Ruby Assembly’s Peninsula Adventure – Part 3

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Now that we’re heading towards the darkest time of year, with winter solstice only a couple of weeks away – these beautiful, sunny autumnal images from our Blogger’s Peninsula Adventure feel like a world away. In my final installation of this excellent long weekend away with Marianne from Esme and the Laneway, Leeyong from Style Wilderness, Stasia of Stasia Fox, Candice from Super Kawaii Mama and Cecylia (you can read my earlier chapters here and here) we enjoy a blissfully warm day lounging at Aquabelle (exhibit A, above!) enjoying Rye beach and supping on fine vino and pizza at T’Gallant Winery. Make sure you get your girls together for a similar weekend together this Winter.

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When I woke up on this particularly lovely Sunday morning, it was brilliant to open the large sliding doors and smell the salty, fresh sea breeze. It was time for a cup of tea and a magazine (or three) cosied up in this sunny spot. Aquabelle = schmicko designer weekend heaven.

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After brekky (and a green smoothie or two), Marianne and I said goodbye to our home for the weekend and headed off through rolling countryside to …..

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……T’Gallant Winery! Located in Main Ridge (near Red Hill), T’Gallant  is one of the best wineries I have visited to date. When you arrive at T’Gallant, you’re greeted by acres of rolling green vines (in addition to quaint wine barrels for enthusiastic bloggers to shamelessly pose on). T’Gallant is famous for a wines including a stunning italian-style moscato which ticks all the boxes for me. Pink and blossomy, frizzante and far from sweet – a tart and wonderful wine for the occasional-sipper like myself.

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After our extensive wine-tasting, T’Gallant pulled out all the stops and we enjoyed a light lunch at their Spuntino Bar. Delicious salty fetta, crisp bruschetta, dips, olives….

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… and amazing wood-fired pizza! Mushroomy, cheesy, smokey….

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… and all washed down with a glass or two of the pretty, tasty moscato I mentioned.

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T’Gallant have regular tastings and on the weekend live music from their quaint cellar door. A perfect end to a special Blogger’s Weekend on the Peninsula.

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Digital polymath and Director of Melbourne’s social media agency Ruby Assembly, Iolanthe Gabrie knows good business. Creating inimitable brand content of rare depth, Iolanthe is a mentor, speaker and author with a focus on the startup space. Iolanthe builds exceptional online voices and develops productive, engaged communities across social media platforms for individuals, businesses and organisations.

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