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Xanadu Celebrates 40th Anniversary Over WA Day Long Weekend

Margaret River’s award winning winery, Xanadu Wines, is celebrating its 40th anniversary over the WA Day long weekend, unveiling its highly anticipated new release wines.

Since being founded in 1977, the high achieving WA winery has gone from strength to strength, and is continuing to kick goals. Xanadu has crafted an extraordinary proportion of Australia’s finest wines, winning 53 major wine show trophies since 2007.

To commemorate the major milestone, Xanadu will be releasing the 2014 Xanadu Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2015 Xanadu Reserve Chardonnay – outstanding drops from the region’s greatest vintages yet, and already receiving awards at 2016 wine shows across the nation.

Over the entire WA Day long weekend (35 June), guests are invited to visit the cellar door and enjoy a complimentary tasting of the new release Reserve and Stevens Road wines, and book a seat at the restaurant to enjoy a specially designed two course lunch matched to these new Reserve wines.

The winery will also be hosting a one-off private tasting session in the barrel hall on Sunday 4 June ($40 per person), led by winemaking superstar Glenn Goodall. The intimate tasting experience will showcase the four new Reserve releases, as well as five exceptional award-winning back vintages. Learn first-hand from Xanadu’s winemakers as they share their unique stories of what went into creating these amazing wines and why Xanadu is one of Margaret River’s most successful wine show winners of the past decade.

Xanadu Wines, Margaret River.

Following the private tasting session, guests can enjoy a specially matched two-course lunch with local seasonal produce, paired with the Reserve wines in the restaurant ($60 per person). Bookings are essential as limited spaces are available.

Senior winemaker, Glenn Goodall joined Xanadu in 1999 and his passion and dedication for the vineyards and the wines has allowed Xanadu to thrive. Mr Goodall is excited about what the future holds for Xanadu Wines, “The Rathbone family share my focus on uncompromising quality beginning in the vineyard and we have begun work on exciting advancements for the future.

“True quality begins in the vineyard and winemaking is all about respecting the fruit and the region ‐ purely guiding the wines through to the bottle rather than ‘beating them into submission’,” said Mr Goodall.

Celebrate what’s great this WA Day at Xanadu Wines in Margaret River.

For all the details on WA Day Weekend at Xanadu, click here.

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