Welcome to our pre-Christmas newsletter

Activities on the vineyard are frenetic at the moment with rampant spring and early summer growth demanding continual attention opening up the canopy and supporting the ever extending shoots.

Jill and I have just returned from a fabulous trip to Japan walking the Nakasendo Way between Kyoto and Tokyo, which is one of the old shogun routes of the Edo period. It provided for a wonderful introduction to the old traditions and ways of Japan, the stunning mountainous terrain and their very efficient rail system standing in stark contrast to the vibrant, flashy and fast-moving life of Tokyo. 

We had the good fortune at the end of the trip to introduce our Whistling Buoy wines (suitably matched with food) to a very select and influential group of Japanese wine importers, writers and connoisseurs.
The verdict: “equal with the very best of Burgundy”. High praise indeed.
Since then we have hosted one of the importers who was at the Japanese tasting at our Kokolo vineyard, with a view to him introducing our wines to the Japanese market. An exciting outcome to an amazing trip. 
Sculpture on the Peninsula

We also have much pleasure to announce that our wines will be served at the upcoming “Sculpture on the Peninsula” event on the weekend of November 11 and 12. This event is not only notable for the stunning location (adjacent to the Kokolo vineyard!), the quality of the sculptures, but more importantly the charity it supports – Cholmondeley home. Don't miss it!

Francie's Pizzeria
Other exciting news is the presence of our wines in the hottest and newest little pizzeria in Coolangatta: Francie's pizzeria - Cooly's new kid on the block. So if you are ever going over that way, make sure you pay them a visit and say hello to Tony and Claudia.
Gift food hampers
Christmas is almost upon us. Ballantynes has Whistling Buoy Pinot Noir featuring in their gift basket and Whistling Buoy rosé in their rosé gift pack. Click here to see their gift food hampers this Christmas.
Christmas discount

In the spirit of Christmas we want to offer to all our friends and followers the exceptional offer of a 20 per cent discount on the purchase of any mixed case…including free delivery! This can be made up of any combination of wines on our website. So don’t snooze.

This offer is valid until 31 January 2018. 

Finally, we would like to take the opportunity to wish you all an enjoyable and safe Christmas, albeit complemented with a generous serving of Whistling Buoy!
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