CSU boutique wine celebrates University connections

Wednesday 22 Mar 2017

Charles Sturt University's (CSU) new boutique wine to be launched on Wednesday 22 March is a toast to the expertise of Alumni and students.

CSU Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Vann will pour the first glass at a wine-tasting afternoon tea for more than 50 invited guests.

"Charles Sturt University is proud of its leading research and 40 year history in training grape growers and winemakers," Professor Vann said.

"In producing this boutique wine we're highlighting that expertise, working with growers and winemakers who are Alumni and sourcing fruit from growers who have close connections with University."

The 2016 boutique vintage of 550 cases includes Chardonnay, Shiraz, Rose, Tempranillo, and Nebbiolo wines.

Fruit has been sourced from premium NSW growing regions including, Orange, Tumbarumba, Hilltops and Canberra.

"This carefully crafted boutique wine makes the most of the unique characteristics of grapes and the regions they were grown in," Professor Vann said.

"In the same way Charles Sturt University aims to help our students make the most of their unique skills, experience and background to achieve their goals and make a difference to our community."

The striking labels for the new brand feature artwork by award winning artist and CSU graduate Dr Tony Curran.

The artwork reflects the vitality of university life defined by colour, density and complexity. Read more about Dr Tony Curran in CSU News here.

CSU's new boutique brand is available online and at the Cellar Door in Wagga Wagga with a focus on Alumni, staff, students and the wine club. It will also feature at University hosted events.

CSU wine sales coordinator Ms Narelle Ingold said, "We are really excited to share this wine with the public to showcase what can be achieved in small-batch, boutique production.

"The Cellar Door at CSU in Wagga Wagga is a wonderful place to bring visitors to the region and we also sell wine by the glass and cheese platters."

The Cellar Door at CSU in Wagga Wagga is open Monday to Friday between 11am and 5pm and between 11am and 4pm on weekends.


Media contact: Emily Malone and Fiona Halloran , (02) 6933 2207

Media Note:

There will be an opportunity to interview the CSU Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Vann at 11am Wednesday 22 March at the University's Winery near car park 55 in Mambarra Drive at CSU in Wagga Wagga. Contact CSU Media.

The CSU Boutique Wine will then be launched from 3pm on Wednesday 22 March at the Cellar Door, Mambarra Drive, at CSU in Wagga Wagga.