StoriesThe latest ideas for discovering Your Margaret River Region

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Wine & Wineries
04/01/2017

Wine voices: – Julian Scott, Winemaker, Flametree Wines

“For me surfing big waves is what I like to do. Margaret River is unique for that when you talk about the wine as well. It’s a special place. What’s amazing is the diversity of varieties. On the same vineyard, perhaps a different aspect, you…
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Wine & Wineries
28/12/2016

Wine voices: Lara McCall, Winemaker Burnside Organic Farm and Three Boys

“Originally we chose varieties (Zinfandel and Vermentino) that we liked drinking. Zinfandel: we were inspired by David Hohnen and what he did at Cape Mentelle (and now at McHenry Hohnen) and knew you could experiment and make it in different ways. Varieties also suited to…
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Wine & Wineries
21/12/2016

Wine voices: David Hohnen, McHenry Hohnen & The Farm House

“With a third generation of winemakers we’ve got a culture of wine; people who socialize together that are winemakers. I think that's really positive. I see a younger generation of winemakers turning their backs on what I saw as way too much science in winemaking. …
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Wine & Wineries
14/12/2016

Wine voices: Steve Martin, Viticulturist, Stella Bella

“I really enjoy gardening and that's what this is, on a grand scale. I cut my teeth at Leeuwin Estate working with John Brocksopp who’s been in the industry for a very long time; just Leeuwin’s second Viticulturist. Then David Winstanley, the current Viticulturist over…
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Wine & Wineries
07/12/2016

Wine voices: Seth James, Executive Chef, Wills Domain

“When we put together a menu it’s more a reversal, being a winery restaurant: sitting down looking at the wine with Bruce (the winemaker) we’ll go over the wines. Bruce has a wealth of knowledge.” “When we come up with a dish I’ve got the…
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Wine & Wineries
09/11/2016

Wine voices: Brian Devitt, Winemaker & co-founder, Ashbrook Estate

"We were only the tenth vineyard in Margaret River. It was the pioneering days but we were confident about its future. The people who were here at that time were people I’d describe as dedicated wine people who were driven by the idea that they…
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Wine & Wineries
02/11/2016

Wine voices: Claire Tonon, Sommelier, Voyager Estate

"I think we’ve got it pretty good here. I’d like to say that I would love to live in every single wine region in the world, just from a purely academic point of view. You can never get enough knowledge and the only way you…
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Wine & Wineries
19/10/2016

Wine voices: Josephine Perry, Winemaker (Riedel Young Gun of Wine 2016)

"My grandfather was a brewer at Swan Brewery and I had go over and help him clean his house every Wednesday afternoon after school. I’d ride my bike over and we used to brew all sorts of stuff in his shed. Then I had to…
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Wine & Wineries
12/10/2016

Wine voices: Bruce Dukes, Winemaker, Naturaliste Vintners

"To me what we can get from Margaret River is fruit that has beautiful fragrances, perfumes and textures, that we can seemingly translate to quite meaningful styles, to make wines of great fruit freshness and great elegance. I think it’s those things that are important…
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