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Good news! It's been a stellar 2021

Posted by Jenny Semmler on

Jenny, Eric and the team at 919 Wines would like to thank you for your support and custom throughout 2021. 

This year we count our blessings: we have had a fantastic vintage, our cellar door has been open again, and our wines have been awarded well.

The vintage of 2021 was that rare unicorn where both quality and yield were exceptional. This was a great relief after we lost our 2020 Durif harvest. We have been extremely lucky and missed any serious damage from two recent hailstorms, and La Niña is bringing plenty of water down the river. We're hopeful that the 2022 vintage will be challenge free!

We have been expanding our team, and welcome Isaah to cellar door along with Seamus, Steve and Alona. The ongoing pandemic has given us the opportunity to change our cellar door experience - for the better we think! We now conduct our tastings out in our garden instead of in the cellar itself, making the most of our delightful Riverland weather. Visitors can still peek inside the cellar to get that authentic winery feeling.

We have also added LIPS ice creams to our menu, made by the Riverland's top chefs and featuring local and indigenous flavours such as quandong (santalum acuminatum), almond, blood orange, lemon and locally roasted coffee. Check out their Facebook page here! We recommend you try one at the end of your tasting for a real flavour-bomb.

Our wines have been very well received this year: our Classic Muscat and Classic Topaque are top 5 finalists with Winestate Magazine for Wine of the Year, and our Pale Dry Apera was shortlisted. our 2020 Limited Release Vintage Fortified, 2020 Shiraz, Classic Tawny and 2018 Touriga Nacional were all listed as Top in Category, and the Petit Manseng received 4 stars. We continue to submit our wines for review as this is a robust benchmarking activity that helps us to keep bringing you the best wines we can!

We have put together a 6-pack sampler of these stellar wines, and this will be available until the end of the year.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a safe, happy and healthy New Year and 2002. 

Eric, Jenny and the team at 919 Wines

 

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Good news! It's been a stellar 2021

Posted by Jenny Semmler on

Jenny, Eric and the team at 919 Wines would like to thank you for your support and custom throughout 2021. 

This year we count our blessings: we have had a fantastic vintage, our cellar door has been open again, and our wines have been awarded well.

The vintage of 2021 was that rare unicorn where both quality and yield were exceptional. This was a great relief after we lost our 2020 Durif harvest. We have been extremely lucky and missed any serious damage from two recent hailstorms, and La Niña is bringing plenty of water down the river. We're hopeful that the 2022 vintage will be challenge free!

We have been expanding our team, and welcome Isaah to cellar door along with Seamus, Steve and Alona. The ongoing pandemic has given us the opportunity to change our cellar door experience - for the better we think! We now conduct our tastings out in our garden instead of in the cellar itself, making the most of our delightful Riverland weather. Visitors can still peek inside the cellar to get that authentic winery feeling.

We have also added LIPS ice creams to our menu, made by the Riverland's top chefs and featuring local and indigenous flavours such as quandong (santalum acuminatum), almond, blood orange, lemon and locally roasted coffee. Check out their Facebook page here! We recommend you try one at the end of your tasting for a real flavour-bomb.

Our wines have been very well received this year: our Classic Muscat and Classic Topaque are top 5 finalists with Winestate Magazine for Wine of the Year, and our Pale Dry Apera was shortlisted. our 2020 Limited Release Vintage Fortified, 2020 Shiraz, Classic Tawny and 2018 Touriga Nacional were all listed as Top in Category, and the Petit Manseng received 4 stars. We continue to submit our wines for review as this is a robust benchmarking activity that helps us to keep bringing you the best wines we can!

We have put together a 6-pack sampler of these stellar wines, and this will be available until the end of the year.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a safe, happy and healthy New Year and 2002. 

Eric, Jenny and the team at 919 Wines

 

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Visit our winery cellar door in the Riverland for a unique tasting experience

Posted by Jenny Semmler on

We are now open and operating at regular trading hours, after running at reduced hours for several months due to Covid-19.

Our regular hours are 10am to 5pm, Wednesday to Sunday, plus public holidays and by appointment. Book on 0408 855 272 or using the chat function at the bottom of your screen.

As of 1 September we are introducing a small tasting fee of $5. We know you will understand.

We are still operating under a Covid-19 Safety Plan.

  • We will serve you seated at a table. Please book your table for priority service when we are operating close to capacity.
  • Our capacity is reduced. We are reserving tables for parties who have booked. Please be patient if we ask you to wait.
  • We are cleaning tables, chairs and facilities thoroughly between each party for your safety. You may be asked to wait while we clean.
  • You will receive a Tasting Tracker to help track your consumption, as we cannot provide a spittoon. 
  • Please follow the directions of the Covid-19 Marshal, who is there for the health and safety of our patrons and our staff.

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We are now open and operating at regular trading hours, after running at reduced hours for several months due to Covid-19.

Our regular hours are 10am to 5pm, Wednesday to Sunday, plus public holidays and by appointment. Book on 0408 855 272 or using the chat function at the bottom of your screen.

As of 1 September we are introducing a small tasting fee of $5. We know you will understand.

We are still operating under a Covid-19 Safety Plan.

  • We will serve you seated at a table. Please book your table for priority service when we are operating close to capacity.
  • Our capacity is reduced. We are reserving tables for parties who have booked. Please be patient if we ask you to wait.
  • We are cleaning tables, chairs and facilities thoroughly between each party for your safety. You may be asked to wait while we clean.
  • You will receive a Tasting Tracker to help track your consumption, as we cannot provide a spittoon. 
  • Please follow the directions of the Covid-19 Marshal, who is there for the health and safety of our patrons and our staff.

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It's easy being green

Posted by Jenny Semmler on

We often get asked about why we have growth down our vineyard mid-rows. It’s because we’re certified organic! We then get asked how hard this is to be certified. It’s not hard once you get your head around it.

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It's easy being green

Posted by Jenny Semmler on

We often get asked about why we have growth down our vineyard mid-rows. It’s because we’re certified organic! We then get asked how hard this is to be certified. It’s not hard once you get your head around it.

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Cellar Door Etiquette 101

Posted by Jenny Semmler on

When you visit a cellar door you are coming for more than just wine tasting. You are wanting an experience, to seek out the hidden gems, to learn something. At cellar door we want you to have the best time possible, and to fall in love with one or more of our wines. Here are a few tips to make your visit a memorable experience!

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Cellar Door Etiquette 101

Posted by Jenny Semmler on

When you visit a cellar door you are coming for more than just wine tasting. You are wanting an experience, to seek out the hidden gems, to learn something. At cellar door we want you to have the best time possible, and to fall in love with one or more of our wines. Here are a few tips to make your visit a memorable experience!

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