About thirty members and guests are already booked for our Al Fresco gathering and BBQ style meal at The Falcon in Rotherwick. But there is room for a few more if you’d like to join us.
Thirty members and guests gathered at Greyfriars vineyard for our first event in 16 months! It was a beautiful evening for our guided walk, led enthusiastically by Aaron Gilling, who informed us with his knowledge and entertained us with his humour. We tasted several of their wines, including their highly regarded sparkling wines, as well as some still wines. I think several of our members are now fans of Greyfriars wines!
Our visit to Greyfriars is now full. But we are holding a waitlist in case places become available.
It’s our first Society event in a long time. So do join us on our evening visit to Greyfriars Winery on Wednesday 14th July.
About 40 members and guests enjoyed our Zoom based Quiz Night in March. It was great to see so many familiar faces on screen and it’s clear that we can’t wait to be able to get back to tasting wine again. So by popular demand, we’ll be running another Quiz Night in May. This time I promise not to include any questions on the history of the Whitewater Valley Wine Society!
We held our AGM on 11th February with over 30 members present. It was great to see so many familiar faces once again and it’s clear that we can’t wait to get to tasting wines together again.
The following Officers and Committee were elected:
Keith Cooper as Chair
Barbara Jones as Secretary
Richard Ford as Treasurer
Nesta Downey, Clive Gibbons and Andy Shadbolt as Committee Members.
We thanked Ian Johnson, who is stepping down from the Committee after 6 years as Treasurer.
The minutes of the AGM will be posted on the Members Page once they have been approved by the Committee.
Our AGM will be held by Zoom on Wednesday 10th February 2021. The meeting will start at 8.00pm and is expected to last about 30 to 40 minutes.
The AGM papers and Zoom joining instructions will be e-mailed to all members about 2 weeks before the meeting date. If you wish to be nominated for a Committee post, then please follow the instructions on page 7 of the AGM papers.
We’re very sorry that we’ve had to cancel our tastings until at least the end of 2020. We really miss seeing you all of you, not being able to meet at The Raven has left a big gap in our lives! But, rest assured, your Committee is keeping things moving in the background and we’ll let you all know just as soon as we can start meeting again. In the meantime, take care and enjoy your favourite wines at home.
This month we welcomed Stuart Porter from Corney & Barrow. Our tasting took us ‘down under’ to focus on the wines of three specific estates. From Australia, we tasted the wines of The Lane winery in Adelaide Hills. From New Zealand, it was the wines of Elephant Hill in Hawkes Bay and Eradus in the Awatare Valley, near Marlborough. We really enjoyed hearing from Stuart and tasting the wines.
As is usual for our February tasting, it was a chance for a few of our members to present their favourite wine gems. We thank Alastair, Jim and Keith, who took centre stage, presenting a selection of wines from Australia, England, France, Italy, Portugal and South Africa. The wines were all well received by our members and there was a good buzz in the room.