A jazz event held at Idavue Estate on the weekend was popular among guests.BARBARA SUNGAILA February 28, 2013 4:33am
Idavue Estate’s first Shiraz and Jazz event last Saturday treated visitors to the sultry sounds of Stardust Jazz as they browsed through a craft market.
Stalls offered a range of goods from handmade candles to copper water sculptures and Heathcote’s Krys Chabierski had no shortage of customers for her ‘‘dollar per minute’’ quick massages.
Betty McCarthy’s china painting was a hit and there will be more on offer when she holds a mixed media art show at the winery on March 16 and 17.
But the main event was the wine and the music.
‘‘It seemed like a nice thing to do on a Saturday afternoon,’’ Bacchus Marsh’s Chris Philpott said.
‘‘Come down, have some wine, have some cheese and biscuits.’’
Noble Park’s Kylie Merton has been visiting Heathcote for the past six years.
‘‘I like wine, so it’s a good place to come on holiday,’’ she said.
Heathcote’s Debbie Cutting said she was there just to have a pleasant afternoon out in Heathcote and to enjoy a bit of local wine and food.
Jason and Sonya Tyack live next door to the winery.
Mrs Tyack said they were married at Idavue and have held several parties there.
Idavue Estate planted its first vines in 2000 and its first vintage was in 2005.
The cellar door opened in 2006 and blues music has been a regular feature.
Owners Andy and Sandy Whytcross have been running their popular ‘Reds and Blues’ days for several years.
Mr Whytcross said blues fans came from places across Victoria including Bendigo, Kyabram, Rushworth, Warragul, Echuca and Greensborough .
The Shiraz and Jazz afternoons are a new event combining food, wine, music and a craft market.
Mrs Whytcross said she was pleased with the afternoon’s success.
More than 80 people attended and the feedback was positive, she said.
She said they were amazed at the number of local people who came.
‘‘It can only grow,’’ she said.
Red and Blues days are monthly and the next one will be on March 9.
Shiraz and Jazz afternoons are every two months, the next one will be on April 30.
The redevelopment of Shepparton Library, which will feature accessible shelving, a teen-specific area, a Skype booth and internet-enabled work stations, will be completed in the next two months.
The Ovens & Murray qualifying final between Yarrawonga and Lavington on Saturday left spectators talking more about the standard of umpiring than the two competing teams.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
The Kiss Angels, 50 Shades of Hope team have come up with a creative way of fundraising for the Relay for Life, a purple potty.
District hotels and businesses may change rosters with penalty rates for casual employees on Sundays set to be cut.
Students visit local businesses for reading lessons
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Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
Murray Irrigation to search for new boss after Anthony Couroupis finishes with the company.
A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
A sophisticated hydroponic cannabis system was discovered by police at the Victoria Hotel last week.
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