It’s double feature time again folks! We are so close to the end of our countdown. Day Ten and Eleven bring us two cracking wines from one of my favourite wineries in Geelong – Bellbrae Estate. I first visited Bellbrae a couple of years ago for my darling sisters’ Hen’s Weekend. If you missed it … More 12 Wines of Christmas – Day Ten and Eleven
Today we are hitting you with a triple feature, all from the stunning Coombe Yarra Valley! With 3 different wines for 3 different stages of Christmas, this feature has something for everyone! 2014 Sparkling Pinot Noir ($30) On the Eye: Beautiful pale salmon pink On the Nose: Sweet and fruity In the Mouth: Soft and … More 12 Wines of Christmas – Day Six, Seven & Eight
Ask me what my favourite winery in the Yarra Valley is, and my answer will always be the same – Yering Farm. If you don’t believe me, check out my previous post on the Cellar Door! I just love the place. From the huge open lawn that you can BYO picnic (and dogs) and relax … More 12 Wines of Christmas – Day Three
For Day Two of the 12 Wines of Christmas series, we are jumping to the far end of the red scale, to this delicious 2013 Handpicked Wines Barossa Valley Shiraz. Handpicked Wines produce some of my favourite wines, largely due to the fact that they currently grow grapes from regions all over Australia such as … More 12 Wines of Christmas – Day Two
The holiday season is all about family, friends, fun and food. (And alliteration, apparently!) Honey and pineapple glazed ham, slow cooked pork with crackling, mouthwatering turkey with cranberry sauce, roast vegetables with rosemary and sea salt, fresh seafood, green beans with breadcrumbs.. The list goes on, and I have to stop because I am starting … More 12 Wines of Christmas – Day One
If one of the reasons you have not yet visited the Yarra Valley is the distance from the city (which is not a good enough excuse btw – the drive out there is gorgeous, towards the end anyway..) then this is the event for you!
Unless you are a Stark, Winter isn’t easy to get through. The Winter Solstice marks the shortest day of the year, which for some may mean a great day to curl up inside watching a movie and putting your socks in the microwave every 20 minutes to keep them warm. But others, particularly Yarra Valley … More The Shortest Lunch
My Yarra Valley adventures landed me at the lovely Soumah winery and cellar door recently. My immediate impression was that this place was very lovely, warm and cosy! The staff were so friendly and inviting, and welcomed us straight away for a tasting. Big tick in my book.
Now that I’ve decided to focus a lot more on the Yarra Valley with my wine journey, I was faced with a dilemma – do I go back to the wineries I’ve visited over these last few weekends, or start somewhere new? To put things in perspective, the Yarra Valley has over 80 wineries, with … More Yering Farm
Last weekend, we escaped the madness of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival for the tranquil, laid back ocean lifestyle of Torquay for my beautiful sister’s Hen’s Weekend! We were very lucky that we unintentionally timed the weekend perfectly to coincide with the Geelong Toast To The Coast festival!