Beersheba Bash Centenary Cricket Match
COMMEMORATING 100 years since the death of Colonel Leslie Cecil Maygar at the Battle of Beersheba in 1917, the third instalment of the ‘Beersheba Bash’ cricket match was held on Anzac Day.
Given the state of the weather it seemed unlikely that any play would go ahead between the two teams: ‘Maygars Men’ and the visiting ‘Wilderness Wanderers’.
Maygars Hill Winery in East Longwood played host to the event, and had prepared a special oval and pitch (thanks to the use of an ‘ancient roller’) in a paddock adjoining the vineyard, which looked a touch waterlogged after the morning’s torrential rain.
This 20 acre property was acquired by Jenny Houghton in 1994, for its viticulture potential and as a location for her bed and breakfast cottage.
3 acres was hand planted in 1997 into a light sandy loam. It is ideally situated in the Strathbogie Wine Region right on the border with the Goulburn Valley.
Planting has increased to 6 acres; 2 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and 4 acres of Shiraz.
Strict viticultural policy with pruning, spraying and hand picking has achieved the required low yield per vine. This has consistently produced small berries of intense colour and flavour.
The altitude of 200 metres, combined with the light sandy loam and intensive monitoring, has produced grapes that enable a wine of elegance and complexity to be produced.
Maygars Hill | 53 Longwood Mansfield Road, Longwood East 3665, Australia