Posts Tagged ‘Granite Belt’


Mark Ravenscroft, winemaker with a stellar career of making great drinks which wine shows applaud, continues to impress.  Most recent is the grape variety pinotage found in his homeland.

Mark’s current business is his namesake wines – cleverly seperated to Ravens Croft Wines – on a 1.5 hectare vineyard 10 kilometres north west of the Granite Belt’s only town – Stanthorpe … Read article.

By Peter-Scudamore-Smith, Master of Wine
Published in Queensland Smart Farmer, Oct – Nov 2014

Fiano taste spotlight – three Australian states, Italian wine

There is no greater memory than sitting by Fornillo beach in Italy’s seaside hillslope of Positano with two of life’s basics: a glass of Italian wine, fiano and a fresh tuna steak. Now fiano is grown in quite a few Australian sites, often as with the three Aussies tasted here, growing regions much cooler than its homeland inland from Naples, and the most respected in the Avellino area (DOCG). So it was important to taste some cool examples from three Australian states alongside an Italian original.
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