Woodlands Wines https://www.woodlandswines.com.au Tue, 19 Jun 2018 04:57:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 Qantas Epicure Winter Wine Fairs https://www.woodlandswines.com.au/qantas_epicure/ Thu, 14 Jun 2018 07:05:26 +0000 https://www.woodlandswines.com.au/?p=21544 The post Qantas Epicure Winter Wine Fairs appeared first on Woodlands Wines.

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Qantas Winter Wine Fairs

Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth.

Woodlands is excited to be taking part in this years Qantas Epicure Winter Wine Festivals. Gather your friends and spend an afternoon tasting wine! Meet some of Australia’s best winemakers and enjoy unlimited tastings of more than 200 different wines, spirits and Champagnes. With cool jazz, warming food, and more… plus, every guest will receive a complimentary Riedel wine glass to use on the day and take home.

 

Sydney

Sat 23, Jun 2018 – 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Sydney Town Hall, 483 George St Sydney NSW 2000

Brisbane

Sat 30, Jun 2018 – 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Old Government House, QUT Gardens Point Campus – Main Drive, 2 George St

Melbourne

Sat 28, Jul 2018 – 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Myer Mural Hall, Level 6, 314-336 Bourke St Melbourne VIC 3000

Perth

Sat 18, Aug 2018 – 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Winthrop Hall, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA

 

 

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Exclusive Lamont’s Cottesloe Events https://www.woodlandswines.com.au/lamonts_events_june/ Thu, 14 Jun 2018 06:50:53 +0000 https://www.woodlandswines.com.au/?p=21540 The post Exclusive Lamont’s Cottesloe Events appeared first on Woodlands Wines.

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Woodlands at Lamont's Cottesloe

With David Watson and John Jens.

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Woodlands Wines is very excited to be partnering with Lamont’s Cottesloe for three exclusive events in June hosted by David Watson and John Jens. We would love to extend an invitation to you. Please note places are limited.

8 Wine Masterclass
Sunday June 24th from 4 – 6pm
$45 per person

8 Wine Five Course Dinner 
Sunday June 24th from 6:30pm
$125 per person

The Masterclass will showcase the entire Woodlands range, including consecutive vintage tastings of our Wilyabrup Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, ‘Emily’ and our new release 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Russell’. The Masterclass will include plentiful finger food, while Kate Lamont has created a beautiful five course menu to accompany our wines for the dinner. It will be an incredible evening, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Red Bordeaux Varietals Tasting & Dinner 
Monday June 25th from 6 – 9pm
$145 per person

Join David and John for a very special evening sampling 13 new and museum releases including a 5 light-course dinner. The masterclass will showcase the entire Woodlands range, plentiful finger food, and Kate Lamont has created a beautiful five course dinner to accompany our wines.

For further details or to book please contact us:
Ph: 9755 6226 or E: events@woodlandswines.com

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Launch of the 2016 ‘Clèmentine’ at Cook and Mason https://www.woodlandswines.com.au/cook-mason/ Mon, 26 Mar 2018 03:23:39 +0000 https://www.woodlandswines.com.au/?p=21370 The post Launch of the 2016 ‘Clèmentine’ at Cook and Mason appeared first on Woodlands Wines.

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Launch of the 2016 'Clèmentine' at Cook and Mason

125 George St, East Fremantle - Thursday April 12th from 7pm

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Woodlands invite you to join us to mark the release of our 2016 ‘Clèmentine’ at Cook and Mason. Located in East Fremantle, Cook & Mason is focused on high quality, seasonal and locally sourced produce.

Owners chefs Gord Kahle and Craig Houston opened Cook & Mason in October 2017. It is located within one of the oldest buildings on the historic George Street.

The menu is designed to make the most of the freshest, finest foods in season. The ingredients are ethically and sustainably sourced from some of the best local farmers and  growers.

The degustation will include Woodlands current releases as well as back vintages matched to cuisine prepared by Cook and Mason.

$190pp. Includes a bottle of ‘Clèmentine’ to take home.

