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Vinoteca Fundraiser - Virtual Wine Tasting

Q&A with Vinoteca on how they fared Lockdown

Team Vinoteca visiting the depot in Acton.

If you like good wine, having a laugh and raising money for charity - this is right up your street.

Thursday 13 August, 6:30pm, approximately 45 minutes.

Brett & Charlie are back, hosting the next in their monthly series of energetic online wine workouts! This is a very special tasting with all proceeds going to an incredible charity, City Harvest, who puts surplus food to good use in a sustainable way. All you need is the Tasting Pack below, two wine glasses, Zoom and the comfort of your own home.

Tasting Pack includes 2 bottles & a snack:

Clare Valley Shiraz 2018 — Rodney & The Horse, Clare Valley, Australia [V]
A majestically balanced, full-bodied spicy red-fruited Shiraz with impressively pure flavours and natural freshness.

Clare Valley Riesling 2019 — Rodney & The Horse, Clare Valley, Australia
Single vineyard, wild yeast fermented Riesling aged on lees for 3 months. Fennel, lime & orange blossom.

Q&A with Team Vinoteca

How did Vinoteca handle lockdown, physically, mentally, and spiritually?

It was tough. One of the hardest things was going from thinking the worst that could happen would be we’d lose about half of our customers for a few weeks to realising that we, along with all other bars, restaurants and cafés would have to close for a few months. Once in lockdown we put people first and it really helped. No one could doubt the severity of the situation, but by keeping in close contact with our staff and customers we found that it was much easier to go through the unique experience together. Stronger together I think the saying goes, and it is so true.

 

What did you learn about your customers?

That they are resourceful, hardy and optimistic, even in extreme circumstances. And that they are loyal, which is humbling.

 

What is on the horizon for Vinoteca?

We will emerge even better and stronger, making sure that we continue to offer the most exciting wines and seasonal food in the most friendly, welcoming and safe environment.

*Zoom link will be emailed closer to the date. Buy the Tasting Pack by Monday 10 August to ensure plenty of time for delivery.

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