Rotary Club of Central Launceston

Fire & Wine Sale

Click on the link above for your chance to obtain some fantastic wine & Support the Farmers of the 2013 Dunalley Bush Fires

YOU have a rare chance to stockpile a truly great Tasmanian Riesling AND support farmers affected by the 2013 bushfires at Dunalley.

The 2013 Bushfire Riesling has been made from grapes donated by Tamar Ridge owners, Brown Brothers, with winemaking services being provided by Guy Wagner from Bass Fine Wines. Significant assistance came also from Joe Holyman [Stoney Rise], Robert Eddy [Transport] and Amelia Stavropoulos and Andrew Grant [K and G labels].

If you know your Tamar Valley wine history you would be aware that Rieslings from Tamar Ridge were the first wines Tasmanian entrepreneur Joe Chromy entered in major Australian wine shows where they received a raft of gold medals during the 90s.

ONLY 100 cases of the super premium Bushfire Riesling will be released at $250 a case or $25 a bottle, with $15 from every bottle going to the Red Cross Dunalley Appeal.

The Tamar Valley winemaker behind the idea to make the Bushfire Riesling to support southern farmers and winemakers is Dr Steve Hyde.

``We now have, with the help of many members of the wine fraternity, around 100 cases of 2013 Bushfire Riesling – a classic cool climate style,’’ Dr Hyde said.

``Brown Brothers very generously donated two tons of Riesling grapes with the plan that the profits from the sale of the wine would go to the Red Cross Tasmanian bushfire appeal to help those who were affected by the devastating January 2013 fires.’’

The wine has already received high praise and will age very well.

The Weekend Australian wine writer Max Allen;
``The wine is a beautiful glowing green-gold colour and carries a bouquet of kaffir-lime with a lovely mouth feel and length – it is simply delicious’’

Dr Andrew Pirie, Tasmanian wine pioneer:
``This has classic Tasmanian Riesling characters – lime and citrus fruits, well-balanced acidity, great length and it will age well – if you can keep your hands off it!”

Collection details are: Tamar Ridge cellar door at Rosevears [hours 10am-5pm, 7 days] on presentation of a receipt. If there are problems with this arrangement Steve Hyde can be contacted at 63301965.