Kerfuffle

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We visited a lot of wineries on our trip to Margaret River, WA (20), and some of it is a blur, but one of my favourites was Kerfuffle. I admit that I gravitated towards it because of the name, but the boyf discovered that it had a good reputation too. We called to make an appointment (after a rather unwelcome visit to Random Valley wines, we couldn’t be too careful) and rocked up 45 minutes later to find Ben had put together a comprehensive tasting for just us. Ben is a great marketer (hence the name of the winery and the “Humdinger” blend) and dips each bottle in a tub of wax to let it drip into a distinctive seal.

The mostly organic range of Kerfuffle wines

The mostly organic range of Kerfuffle wines

Ben and Henry the dog show us round the vineyard. This is Shiraz, which grows like a weed

Ben and Henry the dog show us round the vineyard. This is Shiraz, which grows like a weed

Pest Controllers

Pest Controllers

Although Kerfuffle isn’t certified organic, they spray as little as possible and use natural forms of pest control, like chooks and guinea fowl.

And the wine tastes great!

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3 thoughts on “Kerfuffle

  1. Oh, it’s a shame you didn’t get a warm welcome at Random Valley! But that Kerfluffle looks great, I will definitely check it out next time I’m in Margaret River.

    • According to our guide, the Random Valley cellar door should have been open. It wasn’t, so I called to see if we could come and check out the building. No answer and the machine didn’t pick up so we drove down, knocked and asked VERY POLITELY if we could have a look. The wife fetched the husband, who was grumpy as buggery, but let us in. I loved the wall and was going to take a photo, but he erupted with anger saying it was rude not to ask (true.). I apologised. He then said we were doubly rude to drive down without phoning ahead and I explained that the answer machine had cut us off. He grumbled and then we listened to him talk about the physics of the place, thanked him and left.

      Ben at Kerfuffle couldn’t have been more different – very welcoming. But we made sure we had an appointment…

  2. Wow, if it was such a big deal they could have said “sorry, not today” and left it at that. Or put a closed sign up on the door.

    Still, glad to hear Kerfluffle worked out well for you. I’m a little bit in love with the guinea fowl in the picture, so cute!

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