Tag: Australia

The mighty Giaconda

Small in scale but mighty in reputation, Giaconda is an undisputed star of the Australian wine scene. Sophie Thorpe visits its home, the little-known and secluded region of Beechworth, to catch up with winemaker Nathan Kinzbrunner

Eat, drink and sleep: Margaret River

With the first direct flights from London to Perth touching down, we’ve put together our essential guide to one of the world’s most remote premium wine regions, Margaret River. Read on for tips on where to stay, what to eat and which wineries to visit It is only just over 50 years since Dr Tom […]

Notes from Down Under: all in a day’s work

On her first foray into life on a winery as well as being “Down Under”, Sophie Thorpe shares her initial impressions on becoming a cellar hand, deep in the heart of Australia’s Margaret River “It’s going to be dirty. It’s going to be physical. And it’s going to be hard,” Nic Peterkin – my boss […]

Eat, drink and sleep: Barossa

As England faces a cold snap, Olivia Bodle provides welcome escape, dreaming of warmer climes with her guide to Australia’s Barossa Valley The hour’s drive north east of Adelaide to Barossa is almost eerily quiet and calm, the empty roads head straight through the parched landscape; arid squares turning suddenly into vineyards just before you […]