Home » News » Five wines launched for Nurihannam Wines

Five wines launched for Nurihannam Wines

Five wines launched for Nurihannam Wines

Nuriootpa High School teachers and students showcased the best of art, music, agriculture and hospitality studies when they held their 2014 Nurihannam Wines Annual Launch and Showcase at the school last Wednesday.

Mr John Barkley, M.C. welcomed everyone to the launch which featured a Barossa Scholar 2014 Chardonnay, Barossa Scholar Shiraz 2013, Barossa Class 2013 Shiraz, ten year old Tony Robinson Tawny and David Materne Ruby Shiraz, recognising his assistance as a vigneron and grape supplier.

Adam Robinson, vice-president of the SRC spoke about the school’s very successful wine programme over the past years and thanked all teachers, volunteers and supporters involved.

Mr Neil White, Principal told of how it is a great privilege for him to be the leader of the school.

He said the night’s celebration recognised the outstanding academic achievement and top quality wine being released.

He was pleased to announce that the school’s newly opened commercial kitchen was being used on the night for food preparation for the dinner and he would like to see the community use these new kitchen facilities.

Later in the evening Mr White spoke about the passion that is felt at Nuriootpa High School and how he is so pleased how the community supports the school in the way it does.

Mr Dave Bowley, head of Agriculture Studies paid tribute to his fellow teachers, Ms Ann Hargreaves (assistant principal), Mr Gerald Wright, Mr Phil Thompson, Ms Brittny Connaughton and Mr Rodney Dorman who recently retired after teaching agriculture for 40 years.

Winning designs for this year’s wine labels were by students, Sam Paloff, Hannah Smith and Ryan Neilson.

Stuart Ruston, of Wolf Blass Wines spoke about the 2014 Chardonnay, saying “Every year we are impressed by the quality of the school’s wine labels.”

Mr Steve Lienert, of Penfolds who assists with the Barossa Scholar Shiraz said many years ago when he was a student at the school in the 70’s he was not as fortunate as students today learning how to make wine at Nuriootpa High School.