MEDIA RELEASE 12 March 2010
Kamberra Wine Company wines hit Local Liquor stores
A wide selection of local Kamberra Wine Company's Meeting Place wines 2009
vintage are now available in Canberra and Queanbeyan Local Liquor outlets.
Traditionally available at cellar door only, Meeting Place wine varieties now
available at Local Liquor outlets include a Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,
Chardonnay, Riesling, Viognier, Sparkling Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet
The inspiration behind the wine label name comes from the translation of the
Aboriginal word Kamberra meaning 'meeting place'. Kamberra Wine Company
Assistant General Manager, Will Penny, said this name was chosen as it reflects
the essence of what Meeting Place wines are all about.
"Meeting Place wines are all about providing a point of meeting for the local
grower, winemaker and wine drinker. A glass of Meeting Place wine connects all
three," said Will.
Will expects the Meeting Place wines to be popular among the local community as
the flavours are fresh and lively.
"The white varieties are lively with bright, zesty fruit flavours. The Sauvignon
Blanc Semillon shows flavours of passionfruit and green melons, the Chardonnay
offers fresh aromas of white peach and grapefruit and the Sparkling Chardonnay
has intense white peach and citrus characters. These wines are perfect
accompaniments to a meal of grilled chicken or fish," he explained.
"The Riesling boasts intense citrus, floral and exotic lychee flavours. The
Viognier is an exciting wine with a combination of apricot, lychee and spice
flavours. Both are great to drink with Asian dishes," he said.
Kamberra Wine Company is also renowned for its variety of Meeting Place reds.
The company's wine maker was awarded the 2009 Jimmy Watson Trophy for young red
"The Shiraz has intense perfume and bright red fruits. The Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot is a gutsy, earthy wine with intense dark fruit and a soft elegant
structure. I would recommend both these wines to accompany a meal of beef or
duck," said Will.
The Kamberra Wine Company business includes a winery, function centre and
Kamberra Wine Company's function centre provides a scenic winery setting for all
types of functions including weddings, conferences and parties. The venue is
complete with open fireplace, built-in dance floor, full-length glass windows
and covered verandas opening onto vineyards, gardens and a reflection pond.
Kamberra Wine Company's function centre is located at the Kamberra Wine Complex
in North Lyneham, only ten minutes from the Canberra city centre. It offers
three modern rooms with full conference facilities and ample free parking
Kamberra Wine Company is currently giving away a 2011 wedding valued at $10,000.
To enter the draw, couples must book a 2011 wedding at Kamberra Wine Company and
pay deposit before 30 May 2010.
For more information on Kamberra Wine Company, visit
www.kamberra.com.au or call (02) 6262
Released for Kamberra Wine Company by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations (www.drpr.com.au)
For further information please call Kim Larochelle or Gemma Crowley on (02) 9413