We’re fortunate enough to have some lovely things written about our winery. Here is a sampling of the latest reviews.
Homelife: Four of the Best Coastal Getaways29 December 2012
Originally published in Homelife.
The smell of fresh seafood, rolling hills and beautiful beach breaks – the perfect coastal weekend escape might be right around the corner.
Eyre Peninsula, SA
Locals proudly call the Eyre Peninsula the seafood capital of Australia — and with good reason. Fresh seafood is one of the main commodities here, but the natural landscape is another great draw.
Visitors can explore the Port Lincoln, Coffin Bay and Gawler Ranges national parks, or marvel at the coastline where gentle bays sit by surf breaks and high cliffs. Hidden in the hills behind Port Lincoln is Tanonga Luxury Eco Lodges, which offers two secluded ultra-modern cottages.
Something of a hippie mecca in the 1960s, Denmark — a small town around five hours’ drive south of Perth — has since become a haven for holidaymakers while retaining an eco-conscious attitude.
Visitors can swim in sheltered rock pools in William Bay National Park, plant their beach umbrella in the powdery white sand of Cosy Corner beach in nearby Torbay, or wander 40 metres above ground along the tree-top walk through the Valley of the Giants, a forest of ancient red tingle trees, in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park.
South Coast, NSW
An easy three-hour drive from Sydney and two-and-a-half hours from Canberra, the coastline here offers a mix of safe swimming spots, pumping surf breaks and untouched national parks. There’s also a great food and fine dining scene. Cupitt’s Winery in Ulladulla offers a French-influenced menu, dreamy views across vineyards to the Budawang Ranges, and a stay in the restored 19th-century cottage.
If you’re after a little celebrity cred, you can’t go past Bannisters, a boutique hotel on a cliff above Mollymook Beach, where UK chef Rick Stein operates a seafood restaurant.
On the Bellarine Peninsula, about half an hour from Geelong, Queenscliff retains much of its charm and historic character. Surfing, fishing and sailing are high on the agenda here, as is an afternoon spent checking out cafés along Hesse Street or admiring the boats at the recently developed Queenscliff Harbour marina.