Pull your boots on for Tri-Nations of Pinot Noir!

YV Winos Innocent Bystander 17 Sept 2014

Bundle-up in your winter woollies and come along to the Tri-Nations of Pinot Noir at Innocent Bystander on Wednesday, 17 September at 7.00pm.

Join the Innocent Bystander / Giant Steps winemaking team as they battle it out to show us great examples of Australian, New Zealand and North American Pinot Noir wines.

You can get your tickets online at Trybooking

$70 for member and $80 for non-members.

Please detail any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

If you haven’t yet got your membership, you can also get this online at Trybooking.

For more information, please email yvwinos@hotmail.com

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Survey summary – 100% happy with current value!

A big thank you to everyone who filled in our first ever membership survey.

It was incredibly helpful and has informed many decisions for the coming year.

Many respondents were incredibly generous with their answers and we took heart in the fact that nearly all of the events we have held got a mention as someone’s first, second or third favourite event. There was no clear winner, which suggests each event appears to work for at least a section, if not most of our attendees.

Our members are definitely our best advocates with 85.71% stating they had come to know about YV Winos and our events through word of mouth.

It was enlightening to also find out that the preferred frequency of events is every 6-8 weeks, with 57.14% of respondents marking this as their preference.

With this in mind, the committee has started to map out a calendar and we hope to provide more information about this in coming weeks.

The most critical factor for our events to be a success, is the topic and presenter. This rated as the highest component of what makes a good event by a whopping 92.31%.

The combination of food and wine as well as the venue, atmosphere and service were the next most important factors, both rating at 69.23%.

The question about an annual bus trip provided some interesting answers, with the option of a day trip with an informal lunch and visiting cellar doors or food providors winnnig out.

Everyone who filled in the survey said they were happy with current value offer to members but some did offer ways we could improve such as looking to more Australian wine regions,  using a microphone and providing a list of babysitters.

Again, we sincerely thank everyone who filled in the survey and to everyone who continues to support YV Winos.

Congratulations to the perennial prize winner, Michael Matthews who won the $50 Barrique Voucher – it will be in the mail to you soon!

YV Winos
21 August 2014


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Membership now open & we want your ideas!

Read below to find out how you can apply for 2014/2015 YV Winos Membership.

Click here to give us your ideas for events and activities for the year ahead.

You could win a $50 voucher to Barrique Wine Store by completing this quick survey and letting us know what you’ved loved, what you think we could do better and any ideas you have for future events.

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Get the most out of your membership; sign up now!

Yarra Valley Winos membership for the 2014/2015 year is now open.

By becoming a member of YV Winos, you will regain more than double the value of your membership by getting access to:

1. Pre-release event tickets

2. Discounted ticket prices

3. Final year event with considerable benefits

Yarra Valley Winos presents regular events featuring diverse food and wine themes. Together we explore venues across the Yarra Valley, the food of Yarra Valley chefs and gain access to leading wine experts in the Yarra Valley and further afield.

Each dinner presents something different and gives you the ability to learn more about wine, food and others who share the same interest.

Get to know more people across the Yarra and take your interest in wine to a new level with like-minded friends.

There are three steps to applying for membership:

1. Apply and pay online – click here…

2. Sign your resulting application tickets or email

3. Return signed membership application to YV Winos Committee member

Your signature acknowledges that you support the YV Winos purposes and agree to comply with the Terms and Conditions.

Any questions? Hit us with an email at yvwinos@hotmail.com

As we are a Not-for-Profit Incorporation, you will need to sumbit your membership with the full fees paid and signed membership form for approval.

The YV Winos Committee will review each membership and confirm  membership approval as soon as possible.

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Images from June’s Burgundy event…

Philip and Clare Kerrie & Clare Burgundy wines Philip and Kerrie Premier Cru room shot 1 Room shot 2 Room shot 3 Table of food

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Get to know a little more about Burgundy

We continue an exploration of France at our next event, with one of the most revered and treasured wine regions in the world – Bourgogne.

This time we will be dining out at TarraWarra Estate.

Philip Rich (wine columnist for The Australian Financial Review & part-owner of The Prince Wine Store) will lead us through an introduction to the appellations of Burgundy with TarraWarra Estate Winemaker, Clare Halloran.

Chef Robin Sutcliffe will dish up some rustic French classics and you’ll get to know a little more about Burgundy and just what makes Chardonnay and Pinot Noir so special.

Members tickets are now available on Trybooking at $70 per person and non-member are available at $105 per person.

YV WINOS Burgundy event 3 June

It should be an exceptional way to finish another YV Winos membership year.

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Loire! menu now available

We now have the menu and wine list available for viewing for tonight’s Loire Valley wine dinner at the RACV Healesville

Loire! Wine dinner menu

Please email yvwinos@hotmail.com if you have any questions about the wines or menu. All listed dietary requirements have been catered for.




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