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When a Picture tells a Thousand Words....

Ian and Linda Tyrer at the begining of their dream Galafrey Wines. Early 1980's

Photogallery rendered here.

 

Where Does the name Galafrey Come From?

 Back in 1980 the Western Australian government were printing a map of the 'new' wine industry so we had to come up with a name for this. Galafrey Wines is a family owned business, our surname ňúTyrer was too hard for people to say (correctly!) or any reference to geographical location was either taken or unpronounceable. 

So we got a blackboard and had everyone put suggestions for a name on it. Later we had a dinner party with some of the original winemakers of the district and after copious amount of red wine, we thought Galafrey was the best!  The name Galafrey comes from Dr Who. Gallifrey is the home planet of the time lords hence Doctor Who,

we changed the spelling so the BBC would not sue us! Galafrey, if broken into two- Gala is Greek for joyous and Frey- a Nordic god of happiness, harvest, love, peace. So we believe it is a nice sounding name. 

Galafrey was  asked by the Dr Who Fan Club in London to produce the  1987 Chardonnay with an export label with a tardis on it  specially for them. And of course we get lots of fans coming to our cellar.

Check out our Blog for a fun post of our  Galafrey Wines Dr Who Competition Entries. Good Fun!!

 


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Time Posted: 24/02/2013 at 9:32 PM