Category: Drink

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The Currant Shed; McLaren Flat

Somehow, the Currant Shed has been the best kept secret in the McLaren Vale region for a long time. It is one of my absolute favourite restaurants in the state let alone the Fleurieu Peninsula, and our most recent dining experience reminded me just how amazing a long boozy lunch can be.                Continue Reading

The General Wine Bar & Kitchen

After a couple of visits recently, I’ve finally sat down to write about the experience we have (thoroughly) enjoyed at The General Wine Bar and Kitchen in Mclaren Flat! A much welcomed new watering hole and restaurant in its own right.   As soon as you walk into the General you get a sense for the passionate and friendly energyContinue Reading

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Coming Soon: ‘The General’ Wine Bar and Kitchen, McLaren Flat

  Locals, and not-so-locals; get excited. “The General” wine bar and kitchen is set to open its doors late November; and we can’t wait! This project is the brain-child of long term friends; winemaker Ben Riggs, Brad Rey and Chef Ben Sommariva (formerly of Pennys hill Kitchen Door and Finos Willunga). For years they have wanted to create a placeContinue Reading

Wirra Wirra Winery; Mclaren Vale

One of my Favourite McLaren Vale wineries has proved once again, why it is just that. With a cellar door face-lift, and the new addition “Harry’s Deli”; we just had to make a visit!   As you enter the grand wooden doors, you are immediately embraced by a warm and comforting vibe. There’s modern touches, high exposed-beam ceilings, timber galore, moodyContinue Reading

Maxwell Wines; Ellen Street Restaurant

With a new head chef, new season, and new menu; We just had to get to the Ellen Street Restaurant at Maxwell Wines.   It was a cold wintery day and the cellar door fireplace was roaring, making for the perfect cosy corner to sit back, taste some wines, and indulge in the Chef’s tasting menu.   The degustation kickedContinue Reading

Altar Bistro; Willunga

As the seasons change, so do the menus in our wonderful restaurants. I took the opportunity to try the new Autumn menu at Altar Bistro one cool sunny Sunday afternoon, and was very impressed.   After spending years in some of England’s best restaurants, preparing delicate, fiddly and minimalistic dishes, the owner and head chef Shane decided it was timeContinue Reading

Rosey’s Café Aldinga

Aldinga has really become the place to be in the last 12-18 months, and just to add to the mix of thriving businesses; Rosey’s Café has moved in to town!   Sister Café to Rosey’s in Unley, Rosey’s Aldinga has already made its mark as a go-to destination for all-day breakfasts, great coffee, and good vibes.        Continue Reading

d’Arenberg Winery

For generations, d’Arenberg winery has been an icon and shining example of the Mclaren Vale wine region. It has a rich history and boasts a proud tradition of family based business, whilst continuing to push the envelope and be a pioneer in modern-day wine making. The “d’Arry’s Verandah” restaurant has quite the stellar reputation; and this week I was ableContinue Reading

Breathe Events; The Ultimate Outdoor Yoga Experience

  When I read about the Breathe Events ‘Breathe In the Vines’ shindig: I saw outdoor yoga: “Okaaaaay…..” I saw Fox Creek Winery: “I’m listening…..” I saw From Humble Grounds Coffee: “Tell me more…..” I saw Picnic (with wine): “SOLD!”   With a slightly more sporting and weight lifting background; I’m about as flexible as a concrete slab. So IContinue Reading

The Currant Shed

The Currant Shed has been on my to-do list for some time now….. Now that I have experienced the food, wine, and service for myself; I can honestly say The Currant Shed needs to be on everyone’s list!   Here’s why.   Upon arrival we were greeted by the new Restaurant Manager Josh. Coming from Restaurant Orana in Adelaide, with aContinue Reading