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Our Xmas and New Year Opening Hours 2017/18

Dec 2017

We’re open every day in December except 19th, 25th and 26th and closing early at 4pm on Christmas Eve (to help Santa get down the chimney).

We’re then open every day til New Year’s Eve and closing early on New Year’s Eve (to celebrate that we’ve made it to the end of the year in one piece).

JAN 2018

We’re closed New Year’s Day and then open every day up to and including 8th Jan.  Then we’re back to business as usual – open 10am to 5pm Thursday to Monday.

Lovely write up in the Yarra Valley & Ranges summer magazine

Nice piece on Eric, our award-winning St Ronan’s Cider and of course our blueberry wine in the latest edition of the Yarra Valley & Ranges Country Life magazine – which has just gone on sale.

This edition is packed full of articles about and interviews with Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges‘ winemakers, including a great piece on our amazing talented female winemakers. Worth a read.

Article on Blueberry Winery in Yarra Valley & Ranges magazine

Pg 2 Article on Blueberry Winery in Yarra Valley & Ranges magazine

We’re taking a week off – 14-22 March 2017

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.

Winter means Pruning and Jam Making

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.