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 can’t get our wines…

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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 seasonal fare…

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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 Margaret Struik, this practice is an important…

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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, Struik confesses to a deep-seated…

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Hidden in the Hills

Media Comments: The Adelaide Advertiser – Wine “Macclesfield is keen to earn a reputation as a distinct and exciting part of the Adelaide Hills.” John Struik likes to claim that Australia’s first export wines came out of Macclesfield. Surely not. ‘‘I am not arguing the point,’’ he says, magnanimously, ‘‘but…

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