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Med makeover mops up medal for Monarchs of McLaren

Published:  06 November, 2019

Wine of Show at this year’s McLaren Vale Wine Show has gone to an Italian grape for the first time with Hither & Yon’s 2018 Nero d’Avola beating off 788 contenders to take the top spot.


All change in McLaren Vale

Published:  13 August, 2019

As one of the most dynamic Australian regions, McLaren Vale is helping redraw expectations of wine from Down Under. Andrew Catchpole reports


Harpers on Tour: Indies Down Under

Published:  13 March, 2019

There is a point on every trip, once travel fatigue has passed and the daily rhythm of tasting, talking and tucker becomes the norm, when a borrowed moment of freedom over a bottle of wine captures the spirit of the tour. During a recent indie merchant buyers trip to Australia this came in the refreshingly left-field shape of a magnum of Brash Higgins Zibibbo, providing a rather early sundowner in the leafy garden of the McLaren Vale Motel, as the group relaxed ahead of a big tasting and dinner.


McLaren Vale edges towards sub-regional recognition

Published:  11 February, 2019

South Australia’s McLaren Vale has its sights on a geologically-focused demarcation of the region’s most distinct wine producing districts.