In the papers this week December 17th 2012

Wine Journalists’ Margs Tour

Three of Britain’s top food and wine journalists are visiting some of the wine producing regions of Western Australia, Victoria and South Australia over the last couple of weeks, as part of the Wine Australia Visitors Program designed to promote world-class Australian wines to wine enthusiasts in Britain. The visiting delegation represents media outlets such as Daily Telegraph, BBC Good Food Magazine, Harpers, Square Meal and The Drinks Business. Their itinerary includes trips to over 40 wineries and meetings with top winemakers in regions including Margaret River.

Circus Crew Preparing For Festival

The crew at Karridale circus is busy setting up the site for the WA Circus Festival in January with many hours of painting and getting the equipment ready. Running from January 26th to 28th, the event is expected to draw around 2000 visitors from across the globe. Tickets are priced at $100 for adults and $60 for children for the weekend, or you can buy family passes and day passes. For details contact Lunar Circus at 9758 4174.


Patrols Return For Summer

Local residents have been requested to swim between flags this summer as lifeguarding season commenced at the Rivermouth, Prevelly, this week. The Shire of Augusta Margaret River has hired three seasoned lifeguards for monitoring the beach every day from 10am to 5pm until the end of April school vacations. The team will be led by former surfing coach Doug Cooney, who will be joined by local surfer Mick Short and paramedic Carter McDonald.

New Art Map

The Margaret River Artisans has designed a new art map that will serve as a guide for those interested in local arts and crafts. The map features 30 local artists, contains a brief introduction to their works and provides information on where their pieces are sold and displayed. Free copies of the map will be mailed out to the residents of the Cape before Christmas. In case you don’t get your copy, you can collect one from any local gallery or the Visitor Centre.

First Glimpse Of Drift

Film distribution company Hopscotch Films have released their first trailer of the new Aussie film Drift, which was mostly filmed in Margaret River. Drift follows the story of two surfing brothers, Andy and Jimmy Kelly, who set up a backyard surf gear business to help their families get out of debt. The film stars Myles Pollard and Xavier Samuel as Andy and Jimmy Kelly. It will be released in April/May 2013.

Microbrewery To Greet Margs Visitors

A microbrewery at the doorway to town recently got approval from the Augusta-Margaret River Shire Council, despite concerns expressed by some of the site’s neighbours. Cr John Bell said that he supported the plan.  “We’ve seen an upsurge in microbreweries in the last 10 years around the world and down south here.” He further said that he hoped the microbrewery would be “good neighbours” to its nearby properties.

About Benji

I am married and live on a farm near Margaret River with my wife, daughter and son. I set up The Margaret River Guide to assist people coming to Margaret River Western Australia to easily find what they are looking for. I also wanted to allow people to find activities they did not know about and to be able to openly comment on/ review businesses.

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