“Sod the wine, I want to suck on the writing. This man White is an instinctive writer, bloody rare to find one who actually pulls it off, as in still gets a meaning across with concision. Sharp arbitrage of speed and risk, closest thing I can think of to Cicero’s ‘motus continuum animi.’

Probably takes a drink or two to connect like that: he literally paints his senses on the page.”

DBC Pierre (Vernon God Little, Ludmila’s Broken English, Lights Out In Wonderland ... Winner: Booker prize; Whitbread prize; Bollinger Wodehouse Everyman prize; James Joyce Award from the Literary & Historical Society of University College Dublin)





02 November 2014


That's winemaker and co-proprietor Tony Brady standing proud beside the door he's made from recycled winery timber for the guest retreat room in the new toilet block he's built at the mighty Wendouree at Clare. There was a whiff of goss about Tony and his winemaking partner Lita selling the priceless temple earlier this year, so to stomp on such fickle nonsense he built a new toilet block and replaced the old railway tracks that roll the press into the fermenting cellar with a replacement that will last at least one century, just as the previous one did. Wendouree is not open to the public. Neither is it for sale. The new W. C. has verandas on north and south sides, is perfectly proportioned and very easy on the feng shui-sensitive eye, has ultra-cool modern Italian electric lighting and sports a beautiful outdoor shower, where one can wash whilst watching the kangaroos ... photo Philip White  

photo Doug Govan



BogAnn said...

Stunning door!

We witnessed you officially opening the new bogs at Mitchells Whitey.

Do they still work?

Looked like you gave em a big workout.

Anonymous said...

They should have got Tony Brady to design the National Wine Center by the look of that beautiful door.