StoriesThe latest ideas for discovering Your Margaret River Region

Wine & Wineries
18/12/2017

Wine voices – Greg Garnish, Winemaker – Harmans Estate

"I always loved wine. I was studying business law at uni and working at a café, building wine lists and ended up consulting to build other wine lists around the place. But I ended up becoming an accountant, for a while working on the Terrace,…
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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
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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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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Wine & Wineries
23/10/2017

Vanya Cullen, The Winemaker

As we release the next in the our series The Winemaker, Max Brearley profiles Vanya Cullen - Owner, Managing Director and Chief Winemaker at Cullen Wines. Watch the full length film below for a glimpse of one of Margaret River’s most renowned winemakers. Click the edit…
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Wine & Wineries
02/10/2017

Josephine Perry, The Winemaker

As we release the next in our series The Winemaker, Max Brearley profiles Josephine Perry of Dormilona. Watch the full length film below for a glimpse of one of Margaret River’s most celebrated up and coming winemakers. “It's the simplicity of capturing the fruit. That's what…
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Wine & Wineries
11/09/2017

Virginia Willcock, The Winemaker

As we release The Winemaker film trilogy, Max Brearley profiles Virginia Willcock of Vasse Felix. Watch the full length film below for a glimpse of one of Margaret River’s most renowned winemakers. “You know I've done maybe thirty-two vintages in my life. Twenty-six of them…
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