Toms Cap Vineyard Retreat in Beautiful Gippsland

Riedel Glass - Toms Cap Vineyard at SunsetI love going away for my birthday, even if it is just for a night. Funnily enough, it tends to always involve some sort of wine adventure! Are you surprised?

Our family friends in Melbourne introduced us to the Toms Cap Sparkling wine from Gippsland a few years ago. So naturally, we have been wanting to visit the vineyard since we moved to Gippsland a year ago. As they have cottages on the vineyard, we were waiting for a special occasion to make a weekend of it. So last month we finally did it to celebrate my 30-ish birthday. Continue reading

Sunset Wine And Brews 2019

The Travelling Corkscrew has been heading along to Scarboroughs Sunset Wines since it started, back in 2014 and the event continues to evolve to suit the changing landscape of what alcoholic beverages Western Australians are enjoying.

Last years Sunset Wines was bittersweet, as I knew that the event was going to be the last wine event I would be heading along with Casey for a while since she was moving to the Gippsland Wine Region in Victoria, and boy did we make the most of it on that day.

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Taste Great Southern – Make A Long Weekend Of It

I have a long-standing connection to Western Australia’s Great Southern region.

As a kid, my family would pack up the car at least twice a year and drive the 4-5 hours to my Aunty and Uncles farm just East of Albany, where we would spend at least a week at a time catching Koonac’s from one of the many dams, fishing and sight-seeing.

Fast forward 15 years or so and the team at CMS Events gave me an amazing reason to reacquaint myself with this wonderful part of the world. To be honest, I don’t know why I don’t visit the region as often as I use to, but I am going to make it a goal for 2019 to make sure I visit far more regularly. Continue reading

Biodynamic Wine – Cow Horns & The Cosmos

biodynamic wine australiaRecently a few of my fellow wine blogger friends around the world have been writing about biodynamic wine (see links at the bottom of this post). After reading some of their posts it got me thinking about biodynamic wine in Australia and what the TC readership thinks about it.

If you follow the TC social channels then you may have seen me sparking up conversations on the topic. It’s a topic that people have positive and negative opinions about. Continue reading