In the latest Halliday Companion, James Halliday nominates Greenway Wines as a 4.5 Star vineyard, singling out our 'the architect' Shiraz, our 'grace" Gewurz Traminer and 'red shed' Rose. This is exciting news for us given this is our first real entry into the world of Halliday...
It's a GOLD for GREENWAY the architect Shiraz!
The 2014 vintage was outrageously fantastic for Hunter Valley reds and this wine is living proof that the Broke-Fordwich region shared in that year's wealth of wonders, The first two things that grab you about this wine are its classiness and depth - larger than the average, but also elegant. It has fine tannins, direct down the middle, uncompromising acid and hanging from that framework is voluminous flavour, structure and body. We think your wine cellar needs a few -so if you have the capacity to cellar your wines - do it now!
SAVE THE DATE! Organise your family and friends, Book your accommodation and Transport for an Italian inspired weekend!
We are excited to announce that GREENWAY will be one of the 10 cellar doors participating in this years Little bit of Italy in Broke! It will be a weekend program of Italian food, wine, festivities and fun hosted throughout the cellar doors of Broke Fordwich.
Our bees have been extremely busy taking advantage of the abundant show of spring flowers. We robbed the hives of their honey from the vineyard apiary over the recent school holidays educating the children, and demonstrating how this process can be ‘child's play’.
A recent cellar door visitor made reference to 'buying on Apples and selling on Cheese' which is an old adage among wine merchants. Put simply the malic acid in an apple seeks out any acidity or tannin in a wine, while the lactic - or milky - acid in cheese tends to soften and round off a wine...
Serve at least three and as many as five cheeses. This allows you to offer an interesting variety without being too extravagant.
Select cheeses that combine styles, textures and colours. I like to offer different looks, tastes and feels and if I am serving more than three cheeses, I like to add one or two with different flavour and colour. Occasionally I'll have a themed tray, such as all blues or all local ones.
When I have guests coming, I realise some are great cheese lovers and some are "beginners." I try to offer a variety of flavours, with enough mild ones available so everyone can be accommodated.
When the world seems bright, it's said to be viewed through rose-colored glasses. When people are cheerful, they tend to give off a rosy glow. And when the word is used for wine, it conveys pure palate pleasure. In fact, that's all most rosé drinkers really want. They're not looking for complexity and nuance, but sheer deliciousness.
Grape Picking: Last vintage friends happened to be in the Hunter – and joined us for our Fiano harvest! They had so much fun they want to come back next year!
And so… I extend the invitation to our members and friends who are keen for a more ‘hands on’ vineyard adventure to join us this coming Vintage to pick grapes and celebrate!