A Quality Wine And Food Appreciators Heaven At Rutherglen Estates

We have been making a few visits to the central township of Rutherglen of late, checking out the relatively new Cellar Door and Art Gallery at Rutherglen Estate Wines – one of the oldest Rutherglen Wineries and the largest vineyard development in the region. Just recently, the Cellar door section of the R.E/Tuileries complex building has had a revamp, turning the the Cellar Door in to a joint venture with Aboriginal Art collector Hans Sip to create an Aboriginal Exhibitions Gallery. I quite enjoy wandering around an art gallery, feasting my eyes on unusual, dramatic, storytelling works of art, I also love myself a glass of rich, velvety, full bodied dry red! So I needn’t explain why this Gallery and Cellar Door combo tickles my fancy.

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Jones Winery Rutherglen Introduce A New Chef Who Brings A Foreign And Modern Influence To The Table.

Passionate, 5 generation Winemaker, Mandy Jones excitedly announces that the Jones Winery and Vineyard Restaurant Rutherglen has recently welcomed a new chef, former Albury resident Briony Bradford - Briony's approach to cooking is French inspired and evolves with the seasons as she writes her menu based on what is fresh and ready to use in the region at the time. Her experience in the kitchen spans over 15 years and her niche in French cuisine was derived after having worked along side and been mentored by some of the best in the businesss

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Circa 1936 - The Spa

Expect nothing less than pure pampering and relaxation in an Asian inspired spa, maintaining nothing but the highest standards. There is nothing clinical about this amazing niche in the bottom floor of the Circa 1936 hotel.

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The Bold, Elegant And Inimitable - Circa 1936

Circa 1936, the near century old heritage building originally erected to house the former Rural Bank of NSW, where you walk in off of your typical country town ‘Main Street’ and are immediately welcomed in to an unfamiliar, unforeseen yet astonishing space that resembles that of the 20th century, taking you back in time as it holds its historical significance but has been fantastically modernised in a way that gives the building new life, vibrance and cultural diversity using foreign art and decor – completely contrasting from the outside world.

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Circa 1936 - The Hotel

The result of two amazing minds being fused together after years of experience in the Hotel design and Day Spa industry conceived the concept of Circa – A small collection (the end goal) of Luxury Hotels that exemplify elegance, uniqueness and superiority compared to your typical 5-star Hotel. The absolute stand out, and key feature, in my opinion was the staff, their professionalism, enthusiasm and their “19th Century service”.

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The Self Contained Mini Shack In Victorias Country Side Giving You A True Off The Grid Experience!

If you need an escape from the demanding, hectic hustle that is your day to day routine, the one that makes you want to tear your hair out and throw your mobile phone in the water to exclude yourself from reality at times, there's no need! The Shacky, perched up in the centre of a beautiful, secluded and incredibly tranquil Olive Grove in Victorias stunning country side is literally off the grid! no reception to be found unless you wander up the top of the surrounding hills - this may freak some people out, but to me it was so perfect! Sayonara frustrating work calls, spammy emails and calendar notifications setting your daily schedule out for you from the minute you wake up.

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A Weekend Getaway To One Of The Most Beautiful Towns I Ever Did See!

Spring is certainly a wonderful time of the year in Country Victoria; there's nothing more beautiful than healthy, green landscapes, blossoming flora, the smell of sun showers on the warm soil and people mowing their lawns, maintaining their blooming gardens in preparation to start spending more time outdoors now that the weather is more mild. Any wonder Spring is the popular season for weddings! One place I find particularly beautiful, especially at this time of the year is Bright in North-East Victorias High Country. 

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The Perfect Weekend 4WD Trip To A Scenic Winter Wonderland

This month friends and I went on a road trip South-East of Yarrawonga/Mulwala to Victorias beautiful High Country. On a fine, sunny Winters Saturday morning we headed down through Benalla onto the Midland Highway passing through Swanpool, past Lake Nillahcootie, through Mansfield and onto Mt Buller Road - High Country bound.

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City Street Art brought to Country Victoria

I was recently lucky enough to witness some street art being plastered all over the walls of Benalla Victoria (Roughly a 45 minute drive South of Yarrawonga) by both local and Melbourne artists at this years Wall to Wall Festival. The Art Festival is a community development program with a focus on building stronger and more diverse communities by using a more hands on approach to regional art and development, encouraging people from Benalla and the broader community to participate. The age demographic at this years festival ranged from children as young as five being given the chance to create little pieces of art themselves at the Benalla Art Gallery, to adults up to 90 years old taking part in the guided street art tours throughout the town. 

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