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Fleurieu Living Magazine

Fleurieu Living Magazine Spring 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 While juggling content this issue Petra thoroughly enjoyed participating in the foundations module of the Fleurieu Future Leaders program and has been on cloudnine ever since. 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…

2 min.
welcome to flm

From the FLM team As we lift our eyes from our desks and look outside, the sky is blue. The sour sobs are knee deep from not enough time spent in the garden, but our spring issue is out for another year. There is so much great content in this issue (even if we do say so ourselves)! Pedaling at full pace to end of production, we can pause and reflect on what we have been marinating in for the past season – rediscovering some of our favourite local holiday destinations, meeting dynamic stylists, humble creatives, bold winemakers, future Fleurieu leaders, inspiring homes and spaces, new enterprises and anchored establishments of the region. Each season there is a constant swell of rich content and imagery that never ceases to inspire us. In this…

8 min.
spring 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, 11am – 3pm Arts and crafts from local artisans, as well as fresh local produce. Willunga Farmers Market Willunga Town Square Every Saturday, 8am – 12.30pm 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 everyone. A great place to buy a unique handmade gift! Goolwa, Port Elliot and Victor Harbor Goolwa Wharf Market First and third…

6 min.
a labour of love

Not many people would take on a complete house renovation while pregnant. But when Bernadette Kelly and Billy Dohnt found out they were expecting their first child, that’s exactly what they did. Billy, a chef, had bought the four-bedroom, 1950s-era Hayborough house in 2008, but had been renting it out while the couple lived in Adelaide. The pregnancy changed everything. ‘We were looking for more of a base as a family,’ says artist and hairdresser Bernadette on the decision to renovate the house. ‘When I found out I was pregnant, it was game-on from then onwards,’ Bernadette tells me. ‘Billy assured me we would be in for Christmas – we were still painting – but he kept his promise.’ Built from Mount Gambier limestone on a quarter-acre block with snippets of a…

6 min.
the china files

Australian wine exports are on fire at the moment, mostly driven by a fifty-one per cent year-on-year growth into China. Recently, I heard a statistic that blew my mind and put this into perspective: Australia now exports to China in one day the same amount of wine that was exported across a whole year in 2008. So, what does this mean for our Fleurieu wine producers? How does this change the industry and our region? I was lucky enough to attend the recent Vinexpo Hong Kong, one of the biggest wine trade shows on the planet. This year, Australia was recognised as the country of honour; twenty-one wine brands of all sizes from the Fleurieu were represented, with many familiar faces behind stalls. Ministry of Clouds owners, Julian Forwood and Bernice Ong,…

2 min.
the return of handpicked

There is an abundance of festivals on the Fleurieu Peninsula during the warmer months, but there’s only one that can boast being more of an adventure than a festival. Handpicked Festival takes place in the magical setting of ancient gum trees and sprawling vines, in the ‘backyard’ of Lake Breeze Wines at Langhorne Creek in November. Celebrating its fifth year, the festival has secured its place as one of the region’s most acclaimed events. And this year certainly won’t disappoint. The combination of live music, a creators’ market, camping in bell tents, gourmet food stalls and craft brews, an awe-inspiring landscape and fine wines make it an event not to be missed. Lake Breeze Wines is the ideal venue, with plenty of room to dance barefoot or to find a spot to…