Australian Wine Maker Of The Year – Visits Aulon in Shekou
Aulon wines are showing once more that they are only dealing in the finest Australian wines by striking up a strategic partnership with Australia’s 2010 wine maker of the year ‘Nick Haselgrove’. Nick visited Aulon earlier this month and brought with him a host of his favorite wines including Mclaren vale ‘Top of the Hill’, Black Billy and wines from his award winning ‘Old Faithful Winery’. Nick produces most of his wine in the Adelaide region where the quality of vineyards is extremely high.
Nick was a pleasure to meet and gave away some of his secrets to producing and drinking fine wines. The hard part was getting the local guests to sip their drinks instead of ganbei-ing them!
Aulon served up a feast of western food to accompany the wines and a lot of fun was had by all the guests. I certainly recommend heading over to Aulon and trying out the Black Billy chardonnay or the Granache.
A bit about Nick –
Haselgrove Premium Wines was established in 1981 in the heart of the historic McLaren Vale wine region, 45 kilometres south of the city of Adelaide. The name Haselgrove has been intrinsically linked to fine winemaking in Australia for several decades. Chief Winemaker, Nick Haselgrove, is the grandson of Ron Haselgrove, who produced the great Mildara wines of the late 1950′s and 1960′s and great-nephew of Colin Haselgrove, a winemaking legend at Chateau Reynella. Grapes for Haselgrove’s wines are mainly from McLaren Vale, where the companies own vineyards are predominantly planted with old Shiraz vines. Haselgrove also sources grapes from other company-owned vineyards in Wrattonbully in the south east of South Australia, and from contracted local growers.
Marcus Maher owner of Aulon said the event had gone fantastically well and he looked forward to a long partnership with Nick. Nick had a great time in Shenzhen and will be back for several more visits in the coming year.