On August 8th we were luck enough to host UK wine reviewer and writer Sarah Ahmed (the Wine Detective).
Sarah is in Australia to be an international guest judge at the Hunter Valley wine show and included a 4 day trip through S.A. to visit selected wineries with a focus on Grenache based wines. Many thanks to Sarah for selecting Purple Hands and her kind feedback on our wines.
Purple Hands Wines’ Old Vine Grenache has been selected for International Grenache day tasting.
Serafino wines hosted James Halliday for International Grenache day on 19th September. A Grenache Master class was conducted by James Halliday, Steve Pannell and Charles Whish with 100 attendees eagerly going through each wine and learning about the history of Grenache, and the different methods used by various winemakers to produce outstanding examples of Grenache wine. 17 Grenache wines were selected by James for this event which was followed by a Grenache based wine regional tasting to which over 200 people attended.
Heading into his 21st vintage at Grant Burge Wines and 9th year as Purple Hands Winemaker and business partner, Craig Stansborough was awarded the prestigious Winemaker of the Year at the Barons of the Barossa, Declaration of Vintage celebrations on Sunday 16th February.
Being a vineyard owner as well as winemaker, Craig knows the nuances of the region intimately, the seasons, the soil, the varieties and is committed to maintaining the healthy environment to hand to future generations.