Last but not least in our Women in Wine Mother’s Day series, we have the marvellous Jane Ferrari. Meeting Jane is unforgettable. Her job title at Yalumba is multifaceted. She is a storyteller, a communicator, a brand ambassador, a legend. Spend an hour with Jane and you'll find out more about the heritage and culture of Yalumba and the Barossa than most locals learn in a lifetime. As an ambassador for Yalumba Jane has travelled the world talking about their wines. Here is a fantastic article and interview with Jane: https://www.vervemagazine.co.nz/teller-tantalising-tales.
We are pleased to announce that we will be blessed with her presence in June at our Yalumba Rare and Fine Launch. This will be held at Brightwater Hotel on Friday 21 June. At the event, we will be tasting through all of Yalumba’s new release reds, including the Signature ($70), Menzies ($60) and The Caley ($350) to name a few, whilst Jane tantalises us with her stories of the wines and their home in the Barossa. And all for only $30 a head.
To all of the mums out there, have a fantastic Mother’s Day and we look forward to having a glass of wine with you soon!
The next lady in our Mother's Day women in wine series is Virginia Willcock from Vasse Felix. Virginia has been the head wine maker at the founding winery of Margret River from 2006. When I think of rock stars within the wine industry Virginia is always up there towards the top of my list. Not only does she make some of the countries greatest cabernet and chardonnay but she is also just an absolute legend. If you ever get the chance to meet Virginia you will be blown away not only by her incredible knowledge, but her laid back nature and ability to talk about wine in a way that makes it cool. If you didn’t like wine before meeting her I'm sure you will afterwards. Admittedly, Virginia is spoilt with being able to source her grapes from some of the greatest vineyards in Margret River but its how she allows those grapes to really shine of their terroir and all without compromise.
Vasse Felix Wines Available at Birtinya Cellars
Tom Cullity Cabernet 15
RRP $179.99 Our Price $169.99
Come on down to Birtinya Cellars and check out our range of Vasse Felix Wines!
As Mother’s Day is this weekend, I would like to take 5 minutes to quickly give a nod to some of my favourite women who are kicking huge goals in the Australian wine industry. I want to talk to you about 3 women in particular who are making a great impact in different ways.
Let’s start where all good wine comes from, the vineyards, and a lady who has not only managed to take her own family’s historical vineyards to new heights, but has also been a shining light for the whole industry with her work with the CSIRO. See this amazing article on Prue which was published on the Australian Wine website- https://www.australianwine.com/en-AU/our-makers/prue-henschke
2016 - Australian Women in Wine Awards Viticulturist of the Year
2011 - InStyle and Audi Women in Style Awards – ‘Environment’ category award
2011 - The Age/Sydney Morning Herald Good Wine Guide Winery of the Year
2010 - Advantage SA Regional Awards – Sustainability award
2006 - Gourmet Traveller WINE Magazine Winemaker of the Year
2005 - Induction into the USA Wine & Spirit Magazine Hall of Fame
1994/95 - Joint International Red Winemaker of the Year
Henscke Wines at Birtinya Cellars