Posted by: debrakolkka | December 1, 2010

Spring at Curly Flat

I visited Victoria last week to see my son, sister and brother.   My sister owns Curly Flat, a vineyard/winery in Lancefield, in the Mt Macedon area.  The vineyard is looking especially beautiful now with the vines springing to life, and the tiny grapes beginning to form. 

new life in the vineyard

As well as producing some very good pinot noir and chardonnay, the vineyard is absolutely beautiful.  Here are some pictures I took on my wanderings around the property.

looking across to Vintage Hall - the tasting room

Who wants a cloudless sky?

looking across Lake Lacuna to the vineyard

the cottage garden


aliens have landed - it will be a fountain

the winery

looking down from the vineyard

around the lake


wild birds on the lake


aren't they lovely?

my son holding Chewbacca, one of the vineyard cats

Chewbacca at rest

Chewbacca is an enormous cat.  My son is almost 2 metres tall, so you can see what I mean.  Chewy displays a marvellous economy of movement, unless there is food being offered by visitors in Vintage Hall, when he becomes quite animated and very friendly.  He is seen here basking in the glory of his recent mention in the Weekend Australian magazine.

Curly Flat wine

the entrance to Curly Flat

There are 2 other posts on Curly Flat – Curly Flat and Curly Flat in winter.


  1. Wow, a lovely day you show in the pictures! I could well do with some of that sun here in cold and dark Norway at this time of the year! Big hug! Rose

  2. This is a lovely post. Curly Flat is a special place and seeing these photos made me homesick. It is a gorgeous place but the Pinot Noir would have to be one of my favourites IN THE WORLD!

  3. Really love the clouds!

  4. Wow…, Snap! Today Mr HG & I have been planning a week long road trip through Victoria checking out some wineries and I have on my list to ask you about your sisters Vineyard and Whalaaahhh 🙂 Excellent timing, I’ve just looked up their website & will contact them tomorrow to see if they’re open on Sunday 2nd Jan 2011 as we’re passing very nearby – would love to drop in & maybe have a little taste.
    Thanks so much for sharing this post – can’t believe how good your timing is 🙂

    • My sister’s name is Jeni. The winery is usually open on the weekends and my son is sometimes there for cellar door. Say hi for me.

  5. That’s a big cat – does he turn into a hunter at night? Or maybe he is very well fed and doesn’t need to stir outside.

    • I think Chewbacca is much too lazy to hunt. He mostly just lies about waiting to be admired. He has a brother called Sanchez who is almost as big.

  6. Chewy looks adorable and soft! I would love to cuddle him by the fire with a glass of pinot noir or chardonnay. Bring him to Bagni 🙂

    • I don’t think he likes to travel.

  7. wow Deb, it’s snowing on your web page. Ganzo.

  8. Oh I think we’ve tried Curly Flat wine! 😀 And it’s snowing already hehe?

    • Perhaps you tried it a Lake House.

  9. I just love the Vic wines (South Australians aren’t supposed to admit that). There are two – probably more- Italian families making wine in the King Valley if you get that way. Pizzini and Dal Zotto. I particularly like Pizzini’s Rose and Dal Zotto may make the only Prosecco in Australia. There are two, one more ‘economical’, but honestly, so good! And nearby Bright is lovely this time of year. Make the trip id you can – ‘vale la pena’ (scuse’ bad italian). Cheers, MLT

    • Thank you for the suggestions. Bright is very lovely.

  10. What a gorgeous place. Some day if we ever get to Australia, we will visit the winery.

  11. Ahh, just looking at the pictures makes me want to sip a tidy little glass of red, given that it’s not yet 7am, maybe I’ll hold off…
    That is big cat! He looks very loved.

  12. makes me want to drink alchoholic beverages

  13. Lovely photos of your sister’s winery. Mt Macedon is a beautiful area. I travel to Sunbury often to visit my son, so will visit the winery next time I am in the area. I love that area, beautiful small towns, Gisborne, Kyneton and Daleysford.

    Cheers Judy

    • The winery is open weekends. I’m sure they would love to see you.

  14. Firstly congratulations to Jeni and the team at Curly Flat for their beautiful wines and wonderful looking vineyard and winery – what a special part of Australia it is in – pity someone didnt tell Oprah about that area as I am sure she would have loved to visit there. Hey thats a great picture of Brandon with Chewbacca the cat.

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