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CSU Winery introduces news wines for 2018


Monday, 9 Apr 2018

> CSU introduces three new wines in 2018 to its boutique range and have been well received by critics.

> Third Vintage for new look winery – new additions of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Prosecco.

> Media Winner - 2017 Australian and New Zealand Boutique Wine Show - high praise for its boutique range of Chardonnay, Shiraz, Nebbiolo, Tempranillo and Tempranillo Rose,

> Halliday Wine Companion 2018 - 2016 Tumbarumba Chardonnay (95 points), 2016 Canberra District Shiraz scoring (93 points) and 2016 Orange Chardonnay (91 Points).

> Winery draws on expertise and research from CSU’s School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences.

> CSU Cellar Door open for sales - Mambarra Drive, at CSU in Wagga Wagga.

Care and craftsmanship characterise wine making at the Charles Sturt University (CSU) Winery.

As grapes from the 2018 harvest arrive at the boutique winery at CSU in Wagga Wagga, wine maker Mr Campbell Meeks is impressed with the quality of the fruit and excited about the prospect of making more great wine.

“Vintage is always a busy time and it’s wonderful to be working with a dedicated group of growers who are producing quality fruit,” Mr Meeks said.

This is the third vintage for the new-look winery, focusing on producing wines showcasing grapes sourced in premium growing regions.

The winery has won high praise for its boutique range of Chardonnay, Shiraz, Nebbiolo, Tempranillo and Tempranillo Rose, with every wine picking up a medal at the 2017 Australian and New Zealand Boutique Wine Show. Read more here.

The range has also been well received by wine critics, with the 2016 Tumbarumba Chardonnay and 2016 Canberra District Shiraz scoring 95 and 93 points respectively in the Halliday Wine Companion 2018.The 2016 Orange Chardonnay also scored 91 points in the Halliday Wine Companion

The Winery is pleased to be adding wines, including Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Prosecco.

‚Äč“We’re excited to be making Pinot Noir this year,” Mr Meeks said. “We are sourcing the fruit from Geelong in Victoria and coming from a cool climate, the generous and complex flavours make it perfectly suited to the style of wine we aim to make.

“A Pinot Gris from the NSW Hilltops region will be added to the boutique range, while a Prosecco will also be made for our Alumni range,” Mr Meeks said.

The Winery draws on expertise and research from CSU’s School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences and is at the forefront of viticulture practices and wine making techniques.

The Boutique wines are made from grapes sourced from premium growing regions and are complex but still retain the fruit characteristics typical of the respective regional styles.

The Alumni wines are made by wine makers who are CSU alumni or current students.

The wines are sold online and are available through the Cellar Door, Mambarra Drive, at CSU in Wagga Wagga.

Media contact: Fiona Halloran , (02) 6933 2207

Media Note:

Wine maker Mr Campbell Meeks is available for interview. Contact CSU Media.

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