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Brand SA Telstra Small Business Award

Posted by Jenny Semmler on

919 Wines was awarded a Brand SA Telstra Small Business Award on Wednesday night at the Brand SA Regional Awards presentation night. The award was for business excellence for a small company employing fewer than 6 employees, and was judged across business sustainability and growth, innovation, diversification and business risk management. It was particularly noted that the ability to find and service a specialised segment of the market has allowed the business to thrive in what continues to be a very tough wine market. 

“We are especially thrilled to win an award for the business strategy and execution, as this complements the award we received last year for our wine”, said Jenny Semmler,  co-owner of the company. 

“It is more difficult to be recognised for excellent business strategy than it is to make excellent products, as many of the internal workings of the business are invisible to customers and clients. We believe that the synergy between excellent business and excellent products allows us to have a thriving and robust brand.

“We are also pleased that we were a finalist in the PIRSA Wine Award at the same ceremony, and congratulate the winner Banrock Station and finalist Whistling Kite Wines for their performance in this category.”

Eric and Jenny Semmler started the business in 2005, and will be celebrating 919 Wines’  10th birthday on 21st November at their cellar door in Glossop. The celebrations include a barbecue and product samples, and a special retrospective tasting of their wines including the multiply-awarded 2006 Vintage fortified, the 2010 Durif and the Pale Dry Apera. 

This is the second regional award that they have won. In 2014, 919 Wines was awarded the Brand SA PIRSA Wine Award. Recipients of three awards are entered into the Hall of Fame. The awards programme is supported by the SA Minister for Regional Development and the Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA).

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Brand SA Telstra Small Business Award

Posted by Jenny Semmler on

919 Wines was awarded a Brand SA Telstra Small Business Award on Wednesday night at the Brand SA Regional Awards presentation night. The award was for business excellence for a small company employing fewer than 6 employees, and was judged across business sustainability and growth, innovation, diversification and business risk management. It was particularly noted that the ability to find and service a specialised segment of the market has allowed the business to thrive in what continues to be a very tough wine market. 

“We are especially thrilled to win an award for the business strategy and execution, as this complements the award we received last year for our wine”, said Jenny Semmler,  co-owner of the company. 

“It is more difficult to be recognised for excellent business strategy than it is to make excellent products, as many of the internal workings of the business are invisible to customers and clients. We believe that the synergy between excellent business and excellent products allows us to have a thriving and robust brand.

“We are also pleased that we were a finalist in the PIRSA Wine Award at the same ceremony, and congratulate the winner Banrock Station and finalist Whistling Kite Wines for their performance in this category.”

Eric and Jenny Semmler started the business in 2005, and will be celebrating 919 Wines’  10th birthday on 21st November at their cellar door in Glossop. The celebrations include a barbecue and product samples, and a special retrospective tasting of their wines including the multiply-awarded 2006 Vintage fortified, the 2010 Durif and the Pale Dry Apera. 

This is the second regional award that they have won. In 2014, 919 Wines was awarded the Brand SA PIRSA Wine Award. Recipients of three awards are entered into the Hall of Fame. The awards programme is supported by the SA Minister for Regional Development and the Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA).

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Upcoming events in Adelaide

Posted by Jenny Semmler on

We have been invited to participate in two fantastic events in Adelaide in September. On 4th September we will be judged by you, the public, at the Emerging Winemakers Riedel Trophy. On 27th September, we will join a bunch of other winemakers who also like to dabble in weird and wonderful varieties at the "Not the Usual Suspects" tasting. Check out our events page for full details.

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Upcoming events in Adelaide

Posted by Jenny Semmler on

We have been invited to participate in two fantastic events in Adelaide in September. On 4th September we will be judged by you, the public, at the Emerging Winemakers Riedel Trophy. On 27th September, we will join a bunch of other winemakers who also like to dabble in weird and wonderful varieties at the "Not the Usual Suspects" tasting. Check out our events page for full details.

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Shiny new labels!

Posted by Jenny Semmler on

The first of our shiny new labels has hit the shelves. Head over to the New Releases page for a peek at our 2015 Vermentino. 

The new labels feature our Riverbed label shape, Riverland watermark and the signature of the winemaker, all reflecting the pride we have in our region. 

You may recall that we asked you for your feedback on our current label. We took your comments to KS Design, and this is the result. 

To celebrate, we are offering a 20% discount on the tattered edge Reserve Collection labels until the end of July. Just type the code SHINYNEW into the voucher code at the checkout. 

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Shiny new labels!

Posted by Jenny Semmler on

The first of our shiny new labels has hit the shelves. Head over to the New Releases page for a peek at our 2015 Vermentino. 

The new labels feature our Riverbed label shape, Riverland watermark and the signature of the winemaker, all reflecting the pride we have in our region. 

You may recall that we asked you for your feedback on our current label. We took your comments to KS Design, and this is the result. 

To celebrate, we are offering a 20% discount on the tattered edge Reserve Collection labels until the end of July. Just type the code SHINYNEW into the voucher code at the checkout. 

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919 2014 Shiraz - runner up Organic Wine of the Year 2015

Posted by Jenny Semmler on

We are excited to announce that our 2014 Shiraz was runner up in the NASAA Winestate Organic Wine of the Year Awards 2015. 

The competition was tough, with over 100 entrants being judged. Congratulations to Rod Hooper with his Em's Table Riesling, who won the award. It is a great honour to be in such company!

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919 2014 Shiraz - runner up Organic Wine of the Year 2015

Posted by Jenny Semmler on

We are excited to announce that our 2014 Shiraz was runner up in the NASAA Winestate Organic Wine of the Year Awards 2015. 

The competition was tough, with over 100 entrants being judged. Congratulations to Rod Hooper with his Em's Table Riesling, who won the award. It is a great honour to be in such company!

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Recent Awards: Winestate results

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These are the latest results from our River Regions tasting at Winestate Magazine:

 

  • 5 STARS  919 Classic Topaque
  • 5 STARS 919 Limited Release 2009 Vintage
  • 5 STARS 919 Pale Dry Apera
  • 5 STARS 919 Limited Release 2013 Vintage
  • 4.5 STARS 919 Classic Tawny
  • 4.5 STARS 919 2014 Shiraz
  • 4.5 STARS 919 2012 Touriga
  • 4 STARS 919 Classic Muscat
  • 3.5 STARS 919 2012 Durif
  • 3.5 STARS 919 2012 Tempranillo

 

6 May 2015

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Recent Awards: Winestate results

Posted by Jenny Semmler on

These are the latest results from our River Regions tasting at Winestate Magazine:

 

  • 5 STARS  919 Classic Topaque
  • 5 STARS 919 Limited Release 2009 Vintage
  • 5 STARS 919 Pale Dry Apera
  • 5 STARS 919 Limited Release 2013 Vintage
  • 4.5 STARS 919 Classic Tawny
  • 4.5 STARS 919 2014 Shiraz
  • 4.5 STARS 919 2012 Touriga
  • 4 STARS 919 Classic Muscat
  • 3.5 STARS 919 2012 Durif
  • 3.5 STARS 919 2012 Tempranillo

 

6 May 2015

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