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Squitchy Lane

A Spring visit to Squitchy Lane, a boutique vineyard with an unusual name, focused on making single vineyard wines representing the site and climate.  

"At Squitchy Lane, we work hard in the vineyard to make sure our winemaker doesn’t have to work hard in the winery."

Wantirna Estate Vineyard

It was too good to be true, I saw this tweet by Maryann Egan from Wantirna Estate advising of an open day and started playing with the idea of pay them a visit.  It wasn’t until the actual day that I visited their website and read that Wantirna Estate does two open days over two consecutive Saturday’s in October.  The catch – the open day (according to the website) was only open to mailing list members.  So I did the only conscionable thing, I signed up then and there to the mailing list, packed the camera, grabbed the keys and set off.

Seville Estate

The air when I drove through the gates at Seville Estate was blustery and blowy on the Sunday afternoon in late September.  The wines though, were certainly fragrant and delicious to taste.  But don't take my word for it,

Yarra Yering Vineyard

Since starting the project to visit 60 identified cellar doors within the Yarra Valley wine region, I have had a number of people recommend, including those far more in the know than I, to put Yarra Yering to the top of my list when next going on a winery tourist jaunt.  Being the first vineyard I am visiting in

Coldstream Hills

Entering the cellar door there were a few independent 'winery tourists' like me replacing the tour bus visitors.  I was quickly greeted by Roland, who I was later to learn a long term...

Seville Hill

The week leading up to my trip out to Seville Hill I had read that the winery was hosting a Jazz session on the terraced lawn that coming Sunday, so Sunday 17 November 2013 I drove out to Seville Hill to check it out.  Upon arrival...