Food and Wine

A Taste of Winter – Chef Adam Draper

Long slow days, rain, cosy blankets, rich hot chocolate… Winter is that time of year where everything slows down and we all seek comfort food. Winter has a lot going…

Sustainability

Sustainability at the Estate

Here at Waurn Ponds Estate we believe it is incredibly important to be environmentally sustainable. That’s why we have been implementing a number of different initiatives to ensure we are…

Food and Wine The Region

Meet The Producer – Nicol’s Paddock

Only 5 minutes from Waurn Ponds Estate, Nicol’s Paddock is a small, family run Winery & Restaurant on the outskirts of Geelong. We had a chat with Katherine Anderson, General Manager…

Corporate Retreats

Corporate Retreat themes and activities that will be sure to engage your team

Corporate retreat themes are a great way to inspire the activities, menus and messages that you have throughout your retreat. They give you a good starting point for planning and…

Food and Wine The Region

Meet the producer – Mt Duneed Estate

Situated 15 minutes outside of Geelong’s CBD, overlooking Barrabool Hills, Mt Duneed Estate sits on top of Pettavel Road. Here, we chat with Christine Whelan, Mt Duneed Estate’s Sales and…

Food and Wine

Adam’s Cookbook – Teddy And The Fox Gin Cured Ocean Trout

Ingredients 1 side of ocean trout cleaned and boned with the skin left on (ask your local fish monger to do this for you) 1 cup teddy and the fox...
Corporate Retreats

A list of one day corporate retreat ideas from our management team

Corporate retreats don’t always have to mean a week-long getaway to a 5-star resort. If you’re pressed for time and don’t want to blow out the budget, a one-day retreat…

Food and Wine

Autumn Has Arrived – Chef Adam Draper

The days get shorter and the leaves are falling but it is such a sweet time of year. It’s the end of the tomato season, so roast them to make…

Food and Wine

Adam’s Cookbook – Chia Pudding Cup

This recipe is so easy and it is a healthy snack loaded with protein, fibre and healthy fats! Ingredients 2 cups almond milk ½ cup chia seeds ½ tsp vanilla extract…

Corporate Retreats

Three Ideas for a Corporate Retreat Agenda

You may have noticed your team’s morale is down, productivity isn’t as high as expected and your employees are lacking in creativity. But what you might not have realised is…

Food and Wine

Adam’s Cookbook – Slow cooked beef cheek

Slow cooked beef cheek, red wine, petit carrots with mashed potato. (Serves 4) Preparation 4 beef cheeks  (trimmed of sinew) Cut each cheek in half Marinate Place the following in a…

Food and Wine

Why Do I love Summertime – Chef Adam Draper

It’s easy to eat fresh, locally grown food when fruits and vegetables are as abundant and available as they are during the Summer months. And when food is more available,…