Month: December 2016

Porongorup Wine Festival 2017

The 28th Annual Porongorup Wine Festival will take place on March 5th at Karrivale. There will be live music, local wines and food stalls, and entertainment for the whole family. Anna Gare and Don Hancey will be presenting culinary creations at the One Wok Wonder and cooking demonstration, or you can join a wine masterclass with Dan Wegener as he breaks down Rieslings, Chardonnays, Shiraz and Pinot Noir. Compete in the Grape Stomping competition for a chance to wine some fantastic prizes, or be swept away by the acrobats performance, and learn some skills at the circus workshops. The...

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Alkoomi Wines New Releases

Alkoomi Wines in the Great Southern region has been hard at work the last few months, releasing three different varieties of wine. The 2014 Shiraz was released just days before Christmas, ready to be enjoyed over the festive season. The 2016 Sauvignon Blanc was released and featured on Australian Wine Review mid December, also in time for Christmas, scoring a respectable 90 points out of 100. Their 2016 Melaleuca Riesling was released and featured on Australian Wine Review in October, with the tasting and score shown...

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What’s On at Rockcliffe Winery this Summer

Free Summer Events at Rockcliffe Winery Head down to the Denmark winery all throughout summer to enjoy afternoons of music, food, wine and beer. The music sessions are running from 4pm-7pm every Sunday through January, as well as one show in March and one in April. Also don’t forget to check out the Friday Kwoorabup Markets, and the Night Market as part of Taste Great Southern in March! There’s so much happening this season. Dec 31 Shaky Reed Trio Jan 1 Moondog J Jan 8 Kallidad Jan 15 Billy Neal w/ Lez Karski Trio Jan 22 Kings of Funk...

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Western Australian Wines Made it to Nepal

Peos Estate in Manjimup were very pleased to find their Chardonnay made it to the Malla Hotel in Kathmandu, Nepal, along with three other WA wines from Byron & Harold, Plantagenet and Willoughby Park in the Great Southern region. The Himalayan Times Travel & Lifestyle listed the best pairing for each wine as the Fresh Food Traders launched the local wines in a Malla Hotel programme. The Peos Estate drop was said to be best paired with light, delicate food, such as crab and prawns. Byron & Harold’s Shiraz and Willoughby Park’s Cabernet Sauvignon are both said to taste best with red...

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Geographe Winery on UK Best Tempranillo List

Angelicus Wines in Ferguson Valley received a lovely surprise when their 2014 Tempranillo made in onto the UK Independent 14 Best Tempranillo Wines list. Here’s what the British online newspaper had to say about the Geographe wine. “From a rocky vineyard in the Geographe wine area of Western Australia comes this 99 per cent Tempranillo, one per cent Grenache, wine produced from five clones of Tempranillo brought to Australia from Ribera del Duero and Rioja. Huge flavours of plums, mulberries and dark fruit allied to smooth tannins with overtones of chocolate and spices.” Only Spanish and Australian Tempranillos made...

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