2005 Chardonnay review

Pleasing result in the Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine Oct 2012 issue.

NSW Chardonnay ‘State of play’ tasting ; 2005 Shine chardonnay was ranked 8th out of 80 wines.

” The nose is relatively fresh for its age and the complexity is subtle ,allowing the fruit flavours to show. Try it now with barbecued seafood or flavoursome meats such as ham .”   Nick Bullied

” Rich and succulent , with honey , lime marmalade and oatmeal .It’s complete and beautifully aged.  Peter Bourne

New Moon

A new moon teaches gradualness

and deliberation and how one gives birth

to oneself slowly. Patience with small details

makes perfect a large work , like the universe.


We give thanks for the blessing of Winter by Michael Leunig

We give thanks for the blessing of Winter.

Season to cherish the heart

To make warmth and quiet for the heart

To make soups and broths for the heart

To cook for the heart and read for the heart

To curl up softly and nestle with the heart

To sleep deeply and gently at one with the heart

To dream with the heart

To spend time with the heart

A long, long time of peace withthe heart

We give thanks for the blessing of winter

Season to cherish the heart