You did it. You made it through 2017. And boy what a year it has been. From January to December, inauguration to #MeToo, we made our way to the end--hopefully unscathed. And we thought 2016 was a doozy.
Yalumba is certainly a name to reckon with. They are the oldest family-owned winery in Australia, going back to 1849 when Samuel Smith and his family left their native England for Port Adelaide and planted their first vineyard shortly after arriving. In 1852 Samuel, like so many others, got caught up in the Australian gold rush and managed to come back with £300 worth of gold which enabled him to buy 80 acres of land, two horses and a harness. The first Yalumba wine – the name comes from an Aboriginal term meaning “all the country around” – was released in 1853 and the Smith family, now in its fifth generation, have remained at the forefront of Australian winemaking ever since.
Today's blog post is written by Michelle Hunt of Bergevin Lane.
Happy Drink Wine Day! Wine is all about celebration – it brings friends together, makes an everyday meal an occasion, has heart-healthy benefits and even plays a role in many religious rites throughout the world.