bottle of the 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon was in celebration; our team had just been awarded WA Good Food Guide's Regional Restaurant of the Year, along with a three star ranking.
I was also celebrating a personal milestone, my partner and I were celebrating our anniversary. In honour of the occasion, we hiked up to the Castle Bay whale lookout, taking with us a picnic of cheese, charcuterie, and a bottle of the 50th vintage Cabernet.
While sitting there enjoying great food and incredible wine with my favourite person, I realised I've never felt more at home than I do here in the southwest.
It was week of many great memories and a couple of nights I will never forget.