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December 3, 2016

Must Visit Local Cellar Doors

15/03/2016 by Alex Dickens

As we head into Autumn, now is a great time to try some of the amazing cool-climate wines on offer throughout the Canberra region. I’m sure that you’ve seen them on the shelves of your local Bottle-O, but it’s about time that you find our where your favourite Canberra drop comes from. Here are five sure fire wins for an Autumn cellar door tasting in the Canberra region. __________________________________________ Shaw Vineyard 34 Isabel Dr, Murrumbateman


Great Canberra Wine Dinner at Bicicletta Restaurant

02/03/2016 by OutInCanberra

In celebration of Canberra’s good food month, Peppers Gallery Hotel are hosting the Great Canberra Wine Dinner in Bicicletta Restaurant. The menu will feature great Canberra wines, highlighting the region’s very best labels. Join award- winning wine critic, Nick Stock, and Canberra’s very own Bryan Martin (acclaimed local winemaker, author and food critic for the Canberra Times) as they showcase wines from eight of the region’s best winemakers matched to a 4 course menu expertly prepared by Executive Chef Rajib Ahmed.


November at Lerida Estate is all about great Shiraz and groovy Jazz.

27/10/2015 by OutInCanberra

Lerida Estate on the Federal Highway at Lake George is one of the most attractive wineries in the Canberra District. With an architect-designed winery, a picturesque vineyard on the lower slopes of the Cullerin Range and a magnificent view of Lake George and the Capital Wind Farm from the winery – it is a must-visit destination.


The Four Tonne Project: making a grape difference

30/09/2015 by Kate Walker

The story of The Four Tonne Project made up of Collector Wines, Eden Road Wines and Four Winds Vineyard. Flicking through Facebook notifications the other night, a friend’s post caught my eye – questions about my love of wine and my ability to help support refugees. What an interesting combination. A couple of clicks later and what emerged was a story about Sarah, grapes galore, neighbours joining forces and a project oozing community goodness. And right on our city’s doorstep. I had to know more.


Experience the Kosciuszko region… road trip!

08/07/2015 by Madeleine Hill

Beanie, gloves, thermals…check. Updated playlists, sunnies and a great car companion…check! These are the makings of an awesome road trip to the snowy mountain regions of NSW, specifically Mt Kosciuszko. Neighbour to arguably some of the best ski fields in Australia, there are many trails, summit hikes (dependant on the weather), and mountain-immersed lookouts to visit, and a fabulous break from the normal winter weekend.


Tastes of Two Regions Expo This Weekend

30/06/2015 by OutInCanberra

This Sunday, Canberrans will convene for the Tastes of Two Regions event at QT Canberra. For only $30.00, guests will be treated to the very best of the Rutherglen and King Valley regions. With over 100 wines available to taste, and some of the very best produce from Northern Victoria to try, it will be ‘foodie heaven’ in the heart of the ACT.


Alto Olive Oils Dinner at Sage Dining Rooms

30/06/2015 by OutInCanberra

Sage Dining Rooms and ALTO Olives together with Lark Hill Wines invites you to celebrate the launch of the 2015 New Season Extra Virgin Olive Oils with a beautiful feast for the senses. Damian Brabender will be cooking a unique menu based around local, seasonal produce, which will be prepared and served with each of ALTO's freshly pressed new season oils.


A festival of flavours at next month's Tastes of Two Regions

23/06/2015 by OutInCanberra

The Rutherglen wine region has a very rich history. It all started sometime in the 1840s when Lindsay Brown selected a plot of land for the first four acres of what would become one of Australia’s best-known wine regions. ‘Dig gentleman dig, but no deeper than six inches, for there is more gold to be won from the top six inches than from all of the depths below.’


The Tastes of Two Regions Winter Treat

02/06/2015 by OutInCanberra

QT Hotel is playing host to a winter treat that will have you looking to clear your wine cellar for the new season’s vintages. From 10.00am until 4.00pm on Sunday 5 July, The Tastes of Two Regions Wine and Food Expo will help you stock up for the long winter ahead.


Escape to Rutherglen for a Winery Walkabout

11/05/2015 by OutInCanberra

Did you know that the Queen’s Birthday weekend is the last long weekend until... uh…late September? How depressing is that?? The great news about long weekends is that they give you time to get out of town and explore sites you might not have seen. If you haven’t taken the three-hour drive to Rutherglen, you’re missing out on one of the best wine growing regions of Australia one with rich history and delicious food to match the rolling vineyards. And then there’s the Winery Walkabout!