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The Galafrey story began when Ian and Linda Tyrer gave up high-profile jobs in the emerging computer industry and arrived in Mount Barker to start growing grapes and making wine, the vine-change partially prompted by their desire to bring up their children-to-be in a country environment. The dry-grown vineyard they planted continues to be the turning point, the first winery established in an ex-whaling building (long since replaced by a purpose-built winery). The premature death of Ian at a time when the industry was buckling at the knees increased the already considerable difficulties the family had to deal with, but deal with it they did. Daughter Kim Tyrer is now CEO of the business, but Linda is still very much involved in the day-to-day management of Galafrey. Exports to China.
Author: James Halliday
GALAFREY WINESremains a family-owned business and all wines are dry grown, nurtured and bottled on the estate. Established by Ian Tyrer (1946-2003) Galafrey is survived by mother and daughter team, Linda and Kim Tyrer, who maintain a hands-on role to ensure that the Galafrey philosophy is upheld. That is to produce small parcels of distinctive and consistently excellent wines and committed to producing fruit of the highest quality which we believe is the key to winemaking excellence
Galafrey is well known for their Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Their Dry Grown vineyard produces High quality grapes including the unique Muller Thurgau.
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Very good producer of wines with class and character. Will have two (or more) wines rated at 90 points and above (or possibly one at 95 and above).
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