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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
Eat & DrinkWine & Wineries
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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Arts & WellbeingWine & Wineries
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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Wine & Wineries
29/08/2018

Winery Dogs

Wine dogs. They’re the unsung heroes of the wine industry. Their humans get the glory for the scrumptious chardonnay or shiraz, but it’s the wine dogs who quietly keep things running smoothly. There’s dozens if not hundreds of these handsome, hard working hounds in the…
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Wine & Wineries
15/08/2018

The Rise of Organic and Biodynamic Wine

Five years ago, organic and biodynamic winemaking might have seemed left field or faddish. But jump forward to 2018 and you see an increasing number of converts to sustainable agriculture in the Margaret River region. Fergal Gleeson spoke to three of the regions wineries in…
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Wine & Wineries
15/08/2018

Off the Beaten Track Wineries

At 50 years of age, the Margaret River wine region now has many wineries that are globally recognised such as Vasse Felix, Leeuwin Estate and Cullen Wines. But that’s only part of the region’s story. There are close to one hundred cellar doors in the…
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Wine & Wineries
10/07/2018

Winter Wine Pairing

Winter feasting inevitably means we reach for warming winter red wine. Fergal Gleeson suggests which local drops go well with hearty meals. American singer Kathy Mattea once said that 'a gourmet meal without a glass of wine just seems tragic'. It's a sentiment that I…
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11/06/2018

Local Legend Receives Order of Australia

David Hohnen of McHenry Honen played a massive part in putting Margaret River on the world wine map and he's just been honoured with an Order of Australia for significant service to oenology, to the development of the Australian wine industry, and as a promoter of…
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