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Fleurieu Living Magazine

Fleurieu Living Magazine Autumn 2018

"Fleurieu Living Magazine features the best in food and wine, homes and gardens, growers, producers, accommodation and destinations — as well as artists,writers and designers working and living on South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island. Published quarterly, Fleurieu Living Magazine is available throughout Adelaide and the Fleurieu via newsagents, wineries, restaurants cafés and B&Bs."

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4 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
staff & contributors

Key Personnel Petra de Mooy Working on FLM comes with many rewards and Petra still pinches herself every time she archives another great story. When not wrangling content, you can find her hanging out with Jason and their daughter, gardening, or perusing the farmers’ market. Jason Porter Jason has worked as a graphic designer and creative director both locally and overseas for over thirty years. When not in the office, he can usually be found tweaking the crossover filters on his ridiculously over-the-top hi-fi system. Esther Thorn Esther Thorn is a storyteller. She has worked as a journalist for twenty years in print, radio and television. Esther believes small things, like commas and apostrophes, are important. This makes her an irritating dinner guest but a good editor. Holly Wyatt Sinking her roots into the Fleurieu has truly resonated…

3 min.
welcome to flm

From the FLM team The diverse array of people – all with differing passions and skills – is what gives the Fleurieu colour and personality. So, in this issue of FLM we decided to ask some McLaren Vale locals what they love about where they live. After all, what better way to express the riches of a region than through the eyes of the locals? Nicky Connolly, Direct Sales and Marketing Oliver’s Taranga: The ‘Vale’ is a special place where like-minded people and businesses can congregate with a village feel, while still holding an economy of scale when it comes to day-to-day shops and amenities. People feel comfortable knowing there is no further risk of suburban sprawl within the town’s boundaries, which maintains the ‘community’ individuals and families have chosen. Visitors to the region…

6 min.
autumn diary dates

LOCAL MARKETS: Aldinga, McLaren Vale and Willunga Aldinga Bay Art, Craft and Produce Market Central Way Aldinga Central Shopping Centre Fourth Sunday of every month, 9am – 2pm Arts and crafts from local artisans, as well as fresh local produce. Willunga Farmers Market Willunga Town Square Every Saturday, 8am – 12.30pm You must go just for the seasonal fruit! Cherries, peaches, nectarines, blueberries – the freshest you’ll find. Don’t forget to buy a membership and receive discounts on all the fabulous local food. Willunga Quarry Market Adjacent to the Willunga Oval Second Saturday of each month, 9am – 1pm Come and browse an eclectic mix of everything, ranging from second hand tools to plants and craft. There’s always something new to see. Willunga Artisans Market Willunga Show Hall Second Saturday of each month, 9am – 1pm Local art and craft with a little bit of something for…

7 min.
a forever place

The ‘Old Survey’ area of Port Willunga is highly sought after, both for its existing homes and, better yet, the odd empty block. The area is a stone’s throw from one of South Australia’s most beautiful beaches, a world class wine region and fantastic restaurants, not to mention boasting an amazing community itself. A combination of old shacks, new architecture and historic homes gives the neighbourhood character and charm. Australian expats Kirsty Rice and Greg Bruce long appreciated these features while holidaying ‘at home’, away from their busy careers abroad. ‘We had a small ‘lock and leave’ house just up the street for years,’ Kirsty says. ‘We would often walk past a large, empty block down the street, musing about what we would build if we bought it.’ As their four…

4 min.
trailblazers: the man in the terry towelling hat

Graham Stevens is not just a legend in our own backyard. Reaching into his late seventies, it seems he has a cult following across the country as well. If you look at travel site comments from those who visit his cellar door in McLaren Flat, you’ll realise that Graham, along with daughter and business partner Carolyn, are swiftly building a vast army of advocates and disciples for their products – under the label Graham Stevens Wines – and the region as a whole. Graham’s rise to fame is a fascinating one. Born and bred in the foothills on Elliot Road, he was the third generation to live on a property owned by the Wilson family; seven family members lived in the tiny two room corrugated iron house. Money was tight and…

3 min.
fleurieu future leaders

01. Cameron Ledgard: Harcourts Wine Coast – Sales Consultant / Auctioneer What can people anticipate when they participate in the program? Expect the unexpected and be prepared to be pushed past your comfort zone, in a good way. What is your vision for the future of the Fleurieu? As a real estate agent and auctioneer, my vision for the Fleurieu is to promote the region to the best of my ability. Using a career as a platform, I want the rest of the world to see how incredible this region really is. I have begun conducting an online video series called Local Treasures, promoting local businesses in and around the Fleurieu and look to continue this series into the foreseeable future. 02. Shen Mann: Regional Coordinator – Resilient Hills & Coasts, Alexandrina Council & Chair,…