Sunday, 2 August 2015
2014 will be the release of our 12th vintage of Tempranillo and after a recent tasting of each vintage by the team here, no one was left with any doubt that this variety is magnificently suited to our site. The 2014 vintage has clear varietal character, delicacy and aromatics with pleasing fruit weight. To help launch the Tempranillo, cellar door will be offering braised Cowra Lamb and Rosemary pies kindly made by our friends at Pod Food in Pialligo to enjoy with a glass of Tempranillo.
$20 per person this will be available all weekend subject to availability.
Cellar Door & Café Lerida Open 10.00am-5.00pm
FREE tasting of full range of current wines.
FREE Live music 12.30pm-3.00pm.
Café Lerida serves breakfast, lunch and morning/afternoon tea.
For menu see www.leridaestate.com.au
For more info, click here
Bookings on 6295 6640
Do the Lake George Range walk to the highest point on the Lake George Range. Great views of Lake George and the Federal Highway winding its way to Sydney. Walking shoes with good gripping soles required. It is advisable to bring a bottle of water, and a warm jacket if it is going to be chilly.
Revealing the Rothschild Prayer Book c. 1505–1510 from the Kerry Stokes Collection @ National Library of Australia
The Rothschild Prayer Book, an early sixteenth-century book of hours owned for many years by the famous Rothschild family, was produced during the last great flourishing of manuscript illumination. This Renaissance masterpiece includes paintings of unsurpassed beauty and refined execution by some of the most sought-after Flemish illuminators of the early sixteenth century, including Gerard Horenbout and Simon Bening. Among its highlights are splendid paintings of popular saints such as Mary Magdalen, shown with the vase of ointment with which tradition says she anointed Christ. With 67 full-page miniatures, the prayer book is decorated throughout with illusionistic borders strewn with flowers and insects and biblical and mythical characters. Background landscapes and interior settings are rich in realistic detail. Acquired for the Kerry Stokes Collection in January 2014, this superb example of Flemish book illumination will be on public display for the first time ever, in the Treasures Gallery. A selection of the National Library’s own medieval and Renaissance treasures will complement the Rothschild Prayer Book. The display takes visitors on a journey from illuminated manuscripts to a printed leaf from Gutenberg’s Bible, via a tenth-century music fragment and the important fourteenth-century Chertsey Cartulary from the Library’s Clifford Collection. The display also coincides with the success of a major fundraising appeal to digitise, conserve and research the Library’s early manuscript treasures. It is a not-to-be-missed experience for lovers of illuminated manuscripts and rare books.
On Monday night, the bright and beautiful of Canberra’s hospitality industry gathered at the National Convention Centre to celebrate the 2015 Australian Hotels Association Annual Awards. It was a brilliant night, with everyone dressed to the ‘nines’ and ready to celebrate what has been an amazing year for Canberra venues. Plenty of friends of OutInCanberra were recognised for their efforts. Here are just a few of the worthy recipients.