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Kim Tyrer
27 April 2013 | About Us | Kim Tyrer

Our Winemaking Philosophy is Simple at Galafrey Wines, Premium Wines Mount Barker WA

Our winemaking philosophy is simply


It makes sense. Imagine you got awful, mouldy grapes in at the winery. It will make dirty, mouldy tasting wines. If you have good clean fruit come in at the winery you have good clean wine. Of course you also need to add picking the grapes at the right time so that the acidity and fruit sweetness is balanced.

Here at Galafrey we have a great Dry grown Vineyard. Our grapes our small but intense with flavour because we don't irrigate. The Juice of the berry has better contact with the skin and seeds with add things like deep colour and rich tannins. Because of our Dry grown vineyard canopy management is easier making our fruit less susceptible to disease. Our 34 Year's experience with this vineyard we know our vineyard well and monitor the fruit during the ripening season making sure we pick at the right time. When the fruit comes in at the winery we are really putting our best foot forward and it's is now up to the winery to maintain this high quality fruit flavour throughout the winemaking process.

Relocated to a purpose-built but utilitarian winery after previously inhabiting the exotic surrounds of the old Albany wool store, Galafrey makes wines with plenty of robust, if not rustic, character, drawing grapes in the main from estate plantings. Following the death of husband/father/founder Ian Tyrer, Kim and Linda Tyrer have taken up the reins, announcing, 'There is girl power happening at Galafrey Wines!' There is a cornucopia of back vintages available, some superb and underpriced, at the cellar door. James Halliday

" Galafrey Wines is a family owned boutique winery creating great wines from their dry grown vineyard. Established in 1977 by one of the pioneers of the wine industry, the late Ian Tyrer,is still in good hands with wife Linda and daughter Kim keeping up the tradition" Ray Jordan.


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