Run to Southern Highlands Wineries
Saturday 27th January 2018
Australia Day Long weekend SATURDAY morning drive to the Southern Highlands where we will visit Red Cow Farm in Suttons forest then a drive back to Berrima to Joadja Winery to have lunch and enjoy a live band playing Aussie Classics whilst having a few wines.
Red Cow Farm is a unique cool climate garden set on 2.5 hectares in the picturesque rural village of Sutton Forest approximately 1.5 hours’ drive from Sydney and Canberra. The simplicity of its presentation disguises a garden of sophisticated structure and ambitious schemes. Developed by its creative owners Ali Mentesh and Wayne Morrissey around their historic 1820’s cottage, the garden is abundant and secretive. You’ll be both enchanted and surprised by such wonders as a walled sanctuary where solitude invites quiet reflection.
Parking is adjacent the gardens in Red Cow Lane.
We will then go for a short drive Back to Berrima to Joadja Estate Winery where we will stay for lunch and enjoy the live music in the relaxing surroundings of the vineyard. For those that attended last year unfortunately Australia Played double booked so they will not be there but a great Aussie band called Kiss the Frog.
A little bit about Kiss the Frog..
Antoine—Vocals & Guitar & maybe a Trombone depending on the situation… Antoine has a vast repertoire of tunes to cater for any occasion, including many that others wouldn’t dare attempt, but real crowd pleasers. Extremely talented musician and genuine entertainer. Antoine often does solo shows – recent venues of note include: O’Malley’s (Kings Cross), The Palace Hotel (Chinatown), Lane Cove club, Avoca Bowling Club, Berowra RSL, Woy Woy leagues, Harborview Hotel (Rocks), Lithgow Workers Club, Cumberland golf club, West Leagues, Harbord Hilton and so on……
Bruce – Fiddle, Guitar & Vocals Bruce is a Fiddle player, Vocalist, Guitarist and Harmonica player. He has performed in various Sydney pubs and clubs over a 20-year period including solo, duo and band work. Also performed in the highly successful Hooley Dooleys -10 years Bruce has added new dimensions to groups he has performed with, and as a performer, is highly regarded in the industry.
Paul—Drums & Backing Vocals. In Paul’s years of playing drums in the industry, he has performed in all genres at a very high level. He brings this experience, skill and tasteful harmonies including an extremely high range of falsetto to the Band. Paul’s musical history includes stints on The Don Lane Show, Mike Walsh, John Singleton, Channel Nine Morning Show. He has toured nationally with stars such as Del Shannon in his band and supported the likes of Tina Turner and John English across the country. He is a foundation member of the very successful club show band, the award winning “The Zipps”.
Tony—Bass & Backing Vocals. In recent years, Tony played in Brisbane based blues bands – Martini 66 and the Summerland Band, doing originals and covers, playing Blues Festivals including Sunshine Coast Blues Festival and the Woodford Folk Festival and performed with Martini 66 at The Basement along with Qld festivals and pubs. Tony could also be spotted in Jazz clubs playing the double bass for a Brisbane based Jazz Outfit R K Quintet. Has previously worked in venues around Melbourne and Brisbane, but now based in Sydney. Most recent work, playing bass and backing vocals with3 piece Sydney outfit, ATP Deluxe band.
Bring a chair or a picnic rug and sit and enjoy the music,
BYO soft drinks only.
There is a sausage sizzle at the vineyard or woodfire pizzas or you can bring your own picnic to eat whist you sit and relax and enjoy the Music.
NO BEER OR SPIRITS are allowed as they are only licensed for wine.
“Music in the Vines” from 12.30 noon to 4:00 pm – enjoy as long as you like.
Wear Your Aussie Gear.
Bookings are essential, and the cost includes wine tasting at both wineries plus and Garden entry.
Adults 14 years and over $10.00
Children 4 – 14 $4.00
Bookings close 10:00 pm Thursday 25th January 2017.
7.30 Meet at Peter Brock Drive Eastern Creek (OPPOSITE THE GO CART TRACK)
- There are stairs that go up to McDonalds for anyone that would like to have breakfast or a coffee.
8.00 Leave and head onto the M4 towards M7, then along M7 and Hume Highway to 7-11 Pheasants Nest. (Second Meeting Point)
9.00 Arrive Pheasants Nest
9.15 leave Pheasants Nest head along the Hume Highway then, merge onto M31, then left onto Golden Vale Road then right onto Illawarra Highway
10.00 Arrive Red Cow Farm
11.45 leave head along Illawarra highway to Golden Vale road, M31, take old Hume Highway exit towards Berrima/Moss Vale. Continue along old Hume Highway then turn left into Greenhills Road.
12.15 Arrive Joadja Winery.
Eat Drink and Be a Merry Aussie.
Any questions please contact the Social Secretary Louise Davey on 0425 208 171
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