Bou­tique win­ery claims gold medal

Narrogin Observer - - Front Page - Laura Gru­bisa

Down­derry Wines came home big win­ners at the 2017 WA Bou­tique Wine Show held in late Oc­to­ber.

The Nar­ro­gin win­ery took out gold in the Lat­i­tude 34 Best WA Red Ta­ble Wine cat­e­gory for its 2015 shi­raz at the Bridgetown judg­ing. The win­ery also took home two high-sil­ver and two bronze awards.

Rex and Jenny Hayes founded the win­ery in 1997 and the vines grow on what used to be a work­ing farm. The soil is a well-ma­tured mix­ture of rich loam and gravel over clay which makes it ideal for grow­ing a va­ri­ety of grapes for wine­mak­ing.

The Hayeses do not spray chem­i­cals on the grapes while they are grow­ing; only once at blood burst.

The win­ery is open Fri­day through Mon­day with a gourmet meal of­fered on the last Fri­day of each month and the pop­u­lar Sun­day brunches on ev­ery sec­ond Sun­day of the month.

They also cater for busi­ness events and par­ties and will be host­ing an Un­der the Stars evening in Fe­bru­ary.

Pic­ture: Laura Gru­bisa

Down­derry Wines owner Rex Hayes with his award-win­ning 2015 shi­raz.

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