Margaret River in a Mouthful -7 Top Wineries

Margaret River in a Mouthful -7 Top Wineries

One of the leading regions of the Australian wine world, Margaret River is a holiday haven for wine lovers.  Today I am sharing an introduction to seven of the top Margaret River wineries, so you know exactly where to go and what to drink while you’re there. If...
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...
Classic Autumn Dishes & Matching Wines

Classic Autumn Dishes & Matching Wines

Most people are already familiar with the idea of matching a light summer salad with a crisp white wine or pairing a hearty winter roast with rich Cabernet Sauvignon, but it’s not always obvious when it comes to matching wines with your favourite autumn dishes. In...
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...
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...
Top 5 Pinot Food Matches

Top 5 Pinot Food Matches

What would be your Top 5 Pinot food matches? I love a nice glass of pinot and finding the correct food match makes a wine all the more enjoyable. This story is for those of us who like to have our Pinot, and eat it too! Not too long ago I discovered a website...
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 –...
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...
Parlour Wine Room Review

Parlour Wine Room Review

Catching up with other bloggers for a bite to eat is one of the joys of writing Gourmet Getaways. Knowing Mr GG and I would be spending some time in Canberra I contacted Bec from Intolerant Chef and Jasmine from Absolutely Jas and suggested we share a meal together....
Wine & Cheese Pairing: A Quick Guide

Wine & Cheese Pairing: A Quick Guide

Handmade and bordering on artisanal, wine and cheese are two of the greatest culinary pleasures ever developed in the centuries of human civilisation. These two treats go together like bread and butter, complimenting each other and elevating dining experiences to...
Happy Valentines Day – Wine Amnesty

Happy Valentines Day – Wine Amnesty

Happy Valentine’s Day to my lovely readers! I hope the day brings you much joy, love and happiness. Would you like a glass of bubbly to celebrate?  I enjoy sharing a bottle of sparkling wine with my love on Valentine’s Day… but not this bottle! At the risk of...
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...