Tuesday, October 13, 2009

In vino Veritas 2009

The Veritas Awards gala-evening aka Wine Industry Oscars was held on Saturday at the CTICC, with the crème-de-la-crème of the wine industry attending.

The winery received 7 gold awards for various wines but as they carried on awarding the double gold awards with no mention of our name, I started to get fidgety. It either meant we have 7 gold’s, and nothing else, or they were saving the best for last.

Fortunately, as it turned out, the latter was the case. Accompanied by a drum roll, the MC announced that a winery has managed to achieve an amount of awards that has never been achieved before, and even before he managed to complete his sentence or the photo of the winery came on the screen, our table was blinded by spotlights, and we were ecstatically happy-dancing and high-fiving each other.

In addition to the 7 golds, we were awarded with 5 double golds, which is 10% of the total double golds achieved. An even better indication of the success of the winery would be that 4 of our 11 top wines awarded was bottlings that we produce especially for Woolworths, indicating that wine from every range and standard is top quality.

Well done team!

I wore these pretty ladies to the event: they stomped the grapes, so I thought they should be involved with celebrating!

No comments: