Thursday, 26 April 2012

Kimberley Adventures - Mudgee Wine - Romeo & Juliet married

John Crook

Check this out !  Kimberley Wilderness Adventures is offering a no-rush itinerary for exploring the Wilderness which includes the Bungle Bungles,.. and more.  For details of the no-rush  touring options, telephone 1300 229 804.  There are 89 departures between April and October. Do yourself a favour and check out the website.  The address is   Accommodation  highlights also include Kununurra Country Club, Drysdale River Station, Emma Gorge Resort, Fitzroy River Lodge and El Questro. Stylish remote wilderness lodge feature cabins with private ensuite.  The accommodation includes two-night stays at four properties.

Mudgee with great history
The NSW country town of Mudgee is one of the nation's oldest wine growing regions..  In fact history reports that locals have been making wines for a century and more.  Try 1858 and you're close. It was later, much later, that the region experienced  a renaissance.  This was listed as a happening in the 1960's with Burnbrae winery playing a role.  The site  was selected in 1968.    The current winery sits beside the original open-air winery, established under a peppercorn tree. The peppercorn tree still features today.  Check it out when pouring a class.  See the peppercorn tree on the label.  Tony and Jill Bryant are the current custodians of Burnbrae Wines.  Two of their latest releases include a 2011 Burnbrae Pinot Gris and their signature 2008 Shiraz.  Its great to mix history and wine, and I could not think of a more interesting region than that of Mudgee. Wines, food and heaps of history.
Romeo and Juliet, married at last
The blockbuster love affair of Romeo and Juliet has at long last been consummated.  And, on stage  too !   The  great love story  which is currently being played out on the stage of the Queensland Theatre Company's Lyric Theatre.  Brisbane lad Tristan Botha proposed to his girlfriend Cynthia Osment.  A capacity audience witnessed the proposal.  And Cynthia said 'yes'.  A real bonus to a great performance.  The play is scheduled through to May 13th.