To book please contact Kat:

Ph: 0458 710 730 or E: events@woodlandswines.com

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Woodlands at the Tower Club – Singapore https://www.woodlandswines.com.au/the-tower-club/ Fri, 16 Mar 2018 01:40:51 +0000 https://www.woodlandswines.com.au/?p=21353 The post Woodlands at the Tower Club – Singapore appeared first on Woodlands Wines.

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Woodlands at the Tower Club

6th of April - Singapore

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Woodlands welcomes you to join Andrew Watson for dinner in Singapore at the Tower Club.

Enjoy fine wine, food and company in a private dining suite at Atlantic, with the glittering view of Marina Bay and the city revealing itself through floor-to-ceiling windows.

Pre-dinner Drink

Watson Family Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2017

Dinner Menu

King Crab Salad
with Caviar, Sour Cream,  Chilled Spinach and Potato Velouté
Woodlands ‘Wilyabrup Valley’ Chardonnay 2017

Seared Pigeon Breast
with Sweet Onions, Warm Blue Foot Mushrooms, Parsley Salad and Black Truffle Jus
Woodlands ‘Clementine’ Cabernet Merlot 2016

Slow-Roasted Dutch Veal Loin
with King Brown Mushrooms, Braised Shallots, Potato Foam and Madeira Sauce
Woodlands ‘Emily’ Cabernet Franc Blend 2015
Woodlands ‘Margaret’ Cabernet Merlot 2014

Taleggio Sandwich
with Apple Foam and Celery

Tickets are $108 per person. To book please contact le.vigne@singaporewines.com

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Woodlands at Maggie Joan’s https://www.woodlandswines.com.au/maggie-joans/ Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:06:58 +0000 https://www.woodlandswines.com.au/?p=21346 The post Woodlands at Maggie Joan’s appeared first on Woodlands Wines.

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Woodlands at Maggie Joan's

110 Amoy St, Singapore - Thursday April 5th

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Woodlands welcomes you to join us for dinner in Singapore at Maggie Joan’s.

Maggie Joan’s authentic Mediterranean offerings are as unique as her location. Tucked at the alleyways of Amoy Street and at the cul-de-sac of Gemmill Lane, she mimics a quaint little restaurant that you would only stumble upon when wandering off the beaten track in Greece.

Maggie Joan’s is yet another brainchild of Chef Daniel Ballis (of Moosehead’s fame) and manned by Chef Oliver. Maggie Joan’s sets herself apart from the street food concept of Moosehead; the food here is artisanal and hearty and the decor setting is more rustic yet homely.

To book please contact: le.vigne@singaporewines.com

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Woodlands at Sunset Wine https://www.woodlandswines.com.au/sunset_wine/ Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:47:12 +0000 https://www.woodlandswines.com.au/?p=21301 The post Woodlands at Sunset Wine appeared first on Woodlands Wines.

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Woodlands at Sunset Wine

17th and 18th of February

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Woodlands Wines is on the road and headed to Perth to be apart of the Food and Wine event being held on Brighton Reserve, Scarborough Beach. Great location to watch the sun go down, and enjoy some of the best Margaret River has to offer.

Tickets on sale now!

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Margaret River Community Wine Fair https://www.woodlandswines.com.au/wine-fair-2/ Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:39:09 +0000 https://www.woodlandswines.com.au/?p=21297 The post Margaret River Community Wine Fair appeared first on Woodlands Wines.

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Margaret River Wine Community Wine Fair

Sunday 4th of February

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Woodlands Wines will be taking part in the 50th Anniversary of Margaret River Wine Community wine fair.

Come down and visit us in Margaret River (Margaret River Farmers Market Site), wine served by the glass on the day, great way to enjoy our recent release Chardonnay 2017, which will be one of Woodlands greats available on the day.

Tickets available online via link below or at the gate.

