Arrrhhhh me mateys, Dawn & Samantha thoroughly enjoyed their 3 night stay at La Maison over the Queens Birthday weekend a.k.a Winery Walkabout in Rutherglen.
A couple of months ago it was announced I was one of the fourteen diverse local enterprises selected to feature as representatives of the strength, breadth and diversity of Indigo Shire businesses. I have been featured with photographs and an interview on Facebook, the Indigo Shire website and in a range of Indigo Shire publications. Indigo Shire small businesses are not only a vital part of our economy, they provide the rich and unique fabric which helps define our region as the special place it has become for our residents and visitors alike. I couldn't agree more. Here is the link to the Shire interview if interested to learn more..
Bet that got your attention! Yes, several times through the year I go over to the Gapsted Big Shed Wine Sale and there are plenty of bargains to bag (or bottle). Visit the Gapsted Winery website for dates, then contact me and book a room or two for a couple of nights. Multiple night stays at La Maison earn guests a complimentary bottle of red or white wine. Can highly recommend lunch at Gapsted Winery too, excellent food, views and service.
The Buller family’s new Cellar Door at historic Cannobie Est. 1858, is owned and operated by third generation winemaker Andrew Buller. Cannobie Homestead is located within Rutherglen’s winemaking precinct just 2.5 km from the town centre. The rail trail will get you there by bike, and its an easy walk too when the weather is good.
The homestead and gardens allow visitors to relax and enjoy the rural vistas from the homestead’s sweeping veranda and majestic 100 year old shade trees, an open fire welcomes guests in the cooler months. My friend Alan and I enjoyed brilliant winter sunshine whilst enjoying a Rutherglen red, caramelised figs (by Wicked Virgin Olives) and a creamy blue cheese.
The new bike, walking path and landscaping around the Wine Bottle commenced on the 10th April 201 and wow what a difference it has made. I, like my many guests, have enjoyed the new path and cannot wait to see all the crepe myrtles in flower next summer.
With the cooler months now upon us is there nothing better than a big bowl of warming soup and crusty bread to replenish the soul! My friend Melissa and I enjoyed a big bowl of Laurel's cauliflower, pear and blue cheese soup a couple of weeks ago after a 12km walk in preparation for our Camino (Frances) in Spain in a few months time. It hit the spot!
Your host Kellie-Anne