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

Wyanga Park Winery – Art, Food & Wine in Gippsland

Art at Wyanga Park Winery Cafe Lakes EntranceMy 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

Nicholson River Winery – Gippsland Wineries

Nicholson River Winery Cellar Door - Gippsland Wineries

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

Gippsland Wineries: Visiting Tambo Winery

Tambo WineryMr 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

Gippsland Wineries: Lightfoot and Sons – O.M.G!

An afternoon at Lightfoot and Sons winery in Gippsland

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