A vision to return winery to former glory

This article was published in The Shepparton News‘ weekend section Weekend Life on September 15, 2012.

As the first buds of a new vintage bloom on the vines at Mitchelton Wines, a new era is being ushered in.

New owners have put the wheels in motion for an overhaul.

FIONA BROOM walked the grounds and heard about plans for restoration and expansion well into the future, as well as the architectural history of this iconic northern Victorian winery.

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Jordan’s amazing journey to recover

This article was published in The Shepparton News‘ weekend section Weekend Life in September 2012.

Some may call it fate. Others fortuitous. Some may simply say, ‘‘It’s a small world’’.

But two car crashes at two intersections hundreds of kilometres apart brought two families together over one big issue.

In January, 19-year-old Jordan Milburn’s brain and body were left bruised and shattered after a crash at the intersection of Labuan and Nathalia-Katamatite Roads — a Victorian crossroads well-known for all the wrong reasons.

Jordan’s story is a remarkable one because of what his parents describe as his miraculous recovery from near-death.

But perhaps equally remarkable is the kindness of a stranger who turned a chance encounter at a Melbourne crash scene into a fruitful connection.

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