Monthly Archives: March 2019

Yass Valley Autumn Harvest Escape

Autumn is the best time of year in the Canberra region—not too hot, not too cold, and with the beautiful autumnal colours of the trees and countryside, what better time to get out and about to explore the cool climate wines, cosy restaurants, and history of the Yass Valley.

It’s all happening in April with Canberra Wine Week and the Makers of Murrumbateman—Harvest Hamper Trail which includes hampers in the vines, degustations, barrel tasting, lunches, gourmet platters, and much more! So sit back, lock in your events, and enjoy your autumn harvest escape!

gourmet platter

Tasty gourmet platters.

Canberra Wine Week offers up an amazing selection of events to choose from including tastings, festivals, lunches and dinners, grape stomping, wine tours, meet the makers, and smooth entertainment. Enjoy special offers from a couple of our faves with dinner at Gryphons Caffe Bar (courtesy Kerralee Wines Murrumbateman) and the Long Lunch at Lerida Estate Wines (Lake George).

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Wine tasting at Kerralee Wines Murrumbateman.

On the Makers of Murrumbateman Hamper Trail you can enjoy wine pies at Dionysus Winery, book a picnic hamper with dips, cheese, cold meats, tomatoes, olives, bread and crackers at Eden Road Wines, indulge in gourmet platters in the barrel room at McKeller Ridge, or you can try bottling your own wine at Murrumbateman Winery, plus much more. And, if that wasn’t enough to tempt your tastebuds, get your hamper trail passport stamped at only three participating venues (pick up your passport at your first port of call) to go in the draw to win a super hamper chock full of locally produced goodies!

If wine and great food doesn’t tickle your taste buds, there’s heaps more happening including stunning artworks by local artists such as Hillgrove Pottery, Creators Nest, Gundaroo Collectors and the newly re-opened Crisp Galleries. You can also explore the 19th Century architecture and heritage listed buildings in Yass and the surrounding region, plus walking trails in Yass, Gundaroo, and Binalong.

picnic in the vines

Picnic in the vines.

And, seriously, who doesn’t love coming face-to-face with cute furry animals? At One Tree Hill Alpaca Farm you can take a guided walk through the farm, meet the alpacas, and stop in at the Farm Shop for a range of hand dyed and alpaca yarns and gifts. Book the 2.5 hour Aussie Alpaca Adventure to hand feed the alpacas, take them for a walk and give them a cuddle, and have short lesson in dying yard and how to skirt a fleece.

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Cuteness overload!

Click here for more information on current and upcoming events in the Yass Valley.

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Flats by fletcherLovell

To paraphrase the gorgeous Joanna Lumley … ‘I hate wearing high heels. When you’re older why would you want to wear shoes like that?’

Well, you don’t have to. fletcherLovell is a local Canberra shoe designer of flats—that’s right, flats. You know, the ones you can slip on and off with ease, walk into the city at lunch time in, or dance all night in—if that’s your preference. And, with a stunning range of colours and styles, you can have a pair for every outfit, especially now they’re on SALE!

fletcherLovell has a whole new range about to be released and needs room for new stock, so she’s selling her current range of flats at 50 per cent off (that’s half price!) until the end of March 2019. Take a look at some of her current range and tell me you’re not interested …

Caitlin in leather

Caitlin in check leather

Isla in 'superwoman' red

Isla in ‘superwoman’ red

Betty in classic black

Betty in classic Chanel black

Ally for fun!

Ally for fun! And with an adjustable tie for a perfect fit

To get your 50 per cent off just put in FLATSJOY at the checkout. Happy dancing!