Legendary winery Seppelt Great Western is an iconic fixture of the Australian wine scene, and as Ray Jordan discovers, 170 years after vines were first planted they are still producing top drops.
Bird in Hand — an Adelaide Hills vineyard with a WA winemaker — has infiltrated the fanciest wine lists on the planet. How it is taking flight in a crowded market, one celebrity endorsement at a time.
Story: Ben O'Shea
Power, elegance, and seduction. At first glance there is a sense of mutual exclusivity about the words. Yet strangely they can share a common thread when applied to pinot noir.
Ray Jordan profiles a South Australian winemaker making some of the country’s best-value reds.
For many, Australian shiraz is synonymous with the robust wines of the Barossa and McLaren Vale. But a new iteration began to emerge about 15 years ago. Here’s what sets them apart.
Surfing mates ride out on a wave of tasty small batch beers.
One of the Barossa’s oldest vinyards has just release its 40th vintage, and its a cracker.
Zinfandel is one of the most curious of all varieties. In an era when winemakers are generally seeking to reduce alcohol, zin fanatics want just the opposite.
After losing its way in the 80s and 90s, Grenache is back, and in the hands of top winemakers, the variety is enjoying renewed popularity among drinkers.
A booming health and fitness industry coupled with Perth’s social drinking culture is driving consumer demand for non-alcoholic options, according to a recently-opened booze-free store.
It was Pinot Picnic’s first hit-out last weekend and while the snap lockdown had its predicted impacts on businesses and our lives, it was not enough to put a dampener on this hugely successful event.
Here’s the drum on the 2016 release of Hill of Grace — it is one of the very best, unmistakable in style and expression of the old vines.
Australians could get more choice in locally made beer and gin, with the Morrison Government set to slash taxes on brewers and distilleries in this month’s Federal Budget.
Small businesses hit hard by last weekend’s snap three-day lockdown and lingering restrictions need more than just the $2000 compensation, says WA’s peak business lobby.
WA’s embattled accommodation and hospitality sectors say they need meaningful compensation to help cover the lost revenue from a second lockdown within the space of four months.
Denmark’s Rockcliffe winery just keeps kicking goals.
The famous beachfront cafe is set to close once the site is demolished for a new development. But could Cottesloe gain from Trigg’s loss?
The pioneering winery has been sold to WA’s Jackson family, ending nearly 18 months of squabbling that reached the WA Supreme Court after the business was put into liquidation last year.
The fifth release of the Vasse Felix Tom Cullity Cabernet Malbec from the 2017 vintage has structure, finesse, restraint and elegance. An all-round class act.
EXCLUSIVE PICTURES: The princess of pop is sprinkling some of her stardust on WA after choosing Margaret River as the home of her first Australian wine.
Top craft brewers pull out all the hops for Froth Town beerfest.
The star arrived in the South West yesterday to taste test a local wine being made by a premium winery for her own booze brand.
Ray Jordan and Lily Hoffmann
With so much focus — and justifiable focus — on the wonderful single vineyard Hill of Grace, other wines in the portfolio can be overlooked. Mistake; big mistake.
WA craft brewers say a proposed beer tax cut would allow them to scale-up faster as demand rises for boutique beverages.
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