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John's Fine Dine At Home Blog  
...with Whiskey Gully Wines

Something great out of the coronavirus pandemic... 

"There we were isolating, and just like everyone else, we started cooking up magnificent meals every night to entertain ourselves. We lived like kings, making great dishes and matching them with excellent wines. Even if the wines cost $60+ we were miles ahead on fancy restaurant prices." 


Try it yourself. This blog has gourmet recipes matched to our own very best wines. You too can live like a king. Order wine at cellar door prices from our 'Purchase Wines' page. We'll deliver as few or as many bottles as you like to your door, usually within 4 working days.


Fine Dine At Home Blog



RECIPE: Saddle of Rabbit Casserole

John created this dish in Paris in 2010 when we stayed in an apartment near the Mouffetard Markets...

RECIPE: Escoffier's Grenouilles Cardinalisees

"let me give you my secret recipe. Choose frog legs that are fat and white as possible." Okay, I know, they are really hard to find. 

RECIPE: Pêche Melba

The Granite Belt is one of THE great places in the world for stone fruit, especially peaches. How simple is this great recipe from the Maestro?...

RECIPE: The Perfect Hamburger

Le Parker Meridien Hotel on West 56th in Manhattan, NYC, is a swanky place, hardly where you’d expect to find the world’s best burger joint...

RECIPE: Cauliflower Gougère with prosciutto and date

A lovely entrée that tastes brilliant, looks fabulous and is surprisingly easy to make.




Some of the most spectacular views in Girraween may be found on the Malle Ridge, in the far south of the park. 


Girraween is the most accessible of the 4 National Parks on The Granite Belt. Available walks encompass short & long; easy & difficult. The views are sweeping, the wildflowers simply stunning... 


South Bald Rock is the most enchanting place in Girraween. Difficult to get to and sometimes scary to explore, it has stunning diversity and haunting beauty. Perfect for experienced bushwalkers.


Sundown is Girraween's adventurous brother to the west of the New England Highway. Accessible only by four wheel drive vehicles from Ballandean, it's an adventurer's playground.


Taking a new four-wheel drive ute into Sundown proved to be unexpectedly exciting for the not so dynamic duo.