The month of August has been dominated by our Annual Trade Day in Melbourne, a massive and magnificently enjoyable tasting involving some 800 trade guests, all of the wonderful Aussie and Kiwi producers in our portfolio, plus some special guest stars from overseas. Thank you to all those of you, wine professional and amateur alike, who came to one of the associated tastings in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.
This month’s newsletter includes the wines of our overseas guests, from Huber, Hattingley Valley and Koehler-Ruprecht, who put in such a cheery and insightful appearance. We’ve also got the new-release Jacquesson 740 and, from Armenia, the latest vintage of the Karasì amphora wine from Zorah.
On the home front, Mount Mary has been justly named Winery of the Year in the Halliday Wine Companion Awards – and we have a great museum-release offer to celebrate this tremendous family estate. Also in the Yarra Valley, Sandra de Pury of Yeringberg has been named a Melbourne Food & Wine Legend, and Tim Shand of Punt Road is coming at you with a three-pronged Airlie Bank attack. There are important vintage rolls for Nocturne, Farr Rising, Frankland Estate, Heartland and Chalmers, the multiviticultural champions who also starred at Heathcote Wine Show this month. Also, we made a big noise last month about the new, single-site releases from Onannon. Check out the verdict on those from the new edition of Halliday Wine Companion.
For the full story on all this and more, click here to read the news in full.