2017 Festive Season Edition - Newsletter

 
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Welcome to The
2017 Festive Season Edition

We can't believe another year is gone!
We hope that 2018 is even bigger and better than 2017!
In this newsletter, we have some fab gift ideas and our holiday opening hours. Scroll down to find out more.
We want to thank you for all of your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in 2018!  Wishing you all a joyous festive season and prosperous new year.
The team at Flyfaire.

Don't forget to like us at our social media links!


Festive Season Gifts

 
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Don't know what to buy for that difficult to buy for person for the holiday season? Have a difficult to buy for relative that you're not sure what they would like? We're certain they'll love Julianne's homemade jams and Merlot paste from the Flyfaire kitchen. 

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We've also got some great gift ideas for all those winos with beautifully crafted Flyfaire Wine boxes with openers. As well as elegant carafes and aérateurs. The perfect gift selection! And we haven't forgotten the cheese lovers with a selection of cheese boards and cheese knifes.

Drop by Flyfaire today to pick up your gift (or send us an email to info@flyfaire.com) and don't forget we have gift certificates available online in our online shop.


Holiday Opening Hours

 

December 2017
Wednesday 20th to Sunday 24th
Wednesday 27th to Sunday 31st
January 2018
Re-opening Wednesday 3rd
Closed
Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th December 2017
Monday 1st and Tuesday 2 January 2018

 

2016 Festive Season Special Edition

 Book your Christmas function today for December 2016!

Book your Christmas function today for December 2016!


2016 Festive Season Special Edition

Welcome to our Special Christmas Edition! We wish you a joyous Christmas and a Happy New Year. We hope that 2017 is even bigger and better than 2016! We want to thank you for all of your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in 2017! - The team at Flyfaire.

Festive Season Functions at Flyfaire

Planning your Christmas party or festive season event this December? We've got something for everyone with the following delicious menus:

Christmas Festive Finger Food Party Menu
Christmas Platter Menu
Three Course Traditional Christmas Menu

Contact us today to find out more and book your next function before it's too late.

2016 Festive Season and New Year Business Hours

Planning your 2016 festive season event or Christmas party this December? We'll be open during the following hours for the festive season and New Year:

  • Closed: 28th of November, 2016 - 6th of December, 2016.
  • Open: 7th of December, 2016 - 18th of December, 2016.
  • Closed: 19th of December, 2016 - 3rd of January, 2017.
  • Open: After the 4th of January, 2017 - normal business hours.

Contact us today to book your December function before we're all booked up!

Flyfaire's Spring Newsletter 2016

2016 NSW Small Winemakers Wine

Flyfaire has won bronze at the 2016 NSW Small Winemakers Wine Show held in Forbes, NSW. We entered our new line - Flyfaire 2016 Gold Chardonnay in the "CLASS 25 - Apera and Varietals or Blended Fortified Wine not covered by classes 26 or 27, Dry to Sweet" to win the bronze. 

We also entered a number of other vintages which also scored well, but missed out on gaining any medals - including Flyfaire 2016 Merlot Rouge and our Flyfaire 2015 Merlot & Chardonnay. The judges' comments were limited, but they did say that "most of the wines have flavour and freshness" in the Dry White Table for our 2015 chardonnay. We'll take what we can get we guess! 

We're a big supporter of the NSW Small Winemakers Wine Show. We've entered many of our wines these past few years and have received positive feedback for our wines. We'll definitely be back in 2017!


Big Rains are Good for Vines & for Summer Water Retention

 
 

We've all being talking lately of the big rains that we've been having and with the Hume Weir (Lake Hume) at 99.51% (11 Nov. 2016), it's understandable. 

For us at Flyfaire though, it's really good news as these early spring rains help our vines enormously. The rains for one help their spring growth after the winter dormant months. And, more importantly, they get them ready for the hot Aussie summer ahead by increasing water retention capacity. All good news to help us have a bummer 2017 crop!


