What is acyclovir, Acyclovir dosage for cold sores >> facebook http://providence-vineyards.com.au Tasmania's oldest established vineyard. We love wine as much as you do Fri, 02 Nov 2018 00:05:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.3 Visitors to Providence http://providence-vineyards.com.au/visitors-to-providence/ Mon, 14 Mar 2016 21:39:45 +0000 http://providence-vineyards.com.au/?p=1403 Whilst I was busy in the business of promoting and selling my wines, I was somewhat distracted by the two magnificent cars that arrived in formation.  The closest is a 2013 Clubman and the one behind is a 2003 model. … Continue reading

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Whilst I was busy in the business of promoting and selling my wines, I was somewhat distracted by the two magnificent cars that arrived in formation.  The closest is a 2013 Clubman and the one behind is a 2003 model.  Looked that same but the power plant in the later one is a Mustang and in the 2003 a Landrover Defender engine.  Magnificent and in concours d’elegance condition.

Clubmans at Providence

Clubmans at Providence

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WOW!! – 2002 vintage Cool Climate Pinot Noir http://providence-vineyards.com.au/wow-2002-vintage-cool-climate-pinot-noir/ Mon, 16 Mar 2015 06:42:24 +0000 http://providence-vineyards.com.au/?p=881 Couldn’t think of a better word!  Last week I entertained one of my colleagues with whom I trekked Shaggy Ridge and associated battlefields in the Finesterre Ranges of Papua New Guinea in 2010.  The main course was a favourite of … Continue reading

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Couldn’t think of a better word!  Last week I entertained one of my colleagues with whom I trekked Shaggy Ridge and associated battlefields in the Finesterre Ranges of Papua New Guinea in 2010.  The main course was a favourite of mine: Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon marinated and then poached in our own Verjuice.  To go with that I opened a magnum of 2002 Providence “Miguet” Reserve Pinot Noir, vintage 2002.  Yes, that’s right and not only is that wine still available it was nothing short of magnificent.  For a long time I have been stating that we are drinking our Tasmanian cool climate Pinot Noir wines too young.  If the wine (as made) has firm acid and good flavour then, providing the closure holds out disciplined buyers will be well rewarded. The wine and light oak treatment was fully integrated and reminded me of velvet with a touch of violets and some meaty character.  The acid balance was perfect and the palate long in length.  No, there’s not heaps of this wine left but it’s still on the online list.  We only bottled this vintage in Magnums and, for a number of years it enjoyed being mentioned in James Halliday’s best of the best.  I can only assume that James thinks it’s all gone!  Providence tends to hang on to both the Chardonnays and the Pinots before releasing them.  We also have a number of Gold Medal Pinots from other great Tasmanian producers in the 2008 and 2009 years.  Currently, we are selling the 2009 “Miguet” Pinot Noir and will be releasing the 2012 “Miguet” Chardonnay in the next couple of weeks (as soon as we get the labels!).

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What Year????? http://providence-vineyards.com.au/what-year/ Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:34:01 +0000 http://providence-vineyards.com.au/?p=872 Whispering into my ear the other day was Gary the Goat, vineyard resident for over 11 years (pictured).  It’s his year – the Year of the Goat.  Now for those who have been mislead, particularly in Indian restaurants, it is … Continue reading

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Whispering into my ear the other day was Gary the Goat, vineyard resident for over 11 years (pictured).  It’s his year – the Year of the Goat.  Now for those who have been mislead, particularly in Indian restaurants, it is not the Year of the Ram or Sheep – an error brought about by a mispronunciation some time back in antiquity.  Now, if you want to argue this point you can make an appointment with Gary and he will sort you out.  Just ask my Melbourne agent, Steven Naughton, who was taught to fly by Gary!

Gary the Goat discussing history with his master

Are you listening to me?

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The Duck Sticks are up! http://providence-vineyards.com.au/the-duck-sticks-are-up/ Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:23:28 +0000 http://providence-vineyards.com.au/?p=866 Duck Sticks?  Well, if you haven’t been to a duck crawl in Melbourne, Sydney or Hong Kong you wouldn’t know.  Two wags, Roy Moorfield and Ron Leslie, started duck crawls in Melbourne some 22 years ago, and what a great … Continue reading

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Duck Sticks?  Well, if you haven’t been to a duck crawl in Melbourne, Sydney or Hong Kong you wouldn’t know.  Two wags, Roy Moorfield and Ron Leslie, started duck crawls in Melbourne some 22 years ago, and what a great way to enjoy a broad variety of duck dishes and Pinot Noir wines.  The “crawl” usually involves three restaurants, all visited in the same lunch hour and, at each restaurant, up to three duck dishes are served, accompanied by three Pinot Noir wines usually from Oz and NZ.  Crawls are also an opportunity to meet the winemakers, who tag along to inform and amuse the guests.  orchestrating the event are Ron and Roy, both carrying the coveted duck sticks and when they are “up” that means the talking is with them and not you!  Providence has been invited to crawls for the past five years.  They are a good marketing exercise but mainly, they are a lot of fun.  At the end of each crawl, Roy and Ron don their “Australian Rosé Alliance” hats and we adjourned to a wine bar for that sole purpose – to enjoy Rosé, made completely dry in the traditional European style.  Providence Rosé is often the wine served.

Roy Morfield commanding silence

 

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The Old Goats of Providence http://providence-vineyards.com.au/the-old-goats-of-providence/ http://providence-vineyards.com.au/the-old-goats-of-providence/#respond Tue, 30 Dec 2014 07:21:51 +0000 http://providence-vineyards.com.au/?p=792 Gary:  “Boss, I have had a look through the website.  Mate, you haven’t said very much about our premium Tasmanian wines!  You have rattled on about the viticulture and all the good work I do but nothing that sells!” Boss: … Continue reading

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Gary:  “Boss, I have had a look through the website.  Mate, you haven’t said very much about our premium Tasmanian wines!  You have rattled on about the viticulture and all the good work I do but nothing that sells!”

Boss: “You know you’re right Gazza.  We have made some real classics and also we would have the oldest Tasmanian Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays.”

Gary: “But what about the other gold medal wines from other Tasmanian winemakers you have in the cellar.  I doubt that the makers of those wines would have any left?”

Boss: “You’re right Gary.  Let me tell you that this is a work in progress.  We have some great people in Sydney, “WME” working on the website as we speak!”

Gary: “About bloody time!”

Boss: “Allright.  Do you want your liquorice now?”

Gary: “Thank you!”

Discussing the technicalities of wine marketing with Gary (Photo by Katya)

 

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