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…

September Summary

For the Walkabout Crew, September often represents our favourite time of the year – new vintages have been bottled and a significant proportion start being released for tasting and purchase, the vines are starting to show new growth and the weather has warmed up so winery cellar doors start to offer longer opening hours (some…

F is for… Frogmore

Also on the road from Hobart to Cambridge sits the picturesque dining room of Frogmore Creek. The views are spectacular from the dining room and the architect has made full use of this with the floor-to-ceiling glass panels. The lunch menu itself is absolutely five star dining, but since this is a winery review, let’s…