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Enjoy our new look! The June food edition

Hello,

In case you missed our wine edition on 5th June, we're introducing your new-look VisitVineyards.com and Winepros Archive newsletter: cleaner, shorter, and easier to find what you're looking for.

This, our second for the month, is more food focussed – featuring foodie news, cookbook reviews and recipes, food travel and events – and includes our regular featured partners in the Show Your Card & Save programs with RACV, RACT and RACQ.

On the right you'll see the new quick index at the top – just click on the link to take you straight to the feature you want – and below that are our food-related giveaways and delicious winter recipes.

For June, giveaways include double sets of the popular Produce to Platter book series (Geelong and Surrounds, plus Mornington Peninsula), a foodie tour through Melbourne's laneways and rooftops with Flavours of Melbourne, and other lovely things you can see on our Facebook page and Twitter (#VisitVineyards).

Wine is not forgotten, of course – don't forget, we have five double passes to Tasmania Unbottled in your choice of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane; get in quick, it's being drawn next week!

We hope you are enjoying the new look and feel – please send Kerry an email and let us know, or if there are any other changes you would like to see. Bon appetit!

Missed the earlier wine edition? Read it online here »

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Food news

Yarra Valley Caviar

Winter harvest for golden pearls in Victoria

During May, a small team gathered at the base of the Rubicon River for Yarra Valley Caviar's annual Atlantic salmon caviar harvest. 

This is done entirely by hand, using an ancient natural anaesthetic to soothe the fish! What is it? Find out, and read about this outstanding Australian product, and where to try and buy here »

Food and cookbook reviews this month:

More on food at VisitVineyards.com/food »

Food travel

Shannon Bennett's France

Shannon Bennett's France with Scott Murray and friends –  A personal guide to dining in regional France, taking you from Bretagne to the Côte d’Azur, and from bistros to fine dining establishments boasting three Michelin stars. Don't visit France without it »

Margaret River Gourmet Escape – With a stellar line up of 25 international and Australian personalities including global megastars Heston Blumenthal and Rene Redzepi, this will be an extraordinary festival of food and wine »

For more culinary travel adventures: VisitVineyards.com/tours »

Food events (and a little wine!)

Truffle Festival

This magical, wintery time of year brings with it a good supply of highly prized quality black truffles at the Canberra and Capital Region Truffle Festival.

Experience many truffle-filled events including truffle hunts and cooking demonstrations. Various locations around Canberra, 21 June-31 July »

Other truffle events are coming up in Western Australia and Victoria, including the Mundaring Truffle Festival on 28-29th July.

Plus more tempting food (and wine) events around the country:

Find food events near you: VisitVineyards.com/calendar »
More about what's on: VisitVineyards.com/events »

Event organisers and marketers, don't forget you can list your food and wine events on our calendar FREE. Simply go to VisitVineyards.com/MyAccount and enter your event details.

Auto club savings – touring Tasmania

Moores Hill

Are you touring (or live in) Tasmania? Then take your membership card from RACT or any other affiliated motoring organisation (eg NRMA, RACQ etc).

Make sure you include these wonderful wine and food producers on your itinerary. A warm Tassie welcome awaits and great savings as well:

Moores Hill (Tamar Valley): Delicious wines of depth, purity and personality with frequent exhibitions at their friendly cellar door. Enjoy the art and save 10% at the cellar door »

Home Hill Vineyard and Restaurant (Huon Valley): Taste award-winning wines and save 10% at the cellar door. Savour country food with a touch of refinement then save 10% off your food bill »

Ashgrove Farm Cheese Shop (Elizabeth Town): Full range of tasty cheddar style and uniquely flavoured cheeses including famous Wild Wasabi, plus fresh farm milk. Save 10% at the Farm Shop »

Find more at: RACT.VisitVineyards.com/save »

Auto club savings – visiting Victoria

Monichino

RACV's Regional Wine & Food Program offers a special welcome and savings around country Victoria.

Here's just a small sample of some great participating producers for you to try:

Monichino Wines (Katunga): Celebrating 50 years of making wines that reflect the Goulburn Valley's rich soils and excellent climatic conditions, along with a generation of Italian winemaking skills. Save 15% at the cellar door »

Box Stallion (Merricks North): One of the Mornington Peninsula’s most innovative winemakers having planted a wide and exotic range of grape varieties. Discover them at the cellar door and save 15% »

Warrenmang Vineyard and Resort (Moonambel): Just two hours west of Melbourne in the Pyrenees, you'll find premium wines and save a generous 20% on purchases. Plus the finest local produce served along with a 15% off discount in the restaurant. Why wait? »

Fifty more places to save at: RACV.VisitVineyards.com/save »

Auto club savings – cruising Queensland

Oreillys Canungra valley vineyards Killowen homestead

With many of us from the cooler climes travelling to Queensland over winter, make sure you pack your auto club membership card (RACV, RAWA, RAA, etc).

Experience the developing wine styles and mouth-watering delights that await you, and stock up with these great savings:–

O'Reilly's Vineyards (Canungra Valley): A boutique winery just a short drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Taste the wines, learn about food-matching and experience the aroma kit. Save 10% on your wines »

Romavilla (Roma): The state's oldest winery dating from 1863 welcomes you to try their wines, full of flavour from unirrigated vines. Visit their history cellar door and save 10% »

Fudge Heaven (Mt Tambourine): Flavours of cremé brulee, Baileys Irish Cream and more will simply melt in your mouth. We dare you to stop at just one...or two... Save 10% on your slice(s) of fudge heaven »

Find out more: RACQ.VisitVineyards.com/save »

Thanks again and enjoy some June delights

Silent Range Estate – Lamb Shanks

We hope you're enjoying the Antipodean winter (or summery weather – we hope! – for our northern hemisphere friends) as we race through tennis season towards the London Olympics.

Enjoy some warming food and wine meanwhile (there are some delicious recipes on the top right) and don't forget we'll be back to all things wine in the next edition of our new look newsletter, in early July.

Meanwhile, we know that lots of you love using Facebook and Twitter, so please share the love by clicking on the links below, and help promote Australia's great wine and food producers around the country.

Thanks again for your interest and support, and see you soon!

From Robyn, Kerry, Trish, Andrew and the VisitVineyards.com team.

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