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Howard Park Vertical Evaluation August 2014 - A Unique Opportunity



From our foundation in Denmark in 1986, to our evolution into Western Australia’s largest boutique winery and a proud member of Australia’s First Families of Wine, Howard Park has managed to create an ongoing tradition of varietal wines which take their place among the best examples to be found in Australia.
It excites us now to look back on our collection of vintages, which showcase our premium vineyard sites, and the skill and craft of our winemakers throughout the years.

The only way to really understand & confirm our wines’ quality and longevity is to taste them. With that in mind, last year we conducted a comprehensive tasting of our flagship Cabernet Sauvignon, now known as Abercrombie, from which our Senior Winemaker Janice McDonald compiled this vertical evaluation from 1986-2011. The result was to see some of the earliest vintages still drinking very well at over 25 years of age – an exciting prospect for the wine’s future.


We want to be able to share these privileged insights and will be extending an invitation to one valued Wine Club Member and their guest to join Senior Winemaker Janice McDonald, and the Burch family for an exclusive tasting of every back-vintage of one of Howard Park's flagship wines. The lucky winner of the inaugural competition is invited to enjoy a behind-the-scenes experience in the newly commissioned Wine Chapel. Currently under construction at our Margaret River Leston vineyard, this will be one of the first events held in this purpose-built tasting room, on the 9th of August 2014.

The Burches and the winemakers will evaluate the entire history of one wine, spanning several decades. For the 2014 tasting, the wine will be the Howard Park Riesling. One lucky Wine Club Member and their guest will win flights, accommodation and lunch at the winery on the tasting day.

To be eligible, you must complete an online or phone order for Howard Park wine to the minimum value of $500 between now and 30 June 2014.


Over the next few months Wine Club members will receive exclusive magnum and large-format bottle allocations, and pre-release and new vintage offers on several of our Icon Wines, while still receiving their customary exclusive pricing on our entire range, so now is a great time to refill your cellar with a qualifying $500 purchase and make yourself eligible to join us on this special day.

Full Terms & Conditions Available Here.

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