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Welcome to the August 2011 edition of "The Trellis Wire", 201's periodical newsletter designed to keep you up-to-date with our latest news and special offers.

In this issue:-

Geoff Schippers & Barbara Smith
201 launches our new Wine Party concept

Whereas most wineries have a cellar door for you to visit, taste and buy wine at, 201 doesn't have that luxury. Instead, we have to rely on word of mouth and in-store tastings at bottle shops to showcase our wines. Now, in what we think is an Australian first, we've launched a new era in wine tasting designed to bring the winery to you.

Whether it's a work function or a private gathering of friends, 201 offers you the opportunity to host a unique wine tasting event in the comfort of your home or office ABSOLUTELY FREE *. One of our experienced staff will take you and your guests through a guided tasting of 201’s entire range of current releases whilst explaining the winemaking processes, varietal characters and most suitable food pairings for each wine. Guests receive special wine party offers and the organiser is entitled to a range of fantastic host bonuses.

And for those interested in catering for the event, 201 also offers a selection of delicious canapés specifically designed to complement each wine course of your wine party.

* Minimum guest numbers apply.

*** Special Newsletter Offer - See details in the August Special Offers section below ***

For further details, contact us or visit the 201 Wine Parties web page.

3 more medals (including the first for our Durif)

Hot on the heels of our most successful show to date, 201 has been awarded another 3 medals over the past month.

First and foremost, our 2010 Durif received it's first award - a Bronze Medal at the 2011 Boutique Wine Awards in Sydney. Considering it was the inaugural harvest from our enigmatic Durif block which has raised it's fair share of challenges in the past, we're proud of the fact that it meets the judges' exacting standards. That medal also gave us the unique distinction of having now received a medal for every vintage of every wine we've ever produced!

And just last week, we were informed that we'd also been awarded another two medals at the 2011 Winewise Small Vigneron Awards in Canberra - a Bronze Medal for our 2010 Semillon and another Bronze Medal for our 2010 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc. For the 2010 SSB it represents it's third accolade, making it our equal most highly-awarded wine along with our 2009 Semillon. It also brings our medal tally to 12 in just our first two vintages!

See all of our awards or Order Now.

2010 Chambourcin officially released

Following on from our recent wine show successes, 201 has officially released our 2010 Chambourcin.

2010 was a considerably better year for red wines in the Hunter Valley and nowhere is this more evident than in our 2010 Chambourcin. Although only medium-bodied, this is no rosé! Our 2010 Chambourcin is an intensely-deep coloured wine with purple hues and aromas of plum, mulberry and blackberry. It has ripe fruit flavours and hints of spice and pepper, subtle vanilla oak and a soft finish.

Given Chambourcin's natural acidity, it is a perfect match for rich tomato-based dishes and therefore pairs fantastically with Italian and Spanish cuisine. It's dark savoury flavours also complement red gamey meats.

*** Special Newsletter Offer - See details in the August Special Offers section below ***

View our entire range of wines or Order Now.

Upcoming 201 events in August & September

A new regular feature in "The Trellis Wire", our Upcoming Events section will let you know when and where you can next sample 201's range of wines.

Event: Maitland Aroma Festival
Date: Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th August 2011
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Sat), 10:00am - 5:00pm (Sun)
Venue: Maitland Heritage Mall, High Street, Maitland

Indulge your senses at this annual event in Maitland city centre. Featuring an array of coffee, chocolate, wine and fine foods accompanied by barista competitions, masterclasses, guided historical tours and live music. Held between 9:00am - 5:00pm Saturday and 10:00am - 5:00pm Sunday, entry is free.

Event: In-Store Tasting - Peakhurst Inn
Date: Friday 19th August 2011
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Venue: 705 Forest Road, Peakhurst

Drop in to the Peakhurst Inn and sample our 2010 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc and 2010 Durif. Special offers are also available on the night.

Event: EQ Spring Food & Wine Festival
Date: Saturday 24th - Sunday 25th September 2011
Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: Entertainment Quarter (Fox Studios), Moore Park

Feast your senses at the fifth annual Spring Food & Wine Festival at the EQ Showring. Indulge in gourmet fare and fabulous wines while being entertained by the smooth sounds of jazz, funk and soul. Entry is free with tasting glasses and tokens are available for purchase at the event. Everyone that attends the Spring Food & Wine Festival also has the chance to win a fantastic giveaway prize.

See all of 201's Upcoming Events

August Special Offers

*** Special Newsletter Offer No 1 ***

Be one of the first 10 people to book a 201 Wine Party during the month of August and receive 12 free bottles of 201 wines in addition to the standard host bonuses! Contact us for further details. Offer expires 31st August 2011.

*** Special Newsletter Offer No 2 ***

To celebrate the release of our 2010 Chambourcin, buy any case of our award-winning wines and receive a free case of our 2009 Chambourcin! Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Delivery costs apply. Enter promotional code 7456 on our order form to take advantage of this special offer now. Offer expires 31st August 2011.