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Winestate’s 40 year Anniversary

A journey of fourteen thousand six hundred and ten days! IT WAS May 1978 when, with an 80c cover price, the first Winestate magazine hit the news stands.

News Briefs

REWARDED FOR SERVICE

TWO leading Australian winemakers have been awarded honours in the annual Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Iain Riggs, long-time Brokenwood Wines chief winemaker and managing director was named as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his significant service...

GODFREY DELIVERS

WHEN long-time Penfolds fortified winemaker James Godfrey was given the go ahead to create a series of new fortifieds, his brief was quite specific. “It had to be good, it had to excite and had to surprise,” recalls Godfrey. He...

MAKING TRACKS

INNOVATIVE Passing Clouds at Musk, outside Daylesford, will soon be the first winery in Australia to have a train pulling in to its own station. A collaboration between Passing Clouds and Spa Country Railway, co-funded by Regional Development Victoria’s Wine...

THAI LUXURY

FINDING good wine to drink in Thailand can be fraught with danger. Firstly, local taxes make wines very expensive, and secondly hotels and restaurants do not always store their wine stocks away from the hot weather. One exception to this...