An occasion to remember: Ulupna's 'Meet the Winemaker' event at our new cellar door yielded relaxation, contemplation and laughter as the Ulupna Team (with all hands on deck) catered to clients and showed them the magic of the vineyard!
Starting at 11am, visitors were immediately introduced to Ulupna Winemaker Vio Buga and taken to see Ulupna's unique winemaking processes. It was after learning about what it truly takes to produce our wines, that guests were welcomed to the cellar door and greeted by live music, personalised wine tastings and luxurious cheese platters.
The sunny afternoon evolved with discussion, walks around the vineyard and special guided tours led by a representative of the Royal Flying Doctor's Service of an actual Flying Doctor's aircraft (complete with a fun flight simulator). We were very privileged to have them with us for the day! $5.00 of each person's payment was donated to them.
By the time the sun set over the vines, satisfied smiles were exchanged between staff and guests with the knowledge that this beautiful event was only the first of many more to come.
The end of a beautiful Ulupna day
Our wines ready for tasting
From left: Joy Helena Ferrari (Viviana's daughter), Vio Buga (Winemaker) and Kathy Bogdan (Owner)
The Royal Flying Doctor's aircraft
Middle from left: Jenny Polack with some happy visitors
Preparing a personalised wine tasting
This Month's International Successes
While the team was holding the fort in Australia, Viviana visited both Germany and Korea this month with much success.
ProWein Dusseldorf, Germany: 13th-15th March
Dubbed one of the world's leading trade fairs for wine professionals, Ulupna was an exhibitor at ProWein where the wine received great feedback regarding taste and presentation. As Ulupna prepares to officially debut in Europe, our participation in ProWein marked a fantastic step forwards.
A day at ProWein
Tasting of the Korea Wine Challenge Winners 2015 Seoul, Korea: 3rd March
As recipients of two Gold medals for our Royal Phoenix 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon and our Royal Phoenix 2010 Shiraz in last year's Korea Wine Challenge. We were super chuffed to find out that our Royal Phoenix 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon received the 7th highest Gold Medal in the awards! Viviana attended the official tasting of the last year's winning wines!
We are honoured to have Ulupna recognised in Korea!
From left: Viviana Ferrari (General Manager) with the Director and Founder of the Korea Wine Challenge
What could be better than a relaxed Sunday afternoon, relishing in the exquisite combination of good cheese and great wine?