Don’t let the name fool you, it’s not named after a large green monster but rather the town of Ogre in Latvia, from where the brewer Matthew Veide’s family originated. This family owned brewery and tap house is located in a heritage listed 1860s cottage which was for many years ‘The Barn’, a popular restaurant in McLaren Vale. Now as the home of Ogre Brewing Co, it’s open from 11am till late 7 days a week and visitors can try a range of beers with snacks, lunch or dinner.
‘Voted Best Burgers on the Fleurieu’ is the sign that greets you as you pull up to the Finniss General Store, set back from the twisting and turning road, in the shade of a huge pine tree. This is a venue I’ve been wanting to try for a while, it has a great reputation and every time I’ve passed by, there is always a busy car park, a sure sign to me that a place is worth visiting.
I’m always looking for natural products that don’t contain harmful ingredients, are sustainable in what they are made of, are kind to the planet, support small businesses and actually work! I have tried and tested a few products lately that I’m happy to recommend to others.
A recent holiday to the copper triangle region of Yorke Peninsula in South Australia led me to discover some more street art, a pastime I love when travelling. In the towns of Moonta, Kadina and Wallaroo you can find some bright and beautiful murals, large scale and small, some that have been around for a while and others relatively new.