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Shaw Vineyard Estate has commenced constructing a new state-of-the-art cellar door. This will be a landmark building designed to take advantage of the vineyard views and the rural aspect of the estate. The new building will provide an enhanced level of wine experience, doing away with the traditional squeezing everyone in at the one bar,…

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Tanya Olinder

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Wednesday August 30, 2017

Olleyville

New restaurant for Murrumbateman

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This September sees a new restaurant ‘Olleyville at Shaw Vineyard’ opening in Murrumbateman in the Shaw Vineyard Estate building. Olleyville offers something for locals and visitors with traditional, rustic, shareable dishes at an affordable price. A wood fired oven dominates the menu with seasonal dishes including, free range roasted chicken, lamb, seafood, classic favourites and…

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Tanya Olinder

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Wednesday August 30, 2017

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Pop-up at Tulip Tops Garden

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Summerhill Road Vineyard will be hosting a pop-up wine stall every weekend including the two public holidays during the Tulip Tops Garden season opening in Sutton. Tulip Top Gardens is only open to the public for 4 weeks every Spring. Owner of Summerhill Road Vineyard, Sarah said ‘We had so much fun last year over…

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Sarah McDougall

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Sunday August 27, 2017

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Robyn Rowe is selected for a trip of a lifetime

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Robyn Rowe of Robyn Rowe Chocolates has been selected to experience where her cocoa beans come from in Africa. Company F. Mayer Imports P/L and Callebaut Belgium, who supply Robyn her Fair Trade chocolate, have created a customised Cocoa Plantation Tour of Ghana for selected Australian Chocolatiers, Pastry Chefs and Chefs who want the opportunity…

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Tuesday August 15, 2017

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International award for Four Winds Vineyard’s new labels

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The Canberra District’s Four Winds Vineyard has won Overall Supreme Champion at the Drinks International Wine Design Challenge for their new range of wine labels. Released mid-2016 the range is a photography series keeping to the theme of ‘wind’. The Wine Design Challenge rewards companies that distinguish their wines through eye-catching design. Each entry was…

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Sarah Collingwood

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Tuesday March 14, 2017

McKellar Ridge Shiraz Viognier

McKellar Ridge Shiraz Viognier Hits the Mark

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Further evidence that James Halliday is impressed with Canberra District Shiraz Viognier came with a recent score of 96 points for McKellar Ridge 2015. Writing in the January 2017 edition of the Australian Wine Companion magazine James wrote: “Co-fermented with 4% Viognier, matured for 9 months in French oak, mostly new. Deep, full crimson-purple; the promise…

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Brian Johnston

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Tuesday January 17, 2017

Festive Season Opening Hours

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Over this festive season some of us are taking a short break, but we will be back! Please check with each member to confirm opening times for Christmas, Boxing Day and New Years. Canberra Wines wishes you all a safe and fabulous festive season, filled wine, food and laughter. We look forward in welcoming you to the…

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Sarah McDougall

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Sunday December 10, 2017

New Years Eve Party @ The Canberra Wine House

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Ring in the New Year in style at The Canberra Wine House in a Gatsby themed party. From 8pm to 1am, there will be live music and fun. For further information and bookings, please contact The Canberra Wine House.

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Sarah McDougall

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Sunday December 10, 2017

Panfried Salmon with Pankhurst Arneis

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Panfried Salmon and potato salad with hot lime butter dressing and Pankhurst Arneis  450gm salmon fillet, skin on, seasoned with salt on both sides 400gm chat potatoes, cut in half 2pkts fresh asparagus, cut into thirds 100gm dried cranberries 1/4c extra virgin olive oil 50gm butter Zest and juice of half a lime Boil the potatoes…

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Sarah McDougall

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Sunday December 10, 2017

12 Wines of Christmas Home-made Chutney

12 Wines of Christmas, News

McKellar Ridge Sparkling Pinot Noir with home-made Chutney! This recipe is really simple, yet so delicious and matched to a free-range Pialligo Estate ham. Chutney Jar of Morelo pitted cherries 100gms dried apricots, chopped 4 sprigs fresh thyme 3 allspice berries 1/2c balsamic vinegar 1 Tb black mustard seeds Black pepper Smoked salt Drain the…

