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  1. Merry Christmas

    December 23, 2016

    As the end of 2016 approaches, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for your patronage over the course of the year and wish you all the best over the holiday period.

    Our Christmas Break will commence on 24th December 2016 and We will be back on the 9th of January 2017

    We Wish you all enjoyable and safe holiday and looking forward to see you all in 2017.


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  2. Top 100 Bargains

    July 27, 2016 in News

    A fantastic selection of 100 wines was chosen this year in the Advertiser, however never has the quality of wines chosen been so high! Amadio's 2015 Vino di Famiglia Arneis came in with a score of 92 out of 100.. and at $15 a bottle - what could be better! We're excited to be sharing this great Italian variety with everyone, it's definitely been a crowd pleaser so far. Get down to our Cellar Door in Felixstow to give it a go for yourself, or order a bottle of our website if you're from interstate. Enjoy!

    Top 100 bargains

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  3. InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort and Amadio Wines pour the ultimate in wine experiences this winter

    July 20, 2016 in News

    Australia, GOLD COAST, 20July 2016– Renowned for delivering exceptional wine and dining experiences, InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort adds to its collection of Insider Experiences, partnering with winemaking family heavyweights, Amadio Wines, for a Resort-first wine dinner hosted by third-generation winemaker, DannielAmadio.

    The exclusive evening will be held on Saturday 13 August inside the Resort’s signature restaurant, The Fireplace, with a limited number of tickets available. Guests will be guided through the wine journey by AmadioCEO and winemaker, DannielAmadio,Resort sommelier, David Stevens-Castroand QLD Amadio State Manager, Allan Spadijer, to showcase a series of hand-selected wines from the family legacy. Most notably, the Amadio NV Grande Reserve Sparkling Brut, voted 'Best of the Best' by Winestate Annual Magazine*, will be on show alongside the Amadio 2007 Reserve Merlot, widely acclaimed as one of the best Merlots in Australia.

    “Exceptional wine and top quality produce is the Amadio family legacy and it gives us great pride to collaborate with InterContinental to deliver this to guests in a unique setting” said DannielAmadio, Amadio CEO and winemaker. “Our NV Grande Reserve Sparkling Brut is one of the only Sparklings that undergoes such an extensive maturation period (8 years)prior to its release and it’s this shared passion for the very bestproduce that makes it a wonderful collaboration.”

    Complementing the wine tasting will be a tailored three-course menu by recently appointed Executive Chef, Andreas Imre, featuring prosciutto wrapped quail withcherry gastrique & nasturtium,and slow-cooked beef short rib followed by passionfruit cheesecake, elderflower jelly, guava sorbet and raspberry coulie.

    The wine dinner will form part of the Sanctuary Cove Winter Wine fair from Friday 12 August to Sunday 14 August in The Marina Village where you’ll discover guest winemakers, wine panels, product sampling and live entertainment.

    Bookings:
    Tickets are $99.00 per personwith full pre-payment required.

    For restaurant reservations please call Emma Heath on 07 5501 9832 or email emma.heath@ihg.com (Monday-Friday).

    For general resort enquiries and further information,please visit http://www.intercontinentalsanctuarycove.com/ or http://www.intercontinentalsanctuarycove.com/dining, call 07 5530 1234 or email info.sanctuarycove@ihg.com.

    *The Grande Reserve was voted 'Best of the Best' Winestate Annual Magazine 2014.

    Join the conversation:
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    Facebook:www.facebook.com/InterContinentalSanctuaryCoveResort
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    With any media enquiries, please contact:

    Nicole Crowley
    PR & Partnerships Marketing Manager
    nicole.crowley@ihg.com | 02 9240 1292 | 0434 323 530

    About InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort
    InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort is the first InterContinental Resort property in Australia and is situated on the northern end of the Gold Coast within the prestigious Sanctuary Cove Resort.  Boasting an elegant and stylish design inspired by the grandeur of a beautiful Queenslander, the resort is set amidst picturesque fountains, lush gardens, a marina, golf course and is home to a spectacular one-acre beach lagoon pool. A holiday at this timeless and sophisticated resort offers pure escapism and relaxation coupled with the convenience of being only minutes from Australia’s favourite theme parks, beaches, international golf courses and breathtaking hinterland.

    For more information visit www.intercontinental.com/sanctuarycove

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  4. Tony Love's Bottle Stop

    April 27, 2016 in News

    Another great write up on two of Amadio's more traditionally Italian varities; the Arneis and Montepulciano.

