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The new Tradmark Series

The Trademark Series - Release of 2003 with new label

The 2003 range of varietals are sporting a new bottle and label design! Our Durif, Shiraz and Shiraz Cabernet, are now available in the new design, which presents the Date Brothers signarures on each variety. It was decided late last year, to try and come up with a new label design. After sourcing out the designer of the label, John Jewell, at the Melbourne Fine Wine & Spirits Exhibition, we went ahead and are absolutely thrilled with the new design. Our Chardonnay 2005 vintage, will be bottled with new label later this year.


2004 USA/Canada World Trade Mission

In April/May 2004, Fiona was fortunate enough to represent Date Brothers, along with Chris Curran, Chris Gorman, Richard Sara, Mark Pavilach, and Bill Efrosinis, all from the Mildura/Swan Hill region. This mission was organised by Craig Urand from Trade Start, Mildura, in conjunction with Austrade, he also attended the mission.

The trip incorporated the 2004 World Wine Market in San Francisco, which was a 3-day event, held at the Ford Mason Centre. It was huge! Wine growing countries from all over the world were present. The Australian stand, being one of the most popular, was well received and it was such a good feeling, proudly putting our region on the map as a significant wine-growing region!

Private tastings with Importers and Distributors in Phoenix was also a port of call, the venue being Wine Concepts. Again the wines were well received.

Most beneficial to Date Brothers, was tastings held with several Agents in Toronto, Canada. This was organised by Marie Ross, the Trade Commissioner for Austrade based in Toronto. Following this trip, an agent was signed up to represent Date Brothers in Ontario and what has begun from this, is the hopeful success of exporting our wines to Canada. Itís quite a long drawn out process, but prospects are excellent and at this stage are still being pursued. Hopefully by the end of this year, Date Brothers will achieve their ambition to export their wine to Canada.

It was a wonderful experience being part of this mission and the assistance from Austrade was invaluable.

Group shot outside Napa Valley Winery
Wine tour of Napa Valley, California.

Tour of Ice Winery, Ontario
Tour of Ice Winery, Ontario

At work in Austrade offices, Toronto
At work in Austrade offices, Toronto

Golden gate Bridge San Francisco
Golden gate Bridge San Francisco

Fiona with Marie Ross
Fiona with Marie Ross

Toronto wine tastings
Toronto wine tastings

San Francisco World Wine Market
San Francisco World Wine Market