The Holy Trinity of Wine: Colour, Smell, Taste

Vineyard visit creates quality beef

Check out why Benbrook beef is so great. This article was published for ‘Stock Journal’, by Jacinta Rose. FOR many vineyard owners, the prospect of cattle getting into their vines would be a nightmare, but for Macclesfield cattle producers and winemakers John and
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Cabernet That Comes With Maximum Respect

Another great review in ‘The Adelaide Review’, in August 2013. Article by Charles Gent. John Struik really likes his Goat Track Shiraz, and so do a lot of other people. But the grape he really loves is Cabernet Sauvignon. Proprietor and vigneron of Bendbrook Wines,
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From earthmover to wine producer

Check out this article published in The Courier newspaper. Article by Judy Richards-Norris. It’s about our very own John Struik, and his journey into creating the Bendbrook company.
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Stirling Hotel – Stirling (in the Adelaide Hills)

Set in a prominent position overlooking the tree lined  main street of Stirling is one of the visually outstanding  stone built pubs of South Australia. Two food areas,  The Bistro and the Mallee Room, the latter being the more formal. Sit out under the trees and enjoy changing
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Adelaide Hills Premium Wines – 2013 season news

The 2013 is looking favourable, at the moment. However we never take anything for granted as the weather has a way of the best made plans of farmers and winemakers. As Max Cooper from Coopers Beers commented during his 80th birthday speech               (his 10 commandments of
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FranceSoir – Melbourne

Best wine list in Oz. Wonderfull tru “bistro” atmosphere serving classy quick and very well priced food. (for Melbourne) A long term favorite. Best Nicoise around Top of Toorak Rd near Punt Rd. http://www.france-soir.com.au/home  
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Georges on Waymouth- Adelaide

Top Bistro, modern Australian with Italian overtones. Trendy with slick service, fresh in season menu, all year, an extensive wine list with good selection Italian & French classy labels. Look online for daily fare. George, my wife tells me is “just georgeous”.
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Wildfire – Sydney

Meat grill icon of Sydney, Great location looking at the Opera House and Circular Quay. Open kitchen with wood fired BBQ,s. Great wine list, and extensive meat and seafood menu, most cooked on open fires. Lots of suits and long legged lookers, all overseen by a couple of Adelaide
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Lord Nelson Hotel – Sydney

Top of the Rocks, corner Kent and Argyle St Sydney. Great atmosphere, Boutique Lord Nelson beer, fantastic grass fed beef Ribeye’s, all accompanied by an “out there” wine list. Look out for Blair, he might buy you a Three Sheets if you mention Bendbrook. If you
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Zucca

Holdfast Shores Marina- Adelaide Has to be the one of the best GREEK restaurants in Australia. 5 Star food, service and décor. Overlooking the foreshore at Glenelg. The best lamb spareribs in the world, bar none. www.zucca.com.au 
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