Julianne Talks About Entering the 2015 NSW Tourism Awards

Julianne recently recorded a video for new entrants into this year's NSW Tourism Awards. Take a moment to watch about what it's like to enter the awards as a first time entrant and the important things to remember when entering the awards, and most importantly, about having a go! We hope you enjoy this short video.


About the Awards

Flyfaire Wines Cellar Door and Café won the Silver Award in the "Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries" at the NSW Tourism Awards in 2015 at a gala event held at Darling Habour in Sydney, NSW. 

The NSW Tourism Awards celebrates and acknowledges tourism businesses that have demonstrated outstanding achievement and success throughout the year. The Awards are a submission and inspection-based program and provide the opportunity to publicly recognise and showcase the State’s finest tourism operators. Flyfaire also won the Gold Award at the Inland Tourism Awards (now called the Regional Tourism Awards) in Broken Hill in July, 2015.  


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 & café experience.

Flyfaire Takes the Silver at the NSW Tourism Award

 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

Monday 30th of November, 2015

Flyfaire Wines Cellar Door and Café announced today that it won the Silver Award in the "Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries" at the NSW Tourism Awards. The results (see full listing of results here) were announced last Thursday night on the 26th of November, 2015 at the gala event held at Darling Habour in Sydney, NSW. 

Now in their 26th year, the NSW Tourism Awards celebrates and acknowledges tourism businesses that have demonstrated outstanding achievement and success throughout the year. The Awards are a submission and inspection-based program and provide the opportunity to publicly recognise and showcase the State’s finest tourism operators.

The team at Flyfaire Wines believes 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.

Flyfaire recently also won the Gold Award at the Inland Tourism Awards in Broken Hill in July of this year. Being a Silver Award Winner at the NSW Tourism Awards a great achievement for Flyfaire, with the competition stiff on the night.  

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 & café experience.

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To learn more about the Flyfaire's involvement in the NSW Tourism Awards, please contact our Business Director:

Julianne Cox, Business Director
1190 Tunnel Road, Woomargama, NSW, 2644
Tel:  (02) 6020 5264
www.flyfaire.com | info@flyfaire.com 

Flyfaire a Finalist at the NSW Tourism Awards

Monday 26th of October, 2015

Flyfaire Wines Cellar Door and Café announced today that it is a finalist in the "Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries" at the NSW Tourism Awards. The results (see full listing of results here) were announced on the 22nd of October, 2015 with the gala event to be held at Darling Habour in Sydney, NSW. 

 Location of Gala Event at Darling Hobour, Sydney

Location of Gala Event at Darling Hobour, Sydney

Now in their 26th year, the NSW Tourism Awards celebrate and acknowledge tourism businesses that have demonstrated outstanding achievement and success throughout the year. The Awards are a submission and inspection-based program and provide the opportunity to publicly recognise and showcase the State’s finest tourism operators.

The team at Flyfaire Wines believes 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.

Flyfaire recently won the Gold Award at the Inland Tourism Awards in Broken Hill in July of this year. Being a finalist at the NSW Tourism Awards is the next step for Flyfaire, but the competition is stiff at the state level with three high class competitors in the running.  

Bimbadgen Winery (runner-up in 2014), Hungerford Hill Wines and Margan Wines (last year's winner) are all bound to make the decision tough for the judges 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 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.

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To learn more about the Flyfaire's involvement in the NSW Tourism Awards, please contact our Business Director:

Julianne Cox, Business Director
1190 Tunnel Road, Woomargama, NSW, 2644
Tel: (02) 6020 5264
www.flyfaire.com | info@flyfaire.com 

New Hume Highway (M31) Signs for Flyfaire

 Les, our Winemaker, with Flyfaire's new Sign on Hume Highway M31

Les, our Winemaker, with Flyfaire's new Sign on Hume Highway M31

The NSW Roads and Maritime service recently installed four fabulous highway signs this past Wednesday the 14th of October, indicating Flyfaire's turn-off on the Hume Highway (Motorway 31 or M31). The location of the new signs are shown on the below map indicated by the arrows. (Note, there are no signs indicating Flyfaire when coming from Holbrook (North side of Woomargama)).

Once you've turned-off onto Woomargama Way and heading into Woomargama, you need to turn-off onto the Tunnel Road. This is also indicated by a sign which also shows the distance to Flyfaire Wines - 11.9 Kilometres. You can also see the location of the sign on the map above.

 Flyfaire Wines' sign in the township of Woomargama

Flyfaire Wines' sign in the township of Woomargama

Once you've headed down the Tunnel Road to Flyfaire Wines for 11.9 kilometres, Les, our Winemaker, will be waiting for your visit along with our trusty vineyard dogs!

 Les, our Winemaker, and our trusty vineyard dog, Fox, at the entrance to Flyfaire Wines

Les, our Winemaker, and our trusty vineyard dog, Fox, at the entrance to Flyfaire Wines


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.

Flyfaire Participates for 2015 Riesling Challenge

 
 2015 Flyfaire Riesling ready for 2015 Riesling Challenge

2015 Flyfaire Riesling ready for 2015 Riesling Challenge

This year, we've entered our Riesling in to the Canberra International Riesling Challenge (CIRC). The wine competition was created in Canberra, Australia to highlight one of our favourites at Flyfaire, Riesling.

