OK...so what started as a love story quickly turned into reality!

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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 tos...
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Galafrey Wines Australian Wines- Our History Part 1

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

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 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

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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

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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

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Kim Tyrer from Galafrey wines discusses how she got in to social media marketting Flint 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 http://www.abc.net.au/news/20...
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Vintage Report 2011- Galafrey Wines Australian Wines

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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

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

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Our winemaking philosophy is simply YOU 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 acid...
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Ode to My Mother Linda Tyrer- Galafrey Wines Australian Wines

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One of the great joys in life is to sit down at the dinner table with great food and wine and listen to stories. I have listened to countless stories.... Stories like.....how when my parent first brought this property with all their savings in 1977. Mum's dad, a builder came over to have and look and help. Mum showed him around the house and asked ...
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Vintage Report 2010- Galafrey Wines Australian Wines

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Once again I find myself gazing out on a dampen vineyard. Leaves clinging on for dear life, and the latest vintage resting in tank and barrel. This year's vintage again was subjected to the weather gods, and an earlier onset of ripening brought us more in line with the vintage of 2008. Like last year we began with the Semillon from the warmer clime...
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Galafrey Wines Label Story- changing wine labels and why they changed.

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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 One 1980- our first label we had for only one vintage. It was printed at the local printers henc...
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History of Wine- Galafrey Wines Australian Wines

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The history of wine spans thousands of years and is closely intertwined with the history of agriculture, cuisine, civilisation and humanity itself. Archaeological evidence suggests that the earliest wine production came from sites in Georgia and Iran, dating from 6000 to 5000 BC. In medieval Europe, following the decline of Rome and therefore of wi...
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In the Beginning- Kim Tyrer Galafrey Wines Australian Wine

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My Name is Kim Tyrer. I was born 30 odd years ago about the same time my parents brought a property in Mt Barker WA and planted a vineyard. I grew up in the wine industry. I started in a Mary Poppins style pram, I was on one side and vine cuttings on the other, as my mum, Linda Tyrer, paced up and down the rows planting their future. As I got older...
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Vintage Report 2009- Galafrey Wines Australian Wines

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As much needed rain begins to replenish some very thirsty vines, it is a good time to take stock of our vintage thus far, and assess what we have in tank, in barrel and hopefully, soon in bottle! The 2009 vintage began, as usual, with the intake of white fruit. Semillon. However this year we were a week later than in 2008. What's more interesting, ...
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