Wollongong's Throsby wine bar overhauls menu to source wine from fire-affected vineyards

Kate McIlwain
By Kate McIlwain
Updated January 16 2020 - 9:58am, first published 6:00am
Cash injection: Throsby wine bar owners Erick Zavallos and Maddie Sullivan changed their menu last weekend to sell only wines from fire-affected businesses. Picture: Anna Warr.

As Throsby wine bar owner Maddie Sullivan and her family drove back to Wollongong after New Year, leaving their bushfire-ravaged holiday spot of 30 years, she realised it wasn't just fire wreaking devastation on the South Coast.


Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain


For the past 11 years, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. In that time I've covered breaking news, education, politics, urban affairs, council, environment, data journalism and development news. More recently, I became the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents two years into a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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