August - Indigo Winery, Beechworth
On a rather cold wintry day our small group of intrepid wine tasters (someone has to do it) set off for Indigo Winery at Upper Everton. Rob, the owner was very welcoming and outlined the start of the vineyard and that they now have 46 Hectares planted to grapes and also grow their own pork and lamb. The wines are true to high altitude type and we tasted 5 different varieties. The staff was very knowledgeable and keen to enlighten us of the awards some of the wines have won.
We then motored further up the road to Beechworth and had a very enjoyable lunch at the Beechworth Pantry. Always lots of laughter and interesting discussions.
Next month we are off to Myrtleford to Ferraro Wines, 16 Clancy Lane, Myrtleford. Ferraro Wines is a boutique winery and produces Merlot, Barbera, Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Rose, Vermentino and Sauvignon Blanc. Lunch will be at either Milawa Pub or King River Cafe at Oxley. Meeting behind Aldi at 1000 and RSVP to me at email@example.com or phone/text 0428 696 408 by Sunday 25th September please.
Photos: Bev Thornell
In late June the U3A Wine Appreciation group met at Indigo Vineyard, located at Everton Upper, on a perfect winter's day. This Vineyard, which James Halliday has rated a 5-star winery, has 46 hectares planted to 11 different varieties of grapes. Settled into the cosy wine tasting veranda, host Alan explain that the Vineyard has two different labels, Blue and Red. Grapes are sourced from their own vineyard, supplemented from their Cowra Vineyard. We were treated to generous samples of these wines, plus plates of nibbles. Reluctantly, we tore ourselves away from this welcome space to drive to Wangaratta, and lunch at the modernised RSL Hotel by the river. Thanks again, Heather and Keith, for (at last) scheduling a visit to Indigo Vineyard. Well worth a visit, readers!
On July 25th we will visit Jones’ Winery & Vineyard, 61 Jones Road, Rutherglen.
Jones' Winery, one of the oldest and smallest wineries in the Rutherglen District, was established in 1860 by a German migrant named Fritz Ruhe.
Lunch will be at a nearby venue : to be announced.
Meet at Aldi Car Park at 10.00 am as usual.
Ring Heather & Keith Rogers : 5762 4086 by Sunday, 21st July.
*Please note: It is important for those intending to join Wine Appreciation outings to ensure that they notify the Rogers AT LEAST 3 days prior to the day, to enable catering numbers to be finalised.
Keith & Heather 5762 4086
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