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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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Eat & Drink
06/11/2018

Your Essential Margaret River Region Good Food Guide Hit-List

It’s been years since Margaret River could be accused of being a sleepy hollow when it comes to good food and wine. Still (when it came to food, at least) the restaurants in our region were more often than not classed as secondary to their…
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What's On?
31/10/2018

What’s Happening in November?

Are you ready to make the most of the final month of beautiful Spring in the Margaret River region? Aside from the obvious glitz, glam and gluttony of this month's hotly anticipated Gourmet Escape, November offers everything from incredible food and wine events to outdoor…
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abalone being prepared
Eat & DrinkNature & Environment
24/10/2018

World-First Ocean Grown Abalone in Augusta

Get ready for abalone to make a splash on menus - local fisherman Brad Adams has created a world-first, innovative, sustainable way to harvest these tasty treasures of the sea, just off the southern coast. Norman Burns chats to him about the underwater world of…
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Eat & Drink
23/10/2018

The Benefits of Local Olive Oil

Margaret River produces high quality olive oil that tastes like olive oil should as well as containing the health benefits imported oils lack. Dianne Bortoletto chats with one of the region's small producers. Petra Olive Oil Estate began as a retirement project in 1999 when…
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Weddings & Special Events
23/10/2018

8 Amazing Wedding Venues in the Margaret River Region

Given the Margaret River region's astounding natural beauty and abundance of amazing wedding venues, it's not surprising that so many couples decide to make it the location of their special day. But with so many incredible wineries, breweries and restaurants to choose from as your…
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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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Eat & Drink
02/10/2018

What’s New at Gourmet Escape 2018?

"I'd happily travel the 9,000 miles from London for a glass of anything from Cullen Wines.” It's one of the genuine quotes from Nigella Lawson about her last visit to the Margaret River region for the 2016 Gourmet Escape. And on that note, Nigella will…
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