Voyager Estate is located in Margaret River, the beautiful south west region of Western Australia, particularly known as the Wine Region in the tourism space. I’d dined in Voyager Estate years back when I was holidaying in Margaret River and had fond memories of the restaurant and food. I was surprised to receive an email from them one day asking whether we would like to try their non-alcoholic Sparkling Grape Juice. Voyager Estate sells non-alcoholic drinks? I didn’t know that! And yes please I would love to try some!
I had bought “non-alcoholic wines” before and they tasted terrible, not quite the grape juice and not quite the wine either. The Sparkling Grape Juice by Voyager Estate is kind of like a “non-alcoholic wine” in my mind as they are made with the same Estate grown grapes that are in their Shiraz and Chardonnay. The grapes are selected during vintage and treated with as much care and attention as the grapes used in their wines. Nice! It is apparently a personal favourite of Voyager Estate’s founder, Michael Wright, who actually doesn’t drink alcohol. Very interesting!
Here they are! Loving the vintage and environmentally friendly looking carry pack!
They are available in red or white and came in a lovely 330ml bottle. Couldn’t wait to get into them!
After trying both, I have to say I prefer the white over the red as it has a fresher and crispier taste. The red was slightly heavy as it is sweeter. Good for those who love their sweet drinks!
I gave some out to friends and colleagues to gauge responses. One commented that they were very refreshing especially after having some spicy food. Another that it is a good alternative to wine and better than the sparkling juice you find at the supermarket. However for the wine drinkers, they prefer their wines over these.
In conclusion I think the Voyager Estate Sparkling Grape Juice is ideal for those looking for a good quality drink, made to the standards of a premium wine but without the alcohol.
A case sells for about $100 which equates to just over $4 a bottle. It is however currently SOLD OUT at the Voyager Estate website. They will be restocking shortly for those who are keen to get some. Urban Locavore sells the Red Sparkling Juice for $4.50 per bottle for those who only want to try a few. They are also available at the Boat Shed in Cottesloe.
Thanks to Voyager Estate for the samples. Great to discover a new product :)