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TarraWarra, Yarra Valley (No Cistercian monks = no beer room)

TarraWarra Estate was established in 1983 by the Besen family on the land originally owned by the founder of The Age , David Syme. Nearby, the Cistercian monks established their order, but if the monks at TarraWarra Abbey had drawn on … Continue reading

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Rochford Winery, Yarra Valley (Our day on the greens without Segways)

If you’re headed down to Day On The Green in the Yarra Valley, then you will be enjoying the fresh summer lawns of Rochford winery. With Jimmy Barnes lined-up in December and Angel & Cheap Trick in February, there is … Continue reading

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UOMSWS Wine Camp Mornington Peninsula Wines tasting (aka The Morning After)

We survived the first night of wine camp. Despite polishing off half the Kraken and chasing a dragon, the attempt for peaceful uninterrupted sleep was not futile. I imagined being close enough to the beach that to hearing the lapping morning waves, mingling … Continue reading

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UOMSWS Wine Camp Intro to Australian Wines tasting

A cosy bunch of budding wine connoisseurs assembled over the weekend at BayPlay on Portsea for the inaugural University of Melbourne Student Wine Society wine camp. I was excited to be able to put together two short tasting sessions to … Continue reading

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UOMSWS Introduction to Wine Tasting Semester 1 2014

This is the slightly overdue write-up for the University of Melbourne Student Wine Society’s Introduction to Wine Tasting session held back in April. We ran two concurrent sessions with the same line-up of wines. One group was led stumbling down the … Continue reading

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