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Welcome to this weeks short Irregular Update. As promised it contains Chapter Four of the 2008 Victorian Tour Diary. It covers our time in the famous Heathcote Region. On my last trip to this area I was thoroughly disappointed in the attitude of wineries and the lack of places that bothered to open, so being forewarned I made a few appointments and planned the day very carefully. It was worth it as we had a productive, and enjoyable day. You can't visit Heathcote without visiting the crown jewel, so we started at Jasper Hill. We then did a quick visit to Munari, and as expected the wines were well-worthwhile. Have you ever heard of Downing Estate? Well you have now and they don't make bad wine; even their Merlot is serious. He may not look like Errol, by Flynn's Wines can be bloody interesting, especially their Sangiovese. And it may sound hard to believe, but I enjoyed a pie at lunchtime too! Heathcote Winery produced a couple of very respectable wines for us to try, one of which is just about to be released. We also visited Shelmerdine and McIvor Estate. You can find those write-ups and a lot more besides, right here.
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This weeks trivia. It cost $3 million to build the Titanic and $100 million to
shoot the movie!
Until next time .... Cheers!