The World Visits Flyfaire

With our recent sign on the Hume Hwy (M31), we have been receiving more and more international visitors. In response, we've put up a world map for when people enter. Visitors can place a pin to show where they're visiting from. 

So far, we've had visitors from (as shown in gallery above) Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Nepal, Canada, Kuwait, India - to name a few. It makes for interesting tales as we get to hear about people's travels and share stories with them. We're pretty sure our map will have a diverse set of locations shortly and all the better as we get to meet super interesting folks with great stories!


Backpackers Lodging

Running a vineyard is a lot of work - from picking, to pruning, to pressing, to bottling - there are so many tasks that have to be done. So, we often have to rely on getting outside help so that all these tasks can get done.

Given Australia's youth visa program that allows people to stay up to 2 years (they can stay an extra year on top of the first year so long as they spend 3 months or so working in a rural community), backpackers are often perfect candidates to help out as they are often looking for work in rural communities. 

Their contribution to rural and regional Australia cannot be understated as they often work in helping out businesses that can have difficulties in finding employees in these sometimes remote communities. 

The team at Flyfaire has being building backpacker lodging to enable us to better accommodate backpacker guests who want to stay and work at Flyfaire. We hope to have these lodgings finished shortly, as we've found that many backpackers don't have accommodation (and often isn't feasible for 3 months) easily available. We're looking forward to their valuable help and hosting them - as well as hearing about their often interesting travels and stories!

Autumn Newsletter 2016

Welcome to Flyfaire's Seasonal Newsletter - Autumn

This newsletter we explore Vintage 2016, Easter Discounts for Everybody, Kiddies Lunch Box Kits (a parent must read), and Honk Honk the Goose gets new friends. We hope you enjoy our Autumn edition and please leave your comments on our online version.
The team at Flyfaire.

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Vintage 2016 @FlyfaireWines

 Backpackers Kristy from Los Angeles and Patrice from Paris Picking

Backpackers Kristy from Los Angeles and Patrice from Paris Picking

Vintage 2016 was a very interesting vintage with three seasons in one - sunshine followed by rain and then more sunshine. This year we had more varieties to add to our offering with Shiraz, Carménère, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon with Riesling and Marsanne still to come. Not a bad season considering the ups and downs of the ripening season.

We had lots of help this year as well including backpackers from Paris and Los Angeles, friends from New Zealand and our work experience student to get the grapes off the vine and into the vats. We also took a video of processing our Cabernet Sauvignon to show you all how the grapes are processed - see below. Read full vintage post here.


Discount Easter Treats for Everybody from Flyfaire

 5% off orders over $100 and 10% off when over $200

5% off orders over $100 and 10% off when over $200

Happy Easter everybody! This Easter, we're giving away treats. All customers to our online store will receive 5% off all orders over $100 (use code 46DYWMU) and even bigger discounts for orders over $200 with a 10% discount (use code 1B7VDAG). Only valid until 31 March, 2016. Discover our wines and gift vouchers at www.flyfaire.com/shop


Kids' Lunch Boxes Kits Go Viral

 Our new kids' lunch kits are a hit with mums and dads (and kids) alike

Our new kids' lunch kits are a hit with mums and dads (and kids) alike

We've been meaning to share this due its popularity with kids visiting Flyfaire and probably because it's even more popular with Mums and Dads! A healthy option for the kids, the little box of goodies includes kid friendly sandwiches, fruit of the day, jelly and a few treats (not too many of course).

This kids' lunch box option has been so popular with Mums and Dads that we needed to get the word out to parents wondering what to do on a day out to the vineyard. So, next time you're out at Flyfaire with the little ones, don't forget to ask for the kids' lunch box kit and everyone will be pleasantly surprised! 


Honk Honk the Goose has New Friends

And now, for a little bit of a happy ending story. Honk Honk the lone goose recently got two new friends! He is not so lonesome anymore. Our good family friend Valco brought the two friends out recently and now they're in the process of getting to know each other!

We're looking forward to seeing you this weekend for some Easter fun! 

