Bendigo’s Wine Bank On View recently received the highest possible rating in the Gourmet Traveller Wine Partners Wine List of the Year Awards for the fourth year in succession.
Established in 1994, the awards recognise the investment in time, skills and resources spent in developing quality wine lists.
Wine Bank On View has now the prestigious Three Glass Rating for four consecutive years.
The Glass Rating system, awards venues with wine lists of all sizes with extensive depth and balance.
Owner Mark Coffey and bar manager Josh Quilty are extremely happy with the result. “Once again, we’ve received
the three glass rating,” Mark said.
“Due to the increased investment that restaurants and bars are prepared to outlay, it’s getting harder and harder each year to achieve this result and to be up there year after year is an extraordinary effort.”
The Wine Bank On View at 45 View Street is open seven days for wine and beer sales, along with a coffee and cafe-style menu for lunch and dinner.
For bookings phone
5444 4655 or go to www.winebankonview.com.
The Bendigo Wine Estate has received a creditable 96 points rating for its 2010 Gold Nugget Shiraz in James Halliday’s 2013 Wine Companion released earlier this month.
Established in 1997, Bendigo Wine Estate also received high scores for its 2009 Shiraz and the 2008 Chardonnay.
Located on the banks of the Campaspe River 6.3 kilometres north of Axedale on the Axedale-Goornong Road, the rich soils of the river flats also supply premium quality wine grapes to other wineries both local and interstate.
The unique cellar door building is possibly the first constructed of rock gabions in Australia. Gabions are wire baskets filled with crushed bluestone rock quarried locally at Axedale. New and old timber complements the use of natural materials throughout.
Cellar door sales Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm, Sat/Sun by arrangement on 5439 7433.
Chapman Hill Extra Virgin Oil produces some of Australia’s best extra virgin olive oils.
Chapman Hill is an Olive Care accredited grove and was awarded the 2005 Mitchell Business Awards – Rural Producer.
Planted by Ross and Sarah Thompson in 1999, the grove produces Italian and Australian olive tree varities.
Located at Glenaroua on the Northern slopes of the Great Dividing Range 13 kilometres from Pyalong towards Seymour, the grove covers eight hectares of rich soil and perfect climatic conditions for olive production.
Their range includes three distinctive, sophisticated and flavoursome single varietal, high quality extra virgin olive oils — Frantoio, Leccino and New Norcia.
These products can be purchsed directly by phoning 5785 1027 or email email@example.com.
Closer to home, The Epicuran in Mitchell Street is a stockist of the Chapman Hill oils.
– Vicki Harrington