Introducing Team Lapalus:

7 May 2014

The modest, unassuming Frenchman from Burgundy, who makes wine at Sutton Grange, led his team of “outsiders” to victory last year. This year, Gilles has some very wine savvy guys from the Sydney...

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Introducing Team Harrop:

6 May 2014

Sheridan Wright from Hardie Grant and Chris Hysted, a mixologist by background, and Dutch vodka, Ketel One Brand Ambassador are Matt Harrop’s protégés this year. Like his team from 2013, they will...

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Introducing Team Forbes:

1 May 2014

Mac gets the chicks again. This year it’s the gorgeous girls from Bellota, Meg and Jacqueline. After a full morning picking shiraz in the Thousand Candles vineyard, the girls were destemming by...

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End of Vintage Partying:

1 July 2013

By June, everyone had recovered sufficiently from vintage to go wild and celebrate the popping of their winemaking cherry with some hardcore imbibing.Things had been so serious until now. This was...

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Introduction to the Winemaking:

1 May 2013

Winemaking can come in many guises. Decisions to add or subtract can be critical in the process, fruit can be handled in various ways, and fermentation can come about through a variety of forms....

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Team Downie Vineyard Style:

18 April 2013

The team of finalists that comprises Grossi Group wine folk (plus Raul of Virginia Plain), deftly handled their task of vineyard work and decisions. James Fryar as spokesperson explains, "We spent...

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