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Manager Liv shakes up an Aviation
Eat & Drink
20/03/2017

Cocktail Hour – shaking up a storm in the South West

Things are subtly changing in the Margaret River region. While wine is still the tipple for which we’re best known, there’s a quiet revolution taking place with beer and cider, and now spirits and cocktails as well. Images by The Grove and Tim Campbell. The…
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Stand Up Paddleboard in the clear blue water at Castle Rock Beach near Dunsborough
Active & AdventureNature & Environment
14/03/2017

Life’s A Beach

Everybody has their own favourite secret beach - Janine Pittaway reveals hers. Just don't tell anybody else... The Margaret River region is blessed with approximately 200km of coastline stretching from Busselton to Augusta, so even in the height of summer it’s still possible to discover…
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Wine & Wineries
07/03/2017

Chardonnay: Get to know the flavours of this gorgeous grape

You’ve no doubt tried Chardonnay, the most well known of any white varietal and no doubt think it’s a wine you know. But in the Margaret River region you may discover a different side to this popular drop. For the Margaret River Makers video series…
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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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jesters flat horse riding margaret river
Active & AdventureNature & Environment
02/12/2016

The Mane Event: experience the Margaret River region on horseback

Seeing the Margaret River region from horseback is one of the world's great experiences - don't miss your chance to saddle up and be one with nature. By Gabi Mills. I'm no natural horsewoman despite my desperation as child growing up in Scotland to own…
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