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Leading Cellar Door in Margaret River https://www.woodlandswines.com.au/cellar-door-margaret-river/ https://www.woodlandswines.com.au/cellar-door-margaret-river/#respond Wed, 08 Nov 2017 02:28:11 +0000 https://www.woodlandswines.com.au/?p=21207 The picturesque rolling hills of Wilyabrup in the heart of the Margaret River wine region are considered by many to be prime ground for vineyards, and for any visitor to

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The picturesque rolling hills of Wilyabrup in the heart of the Margaret River wine region are considered by many to be prime ground for vineyards, and for any visitor to the region the meandering drive through this area along Caves Road is a must do.

As you cruise along Caves Rd through Wilyabrup just south of Metricup Rd, it is difficult not to spot the majestic lone tree on the hill overlooking the rows of vines, and marking the home of Woodlands Wines.

Woodlands vineyard was one of the first five vineyards to be planted in the Margaret River Wine Region, established in 1973 by David and Heather Watson, and is today still owned and operated by the Watson family with sons Stuart and Andrew overseeing the wine making and operations.

Family is at the forefront of tradition at Woodlands, with many of the award-winning wines recognised by their heritage name. For example, Woodlands outstanding Chardonnay is the “Chloe”, named after Stuart and Shelley’s first daughter, while the “Clementine” Cab Merlot is named after Andrew and Marie’s first child. There is also Benjamin, Matthew, Emily, Margaret to name just some of the other wines.

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This break from conventional protocols is a reflection of the Woodlands philosophy around wine and winemaking – to be successful there needs to be passion, feeling, and a love of good wine, as is reflected in the wines Woodlands produces and as evident in the awards Woodlands Wines has achieved in quite a short amount of time.

A visit to Woodlands Wines is an opportunity for visitors to experience a fully working winery and to sample a range of some of the best wines produced in Australia.

From the very beginning, the Watson family have grown all their own grapes used to produce the range of Woodlands wines, using bio-dynamic principles and organic practices

to maintain the vines, an intensive process that may not produce obvious benefits to the casual drinker but is of great significance in helping to produce high quality wine year after year.

Woodlands charming cellar door, with its sensational views across the vineyard, provides a delightful yet casual setting to sample a variety of the Woodlands wines. Attached to the winery, visitors can view the vats and barrel room and depending on the time of year may see production in full swing and for those interested in provenance, the history of Woodlands Wines is also on display as are successive vintages of various wines.

Woodlands benchmark wine is the “Matthew” Cabernet Sauvignon, which is still made from the original vines planted in 1973 and proving year after year to produce exceptional quality fruit. The Margaret River region is renowned for its Cabernet Sauvignon and the “Matthew” repeatedly ranks amongst one of the best. The current vintage, 2014, is an excellent example of a Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon and will be best served between 2028 to 2040 so is a wise choice for those wishing to update their cellar collection.

While there are over 120 wineries in the Margaret River region, not all are the same. What makes one winery consistently better than another can be put down to numerous factors, but to be classed as one of the best as Woodlands is requires outstanding results across a range of factors.

So what makes Woodlands different?

Firstly, the location – Wilyabrup is considered to be prime terroir within the Margaret River region with a unique microclimate. The Wilyabrup Brook creates a consistent soil temperature, while prevailing southerly breezes dry fruit after rain, reducing rot and eradicating harmful frosts.

Woodlands rolling hills and directions they face provide optimum setting for vine growing.

Woodlands vineyard is one of the few (along with the likes of Cullen, Mosswood and Leeuwin) to be non-irrigated.

The original block was planted in 1973, with remainder in 1998, and these old vines mean they have deeper roots which in turn makes them more drought resistant and producing finer tannins. The high clay content of the soil also means the grapes retain more natural acidity. All this leads to better quality fruit production and less need for intervention or additives during production.

The other key factor is vineyard craft, and when it comes to management of the vines, Woodlands attention to detail is uncompromising.

It all starts with the trellising, using more labour intensive vine training but which ultimately produces better growth. The vines are maintained by hand with many passes through to thin and position shoots and fruit, and high amounts of leaf plucking in fruit zones to reduce green qualities in Cabernet in particular.

