2017 will be etched in my memory for a momentous reason. It is the year I started Wine Edens, sharing my passion for exceptional cool-climate wines from the Great Southern wine region with wine lovers in Singapore.
From an entrepreneurial point of view, it was a big risk. It was stepping into the unknown. It was beginning a marathon not knowing the destination and not equipped with prior training. But it was a marathon where you start simply because of your love for running and where you're fueled by the breath-taking views along the route.
Yet, we're so proud of our portfolio in which the quality of Great Southern wines speaks for itself. Its medium-bodied, cool-climate styles, underpinned by great wine-making and deep fruit quality, are impressing wine lovers. Galafrey, Poacher's Ridge, La Violetta and Rockcliffe, with their unique stories and differentiated styles, are certainly brands to watch on the scene.
Importantly, I want to take the opportunity to thank you all.
In a blink of an eye, 2017 is almost coming to an end! It's a time of reflection - where are you on your 2017 resolutions? - and a time of celebration!
And we've got the event just for you, bringing Christmas forward on your calendar!
Come join us for a wine appreciation session on 7th December 2017, 7pm at Coalesce where we will bring you along our journey through the Great Southern wine region of Australia. Learn about the Great Southern's unique history, unmatched beauty and why it is the "undiscovered fine wine region of Australia".
This is an opportunity not to be missed as you will be the very first to savor a new, delightful Christmas menu launched by Coalesce Sg Dining & Bar. And for this very special occasion, we are offering a 50% discount off the regular price for a 3-course meal, at SGD48++ per pax.
Poacher's Ridge wines stand out with its unique and highly personal labels that articulate its authenticity, immense quality and limited production quantities. Many have asked me about the labels and its a joy to share the story.
Alex Taylor wrote the following piece to explain the inspiration and efforts behind the label:
"In a market where claims of being a producer of a craft product were so liberal we realised it was hard for the consumer to recognize authenticity in brands and truly craft products. We have always known what a special drop our wines were, but we decided it was time we let everyone else in on the secret a bit more.
Following our Rebranding Review, we were able to gather together all the things that we do, collectively, that really differentiate who we are and what we do and why we are different.
To summarise the new labels from 2015, contain the following pieces of information that we think help to describe who we are and what we are about.