Yay Zaahira Sparkling! A Silver Medal!
We certainly didn’t expect this accolade in our 3rd year of having our wine label up and running. And certainly not from our newest release, our Zaahira Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay. We released it in September 2012, won a Bronze medal at the 2012 Limestone Coast Wine Show and now this Silver medal at the prestigious 2013 Australian Boutique Wine Awards
Obviously, we are thrilled with the medal and even more so with how well their Zaahira Sparkling is faring on a local and national level. It’s a really exciting time, we’re enjoying all facets of this journey and learning so much about the wine industry.
Woodsoak Wines are produced from grapes grown on the Legoe family farming property, Woodsoak. The first vines were planted in 1998 with the grapes being sold on contract. We started making small batches of wine for family and friends and due to it being well received, the Woodsoak Wines label was born in 2010.
Since 2010 Woodsoak Wines have been available locally at all bottle shops and in Robe’s licensed cafes and restaurants.
Choosing to mix our Australian and Indian heritages, we have used the national bird of India, the peacock, as our emblem.
Our Vijay Cabernet Sauvignon, Raj Shiraz and Rani Rose are named after our three children. We ran out of children, so the fourth wine in our range, Pyaar Pinot Noir incorporates the Hindi word for love. Our Mayur Chardonnay is named after the Hindi word for peacock.
Zaahira is our most recent wine and has quickly become our most popular. It’s our flagship wine now. It’s a delicate blush coloured wine that has been meticulously blended to enhance the natural fruit characters of the classic grape varieties Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. It displays an enticing fragrant mix of red fruit characters including fresh strawberry, mulberry, pomegranate and poached rhubarb. The finish is soft in the mouth with a refreshing crisp citrus backbone ensuring the longevity of the wine. It’s irresistibly fun and delicious. The word “Zaahira” aptly means luminous and shiny.
These accolades received are affirmation that we are maintaining high quality grapes as well as a successful wine making process. We have a lot of praise for our winemaker Peta Baverstock. “She is a “master” of her craft. Her passion and dedication for wine is completely infectious!
We also have a lot of praise for our community. We are incredibly well supported in Robe and certainly wouldn’t be enjoying these rewards without our loyal stockists and customers.
We love running a small boutique business and have a lot of exciting things happening very soon.
Watch this space!