hear me roar – the wine produced by women to raise funds for Australian women in wine.
If you’re here reading this right now, then we can lay a fairly safe bet that you’re going to be buying yourself a pretty little case of wine more than once this year.
But, if there is only one that’s really worth putting your money behind in 2019, it’s this one. Because this, wine loving friends, is the world’s first wine made by women where 100% of the profits go to assist women to flourish and succeed in their chosen profession in the wine industry. (Cue loud applause!)
hear me roar (ain’t the name perfect?!) is being launched this week by the Australian Women in Wine Awards – which is a little side project we’re damned proud of that we started in 2015 to champion women in wine.
The wine is a 2018 shiraz sourced and blended by four of Australia’s top female winemakers from parcels in the Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Eden Valley and McLaren Vale regions of South Australia. We’re sure you’ll be recognising THESE names, because they’re all fabulous ladies favourites!
- Sue Hodder, Wynn’s Coonawarra Estate (2017 AWIWA Woman of Inspiration)
- Emma Norbiato, Calabria Family Wines (2016 AWIWA Winemaker of the Year)
- Rebekah Richardson, Irvine Wines
- Corrina Wright, Oliver’s Taranga
The wine is due for release on Thursday 21st February 2019. Quantities are strictly limited and a minimum order of six bottles is required, with free Australia-wide delivery. Pre-orders are available here, via the Irvine Wines website. (Irvine Wines are, rather brilliantly, arranging the storage and sales process for us.)
The brand name hear me roar is a clear and deliberate reference to the iconic Helen Reddy song released in 1971 and taken up more widely as a rallying cry for change. (Have you already started humming it? You have, haven’t you?!)
All proceeds from the sale of the wine will go towards scholarships, mentoring programs and professional development for women in the Australian wine industry. Information on how to apply and the selection criteria will be made available in June.
Please note: You will be directed to the Irvine Wines website to complete your order as they are (rather brilliantly) looking after the storage and sales for us!
While other wines may be released in the future under the hear me roar label, this particular wine – from these premium vineyards, made by this combination of exceptional, industry leading winemakers – will never be repeated. So once it’s gone, it’s gone forever.
Don’t miss out on your chance to make history!
The other really amazing thing about this wine is that so many suppliers throughout the Australian wine industry have donated services and products to bring hear me roar into existence. They include:
- denomination – design and packaging
- Irvine Wines – winemaking, production and sales support
- Wynns Coonawarra Estate – wine and winemaking
- Calabria Family Wines – wine and winemaking
- Prowine – bottling
- Visy – cartons
- Vinpac International – caps
- Multi-Color Global Label Solutions – labels
About The Australian Women in Wine Awards:
The Australian Women in Wine Awards (AWIWA) were founded (by us!) in 2015 to acknowledge and reward the work of women in the Australian wine industry, and industry leaders who champion equality and fairness for all sexes in the workplace. They are the first and only awards program for women in wine in the world. A crack team of industry professionals – we like to call them our Action Board – provide amazing assistance and shape the course of what we do each year. Read all about them here.