06/03/2020 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Booze Brothers Mile End
30 Henley Beach Road, Mile End SA 5031
George’s Folly Wine Tasting
Join us at Mile End Booze Brothers bottle shop this week to try wines from the George’s Folly Wine range.
4-7pm Friday 6th March 2020.
About George’s Folly Wines
Having enjoyed the hospitality, great food and wines of the Fleurieu Region for many years, George and his Partner (let’s call her Ms J) decided to investigate the possibility of a “lifestyle property” where their children could grow up enjoying and emulating their outdoorsy, fun, country childhoods. Ms J’s idea was a beach retreat at Port Willunga where she could sit on the veranda with the latest issue of SA Life, kids happily playing on the beach and beach walks with Tex (our dog). Unbeknownst to her, George’s idea was a property on the banks of the Murray River where he could enjoy skiing – a sport he loved as a teen.
One fateful day in December 2015, George came home and made the announcement that he had purchased said lifestyle property, but it came with a catch – an 88 acre vineyard fronting the Finniss River at Currency Creek!! Family laughed “yep, and Pigs Might Fly too”, “What a Pie in the Sky idea”, you are “Off with the Fairies” were some of the sayings bandied around that evening. Family did eventually adapt and now affectionately call said vineyard “George’s Folly”.
Initially planted for bulk grape supply to large wineries (which is still the mainstay of the property), George decided to graft the Riesling grapes over some varietals which could be made into the wines he enjoys today, and we now have a little patch which includes Roussanne, Nero d’Avola, Montepulciano and Sauvignon Gris, and we are toying with the idea of several other Italian varietals in the next few years. And so our foray into the wine industry was born!
And, whilst we affectionately call the vineyard “George’s Folly”, we take it all pretty seriously as we like to drink and enjoy what we produce! As for the relaxing and skiing …. certainly not as much as we’d like!
2018 ‘Off with the Fairies’ Roussanne
With this grape originating from the Northern Rhone region of France, our Roussanne is quite characteristic of this varietal. Soft and “oily” with lovely weight and texture, it is quite florally and fruity aromatically, but nutty, cinnamon and peach on the palate.
A wonderful “food” wine, this pairs amazingly well with fish, chicken, spicy cuisine, such as Thai or Vietnamese, or a cheese or Ploughman’s platter. It holds its own!
We recommend either enjoying this wine within the next 3-4 years, or cellar it to further develop its complexity and depth.
George’s Folly Monte Nero
The purists wouldn’t blend these two, but we think it works! A deliciously bold, rustic, spicy red.
On the palate, you’ll detect cherry, blackberry, plums with the slightest back palate taste of tobacco and nutmeg. On the nose, it’s delicious blueberries. Wonderful chilled for summer BBQs or at room temperature in front of a fire with pasta, veal, pork belly or a robust cheese platter.
This wine is versatile and delicious.
Bottle Shop Opening Hours
- Mon-Thu 10am – 10pm
- Fri-Sat 10am – 11pm
- Sun 10am – 9pm
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