New COVID-safe measures to judge the 2021 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) remains optimistic that judging of the 2021 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards (RMWA) will proceed in November at the Melbourne Showgrounds. First held in 1884, the RMWA is one of Australia’s oldest and most respected wine shows recognising and rewarding excellence in Australian winemaking. The show is overseen byContinue reading “New COVID-safe measures to judge the 2021 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards”

Yalumba partners with Australia’s leading pizzerias to celebrate International Grenache Day

Yalumba, Australia’s oldest family owned winery, is partnering with some of the country’s leading pizzerias throughout September to celebrate International Grenache Day by showing how well this simple match works – at home or at a pizzeria. Celebrated annually on the third Friday in September, International Grenache Day shines a light on this widely planted SpanishContinue reading “Yalumba partners with Australia’s leading pizzerias to celebrate International Grenache Day”

Mount Ophir Estate releases 2019 Shiraz

A medium-bodied Shiraz from an accomplished winemaker that will be treasured for years to come   Mount Ophir Estate will herald a new phase in its rich winemaking history with the release of the first vintage under the ownership of Nick, Eliza and Angela Brown, who purchased the estate in 2016.  The 2019 Mount OphirContinue reading “Mount Ophir Estate releases 2019 Shiraz”

Entries open for the 2021 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards

A new trophy in honour of an Australian wine industry icon, and innovative new state-based trophies lead a number of changes as The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) announce that entries are now open for the 2021 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards (RMWA). The RMWA annually celebrate and recognise the best wines across Australia withContinue reading “Entries open for the 2021 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards”

Coming Soon: Birdwood Lane Cellar – a small boutique wine shop by the team at Little Red Robin

Birdwood Lane Cellar, the newest project by the team at Little Red Robin Lane Cove, is a business born out of the love and passion for interesting and unique wines from around the world. One will not find any mainstream wine or liquor products at the retail wine shop. But don’t fear, the wine listContinue reading “Coming Soon: Birdwood Lane Cellar – a small boutique wine shop by the team at Little Red Robin”

In conversation with Will de Beaurepaire

De Beaurepaire Wines is a family-owned single-estate producer of cool climate, French- style wines, located in Rylstone NSW. Jeremy Ryland chats to Will de Beaurepaire about their history, unique terroir, and the various challenges they face as a boutique winemaker. De Beaurepaire Wines 82 Cudgegong Rd, Rylstone NSW 2849 02 6379 1473 Open: Wednesday toContinue reading “In conversation with Will de Beaurepaire”

Mornington Peninsula’s Winter Wine Weekend rescheduled to Saturday, 24th July

Due to Victoria’s latest circuit breaker lockdown, the uncertainty that it brings for the coming weeks and the planning required to bring the event to life, Mornington Peninsula’s Winter Wine Weekend has been rescheduled to Saturday, 24th July. In true mid-winter, wine lovers across Victoria will pull on their warmest jumpers and winter wellies forContinue reading “Mornington Peninsula’s Winter Wine Weekend rescheduled to Saturday, 24th July”

Yalumba’s fifth release of The Caley

Australia’s oldest family-owned winery Yalumba celebrates the global launch of the 2016 vintage of its icon wine, Yalumba The Caley Cabernet & Shiraz, on 1 June 2021. The Caley 2016 is the result of Yalumba’s unwavering commitment to Australia’s own unique red wine style – the Cabernet and Shiraz blend. It is the family winemaker’s fifthContinue reading “Yalumba’s fifth release of The Caley”

CWR CellarDoor@Coogee

Just a stone’s throw from the beach, Coogee Wine Room marries the charm of great European wine bars with the convivial atmosphere only found at a neighbourhood bar by the beach. Head chef Sandro Di Marino has crafted a succinct Mediterranean menu built around classic coastal European flavours and top local produce. The seasonal menu isContinue reading “CWR CellarDoor@Coogee”

Mornington Peninsula to host a weekend of world-class wines, delicious food and local makers

The annual Winter Wine Weekend returns to the coast from 12th–14th June. Wine lovers across Victoria will pull on their warmest jumpers and winter wellies as the Mornington Peninsula’s Winter Wine Weekend returns to the coast, boasting a wide-ranging program sure to please everyone from novice to connoisseur. Held over the Queen’s Birthday long weekendContinue reading “Mornington Peninsula to host a weekend of world-class wines, delicious food and local makers”

Halliday Wine Companion launches inaugural Halliday Barnbougle Cup

Halliday Wine Companion is delighted to launch the inaugural Halliday Barnbougle Cup from 14th–16th May, 2021. The luxury weekend incorporates an itinerary of fine Tasmanian wine and world-class golf at one of the country’s most well-regarded golf clubs, Barnbougle. Located on the north east coast of Tasmania, the club comprises two World Top 100 GolfContinue reading “Halliday Wine Companion launches inaugural Halliday Barnbougle Cup”

2021 NSW Sommelier’s Wine List Awards

Supporting restaurants for a brighter future.  The 2021 NSW SOMMELIER’S WINE LIST AWARDS launched last week with a new look and a revitalised aim of showcasing and rewarding the very best ‘NSW Wine Stars’. A ‘NSW Wine Star’ is a sommelier/beverage manager or venue that offers their customers a great NSW wine experience and aContinue reading “2021 NSW Sommelier’s Wine List Awards”

