30 Days of Local Wine
Colio Estate Winery's 2009 Lake & River Moonlight White

This 2009 Moonlight White wine shows the wine-making team at Colio Estate Wines‘ ability to create blends that are varietally sound and versatile.

The colour is a pale straw and it produces an aroma with hints of gooseberry, mango and melon which lead into its taste of citrus and melon with a soft, clean finish.

The Moonlight White matches great with grilled lemon-pepper catfish, spicy barbecued chicken, sushi and Pad Thai.

Here is a great recipe for Pad Thai provided to us by Thai Palace Restaurant and Thai Silk Restaurant:


  • 400 g Thai Rice Noodle sticks
  • 250 mL Thai Palace/Thai Silk Pad Thai Sauce
  • 1 cup Bean Sprouts
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • ¼ cup Chopped Green Onions
  • 250 g Boneless Chicken cut into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon Salt


  1. Soak Thai rice noodle sticks in warm water 15 minutes before cooking.
  2. Pour 1 cup of water into the wok. Bring to a boil under medium-high heat.
  3. Add chicken and 1 teaspoon of salt. Cook for 5 minutes and remove chicken from wok.
  4. Heat the wok under high heat and pour oil in the wok.
  5. Crack the egg into the wok and fry until it starts to brown. Add Pad Thai sauce, drain noodles and add to the wok.
  6. Add bean sprouts and stir-fry until contents are well mixed (if preferred, add red hot pepper sauce).
  7. Pour onto the serving plate and garnish with lime, fresh bean sprouts, green onions, and ground peanuts.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

To purchase the Thai Palace/Thai Silk Pad Thai sauce as well as other authentic Thai sauces, please visit Thai Palace or Thai Silk Restaurants.