With the conclusion to vintage, our attention, and the attention of the industry turns to Wine Shows, Wine Writers and generally showing our wines across the country at dinners and wine events. The job of a proprietor is never done!
This year, we will be showing our wines at the Sydney Food and Wine Show (21-23rd of June), Brisbane Food and Wine Show (25-27 October) and Barossa in Boardshorts at various locations across South East Queensland (25-28 July). These are all great opportunities to see the full range of wines from Hayes Family Wines and many other small producers.
We will be holding dinners again this year across the country (Melbourne end of this month, Sydney in July, Perth in July, and Brisbane later this year with more dates to come). You can find all the scheduled events on our wine page and via our email updates.
This year, we will be entering wines in the Barossa Wine Show, Marananga Wine Show and the Brisbane Wine Show. These events provide a great opportunity to benchmark our wines against what others are doing. I am hoping to judge again at this years Barossa Wine Show but either way, a great event, and the consumer events attached to each event are not to be missed.
Recently, the results of the Decanter World Wine Awards were announced and we were excited to see two of our wines, the 2017 Vineyard Series Primrose Shiraz and the 2018 Barossa Valley GSM receiving gold medals. Given the scale and nature of the competition this was a great result for a small winery. Both wines area available online and at cellar door. I would encourage you to give them both a try.