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Weekends Away Food & Wine Holidays

A warm place to chill: The Lyall Hotel and Spa in South Yarra.

Victoria

Southern comforts

Katrina Lobley enjoys an easy going weekend of sheer indulgence at this South Yarra spa.

Victoria

From ponies to pinots

Tucks Ridge Vineyard

Guy Wilkinson saddles up for a look at the Mornington Peninsula on offbeat tours.

NSW

Sheer fun with dad and mum

Sarah Whyte Well-stocked with undies - and some very nice red wine - Sarah Whyte finds a break with the folks is not too taxing at all.

South Australia

Drop by: Clare Valley

Sevenhill Cellars, Clare Valley.

Winsor Dobbin presents the latest in a series of guides to the leading wine regions of Australia and New Zealand.

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ACT

Zesty flavours, sleek spaces

Authentic ... Italian & Sons delivers in cool surrounds.

At every level of dining, there are delights to discover, writes Julietta Jameson.

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