Words of Wisdom


Kasey Chambers
The Country Girl
June Dally-Watkins OAM
The Lady
Tania Hayes OAM
The Unexpected
Tara Moss
The Maestro
Maggie Beer
The Creator
Emma Nicholas
The Adventurer
Karen Phillips
The author behind Women's Words of Wisdom, Power & Passion
Maggie Beer

Photograph: Tony Lewis

Having established the legendary Pheasant Farm Restaurant in the Barossa Valley and achieved an extensive career spanning farming, food production, exporting, food writing and television presenting, Maggie has enjoyed her role as 2010 Senior Australian of the Year.


Always one to keep busy and productive, Maggie loves to share her enthusiasm for food and has recently featured on Master Chef as well as a host of other programs.

Special Announcement - Spa and Cuisine Weekend with Maggie Beer
Maggie will be featured as a very special guest for an amazing event coming up.

Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat has just announced a special collaboration for one weekend only with Australia’s much loved cook, Maggie Beer. Available the weekend of 5-7 August 2011, Maggie will present interactive sessions in the kitchen and organic gardens at Gwinganna alongside organic gardener and chef, Shelley Pryor.

The exclusive Spa and Cuisine Weekend with Maggie Beer, 5 -7 August 2011, is just $100 additional to the regular weekend package. Weekends start from just $980 per person fully inclusive and places are strictly limited. For bookings please call 1800 219 272.

Maggie tells of how for her, food and happiness are intertwined …

When are you at your happiest? Sitting around the table with my family and close friends with beautiful food, beautiful music and beautiful wine. My family, my friends, my food and music are all such a very important part of my life.
What does happiness mean to you? It’s sharing. Happiness is when I’m singing with my group of friends every Wednesday night. Happiness is the light in my step when I’m with my family. It’s so many things, I couldn’t say it is just one thing – it is my life.
Can love conquer all? I think love in the true sense of the word and in a very wide sense of the word, can conquer all. If you feel loved you feel positive about things, so in its wider sense, yes.
Why is love so important? Who would be without it? I couldn’t imagine life without it. I would be lost without
it. The love of many things – the love of my husband and my children and my grandchildren and friends. It fills your heart.

“You must have a vision of what it is that you have a point of difference about and really, absolutely love it ...”
Maggie Beer
Excerpt from Women's Words book