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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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Wine & WineriesWhat's On?
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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Wine & Wineries
02/05/2018

Get to Know Your Young Guns of Margaret River Winemaking

For a region that produces only 2% of the country’s total wine, to have seven Margaret River winemakers recognised for their innovative and creative winemaking methods in this year’s Young Gun of Wine Top 50 speaks volumes. The Young Gun of Wine awards are an…
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Wine & Wineries
29/03/2018

The Night Shift: Ensuring a Good Vintage by Picking at Night

If you're gunning down a road in wine country around midnight in early autumn, the lights you see are probably not UFOs. It's unlikely to be a rave. Nor are you seeing an unusual cult ritual. You are observing the nocturnal movements of the winemaker…
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Wine & WineriesEat & Drink
06/03/2018

Wondering What’s Open Over the Holidays?

As Aussies, we cherish the summer season. Packing up the car for holidays and long weekends by the beach, leaving our worries behind for another day. To help plan that special time with family and friends, we've put together lists of restaurants, bars, pubs and other…
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