My Mum and Dad to decided to visit us in our new home in Gippsland for my Dad’s birthday recently. His birthday fell on a Monday which is not ideal when you live in country Victoria. This is because, in the country, you’re hard pushed for any of the ‘special occasion’ restaurants to open for meals, let alone any wineries. Continue reading
This is the 22nd Victoria winery I have visited.
A big thing I’ve noticed from my move from Perth’s Swan Valley to Victoria’s Gippsland wine region is the fact that the wineries are rather far apart. I’ve gone from being able to visit as many wineries as I could handle in a day with minimal travel time to travelling an hour or more to visit one winery. Of which seems to be in the middle of nowhere.
It’s definitely a change a pace for me. But like all good travel stories, if there’s wine at the end, then it’s going to be a good day!
Which leads me on to the East Gippsland Twin Rivers Farm, Food & Wine Trail which we heard about from the lovely owners at Tambo Winery. I’d spotted Tambo on Instagram, which is why we went out to visit them and I was pleasantly surprised to hear about all the nearby foodie delights. This included another winery less than 10kms up the road from Tambo – Nicholson River Winery. Continue reading
Mr Spittoon and I recently took a drive to visit our 21st winery here in Victoria – Tambo Winery. I initially spotted Tambo on Instagram and after looking through their feed, I immediately knew we had to visit. Their Insta feed is full of pictures of their pet cat and dogs. Actually, their feed has more pictures of the animals than the wine, which I find rather funny and I am definitely not complaining. Continue reading
We visited Lightfoot and Sons a couple of months ago now, and I still can’t get over their awesomeness. My first introduction to this Gippsland winery was at a local eating and drinking establishment here in Sale, Victoria called Portside. Over dinner, Mr Spittoon and I ordered a bottle of the Lightfoot and Sons 2017 Myrtle Point Rosé and my taste buds were in love! Continue reading
I’m ticking off my 19th of 600 odd Victorian winery cellar doors on my ‘to visit’ list with Blue Gables Winery here in Gippsland. Before visiting the cellar door in Eastern Gippsland, I’d tried their Pinot Gris at the Criterion Hotel here in Sale. It only took me a sip to know that we had to venture out to Upper Maffra West to try more of their range. Continue reading