March BAH

Castelli Vineyards attracted an excellent turnout from Denmark Chamber members with over 80 people in attendance at the March Business After Hours.

This was an opportunity for new owners John and Gayna McBride to showcase the changes they have made since taking over the Restaurant, Cellar door and Accommodation in October last year.

Following a desire to work for themselves and run their own business John and Gayna looked long and hard around Australia at many opportunities and businesses. Denmark and what was Castelli Bar and Bistro was the one that got their attention despite reservations about the cool climate. Putting that aside they have worked hard and learnt much in the last 6 months. It has presented many challenges and a steep learning curve. Together they have risen to the challenges and with a positive attitude and hard work Castelli Vineyards is a very welcoming place to visit. The marron spring rolls and chicken kebabs provided last night were testament to the good food on offer.

John spoke highly of Castelli Estate and the Castelli family who own the land and winery. Chief winemaker Mike Garland makes some of the best wine in Australia. The Castelli Riesling is rated as the number one Riesling in Australia and all the Castelli wines fall into the top 10% in Australia.

As John said Castelli Estate make the wines and Castelli Vineyards create the experience. With a desire to host more events and weddings into the future John and Gayna are set to be very busy.

The next event lined up is on St.Patricks day this Sunday 17th March. Local Celtic folk band Limerick will be playing.

Adam Hornsey from Springdale Legal was the lucky winner of two bottles of Castelli wine. New member Sarah Coyne from Pepperwood House was welcomed and introduced to members.

Thank-you John, Gayna and team for a great night.

Gayna McBride, John McBride and Adam Hornsey

Steve Suttie, Haikam Threadgold, Rhonda Burgess and John Burgess

Stephen Junk, Domenic and Hiroko Youel

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