We are delighted to share with you this lovely article on Australia’s best restaurants and wineries written by Graham Boynton in the Telegraph over the weekend
From the cosmopolitan centres of Sydney and Melbourne to Mudgee and beyond, Australia's lauded restaurants and vineyards are on course to rival the Old World's best.
“The first vine planting in Margaret River was in the 1960s, when three doctors – Tom Cullity of Vasse Felix, Bill Pannell of Moss Wood and Kevin Cullen of Cullen Wines – decided to test the theory that the region could produce high-quality wines. As they subsequently proved, the climate and soil are ideal for growing cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay. In fact, compared with Bordeaux, Margaret River has 25 per cent fewer days when temperatures rise above 30C but enjoys more sunshine hours during the growing season – viticulture perfection.
The Next Great Food And Wine Destination: Western Australia's Margaret River Region
World-class wines. Primo surfing. Hundreds of miles of glorious coastal hiking. Mysterious cave explorations.
These aren’t travel experiences I’d expect to have in the same trip, let alone in the same afternoon. But Western Australia—a destination most Americans don’t really give much thought to, because it’s smack dab on the other side of the world—turned out to offer all that, plus some of the friendliest, most laid-back people in the world. So it’s more than 36 hours of travel from New York to Perth and south to the Margaret River? No worries.
Tyson Stelzer, Wines of the Year - 2011 Diana Madeline 98 points
One of the finest wines ever to hail from the hallowed vines of St Jakobi is an immensely voluminous thing of dense fruit and bracing tannin presence yet, remarkably, displaying precise, articulate, crunchy Cabernet hallmarks.
The Cullen Wines Spiral Garden, Self Guided, Biodynamic Tour.
Come and enjoy a walkthrough our Biodynamic Spiral Garden, a self-guided, educational tour to compliment and add to your Cullen Wines experience.
More and more customers are asking for information about Cullen growing biodynamic sustainable wine and food. With this in mind, we have created the ever evolving Biodynamic Spiral Garden walk, for your enjoyment out on the front lawn.
Come and visit us at Cullen Wines and take a Biodynamic Spiral Garden Tour today!
Without doubt summer has sunk its scorching teeth into the land and watering has now become a daily event. There is only a small amount of visible water in the creek out front of the restaurant where the rockmelons and watermelons were planted last month. They are feeding on this moisture as it recedes and the sunlight of our first heatwave for the summer. The vines too are gorging on the rays of life and the vineyard, garden and surrounding native vegetation are a lush dark green.
Jancis Robinson - Australia Autumn Collection 4 Dec 2013
2011 Kevin John Chardonnay, Lovely purity and reticence on the nose, then a tight knit, gloriously refreshing palate...
Jancis and her team reviewed a very mixed bag of nearly 150 Australian wines tasted in London over the past few weekswhich included both 2011 Kevin John Chardonnay and 2012 Mangan East Block. Listed in descending score order, Kevin John came an impressive third in the white wines after Grosset’s Polish Hill and Chardonnay while the East Block received a very respectable 16.5 points.
Cullen's Diana Madeline 2011 named WINE OF THE YEAR by top Wine Writer Ray Jordan!
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The team at Cullen Wines are were delighted and humbled to have our Diana Madeline 2011 named as Wine Of The Year and Red Wine Of The Year in Ray Jordan's The West Australian Wine Guide 2014. Read the article here.
Diana Madeline 2011 had been judged Wine of the Year in The West Australian WA Wine Guide 2014
WINE GUIDE AWARDS - By Ray Jordan
It seemed appropriate for an elated Vanya Cullen to say she was over the moon to hear that her Cullen Diana Madeline 2011 had been judged Wine of the Year in The West Australian WA Wine Guide 2014, which is officially launched at the weekend. Appropriate because the Moon played a major part in the making of the wine. As a fanatical disciple of biodynamics, she follows a strict uncompromising approach to winemaking. Biodynamics are largely driven by the phases of the Moon, influencing everything from picking, to crushing to bottling.
Margaret River Gourmet Escape - Detour Destinations
The Age, Epicure, Tuesday 13 August 2013
At Cullen Wines, British born chef David Hull serves relaxed lunches on the terrace overlooking the vines. As Margaret River’s first biodynamic vineyard, pioneered by winemaker Vanya Cullen, the biodynamic philosophy extends to the produce used in the restaurant.