We're going West!
We might still be shooting our second book, Wine, Beer & Spirits of the Fleurieu, but we’re already thinking about the next region we want to showcase. And this time we’re going west, to feature the Faces and Food of Margaret River!
So why Margaret River? Of course it’s one of Australia’s premier food and wine locations, but it seems as though fate might have decided this one for us, starting with a serendipitous meeting I had recently in Adelaide.
My sister and I were dining at the Mayflower Restaurant in town just over a month ago, when a group of happy people came in and sat opposite us. One of the gentlemen came over and introduced himself – it was champion jockey Rodney Kemp, such a humble man with an inspiring story! We got talking and ended up joining his table for a drink – the group were celebrating their horse’s win which they had all flown over from WA to watch.
Turns out that the people Rodney was with were the Walsh family – the owners of Amelia Park Wines in Margaret River. Being wine and food people, I couldn’t help but ask them if they’d visited the Fleurieu Peninsula before. The answer was no and I knew I just had to give them a copy of Faces & Food of the Fleurieu (lucky I keep a box in my car!)
They loved the book and explained there was no book like this covering their region. I proudly shared that Soul Publishing’s mission is to showcase the food, wine and faces of Australia – region by region.
They immediately invited my photographer and I to stay with them at the Amelia Park Lodge as their guests should we decide to produce a Faces & Food of Margaret River edition! Of course I said YES!
I find that these chance meetings keep happening and it really is quite magical – it gives me confidence that I’m on the right path.
We’re absolutely thrilled to be expanding interstate and producing a new edition of Faces and Food in yet another iconic region of Australia. But now we need your tips: who’s been to Margaret River before? Go to our Facebook page to tell us about your favourite food and faces of Margaret River.