Awarded Clive Simmonds Memorial Trophy – best ambassador for McLaren Vale in the Hospitality industry

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When McLaren Vale was established people planted what they knew and what they liked. Shiraz, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon have long been grown in the region and are still the bulk of what McLaren Vale produces. However times change, what people like changes and the marketplace

Every month the McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism Association has an event which I usually attend. In late 2020 we had a speed dating night at Shingleback where a few different association members were able to chat with other members and explain what they

I think most people will agree that wine tours are pretty great ways to spend a day. Many people will also say having kids is wonderful as well. Unfortunately, kids and wine tours don't necessarily go together. Until now. This past week I took out my

While there are between 5,000 to 10,000 varieties of vitis vinifera (wine grapes) in the world only a percentage of these are made commercially. A good estimate is roughly 1,400 different varieties that are made and sold all over the globe. This single blog will