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09/02/2018

How To Celebrate Love In Your Margaret River Region

With Valentine’s Day almost here, you’re either planning that romantic dinner for two or cringing in anticipation. But romance isn’t defined by Hallmark, and doesn’t have to be just chocolates and flowers. February in the Margaret River Region has romance woven into its very fabric:…
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Wine & Wineries
30/01/2018

Wine voices – Ben McDonald, Vigneron, & Sasha Foley, Winemaker – Glenarty Road

“Five generations lived in the same old house here. What you had to do with the group settlement scheme was clear 2 acres a year for 10 years and then the farm was yours. It was hard work, with big timbers around. Poppa applied for…
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Eat & DrinkWine & Wineries
19/12/2017

Wondering what’s open over the holidays?

Trying to plan your Christmas and New Year celebrations can be a little challenging when you're not sure what places are open or closed. We've put together lists of restaurants, bars, pubs and other places that are open in Your Margaret River Region over the silly…
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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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Eat & DrinkWine & Wineries
18/12/2017

Family Friendly Wineries

Your Margaret River Region is well known for producing outstanding wine and food. Many wineries have been blessed with the genius idea to combine the two, and have cafes or restaurants situated on their estates giving people a chance to taste their wines and enjoy…
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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
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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