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We’d love to keep our conversation with you going, so please drop in to read our blog from time to time. We promise to entertain you and we’d love to hear from you in return. 

Viv Snowden
 
19 December 2016 | Viv Snowden

2016 climate and vintage update

The year 2016 was a challenging year in terms of the length of the wet season, which encroached on the ripening of the vines and meant plenty of proactive management was necessary, particularly in terms of prevention of bird damage. A late storm in January was unwelcome in most of the Great Southern. Fortunately the yield was up on 2015 and most vineyards could work around any bird damage or threat from botrytis and, like many other vineyards, Singlefile could breathe a sigh of relief once we had completed the harvest, around the normal date towards the end of March.  Continue »

Time Posted: 19/12/2016 at 6:20 PM
Patrick Corbett
 
19 December 2016 | Patrick Corbett

2016 at Singlefile Wines

The year 2016 may go down as the year Trump came to power as the leader of the free world. Or maybe the year Rio de Janeiro hosted the Olympic Games. The affairs of Singlefile Wines may not compare on this global level but it certainly was a big year for the entire team.  Continue »

Pam Corbett
 
19 December 2016 | Pam Corbett

Top things to do in Denmark this summer

When planning your trip to the Great Southern region this summer, you’ll be spoiled for choice – and we don’t just mean the tasting line-up at our cellar door (although, of course, that’s a must!). Denmark is a Top Tourist Town winner and it’s easy to see why… from adventure walks to rock fishing and fine dining, a very wide spectrum of travel itineraries are possible for your precious holiday time in and around the Great Southern.  Continue »

Time Posted: 19/12/2016 at 4:30 PM
Viv Snowden
 
5 November 2016 | Viv Snowden

Sparkling wine and food pairing – all the tips and tricks!

Shhhh… Can you hear that? It’s the sound of corks popping all over the country. Now is the time for fun and frivolity, as the festive season approaches and end-of-year parties kick off. So as we enjoy this lovely sparkling wine, how do we best accompany it with food? The answer lies in this blog post, so read through to discover more about sparkling wine and food matching.  Continue »

Tash McCarthy
 
10 October 2016 | Tash McCarthy

What’s the difference between Pinot Gris vs Pinot Grigio?

Did you know Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are the same grape variety? It’s a white grape, with a grey-brownish pink skin (hence the name gris, or grey in English). The grape originated in France (from the Burgundian Pinot family), and is known as Pinot Gris in France, where it’s most cultivated in Alsace. So what about Pinot Grigio? Discover more by reading our blog post.  Continue »

Time Posted: 10/10/2016 at 7:30 AM
Patrick Corbett
 
13 September 2016 | Patrick Corbett

Top Sydney Wine Bars

Sydney’s lockout laws have affected drinking establishments across the city but none has thrived more in this environment than the wine bar. Sydneysiders have an affinity with drinking good wine with finely tuned food in elegant environments. So drink up Singlefile’s list of the Top 5 Wine Bars in Sydney and patronise these spots to keep them alive and kicking!  Continue »

Pam Corbett
 
15 August 2016 | Pam Corbett

Q & A with Winemaker Mike Garland

Singlefile’s co-winemaker Mike Garland brings a wealth of experience to his job. But not all his experience lies in the land of wine. Mike has dabbled in wetland research, computer sales, fashion retail and a bit of building on the side. Discover more about his winemaking philosophy below.  Continue »

Phil Snowden
 
19 July 2016 | Phil Snowden

Great Southern Geology

Singlefile’s commitment to the Great Southern is due in part to its diverse geography and, more explicitly, its geology, which comprises a liquorice all-sorts of land girt by sea. This variety is what makes the Great Southern so convincing as a supreme winemaking region. To read more about the Great Southern's geology, written by our resident geologist, Phil Snowden.  Continue »

Patrick Corbett
 
18 July 2016 | Patrick Corbett

How to Cellar Wine

So you’ve collected a portfolio of premium age-worthy wines with the potential to soften and become even more complex over time. The worst thing you can do is store them in suboptimal cellaring conditions. The best thing you can do is read through these top tips to keep your wine in its happiest cellar state.  Continue »

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