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...
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...
Vinomofo – A Community of Wine Mofo’s

Vinomofo – A Community of Wine Mofo’s

Have you heard of Vinomofo? The name makes me giggle a little, I could actually call myself a bit of a Vino Mofo and I don’t think I’d get too many objections from those that know me. But no, Vinomofo isn’t my nickname. Vinomofo is the name of name...
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...
Try Chateauneuf du Pape: Guide to Food Pairing

Try Chateauneuf du Pape: Guide to Food Pairing

Learning about different varieties of wines and their food pairings is a love of mine. Looking at the regions gives a greater insight into the complexities of the wine and the environment that produces the flavours of the area. Chateauneuf du Pape is widely recognised...
Wine & Food Pairing Made Easy

Wine & Food Pairing Made Easy

Gourmet Getaways readers would know that I enjoy a nice drop of wine. I particularly like to match my wine appropriately with the meal, the event and the season. Wine & Food Pairing isn’t as difficult as some make it out to be. Matching appropriate wines...
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...
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...
Top Drop – 2012 Sparkling Rose

Top Drop – 2012 Sparkling Rose

Roses Vineyard at Innes View 2012 Sparkling Rose Who needs a special occasion to enjoy a bottle of pink bubbles! This elegant sparkling rose is blushed a pretty shade of pink and has a sensuous floral, summer berry aroma. On the palate the wine is clean and fresh and...
The Fabulous Ladies Wine Society

The Fabulous Ladies Wine Society

This story is especially for all my fabulous lady readers. I have been very spoiled recently, last week I spent an evening with Grant Burge enjoying wines he had hand picked from his Barossa Valley Estate.  Tonight I am sharing the evening with Judy Schild from Schild...
An Evening with Grant Burge

An Evening with Grant Burge

An evening with Grant Burge, the man and the wine! Mr GG and I have made the two hour drive to Port Macquarie to join wine maker Grant Burge in a six course degustation dinner featuring unique wines from his prestigious Barossa Valley vineyards. The evening was to be...
Top Drop – Cassegrain 2009 Edition Noir Merlot

Top Drop – Cassegrain 2009 Edition Noir Merlot

Cassegrain Cassegrain 2009 Edition Noir Merlot When the weather cools I look for a wine with more body and warmth.  The Cassegrain 2009 Edition Noir Merlot is a vibrant, ruby red wine with the aroma of deep rich fruit and the flavour of luscious sweet plums.  It is a...
Top Drop – Little Fish 2011 Summer White

Top Drop – Little Fish 2011 Summer White

Although we have moved on into autumn and the weather has chilled there is still a place for white wine at the dinner table.  I have reviewed the “Little Fish” Summer White as I am finding it a perfect match for some of the autumn foods we are currently...