Barossa Valley soils and the Cirillo Vineyard

Barossa Valley soils and the Cirillo Vineyard

The Barossa Zone, which incorporates the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley regions as well as the small High Eden sub-region, has a total of 13,989 hectares of vines (2018). The Barossa Valley is the largest region in Australia, outside of the power-house of the inland...
Mildura – Part Two of a tour of the Murray

Mildura – Part Two of a tour of the Murray

The settlement of Mildura dates back to the late 19th century and its establishment is indebted to two Canadian brothers. George and William Benjamin Chaffey were encouraged to come to Australia by the then Victorian Cabinet Minister, and later Prime Minister, Alfred...
The Games That People Play

The Games That People Play

This article was first published in Wine Hunter magazine   It is the Australian ethos to seek out some sort of sport whenever two or more people gather in a social circle. Whether this takes the form of a Sunday afternoon of backyard cricket or a game of two-up...
New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block

This article was first published in the Australian Wine Selector     The World of Wine is not too dissimilar to humans. Good and bad years come and go, the place is full of different races and creeds (or in wines case, varieties). There is the occasional...