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Grace Farm Cellar Door Now Open

Grace Farm's new cellar door opened on December 27, 2020. The intimate space allows us to continue to offer a personalised wine tasting experience. The prefabricated building was constructed in Perth and travelled down to the farm on the back of a low loader. From the outset, a pre-fab structure was in keeping with Grace Farm's desire to tread gently on the land. We were able to keep site works and building waste to a minimum. Finishing touches to the tasting room involved timber milled at Grace Farm from declining or fallen mature trees, in particular the lovely seasoned marri lining boards behind the bar and the bar itself, created by well-known local cabinet maker Jake Jakovich. Another local builder...

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Malbec adds another dimension to win trophy at Perth Royal Show

Guided by viticulturist Tim Quinlan we chose to plant malbec instead of merlot as a blending variety. Recent results have endorsed this decision with our 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec being awarded the trophy at the 2020 Perth Royal Wine Show for the Best Dry Red Blend. The malbec vines thrive on the gentle, south-facing slope supported by granitic, loamy soils. Now mature vines, they are producing a large volume of high-quality fruit. This has resulted in us being able to make a straight Malbec, leaving sufficient to blend with our Bordeaux-style Cabernet Sauvignon and Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon each year. Malbec is a deep purple wine variety characterised by fruit flavours of black cherry, plum and blueberry. In the Wilyabrup sub region...

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Scorpions vie with grapes, wildflowers and macro-invertebrates

Grace Farm has been part of the Augusta Margaret River Shire’s “Our Patch” programme for a number of years and we look forward to the annual visit from Cowaramup Primary Year 6 class in early spring. Our Patch is a brilliant programme allowing students to visit sites with a water catchment and to learn about different land uses. We have been told the undeniable highlight of the day each year is finding scorpions and hearing about their fascinating habits and habitat with our multi-talented viticulturist Tim Quinlan at Grace Farm. Tim shares his knowledge with the kids and his passion for the scorpion is palpable. He explains that the sandy soils inhabited by scorpions are also where we find tiny...

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