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As we bring the curtains down on the 2023 winemaking vintage at Riverbank Estate, we are excited to report that it has been an exceptional year for wine production. Our vineyard has produced some of its finest grapes, resulting in exquisite wines that we cannot wait for you to experience.
Our old vine Grenache has stood out as the star of this year's vintage. The warm weather during the growing season allowed the grapes to ripen perfectly, producing an intense flavor and complexity that is sure to impress. The wine boasts a bright red ruby color, with aromas of black cherry, raspberry, and spice. On the palate, it has a full-bodied, velvety texture with a long finish. It is a wine that will undoubtedly leave you yearning for more.
But that's not all. We have also incorporated alternative varieties into our winemaking process, and they have not disappointed. Our Italian Nero D'Avola is a standout, with its deep, inky color and notes of blackberry, plum, and tobacco. It has a rich and bold flavor that will leave you captivated.
Our Vermentino is also a revelation, with its crisp acidity and flavors of citrus and green apple. It is a refreshing and light wine, perfect for a summer evening or paired with live seafood in our restaurant.
Last but not least, our Tempranillo has produced a wine with lifted red berry aromatics from the carbonic maceration. After some time in premium oak, it will be smooth and elegant, with a finish that makes it the perfect accompaniment to red meat dishes.
In conclusion, the 2023 winemaking vintage has been an incredible year for us, and we are thrilled to share the fruits of our labor with you. Our old vine Grenache and alternative varieties Nero D'Avola, Vermentino, and Tempranillo have all exceeded our expectations, producing wines that we know you will love. We cannot wait for you to try them and experience the best of what the 2023 vintage has to offer.
General Manager/Senior Winemaker, Colby Quirk
The Finalists have been selected for the Riverbank Estate Restaurant Food and Beverage Excellence Award in the 7NEWS 2022 Young Achiever Awards. The Awards aim to encourage, acknowledge and reward the achievements and valuable contribution young individuals make in their local communities.
The Finalists are:
- Emily Jones, Republic of Fremantle, 27 of Orelia
- Mix Haus, 29 of Perth
- Jiann Woei Yeo, Balthazar, 23 of Perth
Emily Jones, 27 of Orelia is the Head Chef at Republic of Fremantle. She has developed an eclectic menu of small share plates and Aperitivo-style snacks to complement their signature cocktail list. Emily previously worked at a three-Michelin star restaurant in Norway but returned due to the pandemic. In 2021, Emily was awarded Young Chef of the Year at the 2021 WA Good Food Guide Awards…
Mix Haus, 29 of Perth is a not-for-profit organisation that supports womxn in hospitality, with a mission to create an inclusive and safe platform. In their first twelve months, they have launched a fundraising event on International Women’s Day and raised over $15,000. They have hosted events that placed womxn in the spotlight, including guest panel sharing their experiences, wine scholarships, wine training events and more…v
Jiann Woei Yeo, 23 of Perth is a chef de partie at Balthazar. He moves into all areas of the kitchen and can lead and direct junior staff. Jiann likes to analyse aspects of his section’s prep and evolves processes to make them easier to delegate to junior team members. By delegating, inspiring and leading his junior team members, Jiann is able to instil the fundamentals in them…
Riverbank Estate is proud of its heritage of producing quality wine and delivering outstanding food through its Restaurant and catering. Restaurant Food and Beverage Excellence Award is seeking nominations from young people committed to providing Western Australia with food, shelter and produce. It may be a chef, cook, sommelier, restaurant manager, dietician, farmer, viticulturalist or someone in Primary Industries dedicated to providing outstanding Food and Beverages or producing quality local produce. The Riverbank Estate Restaurant Food and Beverage Excellence Award will recognise our young people who have a passion to deliver quality food, drink and produce.
The Finalists will be presented and Winners announced at an Awards Gala Presentation Dinner to be held at Pan Pacific Perth on Friday evening 27th May 2022. Great prizes are up for grabs with each category winner receiving over $3,000 in prizes, plus a trophy.
One of the nine category winners will be chosen as the 2022 Western Australian Young Achiever of the Year and will receive al state trophy.
All Finalists will go into the Catholic Education Western Australia People’s Choice Award, which is run through our Facebook page; “7NEWS Young Achiever Awards WA”. Please ensure you like our page and vote for your favourite Finalist. The winner will be announced at the Awards Gala Presentation Dinner and will receive a $500 Visa gift card, courtesy of Catholic Education Western Australia.
Community members including friends and colleagues of each Finalist are invited to share this special occasion. Tickets are $150.00 each which includes a three-course meal, beverages and entertainment. Tickets can be easily purchased online by visiting www.youngachieverawards.com, clicking WA, then clicking on the “purchase tickets” icon.
For further information about our other Finalists or purchasing tickets please feel free to contact the Awards Office on 9201 1155.
Congratulations and good luck to all Finalists.
Mandurah's Asha Holland recognised at 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards - for the RiverBank Estate Health and Wellbeing Award
Mandurah's Asha Holland recognised at 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards - sponsored by RiverBank Estate - Mandurah Mail 08 06 21 - Claire Sadler
Asha Holland has been recognised for leading the charge in a body and self confidence movement for girls not just in the Peel region, but across Australia.
At just 24-years-old she made it as a finalist in the RiverBank Estate Restaurant Health and Wellbeing Awardat the 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards.
Ms Holland founded Alternatively Healthy to convey the message that what we see on the outside tells us absolutely nothing about how "healthy" someone is.
Through workshops she combines her knowledge of the female body with her own personal experience when she suffered from an eating disorder, body dysmorphia and extreme perfectionism in her teens.
With hundreds of nominations, Ms Holland was selected as finalist in the award from a strong field of young achievers.
In an Instagram post, she said the award wasn't about her but about every single person that is a part of the Alternatively Healthy community.
"It's about every single one of the girls who has been brave enough to share her story, who has gained more confidence than she knew possible, who now looks in the mirror and says 'thank you body', instead of putting it down, who now feels more worthy than she did before," Ms Holland said.
"This award is for the girls who come to our events alone, nervous and anxious. The girls who share their insecurities, despite being scared.
"This award is for the teachers, parents, coaches and leaders who believe in our message and our mission and know that giving their girls the gift of self-love is the greatest thing they'll ever do.
"While this journey started as just me, it's now so much more than that. It's a community. And it's because of every single person in it, that we're able to change as many lives as we are."
Over 350 guests gathered from across the state to celebrate WA's young achievers.
• Trophy for Best Non-Greater Perth Zone Wine for Eric Anthony Chardonnay 2018
• The Media Award Trophy: Most Successful Producer (highest accumulated points overall) with 3 gold, 5 silver, 11 bronze, and a total of 41 points
• Also achieved the Award for Best Rosé of Show for Rebellious Rosé 2019
• Live tanks of sustainable land-based seafood including Kojonup yabbies, Great Southern marron, Murray River cod and • Western Australian crayfish
• Ageing cabinets with 30-45 day old Western Australian beef
• Italian street food with live music every Sunday from 11AM to 2:30PM