Grace Farm is featured twice in the February/March edition of Australia's most widely read wine magazine, the Halliday Wine Companion. The introduction to the feature on Margaret River can be seen below. We are thrilled with the coverage and honoured to be mentioned alongside some of Margaret River's finest producers such as Voyager Estate, Ashbrook Estate, Clairault-Streicker, Flowstone, Arlewood Estate, Marq Wines and Deep Woods Estate. Thanks for the kind words!
"Tim Quinlan’s phone number is on the Grace Farm sign for all to see. If the viticulturist is out in the vineyards when a passer-by calls up to drop in, Tim will stop what he’s doing if he can and meet them at the house onsite. There, he will pour the four stellar wines in the Grace Farm range and share their story in his endearingly laidback way. It is an incredibly authentic ‘cellar door’ experience and if it doesn’t leave you with a lifelong affection for the brand, there may well be something wrong with you.
The Grace Farm experience flies in the face of many perceptions of Western Australia’s Margaret River. While there are certainly bigger, more established wineries across the region, there are smaller, emerging ones too. The common thread though is quality. As last year’s Margaret River Wine Show chair Corrina Wright says, the wine region is a “triple threat”. “They have amazing chardonnays and cabernets, and their sauvignon blanc semillon blends are pretty bloody good too,” says the Oliver’s Taranga winemaker from McLaren Vale. “And they’re really killing it in rosé. It made me a bit depressed!”
All this becomes clear on a tour of the region. Sample the wines from any of the 100-odd cellar doors and it’s impossible to ignore the consistency across the board. Just don’t underestimate the distances across this vast wine region. As one of Australia’s largest, it stretches around 100km from north to south and about 27km wide in parts. Designated drivers have a job on their hands here, particularly as each cellar door warrants a visit in its own right."
You can book at tasting with Tim Quinlan via this link.
On page 73 of the magazine you can also find a brief interview with our winemaker Jonathan Mettam.