MAR­GARET RIVER TURNS 50

Halliday - - News -

A num­ber of winer­ies from WA’s Mar­garet River re­cently banded to­gether to cel­e­brate 50 years since the irst vines went into the re­gion. Tom Cul­lity planted at Vasse Felix in 1967, fol­low­ing re­search by Dr John Glad­stones show­ing the re­gion had an ideal cli­mate for viti­cul­ture. Since then, more than 100 winer­ies have es­tab­lished them­selves within the vast re­gion, with chardon­nay and caber­net sauvi­gnon re­main­ing the hero va­ri­eties, but now joined by many other stand­out styles. Tast­ing events in Syd­ney and Mel­bourne pro­vided a snap­shot of the re­gion’s ex­cel­lent wines.

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