an afternoon in the Yarra Valley with Arkley, cider and cheese

an afternoon in the Yarra Valley with Arkley, cider and cheese

The Howard Arkley exhibition at Tarrawarra Museum of Art in the Yarra Valley is excellent and I highly recommend it. I knew only the suburban house paintings and it was fascinating to see the breadth of his work. I was particularly impressed by his later paintings of the built environment featuring factories and freeways rather than suburban houses.…

lunch at Tahbilk winery cafe in Nagambie

lunch at Tahbilk winery cafe in Nagambie

As someone who enjoys wine and learning enough about it to be able to drink well on a budget, I’ve visited many cellar doors around Victoria and eaten at many of their cafes and restaurants. The cellar door is not necessarily the cheapest place to buy a winery’s wine, but the more established ones have enough cellar door only special release wines to make a visit necessary.…