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Fleurieu Living Magazine

Fleurieu Living Magazine Autumn 2020

"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 Petra has always loved, art, design, photography and words. Combining all of these into a career has been the fulfillment of these interests. She loves working with all of the creatives on the Fleurieu to showcase the best the region has to offer. 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 high end audio system. Kate Le Gallez Kate started her working life as a lawyer and consultant, before turning to a lifelong love of writing. She confesses to suffering a mild podcast addiction, which results in her overuse of the phrase ‘I was listening to a podcast … ’ as a conversation…

2 min.
brand culture

Samson Tall Strout Road’s historical chapel has gone through several reincarnations since its establishment in 1854. Its most recent custodians, Paul Wilson and Heather Budich, have given it new life as winery and cellar door Samson Tall – named in honour of the original owner of the property. Samson Tall wines are made from local McLaren Vale grapes, carefully selected and purchased by Paul and Heather. Their current selection of five single-vineyard wines are only available for purchase directly from the cellar door located in the historic chapel, which overlooks neighbouring vineyards and boasts a cosy interior. Paul and Heather, who met while working across the road at Wirra Wirra, had their eye on the property for eight years before they were able to call it their own. With no staff outside the…

3 min.
welcome to flm

From the FLM team Normally we aim to plan all the content for our autumn issue before we break for the holidays. It’s a great way to end the year; knowing we’re set up for the new year gives us the space to truly relax. But this year, nothing was normal. Over the holidays, we spent time in East Gippsland in Victoria – narrowly escaping the fires that tore through much of the south-east coast. We then spent the rest of our trip taking detours to avoid other bushfire zones across New South Wales. After returning home to the Fleurieu, we were saddened to hear about the continuing fires and losses on Kangaroo Island. These experiences gave us pause. It seemed incongruous to go back to business as usual, as if nothing had changed.…

7 min.
autumn diary dates

LOCAL MARKETS: The Vale Market McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Visitor Information Centre March 9, April 13, June 8, 10am – 3pm Showcasing local produce, wines, crafts and souvenirs from the Fleurieu with live music and a free bouncy castle for the kids. Willunga Farmers Market Willunga Town Square Every Saturday, 8am – 12.30pm Come rain, hail or shine, enjoy fresh produce from more than eighty farmers and artisan food makers. Become a member for discounts on all your goods, and enjoy the nourishing community atmosphere every week. Willunga Quarry Market Adjacent to the Willunga Oval Second Saturday of each month, 9am – 1pm Browse through an eclectic mix of wares ranging from secondhand tools to plants and crafts. Willunga Artisans and Handmade Market Willunga Show Hall Second Saturday of each month, 9am – 1pm An inspiring curated market showcasing local art and handmade goods. It’s a…

6 min.
pearl by the sea

Jules and Bec cut their teeth in hospitality as part of the local band of young pre-teens who worked at Russell’s in Willunga when it first opened in 1992. As they got older, I’d often bump into them on the beach at Port Willunga with the old gang, cooking up a feed of fresh squid on a makeshift BBQ. Eventually they both moved away to pursue their careers but if you’ve been lucky enough to grow up here, the region has a way of seducing you home. After all, what’s not to love? The Fleurieu offers a relaxed lifestyle, affordable housing, and a supportive, creative community all wrapped up in an environment that’s hard to beat. Slowly but surely the region has developed a thriving tourist industry as more people discover…

3 min.
carefully crafted

Pursuing creative outlets from a young age, Sarah settled on leather crafting while she was living in Byron Bay. ‘Creating a leather product by hand from start to finish is a very rewarding thing. It’s lovely working with a quality material like leather, the feeling of pulling a piece of leather off the shelf and rolling it out on my workbench like a blank canvas is incredibly satisfying,’ says Sarah. After stocking up on leather scraps from a store in Byron Bay on her drive home from work one day, Sarah began using YouTube to teach herself the craft – making bags and accessories for friends and herself. ‘The wallets I made when I was starting out were so terrible, but it shows my skills are much more refined and I’m…