Sundays are now fun days for locals at Bettenay’s Margaret River, an award-winning winery and nougat house.
Every Sunday from 1pm to 5pm, locals can enjoy Bettenay’s wines by the glass for just $6, Espresso Nougaretto Martinis for $10 and toast nougat on the fire while relaxing to toe-tapping tunes from Radio Margaret River.
Product Development Manager Danica Bettenay said that for over 30 years Bettenay’s has been a part of the fabric of the Margaret River Region.
“It’s the locals and community that makes living in the south west so special and we thought we could acknowledged that with Locals Day every Sunday,” Danica said.
“To us, Sundays are the best day in the region – things are a little calmer and it feels more relaxed.
“We’ve trialled Locals Day the past two Sundays and it’s worked really well. It gives people a chance to enjoy the beautiful surrounds of our cellar door with lake and forest views over drinks with friends, or make new friends around the fire.”
Two months ago, Bettenay’s introduced a new winter experience Toasty Tastings by the Fire that includes toasting French-style nougat over their custom-made fire pit and tastings of four estate wines and a nougat-inspired liqueur.
“When toasted over the fire, our nougat turns golden brown and forms a really delicious crust, while the inside softens and goes gooey – it’s so good.”
Danica said that Espresso Nougaretto Martini is an espresso martini made with Bettenay’s coffee nougat liqueur that some refer to as a better version of Irish Cream.
“If martinis are not your thing, the Nougaretto Hot Chocolate is a crowd favourite, and of course we make a non-alcoholic version too,” Danica said.
“We’ve partnered our Sunday Locals Day with Radio Margaret River which is an internet-based radio station run by local volunteers that talks about local issues – keeping it local is important to us.
“Everyone is welcome, locals and visitors – at the heart of it, it’s about coming together.”
Family-owned Bettenay’s was established in 1989 and small batch wine producer has won over 40 medals for in the last decade including Gold at the Great Australian Shiraz Challenge for 2008 Bettenay’s Shiraz, and the 2008 Bettenay’s Chardonnay was awarded Gold at the Margaret River Wine Show.
Bettenay’s began making French-style soft nougat in 2012 with locally sourced south west honey and offers 39 flavours that includes classics like French Vanilla Bean, Cranberry and Pistachio, and Honey and Toasted Almond, to more modern combinations such as Limoncello Crème, Coffee and Almond, Ginger and Almond, Rum and Raisin, Cookies and Cream, Choc Chilli, and Lamington.
For more information, visit www.bettenaysmargaretriver.com.au.