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Flyfaire Wines - Closed for Winter Break (2016)

A glass of wine ready for winter holidays of course

A glass of wine ready for winter holidays of course

Flyfaire Wines is off on a winter break from the 25th of June till the 22nd of July 2016. We'll getting some much needed work done including bottling some delicious vintages and taking a little bit of a break.

Still can't get enough of Flyfaire though this winter? Don't worry, you can still book for groups of 10 or more for lunch or dinner in our café. We of course always welcome bookings for functions and events - see our reservations page for further details.

You can always contact us at info@flyfaire.com or call us at 02 6020 5264 if you have any questions.

Visitors from Canada

Yan & Trevor, two international guests from Vancouver, Canada visiting Flyfaire 

Yan & Trevor, two international guests from Vancouver, Canada visiting Flyfaire 

Recently, Flyfaire had some more international visitors from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Yan and Trevor dropped in on a Saturday whilst passing through via the Hume Hwy M31 and seeing our brand new highway sign.

Flyfaire's new M31 Hume Hwy sign

Flyfaire's new M31 Hume Hwy sign

Yan & Trevor stopped for a break at Flyfaire on their way from Sydney to Melbourne, so Flyfaire was the perfect stop on their roadtrip.

Yan & Trevor picked-up a few bottles for the road as well to take home for Christmas in Vancouver. We look forward to seeing them again in the future!


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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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.

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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).

Father's Day 2015 at Flyfaire Wines - BBQ on the Deck

Our Fabulous Deck with the BBQ ready for Father's Day

Our Fabulous Deck with the BBQ ready for Father's Day

 

Wondering where to take Dad on Sunday for Father's Day on the 6th of September? Look no further than Flyfaire Wine's BBQ on the Deck to give Dad to show him the perfect day out. There is no better way to appreciate Dad than a relaxing afternoon on Flyfaire's wonderful Deck.

We look forward to welcoming your family, of course with Dad, to a yummy BBQ, a glass of our cool climate wine, a relaxing day in the surrounds of the Woomargama National Park, and most importantly treating Dad to a great day out. Don't forget that Dad can always watch the kids from our children's playground whilst enjoying his wine or a glass craft beer from Cheeky Peak Brewery!

The Menu:

Dad will be savouring a juicy grass fed beef steak cooked perfectly on the BBQ with a selection of freshly prepared salads. All for only $30. You can check out our full menu 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.


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.

Miss Esse Cooks - Beef Bourguignon & Thatched Chicken Cider Pies

Beef Bourguignon Pies as cooked by Miss Esse!

Beef Bourguignon Pies as cooked by Miss Esse!

"Miss Esse Cooks" is our new series celebrating our beautiful slow combustion stove - Miss Esse - named as such because Esse is the brand name of the stove. 

This post we are featuring Beef Bourguignon Pies (featured above) and Thatched Chicken Cider Pies. Miss Esse is definitely creating beautiful slow cooked heart-warming dishes such as these lovely pies.

It will be a beautiful sunny day today at Flyfaire making it a great day for a Roadtrip to Flyfaire for lunch where you can enjoy the northern sun-drenched deck.

We look forward to seeing you out here for a hearty pie and, of course, a glass of wine.

About Miss Esse

Miss Esse has multiple functions, including heating the Cellar Door in winter, cooking our fabulous slow cooked meals and just looking pretty damn good. We can only run her in the colder months as she gets too hot in summer and we wouldn't want to risk hot embers starting a bushfire.