The Peninsula continues to consolidate its food and wine reputation with the elevation of local vigneron Garry Crittenden to the rank of Victorian Food and Wine Industry Legend. Crittenden now joins other Peninsula identities, former restaurateur Herman Schneider and gardening guru Clive Blazey of Heronswood, as co-legends in the 20 year old awards, which are administered by an independent jury of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.
Annette Sanfilippo first opened her eyes to a brilliant new day in the leafy green city of Melbourne. Not long after Annette and her family relocated to the South East of New South Wales, as her father Casey was to work on the Snowy Dams, the largest engineering project ever undertaken in Australia, seen by many as a defining point in Australia’s history.
Rice for Cambodia
Shaun and Rebecca McCarthy are about to set off for Kathmandu the starting point on their way to walk round Mt Kailash. From Kathmandu they will fly to Simikot in Western Nepal and then walk for seven days to the border of Tibet (China) rising slowly through 1500mts to reach an altitude of 4235mts. From there they will go by truck to Darchen where the circular walk of Mt Kailash will start. This will take 4 days and involves crossing the Drolma La pass at an altitude of 5660mts (300 higher than Everest base camp).
Why are they doing this difficult trek? – well it is to raise money for the Charity “Rice For Cambodia” which they were instrumental in setting up in 2004.