An annual Great Southern highlight, the Albany Wine & Food Festival will be serving up a variety of over 100 wines from across the Great Southern region. Held on April 4 2020, this will be your chance to sip, taste and savour them all in one place at Eyre Park.
Margaret River’s Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon has taken out the prestigious 2019 Halliday Australian Cabernet Challenge Trophy. The world’s most widely planted vine and Australia’s third most planted variety, Cabernet Sauvignon, is one of Australian wine’s great success stories, and the proof in the award-winning varieties across the South West.
A highlight for both wine producers and enthusiasts, the annual Singapore Airlines Swan Valley Wine Show was held last week in the lead up to Gourmet Escape. Mandoon Estate provided a sensational backdrop for the gala awards dinner on Friday evening, which was attended by winemakers throughout the region, Swan Valley business owners and members of the community.
Last week was a big one for the Australian wine industry. Distinguished Australian wine critic James Halliday announced the winners for the annual Halliday Wine Companion Awards, and Margaret River was once again a stand out wine region. Wilyabrup wineries Domaine Naturaliste took out the Best Value Winery award and Vanya Cullen from Cullen Wines went home with the title of Best Winemaker. Read on to discover what Halliday had to say about these exemplary Margaret River wineries and their passionate creators.