Longrain × Sutton Grange Winery

Celebrate this year’s vintage with an exclusive Thai banquet at the stunning Central Victoria winery. This autumn, modern Thai restaurant Longrain heads north to Central Victoria, bringing an exclusive Thai banquet lunch to the picturesque winery and working farm, Sutton Grange.  Located just 1½ hours from Melbourne CBD or 20 minutes south of Bendigo, LongrainContinue reading “Longrain × Sutton Grange Winery”

A drop of luxury arrives at Crown Melbourne with the launch of Cellar & Co

Leaning on its talented sommeliers and access to the best local and international beverage purveyors – the best wines from Crown Melbourne now delivered to your door.  Crown Melbourne (Crown) has opened the doors to Cellar & Co, a premium beverage store and online experience offering a bespoke, ever-changing collection of world-class wine, champagne and spiritsContinue reading “A drop of luxury arrives at Crown Melbourne with the launch of Cellar & Co”

Introducing Behind The Vines, the local way to select your next drop

A definitive destination to discover, connect and buy the very best of Victorian wines, direct from the makers.   Wine Victoria is pleased to announce the launch of Victoria’s first online wine directory, Behind the Vines, dedicated to helping consumers find their perfect local wine based on their taste preferences and shop directly from theirContinue reading “Introducing Behind The Vines, the local way to select your next drop”

Solotel Group Beverage Manager becomes one of Australia’s newest Masters of Wine

Annette Lacey, Solotel Group Beverage Manager, has joined the prestigious international Masters of Wine (MW) community after completing the globally renowned exam at the Institute of Masters of Wine. Joining the acclaimed global group, Annette is one of only two Australians in the latest group of MW and one of 143 women in the institute’sContinue reading “Solotel Group Beverage Manager becomes one of Australia’s newest Masters of Wine”

Australia’s First Families of Wine announce new Chairperson

Australia’s First Families of Wine (AFFW), a collective of Australia’s leading and most loved family-owned, multi-generational wine businesses, is delighted to announce their new Chair, Jeff Burch, CEO and Winemaker, Howard Park Wines (1986) from Western Australia’s Margaret River. Jeff assumed the chair from Henschke’s (1868) Stephen Henschke at yesterday’s virtual board meeting, becoming theContinue reading “Australia’s First Families of Wine announce new Chairperson”

Urban winery Noisy Ritual welcomes guests back into Brunswick venue and releases new wines

Brunswick East’s urban winery Noisy Ritual has expanded its outdoor area and is excited to have guests back, enjoying quality wine and grazing boards while catching up with friends. They have also released a selection of new wines available on their online store as well as at the bar. The venue is open Friday toContinue reading “Urban winery Noisy Ritual welcomes guests back into Brunswick venue and releases new wines”

Feravina is delivering wine packs for health-conscious drinkers, Australia wide

Feravina, Australia’s first health-driven online wine business, is now open. Sold in 6 and 12 packs of red, white and mixed wines, all their wines are: Organically or biodynamically farmed without harmful chemicals Keto-friendly (less than 0.5g net carbs per glass)   Low in sulphites Capped in alcohol (less than 13.5%)   Vegan-friendly   Wild fermented, with noContinue reading “Feravina is delivering wine packs for health-conscious drinkers, Australia wide”

Australia’s best wine venue revealed

Wineslinger Awards announce 2020 trophy winners. On Monday night, the Wineslinger Awards, the wine guru’s guide to the best haunts in Australia right now, crowned the 2020 Wineslinger trophy winners – as voted on by over 100 of the country’s leading sommeliers, winemakers, hospitality tastemakers and journalists – in a virtual awards presentation. The four trophies presentedContinue reading “Australia’s best wine venue revealed”

TarraWarra Estate opens up with a new menu and a picnic offering

Yarra Valley’s TarraWarra Estate had reopened for lunch in the restaurant with a new menu, as well as a new picnic offering to be enjoyed on the picturesque lawn overlooking the vines and TarraWarra Museum of Art’s outdoor sculptures. Chef Mark Ebbels spent lockdown in his home garden, becoming more passionate in his commitment toContinue reading “TarraWarra Estate opens up with a new menu and a picnic offering”

Little Prince Wine – the final instalment for The Prince Hotel

A European-inspired wine bar, bottle shop and gourmet deli boasting an underground dine-in cellar. When The Prince Hotel returns from forced hibernation on Friday, 30 October at 4pm, there’ll be plenty to shout about. The four-year, multi-million dollar refurbishment of the St Kilda icon is finally complete, with a stylish new wine bar Little PrinceContinue reading “Little Prince Wine – the final instalment for The Prince Hotel”

Made The Grampians Way wine portal launches supporting emerging and established wineries from the Grampians region

Ararat Rural City Council, in collaboration with the Grampians Winemakers Inc. and Grampians Tourism, has launched a new online platform profiling an array of emerging and established winemakers from throughout the Grampians region. The new portal, Made the Grampians Way, will offer consumers a selection of mixed cases, carefully curated to showcase the versatility ofContinue reading “Made The Grampians Way wine portal launches supporting emerging and established wineries from the Grampians region”