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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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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 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 Part 1- Harvest and Hail Podcast- Galafrey Wines Australian Wine

 Even wondered what it is like to own your own winery? Or work at a winery during vintage? The romance, the wine, the people…….the hard work!Sit back, maybe pour yourself a glass of wine? And listening to Kim and Linda talk about Vintage. We start with the stories of Vintage for this year. Starting with our first pick the other night with our ...

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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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Sam Scarpari's WINE PASSION #170 - Galafrey 2010 Chardonnay

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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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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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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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Galafrey Wines Label Story- changing wine labels and why they changed.


What has prompted each change? Changing fashions, wholesalers demands but a lot of the design decision was based on the technology that was available in printing labels at the time. It wasn't until our third label that labels became self adhesive. Label One1980- our first label we had for only one vintage. It was printed at the local printers hence...

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