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Grace Farm featured in the Halliday Wine Companion magazine

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...

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New Year, New Release: 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

  This month sees the release of our most highly-awarded wine, the 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet sauvignon is arguably the flagship varietal of the Margaret River region and certainly one that Grace Farm prides itself on. Viticulturist Tim Quinlan and winemaker Jonathan Mettam share their thoughts on what makes the Grace Farm Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon so exquisite:"Margaret River cabernet is particularly special because the maritime climate and dry summers allow for physiologically ripe grapes which are rarely herbaceous and provide a sweet core of blackcurrant fruit with exceptional texture and structure."Careful shoot thinning and leaf removal in the vineyard expose the bunches to day-long sunlight and even ripening through all areas of the vine canopy. From picking through fermentation,...

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It's been an excellent year for Grace Farm

As the sun begins to set on 2015 it's nice to look back and reflect on the year that was. Grace Farm has continued to build its reputation on the quality of its wines. A new wave of awards and recognition is helping to cement the Farm’s position as a leading producer in the Margaret River region. All varieties have now received numerous gold medals, the most significant of these being gold at the prestigious Sydney International Wine Show this year for the 2014 Chardonnay and 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon. James Halliday in the recent 2016 Wine Companion rated all wines 95 points or more. In his 2016 Wine Guide Ray Jordan has seen merit in awarding Grace Farm the 2015 "Emerging Talent" award. This recognises not only...

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Reflecting on the success of Vintage 2014

It is interesting how a difficult growing season can end up producing wines of distinction. The successes of the 2014 Grace Farm wine releases have followed on from a wet, windy spring in 2013 in which flowering and fruit set were disrupted by rain and gale-force winds. Prior to the 2014 harvest we reported lower-than-average yields in whites, coupled with smaller berries than we would normally expect in both whites and reds. After the windy spring weather passed, a favourable summer set in. With mild ripening temperatures and good soil moisture, vine canopies were under minimal stress and the grapes retained wonderful natural acidity as flavours accumulated. Lower pulp-to-skin ratios in whites and reds translated to a lower recovery of juice in the...

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Grace Farm soars in Halliday ratings

Grace Farm has not only maintained a five-star rating in James Halliday’s 2016 Wine Companion, but has also consolidated its position with higher ratings for all wines. Australia’s most authoritative wine expert released his annual guide this week. Grace Farm’s Cabernet Sauvignon 13 and soon-to-be-released Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 13 were awarded 96 points. Both the SBS 14 and Chardonnay 14 achieved 95 points. This is an impressive achievement for winemaker Jonathan Mettam and viticulturist Tim Quinlan whose aim is to produce premium wines with consistency and finesse. 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon - 95 points Trophies WA and Perth Wine Shows '14. Partially barrel-fermented, it has tropical fruits at its heart, given structure and authority by lemongrass and snow pea flavours...

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