All posts tagged: victoria

A Day Trip to Merrick’s Creek Winery

When it comes to wines regions in Victoria, we are certainly spoilt for choice. Drive an hour east and you’ll be in the heart of Healesville, drive an hour north and you’ll be in the Macedon Ranges or drive an hour south and reach the famous Mornington Peninsula. Last Sunday, we took a drive along the coast to Mornington. Our destination? The recently opened, Merrick’s Creek. Recognised for their award winning Mornington Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Merrick’s Creek opened earlier this year, and is a family run affair with Peter Parker, a Clinical Psychologist who’s in charge of bottling the delicious grapes and his friendly son, Sam bringing his knowledgeable, attentive service to the table. The cellar door is beautifully set right next to the vineyard and the space feels intimate and cosy, almost like you’re walking into an old friend’s home, complete with an open air patio and fireplace. Perfect for a cooler winter’s day. There was no air of pretension at this winery,  just a humble and inviting cellar door with incredible views. Upon …

Stonybrook Food Truck Fest

Stonybrook Food Truck Fest

This weekend, some of Melbourne’s most popular food trucks will be leaving their usual inner city truck stops and heading Hillside for a special once-only street food opportunity, Food Truck Feast. Iconic Melbourne food trucks including Happy Camper Pizzas, Mr Burger, Dos Diablos and Jakob’s Kitchen will be joining in on the  party at the new Stonybrook estate in Hillside. For those with a sweet tooth, there will also be ice creams and gelati from Bianco Latte, or try the famous strawberry and chocolate crepes from Rue De Creperie. With sunny days forecast for the weekend, this is the perfect opportunity to escape the city! Visit the website here.

The Bar that Jack Built

Calling all electricians, carpenters, joiners, technicians, finishers, artists, designers and regular Joes. Jack Daniels wants to celebrate his birthday with you! Jack Daniels is a mysterious man. No one knows exactly when he was born because there are no birth records, but it’s customary to celebrate Mr. Jack’s birthday every year in September. Last year, In 2014, Jack Daniel’s created the world’s first crowd-sourced bar in Sydney to celebrate his birthday and honour his craftsmanship, style and uniqueness. This year, it’s being taken to a whole new level with the creation of the world’s first bar built on tour, completely crowd-sourced by fans. So if you’re handy with your hands, crafty with your craft or just a general Mr (or Mrs) fix it all, Jack would like you to  donate your time and expertise in exchange for whiskey (of course) and an invitation to celebrate Jack’s birthday in style – in the very bar you help to build. Curious and crafty fans check out the dates to get involved here.  And for the rest of us, “The Bar That Jack …