Soumah? What? Where.

Quite literally South of Maroondah Highway… this winery surely wins the prize for the best name in the Yarra Valley. Quite a unique winery in many regards, Soumah serves some quite excellent Italian varieties and blends. It was poor timing on our part the day we decided to visit Soumah, because we had arrived just…

On the wings of a Pegasus

Pegasus Bay winery was the final stop on our tour through Waipara and it felt like the best had been left until last. The gardens were immaculate (somewhat like Domaine Chandon in the Yarra Valley) and the quality of wines was impressive. Sauvignon Blanc Semillon: The depth of this wine in the glass was quite…

The Hills are alive

Waipara Hills has much more of a large winery feel about it from the moment you step inside. The range of wines on offer is very impressive and the overall quality is very high. Very much worth a visit! 2017 Riesling: By this point of the tour, we were developing something of a group opinion…

Shades of Greystone

The next winery on our wandering was Greystone (also home to the Muddy Waters label). A boutique style winery where the tasting team is very generous with their serving sizes made everyone very happy in the afternoon sun. 2017 Rose: Based on Pinot Noir, this wine is on the light-side in colour for a Rose,…

Waipara Springs a debate

Waipara (pronounced Why-Pra) is part of the Marlborough region of the South Island of New Zealand. Since a few of us were in the general area, we joined some other enthusiasts on a tour of some of the wineries North of Christchurch. Waipara Springs was our first stop of the day. There ended up being…

Warrabilla, WOW!

Head west from Rutherglen along the Murray Valley Highway for about 6km and you can find Warrabilla Wines. Lovers of Rutherglen Durif should seek out this winery, the Parola’s Limited Release Durif simply has no equal anywhere in the world! 2016 Riesling: In a region not famous for white table wines (Rutherglen makes the best…

Taking a Punt

Travel the Yarra Valley and on your way to the Dairy (well worth a visit) you can visit Punt Road Wines. Visit on a Sunday and you may be lucky enough to encounter some live music… 2018 Pinot Gris: OUR PICK FOR BEST WHITE. Punt Road was one of the first vineyards in the Yarra…