Margaret River is celebrating 50 years in the making. The first vineyard Vasse Felix was planted in 1967 in response to a 1966 research paper by University of Western Australia agronomist, Dr John Gladstones who identified the region as possessing optimum growing conditions for viticulture.

The Margaret River Wine Association is organising events in SingaporeSydney and Melbourne over the next month to celebrate this anniversary.  We are very excited to be participating in these celebrations.  To be in a tasting with the top producers in Margaret River is a treat.  The tastings are ordered in terms of the year vines were first planted in each vineyard.  And from the list we are one of the oldest with first plantings in 1978, 39 years ago.  Isn’t that cool!  Please come and join us.

The Sydney tasting is on Thursday 7th September, 6-9pm, Simmer on the Bay, Shore 2/3 Walsh Bay, Hickson Road, Dawes Point, 50+ wines plus canapes.  Tickets here.  Tickets are $65.  Discount code for $15 off: UESYD.

Here is the list of 19 particating producers in Sydney in order of first vine plantings,

Vasse Felix 1967

Cape Mentelle 1970

Woodlands 1973

Clairault | Streicker Wines 1976

Xanadu Wines 1977

Voyager Estate 1978

UMAMU Estate 1978

McHenry Hohnen Vintners 1979

Pierro Vineyards 1980

Devils Lair 1980

Deep Woods Estate 1987

Credaro Wines 1988

Howard Park 1996

Thompson Estate 1997

Oates Ends 1998

Fraser Gallop Estate 1999

Coward & Black 2001

Hutton Wines Grower sourced

Flametree Wines Grower sourced 

The Singapore tasting is on Thursday 31st August 2017, 6-9pm, Equinox, 69 Floor Swissotel, 2 Stamford Road 178882.  Tickets here. We are also participating in the Masterclass in each city which is open to the trade, with hope of linking with a potential distributor for each city.  Wish us luck…