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...
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...
The Best Australian Vineyards and Wineries

The Best Australian Vineyards and Wineries

Best Australian Wineries Australia has more than 65 wine regions and is renowned for its award-winning wines, rolling picturesque vineyards, local experts and regional cuisine. Home to some of the world’s oldest vineyards – dating back to the 1850’s –...
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...
Goodbye Spirit of Tasmania

Goodbye Spirit of Tasmania

Goodbye Spirit of Tasmania, goodbye Tassie! Nothing beats cruising! The lure of the ocean is obviously in my blood.  Just boarding Spirit of Tasmania I felt a wave of relaxation wash over my body.  Our holiday had begun. The luxury of our romantic suite signaled the...
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...
Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail Tasmania

Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail Tasmania

After a glorious nights sleep aboard Spirit of Tasmania we disembarked bright and early in Devenport. Both hubby and I were feeling refreshed and ready for the next stage of our Tasmanian adventure. We had chosen to take Spirit of Tasmania rather than fly because we...