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Vintage 2018 Report


If I must describe V18 in one word it would be patience. V18 started very quickly and with social media these days I started to see people in my region start to pick their fruit, as I started to think we should start too. But then I reminded myself to run my own race and question myself as to why are should we pick now. There is no disease pressure...

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Vintage Snap Shot for the Years- Galafrey Wines Australian Wines


2018 V18 started very quickly but with no desease or weather pressure we were able to have extra hang time for all wines especially reds resulting in higher than average alcohols and ripeness. The Great Southern area will be showing great ripeness and power not often seen in our wines. Look for great floral aromas in whites, intensity and power in ...

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Media Release- Galafrey Wines Celebrates 40 Years


GALAFREY WINES CELEBRATES 40 YEARSIt's been a long road with lots of ups and downs. None more so than the last 15 years.In 1976 Ian and Linda Tyrer left their high-profile jobs in the computer industry and searched for a country lifestyle in rural WA. With the new an emerging wine industry in WA Ian and Linda started to do their homework. They sear...

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Celebrating 40 Years Part 2- Galafrey Wines Australian Wines


Move back to vineyard…...In 1993 we moved the winery back to the vineyard building a custom built shed. To make things interesting we moved during vintage. Tank were drop off outside the shed, as the grapes cam in dad picked a tank brought it inside and filled it. Crazy times. It was nicknamed Camp Quangellup as we camp most nights there during vin...

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Celebrating 40 Years Part 1-Galafrey Wines Australian Wines


 Celebrating 40 years 1977-2017"When Ian Tyrer first moved to Mt Barker to set up Galafrey Wines he made an agreement with his Melbourne-born wife, Linda. He said after six months he would ask her if she liked what they were doing and if she did not they would move back east." Twenty two years on I still have not ask that question" Ian Tyrer s...

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Vintage Report 2017- Galafrey Wines Australian Wines


While a later than normal start to vintage it was reminiscent of vintages 10 years ago. It has been so dry in previous years I think we all forgot what it was like to have a wet year!To give you an idea in 2015 we got 650mm and in 2016 844mm. Our average rainfall sits around 600-700mm. So far, this year we have had 136 mm. However, we were lucky no...

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Galafrey's Long Table Lunch Celebrating 40 Years and Featuring Scott Bridger from Bib and Tucker


Middle of Vintage but lets put on a Long Table lunch!!Wow, what a great day but wow, what a lot of work!! Sourcing local Ingredients, working with Taste Great Southern, working with Scott Bridger from Bib and Tucker, just plain old organising, stressing, hoping it will all come together! And it did, as per the photo's below 

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Why did we choose Mount Barker? Galafrey Wines Australian Wines


THE REAL SEA CHANGE -30 YEARS AHEAD OF THEIR TIMEGalafrey remains family-owned business and all wines are grown, nurturedand bottled on the estate in Mount Barker WA. Established by Ian Tyrer(1946-2003). Galafrey Wines is survived by mother and daughter team, Lindaand Kim Tyrer. Linda and Kim maintain a hands-on role to ensure that the Galafrey phi...

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Our Special Dry Grown Vineyard- Galafrey Wines Australian Wines


If you enjoy powerful red wine with mega flavour then you will love wine that is dry grown. If you have not yet experienced this sublime pleasure then welcome to an amazing new world that is hard to return from. Once sampled dry grown wines are never forgotten and though a rare in this commercial climate, a select few wineries in WA use this fruit ...

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Vintage Report 2016- Galafrey Wines Australian Wines


A dry finish to winter followed by a wet summer provided some difficulty with pest and disease pressure. Since 2007 we have had so many dry summers I think we all forgot how wet the Great Southern can be. Those with experience and a good up to date viticulture program were able to overcome these difficulties and produce a solid vintage of fine frui...

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Great Southern Wine Celebrates 50 Years the Photo's- Australian Wines


Enter your text here ...How long does it take for a wine region to become an overnight success? For WA's stunning Great Southern region, it looks like just a little over 50 years. The recommendation for lovers of very fine wines? Stock up – while the region remains 'undiscovered'!It's remote, windswept, miles from nowhere, incredibly beautiful and ...

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Where does the Name Galafrey come from? Galafrey Wines Australian Wines


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 ˜Tyrer 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 h...

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Bushfires Cyclone and One Man's Dream- Galafrey Wines Australian Wine


In 1978 Cyclone Alby hit the great southern in March 1978. Considered one of the biggest most devastating Cyclones in WA history. Linda remembers it well.It was also the first year my Parents Ian and Linda Tyrer first arrived in WA in Mount Barker to set up their vineyard. They gave up their high profile jobs and made the tree change to country WA ...

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Vintage Part 3- Vintage Now and Then Podcast- Galafrey Wines Australian Wines

I love that story of Dad and the bees. It is quite funny even at the time JDo you ever wonder how the wine industry has changed over 35+ years? We know! We were there!Now we have the third and final instalment of our podcast. For approx. 10 mins Kim and Linda talk about the difference between vintage then and now. How much the industry has changed....

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Vintage Part 2- Bees and Vintage Podcast- Galafrey Wines Australian Wines

I hope you enjoyed the first of our podcasts.Stories are a big part of our history and we treasure them as much as our wine. And we share them as much as we do our wine!!Now for the second.Kim and Linda talk about bees. Bees and vintage????......yep! Bees and vintage!Sit back for approx. 9 mins and enjoy! 

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Vintage Report 2015- Galafrey Wines Australian Wines


If there was a theme for this year's vintage it would be 'no, I'm not picking any grapes unless it's a long weekend and there is a festival!'Vintage began in last week of February when we picked all our whites just before the March Long Weekend and the annual Great Southern Taste Festival. Tonnage was down 50% for our Chardonnay (12.8 baume) and Mu...

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ABC Interview- Good news for Western Australian wine producers with overall boost in exports

 Australian wine exports have increased in both volume and value in the past 12 months, bringing welcome news for local producers in Western Australia.Figures released by the Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA) show that Australian exports rose in volume by 3.6 per cent and in value by 3.9 per cent in the 12 months to March.AGWA CEO And...

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Galafrey Wine Dogs- How much mischief can a wine dog get into?


Galafrey dogs.....oh....the storiesWinery dogs are a big part of the industry and we have always had Jack Russell's here at Galafrey. A great character dog and some great stories too.....Bruce as a puppy in the office bin- he loved to sleep in there!• When we lived in Albany we converted the old wool stores into an apartment and winery. The front d...

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Kim Tyrer Interview for ABC Country Hour regarding the upcoming Mt Barker Harvest


After a couple of dry years, the Mt Barker wine grape growing region is enjoying a healthier season  Country Hour for Friday 2 January, 2015 - Western Australia Country Hour - ABC News After a couple of dry years, the Mt Barker wine grape growing region is enjoying a healthier season Dairy farmers who sell raw 'bath' milk products say they don...

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