Boynton’s Feathertop Wines
IT is a delight each year to see the amazing tomato specimens greenthumbed gardeners are able to produce in their own backyards.
Like those monster pumpkin growers, they have a magic touch no one else can duplicate, no matter how closely you follow their tips on varieties to plant, plucking out the weakest link and piling on the fertilizer.
I also like the spirit of healthy rivalry that exists between the backyard boys as they compare quality, color and size in a game of “mine’s bigger than yours”.
I’m not sure if my grandfather ever grew the biggest tomato, but I know he grew the best, because to this day I remember they smelt different, tasted different and had the fleshy texture of biting into butter.
It reminded me of summer in the same way a fruity Sauvignon Blanc does now.
Feathertop Wines Sauvignon Blanc is as lightly golden as a ray of sunshine and as fresh and vibrant as a chilled fruit salad.
I like its white floral and tropical fruit nose, and its flavors of gooseberry, nectarine, lemon and lime.
There is no hint of vegetation like asparagus or capsicum here, just ripe, fresh fruit with a clean and crisp finish.
What it does lend itself to, is being paired with a creamy frittata filled with slices of all the vegetables I’ve grown way too many of this year, including my own piddling tomatoes which never amounted to much.
When it comes to growing big beauties, I’m going to leave it to the boys.
Find out more at the cellar door in Porepunkah or visit www.boynton.com.au