What a privileged it was to be at the preview of the Rone – ‘Empire‘ Exhibition at Burnham Beeches this afternoon. Rhone has certainly set the bar at new heights. People will flock to this showing and it will be a Dandenong Ranges tour not to be missed! Check my web page for tour options or ca ll me on 0417 707 400.
But don’t delay as its scheduled to end late March.
They might be some of the smaller wineries here on the Warburton Highway but they offer visitors a good opportunity to meet the owners and winemakers of some great Yarra Valley wines… and the lunch at Killara is well worth while too!
Frank and Maria joined me today to see a bit of the Yarra
Valley (with a slight Italian theme…) We started the day with bubbles of course, then moved to France before lunching ‘Italian style’ with fabulous wood fired pizza (and wine) at SOUMAH. All before the rain arrived…
It was a perfect day for cheese and wine tasting this weekend, cold windy and raining outside, (snowing on Mt Donna Buang) warm and inviting inside. What better time to have a look at the new cheese tasting opportunity at Morgans Estate. I decided on the five wines and matching cheese platter for just $15.00. What a treat! The Warburton Highway certainly has something to crow about here.
A trip down the Great Ocean Road is always special whatever the weather but today it was almost perfect. My guests from Singapore (an Indian couple with their 2 year old child) were amazed at the rugged coastline, the picturesque towns and clear blue skies. We stopped for lunch at Apollo Bay where I bought a new tour guide hat (what do you think)? before returning home to the bright lights of Melbourne. Its a long day, 9 hours in all, but most rewarding for those who have the time.
I received a call from a lovely elderly gentleman who wanted to revisit some of the spots he remembered as a younger man. First up was the lookout at Mount Donna Buang (before the snow arrived) then down the mountain to the treetop walk before visiting the amazing Red Wood Forest. Its always a pleasure to help people remember happy times and there are lots of those around this region.