November Notes

With apologies to our regular readers, November’s column has been delayed (we’ve been doing so much tasting we didn’t get around to writing up our notes before the month ended!) Here it is though, and we will make sure the December Diary is published before 2019 has come to a close. With the changing of…

Christmas? Cheers!

It is around this time each year that the Walkabout Crew start getting inquiries about what to serve at staff Christmas parties, end of year BBQs and summer picnics where bubbles are considered a nice addition to the finger-food. We have quite a bit of experience tasting, reviewing and re-tasting Australian bubbles from all over…

Wine Clubs – Are they worth it?

As a group of wine enthusiasts, it will come as no surprise to anyone that the Walkabout Crew belong to a number of wine clubs. And by wine clubs we mean subscriptions managed by wineries that provide discounts and/or special offers to members. Most require a minimum annual purchase and quite often the level of…

October Offerings

The Walkabout crew has had a relatively quiet October for once, largely due to the business of September and our extended walkabout through Tasmania. Here are a few of the discussion points the crew have mulled over during the last month as we prepare for a few more walkabouts throughout Victoria in the coming weeks:…

Along a long, long, dusty road…

Depending of course on which direction you approach from, the drive up the hill to the Hartzview Wines cellar door is either long and dusty or really long and dusty. There is a quaint sign half-way up to encourage visitors that it will all be worth it, and if you like a liqueur made from…

Tour of Tasmania

Part 1 – Coal River Valley Head West from Hobart towards the historic town of Richmond and you will find a large number of quality wineries spaced quite closely together. Each has something different to offer the wine tourist or casual visitor and there is probably too much to do all in the one day,…

Stone and Wood

Just before you arrive in Richmond on the drive East from Hobart, you will find the Pooley cellar door and if you like Pinot Noir it is worth a visit. Multiple tasting options are available for different prices (refundable as usual on purchases) and the cellar door staff were more than willing to tailor the…