What a luxury being surrounded by the best wines in the world! Living in South Australia almost comes with the obligation to know our local wines and wineries and enjoy as much is physically possible.
Early November 2010 a group of interested local Dutchies headed off to the Barossa to visit Richmond Grove and Haan Wines. Philip Giesbertz was so kind to organise a special tour around the Richmond Grove processing plant and cellars. Being a large winery, it was quite amazing to experience the size and volume. The tour was concluded by an impressive tasting exercise and run to the order forms.
After a short lunch in Tanunda town, the group visited Haan Wines. Owner Hans Haan is sponsor of DutchSA and runs a unique winery in the Barossa, collecting many prizes and awards for his fine wines for years already. Haan Wines was also awarded Australian Winery of the Year, a tribute by the industry to be proud of. Thanks to Hans' generosity the group was able to taste no less than nine of his wines, each accompanied with a story. Some of Hans' wines like the Wilhelmus (!) have been given an excellent rating by James Halliday of 94 points, a brilliant achievement.
We organise Business and Social events to connect Dutchies and South Australia