Port Wine Brands in Australia: Where are they?

It’s hard to say which brands of Australian Port are best, because there are no Australian Port brands. Since 2003, Port has been solely produced in its native Portugal, in the Duoro Valley  region. As a result, what we Australians produce in the Port style must be called something else–...

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Jolly Good, Old Port!

If you’re going to drink one 60-year-old wine, let that be an old port.  Here’s how to finish a dinner party: pull out a bottle of old port. 10-year-old port, 20-year-old port… Or a tawny fortified, as Australian wine made in the tawny port style is called. For some...

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How to Match Wines For Christmas

The Christmas feast might just be the most important meal of the year. Every year you pull out the old favourites, and maybe a few new experiments. But have you ever done a matched-wine Christmas? Knowing how to match wines is not just an impressive skill to brag about...

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The Story of St Anne’s: Our Beginnings

The future of St Anne’s was evident in its beginnings. When Shirley and Allan McLean established their first vineyard in 1972, they were making a brave move. When the young couple arrived, there was no wine making or growing history in the area. But the idea of doing something...

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