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The volunteer headstone repairer: Eddie Mason's cemetery passion

Spending days working hard and alone in a cemetery may not be everyone’s idea of fun but, for Eddie Mason, it’s a passion and a favourite past-time. 835 more words


An Australian Road Trip...All roads Don't Lead to Wollombi.

Yesterday, I had to drive my daughter to GATS Camp at Point Wollstonecroft about an hour’s drive North of Sydney on Lake Macquarie. This was Mummy’s cue for adventure. 1,350 more words


Margan White Label Semillon 2016

Quality fruit parcels are held back for a year for the White Label, sitting patiently. Good thing too, a year in bottle does some beautiful things for Hunter Valley Semillon. 94 more words

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Margan Breaking Ground Barbera 2015

The Breaking Ground releases celebrate new moves in the viticultural space for Margan. The cuttings for Margan’s Barbera came from the Montrose vineyard in Mudgee, which in turn came to Australia in the suitcase of Carlo Corino. 88 more words

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Gartelmann Diedrich Shiraz 2014

Not enough Hunter fruit in 2014 for Gartelmann so they sourced extra from the Clare Valley. Stylistically I don’t mind the mix, Clare can be herbal and brooding sometimes, rather than bright and breezy. 78 more words

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Margan Breaking Ground Shiraz Mourvedre 2015

Part of the “Breaking Ground” series from the reliable Margan Wines, celebrating pioneering wine styles in the Hunter. The only blend if its type from the Hunter Valley, the two varieties are inter-planted in the Saxonvale vineyard. 111 more words

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A little slice of heaven

That’s where I want to be right now… amongst the vineyards in Hunter Valley with the open fresh air. Spring is here and I’m yearning for another road trip with my two buddies. 304 more words