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Christmas in Yarra Valley

My wife and I are going to be on honeymoon in Australia in December. We were planning on spending the 24th and 25th wine tasting in the Yarra Valley. We were curious what wineries (if any) might be open for tastings on the 25th? We noticed that a few have big Christmas lunches and were also wondering if anyone has any recommendations for those?

I read on this forum that most will be open on the 24th, but will there be reduced hours?

We got a membership to the Wine Companion website to do some research, but it doesn't really say much about which wineries are open during holidays.

We live in California and visit Napa every other month (and have a few wine club memberships there), so we have some experience doing this (just not in Australia).

Thanks in advance!

Nov 02, 2013
v0max in Australia/New Zealand

Whole Pigs?

After watching the Indonesia episode of No Reservations, I've decided to attempt roasting a whole pig in my yard. Building the fire pit seems pretty straightforward. My main question is where to acquire a whole pig (I live in Pittsburgh)? I'm thinking that a 100lb pig should feed about 50 people (it should work out to about 30-40lbs of meat). Getting the thing gutted is required. I was thinking of calling up Wholey's. Anyone have any suggestions? How much might the pig cost me?

Apr 22, 2007
v0max in Pennsylvania