You kids drive me to drink!

We’ve all heard it, shouted over the sounds of banging around in the kitchen. Heard it followed by a car door slamming; heard it with an exasperated laugh. “You kids drive me to drink!”  And now that we’re old enough to drive, we actually can drive mum to the drink! So think outside the wine box this Mother’s Day and choose a memorable experience you can both raise a glass to.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day

What better way to start the day than with a Chandon champagne breakfast? So start it right with a mouthwatering breakfast for two overlooking the ocean at Cockle Bay Wharf Darling Harbour. With fresh seasonal assorted fruits, homemade croissants, assorted pastries, eggs Benedict and more – she’ll will be spoilt for choice this Mother’s day.

What do you mean I can’t have wine for lunch?

Take mum on a picnic lunch at Audrey Wilkinson, one of the top ten cellar doors at the Hunter Valley and enjoy spectacular views of the grounds while enjoying a bottle of wine (or two!). As any child knows, you can’t go wrong with a meal that mum doesn’t have to cook herself!

I’m having fruit salad for dinner. Well, it’s mostly grapes actually. Okay, all grapes. Fermented grapes. I’m having wine for dinner.

As the kids begin to fly the nest, our mums (although they won’t admit it) definitely feel a daughter or son-sized hole in their hearts. So how do we lessen the blow when they lose their perfect children? The solution is easier than raising children, and a lot cheaper! Adopt a vine instead! Mum can maintain the vine throughout the year, pick grapes when they’re at vintage and never has to pick up after it! Happy Mother’s Day!

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Somebody rescue that wine – it’s trapped in the bottle!

We’ve all experienced a drop that wasn’t quite for us, but here’s an opportunity to step into the lab and become your own ‘winemaker’ for the day. With a 90-minute wine blending class you and mum can whip up the perfect white or red to enjoy together this Mother’s Day. The only thing more precious than family time is wine time.

“Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words” - Plautus.

What woman doesn’t love a champagne celebration? Bring mum to the champagne showdown and sample six iconic champagnes. Including Veuve Cliquot, Bollinger and Pol Roger. Mum will be absolutely spoilt for choice. So raise a glass over premium European cheeses and mum’s best girlfriends. You’ll win favourite child of the year.

We all need a little liquid courage

For adrenaline junkies, sometimes the bus from winery to winery just isn’t enough. They need danger, and what better way to face it than with liquid courage? Help mum face her fears by abseiling down a 30-metre cliff! With a 100% safety rating, mum will come back in one piece with a new adventure under her belt before heading to the Rockford Winery for a two-course meal with wine and a full cellar door wine tasting experience. They do say having children is challenging, so challenge mum to an activity outside her comfort zone this Mother’s Day.