Vintage 2018 Report

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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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Congratulations Kim Tyrer Galafrey CEO & Winemaker wins ACCI Business Person of the Year

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On Friday Night was the Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry Annual Business Awards. Galafrey Wines was a finalist which was fantastic but Kim came away with the win for Business Person of the year Award. " Congratulations to the amazing Kim Tyrer winner of the ACCI Business Person of the Year. Truly dedicated to her industry, her town, her regi...
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Vintage Snap Shot for the Years- Galafrey Wines Australian Wines

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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

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GALAFREY WINES CELEBRATES 40 YEARS It'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 se...
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Celebrating 40 Years Part 2- Galafrey Wines Australian Wines

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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 vi...
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Celebrating 40 Years Part 1-Galafrey Wines Australian Wines

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 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 ...
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The Fabulous Ladies Wine Society Q&A with Winemaker Kim Tyrer

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From a childhood of grape 'slavery' in the family vineyards to CEO and winemaker for Galafrey Wines, and finalist in the 2016 Australian Women in Wine Awards, Kim Tyrer is one of Western Australia's most fabulous ladies of wine. Read her story. When, why and how did you first enter the wine industry? In 1976, my parents brought a property in Mount ...
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Vintage Report 2017- Galafrey Wines Australian Wines

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

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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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Galafrey Wines CEO Kim Tyrer got a mention in Parliament

er Rick Wilson mentions Galafrey Wines and the benefits of the new free trade agreement with Korea..  
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Why did we choose Mount Barker? Galafrey Wines Australian Wines

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THE REAL SEA CHANGE -30 YEARS AHEAD OF THEIR TIME Galafrey 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 ph...
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Our Special Dry Grown Vineyard- Galafrey Wines Australian Wines

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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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BOGANS GUIDE TO WINE - GALAFREY DRY LAND RESERVE RIESLING 2014

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Vintage Report 2016- Galafrey Wines Australian Wines

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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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ABC Radio Interview- Wine body tells West Australian Senate committee hearing government needs to fund marketing to improve profitability

 Winemakers say industry needs reform ( ABC News ) The Rural and Regional Affairs Transport Reference Committee has been hosting Australian Grape and Wine Industry hearings around Australia as part of an inquiry into the wine industry. The winemakers' federation was joined in the Swan Valley by Wines of WA and other industry representatives. W...
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Great Southern Wine Celebrates 50 Years the Photo's- Australian Wines

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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

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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

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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 J Do 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 change...
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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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