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In this issue 2 Brian’s Address 011 has been very kind to Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard. Our wines continued to win trophies and medals. Our winemaker Jeff Byrne was named Rising Star of the Year. James Agnew, our General Manager, graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Masters of Wine Business, and my family increased with the arrival of 2 new grandchildren, Lucy and Henry. Looking Forward to Audrey’s 2012 Jeff – A Rising Star Most pleasing of course has been the growth we have enjoyed. Primarily, this growth means to us that our wines not just win awards, but most importantly, are well received by the public. New Faces at Audrey Audrey Wilkinson wines are now being sold in Queensland and Victoria, and some lines are being carried nationally. Our 2007 The Lake Shiraz is also being served on Qantas International Business Class flights. Exclusive New Releases We have continued our efforts with China, and James and I flew to Shanghai early this year. We have made contacts with some reputable distributers and we will commit the time and effort required to ensure our entry into that market is well founded. It has been well reported that we recently acquired the Poole’s Rock, Cockfighter’s Ghost and Firestick Brands. We also purchased the Poole’s Rock winery at Pokolbin and the Cockfighter’s Ghost Vineyard at Broke. This expansion should only solidify our position in the wine industry, at a time of commercial difficulties. The Poole’s Rock and Cockfighter’s Ghost brands are especially well known and respected. Audrey in Sydney Memorable Moments at Audrey Unfortunately, we need to clarify exactly our role in the subsequent acquisition of what was previously the Poole’s Rock Vineyard by AGL. This property at all times remained in the ownership of the Clarke family, and was where the Clarkes resided whenever they visited the Hunter. We were not involved in the property’s sale to AGL and never communicated with AGL concerning its sale. The sale was concluded by the Executors of the late David Clarke’s Estate and AGL. I do hope this explanation clarifies matters. Finally, on behalf of all the staff at Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard and all members of my family, I wish you a very Happy Christmas and hope that 2012 treats you kindly. Brian Agnew Chairman The legacy of Audrey Wilkinson is in everything we do.

Audrey Wilkinson Summer 2011 Newsletter

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