Be pleasantly surprised
Oct15

Be pleasantly surprised

Tucked away in a back lane of Mornington under a marquee, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find a tranquil, friendly and relaxed environment with casual dining. In 2007 Onde Fine Food Café (known as GERRY’S PLACE) was opened with its distinctly unique and quaint Mediterranean style café and gift shop. Onde has become a multi-award winning café, with fabulous staff, Chef Sam (Salvatore) and Emily. Onde offer a great breakfast...

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Crittenden tasting experience takes flight
Oct15

Crittenden tasting experience takes flight

By CAMERON MCCULLOUGH It is hard to imagine a family more ingrained in the peninsula wine industry than the Crittenden’s. Garry Crittenden planted some of the first vines on the peninsula back in 1982. In fact the five acres he planted then doubled the peninsula’s entire planting at the time. Fast forward 33 years, and the peninsula boasts approximately 1600 acres of vines in what is now a renowned wine making region of the...

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Phat Brats and Red Hill Brewery team up for Oktoberfest
Sep17

Phat Brats and Red Hill Brewery team up for Oktoberfest

Pull out your lederhosen and start practicing your German accent because on October 10th and 11th, Red Hill Brewery are teaming up with Red Gum BBQ to celebrate Oktoberfest. You won’t need to journey all the way to Munich for this one-off event, just to Red Hill, Victoria’s picturesque peninsula packed with artisan producers, vineyards, orchards and of course, beer. In Red Hill Brewery’s 4th Oktoberfest, visitors can expect Red Hill...

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New menu, new vibe, same great service
Sep16

New menu, new vibe, same great service

By MELISSA WALSH It’s all happening at Rose GPO Hotel where the last six weeks has seen a huge refurbishment taking place. Owner Sam Austen says it’s been seven years since they took over and it was time for a change. “We have completely refitted the front of the venue with new floors, new furniture, bar tops and new lighting. The bar tops are made from recycled hardwood timber and the new industrial copper leaf lighting gives a warm...

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A truffling experience
Aug06

A truffling experience

By MELISSA WALSH   Pictures: YANNI They’re ugly, they’re lumpy and intoxicating, and the most profitable legal crop you can grow. If you’ve ever watched a MasterChef episode you’ll know that I’m talking about truffles, that elusive element used with just a pinch, often finely shaved onto a dish, and served in the most exclusive restaurants. When the cold winter mist sets over the mountains of Red Hill, that’s when truffle hunters...

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Brewers Choice Weekend
Jul09

Brewers Choice Weekend

Get your hands on The Brewer’s secret stash. The annual Beerfest! Is on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 July, 11am-6pm both days. This annual event just keeps getting bigger and better. The Brewer has been forced to share his secret stash of aged and limited edition ales. 10 specialty, award winning ales will be on tap for one weekend only in July. Beers featured include multiple years of Imperial Stout, cask conditioned beers, beer on hand...

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