All posts tagged: wine

Peninsula Vine Hop Festival 2018

Get ready for your taste buds to dance, at the Peninsula VineHop Festival With most ticket options to the VineHop Saturday selling out quickly, attention is turning to the Peninsula VineHop Festival’s foodie-focused event, the PostHop Sunday Session on Sunday 18 November. With a relaxed ‘Sunday Session’ feel, the PostHop Sunday will be a five-course food and drink pairing event held at Hickinbotham of Dromana, with a focus upon maximising flavour in a relaxed environment. According to event organiser Lisa MacGregor, everyone who attends the PostHop Sunday event will be given a ‘Degustation Passport’ entitling them to a five-course picnic style lunch, to enjoy at their own leisure throughout the day. “Each course has been specifically matched with a premium Peninsula beer, wine or cider, which can be purchased on the day,” said Lisa. Passport holders can opt for vegetarian options, or indulge on the following degustation menu: A selection of three Boatshed cheeses, served with crackers (can be GF) Matched with Hickinbotham Estate Merlot or a Mornington Peninsula Brewery VinAle Grilled fish taco, corn …

Live Your Dream With 100% Wine & Brew Tours

100% Wine & Brew Tours specialise in tours around Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley and the Macedon Ranges. This touring company will let you customise your experience to your vision whether it is simply a luxurious day of cheeses and wines to a mixture of wine, craft brewery’s and a heart-warming lunch located in the most popular of Mornington Peninsula, Macedon Ranges or Yarra Valley regions. Tours start from $60 a head with a minimum group of 8 all the way up to 45 people. The tour includes bus transfers to and from locations which includes pick up and drop off. The tour host will entertain you with games and sing-a-long’s to keep you laughing all day with compliments of the beauty of the venues you will be attending. These tours are perfect for a birthday celebration, hens/bucks night or an end of year work Christmas party. Content wording and images from 100% Wine & Tours We know how much you love wine, so we have partnered up with 100% Wine & Brew Tours this year. …

Wine & Wildlife 2018

Thinking about going away for Queen’s Birthday long weekend? Look no further because Healesville Sanctuary is teaming up with Yarra Valley icons to bring you a gourmet experience with a wild difference! Healesville Sanctuary is just one hour’s drive from Melbourne’s CBD through Victoria’s beautiful wine country. Over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend (9-11 June), Wine & Wildlife will bring you the best in food and wine against the backdrop of the Sanctuary’s stunning bushland setting. From 11am to 4pm each day, six event spaces will showcase a line-up of Yarra Valley wineries, craft beers and ciders with a good helping of delicious locally-sourced warming winter dishes available too. Warm up by roaring open fires and delight your senses with live acoustic music while keepers roam the grounds with some of our furry, feathered and scaly friends for serendipitous wildlife encounters. Plus, visit the Four Pillars Gin pop-up bar – you won’t want to leave with all the G&Ts, mulled wine, cheese and charcuterie on offer. All Wine & Wildlife proceeds directly support Zoos Victoria’s …

Wine & Cheese Festival

Wine and Cheese Fest – A celebration of the Senses Quite literally, a sensory overload is expected to hit again at the Meat Market in North Melbourne on Saturday 17 March 2018. from 10.30am to 7.30pm. The Wine & Cheese Fest is back, and looking to delight all your senses all over again. Is there a better base then combining Wine and Cheese, to start off from on this foodie adventure? There are over 30 quality exhibitors getting ready to happily showcase and share their artisanal products on the day. From wheels of fine cheeses and savoury sauces, to home-style pastries, pickled preserves, smoked and cured meats, luscious desserts and of course a huge array of wine, ciders and beers for all palates, the Wine & Cheese Fest is a tantalizing feast for both the taste buds and smell receptors. With the senses of taste and smell taken care of, the focus will be on the sense of hearing, and as always, the Wine and Cheese Fest is accompanied by live jazz music entertainment as …

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

Melbourne foodies, get ready for a gastronomical heaven at the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival kicking off later this week. Since launching in 1993 with a modest program of 12 events, the festival has grown to over 200 events with something for everyone’s taste. Here’s our pick of the top events you can’t miss which you can still get tickets for: River Graze – 4 March – 6 March Sample the River Graze, kicking off the 2016 Festival’s Opening Weekend. Graze your way through the weekend along the Yarra River with a variety of culinary hot-spots, free entertainment, regional flavours, and water ferries to get you from one spot to another. Gourmet Cinemas – 2 March – 6 March If there’s two things that Melburnians love, it is food and film so when they’re combined, it’s the ultimate Melbourne experience. Each  Gourmet Cinema session will be presented by one of five iconic Melbourne restaurants (Epocha, Le Bon Ton, Mamasita, European and Baby), who will curate a cinematic food journey inspired by a film favourite (The …

Pinot Noir tasting at Meat Fish Wine

Meat Fish Wine have just launched their Wine on Wednesdays evenings to showcase their extensive wine collection (they hold over 650 wines) and the We Know Melbourne team were lucky enough to attend the Pinot Noir evening last night. Set in the beautiful space of the Meat Fish Wine restaurant, the class was held in one of their private function rooms with views over Russell Street. Keeping the class to a small number of people (a maximum of 10 people), the evening was cosy and intimate with a fun, social feeling to the room. Gavin, the director of Operations of Apple & Pears was our wine teacher for the night and he started us off with a 2015 Bird in Hand Sparking Pinot Noir from Adelaide Hills (which was our favourite wine of the night). We didn’t even know that a sparkling Pinot Noir could exist, and that’s what Gavin wanted to show us – Pinot Noirs don’t always have to be that real masculine flavour that we’re used to, they can be a versatile …

Drink a drop with us at Wine on Wednesdays!

Wine, we all love to drink it, but do we know how to tell a good drop from a bad one? If you were to take a blindfold test, would you be able to tell the difference between a shiraz from a cabernet sauvignon, a riesling from the chardonnay? Meat Fish Wine have just launched Wine on Wednesdays where they aim to expand your wine knowledge, because let’s face it we’d all like that extra bit of help when you’re that person that has  to bring to dinner. The courses are designed for all wine enthusiasts, whether you’re a novice wine drinker or full-on wino. Moving through the 8 noble grapes (ten points if you can name them!), the course will discuss the origins of the grape, aliases, what it looks like, where it grows, the ultimate climate for best grape growth and how much of the grape is in production. To finish off the course, you’ll get to taste 6 wines typical of that grape variety. We Know Melbourne Giveaway: Want to enjoy some delicious …