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
As a predominantly red wine drinker, I used to struggle for choice in summer, when it was too hot to crack open a bottle of a full flavoured, rich, deep red. Although my taste for white wine is definitely growing, I am on the perpetual hunt for a summer Rosé that will satisfy my red … More 12 Wines of Christmas – Day Five
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
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
On a recent visit to Coombe Farm – The Melba Estate, I snapped up an absolute bargain of a case of 2010 Polo Cabernet Merlot for $120. Paired with a deliciously cooked steak (thanks Mr. Wine Is A Verb) and stack of yummy vegetables (you’re welcome Mr. Wine Is A Verb) this wine absolutely shone! … More 2010 Coombe Farm Polo Series – Cabernet Merlot
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 – A Friendly Patch of the Earth
Last week I had an epiphany that hit me like a bag to the face in a game of Goon of Fortune.