As the final preparations are put into place for Flyfaire’s Grand Opening of our Cellar Door & Café, the excitement is building for what promises to be a wonderful opening weekend. We are proud to announce that the following special guests will be attending our wonderful grand opening:
- The Hon. Sussan Ley MP, Member for Farrah & Major Heather Wilton of Greater Hume.
- Daniel Allars, Sydney musician who will doing a few sets on the Sat & Sun.
- Local musician Bruce Lynch.
We will also have local important community members and local media to attend the event. There will be lots of wine tastings, hors d’oeuvres and a chance to wonder around our lovely premises. Also featured below and at our grand opening will be the release our 2012 vintage of Riesling and Chardonnay . Accompanying the release will be our brand new premium label. The Grand Opening promises to be lots of fun and we hope the Cellar Door & Café provides people with as much pleasure as it does for us!
Dr. Graham Robertson - Guest Speaker
On Sunday the 9th June, 2013 we will featuring a talk from Dr. Graham Robertson in a special event at our new Cellar Door & Café. Dr. Robertson is from the Australian Antarctic Division who has the ever so important task of researching for the protection of the beautiful Albatrosses and other endangered Antarctic seabirds.
He has recently spoken at the United Nations in Europe on his work and we are ever so thrilled to have him at the Cellar Door. Since the early 1990’s, Dr Robertson has been focusing his research on long line fishing industries and their impact on migratory seabirds. This has included developing technology, such as bait deploying equipment, that reduces the risk of seabirds becoming entangled and eventually drowning due to kept underwater by the fishing line.
The Australian Antarctic division, including Dr Robertson, working with Amerro Engineering has being developing the underwater bait setter to address this problem. The bait setter works to put the fishing hook and bait deeper underwater so that fisherman can avoid seabirds taking the bait meant for their catch.
In 2004 he was awarded a Pew Fellowship to research seabird avoidance methods with the Spanish method of deep water long lining. He is currently working with Australian Engineering companies to develop a system that will work with tuna and swordfish fisheries. All proceeds from the evening go into research for the Dr. Robertson’s work.
Flyfaire Wines 2012 Vintage and Bottle Release
Flyfaire Wines proudly presents our 2012 vintage and new bottle range. It has been a long time in the making and we are over the moon with how good our newly designed bottles look. The Bottle Design: Created by John Jewell Design, the bottles reflect the spirit of Flyfaire and all that we are. With the Eagles representing the Wedged Tailed Eagles we often see around the vineyard to our pet wombat, Boof, who we featured in our past newsletter. Also represented are the peaks around Flyfaire and beyond to mountains such as Mt . Kosciuszko which we can see from the top of our ridge. The design embodies all that is Flyfaire; our surroundings, a visual definition of our brand and fabulous tasting wine.
The 2012 Vintage Chardonnay 2012: Held on lees for 12 months enhancing complexity and structure. Esters of tropical fruit aromas, excellent mid pallet structure of honey dew melon, a hint of sweetness, with a crisp lingering finish. Riesling 2012: A prolonged cool fermentation formed this typical example of our signature wine. Bright and crisp with fruit driven esters of lime and apple. The 2012 vintage will be available online or at the cellar door from June 2013.
Our Bottle Wall Needs Your Help!
You may have read our blog called ‘Flyfaire Bottle Wall – not just a pretty façade!’ Or you may have loads of empty wine bottles you don’t know what to do with. Well, now our bottle wall needs your help as we haven’t got quite enough bottles to finish it.
So drop by Flyfaire’s Cellar Door & Café today to recycle your bottles (please donate screw capped ones only with the cap) and we will put your bottles to good use.