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Stories and recipes from our small family vineyard in the beautiful Central Ranges of New South Wales, Australia. Not drought, flood or world-wide grape glut will diminish our enthusiasm!

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Latest Blog Posts for Keeping the Bluff

  • Blue sky winter pruning
    on Aug 21, 2013
    We commenced  hand pruning the old Sangiovese vines last week. As you can see from the photograph, we were blessed with glorious blue sky days early in the week and it was pure joy to be out among the vines. But alas, this week the weather has c...
  • C.W.A. Golden Syrup Dumplings
    on Aug 1, 2013
    Have you ever considered how many sheep it would take to cater for 300 adults at a public stock sale? Neither had I. But I find comfort in the knowledge that, should I ever find myself needing to cater for 300 at a public stock sale, my trusty C.W.A.
  • "Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness," said Jane Austen...
    on May 9, 2012
    A very welcome seasonal gift left on the doorstep!The same could be said for good apple cakes, especially this time of year when apples are in season and can be bought by the box-full directly from the orchards around Orange. Just last week a kindly...
  • Local Harvest Challenge
    on Apr 2, 2012
    This week I, along with some other local food lovers in Canowindra and Orange, have taken on the Local Harvest Challenge and pledged to eat only food (and wine!) sourced from within a 100 mile radius (160km). The "hundred mile" concept come...
  • Fig Tart inspired by Anna Del Conte
    on Mar 25, 2012
    So many people think of spring as the season of abundance - but I am convinced it is autumn, especially out here in regional NSW. Now is the time of year we purchase crisp fresh apples directly from the orchards up in Orange, and my favourite fruit o...
  • 2012 Vintage update
    on Feb 12, 2012
    The intense colour of our Sangiovese grapes - gorgeous!"How's the grapes goin'?" We hear that a lot lately. Most folks out here realise this is not shaping up to be an easy vintage. It has been a wet and mild summer - it's very unusual indeed to...
  • 2012 Vintage update
    on Feb 12, 2012
    The intense colour of our Sangiovese grapes - gorgeous!"How's the grapes goin'?" We hear that a lot lately. Most folks out here realise this is not shaping up to be an easy vintage. It has been a wet and mild summer - it's very unusual indeed to...
  • Christmas Panforte & memories of Siena
    on Nov 27, 2011
    It was so hot the day we arrived in Siena - one of those blistering Italian August days when only tourists and shopkeepers remain inland and all the Italians flee to Sardinia or some equally exotic coastal location.To escape the heat, we left the sun...
  • Christmas Panforte & memories of Siena
    on Nov 27, 2011
    It was so hot the day we arrived in Siena - one of those blistering Italian August days when only tourists and shopkeepers remain inland and all the Italians flee to Sardinia or some equally exotic coastal location.To escape the heat, we left the sun...
  • Canowindra's Twilight Markets
    on Oct 25, 2011
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