from the vineyard

  • Waterkloof – chickens in the vineyard

    Waterkloof – chickens in the vineyard

    You may notice a trend in our recent Grapevine articles.  We’ve had a kangaroo in a vineyard, sheep in a vineyard and now continue the theme with chickens.  Waterkloof... read more

  • Sheep in the vineyard…

    Sheep in the vineyard…

    Following on from a kangaroo in the vineyard now it’s sheep in the vineyard at Chateau Mourgues du Grès in this great picture they sent to us while they were pruning th... read more

  • A kangaroo in the vineyard. St Hallett – the 2011 vintage so far…

    A kangaroo in the vineyard. St Hallett – the 2011 vintage so far…

    Located in the heart of Australia’s Barossa wine region, St Hallett winery has been producing fine wines since 1944.  Chris Rodgers from St Hallett shares the latest ne... read more

  • Congratulations to Durbanville Hills

    Congratulations to Durbanville Hills

    Some bottles of wine in MMI stores do more than just give you drinking pleasure; with Durbanville Hills you also help make a difference within a community.  We’d like t... read more

  • Torres wine and food festival

    Torres wine and food festival

    Torres executive chef Sergio Millet Corbera and Torres head sommelier Anna Manchon joined the Hyatt food and beverage teams and MMI for three very special events during Febr... read more

  • A marathon visit to wineries ‘down-under’

    A marathon visit to wineries ‘down-under’

    Imagine a journey visiting 16 wineries in 12 days in New Zealand and Australia.  It’s a tough job but someone’s had to find out what newly released wines taste like, dis... read more

  • A Saintly end to it all…

    A Saintly end to it all…

    G’day. Friday Unhappily for all concerned with wine here, I woke up this morning to the sound of pouring rain, which continued all day and evening. It’s pretty unusual... read more

  • Looks like rain…

    Looks like rain…

    G’day. Thursday. Had a very good dinner last night with the colourful Chester Osborn, the d’Arenberg winemaker. He bundled into the restaurant carrying a box of wines ... read more

  • Yarra and a little bit of France

    Yarra and a little bit of France

    G’day.  Tuesday/Wednesday [caption id="attachment_826" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Looking north up the Yarra Valley"][/caption] After a great early morning ... read more

  • Come Fly With Me

    Come Fly With Me

    (Cue Star Trek music.) “Captain Tony’s log – Stardate 14.02.2011 Have landed on a new planet – the radar appears to show no sign of intelligent life... read more