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Singlefile top Dark Horse

Singlefile top Dark Horse

Denmark-based wine producer Singlefile Wines was declared Dark Horse of the Year by revered critic James Halliday in his inaugural Australian Wine Companion Awards. The winery produced its first vintage in 2009. Singlefile CEO, Patrick Corbett said he is overwhelmed by the national recognition, “To be singled out, when I think about what James does […]

August 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
West Cape Howe great value!

West Cape Howe great value!

The West Cape Howe 2011 Cabernet Merlot is the best value red wine in Australia according to Ray Jordan in The West Australian Top 100 Reds wine tasting held recently. The Cabernet Merlot is sourced from Great Southern vineyards in Mount Barker and Frankland River and retails for under $15. West Cape Howe chief winemaker […]

August 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Flying Visit from China

Flying Visit from China

As soon as our UK visitors had left (see previous post) we entertained 12 visitors from China on  flying 24 hour visit. Again this visit was organised in association with Wine Australia. Such a short time in the region makes life hard for everybody, so we settled for showing our acknowledged strengths – Riesling and […]

May 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
UK visitors impressed

UK visitors impressed

We were very pleased to welcome five visitors from the UK – well, one based in Switzerland – into the great Great Southern in early April. The visitors were here at the invitation of Wine Australia and the GSWPA as part of Wine Australia’s UK, Ireland and European Union Sommeliers, Independant Retailers and Educators visit. […]

May 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
A Major US Wine Enthusiast in the Great Southern

A Major US Wine Enthusiast in the Great Southern

Joe Czerwinski, Managing Editor of Digital and Print for Wine Enthusiast Media, visited the Great Southern recently. The Great Southern Wine Producers’ Association entertained Joe at The Rocks in Albany and took the opportunity to run a few current and aged wines past him. Joe tasted and enjoyed a range of Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, […]

April 2, 2013 | By | Reply More
CH’NG Poh Tiong in the Great Southern

CH’NG Poh Tiong in the Great Southern

Highly respected wine writer Mr CH’NG Poh Tiong will be visiting the Great Southern wine region in March 2013. Poh Tiong has accepted an invitation extended by the Great Southern Wine Producers’ Association (GSWPA) on behalf of Taste Great Southern. Poh Tiong is a lawyer by training. He is the publisher of The Wine Review […]

February 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
GSWPA supporting Taste Great Southern

GSWPA supporting Taste Great Southern

Taste Great Southern is set to take the region by storm in March and many Great Southern Wine Producers’ Association (GSWPA) members are holding food and wine events to celebrate all that is good about production in the great Great Southern region of  Western Australia. The events are centered around the long weekend in March […]

February 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Riesling Rocks Perth!

Riesling Rocks Perth!

Great Southern Riesling rocked the marquee at Royal Perth Yacht Club in early December when 16 producers showed off their best to an enthusiastic crowd of informed and interested Riesling lovers.  Perth turned on a glorious afternoon and the guests enjoyed their Rieslings along with Albany oysters shucked on the spot by shucker extraordinaire Andy Warner […]

December 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
Five Virtues Regional Shiraz Available

Five Virtues Regional Shiraz Available

 A cooperative effort by Great Southern Wine Producers’ Association (GSWPA) members resulted in the release of the 2011 Five Virtues Shiraz late last month. The Five Virtues Shiraz was bottled at Harewood Estate in Denmark and is a blend of premium wine from each of the Great Southern’s recognised sub-regions: Albany, Denmark, Frankland River, Mount Barker and Porongurup. […]

December 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
James Halliday at Riesling Lunch

James Halliday at Riesling Lunch

Leading wine commentator James Halliday was guest of honour at a lunch held to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Riesling production in the Great Southern. The lunch was held in Mount Barker on Friday 16 November and organised by the Great Southern Wine Producers’ Association (GSWPA). Mr Halliday engaged the audience of wine producers and […]

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