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A surprise win!

Posted by Eric Semmler on

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!

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A surprise win!

Posted by Eric Semmler on

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!

Read more


Australian Women in Wine Awards

Posted by Eric Semmler on

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 won the category is a great honour, and a tiny bit overwhelming."

Kate Strachan, also from the Riverland, was a finalist in the Viticulturalist of the Year category.

Other categories include Winemaker, Viticulturalist, Researcher, Cellar Door Person of the Year, and Workplace Champion of Change, the only category open to both women and men. 

 

Watch the awards presentation here.

 We have asked Jenny to pick her top 6 wines. You can find her favourites here.

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Australian Women in Wine Awards

Posted by Eric Semmler on

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 won the category is a great honour, and a tiny bit overwhelming."

Kate Strachan, also from the Riverland, was a finalist in the Viticulturalist of the Year category.

Other categories include Winemaker, Viticulturalist, Researcher, Cellar Door Person of the Year, and Workplace Champion of Change, the only category open to both women and men. 

 

Watch the awards presentation here.

 We have asked Jenny to pick her top 6 wines. You can find her favourites here.

Read more


We're hiring!

Posted by Jenny Semmler on

THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSES - THIS POSITION IS NOW CLOSED

VINEYARD HANDS REQUIRED

Three to four casual vineyard hands required for approx 3 days work at our Ella Semmler's Orchard vineyard in Loxton in 2 weeks. Vineyard experience preferred but not essential. Tasks will focus on feathering and training young vines, Wine Industry (Grade 1, casual) rates apply (equivalent $22.45/hour). Please ring Eric on 0417 997 414.Vineyard

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We're hiring!

Posted by Jenny Semmler on

THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSES - THIS POSITION IS NOW CLOSED

VINEYARD HANDS REQUIRED

Three to four casual vineyard hands required for approx 3 days work at our Ella Semmler's Orchard vineyard in Loxton in 2 weeks. Vineyard experience preferred but not essential. Tasks will focus on feathering and training young vines, Wine Industry (Grade 1, casual) rates apply (equivalent $22.45/hour). Please ring Eric on 0417 997 414.Vineyard

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New Releases: Sangiovese!

Posted by Jenny Semmler on

Our 2016 Sangiovese has now been released! This popular variety has bright cherry flavours and savoury smokey notes. Pop into cellar door and have taste!

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New Releases: Sangiovese!

Posted by Jenny Semmler on

Our 2016 Sangiovese has now been released! This popular variety has bright cherry flavours and savoury smokey notes. Pop into cellar door and have taste!

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New Releases

Posted by Eric Semmler on

Our 2015 Touriga Nacional is now available. This wine was recently featured in the Adelaide Advertiser's Top 100 Wines, and has been selected by Wine Australia to showcase the best of Australian wines in Shanghai for the traders dinner. It was successfully exhibited at the Gems of the Riverland tasting at the London Wine Fair earlier this year.

Touriga Nacional is a lovely complex wine of medium weight and moderate alcohol. It has intense aromas of cherry, spice, cinnamon and smokey small goods with a lingering sweet/sour and savoury finish. The wine benefits from being opened 15-20 minutes before service and may throw a crust from two years of age. We love Touriga Nacional with char-grilled quail, Asian style duck or sticky pork ribs.

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New Releases

Posted by Eric Semmler on

Our 2015 Touriga Nacional is now available. This wine was recently featured in the Adelaide Advertiser's Top 100 Wines, and has been selected by Wine Australia to showcase the best of Australian wines in Shanghai for the traders dinner. It was successfully exhibited at the Gems of the Riverland tasting at the London Wine Fair earlier this year.

Touriga Nacional is a lovely complex wine of medium weight and moderate alcohol. It has intense aromas of cherry, spice, cinnamon and smokey small goods with a lingering sweet/sour and savoury finish. The wine benefits from being opened 15-20 minutes before service and may throw a crust from two years of age. We love Touriga Nacional with char-grilled quail, Asian style duck or sticky pork ribs.

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