Who owns Leeuwin Estate?
The Estate is ranked as a “five star” winery by James Halliday, who notes “This outstanding winery and vineyard is owned by the Horgan family, founded by Denis and Tricia, who continue their involvement, with son Justin Horgan and daughter Simone Furlong joint chief executives.
What wine is Margaret River famous for?
Margaret River has built a global reputation for its outstanding Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon thanks to two scientists and a tenacious community of trailblazing winemakers – many of whom had never made wine before. Today there are around 150 wineries producing more than their fair share of premium Australian wine.
Who owns Leeuwin Coast?
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What happened Rothbury Estate?
Due to prolonged periods of drought and consequently poor yields, the estate ran into financial difficulties. In 1995, despite fierce opposition from Evans, Rothbury Estate was hostilely taken over by Mildara Blass, after which Len Evans withdrew.
Do oysters grow in Western Australia?
While small volumes of edible oysters are produced on the south coast of Western Australia, the oyster industry is concentrated in New South Wales (as well as some limited production in southern Queensland), South Australia and Tasmania.
Where is the Leeuwin coast?
The Leeuwin Current is a warm ocean current which flows southwards off the western coast of Australia. The Leeuwin Current makes the continental shelf waters of southern Western Australia warmer in winter and cooler in summer compared to similar regions in our latitude.
Where is the Rothbury Estate?
The winery is located in Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley in the state of New South Wales in Australia. It was founded in 1968 by the well-known Australian winemaker and wine journalist Len Evans (1930-2006), who put a state-of-the-art winery into operation two years later.
Is it better to stay in Margaret River or Dunsborough?
If staying in a town I’d recommend Margaret River in preference to Dunsborough… although Dunsborough has some lovely apartments and houses on the beachfront if that appeals. Can get quite pricey though. Very quiet location yet only a 1 min stroll to the main street.
Can you swim in the Margaret River?
Meelup is one of the most picturesque and popular beaches in the Margaret River region and is one of the best swimming beaches thanks to its protected aspect and gentle waves. It’s facilities, like picnic tables and BBQs, also make it a brilliant spot for a family picnic day out, any time of year.
What is the oldest vineyard in the Hunter Valley?
“Dalwood is Australia’s oldest surviving vineyard site and winery in the oldest surviving wine region, the Hunter Valley – it is a privilege to be the winemaker for this iconic property and to be the most recent contributor to its storied history.”
What wine is famous in Hunter Valley?
Semillon is perhaps the most iconic wine of the Hunter Valley, though. It was originally planted in the region way back in 1830, and has since been labelled under various names like Hunter Valley Riesling, Shepherd’s Riesling, Rhine Gold, White Burgundy, and Chablis.