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Fleurieu Living Magazine

Fleurieu Living Magazine Autumn 2019

"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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2 min.
staff & contributors

Key Personnel Petra de Mooy Issue 30 and seven years in print are rapidly approaching. I feel a party is in order. 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 A self-described ‘city-escapee,’ Holly moved to the Fleurieu chasing wide-open spaces and the spoils of semi-rural life. Those spoils include a good coffee in the morning, a glass of wine in the…

3 min.
brand culture

Oliver’s Taranga The Oliver family’s collection of handcrafted wines maintains the same authenticity as William Oliver’s original batch nearly two hundred years ago. The family’s long standing respect for ‘good old gut instinct, that only comes with a lifelong knowledge of the land and a love of wine’, has seen six generations of success on their hundred hectare ‘Seaview’ property. With a commitment to tradition and a passion for simple, quality winemaking, Oliver’s Taranga has remained one of McLaren Vale’s most recognised and respected wineries. The Oliver’s Taranga vineyard supplies a variety of grapes to not only its own brand, but to many other premium wine producers in the McLaren Vale region and beyond. Through their entwinement with the local wine industry as well as the broader region and its local…

3 min.
welcome to flm

From the FLM team It’s almost autumn and we’re having our last hot gasp of summer. Welcome to issue 28! Recently, we took the time to read the Onkaparinga Council’s strategic plan for tourism and the statistic we found most interesting – as one of many small businesses operating on the Fleurieu – was that eighty percent of tourism to the region is made up of day-trippers. That means they’re mostly coming from Adelaide or they may already live on the Fleurieu. Of the total tourism income, close to twenty-five percent comes from friends and family who are visiting locals. So what we have here is a very localised economy that’s greatly influenced by the people who call the Fleurieu home. FLM strives to be a publication that uncovers the best of what the region…

8 min.
autumn diary dates

LOCAL MARKETS: Aldinga Bay Art, Craft and Produce Market 11am – 3pm Fourth Sunday of every month at Central Way, Aldinga Central Shopping Centre, with arts and crafts from local artisans, as well as fresh local produce. Willunga Farmers Market 8am – 12.30pm Willunga Town Square every Saturday come rain, hail or shine, with fresh produce from more than eighty farmers and artisan food makers. Become a member for discounts on all goods, and enjoy the nourishing community atmosphere every week. Willunga Quarry Market 9am – 1pm Browse an eclectic mix of everything ranging from secondhand tools to plants and crafts on the second Saturday of every month, adjacent to the Willunga Oval. Willunga Artisans and Handmade Market 9am – 1pm An inspiring curated market showcasing local art and handmade goods in the Willunga Show Hall on the second Saturday of each…

6 min.
surprise and delight

When Cindy Westphalen thought about her dream property, she had very specific criteria in mind. It wasn’t necessarily about the size of the property, or its particular location or facilities. It was about the feeling she wanted to experience. ‘I wanted to drive up a long driveway and come upon a surprise,’ she explains. ‘I never thought I’d actually find it, but then we drove up the driveway here and this beautiful old house was standing there all alone in this landscape and I thought ‘I’m in heaven’.’ ‘Here’ is Woodburn Homestead in Langhorne Creek, which Cindy and husband John purchased shortly after they first ventured up that eucalypt-lined driveway in 2017. Since then, the Westphalens have set about thoughtfully restoring and enhancing the original house and nearby chaff shed and stables.…

4 min.
karri’s idyllic locality

Some may recognise Karri as one of the friendly faces behind the coffee machine at Aldinga’s Goodness Coffee Co. Along with a knack for making a mean latte, Karri has a talent for anything she turns her hand to; whether it be in the kitchen, the veggie garden, or in her cozy bedroom adorned with plants and pastel prints. Karri has lived in the Aldinga Arts EcoVillage for the past twelve of her twenty-one years and has always been interested in biodiversity. Although, that affinity may have been inevitable for someone named after the native Acacia pentadenia: commonly known as karri wattle. Unlike many of her peers who have fled to Adelaide or interstate cities, Karri’s idyllic locality has firmly planted her feet in its soil. After completing her schooling at…