Riesling is the ‘queen of grapes’. It is also the most demanding mistress. If not treated with care and respect, it is unforgiving.
— http://www.rieslingchallenge.com/discover-riesling/

The challenge 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 and we'll be sure to update this post to let you know how we went!


Results

Flyfaire scored a 79 in the Various Class 1 [Current Vintage 2015- Dry - <8g sugar/ltr]. It was a solid result, with a very high level of competition and quality of competitors seen at this year's challenge. You can access the full results here.

Interesting Facts About Riesling:

  • It's latin name is Vitis Vinifera.
  • It comes from the Caucasus mountains in Georgia.
  • The wine was possibly enjoyed by the Romans who may have chosen it for its ability ripen in cold climates.
  • First documentary evidence of the grape appears in 1435 by Kloster Eberback, a monastery in the Rhinegau.
  • Austrians have claimed to have had Riesling since 1308 at Ritzling, in Wachau.
  • Riesling was first grown in Germany and then spread to the surrounding grape growing countries, which included Italy, Austria and Hungary. More recently, Riesling reached the new world wine countries, including Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States.

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.

NSW Small Winemakers | Flyfaire takes the Bronze

The 24th Annual NSW Small Winemakers Wineshow results are out and Flyfaire 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 class comments noted that it was good to see an interest still exists in fortified wine. Our winemaker created this new style due to customer demand for a sweeter style of wine and it's great to see it has been instantly recognised with this award.

This is our second medal at the NSW Small Winemakers, with last year's awards resulting in a Bronze medal for our Flyfaire 2013 Merlot. That vintage sold out earlier this year and we hope to have the same success with Jane in the Mist.

We missed out on medals with our other wine entries, including:

  • The Flyfaire 2014 Riesling in the category "Class 1 Dry White Table Wine - Riesling any Vintage" with a score of 44.5. We were just 2 points shy of receiving an award for our Flyfaire 2014 Riesling with the class comments noting that the wines had strong Riesling characteristics; and
  • The Flyfaire 2014 Merlot in the category "Class 18 Dry Red Table Wine, Merlot, any Vintage" with a score of 35.

The New South Wales Small Winemakers Show for 2014 held in Forbes, NSW. The competition is open to all vignerons provided they produce wine from no more than 500 tonnes of grapes per annum, not owned or part owned by a larger wine producer, and wines are made from grapes, 85% of which have been grown anywhere within NSW and the ACT. For the full list of results, click here.


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.

Border Mail Newspaper Article | Winery marks Wye’s work

Here is a recent article from the Albury Wodonga region's The Border Mail. The article discusses a recent event held at Flyfaire - the Billy Wye Poetry afternoon. You can read the article at its source here.

 Dianne Carroll and Henry Lawson Society member Jane Turner at Flyfaire Winery - photo credit - The Border Mail

Dianne Carroll and Henry Lawson Society member Jane Turner at Flyfaire Winery - photo credit - The Border Mail

By ELIZA ADAMTHWAITE, July 11, 2015, midnight from The Border Mail.

A WOOMARGAMA winery is playing its part in giving a great Australian poet the place in literary history he deserves.

Flyfaire Wines hosted a poetry reading last weekend of the works of Billy Wye, a wandering poet in the class of Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson.

Wye was born in the Myrtleford area, spent time around Corowa, died at the Wanderer’s Club in Smollett Street and is buried in the Albury cemetery.

But he rode around Australia on a horse, writing poetry about all manner of topics.

His poems include Hovell’s Tree, The Old Wodonga Road, Brumbies and A Laurel Tree At Myrtleford.

His work was published by the Bread and Cheese Club, the Melbourne-based art and literacy society and publisher.

Flyfaire Winery’s Julianne Cox learnt about Wye from 2GHR’s Michael Elvin reading his work on the air at the Holbrook station.

“His poems are so moving that I rang Michael, asking for a poetry reading at the winery,” Ms Cox said.

Elvin suggested inviting Yarrawonga historian Dianne Carroll, who has spent years researching Wye, to recite his poetry.

“Dianne gave us a really detailed talk about his life,” Ms Cox said.

Now Ms Cox has been inspired to plan a festival at the winery next year, celebrating Wye’s work for the 150th anniversary of his birth.

“He really is the last forgotten great wandering poet of Australia, in the vein of Banjo Paterson and Henry Lawson,” she said.

“He’s buried in Albury, a local poet from this district.

“That’s why we like his work, he talks about Albury and the Murray River.”

Mrs Carroll, who wrote Billy Wye: the last true Australian bush poet, said Wye was in the same category as Lawson.

“In 1925 The Bulletin made a statement that Billy was as good if not better than Henry Lawson,” she said.

“The difference was Henry sought fame and fortune but Billy didn’t. Billy wrote about the places he rode about whereas Henry Lawson wrote about the places he heard about.”

Carroll has worked hard to give Wye’s work recognition.

“He didn’t seek fame and fortune, and this is part of Australia’s literary history that has been forgotten,” she said.