Geelong Regional Report 2022

Geelong Regional Report 2022

Positioned at the start of the Great Ocean Road the Geelong region is located west of Melbourne close to Port Phillip Bay and Bass Strait. The region has long been a popular tourist destination and has Melbourne’s second airport on its fringe. In the late 19th Century...
Varietal Review 2021- Riesling

Varietal Review 2021- Riesling

I recently attended a get together of the notorious DWA (Daylesford Wine Appreciation Group) at Winespeake in town. Resident expert ‘Som’ Jeremy Shiell put on four different expressions of riesling from their great range of wines and it resonated with me that I needed...
Winery in focus – Curly Flat

Winery in focus – Curly Flat

Curly Flat was established in 1989 by Phillip Moraghan and Jenifer Kolkka. Together they built up an enviable estate up until 2017 when winemaker Philip left for pastures new and Jeni became the sole owner. She wisely employed winemaker Matt Harrop, who had built a...
Varietal Review 2021- Chardonnay

Varietal Review 2021- Chardonnay

In preparation for the 7th edition I’ve completed a review of chardonnay. This versatile grape variety allows the winemaker to demonstrate all the tricks of the trade, and whilst fads and fashions come and go, chardonnay remains ever-popular. Key Facts AKA also...
Heathcote

Heathcote

The region of Heathcote in Central Victoria has been long lauded as the next ‘big thing’, but has it reached its potential? Let’s find out. Heathcote shares it origins, like much of Central Victoria, with the discovery of gold. It was the scene of one of the shortest,...