I have created a life I like to look at

I am sitting in a cosy kitchen in a building somewhere between Port Hercule and the Condamine. I came to interview Lilly Bui and a little unexpected feast is being prepared to accompany the 2019 Riesling we will talk about. Three year-old Spaniel Zara is falling asleep by my feet and while Lilly is cutting homemade bread, her 14 year-old daughter Michelle is chatting away about her school, her plans (she is off ice skating shortly) and the company that belongs to her mum Lilly – but actually Michelle has been a big part of it, as a morale booster, since Lilly Bui Wines started two years ago.

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