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Food, Travel

The Red Series - Best Wines of Western Victoria

Distinguished winemakers from the Grampians and Pyrenees will gather in Ballarat on Saturday 30th July as the city plays host to The Red Series, a showcasing of the finest wines from Western Victoria. Held at the historic Ballarat Mining Exchange, wine-lovers can discover the rich history of winemaking across the two regions, sample some of their best drops and take home a bottle or two to enjoy in their own time.

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Epic Dinner at Cirrus Dining in Sydney

When it comes to seafood restaurants in Australia, Cirrus Dining has to be around the top of the tree. I was able to enjoy an epic dinner at this waterside restaurant at Barangaroo in Sydney with foodie friends. It was great to see Barangaroo itself teaming with life, and the excitement of VIVID Sydney a futher attraction for those venturing out in Sydney.

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Staycation Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley

Balgownie Estate is an impressive resort destination, featuring Balgownie Suites, new Cellar Door, Restaurant 1309 and Day Spa. We were invited to experience the luxury accomodation and dining in the new restaurant. If you're looking for a staycation in the Yarra Valley, or even in Victoria, this is a great option!

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Launch of Hubert Estate in Yarra Valley

Stunning world class Hubert Estate has launched in the Yarra Valley, a visionary and fabulous partnership between Ryan Hospitality Group and Treasury Premium Brands. We were invited to the launch and experienced a culinary journey with bespoke menu created by Hubert Estate's Executive Chef Michael Smith, paired with the finest wines from St Hubert's.

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Staycation at new impressive Mercure Melbourne Doncaster

Accor has welcomed a new era of Mercure Hotel with the eagerly awaited opening of Mercure Melbourne Doncaster. We were invited along to experience this exciting new accomodation offering in Melbourne's east. The new establishment showcases an indulgent design, market leading innovation, and authentic guest engagement, introducing a new path of an upper midscale hotel in the region.

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Staycation at Mercure Bendigo Schaller

Mercure Bendigo Schaller is a standout boutique hotel perfect for your next staycation and base to explore the many delights of Bendigo. I was invited to spend a night Mercure Bendigo Schaller and check out Bendigo, and was impressed on arrival with quality artwork everywhere, the engaging staff, and my free drink at the bar. 

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Food, Travel, Arts

Melbourne Skydeck Re-launches with world-class Voyager Theatre & Bar88

One of Melbourne’s most heightened experiences has relaunched (and we were invited to the launch) with a multi-million-dollar redevelopment including world class The Melbourne Skydeck Voyager Theatre, new Bar88 and a new name and brand. Melbourne Skydeck, formerly the Eureka Skydeck, is the highest observation platform in the Southern Hemisphere, and is still the best way to discover Melbourne from a dizzying height. It’s Melbourne, on another level.

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Launch of Postcards New Episodes in 2021

Postcards is back and we are loving the new series at 5.30pm on Sundays on Channel 9. We celebrated the return of iconic show Postcards with an awesome launch event at Gingerboy restaurant with cast members, Channel 9 execs and media. 

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Staycation at Mitchelton Airstream Hotel in Nagambie

The Mitchelton Airstream Hotel is a superb premium luxury staycation in regional Victoria, and we were privileged to experience the benefits.  Seven full-size, sparkling-new Airstream RVs adorn the Estate to offer a gorgeous stay for guests all year-round. Situated just a short stroll from the Mitchelton Hotel, guests who choose to stay in the Airstreams have their own deck area with furniture – perfect for cosy nights in the great outdoors or a cooked breakfast treat at sunrise.

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New Outdoor Dining at Fowles Wine

One of the most popular wineries to visit in Victoria, Fowles Wine’s new cellar door sits amidst acres of sprawling lawns and gardens, just 90 minutes from Melbourne.  Recently, Fowles has set a new benchmark in outdoor dining in regional Victoria.

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Wine by Sam a must visit winery in Seymour

Wine by Sam is a must visit winery in Seymour, with Sam Plunkett one of the finest winemakers in the country. Have you ever travelled up the Hume Highway looking for a winery to stop by and indulge? We highly recommend a visit to Wine by Sam on your tour. It's amazing to see the progress of Wine by Sam in a relatively short period of time as one of the best wineries in Victoria. As Wine by Sam celebrates its seventh year, founders Sam Plunkett and Bronwyn Dunwoodie have proven the once relatively unknown region of Seymour is a big hitter in Australia’s wine industry.

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Dinner The Stables at Stones and Staycation The Farmhouse at Meletos

Dinner at The Stables at Stones followed by accomodation at The Farmhouse at Meletos is the perfect premium Yarra Valley staycation. The Stables at Stones restaurant has been gaining acclaim with its degustation dinner menus; fine technique, bold flavours, with seasonal and local produce to the fore. The World Loves Melbourne was invited to experience the Stables degustation followed by a night in The Farmhouse at Meletos (exceptional Tuscan style luxury accomodation), capped off with a regional produce breakfast in the adjoining Meletos cafe.

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