RED HOT RED KNOT
The Red Knot Shiraz continues to over deliver - 2012 wins Gold & Best of Class in the Sunset International Comp, USA.
7th Greatest Shiraz in the World?
For the last 7 years bi-monthly wine magazine “Winestate” has held what it calls “The World’s Greatest Shiraz Challenge”, attracting entries from Australia, New Zealand, France and Chile. Results are published in the September / October issue of the magazine.
Last year we were very proud of the 2009 Shingleback Unedited Shiraz being ranked 10th from 657 entries. This year, we’ve gone that step further – Shingleback’s 2009 D Block Reserve Shiraz placed 7th of 742 entries – the only McLaren Vale wine listed in the Top 10.
The judges said:
“A powerful, rich and meaty wine - a real stand-out! Dense and inky in colour, with excellent balance between the lovely dark, licoricey fruit and the long, gritty tannins. Has interesting complexity. 5 stars.”
Taste of Melbourne
Albert Park, November 15 - 18
"Taste of Melbourne is Melbourne’s premier spring food festival attracting up to 25,000 visitors each year. Enjoy a feast for the senses with 18 of Melbourne’s best restaurants, top chefs, interactive masterclasses, live entertainment and over 100 exhibitors. With world class restaurants, chefs and produce, Taste of Melbourne is a sumptuous, indulgent foodie day out in the heart of the capital, and the 2012 event promises to be the best yet."
And Shingleback will be there, under a star marquee, with a small band of our McLaren Vale friends, including d'Arenberg, Wirra Wirra, Gemtree, Shottesbrooke and Vale Ale. Looking forward to meeting "old" & new Shingleback fans & introducing you to our latest releases under new labels and packaging. Special offers & prizes, as always, are a given!
For more info on Taste of Melbourne please click on www.tasteofmelbourne.com.au
HONG KONG AUSTRALIA BUSINESS AWARDS
The annual Hong Kong Australia Business Association Awards, SA Chapter, were held on August 10th at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. We were delighted to again be invited to be the sole wine sponsor, with the 300 guests enjoying a selection of Shingleback wines to accompany a delicious 3 course dinner. Congratulations to all the nominees and award winners.
Photo: John Davey; The Hon. Jack Snelling MP, Treasurer; Mr Michael Higgs, HKABA Board Member; Kym Davey
Kalos Orises - Welcome
For the 5th consecutive year, Shingleback is a Festival Supporterof Odyssey, the 7th annual Adelaide Hellenic Cultural Festival, where the best of Greek culture will again be on display. Events run from September 22 - October 13 and include dance, art and music, with the Greek Film Festival now standing alone from November 1 - 4.
For more information about the full Odyssey programme, please visit www.odysseyfestival.com.au
Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2013
5 Star Winery Rating
The highly anticipated 2013 edition has just been released & we are proud to announce that the hard work & dedication of Shingleback’s winemakers John Davey & Dan Hills has been rewarded with:
• a 5 star winery rating
• 7 wines scored 94 points or more
• 13 wines scored 90 points or more
“Shingleback has been a success story since its establishment in 1995. Originally focused on export, as times have changed, so has its focus. Its 100ha of estate vineyards are one of the keys to that success, winning the Jimmy Watson Trophy 06 for its 05 D Block Cabernet Sauvignon another. The well-made wines are rich and full-flavoured, but not overripe (and, hence, not excessively alcoholic).”
Tasting Notes & quotes reprinted with permission from the 2013 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion
McLaren Vale Scarce Earth
2010 Shingleback Unedited Shiraz
Experience the unique flavours of McLaren Vale.
Join us on the 28th April and be one of the first to taste our Unedited Shiraz. This wine will be launched along with 27 other 2010 Vintage McLaren Vale Scarce Earth single block vineyard Shiraz wines all under the same roof at the historic 'Old Tatachilla' in McLaren Vale. Our winemaker, John Davey and many other talented McLaren Vale winemakers will be present on the day to guide you through the unique features of the wines.
The 2010 vintage of McLaren Vale Scarce Earth wines will be released for sale on the 1st May and will be available only from participating McLaren Vale Cellar Doors for three months, before they are released to the wider market.
This is an exciting opportunity for you to be one of the first to taste and buy these single block vineyard Shiraz wines as pre-release purchases can be made on the day for ticket holders only.
McLaren Vale Scarce Earth project is a celebration of McLaren Vale's best Shiraz vineyards reaching their full expression through single block wines. The 2010 wines are carefully selected by a panel to ensure they reflect their sense of place and express their true fruit characters.
McLaren Vale Scarce Earth explores the geological, climatic and soil diversity of the region. All wines come from a single block, a small plot of land with a unique flavour profile and personality.
This project gives wine lovers at all levels the opportunity to explore the influence of site and the chance to taste some of the region’s best Shiraz vineyards.
Tickets $30 visit www.mclarenvale.info/scarceearth to book.
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European Success 2011
Once again Shingleback entered a number of wines in the 2 major European wine shows and we were rewarded with a number of medals. From 9 entries in the Viennese International Wine Challenge, 6 Gold & 3 Silver medals - most pleasing were Golds for both the 2010 Red Knot Shiraz & Cabernet - a great endorsement for readily available wines that are often priced at aound the $10 - $12.00 mark! Our success also continued in Germany, at the annual Mundus Vini Wine Awards - 2 Golds & 3 Silvers. The 2009 Shingleback reds are just spectacular!
G'DAY USA 2011
Once again, Shingleback is delighted to be invited to participate in the G'day USA programme, which is now arguably the largest single foreign country promotion held annually in the USA. G'Day USA is an fortnight of events designed to showcase Australian business capabilities in the US. It is a bi-coastal celebration with top Aussie celebrities, film makers, chefs and politicians taking part.
Shingleback is once again being poured at the LA Black Tie Gala and we are very excited to be the exclusive winery to be represented at the inaugural Boston Black Tie Dinner on Australia Day, January 26th.
For more information please visit www australia-week.com
CELLAR DOOR AWARDS
Congratulations are in order for Peter, Jane and Renee who have steered the Shingleback Cellar Door into a Top 4 position in the annual McLaren Vale Cellar Door Awards. 28 cellar doors were judged on criteria that included: signage, water, other regional attractions (brochures), alternatives for non tasters (art / merchandise), ambience and overall comfort of the cellar door. More congratulations to the team at Woodstock - a very worthy overall winner!