Christmas 2015 Newsletter | Silver Performance at NSW Tourism Awards | Christmas Functions | Gift Certificates for Christmas | Only Rice is Enough | Hume Hwy Sign

Flyfaire Wins Silver at the NSW Tourism Awards

 Julianne & Les (Business Director & Winemaker) at the academy awards themed night for the NSW Tourism Awards

Julianne & Les (Business Director & Winemaker) at the academy awards themed night for the NSW Tourism Awards

This past Thursday (Nov. 26th), Julianne and Les, our Business Director and Winemaker, attended the  NSW Tourism Awards in Darling Habour, Sydney. We are delighted to say that we won the Silver Award on the night!

The NSW Tourism Awards are held every year to acknowledge excellence in tourism for all of New South Wales tourism areas.

The team from Flyfaire are thrilled to have made the finals and we were expecting a tough night with high standards of competition. When the results were announced, we were thoroughly thrilled to have won the Silver Award. This is a huge achievement for the team and reflects how far we've come on our journey.

The  NSW Tourism Awards is a fantastic way to develop tourism in the Murray region, as well as for NSW. The awards also helps to recognise independent operators that are providing wonderful tourism experiences.

Margan Wines took the gold award and also entered the Hall of Fame (winners three years running). Hungerford Hill Wines and Bimbadgen Winery (runner-up in 2014) were also great competitors which definitely made the decision tough for the judges on the night in the category Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries. The Greater Hume Shire Visitor Information Centre was also a finalist at the  NSW Tourism Awards, which is in the same area as Flyfaire. 

Flyfaire recently won the Gold Award at the Inland Tourism Awards in Broken Hill in July of this year. Read about the post for the Inland Tourism Awards here.


Christmas at Flyfaire

 Christmas at Flyfaire

Christmas at Flyfaire

Christmas is next month and things are in full swing planning everybody's Christmas functions.

Flyfaire can accommodate up to 100 people for events and we cater to both business and private functions. We have multiple menu options available depending on your event's need including everything from Traditional Christmas Menu with all the trimmings ($45pp), BBQ Christmas Menu ($47pp), Platter Christmas Menu ($38pp) and Finger Food Christmas Menu ($25pp).

Hurry, as space is limited, especially for the popular Friday and weekend dates - contact us at info@flyfaire.com for more information.


Did you also know about Flyfaire's range of $50, $100, $150, and $200 Gift Certificates available in our Online Shop. These are perfect gifts with Christmas just around the corner. They can be used for the purchase of our wines or at our cellar door for any café purchases, including food and beverages.

Also, don't forget that for Christmas you can also buy Flyfaire's range of wines online in our Shop. You can purchase a range of vintages including varieties such as Merlot, Riesling and Chardonnay.


Only Rice is Not Enough | Flyfaire's Wine goes to Vietnam for Charity

 Local Vietnamese children celebrating the moon festival. The charity brought along a small truck load of goodies for these beautiful kids and lots of fun was had by one and all!

Local Vietnamese children celebrating the moon festival. The charity brought along a small truck load of goodies for these beautiful kids and lots of fun was had by one and all!

Bill McDonald, a local farmer from Mullengandra and patron of Flyfaire Wines, recently went to Vietnam to raise money for a local charity called Only Rice Is Not Enough. Bill and other Albury Rotarians travelled together for the charity event.

Bill and the local Rotarians were asked to bring items of interest from their local community to auction in Vietnam and help raise funds for the charity. Flyfaire donated a bottle of our Riesling for the event which was subsequently auctioned for USD$50 following the story of Flyfaire being told at the auction.

Only Rice Is Not Enough is a local charity in Vietnam whose moto is “A Dime For A Meal to the little kid. Not much, but everyday”. To find out more and like them on Facebook - click here.


New Hume Highway (M31) Signs for Flyfaire

 Les, on Hume Highway M31 with new Flyfaire signs

Les, on Hume Highway M31 with new Flyfaire signs

The NSW Roads and Maritime service recently installed four fabulous highway signs in mid-October, indicating Flyfaire's turn-off on the Hume Highway (Motorway 31 or M31). It is now much easier to find us with the signs clearly indicating the turn-off from the highway.

