As we well and truly enter the Winter period we give you great tastings of delicious sweet whites & fortifieds, Yarra Valley, Southern Victoria & Tasmania, Adelaide Hills, Inland & Organic wines.
Featuring tastings of River Regions • Yarra Valley, Tasmania & Southern Victoria • Sweet White & Fortifieds • Organic Wines • South Island (NZ) .
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THOSE IN THE KNOWE CHOOSE CRAIGIE
In the heart of Tasmania’s East Coast wine region, Craigie Knowe is growing a reputation for producing value for money quality wines, writes Winsor Dobbin. Glenn and Sandy Travers purchased the property in 2013 and since have set about refining the historic property and expanding its vine range to include pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, petit verdot, riesling, pinot gris and chardonnay.
A chance discovery while on a 12-month sabbatical from their home in Sydney led the Horner family into the wine business at historic Mt Bera in the Adelaide Hills, reports Nigel Hopkins. Nestled in the hills around Gumeracha, the 75ha property dates back to 1851 and now boasts an extraordinary range of grape varieties, including pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, shiraz, zweigelt, blaufrankisch and tempranillo for its reds and pinot gris, gruner veltliner and sauvignon blanc for its whites.
NURTURING SPIRITS OF THE PAST
It might have an age-old reputation for producing fine fig jams, but Adelaide’s Glen Ewin Estate is now home to a growing spirit industry. Under the watchful eye of Willa Wauchope, figs have become the foundation of a rapidly expanding gin and aperitif business, and there’s a long-term plan for fig vodka and fig rum, writes Nigel Hopkins.