The second Wine Appreciation Day for 2021 took a group of connoisseurs to the Milawa Wine Region. The visit to the picturesque John Gehrig Winery at Oxley allowed everyone to hear about the history of wine making and development of the Gehrig Wineries. The range of white and red wines made at the winery were tasted and their qualities discussed. Wine was purchased for later enjoyment with family and friends. A delicious lunch followed at the Milawa Hotel. Another successful day was enjoyed by all.
Late news! Tomorrow's Wine Appreciation visit will be to Gehrig's Winery, Oxley, followed by lunch at the Milawa Hotel. Meet at 10 am at the tennis court car park in Barkly Street behind Aldi.
Heather and Keith
February - Lake Moodemere Estate, where tastings met with much approval and "credit cards were given a workout"
Good news! Last Wednesday, the U3A Wine Appreciation group met for the first time for 2021. Lake Moodemere Estate in Rutherglen was our destination. Set in historic gardens overlooking the Billabong and Lake Moodemere, the Winery, planted in 1886, is now home to the sixth generation of the Chambers family.
Belinda Chambers was our host and her fascinating account of the family history, the importance of the Vineyard's unique terroir and the area's close indigenous links kept us intrigued. Heritage Homestead itself is full of interesting family photographs and the surrounding gardens have developed over 150 years. Inside the Homestead’s Cellar Door, our group tasted a variety of the Estate Grown white, sparkling and red wines, as Belinda explained the characteristics of each sample. Obviously quite a few tastings met with the group's approval and so credit cards were given a workout.
Keith and Heather had arranged for the group to lunch at Rutherglen's Poachers Paradise Hotel. It is safe to say we all appreciated the day's outing, thanks to the Rogers' organization.
Next month's Wine Appreciation venue is yet to be announced. Contact Keith & Heather on 5762 4086 for further details.
This group meets monthly for a trip to explore the wineries of the North East and learn more about the varieties of wines and the people who make them.
We meet once a month on the third Friday, gathering at the Seniors' Car Park for car-pooling between 10:00 and 10:30 am. The time will be advised separately each month. Lunch is part of the excursion at a suitable venue.
Convenor and Contact Details
0428 696 408
10 am to 4 pm.
We now meet at the Seniors Car Park for car -pooling.
See Newsletter and website calendar for monthly starting times.