Supporting Geelong and Region Wine Producers

We’re on the search for more local wines to sell through our Highton Village store. Our customers are always asking for more local products and wines are at the top of the list. If you are a wine producer from the Geelong and Surf Coast region or know of a… Read More

Inspirational Ideas for Outdoor Life

As we move toward late summer and into autumn, February and March are a great time of the year to make the most of outdoor living. And there’s few better ways to enjoy the outdoors than having meals outside. With tropical fruits, berries, salad vegies and fresh herbs still in… Read More

Fresh and Fabulous – Emma Bridgewater Pottery

In an area renowned for producing some of the world’s best ceramics and chinaware, it takes a true visionary to launch a new range of high-class tableware. But that is just what Emma Bridgewater did. Back in 1985, after being unable to find the right cup and saucer set for… Read More

The Award Winning Flavours of Otway Preserves

The moment you walk into the Otway Preserves kitchen, you know something magical happens there. The first thing you notice is the mouth-watering aroma that comes from years of making preserves, relishes and chutneys. Next you eye the shelves stocked high with jars and packages of all manner of goodies. Read More

Perfect Pairing: Chocolate and Wine

Here at Darriwill Farm Highton, we are unabashed chocolate fans. We like all types of cacao-covered treats from some of the best chocolate producers around the world. And, now we are all grown-up, we can add a new flavour dimension: pairing good wines with our favourite chocolates. Chocolate and… Read More

Our Favourite Kitchen Gadgets

Every home chef has their favourite kitchen gadgets and tools. We have scoured our cupboards and drawers to find our picks for the top kitchen gadgets to bring out your inner Heston or to make life in the kitchen hassle-free.   Zyliss Dial and Slice Cheese Slicer There are ordinary… Read More

Gifts to let Dad know he’s awesome

It’s time to start shopping for Father’s Day gifts which show the Dad in your life he’s the greatest. Here’s a range of the best gift ideas in store now. And don’t forget, we can also present your choice of items in a customised Father’s Day hamper or select from… Read More

Surf Coast Candles – Reflecting the everchanging ambiance of the Great Ocean Road beaches

Jean Hay loves travelling. She also loves bringing along scented candles to create a cosy feel to wherever she stays on her travels. In her search for the perfect candle to pack for her getaways, Jean realised there was nothing available to match the vibes of Victoria’s famous Surf Coast. Read More

No more plastic shopping bags? No worries, there are better options

Australians’ shopping habits are undergoing a major change. Many supermarkets and other retailers have already stopped handing out single-use plastic bags. For shoppers, it means having other options at hand. The plastic bag ban is a significant step forward for alleviating the impact of plastic waste, particularly in the oceans. Read More

A commitment to the past and future produces tastes for today at Barwon Ridge

For Geoff and Joan Anson, their Barrabool Hills winery is more than an opportunity to produce great vintages. It is a chance to combine a passion for viticulture with their dedication to sustainability. After dabbling in wine-making as a side-project, the Ansons put careers in government and education behind them… Read More

Gift Ideas for Every Mum

The best Mother’s Day gifts are those which are chosen with thought and love. Make this year the most memorable Mother’s Day ever by giving her presents which truly reflect her lifestyle, interests and personality. For the New Mum Your very first Mother’s Day is something extra special. Make the… Read More

3 Steps for Creating Perfect Personalised Christmas Hampers this year

Let’s face it, for most of us who leave their Christmas shopping to the last minute, the weeks leading up to the big day are among the most stressful of the year. But they don’t have to be. Gourmet Christmas Hampers filled with hand-picked goodies to suit the tastes and… Read More