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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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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Vintage Report 2015- Galafrey Wines Australian Wines

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

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Galafrey dogs.....oh....the stories Winery 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 fron...
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Kim Tyrer Interview for ABC Country Hour regarding the upcoming Mt Barker Harvest

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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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Where does Riesling come from? Noble Rot and Fun Facts about Riesling.

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Where does Riesling Come From? Earlier, Riesling was sometimes claimed to have originated from wild vines of the Rhine region, without much support to back up that claim. More recently, DNA fingerprinting by Ferdinand Regner indicated that one parent of Riesling is Gouais Blanc, known to the Germans as Weißer Heunisch, a variety that, while rare t...
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To be a Pioneer- Ian Tyrer Galafrey Wines Australian Wine

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In 1965 the first commercial vines were planted in Mt Barker. Forrest Hill was the first with a trail plot with the Agriculture Department, followed by Plantagenet Wines in 1968. It was then a decade later in 1976 when Goundrey wines planted their vines and was then followed by Galafrey Wines in 1978, established by my parents, Ian and Linda Tyrer....
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Vintage Report 2014- Galafrey Wines Australian Wines

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On the last day of picking I thought to myself "if I never saw another bee again I would be happy!" Before everyone complains about that comment- let me explain. It has been a dry year- so dry. There's is no blossom on trees and the birds and the bees are hungry. When we were handpicking a few rows I went out to pick the bins up, it was like pickin...
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Sam Scarpari's WINE PASSION #170 - Galafrey 2010 Chardonnay

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Screwcap vs Cork- Australian Wine

Did u know Aussie develop the technology back in the 70s but it wasn't really adopted until the 2000s. The Oz wine industry basically had enough of wines being destroyed by cork! Ralph Kyte-Powell posted this photo on Facebook which I found really interesting. His comments were- 'Just prepared a story for the next edition of Jame Halliday's Wine Co...
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CEO & Winemaker Kim Tyrer talks about the Booklet written by DR Galdstones and how it influenced the emergence of the Great Southern Wine Industry

One of the major documents that influenced the start of the Great Southern wine industry, the largest viticulture area in Western Australia My object is a booklet entitled The Climate and Soils of South-Western Australia in Relation to Vine Growing by J.S. Gladstones, reprinted from the Journal of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science De...
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Galafrey Wines Dr Who Competition Entries- To help celebrate the Dr Who 50th Anniversary we ran a photo competition

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 ...
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ABC Radio interview with Kim Tyrer- High quality vintage forecast amid low yields

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High quality vintage forecast amid low yields Posted Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:40pm AEST Wine producers are hoping a high quality product will make up for low yields in this year's vintage. The nation's peak industry body, Wines Australia, has released its 2013 vintage review report which predicts high quality red and white wine varieties in the Great Sou...
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2013 RIRDC Rural Women's Award Western Australian Finialist. Kim Tyrer

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The RIRDC Rural Women's Award is Australia's pre-eminent Award for rural women. The Award identifies and supports emerging leaders and change agents who have the capability and resources to drive innovation, productivity and sustainability within primary industries, and build economic and social development within rural communities. "I grew up in t...
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Printing Wine Labels- spends the day at the printers and show you how our labels are processed.

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Printing wine labels is an interesting process. For me the most interesting part is that as technology develops so does the process of printing of wine labels. For example Digital printing is new and Supa Stik have a great new machine ( one of the only ones in Australia) where they can digital print labels from start to finish on one machine. Much ...
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Why We Do What We Do! Galafrey Wines Australian Winemakers

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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 PLACE We have a daily battle of not being on a major highway in a m...
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