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MELBOURNE | Oakridge Wines is a revered winery, restaurant and cellar door located in the heart of the Yarra Valley, producing some of the highest quality wines in the region. Their dedicated winemakers have access to a wide variety of grapes, both on-site in their 15-acre vineyard and offsite at

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MELBOURNE | Wine doesn’t have to be drunk in a French countryside alongside aged Gouda and a string quartet to be best enjoyed. In fact, it tastes phenomenal, if not even more complex, when drunk from a tap inside of an industrial warehouse in the Yarra Valley. No need to

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BUCHANAN | Tabor Hill has a slogan that we agree with “Drink Wine. Laugh Often. Live Long.” Don’t be fooled by the rather unfashionable labels that grace each bottle of wine – Tabor Hill have won several local, regional, and national awards for their wines. When we visited, we enjoyed

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BARODA | Round Barn Winery, Distillery & Brewery (yes they do all three) is located amongst a beautiful countryside backdrop and features an Amish built tasting room, relocated from Indiana’s Amish Country to the winery, as a highlight. Approaching the winery, the Round Barn is the first sight to capture

MELBOURNE | Badger Creek Blueberry Winery do wines a bit differently than most in the Yarra Valley. As their name suggests, Badger Creek make their wines with 100% fresh blueberries rather than grapes. In fact, over 1kg of blueberries is used in every 750ml bottle of wine. The result is

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RUTHERGLEN | Being big fans of topaque, we’ve been planning a trip to Rutherglen for a while but had never got around to it until recently because, you know the way it goes, life gets in the way and other things pop up – the next thing you know it’s

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WAHGUNYAH | All Saints Estate is one of the most impressive wineries in the Rutherglen, its imposing castle architecture and turrets greeting you as you approach its entrance. The castle dates back to 1864, when Scottish immigrants George Sutherland Smith and John Banks founded All Saints Estate. The winery is still family

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MELBOURNE | When you’re in your late teens/early 20s the focus of a wine tour tends to be how many places you can get to in a day, and how much free booze you can fit in during the day. It’s fun at the time, but after a few years

cofield wines wahgunyah

WAHGUNYAH | Cofield Wines is boutique, family owned and operated winery that’s been operating since it was founded by Max Cofield in 1985. The Cofield family, however, have been making wines in Rutherglen since 1909. Max’s son, and current owner, Damien Cofield received a Wine Science degree at Charles Sturt University in 1999, and spent

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RUTHERGLEN | Stanton & Killeen Wines make some of the best fortified wines in Rutherglen. We’ve used their wines in the past not just to drink, but when making pate and have always been impressed. As you can imagine we were quite excited to pay them a visit when we were