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 the Bimbadgen wines. Today, we are Continue reading

The Verandah Restaurant – Hunter Valley

The Verandah Restaurant – Hunter Valley

Tonight we are dining at the Verandah Restaurant. The Verandah is another of chef  Matt Dillow successfully Hunter Valley restaurants. Mr GG & I have previously dined at Twine, the newest of  Matt's restaurants and enjoyed an amazing lunch, so we were looking forward sampling the Tapas style Continue reading

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 doorstep. Mr GG and I were Continue reading

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 "virtual" tour, and make it an "actual" Hunter Continue reading

Perfect Weekend in Perth

Perfect Weekend in Perth

I’m dreaming of my perfect weekend in Perth. I am sure this is no surprise to regular readers.  I have often mentioned on Gourmet Getaways that I would like to schedule another trip to Perth this year. As the year moves forward I have become a little more serious about the trip.  I have started Continue reading

Coolangatta Estate Vineyard & Guest Accommodation

Coolangatta Estate Vineyard & Guest Accommodation

Coolangatta Estate Winery - Berry NSW Stepping back in time we arrive at Coolangatta Estate Vineyard on the South Coast of NSW. This historic site was first established by Alexander Berry in the 1800’s after he received a land grant from the crown. Whilst the town 10 minutes to the west bares Continue reading

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 of us we have compiled our Continue reading

Lurleen Restaurant – Sirromet

Lurleen Restaurant – Sirromet

You would be forgiven to think you are in the middle of no where as you drive along Mt Cotton Rd toward Sirromet Vineyard.  The vineyard is perched on top of the mountain with a glorious view over Redlands Bay.  We have made the drive out to sample something a little different for Continue reading

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