Wishing you the best fathers day ever!

For me this Fathers Day was the perfect day.  Reading an article in James Halliday’s Wine Companion ‘Best Ever Reds’ with a bottle of an outstanding Pinot Noir…  this to me is the perfect Sunday afternoon.

Fathers day 2Yesterday some mates and I did a big run through the Australian Blue Mountains, some serious climbs and I swear I saw dinosaurs at one point, it was a brutal yet enjoyable run.  So I had earnt the day I was about to have.

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Sunday started by being woken up by the kids and a super excited 2 years old slapping me on the face saying “dad I am awake!  Happy fathers day!”, followed by bacon and eggs, catching up with Conrad and his family, then mowing the lawn, cleaning the pool and washing the car (joy :().

Then I got a one hour window of opportunity…  sat on the deck watching the kids actually playing (without trying to kill each other), reading James’ wise words wishing I had the opportunity to drink those simply amazing wines, while my beautiful wife cooked roast pork (exceptionally well).

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Main Ridge Estate Half Acre Pinot Noir is one of ‘those’ wines and is described as…..”The most sensual, perfumed and elegant of Victorian Pinot Noir, this deep, alluring and long-living wine typically builds in structure and depth of flavour with time in the bottle.” …extract from the Australian Wine Annual 2010, Jeremy Oliver.

However for me… I describe it as perfectly balanced with a slightly smokey forest floor, dry savory flavors which made it simply one of my most memorable wines EVER…  (maybe because I got an hour to actually appreciate it 🙂 )

I hope all fathers had an amazing day….

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And enjoyed it just as much as I have…

(I just opened a Coldstream Hills Pinot Noir, to compare…happy days)



  1. Looks like we both had a busy arvo of chores on Fathers day. After seeing you and the family I spent the afternoon preparing my veggie garden with today being the first day of spring and all. Then off for a very early dinner, before the kids turned feral, at a local steak house where I got to enjoy shite house wine! Why is wine always so rubbish in those joints? Had a great feed but.

    So I had nothing near the awesome wine experience you had on Fathers day, although I did pop open a 1972 Morris Vintage Port when we got home! Still sipping it slowly now … quite enjoyable.

    I’m glad you had a great day! I think we are one of the only countries that celebrates Fathers day today.


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