Spring 2015 Newsletter New Menu | Christmas Functions | Gift Certificates | Inland Tourism Awards | Riesling Challenge | Colouring In for Adults Event

  New Platter Menu at Flyfaire

New Platter Menu at Flyfaire

New Flyfaire Menu: New Platters, Local Beers, and More...

Julianne, our wonderful chef at Flyfaire, has just jazzed up the menu to ensure that we are only serving the freshest, local produce - YUM! And the best thing we think that was added is our new wonderful (and very popular) platters to share.

To get you savouring at the thought of these platters, why not try one of following for your next visit:

  • Aussie Platter: Smoked Kangaroo, Lamb and Ham, Tomato Relish, Garden Salad, Olives with Nord bread. 
  • European Platter: Smoked Trout, Pickled Beetroot, Ricotta and Capers, Feta Cheese with Nord Rye Bread. 
  • Cheese Platter: Locheilan Gold Medal Farmhouse Cheese Platter - Broken Blue, Wunghu Soft and Kulindi. All served with Flyfaire Riesling Paste and Nord Bread.

Christmas, Online Shop, and Gift Certificates

  Business and Private Events  

Business and Private Events  

Christmas is just around the corner and everyone is starting to plan their Christmas functions. Flyfaire can accommodate up to 100 people for events and we cater to both business and private functions.

But hurry, as space is limited, especially for those popular Friday night and weekend dates - contact us at info@flyfaire.com to get a quote today.


Did you also know about Flyfaire's range of $50, $100, $150, and $200 Gift Certificates available in our Online Shop. These are perfect gifts with Christmas just around the corner. They can be used for the purchase of our wines or at our cellar door for any café purchases, including food and beverage.

Also, don't forget that for Christmas you can also buy Flyfaire's range of wines online in our Shop. You can purchase a range of vintages including varieties such as Merlot, Riesling and Chardonnay.


Flyfaire Takes the Gold at Inland Tourism Awards

Last July, Julianne and Les, our Business Director and Winemaker, hit the road to attend the Inland Tourism Awards at Broken Hill. 

The Inland Tourism Awards are held every year to acknowledge excellence in tourism in the four Victorian and New South Wales regional tourism areas of Central, Inland, Murray and Riverina.

The team from Flyfaire were thrilled to have made the finals and we weren't expecting too much given the stiff competition.

We were totally surprised when the winner was announced and it was Flyfaire's name that was called. Our winemaker had this to say about the win:

“We put a lot of hard work into the submission and we’re delighted that it paid-off in such a big way. It really is such a fabulous surprise and great to be recognised for the hard work that we’ve put into our tourism experience.”
— Les, Flyfaire Winemaker

No rest for the wicked or so they say. Next, we've entered the NSW Tourism Awards with the finalists to be announced mid-October. 


Wine Awards: Riesling Challenge, NSW Small Winemakers

 Flyfaire 2015 Riesling packed and ready for Canberra Riesling Challenge

Flyfaire 2015 Riesling packed and ready for Canberra Riesling Challenge

We've had two wine competitions on the radar recently, including a bronze winning performance at the NSW Small Winemakers Wine Show and entering our latest Riesling in the Canberra International Riesling Challenge.

At the 24th Annual NSW Small Winemakers Wine Show, our winemaker has again had success with our new Flyfaire 2014 "Jane in the Mist" Riesling which received a Bronze in the category "Blended Fortified Wine - Dry to Sweet" with the great score of 48.5 points. 

The other wine competition we're participating in is the celebrated Canberra International Riesling Challenge, which attracts wines from Riesling producing countries from all around the world and is seen as one of the most significant events of its type in the southern hemisphere. Having entered the challenge, we will be competing with 500 other Riesling producers from across the world. The results are out Friday the 16th of October, 2015.


Colouring In for Adults and Dine on the Grapewine Event

This coming 29th of October, the Henty Library is hosting an event at Flyfaire where it's time for the adults to colour in (who said colouring in was just for the kids) and enjoy wine tasting at the same time. 

