Spaghetti Bolognese

This is one of my all time favourite recipes based on a recipe from Marcella Hazans book Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking.  A friend and fellow winemaker in the region gave us the book for our wedding and it has turned into one of my go to cook books in the kitchen.  The time commitment read more

Red Curry Chicken Kebabs with Minty Yogurt Sauce

This is a great recipe to throw on the grill in the warmer months when you don’t feel like having another sausage or steak.  The spice from the red curry pairs beautifully with the minty yogurt sauce and the whole thing is taken to the next level when placed on a bed of Jamaican rice and read more

Beef Cheeks in Port Reduction

If you want to make this have a chat to your local butcher.  We had not idea that we wouldn’t be able to get beef cheeks for love nor money in Canberra.  We ended up chatting to our local Yass butcher and he put them aside for us.  Also a good idea to give the read more

Chicken and Pumpkin Bake

The chicken and pumpkin work wonderfully together in the recipe to give you a delicious dish that you are sure to love.  The flavours combine perfectly with our Four Winds Vineyard Merlot bringing out the best in the wine.  This is a pretty simple dish that you could make any night, however it will still read more


I made this recipe for the first time only about a month ago and I feel like I have been missing out my entire life.  The flavours in this dish are amazing and pair wonderfully with our 2012 Four Winds Vineyard Shiraz.  The main thing you need to watch out for with this one is read more

Pan-Fried Salmon With Tomato & White Wine

This is a great recipe that will wow your friends and family but take almost no time at all.  We have paired it with our 2012 Riesling to match the slight hint of citrus that you find in the sauce.  Serve with steamed asparagus and cous cous. Ingredients: 4-5 Salmon Cutlets (may be substituted with read more

Beef Fillet with a Mushroom and Sangiovese Sauce

Ingredients: 4 Beef fillets 250ml Four Winds Vineyard Sangiovese 1 Tbs. tomato paste 2 French shallots, cut into wedges 150g Brown mushrooms, sliced 1 tsp. Thyme, chopped 2 tsp. Butter Salt and Pepper for seasoning 1 Tbs. Olive oil for frying Directions: Heat olive oil in a frying pan Season the steak on both sides read more

Bill’s Tailgate Chilli

Ingredients: 2 Tbsp butter 3 Rashers Bacon, chopped 2 red bell peppers, diced (about 2 cups) 2 jalapenos, minced (about 2 Tbsp) 3 Anaheim chiles, chopped 3 Poblano chiles, chopped 2 yellow onions, diced (about 2 cups) 1 head garlic, minced (about 1/4 cup) 500g Kangaroo Fillet, cut into small cubes 500g beef mince 500g read more

Oven roasted beef brisket

Ingredients: 2 Tbs. Chilli powder 1 Tbs. Garlic powder 1 Tbs. Onion powder 1 Tbs. Ground black pepper 2 Tbs. Brown sugar 2 tsp. dry mustard 1 bay leaf, crushed 2 kilos beef brisket, trimmed 375ml beef stock Bill has whipped up this roast beef the last two weekends for the Harvest Festival and our read more