The first taste of the 2018 Mengler View vintage flowed into glasses as the Faith Lutheran College Chamber Orchestra played to over 100 guests at the Mengler View Wine Launch on Friday 16th November.
Faith Lutheran College Agriculture Coordinator, Mr Bob Mitchell was proud to launch the 24th vintage of Mengler View Wines along with Agriculture teachers Mr Craig Moore, Ms Marianne Nelson and Agriculture assistant, Mr Jason Stewart. The launch provided opportunity to celebrate the new vintage and thank the growers and sponsors who ensure the wine program’s continued success.
Guest speakers Will John and James Fox spoke about real life learnings from being involved in the Faith winemaking program ten years ago, and where their wine journey has taken them since graduating in 2010.
The current team of Year 10 Assistant Winemakers were acknowledged for their enthusiasm and dedication to the vintage. In particular, Caitlin Stafford was awarded the ‘2018 Kalleske Excellence Award in Wine Studies’ for her exceptional involvement in all aspects of the wine program this year.
The 2018 wine label design depicts the stained glass window that has become a prominent feature of the Faith Campus landscape. Lucille Robinson designed the label during Year 11 Visual Arts – Design and spoke about the significance of her modern interpretation of a traditional design, with colours and contours inspired by rainbow sunsets and the rolling hills of the Barossa.
Alongside the wines, performances from the Faith Lutheran College Jazz Choir and Senior Choir added to the special ambience created on the evening. The restaurant quality menu was specifically developed for the launch by Year 11 Hospitality students, who carefully prepared and presented the meal on the evening to complement the wines.
The new vintage Mengler View Wines include a 2018 Riesling, 2018 Rosé, 2017 Cabernet Shiraz and a 2017 Shiraz.
Linda Parbs, Community Relations.
If you would like to order any of the new vintage wines, please click the link to download the
mengler View Wine Order Form.