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Wine & Wineries

Wine & Wineries
13/12/2017

Wine voices – George Cooper, Chef – Food by the Chef

“I come from the home of brewing, in Burton upon Trent. As I grew up, we drank beer in our late teens. My parents, my grandparents, aunties and uncles; they all drank beer. That's what we brewed in our hometown, so wine wasn't a massive…
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Wine & Wineries
06/12/2017

Wine voices – Tim Lovett, Senior Winemaker, Leeuwin Estate

“I packed up the car and moved from the Yarra to Margaret River. I'd never been here before but I just knew that I wanted to be here making the best Chardonnay possible. Obviously Margaret River is based upon flagship benchmarks, which varietally are Chardonnay…
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Wine & Wineries
05/12/2017

A vintage winery with unexpected surprises

They say it’s the quiet ones you have to watch. Clairault Streicker Wines are doing some great things, quietly going about the business of making fantastic wines, but also creating a terrific visitor experience. For more than 40 years, the Clairault Streicker Estate has produced…
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Wine & Wineries
28/11/2017

Wine Voices – Steve Shannon, Cellar Door Manager, Juniper Estate

“I bought a block of land in Forest Grove next to what is currently Devil's Lair, in 1976, with a couple of mates; we were 22. And then I had to pay for it, so I went away and worked for a few years and…
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Eat & DrinkWine & Wineries
23/11/2017

Visiting Chefs Praise Margaret River

The Margaret River region was once again flooded with foodie royalty over the Gourmet Escape weekend, with some of the top names in the industry gracing local kitchens and cooking for their Aussie fans. Event Director Katrina King said this year’s festival had been huge,…
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Wine & Wineries
21/11/2017

Wine voices – Brendan Carr, Winemaker, Xanadu Wines

“I've done so many vintages around the world travelling around North America, South America, Europe, New Zealand, all these places and really it's a good way to go travelling. You meet all the local crew, drink the local booze, eat the local food, learn all…
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Wine & Wineries
15/11/2017

Wine voices – Karen Gough, Co-owner, Settler’s Tavern

“It’s a big circle really; at the Tav (Settler’s Tavern) we have loads of wine industry people; winemakers, all the second winemakers and the people doing vintage. They’re keen to try everything we’ve got. When we first came here you could only get Margaret River…
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Wine & Wineries
08/11/2017

Wine voices – Andrew Watson, Woodlands Wine

“For a wine to be great it has to do something for the mind; it has to refresh the mind. A well-crafted example of a style or a different take on a style; a beautiful, artisanal, pristine, hand crafted wine. To be a great wine…
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Eat & DrinkWine & Wineries
31/10/2017

The Brookwood Estate Labour of Love

“This is delicious – and this is yummy too – I love all these wines!” says the lady tasting wines at Brookwood’s rustic cellar door. It’s music to owner-operator Lyn Mann’s ears, as it’s cellar door visitors, not wine critics, she wants to impress. “Back…
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Eat & DrinkWine & Wineries
27/10/2017

The local chefs taking a starring role at Gourmet Escape

Tori Wilson spent a little time finding out about a few of the local chefs to be featured at Gourmet Escape and a couple of things were clear. Their deep passions for the region’s local land and produce tie them together while their own distinctive…
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