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.
Thank you for supporting and attending our wine events! Thank you for sharing our wines with your friends! Thank you for believing in Wine Edens and our estates and carrying them onto your wine lists that feature the very best wines from around the world! Thank you for partnering with us to represent your wines and your brand to Singapore wine lovers! As best as I can, I strive to remember all your faces and certainly hope to see all of you again in 2018.
In 2018, we're going to work even harder. We will curate unique dining experiences, pairing our portfolio of wines with different cuisines and at different venues. We will bring the wine region to you at these events, sharing vineyard stories, personal experiences, and many times, our misadventures.
At the same time, we will bring you to the Great Southern wine region. In March 2018, we will organize a private group visit to the estates for a wonderful gourmet experience. There will be winemaker dinners, natural and cultural experiences, celebrity chef sessions and vineyard activities! Look out for more information regarding this. It is something not to be missed!
Finally, we will expand our wine portfolio to represent more award-winning estates, introduce exciting grape varietals, and share high-quality vintages, including aged wines!
We, I, look to your continued support. I sincerely wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you in 2018!