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09/04/2019

What’s Open Over the Easter & Anzac Day Holidays

With the Good Friday, Easter Monday and Anzac Day public holidays all falling close together this year, many are taking advantage of the opportunity for a nice extended break and of course, this lends itself to a decent getaway in the Margaret River region. To…
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Wine & WineriesEat & Drink
02/04/2019

How To: Pairing Vintage Wine & Vinyl

If you like music and you like wine, grab yourself a bottle or two from Snake + Herring and whack on a record - because all the wines are named after songs. Tony (Snake) Davis, and Redmond (Herring) Sweeney - the brains behind the Snake…
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Barrel Maker John Kingdon
Wine & WineriesArts & Wellbeing
18/03/2019

The Ancient Craft of Barrel Making

Barrel Makers, or Coopers, are an integral part of the success story of Margaret River winemaking. Anna Pellegrin-Hartley meets the men behind this ancient craft. If you’re anything like us, you spend a lot of time looking at vineyards, and drinking the resultant wine, but…
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Wine & Wineries
11/12/2018

Sparkle Your Way Through the Festive Season

A tasting experience of Howard Park’s sparkling wines is a serious undertaking: three labels encompassing three distinct styles made in two countries, the program headed by Australia’s 2018 Winemaker of the Year, Janice McDonald. Across their four sparkling wines, there’s flavours ranging from ringing pear,…
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Gourmet Escape - Beach BBQ Matt Stone
Wine & WineriesEat & Drink
19/11/2018

Margaret River Region the True Star of Gourmet Escape

Small town but not small time. It’s been a Gourmet Escape weekend of big name chefs, beach barbecues, gourmet get togethers, live cooking demonstrations and slow winery dinners. The consistent star across all platforms? The Margaret River region, its environment and its produce. We spend…
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Wine & Wineries
07/11/2018

From The Ground Up

Step into the vineyard at Cullen Wines and it is immediately clear that things are different here. The bees are buzzing, the sun is shining, the soil is humming. Wait. The soil is humming? Well, you can almost hear it; it’s full of life and…
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Wine & WineriesArts & Wellbeing
07/11/2018

Sculpture by the Vines

Howard Park Wines are breaking the mould again, in a year of firsts, they continue to challenge perceptions of the traditional cellar door experience. This month, they unveiled a new art installation - Margaret River's first vine sculpture. Entitled Transcience, the work created by two-time Sculpture…
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Wine & Wineries
17/10/2018

The Good Life

Sasha McDonald had a background studying fine arts in Melbourne before wine took over. "I developed a passion for the dirt," she says, reflecting not just on her love for wine, but also the importance of the vineyard to her philosophy. After further studies in…
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