Winery in focus – Curly Flat

Winery in focus – Curly Flat

Curly Flat was established in 1989 by Phillip Moraghan and Jenifer Kolkka. Together they built up an enviable estate up until 2017 when winemaker Philip left for pastures new and Jeni became the sole owner. She wisely employed winemaker Matt Harrop, who had built a...
Varietal Review 2021- Chardonnay

Varietal Review 2021- Chardonnay

In preparation for the 7th edition I’ve completed a review of chardonnay. This versatile grape variety allows the winemaker to demonstrate all the tricks of the trade, and whilst fads and fashions come and go, chardonnay remains ever-popular. Key Facts AKA also...
Heathcote

Heathcote

The region of Heathcote in Central Victoria has been long lauded as the next ‘big thing’, but has it reached its potential? Let’s find out. Heathcote shares it origins, like much of Central Victoria, with the discovery of gold. It was the scene of one of the shortest,...
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...