January jottings

Another very busy month of wine tasting has passed and the walkabout crew has experienced many lovely new cellar doors. Here are some of the conclusions/realisations we have come to this month: Travel is worth it. We have managed to find some real gems on our travels but in some cases we have had to…

Basalt? Bring it on!

Located next to the A1 (Princes Highway) in Killarney, just before Port Fairy, this little gem of a cellar door seems to have been under-rated by a few professional wine writers (either that or our tastes are just too different…). There is a lot of variety here for a boutique winery and a lot of…

A day on the Leura Park

Leura Park is a very popular place on weekends in Geelong, with exceptional outdoor dining (marquee tents and all…) and a range of wines to suit all tastes. They even have a wine “for people who think they don’t like wine” (Ms Flamingo and Associates – not rated here, but worth a try for something…

The Flying Scotchman’s

Scotchman’s Hill is located further along the Bellarine Peninsula in the Geelong region and is another multi-award winning winery well worth a visit. The wines are divided into three price-points: Swan Bay, Scotchman’s Hill and Cornelius. 2018 Swan Bay Pinot Grigio: OUR CHOICE FOR BEST WHITE. The soft yellow glow in the glass is accentuated…

Provenance takes prominence

Provenance Wines in the Geelong wine region was the first stop on our Western Victoria walkabout. We really, really recommend a visit. I know we don’t post our numerical ratings here (for many reasons) but this winery has achieved the highest average wine score of ANY of the wineries written about so far in our…

Tahbilk? Totally.

Tahbilk in North Central Victoria is actually the first winery the walkabout crew decided to visit. We liked it so much we go back regularly – there is too much to try in just one visit. Before we get into the reviews there are a couple of things we should note for this winery: 1….

Giant Steps (with a ramp)

Giant Steps Cellar Door is impossible to miss if you are driving through Healesville in the Yarra Valley. Fans of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay should seek out this impressive destination (and despite the name, there is ramp access). To get to the tasting room you will need to negotiate about 5 steps (1 if you…