Each year when I sit down to write this newsletter it never ceases to amaze me as I reflect back at the events, accolades and achievements. Our year has been packed full, firstly with the release of the Ancestor 2012 Shiraz. We held small dinners in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Turkey Flat to celebrate the release of this historic wine. Months of work went into the design of the label, bottle and box to befit this magnificent wine, made solely from our 1847 Shiraz vineyard. The celebration also extended to a series of bespoke decanters handmade by world famous glassmaker Nick Mount. We have received accolades from leading wine writers in reviews of all our wines, a trophy for 2014 Grenache and a bag full of gold and silver medals from the Barossa and Adelaide wine shows. In addition we were honoured with the Turkey Flat Shiraz receiving the Barossa Trust Mark. The Barossa Trust Mark is a mark of aspirational standard set by the Barossa region. It provides you with a guarantee and assurance of quality.
It is founded on five value pillars:
Origin - our sense of place
Integrity - our sense of purpose
Quality - our sense of ambition
Environment - our sense of responsibility
Community - our sense of belonging As we put this newsletter to print, we have just held our 3rd Turkey Flat cellar door event in Adelaide. The Freemasons Hall on North Terrace set the perfect backdrop for the evening to show case the new vintage releases and the much awaited exciting new addition, Quinquina, a white aperitif. The stage was set with our trademark pallet bars, decorated by Jo and Emily and the cocktail theatrics of Mark, Alex, Phillip and Peaches.