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Grow Australia gala limoncello harvest event: 16 May 2015



Imogen’s Farm limoncello wins gold!

Imogen’s Farm ‘Tilly’ Limoncello won gold, and ‘Jagera’ Sweet Jaboticaba won bronze in the Best Fortified Wine (Dessert Wine) category in the Australian Fruit Wine Awards held in Cairns recently (www.cairnswineawards.com.au/australian-fruit-wine-awards/the-fruit-wine-awards).
‘Tilly’ and ‘Jagera’ are both made from local, unsprayed fruit.

News from Imogen’s Farm Winery

Christine and Douglas Kesteven have added some exciting new products to their range: Real Lime cordial, Real Lemon cordial and Vincotto, a traditional Italian preserve (literally “cooked wine”).  Vincotto is a dark, sweet dense preserve made by cooking grapes for hours.  Imogen’s Farm products are now being used by the Byron at Byron Restaurant.   Also, visit the winery page for details of new wines being sold now at local markets including Byron Bay Farmers (Thursdays), Mullumbimby Farmers (Fridays), Lismore Farmers (Saturdays), The Channon Craft Market (every second Sunday), and Bangalow (every fourth Sunday).

Douglas Kesteven (centre) preparing to make wine with Ludwig Rogiers (left) and Magaly Boussemaere, from Belgium.

Douglas Kesteven (centre) preparing to make wine with Ludwig Rogiers (left) and Magaly Boussemaere, from Belgium. January 2010

Emerging wine industry for the North Coast

Douglas Kesteven was interviewed by Emma Sykes from ABC Rural.  The interview aired on the radio on Thursday, 10/12/2009.  See http://www.abc.net.au/rural/content/2009/s2767281.htm, or listen to the MP3: http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rural/200912/r484337_2482322.mp3

Bumper grape harvest at Imogen’s Farm Winery

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Grape harvest @ Imogen's Farm 30 Jan 2010

The rain stayed away just long enough for us to harvest the grapes on 30 January 2010.  While picking we were pleasantly surprised by a visit from David Nielsen, a photojournalist from The Northern Star.  It was a bumper harvest, but all the grapes were picked and de-stemmed before midday, as we had many enthusiastic volunteers!  While Christine and Douglas treated everyone to a sumptuous lunch, the rain poured down.

Local Knowledge tours Imogen’s Farm Winery

Local Knowledge tour

Local Knowledge tour 16 January 2010

Wine tasting at Imogen’s Farm Winery during a Local Knowledge tour. The ladies toured the vineyard before wine tasting and lunch.

Afternoon of Music, Wine and Photography

Greg Sheehan and Laura Targett @ Imogen's Farm 23/7/09

Greg Sheehan playing the Swiss "Hang" and Laura Targett on violin @ Imogen's Farm 5/7/09

On 5 July 2009, Imogen’s Farm and Sound22 hosted an afternoon of wine, music and photography.  Matt Hill, Greg Sheehan and Laura Targett performed while the guests enjoyed wine, tasting plates and an exhibition of photographs by Walkley Award winning Dunoon photographer Martin Jacka.