We are honored to have the Burch Family Wines as a Major Sponsor to the Digital Women’s Network, this family of winemakers are amongst the elite within the industry. In 2009, Howard Park was asked to join Australia’s First Families of Wine (AFFW), a collective of twelve multi-generational family-owned wine producers. Together representing seventeen wine-growing regions across Australia and forty-eight generations of winemakers.
The aim of Australia’s First Families of Wine is to showcase a representative and diverse range of the best of Australian wine with a focus on regional and iconic drops. The collective is working to engage and educate consumers, retailers, restaurants and the wine industry across the globe about the real character and personality of Australian wine, and about the unique characters and personalities behind it.
The inaugural 12 member alliance includes Brown Brothers, Campbells, Taylors, DeBortoli, McWilliam’s, Tahbilk, Tyrell’s, Yalumba, D’Arenberg, Jim Barry, Howard Park, and Henschke. Howard Park Wines is the only representative from Western Australia to be included in the AFFW.
The main criteria is that the family-owned companies need to have a “landmark wine” in their portfolios as listed under Langton’s Classification and/or 75% agreement by group that a wine is considered “iconic”. Others are they must have the ability to do at least a 20-year vertical tasting, have a history going back a minimum of two generations, ownership of vineyards more than 50 years old and/or ownership of distinguished sites which exemplify the best of terroir, commitment to export and environmental best practice, appropriate cellar door experience, and be paid-up members of the Winemakers Federation of Australia.
Featured at our events one of the Burch Family and or team will showcase to our members their latest wine on offer, providing members the opportunity to discover the diversity in the range on offer, and from time to time we maybe lucky enough to enjoy some exclusive wines and the story behind each one.
Additionally as a Digital Woman’s Network member the team behind Burch Family Wines will have a special price offer ! so the joy can be shared at home or with friends and family.
Looking forward to seeing you at the next event!