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Ray Jordan's WA Wine Guide 2009

Ray Jordan's WA Wine Guide 2009 [©The West Australian]

Granite Hills 2007 Late Harvest Riesling
In Defence of Food by Michael Pollan
Australian Wine Companion, 2010 Edition, by James Halliday
Macedon Ranges Wine - Limited Edition postcards

Be amongst the first to try a brand new label wine from Granite Hills in the Macedon Ranges! Or get some fine wine advice from Ray Jordan or James Halliday, or on simple, healthy food by Michael Pollan. There are also twelve double passes to the wonderful celebration of Budburst in the Macedon Ranges to be won.

First prize this month is one of two mixed half dozen wine packs from Granite Hills Winery in the Macedon Ranges (RRP A$130 each plus postage). Second prize is one of three books - Ray Jordan's WA Wine Guide 2009 (RRP A$29.95 plus postage),  James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion 2010 (RRP A$34.95 plus postage) or In Defence of Food by Michael Pollan (RRP A$32.95 plus postage). Third prize is one of twelve double passes to the Budburst Wine and Food Festival in the Macedon Ranges (RRP A$20 double plus postage).

To enter, simply fill in the form below.


FIRST PRIZES - (two half dozens)

Granite Hills is one of Australia's highest and arguably most picturesque vineyards, perched on the evocatively named Burke and WIlls Track atop the Great Dividing Range and at the northern extremity of the Macedon Ranges wine region. 

With a reliable rainfall, freely drained soils and low disease pressure, Granite Hills is home to some very special wines, including one of Australia's benchmark rieslings as well as being heralded as the birthplace of peppery shiraz. Their wines are truly special.

Since the first plantings in 1970, this vineyard has built a reputation as one of the country's most esteemed small family wineries by winning more than 400 awards from local and international shows.

Who wouldn't want to win this exclusive selection of wines? It includes their brand new label - Nardoo - and their renowned riesling :

  • Nardoo 2008 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
  • Nardoo 2007 Chardonnay
  • Nardoo 2008 Pinot Noir
  • Nardoo 2004 Shiraz
  • Granite Hills 2008 Riesling
  • Granite Hills 2005 Merlot

Granite Hills is participating in the Budburst Festival on 14th and 15th November but if you can't make it to this great event, enter to win these wines now, for your chance to win your own taste of the Macedon Range and toast the Budburst from afar.

They also have two special offers for Members:

For the first 100 Members who order a case of Nardoo wines, Granite Hills will include an extra bottle and something you all ask for - free freight to major metropolitan areas.

Granite Hills also offers all Members priviledged access to their rare museum and limited release wines, 10% discount on all dozen purchases and priority notice of events »


SECOND PRIZES (one of three books)

Ray Jordan's WA Wine Guide 2009  is a must-have for anyone buying or interested in the wonderful wines of Western Australia. A well researched, designed and illustrated book that is above all, easy to reference. Travel the Swan Valley, Margaret River, Geographe and other WA wine regions like an expert in no time. If you're not in or visiting Western Australia, there are still over 870 wines reviews so it will still provide plenty of information and suggestions to take to your favourite wine supplier. 

We all know there's pleasure in eating simple, healthy and, most importantly, real food but do we really find that pleasure every day? So often we're influenced by busy lives, supermarket shelves, the latest fads and studies, and eating in front of the TV, computer or even on the run. Michael Pollan in his new book In Defence of Food  urges us to start making the choices that are good for our health, our planet and will return food to where it should be - at the centre of a well lived life.

The much anticipated James Halliday Wine Companion 2010 was released in late July and as always, it's a highlight for wine-collectors around Australia. This year is no exception with the Companion profiling over 1,400 wineries, having around 5,800 tasting notes and an excellent section on the "best of the best by variety". James also writes on his thoughts on the future on the Australian wine industry from the current perspective of the GFC - interesting reading indeed. 

 Enter now for your chance to win one of these three books and reading up on wine or food in November.


THIRD PRIZES (12 double passes)

Leave the city behind and breath in the fresh air of the Macedon Ranges - just an hour out of Melbourne it's an easy drive for a special weekend exploring the wine and food of this incredible countryside. The wine-makers will be waiting at their cellar doors throughout the region to welcome you with a smile and taste of their fine cool-climate wines and there will be plenty of wonderfully fresh local food to tuck into as well.

You won't get stuck in massive queues or fight a busload for a taste – it's all pretty understated and intimate, and all about the passion of making good wine and having a good time with it.

Enter now for your chance to win one of twelve double passes to the Budburst Wine and Food Festival in the Macedon Ranges on the 14th and 15th of November.


Good luck!



Remember to open your Winepros Archive Newsletter sent on the first Tuesday of the month, where we announce the winners. So you don't miss out, please add to your safe senders' list - we'll do what we can to contact you, but unclaimed prizes must be redrawn. (Don't forget to check our winners page as well).

Book, wine and ticket prizes will be posted to you anywhere in Australia or overseas. We regret we are cannot post wine, food or beer overseas. You must be over 18 to enter. See our competition terms and conditions here » 

Tickets to Budburst are for the event only and do not include any associated travel or other costs.


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