The cost is only $5 bucks and it promises to be a social event. Bookings can be make by contacting skane@greaterhume.nsw.gov.au for details or you can always contact us at info@flyfaire.com (we will pass on your details).

Newsletter - Winter 2015

Welcome to Flyfaire's seasonal newsletter. A special welcome also to our new newsletter sign-ups.

This newsletter we cover: Fireside Poetry event for a special bush poet - Billy Wye, the competitions we've been rushing about entering into, our new children's playground and family facilities, our newest suppliers, and our new conference room and private dining area.

We hope you enjoy this edition and please leave your comments on our online version.

The team at Flyfaire.


Fireside Poetry Event

This coming Saturday, the 4th of July, 2015 at 12pm - Flyfaire is presenting a wonderful afternoon of Fireside Poetry. The evening will be presented by Dianne Carroll, the author of 'Billy Wye - He was forgotten' and Michael Elvins, 2GHR 96.7 Community Radio Station presenter.

Lunch will be served at the event from 12pm to 2pm. Events will be presented throughout the afternoon by Dianne and Michael. A recent update is that there will also be live music and recitals by Bruce Clark and Maurice Judge to add to the excitement.

Contact us at info@flyfaire.com or 02 6020 5264. Read more.

 

 

 Billy Wye Poetry Event

Billy Wye Poetry Event


Competition Update

Recently, the folks at Flyfaire have been very busy entering a few competitions here and there. The following is a summary of what we've been up to:

Wish us luck as we attend the finals! We will post the results of all of the above in our blog on our website and Facebook where you can post your comments.

 Les and Julianne at the Albury Northside Chamber of Commerce Awards

Les and Julianne at the Albury Northside Chamber of Commerce Awards


New Children's Playground at Flyfaire

You might have seen late last year that we had recently begun construction of our new playground (think Les and Jarryd with the High-Vis gear on the playground). The great news is that we have officially finished our newest addition to Flyfaire and it has been very popular with visiting families.

Having a 'Kid Friendly Winery' is true to our mission of having a great cellar door experience that enhances the local community and what better way than to ensure all ages are entertained when they visit Flyfaire!

For visiting families, we also offer inside the Cellar Door, we offer a baby toy box and also a children's menu to ensure all ages can enjoy something to eat or drink when visiting. Don't forget the very important problems that have been solved with pram access all on one level, baby changing facilities, choice of a quiet room or family area for breast feeding, and children's high chairs. Read more.

 New Children's Playground at Flyfaire Wines

New Children's Playground at Flyfaire Wines


New Suppliers Nord Organic Bakery and Brother's Cup Coffee

We recently introduced two new suppliers at Flyfaire including:

  • Nord Organic Bakery located at 499 Ebden St. in South Albury. Baking authentic European breads and pastries using organic flour, filtered water and real butter. Read more.

  • Brother's Cup Coffee Indian Tiger Mountain A-Grade Coffee sweet in flavours with malt upfront, some orange acidity, a soft body and a bitter sweet chocolate / hazelnut finish. For each bag purchased, they donate US$1 towards the conservation and research of Indian Tigers in India. Read more.

Come our and enjoy our newest suppliers today.

Read more about sustainability.

 Nord Bakery

Nord Bakery


New Conference Room Facilities and Private Dining Area

We're proud to now offer the newest feature at our Cellar Door - a private Conference Room for corporate and private events. 

The private conference room is not only great for corporate events, but also for private events such as small birthday parties, celebrations, Christmas functions, or even private dinners. These events, when booked in advance, offer a custom menu experience that is tailored to the customer's needs. The room can host between 8-10 people comfortably. Read more.

 

 New Conference Room

New Conference Room


Flyfaire Wines is located in the Woomargama National Park and we are close to the regional centres of Holbrook, Albury/Wodonga, Canberra, and Wagga Wagga. We produce quality cool climate wines and provide a premium cellar door experience.