919 Impresses International Trade Judges

July 21, 2017 Daniel Wasiewicz

We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a number of awards at the 2017 Melbourne International Wine Competition!

The Hot 100

January 15, 2017 Jenny Semmler

919 Wines has picked up a listing in the Adelaide Review Hot 100 2016 for the 919 Reserve Touriga Nacional in the class "Fruit Forward with Finesse". Read the review here.

A cooler harvest for vintage 2017

January 15, 2017 Eric Semmler

Vintage 2017 is scheduled to be running late compared to recent years, with the Durif not yet at veraison in mid January, when typically half the berries are coloured up at Christmas. There was a violent hailstorm in November which caused $100M lost crops throughout our region, however 919 Wines spared this in both vineyards. This year we have trialled sunscreen on the Durif for the first time in an effort to protect the grapes from extreme heat. To date the trial has been effective, with only a small amount of sunburn evident.   Watch the sunscreen being applied.  

A surprise win!

November 20, 2016 Eric Semmler

We were still celebrating the Women in Wine Awards when a courier dropped off a parcel. To our surprise we had won the Best Organic Wine in the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show, and we hadn't even known! We hastily looked up the results: Gold and Trophy for the 919 Pale Dry Apera, and a silver for the 919 2015 Reserve Collection Touriga Nacional.  Surprise!

Australian Women in Wine Awards

November 18, 2016 Eric Semmler

Congratulations Jenny! Jenny Semmler, co-proprietor of 919 Wines, has won the Owner/Operator of the Year category in the 2016 Women in Wine Awards run by the Fabulous Ladies’ Wine Society. These awards seek to acknowledge the achievements of women in the wine industry. “I wasn't going to enter, however when I was nominated I thought I should try and live up to my nominator's faith in me. I was pretty chuffed to be named a finalist, and happy to stand with the likes of Eliza Brown of all Saints, Sarah Collingwood of Four Winds and and Kim Tyrer of Gaffney. To have...