Jones Winery Restaurant Rutherglen

The fine fruits of  Labour: Australian history takes on a French accent at Rutherglen’s Jones Winery Restaurant. Let’s set the scene – a rustic shed…

Paringa Estate’s Cool-climate Chef

Chef Julian Hills looks out of the window of the dining room at Paringa Estate Winery. He shares the same view through the kitchen pass…

Popolo’s Striking Balance

As Melbourne and Sydney’s upmarket eateries tweak their offerings, jostling to maintain market share, one Sydney restaurant strikes a clever balance without stooping to the…

Buller Wines Rare Tokay with Eton Mess

In terms of world-famous wines, it’s impossible not to respectfully mention the region of Rutherglen, Victoria and in particular Buller Wines’ rare collection of fortified…

La Zona Fiano 2016 with Banana Leaf Steamed Red Mullet

Chrismont’s wonderful new release La Zona Fiano from the King Valley is a most exciting aromatic white and should be considered a serious top-tier restaurant…

Correll: A New Start

Rutherglen’s Mandy Jones, of Jones Winery and Vineyard,has perfected a French-style aperitif wine that is light and aromatic. Wines that have had botanical aromatics infused…

Billy Button Fiano 2016 with Soft Prawn Taco

This fiano from Victoria‘s Alpine Valleys region is hand-crafted by the energetically talented alternative-varietals ‘queen’, winemaker Jo Marsh, formerly of Seppelt Great Western. A few…

King River Estate Pinot Grigio 2016 with Crispy Skin Barramundi Fillet

Each year King River Estate produces cleaner, more vibrant fruit, the result of pesticide-free biodynamic vineyard management. I’ve noticed a progressive advance in wine flavour...

Dal Zotto Pucino Col Fondo

The Dal Zotto prosecco story is the stuff of legends. Just over a decade ago Otto Dal Zotto, King Valley tobacco grower turned grape grower…

Chrismont Cellar Door wins National Building Design of the Year 2016

A unique collaboration between Steve Graves of Bright Alpine Builders and Mark Gleeson of MG Design and Building has led to Chrismont Wine’s new Cellar…