MEDALS FOR 2010 & 2006 AMITY VIOGNIER AT THE AAVWS

SILVER AND BRONZE MEDALS FOR THE 2010 & 2006 AMITY VIOGNIER AT THE AUSTRALIAN ALTERNATIVE VARIETIES WINE SHOW

The Amity Viogniers are aging very well. The 2006 Amity Viognier Picking up a Bronze medal in the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show is testament to that! And the 2010 Amity Viognier is following in the tradition of graceful aging being awarded a Sliver Medal at the same show. Yay for our Coonawarra Viognier!

S Kidman, Coonawarra

 

WOOD BLOCK WINES PICKS UP THE TRIFECTA AT THE 2015 BOUTIQUE WINE AWARDS

Wood Block Wines picks up Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals at the Australian and New Zealand Boutique Wine Awards in Sydney. It's always a thrill when the wines you love received the recognition they deserve.  Our 2013 Single Vineyard Shiraz continues to impress being awarded gold medal.  This wine is making it's mark - you know you'll be able to treasure this wine as it's destined to continue to age well.  

SINGLE VINEYARD 2013 SHIRAZ - EQUAL TOP OF CATEGORY - LIMESTONE COAST TASTING

Fabulous News - your favourite Shiraz, the Wood Block Wines Single Vineyard 2013 Coonawarra Shiraz as been awarded Equal Top in Category in the Limestone Coast Winestate Magazine Annual Tasting. The review reads:

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Intense aromas - all savoury, meaty and earthy and underscored with berries and cherries Lovely mouthfilling dark sweet fruit flavours with hints of spice. Good acid/tannin balance. ★★★★★

 

SPOTLIGHTING WITH LIMESTONE COAST WINE SHOW INTERNATIONAL WINE JUDGE

As part of the 2014 Limestone Coast Wine Show, Tim Kidman from Wood Block Wines, along with a select group of Coonawarra’s other boutique wine companies, had the pleasure of entertaining Fongyee Walker MW, international wine judge and colleague Danielle Liu for a lovely lunch at Upstairs at Hollicks. A specially selected wine from each of the wineries was enjoyed with Fongyee giving everyone a much greater appreciation of the dynamic nature of wine in China.

Plenty of questions were asked of Fongyee and all were thoughtfully answered, drawing her vast depth of knowledge of the world of wine and the current wine trends in China.

For something a little bit different, that evening, Jon Kidman of Banks Thargo Wines and our Tim Kidman (yes we’re distant cousins) took Fongyee and Danielle spotlighting searching for wildlife around Tim’s vineyard and in the local bush.

We were able to spot several wombats going about their nocturnal business - (they are a laid back sort of animal and don’t care much about who’s looking at them) along with a couple of scrub wallabies and many kangaroos hopping.

Danielle commented that there were so many stars and they were so very bright – living and working in large cities with lots of ambient light means not too many stars in the night sky.

It was a pleasure to meet Fongyee and Danielle, and learn so much more about the current wine trends in China.

Tim Kidman, Coonawarra