Notes from the editor, plus meet our contributors
Simone takes us to Waiheke Island, NZ ( p50) Any surprises on your visit to Waiheke Island?
I hadn’t realised how much you can escape the hustle and bustle there. It was so easy to enjoy the local wine and views, and slip into the relaxed vibe. But it’s very hard to leave!
Which wines are you loving right now?
I’m enjoying bubbles, rosé and also chilled reds from the Yarra Valley. I’m looking forward to lighter, crisper styles for spring.
Sarah travelled to the Great Southern region to shoot for
our feature ( p66) What was the highlight of your trip to the Great Southern region? As with every trip to the Great Southern, the opportunity to eat Amy Hamilton’s food at Liberte in Albany was a highlight.
Do you have a favourite wine from this region? Andrew Hoadley, take my money! I love Das Sakrileg by La Violetta.
Josh van Cuylenburg
Josh is a member of SHERPA, a team of passionate filmmakers, producers and technicians who believe everyone has an interesting story to tell. In collaboration with Andrew Coyle and Trevor Holcomb, Josh produced the video content for our recent Halliday Wine Companion Awards and shot the major winners for this edition, including our striking cover of Duke Ranson from
Duke’s Vineyard in Porongurup, WA.