Tamar Valley Wine Tasting Tasmania

Tamar Valley Wine Tasting Tasmania

Did you know the Tamar Valley wine region is the oldest wine-producing region in Australia? With more than thirty cellar doors spread over 170 km, the Tamar Valley produces 40% of Tasmanian wines. We have been enjoying these elegant, cool climate wines so much we are...
5 Barossa Wineries Where You Can Taste a Top Drop

5 Barossa Wineries Where You Can Taste a Top Drop

As you may have guessed from my recent stories on the Barossa Valley I love South Australian wines. Mr GG and I make a point of booking a Gourmet Getaway to Adelaide periodically to explore this region. In the past, we have booked an Adelaide hotel and taken side...
Esca Bimbadgen Estate Hunter Valley

Esca Bimbadgen Estate Hunter Valley

Bimbadgen Estate is one of the beautiful vineyards of the Hunter Valley.  Gorgeous white rose bushes line the winding driveway, which snakes it’s way up the hill past the vines. Each time we visit the Hunter Valley we stop by the cellar door to purchase some of...
40th Vintage Release Wolf Blass Black Label

40th Vintage Release Wolf Blass Black Label

Congratulations to Wolf Blass wines on the 40th consecutive release of its premium Wolf Blass Black Label Vintage wine. Wolf Blass was established in the Barossa Valley in 1966.  It was grown from a humble vineyard to one of the world’s most successful and awarded...
Wine Tasting – Huntington Estate Mudgee

Wine Tasting – Huntington Estate Mudgee

Mudgee has made a name for itself as one of Australia’s premier wine regions. Each year the James Hallidays Wine Companion confirms the regions status by awarding select producers with a swag of the most prestigious accolades. In 2014, a number of Mudgee...
Ridgeview Restaurant Hunter Valley

Ridgeview Restaurant Hunter Valley

Ridgeview Estate in the Hunter Valley is somewhere you are going to want to stop and stay for a while.  This sprawling estate is so tranquil and conducive to rest and relaxation. Ridgeview has everything you could want from a Hunter Valley getaway right on their...
Hunter Valley Wine Tour

Hunter Valley Wine Tour

Hello my lovely readers, today we are going on a “virtual” Hunter Valley Wine Tour. There will be no hangovers or embarrassing moments on this tour, so strap yourself in and enjoy the ride.  Hopefully when we finish I may have tempted you to take the...
Hunter Valley Wine Festival

Hunter Valley Wine Festival

The Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is set to host the second annual Hunter Valley Wine Festival.  On the 11th October 2014 Hunter Valley producers will showcase an extensive array of wine, food, beer and cider. The Crowne Plaza is inviting locals and visitors alike to...
2011 Cassegrain Shiraz – Top Drop

2011 Cassegrain Shiraz – Top Drop

2011 Cassegrain Shiraz The cooling weather calls for a rich, warming wine with more body and flavour. Cassegrain’s 2011 Shiraz has an alluring deep plum colour with the aroma of ripe berries. The lush fruit flavours give the wine body whilst the velvety mouth feel...
Queenstowns Best Vineyards -Pinot Noir

Queenstowns Best Vineyards -Pinot Noir

What are Queenstowns Best Vineyards for Pinot Noir? On a recent trip to New Zealand I pondered that very question. We  visited many vineyards throughout the area enjoying the local Pinot. Hannah Cook is a contributing writer with Gourmet Getaways and between the two...
Top Drop – Cassegain Chardonnay

Top Drop – Cassegain Chardonnay

  Cassegrain Chardonnay 2012 This chardonnay is from Cassegrain’s premium wine range with good reason, it’s a wine you will keep coming back to over the summer months. From the first hint of peach and tropical fruits on the nose, the wine excites the palate. On...
Top Drop – Cassegrain Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Top Drop – Cassegrain Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Cassegrain “Stone Circle” Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Enjoy the young, fresh flavours of this crisp, dry white wine. With a vibrant lemon colour and the aroma of passion fruit and green apple this wine ignites the senses. On the palate you will notice...
Top Drop – Deckchairs White

Top Drop – Deckchairs White

Long Point Vineyard Deckchairs White Deckchairs is a delicious light, crisp and refreshing wine with just a nice amount of residual sugars to appeal to most palates. The wine is a blend of Chardonnay and Verdelho and has a pleasing un-oaked style with a wonderful...