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Napa Valley Day 6
Date: 27-07-2013

The first visit this morning is to Domain Chandon in Napa proper.  It is a little hidden away to start with but once you find your way through the car park it is a nice setting and the only winery… Read More.
Napa Valley Day 5
Date: 27-07-2013

Today we are leaving St Helena for Napa but three tastings first!! Our first stop is Chateau Montelena, the winery featured in the hit movie for wine buffs 'Bottle Shock' .  This is a treat and the winery that really… Read More.
Napa Valley Day 4
Date: 26-07-2013

Wednesday was a great day starting with a long walk around town - good for the body, the soul and an opportunity to see some of St Helena up close...very worthwhile! Our first tasting was at Bennett Lane in Calistoga. … Read More.
Napa Valley Day 3
Date: 26-07-2013

Today we visited Charles Krug who are the other and long estranged half of the Mondavi Family!  The winery opens at 10:30 so a later start for us which was lovely!! The drive through the Napa Valley is very picturesque… Read More.
Napa Valley Day 2
Date: 24-07-2013

The morning of day 2 and we are on our way to Oakville and the Robert Mondavi Winery (more here).  Robert was responsible for the major push to label wines by variety rather than region as it is done in… Read More.
Napa Valley Day 1
Date: 23-07-2013

Wine Pourings has arrived in the Napa Valley!  After a 90minute drive from San Francisco the valley narrows and the vines start to appear.  It has a similar feel to the Clare Valley in Australia with lots of hills and very… Read More.
The Annual Wine Event
Date: 02-07-2013

Every year we get together with some good friends and have a big wine dinner. We showcase some of the best wines in the cellar and match them to a suitable selection of food. Usually there are one or two… Read More.
Queensland Chardonnay Tasting
Date: 19-06-2013

A great event yesterday tasting predominantly Queensland, Granite Belt, Chardonnays. The 9 Queensland Chardonnays were tasted blind up against wines from Tasmania, Margaret River and France. There are some seriously good Queensland Chardonnays, and some not so good, across a… Read More.
Yarra Valley Wine Dinner
Date: 07-06-2013

Yarra Valley Wine Dinner   Read More.
Australian First Families of Wine
Date: 08-05-2013

Unlocked This will be the biggest wine event in Brisbane this year. When we went to last year's event in Sydney we were amazed at the scale of the event which is beyond any other wine event we have been… Read More.

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