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Sarah McDougall

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Thursday December 7, 2017

12 Wines of Christmas Seafood Pasta with Vermentino

12 Wines of Christmas, News

Tallagandra Hill Vermentino with Seafood Pasta This dish will inspire to make a wonderful meal for the festive season. Recipe (serves 2) 500gms green prawns in shell 500gms vongole  4 cloves garlic, crushed 1/2c Vermentino 1/2c fish stock or chicken stock  1/2c cream 200gms spaghetti  Zest and juice of half a lime 1/4c chopped fresh…

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Sarah McDougall

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Monday December 4, 2017

Lark Hill’s New Bar & Cafe

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Lark Hill Wine Bar & Cafe are showcasing the cellaring potential of the Lark Hill wines by serving “Vintage Verticals” each weekend. Two vintages of Lark Hill wine are served with a dish carefully matched to the variety. Compare the current release vintage with a vintage from the Lark Hill Cellar, such as 2016 and…

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Sarah McDougall

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Wednesday November 29, 2017

New releases

Contentious Character second bottling!!

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Contentious Character have now bottled their first Shiraz (2016) along with a Pinot Gris (2017) and Riesling (2017). All are to be released early in 2018. Our final bottling will see our first wine made entirely by our new winemakers Jeremy Wilson and Ash Horner, and will be bottled February 2018. You can get sneak…

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Tony Mansfield

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Friday September 1, 2017

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Mount Majura Vineyard raising funds for YouthCARE

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We’re very proud to announce that the team here at Mount Majura Vineyard have raised $16,000 for our charity partner, YouthCARE Canberra, through the sale of a special release wine, NINO. The money will go directly towards outreach services for youth at risk, in an effort to help those facing homelessness and violence. The NINO…

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Frank van de Loo

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Thursday August 31, 2017

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Lark Hill biodynamic farming features on ABC’s Landline

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Lark Hill  Biodynamic Winery was featured on the ABC’s Landline program on Sunday 6 August. The program was looking at biodynamic farming. It will be available on iView until 5 September  – http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/landline

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Karen Shaw

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Tuesday August 15, 2017

Wine tasting at New Acton

Canberra District Wine Tasting

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Join us for the hottest wine event this month, you’ll taste wine from twelve of the best producers in the Canberra District Wine Region as well as delicious locally-made chocolates by Robyn Rowe. Hosted in the beautiful courtyard of New Acton, warm up with mulled wine and listen to tunes by Capital City Soul DJs! Food will…

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Sarah McDougall

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Monday July 10, 2017

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Canberra Wines at Danks Street Produce Merchants

Meet the Maker, News

Ten Canberra District Wineries will be showcasing their award-winning wines each fortnight till Christmas at the popular Danks Street Produce Merchants at 3 Danks Street Waterloo, Sydney. The wineries will be showcasing premium cool-climate wine, with tastings and takeaway bottle sales. John Leyshon, President of the Canberra District Wine Industry Association (CDWIA) said ‘This is…

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Sarah McDougall

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Tuesday June 27, 2017

Sarah Collingwood

Four Winds Vineyard owner selected for Wine Australia’s Future Leaders Program

Announcements, News

Four Winds Vineyard’s owner, Sarah Collingwood, has been selected for Wine Australia’s Future Leaders Program. The program is designed to develop participants’ leadership capabilities and encourage innovation and thoughtful debate on the future of the wine sector. There were 16 wine industry professionals selected from a field of over 100 applicants to be part of the program…

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Karen Shaw

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Friday June 2, 2017

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Canberra winemaker among the 2017 Young Guns of Wine

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The 12 Finalists for the 2017 Young Gun of Wine Awards were announced in mid-May and included Canberra’s own Chris Carpenter from Lark Hill Winery. Chris is the only winemaker included in the 12 from NSW and the ACT. Click here for the full details of the release. For a chance to meet with the Top…

