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Welcome to the September 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
EQ Spring Food & Wine Festival this weekend

Just a quick reminder that if you're in Sydney this weekend and have nothing planned, 201 has a stall at the EQ Spring Food & Wine Festival at Fox Studios. For further details, refer to our Upcoming 201 Events section below.

201's first Silver Medal for our 2010 Chambourcin

Barely a month after it's official release, our 2010 Chambourcin has just been awarded a silver medal at the 2011 Hunter Valley Boutique Winemaker Show. It's our very first silver medal, and marks the wine's third medal along with bronze at the recent Cairns Show Wine Awards and the NSW Small Winemakers Wine Show.

Furthermore, our 2010 Durif has picked up four medals in the last 2 months - bringing our total medal tally to 18 since we launched in 2009!

All thanks must go to our Viticulturalist Graham Doran and our winemaker Scott Stephens for making us novices look like world beaters. Nonetheless there's plenty of upside and here's to hoping for a gold medal some time in the not-too-distant future.

*** Special Newsletter Offer - See details in the September Special Offer section below ***

See all of our awards or Order Now.

Introducing the 201 Club

201 is pleased to announce the recent launch of our 201 Club, a program designed to reward our loyal drinkers by offering a range of benefits including discounts on wine, freight, wine party catering and accommodation (due to be completed in 2012).

Membership of the 201 Club is free, and the only condition is that you agree to purchase our Winemakers Selection of 6 bottles of wine at a cost of $100 (including delivery) every 6 months for a minimum of 12 months.

* 201 Club membership discounts are not available in conjunction with any other offers.

Read about the 201 Club benefits or Join Now.

Credit card payments now accepted

After much delay we can finally announce that 201 now accepts credit card payments in person, over the phone and using our online Order Form.

We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express credit cards. A 1.5% surcharges applies to Visa & Mastercard transactions, and a 3% surcharge applies to American Express purchases - unless of course you are a 201 Club member, in which case we'll waive the usual surcharge on Visa & Mastercard purchases only.
Upcoming 201 events in September & October

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.

Event: Hawkesbury Wine Food & Music Festival
Date: Sunday 9th October 2011
Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: Hawkesbury Race Club, Racecourse Road, Clarendon Park

All the fun of a wine festival at the races! A great range of wine producers, food stalls and live music set at one of NSW's premier provincial racetracks. Entry is $10 and there is plentry of free parking.

Event: Frocktober
Date: Sunday 23rd October 2011
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: Kenrick Street, The Junction, Newcastle

Frocktober is a fusion of fashion, food and wine showcasing the finest of The Junction, Newcastle and the Hunter Region. A central stage features designer fashions on show surrounded by an assortment of stalls including a licenced area where you can sample a range of wines. Entry is free and wines are available by the glass or the bottle.

See all of 201's Upcoming Events

September Special Offer

To celebrate our very first silver medal, buy a case of our 2010 Chambourcin and receive a case of 2009 Chambourcin absolutely free! Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Delivery costs apply. Enter Promotional Code 2613 on our order form to take advantage of this special offer now.

Offer expires 15th October 2011.