Located just 2 hours south of Perth, the Geographe Wine Region, is fast earning a reputation as one of Western Australia’s most exciting new wine regions. Spanning from Harvey in the North to Busselton in the South and out to Donnybrook in the East, the region hugs the Geographe Bay with the cooling afternoon sea breezes being a hallmark of a long stable growing season.
Whilst one of Australia’s most geographically diverse regions, a common theme resonates across the region of smaller vineyards and wineries owned and operated by the families you meet at the cellar doors, Wine Shows and Exhibitions. The people behind the wine labels of Geographe are passionate and proud of their Region and what it produces and also where Geographe wines are placed in the Australian and world wine scene.
This is a critical issue requiring strong advocacy effort by WoWA on behalf of the industry. WoWA have written letters to the Premier, Treasurer, Minister for Racing, Gaming and Liquor and MPs with wine businesses in their electorate. See attached, the press release included with each letter. Meetings have been requested with the Treasurer and… read more
Jason Sampson at Bogan’s Guide to Wine has contacted GWIA and asked for this message to be distributed to members: Hi guys, we are looking for wine to showcase on Bogan’s Guide to Wine. If anyone is keen for a bit of extra free exposure private message me and I will give you the rundown,… read more
For those not already aware, the City of Bunbury and Australia’s South West are partnering up to provide added exposure for the Geographe Region over winter, and you can participate, by offering a winter special to entice travellers south. (Prices start at just $280 to be involved) ASW, in conjunction with City of Bunbury, have… read more
For those who haven’t already received this through your normal channels, this Culture, History and the Arts clip follows Bunbury local, Ash on a road trip through the south west as he discovers that there is more our region than he previously thought… The clip has already generated so much interest, with 7000 views in… read more
News of the accidental death of Simon Burnell, while wind-surfing at Margaret River yesterday, has distressed the many people who knew him. Simon was a greatly admired, successful and respected winemaker in both the Margaret River and Geographe regions. He was generous with his knowledge and his time, and a genuinely ‘good mate’. The members… read more
We sadly note the death of Brian Wansbrough, on Wednesday 11th of March 2015. Those who knew him well, will remember him as a passionate, kind and knowledgeable friend of many local producers in the Ferguson Valley. Brian was one of the ‘pioneers’ for Geographe, and as an active and enthusiastic member, would ‘do anything… read more
The Workshop is being held across the region at various times and dates in the first week of March. If you are interested in participating, contact Australia’s Southwest at www.australiassouthwest.com
For those who haven’t seen it yet, the Australian Financial Review today published an article Brewers fight wine industry over tax rates which shows the beer and spirits sector is ramping up its efforts to increase wine taxes. It also hints at what we are going up against. Paul Evans, CEO Winemakers Federation of Australia,… read more
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