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Recently James Haselgrove presented the Nick Haselgrove range of wines at a Metro Networking Inc Mixer – an opportunity to taste the wines with food provided by James’ wife Lindy

All of the products made and marketed by the company were available to the members of MNI to taste, and at James’ suggestion the wines were tasted in groups by variety and price. For example, Shiraz the mainstay, was represented across all the brands so the wines of Wishing Tree, Clarence Hill, Blackbilly, James Haselgrove and The Old Faithful’s Café Block and Top of the Hill were tasted in that order. A great experience to see how versatile Shiraz can be. From good “commercial” styles through to the premiums of James Haselgrove and The Old Faithful.
Other reds tasted included Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and the McLaren Vale speciality GSM. The Blackbilly Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre.

In the whites Blackbilly’s Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris were presented.
And in similar vein, to the Shiraz tasting, three Chardonnays, Wishing Tree and Clarence Hill in the “fruit” styled wines showed how easy drinking Chardonnay is. And as a comparison the Blackbilly “slightly wooded” Chardonnay showed how a moderate use of oak maturation can enhance the flavour and body characteristics that develop in Chardonnay.

Further to the Mixer Tasting, James’ presented a summary of the Nick Haselgrove Wines story at the weekly MNI Breakfast Meeting last Thursday 19th October. Outlining the story from the formation of James Haselgrove Wines in 1981 right thru’ to the current Nick Haselgrove Wines business.
As part of the presentation members were asked to complete a brief questionnaire to enable the business to get more of a “global” view of how to meet customer expectations.
These are the questions asked:

MNI Survey Oct 2017

Please select your preferences Your name ………………….…………………………
(optional)

Do you like wine?
 Yes
 No

What wine styles do you like?
 Red?
 White?
 Sparkling?
 Fortified?
 Don’t drink wine?

Do you buy from a particular supplier because you receive?
 Special Offers?
 Receive Loyalty Rewards?

What Price Range is most of your purchases per bottle ?
 $5-10
 $11-15
 $11-15
 $26-40
 $26-40
 $26-40

Do Loyalty Rewards encourage you to use that supplier?
 Yes
 No

Why did you choose the above price range?
Budget needs
 I Like Fair Average Quality
 I Like Premiums

Do you shop from home?

Do you shop from home?

What determines how you buy?
Price?
Wine Style?
Awards?
Convenience?
Loyalty?

Do you buy from?
Your local bottle shop?
Online?
Cellar Door?
Restaurant?

Are Loyalty Rewards important to you?
 Yes
 No

James Haselgrove, a life member of Metro Networking for over 20 years, is part of a generational family of winemakers offering great wines, delicious, and full of flavour and variety, combining many different styles of whites and reds.

Individual vineyard premium winescome from the Old Faithful. Such as the award winning 2013 Grenache, the Top of The Hill Shiraz or Café Block Shiraz are amongst our super premiums.

Blackbilly’s distinctive range of whites and reds made to our exacting standard each year to ensure the quality you expect. Choose from Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, or oak influenced Chardonnay in the whites. Three reds our well know McLaren Vale Shiraz, a Sangiovese and Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre (GSM)

Our James Haselgrove Futures Shiraz with a strong heritage,first vintaged in 1981 is a full flavoured Shiraz. Made from grapes grown in McLaren Vales the vines are over 70 years of age enabling wines on great fruit character but with a softness and flavour.

The Clarence Hill range using vineyards from across the Fleurieu to provide a value range. Choose from a Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, fruit driven Chardonnay or a Reserve Shiraz.
Or for those looking for great quality at very affordable prices, the Wishing Tree range made for our USA customers offers personal shoppers either an Unoaked Chardonnay or easy drinking Shiraz.

Our brand labels are:

The Old Faithful: individual vineyard selections of Shiraz and Grenache styles
Blackbilly: Shiraz, Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre, Sangiovese, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc.
James Haselgrove: McLaren Vale Futures Shiraz
Clarence Hill: Shiraz, Cabernet and including the “Reserve” lines and a great unwooded Chardonnay
Wishing Tree Shiraz and fruit styled Chardonnay.
We also make wines per arrangement with oversees customers requiring their own brand.

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