This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Cuppitt's Winery...with a touch of France!!!

A couple of weeks ago JoJo went out with her Peer Support group for a good part of a Saturday...
so we thought we'd visit a Winery not too far away from us for lunch...
The Winery being Cuppitt's ...
here is a view through the sweetest little window from the old Creamery now Tasting Room...
But first things first...breakfast...
Here is Mr Armchair's (a new name for Hubby given to him by Fer, thanks Jen...I love it)

And a nice hearty brekky for me too!!!

Upon arrival at the Winery we happened upon Ben (one of Chefs there) in the vegie patch...

to the right of the vegie patch follow the path and turn right for the Old Creamery which is now a Tasting Room...

turn left for this setting...


across from the Tasting Room...

through this door for the tasting...

continuing down and turning left is the Restaurant with a lake in front...

view towards the right...
see how the vines are grown acrossways...something which is also often done in France, as we were told...
The country side at the moment is just so green and luscious...

Rosie Cupitt, the winemaker, has studied at Charles Sturt University and has more than a decade of vintage experience including vintages in France and liasons with Italian winemakers to further her wine knowledge. Her philosophy with the wines is to make wines that go well with food and to let the grapes dictate the final wine style with each variety.

Unfortunately all booked out for lunch...but we were made very welcome by the staff there...
There are 3 French Waiters here and one of them offered to take a photo of us here...

Menu for Dessert...


View from inside the Restaurant...

Outside scenes...


We were shown the grapes and some equipment outside by our Host...


And of course we had to have a taste...
seeing we couldn't get in for lunch this time we took some bottles back home with us...
and vowed to return again when we can get some respite care for JoJo!!!
It was a great day...beautiful views...great menu...and very helpful staff...
and we'll be back soon!!!

23 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dear, this is heaven for me! Everything from the wine, the food, the decor, the friendship, the charm....how can one go wrong in such a cadre of joy????

Well done my dearest! Happy Tuesday, Anita

Simone de Klerk said...

What a lovely lovely day you and Gundars had. So nice to see the two of you shining on that picture. It is like holidays!!!

ria vogelzang said...

Great pictures! What a great view! Such a cosy place!
You had a great day indeed!!
Thanks for sharing!

RitaGri said...

Jūs jauki pavadījāt laiku, skaistā vietā, fotogrāfijas ir ļoti interesantas!

Terry said...

A great tour of Aussie style vinyards. You both look like your enjoying the day.
Oh so sad to miss lunch but as you said something to look forward to.
I will return to lookat the wonderful pics.

Cath Ü said...

Looks like you both had a fantastic day....
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Cath Ü

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

I have tasted your Aussie wine all the way up here and it is indeed very nice. Coming from an area abundant with wineries there is a great deal of beauty to behold in each and every aspect of the vineyards...
Susan x

miss~nance said...

Looks like you had a lovely day in teh nicest of places.


Gail

Fer said...

Honestly, I have to stop reading this blog - it always makes me ravenous! (thirsty too!)

Looks like a lovely spot. :)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

What a gorgeous place! We really wanted to go here after we stayed in Jervis Bay but they were closed. Thanks for the post though, it looks lovely! :)

Pooch Morning Glory said...

ooo i love australian wines. the menu is definitely tempting enough to go back.
you look great too!
~laura

Margaret said...

And I enjoyed the visit too.

a good yarn said...

It's stunning Dzintra! You'd think you were in France. The blackboard menus made my mouth water. Ann :-)

Sandi Butler said...

A lovely post, Dzintra. Looks like a wonderful vinyard and restaurant to visit.

Kath said...

What a darling couple you are! I love that skirt with the ruffled hem, very flirty :D

Cattinka said...

Now I know what you look like, I don´t think I had seen a picture of you before, it is nice to know what you look like.
KATRIN W.

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Mr Armchair ... I love it! What a perfect name! I wonder if Fer would figure out a name for mine too... (;

What a great place Dzintra! If I ever get to Australia, I need to go there! I love the views, the ambiance and the vege garden!

And what a handsome couple you are!!! I could really use a day to do just what you two did... if only we could find some time... xxxVicki

Kimonos and Sushi said...

Glad to see that you had a wonderful day out with your hubby.
Brakfast looked truly scrumptious
;)
Andrea

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi Dzintra,

Looks like you guys had a wonderful time...hope you get the opportunity to dine there as well soon. It all looked so lovely

Hugs, Sharon

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Dzintra, enjoyed seeing the pics of Cuppitt's Winery, bit of a disappoint not to have lunch...something to look forward to...Warm Regards, Lyn

Jeni said...

Hi Dzintra my friend.....
thanks for taking me on a guided tour with you.... what a shame lunch was book out....but think of it this way you must go back
hugs

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra, what a wonderful relaxing place to go to. I do hope you have made a booking for the next time. I did get a giggle out of the winemakers name,very apt.Thanks for the photo's. Enjoy your Sunday afternoon.
Bev.xoxo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

And a visit from you dearest one, is always a pleasure on the weekend! Your winery is just a splendid reminder of the simplicity of LA JOIE DE VIVRE.....merci mon amie!

Anita

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