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Brad Rey
 
8 March 2017 | Brad Rey

Appreciation of our Zonte's Women

Happy International Women's Day!

It's a shame to see in this day and age there is still a discrepancy between the genders employed in a lot of industries, including the wine industry. It has been found that women roughly make up only 10% of viticulturists and winemakers in Australia (Kesteven, S. 2016, ABC). Thankfully, we have people and organisations out there who have made it their mission to change that, including Jane Thomson from the Fabulous Ladies Wine Society and the annual Australian Women in Wine Awards.

We'd like to take this opportunity to talk about and show some appreciation for the women that we have here at Zonte's, and the amazing work that they do...

Anna Fisher (aka System Engineer & Grape Counter)

Wife of Brett and mum to Amber and Brooke (and not to forget big puppy Luna), Anna is an active clubbie of South Port SLSC and has been for the past ten years. She is a real social butterfly - it is rare that you won't see her smiling from cheek to cheek and is always out at various events and networking opportunities to get to know new people. 

We appreciate her and what she does for Zonte's - she's always looking at ways to improve the way that we do things (system engineer), is the strategic mastermind behind a lot of our cool innovations including our Bolle Felici in a Can, and keeps our numbers in line (grape counter).

Tess King (aka Social Media Queen, Marketing Guru, Carer of Customers)

Our other Zonte's woman we'd like to show appreciation for today is our Social Media & all things Marketing Queen, Tess (pictured right). You don't often get to see her because she's the one behind the social media!

Mum of fur baby Tilly (a stripy Tabby cat), Tess is known to be a real foodie - you'll often see her out on weekends checking out the various different places to eat popping up in little Adelaide. Her favourite places to scope out are Rundle, Ebenezer and Gouger Streets, and Ebenezer Place. She also takes her coffee VERY seriously (won't just drink any coffee), she was once a barista in a past life so if she asks if you'd like a coffee its best to just say yes.  She loves spending time with her friends and family, exercise, and time out in the sun and down the beach. Here's a fun fact: she's also seen 29 countries!

We appreciate her and what she does for Zonte's - she keeps her finger on the pulse for the latest marketing trends and what others AREN'T doing, stays on top of all of our social media (social media queen), and takes pride in looking after our customers (carer of customers).

Brad Rey
 
22 February 2017 | Brad Rey

EIGHT Gold Medals Awarded to Our Wines at the 2017 Winemaker Challenge

GOLD Medals for...

2015 Hills Are Alive Shiraz

2015 Canto di Lago Sangiovese Barbera Lagrein - SOON TO BE RELEASED

2015 Violet Beauregard Malbec - SOON TO BE RELEASED

2015 Baron Von Nemesis Shiraz

2014 Z-Force Shiraz Petit Sirah - TO BE RELEASED EASTER WEEKEND

2015 Lake Doctor Shiraz - SOON TO BE RELEASED

2015 Chocolate Factory Shiraz - SOON TO BE RELEASED

2016 Excalibur Sauvignon Blanc

Brad Rey
 
20 February 2017 | Brad Rey

FIVE Double Gold Medals AND FOUR Gold Medals at the 2017 CWSA Best Value Competition

DOUBLE GOLD

2015 Chocolate Factory Shiraz

2015 Canto di Lago Sangiovese Barbera Lagrein - SOON TO BE RELEASED

2015 Love Symbol Grenache - SOON TO BE RELEASED

2015 Avalon Tree Cabernet - SOON TO BE RELEASED

2015 Violet Beauregard Malbec - SOON TO BE RELEASED

 

GOLD

2016 Scarlet Ladybird Rose 

2014 Z-Force Shiraz Petit Sirah - TO BE RELEASED EASTER WEEKEND

2015 Hills Are Alive Shiraz

2015 Baron Von Nemesis Shiraz

Brad Rey
 
14 February 2017 | Brad Rey

How Wine Can Tie Into Love

Brad (aka Crazy Canadian)

"My wife Fiona was never a wine drinker until she met me (funny that!). On the night we got engaged, we enjoyed two bottles of Ravenswood "Pickberry" Zinfandel, which even today were the most amazing bottles of wine we have consumed. I truly believe that the time, place and event plays just as much on the experience of an enjoyable bottle of wine, as the wine makes the experience."

Tess (aka Social Media Queen)

"I quite like to share a nice bottle of wine from my HUGE collection (that I can't seem to keep up with working at a winery) with that special someone, and enjoy it on a nice balmy night outside, with a nice meal to go with it (or chocolate!). Truth be told, wine has helped me with that little bit of Dutch courage to talk to a guy at times as well!"

Brad Rey
 
4 January 2017 | Brad Rey

Why We Decided To Put Prosecco in a Can

We are super excited to be launching in 2017 our new and exciting BOLLE FELICI [Happy Bubbles] in a CAN!

At this point we receive one of two responses:

1. "Best idea ever" ... I KNOW RIGHT 

2. "Why on earth would we do that?" ... SPOIL SPORTS 

So for the nay-sayers... in 2015 when we first launched Bolle Felici we undertook market research around bubbles and cider.  The responses included comments like, "bubbles is a celebration or summer drink", " "cider we are able to take to a BBQ or Event", or "cans are convenient".  At the time we began to look at cans for packaging, however it has only been recently that we have been comfortable with the aluminium alloy being used to maintain our quality standards while offering the key features we were looking for, that is:

1. Quality / Freshness - testing has indicated that wine won't reduce in quality in a can ... in fact there is no expiry date.  Being in a darkened container we potentially won't see any of the loss of freshnesses from UV either.

2. Convenience - as a 330mL container it will give you two standard pours (2.6 standard drinks) which means no more wasted bottles, perfect for that afternoon BBQ where you need to drive, or you just don't feel like a whole bottle.

3. Fun / Enjoyment - well what could be more fun than bubbles in a can

4. Free-spirited - we want to continue to push innovation and to be the first in our category in Australia we are looking forward to lots of ideas and excitement.

So thank you for your patience.  The perfect amount of bevvy for yourself or even to share with a mate, these cans are great to take down to the beach or enjoy at a BBQ, picnic or just at home.

Cheers!

Time Posted: 04/01/2017 at 11:41 AM
Brad Rey
 
3 January 2017 | Brad Rey

Happy Bubbles in a Can now available

The perfect size for enjoying on your own or with a friend (1 can = just over 2 standard glasses), and great for taking down in a four-pack to the beach or a BBQ.

Get your hot little hands on these beauties in our online store HERE.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates on a Prosecco Launch Party at Fridays After Five very soon at The General Wine Bar & Kitchen.

Brad Rey
 
15 December 2016 | Brad Rey

Proudly presenting to you our NEW Prosecco in CANS!

Sign up to our mailing list to be the FIRST to know when we release our cans!

Time Posted: 15/12/2016 at 2:23 PM
Brad Rey
 
18 November 2016 | Brad Rey

What does it mean to be a MAN?

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