Mountains (Of Snow) And Medals

What a big month or so it’s been, with more snow than you can poke a ski at, 3km queues on a Sunday at the gate entry to Mt Buller, and record numbers of day-trippers.

Unfortunately the avalanche of snow traffic seems to be confined to the mountain, with very little spin-off here in Mansfield (unless you are a ski hire, cafe, or pub business). But hopefully the economic benefits of a good season will filter back through to town later on.

High Country Wine Cellars was thrilled to here of some recent accolades for one of our local wineries-Barwite Vineyard and their premium Friday’s Child wine.

At the recent Australian Boutique Wine Makers Association awards in Sydney, the 2012 Friday’s Child Shiraz was awarded a Bronze medal. In addition to this, the Friday’s Child label won the 2014 Red Wine Label of the year for their Friday’s Child label design for their 2012 Shiraz.

This is a huge honour, but richly deserved for such a superb label design which exudes class and elegance like the wine itself. Congratulations to Barwite Director Bryan Horskins, winemaker Ros Ritchie, and Vineyard Manager Timo Ploschke.

High Country Wine Cellars carries the full range of Barwite and Friday’s Child wines so why not order some today. The range includes Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Riesling.

A new member of the High Country Wine Cellars family was welcomed recently, and is already featured on our Facebook page and website. Vino, a Border Collie, Kelpie, Heeler cross joined us two weeks ago. He is a bundle of energetic, soft, joy, with puppy traits like chewing everything and annoying our older dog Chocco.

Vino is very cute and a welcome addition to the family-check out his photo online.

Looking forward to business picking up over the next few weeks, and with Ros Ritchie releasing some new vintages on August 17, it will be an exciting time tasting her latest fantastic cool-climate wines.

That’s it for now-conditions for enjoying a glass of red continue to be very favourable as the cold weather remains. We can’t control the El Nino affect, but we can control the El Vino!