I USED to think the sweeter the wine, the better it was until I had some serious wine tasting experiences, and when I say that, I’m not being funny. I learnt about the complexities of wines and now have an appreciation for what makes a wine really good. With this in mind, I’m a little excited that Fowles Wines massive wine shed sale on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend coincides with a visit from a wine-loving friend of mine from Adelaide. If I had any doubt about what we were going to do together, that’s no longer a concern.
Ian Firth from Fowles Wines has convinced me that the 2005 Shiraz is definitely worth a try. Ian said, “The cellar doors are open all weekend with over 80 wines available to taste and on sale. Our café will be open throughout the entire long weekend also so it’d be a good idea to book for lunch. We’ll also be opening up our museum and cellar wines for the first time ever and some of those wines date back to 2000.”
I asked Ian if there have been any surprises from the museum, he said, “The wines are looking great, our region is known for Shiraz and these wines really do showcase how good Shiraz from the Strathbogie ranges are. The 2005 Shiraz is unbelievable and all of these wines represent exceptional value.”
Book a table for lunch at the award-winning Cellar Door Café on 5796 2150 and stock up on wine for winter at Fowles Wines, Corner of Lambing Gully Road and the Hume Highway, Avenel. For more information, visit www.fowleswine.com or follow them on Facebook.