That’s right – we’re finally having the holiday we didn’t have over Christmas and New Year. It’s been a busy time what with vintage following on from school holidays so we’re looking forward to a week off together on the beach. So – make a note in your diaries – we’ll be closing from 14 – 22 March, re-opening on Thursday 23rd.
While Eric’s out there in all weather, pruning, I’m happy as Larry in the toasty warm kitchen, making up batches of jam! Eric’s Mum passed on her jam making recipes to me years ago which are considered ‘family heirlooms’ and they are always my go to recipe, however I do have a bit of a ‘thing’ about jam making books!
Don’t look at me like that!! I know – it’s not uncommon for people to collect things, but books on jam making?! I suppose it’s quite niche! I can see seven jam books here in the kitchen! It’s got to the point that Eric has implemented a new rule – 1 in, 1 out!
I can totally justify it in my head – after all ‘it’s for work’ – and it is. I currently make nine jams which we sell in the cellar door (and here online) and I’m toying with making a new marmalade. A citrus marmalade, with pink lime, grapefruit, lemons – ooh, I can taste how tart and zingy it’s going to be already.
It’s not every day you get a visit from a TV personality wanting to shoot a VW commercial at your winery – here’s Ben chatting to some Yarra Valley establishments including our owner Eric about our fruit and production at our Yarra Valley Blueberry Winery.
Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to thank your Mum for all that she does for you, by treating her to a gift or a day out with you. And here at the Blueberry Winery we’ve a bunch of gorgeous ideas for what you could get your Mum. Here goes:
Does she love pickles, jellies, jams and relishes? We make our own here at the winery and have 11 varieties for you to choose from. They come in a lovely box of 6 so you can buy all jams, all relishes, 6 of one type or a mystery box of all sorts for her. Click here to order your box now – we recommend buying before 24 April so we can ship them off in plenty of time to reach your Mum in time for Mother’s Day on 8 May.
Or, is she a cider fan? If so, snap up one of terrific deals on our cases of old style St Ronan’s cider bottles. Down from $300 to $125 it’s a bargain as well as a great gift for your cider loving Mum. These have to be purchased from our cellar door in Healesville – but call and buy it over the phone now and then drive up and collect it at your leisure. Only a few left, be warned!
If she’s a fan of our blueberry wines, you could put together a mixed case of all types for her, which would make an amazing gift. Imagine her opening the box and pulling out bottle after bottle of different types of blueberry wines – she’ll definitely feel loved and special this Mother’s Day.
If you’re in the area on Sunday 8 May, bring your Mum up to the winery, and treat her to a light lunch with a sip of something. If it’s chilly, the fire will be lit and you know there’ll be a warm welcome from Alison and a big Happy Mother’s Day from all at the winery.