Events

NEFF Dinner Party Series – Celebrating the Yarra Valley | Offsite | POSTPONED

NEFF’s brand new showroom in South Melbourne is being transformed into an intimate experience of Victoria’s Yarra Valley wine region - and you’re invited. Book your seat at the table for a food experience led by esteemed chef Sophie Storen, with a selection of our Yarra Valley wines to match. All guests will also receive…

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News

COVID-19 UPDATE: AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM ROB DOLAN AND THE TEAM

First and foremost – thank YOU! We have all been inundated with messages of support, crafty new suggestions of ways we can continue to keep you guys in supply of a good drop; and of course, our most sincere gratitude to those making good use of our free shipping offer by SUPPORTINGSMALL.   In line…

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Black Fingernails – Red Wine

Meet Nicholas and Colleen, A couple who met in Luxembourg in high school, got married, worked in the financial industry (obviously), quit their jobs (obviously) and in 2012 moved to Burgundy to make wine!   In the heart of the Côte-d’Or lies the little village of Savigny-lès-Beaune. This is where Nic and Colleen set up…

by Luke McNamara | Cellar / Cellar Door Sales
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Chasing Autumn

Anyone who knows even the slightest thing about me, knows that I am the coldest person I know. I’m a total wuss, and I own it. For the past 4 years I have been so very fortunate that Rob has let me take off to the northern hemisphere for vintage in the slower months here…

by Kathy McBride | Winemaker
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Three Vintages, Three Countries, One Year

2019 was certainly a year to remember, three harvests squeezed into twelve months across three different countries. An amazing experience leaving me with a keen appetite for winemaking. The year began not far from home in the southern hemisphere at Brokenwood Wines in the Hunter Valley. Starting in mid-January we saw some terrific parcels of…

by Ben Dolan | Cellar + Brand Ambassador
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Bud to Bottle

Part 1 – October Where does wine come from? How is it made? And how many months of the year are we actually making it? I’m relatively new to the wine industry, and I find myself asking these questions on the daily. Here’s a quick run-down on me – my name is Tayla and I’ve…

by Tayla McKay | Assistant Cellar Door Manager / Communications + Event Coordinator
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Happy Birthday to Us!

We tend to find that birthdays cause a bit of nostalgia. In September, we celebrated our cellar door’s third birthday, and it got us thinking about where we were three-years-ago and even before that. Three years ago, we were creating and distributing awesome wines, but we were without a cellar door. A lot has changed…

by Tayla McKay | Assistant Cellar Door Manager / Communications + Event Coordinator
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Mark Nikolich: Chief Winemaker at Rob Dolan is Hanging Up his Boots

“Thank you for being the leader of our Winemaking team for the past 7 years” – Rob Dolan Another Yarra Vintage “bites the dust “and what a year it has been for Mark and the Winemaking team. The question regularly asked to Mark and most Winemakers is “So what the hell do you people do in vintage and…

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Rob’s Post Vintage Ramble

Vintage 2019 Wow what a vintage – warm and dry, short and sweet with virtually no rainfall during the vintage period. The Yarra Valley have been fortunate to dodge the extreme heat that other regions have experienced, but it begs the question – could this be the new normal? Will we be fighting prolonged battles between…

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The Fork in the Road

As you drive down the Maroondah Hwy after Lilydale and make your way into the heart of the Yarra Valley, you are confronted with a fork in the road : “do I turn right into the Warburton Hwy or swing left and head towards Coldstream?” Most people would swing left, chasing the bright lights of…

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Tips for Planning a Successful Wine Tour

Planning any type of event can be stressful. It is said that event planners have one of the most stressful jobs, so we can imagine if you aren’t a professional and are in charge of organising your next wine tour, it can be a trying task. Relaxing with friends, tasting new wines, and enjoying the…

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