This chocolate cake is super easy and gluten free. To make it more fancy you can create layers and add a butter cream and top with a ganache.


Kimchi is a very traditional fermented cabbage dish in Korea – it is always served with rice and extra chilli paste on the side.

Middle Eastern Roll Mops

Rolls Mops is a classic Dutch cold pickled Herring dish which we also had in NZ. The pomegranate Molasses is berry and citrus driven and pairs well with the Hemera Estate Old Vine Grenache. This is one of our signature wines and is one of the best food matching wines you can find.

Kokoda & Ceviche Salmon

This ceviche is made with salmon which has a Mexican influence. The Grenache Rosé here at Hemera begs to be drunk with seafood. The great acidity in this wine, with delicate and subtle flavours, is the perfect balance to match with this great dish.

Innovations During the Pandemic

Original Article by Richard Davies A lack of visitors has forced some businesses to look at innovative ways to stay afloat. Hemera Estate in Lyndoch is one of a number of wineries that has set up virtual tastings, helping those with a glass at home connect with the winemaker. “Zoom or one of those videoRead more

Out on the land…

It’s that time of year again!  The vines are bursting at the seams, the grapes are (just) starting to change colour and all the wine folk in the Valley are thinking very hard about harvest this year.  Thanks to the cooler and wetter conditions we’ve had for the last several months it looks like we’llRead more

Next In Line

This is the time of year when everyone is thinking of Christmas holidays, gift giving, trips to the beach (in the southern hemisphere at least) and long lunches. For many in the wine game though it’s also one of the busiest times of year and we are more likely to be found pondering final blendingRead more