White Ribbon
hunter valley semillon

Hunter Valley Semillon is perfect for when you want "THE OTHER WHITE WINE"...

It has been called Australia's unique wine gift to the world
It is a crisp and refreshing wine perfect with seafood, white meats and salads
It is from Australia's oldest wine region
It is pronounced " sem-ee-on"
What else do you need to know?
Nothing! ... Just Drink it!

The White Ribbon Semillon is made by the Five Families of Penmara and we are proud to add this exciting new brand to our stable of wines.

Birds are the common enemy of all Vignerons and there are literally hundreds of methods used to protect the precious grapes from these pesky creatures. Air guns and real guns (to scare away / not kill), fake hawks, netting, scarecrows, music (both rock and rap). Just to name a few.

Min Eagan, of Birnam Wood Vineyard in the Hunter Valley, is an avid seamstress. One year she had a bunch of old ribbons and decided to try something a little different. She attached these ribbons to the posts that hold up the vines, in the thought that their movement in the wind would help to keep the birds away. To be honest, we are not certain that it worked all that well, but it sure did look good. White ribbons ,against a backdrop of green and blue from the vines and sky ... Quite a sight!

We always referred to this block as the White Ribbon Block and it just happened to be the source of our best Semillon, even if the birds still do manage to steal a few grapes.



White Ribbon range
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SEMILLION Chardonnay
hunter valley SEMILLION


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