In November and during the annual macedon Ranges Wine & Food Festival, Cloud 9 Farm will showcase its artisan wine and hand-made cheese, alongside homemade hungarian goulash made from local lamb. Cloud 9 Farm will also host Woodend’s Beth Shan Preserves, where it will offer tastings of the vineyard’s jams, chutneys and other condiments. alan, Susy and Jacquie Deeble from Cloud 9 Farm, along with anne and Peter Lane from Beth Shan Preserves, will be available to chat to visitors to answer any questions about their sought-after produce. For more details about this year’s festival, follow Cloud 9 Farm on Facebook or Instagram.


Buller Wines continues its renaissance as a leading winemaker of the Rutherglen region, under the watchful eye of chief winemaker, Dave Whyte. on the back of impressive releases in the Balladeer range in 2015, including sangiovese and grenache, Whyte has turned his talents to the Rutherglen speciality of durif. Launching this year, the Balladeer Durif grows beautifully in the ‘sun and soil’ of the Rutherglen region. Durif is rapidly gaining popularity for its intense colour and flavour, and the best examples of this wine come from the historic region of Rutherglen. Drop into the cellar door to taste the latest edition of Buller Wines’ ever expanding range.


The compact design and slimline size of the new Vintec NoIR V20 Wine Cabinet and Beverage Centre are ideal for modern apartment living. Now available in a borderless black glass finish, they also make a sophisticated addition to any designer kitchen. The Wine Cabinet (V20SGEBK, pictured left) can store up to 20 bottles in perfect conditions, and can be set either at the perfect cellaring (12°) or serving temperatures for whites (6–8°C) or reds (16–18°C). The Beverage Centre (V20BVCBK, pictured right) is designed to store beers, soft drinks and mixers as low as 2°C, and has the capacity to store up to two cases of beers (48 bottles). Vintec V20 wine and beer units are the perfect solution for kitchens or home bars with limited space, and are an ideal combination for those who like to entertain in style.

Mia Valley Estate has recently added a sparking riesling to its portfolio. a few years ago, the vineyard decided to graft over some shiraz vines to riesling, as it wanted to produce its own white wine. In 2013, the first riesling was made, but it could not be repeated in 2014 due to bad frost weather conditions, so the Bella Dessert riesling was produced. In 2015, the Weingärtner riesling was made again. It was time for the winery to go a step further and experiment, and in 2016, mia Valley Estate produced the ode to maestro Sparkling Riesling, which is bottle-fermented and hand-disgorged on site. The wine was released in January 2017, and it’s already flying out of the door!


From berry to bottle, Curly Flat Vineyard is a grower, maker and seller, which means its quality wines are produced without compromise. The winery’s passion is always on display in its approach to its cellar door, as the very people who work hands-on at Curly Flat Vineyard will guide you through your tasting. You will hear the accompanying stories behind each wine in the relaxed ambience of the 1880s homestead, which is located onsite at the vineyard. all of these aspects combine into a flawless cellar door experience that visitors regularly rate as their best. This may be the reason why Gourmet Traveller Wine awarded Curly Flat Vineyard the Best Small Cellar Door in the macedon/Sunbury region last year. The winery is thrilled with the award, but would prefer you to make up your own mind, so it invites you to see and taste for yourself. Curly Flat Vineyard is open every weekend, and weekdays by appointment, but jump online for more details!


The next time you visit the mornington Peninsula, keep an eye out for the brand new signage at Wynnton Ridge Vineyard. Nestled on the site of the original dairy farm, which once served the area, the newly refurbished estate boasts a range of historic attractions that have been lovingly restored. The beautiful new gates make the place more welcoming than ever, while the cellar door retains the rustic charm of the original milking shed in which it’s housed.


It’s known that great wine is made in the vineyard, and Soumah of Yarra Valley set out to select an exact location that delivers every advantage of a cool-climate, undulating topography and ancient soils. The vineyard then wanted to bring some focus to its endeavour. after residing overseas for many years, the winery discovered the elegance and honesty of northern Italian wines and food, which has inspired its next venture. Located down a country lane in the Warramate foothills of the Yarra Valley, a hidden gem can be found. Soumah of Yarra Valley sets out to make wine with the charm of northern Italy, but with the provenance of the majestic Yarra Valley. These wines are served in a homely northern Italian trattoria, which serves sumptuous al dente pasta and wood-fired pizzas. You can sit back, relax and enjoy one of the best views in the Yarra Valley, while dreaming of Italy! To experience your little slice of northern Italy, Soumah of Yarra Valley invite you to visit its Trattoria d’ Soumah, which is open every day from 11:30am until 3:00pm.


This November, Cloud 9 Farm will showcase its artisan wine and handmade cheese alongside some of the best local lamb and preserves during the Macedon Ranges Food and Wine Festival.

Cloud 9 Farm is a fourth-generation farming family that will display its Cobaw Meats, as well as Woodend’s Beth Shan Preserves.

Alan, Susy and Jacquie Deeble from Cloud 9 Farm, along with The Gooch family from Cobaw Meats, and Anne and Peter from Beth Shan Preserves, will be available to chat to visitors to answer any questions about their sought- after produce.

For more details follow Cloud 9 Farm on Facebook, Instagram or via the Cloud 9 Farm website.


The story of BDR Vintage started just a few years ago, with a vision to export premium wines. It was soon realised, however, that it would be more beneficial for everyone if the company could promote and sell these wines locally within Victoria before looking overseas, especially the high-end wines from Western Australia.

While pruning during the winter of 2014, it was suggested by a friend who owns a Bendigo vineyard that BDR Vintage should start making wine. They then offered to sell their fruit at the 2015 harvest, and the new Yujo label was born.

Over time, BDR Vintage has become firm friends with some very special people within the wine industry. The company is both friend and supporter of the ten vineyards it represents, which means it is certain the wines it carries are premium and unique blends that are hard to find, but very easy to enjoy.