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Karen Shaw

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Monday May 29, 2017

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New Winemaker and Manager for Eden Road Wines

Announcements, News

Last week Eden Road Wines announced the appointment of Celine Rousseau as Eden Road’s new Winemaker and Manager. Celine will lead Eden Road’s crack team of winemakers, the amazing Mike Lloyd and Brigitte Rodda, to exciting new heights! Celine joins Eden Road from the highly regarded High Country NSW wine company Chalkers Crossing, where she was…

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Karen Shaw

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Tuesday May 2, 2017

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Shaw Vineyard Estate selected as Wine Partner by the Australian War Memorial

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There are few places in Australia that have as much of an impact or create more powerful emotions than the Australian War Memorial. In fact, in 2016 the Memorial was voted Trip Advisor’s Number One Landmark in Australia and the South Pacific. And there are few Canberra District based wineries that are as committed to…

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Karen Shaw

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Wednesday April 12, 2017

That's a wrap!

Canberra District Wine Week – that’s a wrap!

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Thank you to everyone who attended an event or events across the week.  It was a packed schedule with plenty to choose from. Thank you too if you came out and supported the cellar doors this past weekend for the Harvest Festival. And big thanks go to the wineries themselves – for continuing to make…

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Tania Paschen

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Sunday April 9, 2017

Head chef for Contentious Character

Updates from Contentious Character

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The four Contentious Characters have brought on board Tom Stoneham, as Head Chef for the kitchen. Back in 2012 when the restaurant closed, it was a fine dining establishment frequented by the locals on personal special occasions, for rugby nights and weddings. Forward to 2017 and shared plates matched to the museum collection of aged…

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Tony Mansfield

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Monday March 20, 2017

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New cellar door hours and new faces at Mount Majura Vineyard

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The cellar door at Mount Majura Vineyard has always been a welcoming place but there are two new smiles you may meet next time you visit. Coinciding with the new cellar door hours, we would like to welcome Brooke Edwards our new cellar door manager. Like Kate, our current manager, Brooke is a wine fanatic…

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Fergus McGhie

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Tuesday March 14, 2017

Canberra Day Long Weekend

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If you are thinking of heading out to the Canberra District wineries this Canberra Day long weekend, here is the list of who will be open on the Monday public holiday:   Affleck Wines 10am to 4pm Capital Wines 10.30am to 5pm Clonakilla 10am to 5pm Collector Wines 10am to 4pm Dog Trap Vineyard 10am…

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Karen Shaw

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Sunday March 5, 2017

Lerida Estate

New award winning label for Lerida Estate

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In early 2015 Lerida Estate on the Federal Highway at Lake George tasked Sydney design agency Denomination with updating their branding (and most importantly their wine labels) to bring it in line with both the quality of the vineyard and wines as well as the contemporary nature of the winery. The owners of the Estate,…

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Anne Caine

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Thursday January 12, 2017

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Shaw Vineyard’s Flagship Shiraz for HMAS Canberra

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Last week Shaw Vineyard Estate together with HMAS Canberra officially launched the 2015 Shaw Vineyard Estate Flagship Shiraz on-board the HMAS Canberra, the largest ship ever constructed for the Royal Australian Navy.  The event was held amongst the ship’s company and guests with Sydney Harbour providing a brilliant backdrop. The wine was blended by Graeme Shaw,…

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Canberra Wines

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Thursday November 17, 2016

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The Contentious Character Story

Meet the Maker

The bone of contention is our character. We’re provocative by nature. Taking pleasure in healthy debate and challenging perspectives. It’s something that comes second nature to us. It’s hard to make great wine without ruffling some feathers. After all, with four founders at the helm, almost every decision we make is the result of diplomacy, negotiation and the odd…

