5 of Our Favourite Small Yarra Valley Cellar Doors

Today on the blog we welcome Adam Nicholls the Director of Wine Compass who offer winery tours in the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. Adam shares with us 5 of his favourite small cellar doors in the Yarra Valley.


Compared to other wine regions in Victoria, the Yarra Valley has more of a reputation for large wineries with big bus tours. While you definitely find big, impersonal wineries, coaches full or tourists and dodgy looking party buses, there are a large number of small wineries as well.

Many of these have top quality wines matched with personal service and are a lot more fun and relaxed than fighting the crowds at the big boys. Below are a selection of our favourites, all very different, but all with top wines and fun vibes. Continue reading

Sunset Wine 2018 – My Favourite Year!

Pull Up A Chair Hire - Sunset Wine 2018Yesterday I headed along to Sunset Wine at Brighton Reserve in Scarborough. And I had an absolute ball!

I have always said out of UnWined, City Wine and Sunset Wine, that the Scarborough beach based wine festival is my least favourite. I am not entirely sure why, perhaps it’s because it’s a bit of a hike for me to get there. Something silly like that.

179 photos later, many glasses of wine, a few cocktails and some loaded fries – it’s safe to say, I had a bloody great day! Continue reading

2018 Wine Predictions From Industry Experts

2018 Wine Predictions from Industry ExpertsIt’s hard to believe we are already 1 month into 2018. The Swan Valley wine region (Western Australia) has already started harvest for the 2018 vintage. And with the start of the vintage comes questions about what the ’18 wines will be like and what the world of wine bring us this year.

While pondering the year ahead over a glass of Chardonnay recently, I came up with the idea for this post.

I have spent the last few weeks reaching out to high-profile wine industry experts from around the world to get their opinion on wine in 2018. A massive thanks to those who got back to me and contributed to this article. I found it super interesting reading all these responses, and I have no doubt you guys will too! Continue reading

Wine Infographics Hub – Free to Use With Attribution

Wine InfographicsI figured it was about time I got on the infographic bandwagon (it only took a couple of glasses of wine for liquid courage). Thanks to free online infographic tools like Canva.com – I have now been able to turn some of my blog posts into wine infographics for your viewing pleasure.

I already feel a little bit addicted to be honest. So I am creating this post or aka Wine Infographic Hub as there’s no doubt I’ll be adding to it over the coming months.

Feel free to use any of my infographics on your websites/blogs or via social media. All I ask is that you please include attribution to travellingcorkscrew.com.au :)

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