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 Bureau of Meteorology has released a severe weather warning for regions that include Shepparton. It includes damaging winds and the potential for flash flooding.
Pete O’Neill and Abby Hicks are national champions at the completion of the 2015 Australian Barefoot Championships held last week.
GVAC women Rachel Pratt and Jacquie Fitzpatrick showed the men, and the large crowd at Rushworth Speedway on Saturday, March 28, they have what it takes when competing in the men’s classes.
Two international backpackers have taken aim at contractors who hired them to pick fruit in the region without payment.
Rochester boxing coach Chris Trewin and his team of dedicated trainers have been hitting the bag for more than six months and the results are beginning to show.
Local MP calls for community applications
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Strathmerton clinched a win in the high-scoring game against Mathoura on the weekend in the PDFL North West competition.
Deniliquin swimming dynamo Stephen Dalzell has finished 13th overall in his preferred event at the Australian Age Championships.
Murray Goulburn Co-operative has set a date for a special meeting to vote on a new capital structure.
Emergency services are on scene of a two-car crash on the Midland Hwy, near Benalla. Two people have died. Traffic is being diverted.
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