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Canberra Wines Association

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Monday October 24, 2016

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McKellar Ridge Wines Shine

Meet the Maker

McKellar Ridge 2015 Shiraz-Viognier, 2016 Riesling and the 2016 Sauvignon Blanc have all recently won Gold Medals in NSW, Queensland and Canberra and Region wine shows. The 2015 Shiraz Viognier won Top Gold and Trophy in the Boutique category of the NSW Small Winemakers Show and also a Gold at the Royal Queensland Wine Show.…

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Canberra Wines Association

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Monday October 24, 2016

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Lambert’s re-opens as Contentious Character

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Contentious Character is a contemporary vineyard estate with winery, cellar door, diner and function facilities. This high quality, innovative experience in the Canberra cool climate region offers a new tasting and dining experience whilst maintaining a reputation for quality established from the founding Lambert family. These wines represent exceptional value and will be complemented with new releases under…

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Canberra Wines Association

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Monday October 24, 2016

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Riesling Challenge Results a Reflection of Outstanding Vintages

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The 17th Canberra International Riesling Challenge featured an outstanding collection of wines from eight countries with a record number of medals awarded. This is clearly a reflection of the outstanding 2015 and 2016 vintages in the Southern Hemisphere, coupled with a heightened professionalism and attention to detail by winemakers and viticulturists. The Chair of the…

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Canberra Wines Association

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Monday October 24, 2016

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Canberra winery owner named finalist in the Australian Women in Wine Awards

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Four Winds Vineyard owner Sarah Collingwood is one of the finalists in the Australian Women in Wine Awards. Sarah has Four Winds Vineyard for the last six years and has taken the opportunity over the last 24 months to expand the winery using a crowd-funding campaign, re-design the packaging and branding for the business, secure…

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Canberra Wines Association

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Monday October 24, 2016

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New wine to celebrate 180 years in the area.

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To celebrate the 180th anniversary of Rob Howell’s family moving to Jeir (great great grandfather in 1836, unbeknownst to him until recently), and the 33rd year since the family development of Jeir Creek Winery itself, a startling new wine has been released. The late Dr Edgar Reik, a district winemaking pioneer, was insistent that his…

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Canberra Wines Association

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Monday October 24, 2016

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Four Winds Vineyard

Meet the Maker

You won’t regret a visit out to Four Winds Vineyard. With their cellar door nestled between a block of Riesling and Shiraz you can kick back on the deck and enjoy a glass of wine in one hand and a slice of wood-fired pizza in the other. What started out as one couple’s dream to…

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Canberra Wines Association

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Friday October 21, 2016

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NINO

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NINO is the name of a special project wine from the team at Mount Majura Vineyard. It’s a ‘pet nat’ or naturally sparkling wine that somehow came into being in the enthusiasm of vintage 2016. As a challenge the winemaking team set themselves, it was made with absolutely no additives (NINO stands for ‘nothing in,…

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Canberra Wines Association

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Friday October 21, 2016

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Helm Wines

Meet the Maker

Helm Wines this year celebrated their 40th vintage, and 43 years of growing grapes in the Canberra Wine District, with further recognition of their premium wines by James Halliday and three wine show trophies. James Halliday has noted Helm Wines as a 5 red star winery since 2012 putting it in the top 10% of wineries…

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Canberra Wines Association

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Thursday October 20, 2016

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Lark Hill Wines

Meet the Maker

Lark Hill was established by Sue & David Carpenter in 1978, on the Lake George escarpment overlooking Bungendore Village. Lark Hill is the highest & coldest vineyard in the District (at 880m) and from a wide range of grape varieties initially planted, the Carpenters quickly narrowed their focus on cool-climate suited varieties such as Chardonnay,…

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Canberra Wines Association

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Wednesday October 19, 2016

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Wimbaliri

Meet the Maker

Scott and Sarah Gledhill own and operate Wimbaliri. Scott is the winemaker, born in Wallsend, Newcastle NSW, a 6th-generation descendant of German vinedressers who emigrated in 1855 to work for Dr Henry Carmichael at Porphyry Estate in the Hunter Valley. One of Australia’s first vineyards and known for its Porphyry ‘Sauternes’, Porphyry later became part…

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Canberra Wines Association

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Tuesday September 20, 2016

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