to our eighth edition of North East Living magazine.
It’s spring racing season and while many of us may visit local tracks to enjoy the fashion or perhaps a flutter, for Wangaratta’s Julian Corboy it’s down to business, ensuring his clients’ horses put their best foot forward. In this issue we discover how the master farrier combines his love for horses, racing and the traditional trade of blacksmithing. We also head to Yackandandah - a place two very interesting families have decided to call home. While the Engel’s have built a bespoke home from straw bales to suit their specific requirements, the Attwood’s have created a business in town, using the finest local products to distil their premium whisky. If there is anyone who knows what makes a top drop, it’s fourth generation winemaker, Colin Campbell. We meet the Campbells of Rutherglen patriarch, who received an Order of Australia this year for his outstanding contribution to the wine industry. Over in Benalla the call has gone out for more women to take up gliding, while on the ground the tiny townships north of the city are making their own mark on the burgeoning silo art trail. We also find out why the residents of Eldorado choose to call the historic town home, meet Alex and Christa Smit for lunch at The River Deck Café in Albury, and learn more about Wangaratta priest Robert Whalley’s extraordinary life. We hope you enjoy this season’s entertaining mix of stories.