January 02, 2018

Mural brings the best of the South West to life

One of the South West’s premium biodynamic wineries is staking its claim as must-see destination on the local wine trail, thanks to a new mural showcasing the best of the region.

The whopping 15 x 3 metre mural, by local artist Andrew Frazer, is the first commissioned piece of art for Quindalup-based Blind Corner winery.

Blind Corner Owner Ben Gould said the Greetings from the Margaret River wine region’ mural champions everything that makes the region iconic, from the Busselton jetty and Cape Naturaliste lighthouse to the world renowned surf breaks and surrounding forests.

“The South West region is one of the most picturesque parts of Australia, and the mural reflects this stunning landscape,” Mr Gould said.

“Mr Frazer is an incredible artist and Blind Corner is happy to partner with him for this exciting project. We hope that people will come to our winery not only to taste our amazing wine but to also appreciate this magnificent piece of art.”

The unveiling of the mural comes on the back of a busy few months for the winery, which culminated with the opening of its cellar door.

The small, seated space with outdoor gazebo tables, gives visitors the chance to sample a variety of wines while overlooking the vineyards and a working, certified organic winery. 

“The opening of our cellar door is an exciting moment in Blind Corner’s short history,” Mr Gould said.

“We want our visitors to be as passionate about wine as we are, and as part of the visitor experience, are currently offering a paid tasting wine flight plus a guided tour of the winery, bottling line and barrel hall to give them a firsthand look into how Blind Corner’s additive free wines are made.  

Mr Gould said the winery would soon turn its attention to food and was currently sourcing the best local produce to complement its wine tastings.

Blind Corner is open for tastings from 10am to 4pm Thursday to Monday.

Web: https://www.blindcorner.com.au/

Instagram: Instagram.com/blindcorner/

Facebook: facebook.com/blindcornerwine/

Phone: 08 9755 1974

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Contact:

Paul 0414 135 857

paul@blindcorner.com.au

www.blindcorner.com.au

Blind Corner Key Facts

Blind Corner is a fully-certified organic and biodynamic winery, vineyards, and bottling line

They create a range of natural wines - from Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Bubbles.  Also alternative varieties such as Aligoté, Pinot Grigio, and new clones of Sangiovese and Merlot

Blind Corner has two vineyard locations - Wilyabrup, in the centre ‘dress circle’ of the Margaret River Wine region, and Quindalup in the North. Winemaking & bottling is done on site at the Quindalup property.  

Blind Corner are renown for reducing the amount of additives and preservatives in their wines, also using techniques like foot-crushing grapes, hand-plunging, wild fermentation and carbonic maceration

Blind Corner has published popular Biodynamic Calendar Apps on iTunes and Google Play store.  Also both eBooks and Printed books on Wine Additives.

BIOS

Andrew Frazer 

Andrew is a multidisciplinary artist from Bunbury, Western Australia. Inspired by stories of hope, despair, redemption, pain & forgiveness - Andrew's narrative based art continues to draw upon these experiences that connect us all through shared stories. From public murals, illustration, hand lettering, design & arts management - Andrew's arts practise continues to expand & refine as a testament to his passion for personal growth.

Ben Gould 

Ben was born just in time to witness East Fremantle win the 1974 WAFL Grand Final, thus breaking a 9-year drought for the team. This caused his Dad to believe that he possessed exceptional timing and was destined to be a sporting hero. His Dad was wrong. Ben and his wife Naomi own and run Blind Corner Organic & Biodynamic vineyards and winery. Their 20+ years experience in the cellars and vineyards of Margaret River culminated in a 2-year European jaunt trying to sample every wine and surf break in Western Europe.

Ben has a fancy bit of paper certifying him to be a grapegrower and winemaker (Bachelor of Applied Wine Science), but he’s most proud of the fact that he’s able to balance work with family time, dropping into Blind Corner’s skate ramp with the kids on a regular basis.

Naomi Gould 

If Ben is the head of Blind Corner, Naomi is the heart. Her years of experience in hospitality and fronting cellar doors means she knows the people side of the business more than most. Her natural approach to life, bred from years surfing in the pristine Indian Ocean, has been a driving force in ensuring the organic/biodynamic direction of Blind Corner - not only with the wines, but adding chickens to the property to peck bugs off the vines, and installing a big veggie patch to keep the family in fresh produce. Naomi keeps all of the boys honest, even if she does sneak a bottle of Petillant into her backpack whenever stocks get low.

Downloads

Wine Additive eBook download here

Mural images here
(Please credit Naomi Gould) 

Photos of the team here
(Please credit Patrick Schuttler)
Medium res, higher res available

Wine Bottle photos here

Vineyard winery photos here
(Please credit Freedom Garvey)

Vineyard winery photos here
(Please credit Patrick Schuttler)