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WA wineries taste more success

Western Australian wineries have continued their recent run of success, with Howard Park’s Janice McDonald crowned the Gourmet Traveller winemaker of the year and Frankland Estate's Judi Cullam claiming the Len Evans award last night.

Haunold driven by quest for quality

People, not produce, provide the biggest challenge for Wills Domain and its owner, former 40under40 award winner Darren Haunold.

Bajaj games-out growing his dominion

Saran Bajaj is combining his love of arcade games with staple bar offerings of cocktails and pizza at his new venue, Palace Arcade.

Lamont in for Langoulant at Committee for Perth

John Langoulant will retire as chair of advocacy group Committee for Perth in November, to be replaced by businesswoman Kate Lamont.

Janssen consolidates success

Two-time 40under40 winner Anthony Janssen is no stranger to the bumpy ride that accompanies entrepreneurship.

Voyager targets tourists with provenance push

Dining accolades, tourism successes, exploratory wines and a new venture in the pipeline – it’s a big year for Voyager Estate, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Liquor licensing reforms take effect

State government reforms that liberalise the rules governing permanent licensed premises but tighten up on pop-up venues come into effect this weekend, as new data shows 114 licensed premises have opened in Western Australia this year.

Gage secures nib Stadium supply deal

Gage Roads Brewing Company has won a five-year beer and cider supply contract with nib Stadium, adding to a similar deal with Optus Stadium.

Patience, provenance key ingredients for Yarri

Six months after Dunsborough restaurant Yarri opened to much fanfare, we talk to the team behind the venture about their long-term strategy.

New Northbridge venue shuts down

Northbridge restaurant and microbrewery Cyril Mason’s has closed its doors less than three months after opening at the William Street location.

WA tops Halliday wine awards

Great Southern wine producer Duke’s Vineyard and Deep Wood Estate’s Julian Langworthy have topped the prestigious Halliday Wine Companion Awards announced in Melbourne last night.

New wine venue a natural choice

A local natural wine aficionado is hoping he can educate and develop the palates of Perth with his new bar-cum-liquor store Wines of While.

Dominion League sold to Bajaj

Northbridge whisky bar The Dominion League has been sold and will close its doors next month, with the buyer believed to be Perth music promoter Saran Bajaj.

Raine Square confirms new tenants for stage 1 launch

Two high-end restaurants will join a 12-screen cinema as tenants in the $75 million Raine Square redevelopment project, the first stage of which is set to open in September.

Ku De Ta failure dents the Point

The $50 million On the Point hospitality precinct in East Perth has suffered a major setback after its anchor tenant was placed in administration but other restaurants and bars at the riverfront property are set to continue trading.

Terrace Hotel set to close down

The Terrace Hotel, which restored the heritage St Georges House in 2012, is set to shut its door from tomorrow afternoon, Business News understands.

Vasse Felix confirms Watershed purchase

Margaret River winery Vasse Felix is set to acquire the principal assets of Watershed Premium Wines, under a $20 million deal that allows Watershed’s cellar door and restaurant to continue operating under a two-year lease agreement.

Gamble bets on rural NSW venture

Restaurateur Kim Gamble is enjoying the country life in NSW after 30 years of running cafes and bars in Perth.

Chocolate cafe into liquidation

The Perth-based Guylian Belgian Chocolate Cafe franchise has been placed into liquidation, just over a year after the business opened on St Georges Terrace.

Hohnen a reluctant ‘entrepreneur’

David Hohnen has been at the top of his game for two decades, and is one of many quality local businesspeople named in the Queen’s Birthday honours this month.

Versatile hemp plant offers growth potential

Businesses and farmers see a bright future for the hemp industry in WA following recent legislative changes, but the fledging sector needs support.

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