Oh so cool – the Murrumbateman Cool Climate Wine Show 2014

Vines and WinesCanberra Wine Tours, Murrumbateman

Some wine shows just get it right. High quality tipples, knowledgeable and friendly staff, tasty snacks and no fuss or tedious measuring of the wine being poured. The Murrumbateman Cool Climate Wine Show is a gem. Walking in, I’m faced with row after row of bottles of goodness from all over Australia. Friendly stewards greet us and we’re encouraged to … Read More

Vines and WinesOh so cool – the Murrumbateman Cool Climate Wine Show 2014

What we’re drinking tonight – Eden Road 2012 Cab Sav

Vines and WinesCanberra Wine Tours, Sauvignon, Wine

Following on from a nice cleansing ale up at my local boozer, I toddled home – pushing my little 6 month old daughter.  Tonight I`m going to open a bottle of Eden Road 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (Gundagai).  I`ve visited this winery a few times now and I have enjoyed the visit each time. It’s well located for a Canberra wine … Read More

Vines and WinesWhat we’re drinking tonight – Eden Road 2012 Cab Sav

What we’re drinking tonight – Yarra Valley Chardonnay

Vines and WinesCanberra Wine Tours, Chardonnay, Wine

While our focus is on Canberra wine tours, we don’t want to limit ourselves to just drinking Canberra wine (as good as it is!) and tonight’s wine is from the southern part of the Yarra Valley in Victoria which is the higher bit of the valley. Hoddles Creek have been operating since the late 90s.  The farm has been in … Read More

Vines and WinesWhat we’re drinking tonight – Yarra Valley Chardonnay

What we’re drinking – an out of towner

Vines and WinesCanberra Wine Tours, Sauvignon, Wine

Tonight we’ve decided to drink an ‘out of towner’. Hanwood Estate 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon from McWilliam’s. My wife Elouise used to live just down the road from McWilliams and my father-in-law still does. Having grown grapes on his farm for 40 or so years, I’d say he’s probably sold grapes to these guys as well. These two (Elle & Pat) … Read More

Vines and WinesWhat we’re drinking – an out of towner

What we’re drinking tonight

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Well, this sure as hell beats writing an essay I reckon.  Tonight, Elle and I are tucking into some Granitevale Estate goodness in the form of Greg Birch`s 2009 Shiraz.  I opened the bottle an hour or so ago but to be honest, it could do with a decanter just to let some oxygen work its magic.  Anyway, time is … Read More

Vines and WinesWhat we’re drinking tonight