Slow Cooked Meals

Earth Hour 2016 @FlyfaireWines

Everyone turns-off for Earth Hour 2016 at Flyfaire Wines Cellar Door

Everyone turns-off for Earth Hour 2016 at Flyfaire Wines Cellar Door

Flyfaire is totally switched off by climate change. So, we used some candles instead to illuminate the environmental problems we're all facing and celebrate Earth Hour for 2016. Nothing like a bit of mood lighting and some great food to celebrate this great place we call Earth. 

Flyfaire is committed to sustainable practices. You can read all about it here on our Sustainability page. But here's a summary:

Reducing Waste and Conserving Resources

  • The Cellar Door is powered by solar energy with generator backup when needed.
  • We compost all biodegradable waste on site.
  • We recycle all glass, aluminum, plastic and cardboard.
  • In winter, our food is cooked using our slow combustion stove - fuelled with wood from the property.
  • We reclaim used fryer oil for future manufacturing of bio-diesel.
  • We capture rainwater for use in the Cellar Door and winery.
  • From paper towels to menu paper to business cards, we use all recycled paper products.
  • We compost paper hand towels from our bathrooms.
  • We employ water and energy-saving measures such as sub-surface drippers in the vineyard and high-efficiency LED lighting.

Flyfaire Wines is located in the Woomargama National Park and we are close to the regional centres of Holbrook, Albury/Wodonga, Canberra, and Wagga Wagga. We produce quality cool climate wines and provide a premium cellar door & café experience.

Miss Esse Cooks - Beef Bourguignon & Thatched Chicken Cider Pies

Beef Bourguignon Pies as cooked by Miss Esse!

Beef Bourguignon Pies as cooked by Miss Esse!

"Miss Esse Cooks" is our new series celebrating our beautiful slow combustion stove - Miss Esse - named as such because Esse is the brand name of the stove. 

This post we are featuring Beef Bourguignon Pies (featured above) and Thatched Chicken Cider Pies. Miss Esse is definitely creating beautiful slow cooked heart-warming dishes such as these lovely pies.

It will be a beautiful sunny day today at Flyfaire making it a great day for a Roadtrip to Flyfaire for lunch where you can enjoy the northern sun-drenched deck.

We look forward to seeing you out here for a hearty pie and, of course, a glass of wine.

About Miss Esse

Miss Esse has multiple functions, including heating the Cellar Door in winter, cooking our fabulous slow cooked meals and just looking pretty damn good. We can only run her in the colder months as she gets too hot in summer and we wouldn't want to risk hot embers starting a bushfire.

Lighting Miss Esse

Miss Esse - Our Beautiful Combustion Stove -  polished and ready for Winter.

Miss Esse - Our Beautiful Combustion Stove - polished and ready for Winter.

Lamb Shanks in a Merlot Sauce

Lamb Shanks in a Merlot Sauce

This weekend being the first Saturday in May, we'll be lighting Miss Esse. Every year, on the first Saturday in May - mark your calendars - we'll be lighting her!  

Miss Esse has multiple functions, including heating the Cellar Door in winter, cooking our fabulous slow cooked meals and just looking pretty damn good. We can only run her in the colder months as she gets too hot in summer and we wouldn't want to risk hot embers starting a bushfire.

Miss Esse will be slowly cooking up some yummy Lamb Shanks simmered in a Merlot sauce served with hot bread from Nord Bakery and plenty of butter to melt in your bread. Sounds mouthwatering? Come along and join us to celebrate her lighting.