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The Kuitpo Kollective
To the untrained eye, it may appear as though Kuitpo has burst onto the scene, a fully-formed food and wine destination. Or so it seemed when in April this year, amid a glut of articles spruiking the area’s ballooning reputation, a sell-out event was
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A Modern Vision For Coastal Living
The house had all the key elements they wanted in a getaway: its modern two-storey design was built for functionality but in the casual style of holiday living. Plus, it was close to a surf break (Knight’s) and a more sheltered beach (Horseshoe Bay).
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Winsome Whites
Origin: Loire Valley, France Temple Bruer 2017 The Agonist Organic Chenin Blanc Sourced from subregion – Langhorne Creek Langhorne Creek is a long way from the Loire, but the similar soil composition is a perfect match for this French grape. The wine
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Defining Moments
It’s 1889 and an unconventional exhibition is causing a stir in colonial Melbourne’s burgeoning art scene. Plans are underway for a display of paintings by a new wave of talented artists, who would later become known as Australian Impressionists — To
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STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS
Petra has always loved, art, design, photogrpahy and words. Combining all of these into a career has been the fulfillment of these interests. She loves working with all of the creatives on the Fleurieu to showcase the best the region has to offer. Ja
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Uncorked
‘Single-vineyard’ wine is made solely from fruit grown in one vineyard which the winemaker and viticulturist believe shows the best possible expression of the variety and site. A single-vineyard wine isn’t necessarily ‘better’ than a blend of sites o
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Brand Culture
Originating from the Abruzzi region of central Italy on the Adriatic Coast (which boasts some of the world’s finest wines), winemaking is in the Scarpantoni family’s blood. In 1958 Domenico Scarpantoni purchased his first piece of land in McLaren Val
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Food & Beverage Tour Kangaroo Island
Crush the leaf of the anise myrtle and hear how foraging for native botanicals can offer a kind of meditation for a chef in the windswept landscape. Feel the dryness that follows a sip of wine and learn that it’s the thickness of the grape’s skin at
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From Patch To Plate
In a world where life only ever seems to speed up, the kitchen garden is an invitation to slow down. Like any garden, growing a kitchen garden means returning to the seasons, submitting to the vagaries and fickleness of nature and learning the lesson
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Welcome to FLM
This year we celebrate two big milestones: our winter issue marked seven years in print and this, our Spring issue, is number 30! It feels like the eternal optimism we have for our product and this region has paid off, ably helped along by a great te
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But First, Brunch
Local farmers have long been sharing their produce at the Willunga Farmers Market (WFM), but some stallholders take it a step further, transforming these raw delights into some seriously tasty brunches. This is no secret to regular market-goers, who
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Porchland 2019
When The Porch Sessions first launched in 2013, they were about sharing a relaxed and intimate vibe with a small group of like-minded music lovers. Over the years, these award-winning events have grown to include the annual festival of nice things, P
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The Holistic Chef
‘Some of the most creative ideas I’ve had for dishes have come to me as dreams,’ Serafino’s head chef Daniel Armon tells me. ‘It sounds corny I know, but I think it is that my subconscious is always at work, imagining what I can create.’ We’re sittin
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Spring Diary Dates
Willunga Town Square Every Saturday, 8am – 12.30pm In the Willunga Town Square – come rain, hail or shine, with fresh produce from more than eighty farmers and artisan food makers. Become a member for discounts on all your goods, and enjoy the nouris
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Powering Up, Valuing Change
As an enthusiastic student in my twenties, I spent my Saturday mornings classifying textbooks in the college library with one of my lecturers, Cameron. Cameron was a vibrant woman in her late forties, her face weathered and leathered with experience,
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The Story Of Samson Tall
Driving around McLaren Vale, there’s a few names that come up again and again. McMurtrie and Strout lend their names to roads threading through the vineyards. The Pedler name is bestowed on a road, a creek and a cottage. But Samson Tall? An early set
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Spring Book Reviews
by Ian McEwan Published by Jonathan Cape (an imprint of Vintage) ISBN 9781787331662 $29.99 From a reimagined Britain of the 1980s, prolific and prize-winning author Ian McEwan sketches what the beginnings of sophisticated, human-like robots charged w
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One Night At SOL
Pulling up to the gates at SOL, there’s a sense of anticipation and expectation. It builds slowly as we drive in on the access road at the mandated twenty-five kilometres per hour to reach this exclusive destination. Take it slow, relax, enjoy the sc
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Celebrate The Flavours Of Spring
Spring has sprung folks, so head to your local farmers’ market to make the most of what the new season has to offer. Our markets are teeming with an abundance of produce to choose from including beautiful young, tender asparagus, green garlic, baby c
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Southern Men’s Gathering
The rise of men’s groups and associated ‘men’s work’ is about breaking the myths around masculinity and offering participants the chance to work towards a more conscious version of the person they want to be. A men’s gathering is a safe place to expl
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Betty Harris
According to Greek mythology, Elysium is a state or place of perfect happiness, a paradise where heroes could live out their immortal days. It’s no surprise then, that this is the name that Betty Harris, now 94, chose for the Blewitt Springs winery s
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Western Wonderland
It’s hard to imagine a more idyllic region than the Western Fleurieu. It’s a place where world-class trails meet the rugged Southern Ocean – both teeming with rare native wildlife – alongside charming towns boasting mouth-watering food and wine exper
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Where Memories Are Made
Victor Harbor has long been a place of escape and respite for South Australian families. One house in particular, a five-bedroom home overlooking the calm waters of the Encounter Lakes, has recently been built with just this ideal in mind, offering t
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Fleurieu Coast – Luxe Stays
Myponga Lapito House is a peaceful retreat located off the beaten track in the Fleurieu countryside. The old stone farmhouse has been restored, offering uninterrupted views of Myponga’s rolling hills and lush green pastures. Set on 116 acres of land,
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Spring Wellness
Willunga Acupuncturists and exponents of mind-body medicine, Lez Shiell and Lori-Ellen Grant are a dynamic couple who help people flourish. Solution focused and family centred, Lez and Lori-Ellen provide support for musculoskeletal injuries, hormones
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Alexandrina
We all have our go-to destinations and creature comforts. For me, it’s a surf at the powerful Knights Beach, followed by a cuppa at De Groot Coffee and a long podcast episode for the drive home. But how often do we truly break from such routines to e
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Fleurieu Weddings
Having first crossed paths as high school sweethearts, Chris and Maddie’s wedding seemed like it was years in the making. When the day finally came, it was a big celebration enjoyed by the family and friends who had shared in the couple’s almost ten
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The Two Lives Of Wirra Wirra
This year marks two anniversaries for Wirra Wirra. It’s 125 years since the McLaren Vale winery was founded by Robert Strangways Wigley, and fifty years since its resurrection by Greg Trott. While they never met, these two men, separated by time, bui
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Wedding Artisans
A wedding cake from Frangipani’s Cakes doesn’t just look beautiful, it tastes incredible too. With over twenty years of experience, the passionate team at this small family business are dedicated to creating a unique wedding cake for every couple the
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