2016 had an unusually wet Winter and Spring. One of the bonuses was amazingly colourful skies. Marco and Aussie farmers have a saying: Red sky in the morning shepherds warning. Red sky at night shepherds delight. Grape growers would much rather a red sunset to a red sunrise!
Fantastic weekend with our friends at Glenmore Springs, in the King Valley, during “La Dolce Vita” weekend. Good food, wine, fantastic company and a little adventure. In the photos we are following the “pink ribbons” marking the “goat trail” up to Powers Lookout…. Very hard work!!!! Very proud of myself… not too bad for an Read more about La Dolce Vita[…]
Autumn at Glenmore Springs is all about lovely mild days and lots of colour. A palette of red, orange, yellow and now that the rain has finally arrived, green as well. Cattle love the green feed at the end of a dry Autumn. From our paddock to the pan in one hour – is that Read more about Autumn at Glenmore Springs[…]
The upper King Valley hills were alive with the sound of music when the beautiful and talented Catherine Pendelich, soprano opera signer, sang from the balcony of the King Valley Kiln. Catherine and her partner Keith recently stayed with us. Gina asked her if she wouldn’t mind doing an opera pose on the balcony for Read more about Opera al aria[…]
King Valley Challenge: 15km run in the bush 12km kayak on Lake William Hovell 39km bike ride from Lake WIlliam Hovell to Power’s Lookout turnoff 3.6km run to Powers Lookout A great Sporting event starting at Lake William Hovell and finishing at Power’s Lookout Targa Rally Hundreds of people come from all around Australia to Read more about What a busy month in the King Valley![…]
One never gets tired of looking at a vineyard because it is very different with each season. The new shoots look crisp and green with the acacia trees in the background. In October acacias are all covered in white flowers and have a lovely sweet fragrance.
Our family moved to Cheshunt South at the beginning of the tobacco boom in 1959. When we arrived here there was only a narrow dirt road which was dusty in Summer and muddy in Winter. The cold and drafty house had no electricity. The long drop toilet was out the back. The leaky water tank Read more about The Good Old Days?[…]
Many people ask ‘is there a shorter way of getting to Power’s Lookout from Glenmore Springs?’. Well there is now. We’ve now got a small walking track for the reasonably fit people who don’t mind a one hour uphill walk. So next time you come up, bring good walking shoes, a water bottle and a camera. The question: ‘is Read more about Shortcut to Power’s Lookout[…]
We may have global warming but Glenmore Springs is still cool climate fruit. We never get tired of looking at the vineyard because it changes with each season. What do you think of our snow covered vineyard at the top end of the King Valley?
It’s a question often asked by our guests. So here is what we tell them……. Glenmore was originally a 25,000 acre Squatting Run. The first white settler in the Upper King was a Scottish gentleman named John Bond in 1843. Although he only stayed a short time the Scottish name Glenmore remained. Amongst the squatters at Read more about The story behind the name ‘Glenmore Springs’[…]