Woodsoak Wines Festive Newsletter

Hi Everyone
It’s that time of year again when all sparkly drinks & decorations make an appearance!  We hope your 2016 has been productive, the 38 inches of rain over our farm should set Woodsoak Wines up for some exceptional future vintages.
  • For your chance to WIN a 6 pack of Woodsoak Wines Methode Traditionnelle Sparkling Shiraz 2012 (RRP $240), please consider joining our exclusive “Woodsoak Wines Soaker’s Club” before Dec 31st 2016.  Please click on this link woodsoakwines.com.au/wp-content/uploads/the-soakers-club.pdf and email or send the form back to us.  Alternatively contact info@woodsoakwines.com.au.  Soaker’s Club membership entitles you to a dozen wine (or more if you wish) twice per year delivered direct to your sofa (with free freight).  For only $192/dozen delivered, this is more than 15% discount off our regular price!  We’d love you to become a Loyal Soak! 
  • Team Woodsoak Wines have enjoyed another exciting year.  Our accolades for 2016 include:
Zaahira Sparkling NV – 2 medals at both the Australian Boutique Wine Awards and the Limestone Coast Wine Awards
Santi Sauvignon Blanc 2015 – medal at the Australian Boutique Wine Awards and 4 glasses awarded from James Halliday
Rani Rose 2015 – 4 glasses awarded by James Halliday
Pyaar Pinot Noir 2015 – medal at the Australian Boutique Wine Awards and 91 points awarded by James Halliday
Raj Shiraz 2013 – 92 points awarded by James Halliday
Vijay Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – 4 glasses awarded by James Halliday
Blanc de Noirs 2013 – 90 points awarded by Tyson Stelzer
Sparkling Shiraz 2012 – medal at both the Winewise Small Vignerons Awards and Limestone Coast Wine Awards, as well as 4 glasses awarded from James Halliday
  • The summer festive season really is our favourite period as we have the chance to meet and greet you, our customers, at these various events.  We’d love for you to come and have a chat and a taste with us!
Wilson’s Gallery Robe – Dec 10, 11, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 (subject to change depending on weather) from 12noon – 5pm
Wilson’s Gallery Robe – Jan 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 24, 27 (subject to change depending on weather) from 12noon – 5pm
Cape Jaffa Food and Wine Festival – Sun Jan 15, 2017 from 10am – 5pm
Lastly, a heartfelt thanks to you all for your continued encouragement, we really do appreciate your support of our wee local business.  Wishing you all a safe and happy festive season.

Australian Boutique Wine Awards 2016 & James Halliday’s Wine Companion Awards 2017

Smashed it!  We’ve always experienced success at these awards & 2016 was no exception.  We picked up our first Pinot Noir medal to accompany another for our stalwart fun & irresistible Zaahira Sparkling and our tropically delicious Santi Sauvignon Blanc.

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We are also proud that James Halliday awarded 3 of our wines over 90 points – our Raj Shiraz 2013 received 92, Pyaar Pinot Noir 2015 received 91 points & our Methode Traditionnelle Blanc de Noirs 2013 received 90 points.  So pleased that all the hard work & persistence from our little team is being rewarded.

 

Limestone Coast Wine Show Awards 2015 – 5 Medals

Limestone Coast Wine Show Awards 2015

We’ve never attended the dinner before but our winemaker, Peta Baverstock, was on the committee this year so thougth we’d make the effort!  Then this happened:

Woodsoak Wines were awarded 5 MEDALS , yes 5!!

Silver – Methode Traditionelle Blanc de Noirs 2013 (to be released Dec 6)
Silver – Santi Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Silver – Mayur Chardonnay 2012
Bronze – Methode Traditionelle Sparkling Shiraz 2012 (to be released Dec 6)
Bronze – Zaahira Sparkling NV

Excited is an understatement! The bubbles are still flowing! Many thanks to all our supporters!

This takes our tally to 8 medals in 2015…

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Winter Newsletter – August 2015

Hi Everyone
We hope you’re all braving the cold…and if you are lucky enough to be relishing in some summery weather…then we are SO jealous!!
Just a quick update on the happenings of Woodsoak Wines:
  • We have a brand new wine that is about to be bottled – our 2015 Santi Sauvignon Blanc.  We will officially release Santi at The Bookshop in Robe on Friday October 23rd from 5pm onwards, everyone is welcome.  Santi is the Hindi word for peace – our 13 year old son, Vijay, came up with this harmonic name!
  • Last month, we entered our new 2012 Mayur Chardonnay & 2013 Raj Shiraz into the Australian Boutique Wine Awards (crush < than 250 tonnes) and both were awarded medals.  This is most pleasing to our 9 year old daughter, Rani, as her position is Chief Medal Sticker On-er!  Yes…it’s a paid job!
  • Woodsoak Wines turns 5 this year - hip hip hooray!  To celebrate, we have produced a limited release 2012 Sparkling Shiraz & 2013 Sparkling Blanc de Noirs.  Both are being bottle fermented in the traditional Champagne style & we have been patiently patiently patiently waiting and taste testing every few months for the past couple of years.  We are in the early stages of planning an event so stay tuned…
  • Woodsoak Wines are passionate about the “Shop Local” campaign.  We are a unique Community who rely on each other to keep Robe functioning.  There are only 3 local wine labels in the Robe Wine Region (Governor Robe, Karatta & ourselves) and we are all dedicated to collaboratively establishing Robe as a wine destination (with our Mt Benson neighbours).  We encourage you to support our local Stockists – The Bookshop, Sails Restaurant, Pizza Project, Caledonian Inn, Robe Hotel, Don’s Kitchen, Cellarbrations, Robe Bowling Club, Robe Golf Club, Robe Footy Club, Robe Harbour View Motel, Lakeview Motel & Robe Haven Motel.
Kind Regards
Will & Sonia Legoe

Our Stockists

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We are often asked who our wonderful and supportive local Stockists are:

The Bookshop Coffeehouse and Cellar Door - all varieties
Robe Hotel - all varieties
Robe Bowling Club - Zaahira Sparkling
Caledonian Inn - all varieties
Pizza Project - Zaahira Sparkling, Pyaar Pinot Noir
Sails at Robe - Zaahira Sparkling, Rani Rose, Pyaar Pinot Noir, Vijay Cabernet Sauvignon
Cellarbrations - all Varieties
Beachport Hotel – Mayur Chardonnay, Rani Rose
Beachport Takeaway - Zaahira Sparkling
Beachport Bowling Club - Zaahira Sparkling
Humbugz Honey in Kingston - Zaahira Sparkling, Pyaar Pinot Noir, Vijay Cabernet Sauvignon

We are so lucky to be supplied throughout our local area and are constantly expanding both our wine range and Stockists whilst maintaining our boutique integrity.
2015 is shaping up to be so exciting with the release of our new Sauvignon Blanc and a Merlot. Our creative dept. of 1 is currently in the depths of Hindi translations coming up with suitable names…Stay tuned!

See you around the corner for a drink soon!!

Silver Medal at the Australian Boutique Wine Awards 2013

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.

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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!

 

2013 – The Vintage that was…

Grape harvest is always an exciting & tiring time of year. It really is a big boys playground – heavy machinery, late nights, deadlines to meet! For the workers, it’s an adrenalin rush – trying to fill the grape bins as quickly as possible & hoping that for once, everything will go according to plan without any machinery breakdowns – wishful thinking really!
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