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Screwcap vs Cork- Australian Wine

Did u know Aussie develop the technology back in the 70s but it wasn't really adopted until the 2000s. The Oz wine industry basically had enough of wines being destroyed by cork!Ralph Kyte-Powell posted this photo on Facebook which I found really interesting.His comments were- 'Just prepared a story for the next edition of Jame Halliday's Wine Comp...

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CEO & Winemaker Kim Tyrer talks about the Booklet written by DR Galdstones and how it influenced the emergence of the Great Southern Wine Industry

One of the major documents that influenced the start of the Great Southern wine industry, the largest viticulture area in Western AustraliaMy object is a booklet entitled The Climate and Soils of South-Western Australia in Relation to Vine Growing by J.S. Gladstones, reprinted from the Journal of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science Dec...

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Galafrey Wines Dr Who Competition Entries- To help celebrate the Dr Who 50th Anniversary we ran a photo competition

To help celebrate the Dr Who 50th Anniversary we ran a photo competition. It was simple-"Take a photo of a bottle of Galafrey Wines with your Favourite Dr Who prop or dress up as your favourite Dr drinking a glass of wine....whatever......the photo just needs to be a) Galafrey Wines and b) of Dr Who Flavour!! Get creative and have some fun!!Then po...

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ABC Radio interview with Kim Tyrer- High quality vintage forecast amid low yields


High quality vintage forecast amid low yieldsPosted Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:40pm AESTWine producers are hoping a high quality product will make up for low yields in this year's vintage.The nation's peak industry body, Wines Australia, has released its 2013 vintage review report which predicts high quality red and white wine varieties in the Great Southe...

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2013 RIRDC Rural Women's Award Western Australian Finialist. Kim Tyrer

The RIRDC Rural Women's Award is Australia's pre-eminent Award for rural women. The Award identifies and supports emerging leaders and change agents who have the capability and resources to drive innovation, productivity and sustainability within primary industries, and build economic and social development within rural communities. "I grew up in t...

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Printing Wine Labels- spends the day at the printers and show you how our labels are processed.

Printing wine labels is an interesting process. For me the most interesting part is that as technology develops so does the process of printing of wine labels. For example Digital printing is new and Supa Stik have a great new machine ( one of the only ones in Australia) where they can digital print labels from start to finish on one machine. Much ...

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Why We Do What We Do! Galafrey Wines Australian Winemakers


We wanted to explain to you why we are committed to the things we do and why we do them. In a world that is rapidly changing we wanted to share our goals, objectives and ethics with you. It may seem old fashioned and out dated but the principles are relevant and valuable to us.OUR PLACEWe have a daily battle of not being on a major highway in a maj...

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Bogan's Guide to Wine gives Galafrey a glowing and usual review of their Cabernet Sauvignon



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ABC Radio interview with Kim Tyrer- Survey shows big jump in winemakers' confidence


Survey shows big jump in winemakers' confidencePosted Thu May 23, 2013 1:10pm AESTMap: WALocal wine producers say optimism in the industry has jumped significantly, with survey results showing confidence in the sector generally has risen more than any other.The National Australia Bank's (NAB) post-farm gate agribusiness survey for the March quarter...

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Vintage Report 2013- Galafrey Wines Australian Wines


There are very few times we start vintage before the March Long weekend. Only once before in 2007 we started vintage on the 14th Feb. I remember this because I was in Tasmania on my honeymoon when I got the phone call that they were starting vintage without me!This year we started on Wednesday the 20th February picking the Chardonnay and Muller. Th...

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Sulfer in Wine- Galafrey Wines Australian Wine


How do I pick a wine that has minimal sulphur?I wouldn't worry about it too much unless you have an allergy to sulphur but on what I have said so far I would choose a less commercial, aged red from a cool climate area. Sound familiar!! If I was sensitive to sulphur I would avoid any wines that was bottled recently especially new whites. Give them 3...

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My parents, Ian and Linda Tyrer, spent all their savings on a property in Mount barker on which they were going to plant a vineyard.It had a house on this property. Linda's father, a builder, came over to help them set up. Linda, proud of her new purchase showed her father around the house asking him what they could do to fix it up. Her father toss...

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Galafrey Wines Australian Wines- Our History Part 1


Like most family businesses Galafrey Wines started as a love story.Linda met Ian Tyrer in London in the 70s. Both from Australia, they were travelling the world and working in London in the new and emerging computer Industry. But once they had met and fallen in love talk began of settling down, getting married and having a family. Both had a desire...

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Kim Tyrer Young Business Person of the Year- Galafrey Wines Australian Wines


 I used to think people who took a prepared speech to awards nights were a bit up themselves.However I learnt a valuable lesson on Friday night. When the emotion takes over and you're not sure how to deal with all the attention it is good to have a backup plan of a prepared speech. Suddenly I was standing up there with a captured audience........

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Vintage Report 2012- Galafrey Wines Australian Wines

Summer rains in December caused some concerns for vineyards however our dry grown vineyard thrived with the moisture. The vine growth has been amazing compared with previous dry years. Many other vineyards struggled to remain disease free. While it caused extra work for us, we were able to maintain canopy management and keep the vineyard disease fr...

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Galafrey Wines -A Personal Story- Australian Wine


Galafrey Wines remains a family-owned business and all wines are grown, nurtured and bottled on the estate in Mount Barker WA. Established by Ian Tyrer (1946-2003). Galafrey Wines is survived by mother and daughter team, Linda and Kim Tyrer. Linda and Kim maintain a hands-on role to ensure that the Galafrey philosophy is upheld. When Ian Tyrer firs...

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Kim Tyrer from Galafrey wines discusses how she got in to social media marketting - ABC News


Kim Tyrer from Galafrey wines discusses how she got in to social media markettingFlint Duxfield: ABC Rural Kim Tyrer from Galafrey wines discusses how she got in to social media marketting - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Kim Tyrer from Galafrey wines discusses how she got in to social media marketting

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Vintage Report 2011- Galafrey Wines Australian Wines


Because of the very dry year Vintage started early, thankfully we got 30mm in December otherwise we'd be carting water to the winery as our water tanks would have been empty. It's been such a weird year with all the disasters in the Eastern States- floods and bush fires, all WA vineyard stocks of sulphur, copper and fungicides were shipped over eas...

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Wine Making- the Process- Galafrey Wines Australian Wines


Vintage, in wine-making, is the process of picking grapes and creating the finished product. A vintage wine is one made from grapes that were all, or primarily, grown and harvested in a single specified year.In wine produced on the colder limits of wine production, vintage is often very important, because some seasons will be much warmer and produc...

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


Our winemaking philosophy is simplyYOU NEED GOOD GRAPES TO MAKE GOOD WINE!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 acidit...

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