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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!

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 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
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