Wine Appreciation


Wine Group is in recess until further notice

The forthcoming event for May  has been cancelled and members will be notified as soon as we are able to convene.

Trevor –  Convenor

Bonjour!!! On Thursday 11th June 2019,  22 wine connoisseurs met at our home to celebrate an early Bastille Day and to be educated in French wines.

The meeting was expertly chaired by Monsieur John Wicks. Thanks John, for sharing your amazing knowledge and expertise on seven selected wines. Printed notes, informative maps, knowledge of the region and, of course, The Quiz, were also features of the evening.

The wines were accompanied by various cheeses, pa?te? and then the evening finished with profiteroles. Thanks to Bev for her organisation and preparation of the French themed platters.

Overall, a fabulous night. Everyone came out happy. “Je suis tre?s bien” was the common expression for the night.

Thursday 13th February 2020, a beautiful Melbourne Day, saw 29 participants gather at Kellybrook Winery.

In this stunning setting we sampled a sparkling wine, then whites, reds, rose and cider. Our hosts for this, Josh and Karen, did a magnificent job in explaining the notes and the process of making each wine. They were true professionals at being so efficient in pouring all our samples!!

When we were able to pry everyone from the tasting room, we sat down to enjoy our ploughman’s lunch. It was plentiful, delicious, especially the platters of profiteroles, shortbread and chocolates that followed.

Our hostess and organiser for this event was Fiona. She did an amazing job. So friendly, professional and we feel very lucky to have had her help to make it such a memorable day.


P.S. We were a bit surprised though that no one took up the invitation to climb the magnificent 150 year old oak tree in the garden???!! Maybe next year?

Trevor Smithson Convenor
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