Reward for wine lovers
LOCAL business Wine Divas - Boutique Wine Agents has been recognised for bringing the best drops from boutique wineries in the south to the tropical Far North.
Port Douglas-based Wine Divas participated in the Cairns Show Wine Awards last week - receiving some amazing feedback and results.
From their 39 wines submitted, a staggering 17 received medals including the gold trophy for Best Medium Bodied Red Wine with the Luca Vineyards Vinrock Scarce Earth Shiraz 2010.
Having relocated from the Barossa Valley to Port Douglas, Matt and Deb Poole launched their wedding planner business and noticed a shortage of fine wines.
Representing 11 South Australian boutique wineries from Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale, their wine list consists of over 40 wines.
“Whenever Deb mentioned that she was originally from the Barossa, clients would become excited and ask for us to source some fine wines for their weddings,” Matt said.
“We noticed a gap in the market here and as we were shipping wine up for ourselves, we decided to branch out and create our own wine agent business to cater for weddings and local restaurants.”
Wine Divas were the sole supplier of wines for the Carnivale Club 2012 launch that attracted approximately 450 people and is working alongside local restaurants, cafes and resorts to introduce some magnificent drops to the community.
Port Douglas will also be in for a treat when Wine Divas hosts a “Cairns Show Wine Awards Medal Winning” tasting event in the coming weeks.
Matt and Deb Poole with the winning Shiraz