Rising Stars

The newcomer winery of the year is all about team and taste with, a lot of character thrown in to the mix. Andrew Cooke meets founder Rob Dolan. Winemaker Rob Dolan is a glass half-full kind of guy. When a forklift accident crushed his left foot 20 years ago, he Read more…

Di’s Rhubarb Reigns

Di McDonald has been dubbed the rhubarb queen for the top quality produce she grows on a three acre plot on a section of Victoria’s oldest winery.  You could say that Di McDonald takes her rhubarb seriously. Granted, this good humoured and forthright rhubarb-growing dynamo is passionate about restoring its Read more…

Bunched Together

Two friends have come together to put their stamp on the region’s floristry scene. Drawing on knowledge handed down by her father Hans Duivenvoorden, Belinda McDermott has joined forces with Amelia Lazdins to create the business Bunched Together a specialty florist creating contemporary creations for weddings and special events. “My Read more…

Hills Styling

Meet interior stylist, graphic designer, blogger and self confessed cushion addict Jo McComiskey. We have all flicked through lifestyle magazines and been mesmerised by the images of beautifully designed and decorated houses. The perfectly set dining table promises a delicious meal and good conversation, whilst the cosy living room beckons Read more…