Only organic, slow release fertilisers are used where necessary and years of experience and knowledge of the site means the vineyard is balanced. Fruit is picked using bio-dynamic principles and at optimum times for flavour, not at a time for optimum yield or convenience, and imperfect fruit is removed from the vine by hand before picking. Unlike fully machine-harvested fruit, the hand picking ensures best quality and completely reduces possible cross contamination by foreign bodies.

The third factor is the wine making craft itself.

Woodlands Wines uses start of the art fruit handling equipment and traditional methods – fruit is moved only by hand, gravity or vibrating until reaching the press, ensuring grapes are kept damage free and thereby reducing oxidation.

The hand sorting removes any leaves, stems or unripe/imperfect berries not removed in previous processes and a fastidious cleaning regime is enforced.

Whereas old oak barrels can masks flavours and rob aromas, Woodlands insists on high use of new French oak, resulting in wine with a bright taste. The Cabernet Sauvignon has 21 months in new barriques before bottling.

No fining or animal products used in many other wineries added (such as egg whites, fish emulsion, milk etc) added, and no added tannins or flavours whatsoever. Only low amounts of sulphur required for preservative reasons is added, generally around half that used by majority of wineries and which often results in a sharp tang on first taste from many lesser quality wines.

These are just some of the methods Woodlands employs to create outstanding quality wines year after year but to really appreciate the difference, a visit to the cellar door itself is the best way to understand the significance of these practises and sample the range for yourself.

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Margaret River Winemakers Master Class https://www.woodlandswines.com.au/margaret-river-winemakers-master-class/ Wed, 27 Sep 2017 01:57:52 +0000 https://www.woodlandswines.com.au/?p=21179 The post Margaret River Winemakers Master Class appeared first on Woodlands Wines.

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Margaret River Winemakers Masterclass

High Calibre Australian Cabernet Sauvignon. 1990’s to 2014.

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Taste the Woodlands 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Colin’ at the Margaret River Winemakers Masterclass on the 29th of October.

A benchmark tasting of Iconic Australian Cabernet Sauvignon featuring classic vintages from the 1990’s through to a great selection from 2014.

The Wines

A P Birks Wendouree Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Balnaves ‘The Tally’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Cullen Reserve Cabernet Merlot 1994

Deep Woods Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Fraser Gallop Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Houghton Jack Mann Cabernet Sauvignon 1995

Juniper Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Lake’s Folly Cabernets 1996

Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 1996

Mount Mary 1990

Redman Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Woodlands ‘Colin’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Wynns John Riddoch Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon 1990

Wynns Johnson’s Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Xanadu Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Yarra Yering Dry Red Wine No 1 2014

Yeringberg 2014

To learn more or book your tickets please visit the link below.

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Margaret River – 50 Years in the Making https://www.woodlandswines.com.au/50-years/ Mon, 28 Aug 2017 06:47:47 +0000 https://www.woodlandswines.com.au/?p=21156 The post Margaret River – 50 Years in the Making appeared first on Woodlands Wines.

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Margaret River - 50 Years in the Making

1967 - 2017

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Just 50 years since the first grapevines were planted in Western Australia’s Margaret River region, it now ranks among the world’s most famous and prestigious wine regions.

To celebrate five decades since that landmark planting, 19 renowned Margaret River wineries will host indulgent dinners and wine-tasting events in Melbourne, Sydney and Singapore in early September.

Guests will experience the products of 11 of Margaret River’s most premium wineries at five-course dinners at three-hatted Melbourne restaurant Vue de Monde on Monday, September 4, and at Sydney’s Bentley Restaurant + Bar on Wednesday, September 6.

Margaret River Wine will also host a tasting in Melbourne and Sydney, presenting more than 50 wines from some of the region’s top producers, including Woodlands Wines. Guests will taste wines in order of the wineries’ establishment, and enjoy a selection of canapes.

To learn more or book your tickets now please click the link below.

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