Author Archives: Belinda Austin

Eat, Drink, Play in the Moorabool Valley

House of sonny inverleigh

Want to discover new wineries and places to eat? Looking for ways to entertain the family? The Austin’s East, Drink and play guide to the Moorabool Valley is here. Look no further. Whether you hail from Geelong, Melbourne, Ballarat, or even further afield, the Moorabool Valley is the under-the-radar gem you’ve been searching for. Avoid […]

Insiders Guide to Rent a Vine; Blending Workshop

Learning how to blend wine Austins Blending Workshop – Rent a Vine from Austins Wines on Vimeo.   Back at the Winery! What better way to spend our first weekend outside the “Ring of Steel” than back at Austin’s for our Blending Workshop?? I’m certainly not the only one that wasn’t holding out hopes that […]

Movida X Austin’s Delivered

Movida Lorne is now delivering directly to Geelong every Friday. Have you been watching all of those fabulous Melbourne restaurants delivering delicious meals directly to people’s homes?  Are you like me and whilst feeling gutted that we are all in this lockdown situation also feeling slightly envious that our Melbourne neighbours have this greatness being […]

An Insiders Guide to Rent a Vine; Pruning Workshop

Rent a Vine Workshop 3: Pruning Well things have escalated pretty fast here in Vic, haven’t they? One minute, COVID restrictions are being lifted and everyone is feeling positive about all the plans they made for July and beyond.  Nek minute, Melbourne’s being locked down suburb by suburb, and at the top of my mind, […]

Austin’s wine and cheese pairing guide

Become a wine and cheese matching expert And find links to our top local cheese producers Is there anything better than devouring a delicious cheese board paired with just the right glass, or bottle of wine? [no is most likely the answer]. Add in some great company and you have the perfect trifecta for a […]

Cheese and Wine Packs – Melbourne and Geelong Delivery

Support local with our ultimate cheese and wine night in.  Geelong and Melbourne, are you ready for the ultimate night in? We have a cheese and wine delivery ready for your weekend. Let us provide you with the perfect cheese and wine pairings including four Austin’s Wines  paired with delicious locally made L’Artisan Cheeses, crackers […]

Vintage 2020 Report from the Winemaker

Vintage 2020 was a slow start… With a later flowering in 2019 due to a cooler than average spring, the 2020 vintage was always going to be slow to start. The poor flowering conditions also contributed to lower number of bunches and smaller berries. Going into the 2020 season we were confident on quality and […]

Emma Hanley’s Goujeres Recipe. Austin’s Chef at home series.

Chef at Home Series with Austins Wines and Emma Hanley

Goujeres Recipe with Emma Hanley.  This week we are lucky enough to have Emma Hanley  Sous Chef at Supernormal and recent Coronavirus inspired founder of ‘Knife n Forks’ and she has prepared a delicious Goujeres Recipe for you to follow at home. Originally from New Zealand Emma has travelled the world honing her craft.  From […]

An Insiders guide to Rent a Vine; Picking and crushing grapes

Rent a Vine Workshop: Picking and Crushing by Eliesha Rae   The morning of Workshop 2 dawned, less bright and sunny and more extremely overcast and drizzly than one might have hoped for. But as it turns out, bright and sunny isn’t necessarily the weather you’re looking for when it comes to grape picking, and […]

Chef at Home Series- Hugh from Little Green Corner

Little Green Corner

What do Chef’s cook when they have a moment at home? Well, things have been a bit different as of late… Am I right? Some of us are making sourdough bread others growing their own vegetables and putting chook pens on their balconies…  One thing is for sure,  we are all spending a hell of […]