    Tony Love's Bottle Shop

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  5. Advertiser Review

    April 14, 2016 in News

    Fantastic results for the Amadio 2013 Rosso Quattro. As suggested by Tony; best enjoyed with friends and family around a table full of food. If you're trying to find a stockist of this one, type your postcode into our stockists page on our website or why not come and visit us at our Cellar Door in Felixstow to have a taste for yourself!Advert

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  6. Taking the cellar door experience to China

    May 08, 2015 in News

    We are glad to be featured in SA Life Magazine Enews letter this week. See More

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  7. Amadio second brand retail outlet opened in China

    February 12, 2015 in News

    We are on the move. Our second brand retail outlet in Yangjiang City, China opened last week .

    The address: 

    Shop 31, Ground Floor, Building 5, Dongyi Garden

    Xianzong Road, Yangjiang City, Guangdong, China

    Ph: +86 662 2888111

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  8. Amadio First Official Shop in China

    January 15, 2015 in News

    Amadio Wines celebrated the grand opening of its first Official Shop in Dongguan City, China in October 2014.

    The first store will be owned by the company and their local partner however another 10 or so stores could be operated by local fanchisees.

    “One of the reasons we are doing the franchises is to gain more brand awareness, but also to give our customers both new and current, the representation that we are who we are.’’ Amadio Wines managing director Danniel Amadio said

    The stores will offer tasting of about 20 wines, antipasto platters and information about the company.

    “I think it’s a great opportunity for us but also for South Australia. we also want to start serving some local products, whether that be honey, cheese, things that promote what we are about.

    If you are in Dongguan, please drop in to for a bottle of our wine!

    Address: Ground Floor, Buidling 23-23B, Block C, Ding Hao Plaza, Huancheng Road, Dong Cheng District

    Ph: +86 769 39007318

    For more info in Chinese please click.

     

     

     

     

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  9. Corkscrew - by Jim McMahon

    April 08, 2014 in News

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  10. The History Of Australian Wine - A Cultural Coup D'Etat by Lisa Raymond

    November 11, 2013 in News

    The History Of Australian Wine - A Cultural Coup D'Etat

    Customers of Amadio Wines will be aware of the fantastic products Australian vineyards are capable of producing. These days, Australian wines are famed worldwide – and rightly so. However, this was not always the case. Despite an ideal climate for viticulture and some truly talented vintners, Australian wines faced an uphill struggle to reach the pinnacle they have achieved today. This was not due to inferiority of product – but through entrenched cultural associations which made wine an unconsidered option for many. Nonetheless, Australian wines managed, through their sheer quality and accessibility, to not only break down cultural barriers in Australia, but in other nations as well. The history of Australian wine is as much a history of Australian cultural growth as it is of an industry, and stands as a testament to the splendid worth of Australian wines.

     

    Beer Culture

    Australia has deep historical associations with Britain – and Britain is a nation of beer drinkers. Beer is one of Britain’s oldest and strongest cultural markers, and beer-drinking culture is deeply entrenched. Beer also had certain social associations – it was seen as the drink of the common man, the working bloke, the drink you had with your mates at the pub. Wine was for the posh, the snooty, the pretentious – and it was suspiciously French to boot. These associations came with the British to Australia, resulting in a similarly beery culture. Unfortunately, traditional British beers (served at only slightly below room temperature, and often rather heavy) - while excellent for damp, chilly winter evenings in a British pub - were not ideally consumed in the hot climate of the Antipodes. Australians resorted to paler beers, chilled and gassed into something more like lager. It was a compromise which destroyed much of the taste for which British beer is famed, but which made a more comfortable drinking experience in the heat. However, while the cultural associations of beer remained, the taste and the craftsmanship were gone. Clearly Australians needed something more suited to their own emerging nation.

     

    The Growth of the Vineyards

    Luckily, Australia began to experience a steady influx of continental Europeans - like Giovanni Amadio of Italy. These people, hailing from lands where viticulture and wine drinking were well established, immediately saw the great wine-producing potential of this new land. Settling particularly in Southern Australia, where the soil is ideal for vine nourishment, they began to plant vineyards and settled down to producing a product which they knew could even exceed the quality of that they had drunk back in continental Europe. However, while with their expertise and the aid of the exceptional climate they had little trouble making excellent wines, marketing them was more of an issue. Beer culture was firmly in place, with beer often held in opposition to wine. It was very hard to get customers to discard their prejudices and give wine a try.

     

    Rising Popularity

    Nonetheless, Australian wine managed to make a remarkable surge into the public imagination. Partly this was due to its changing image. Rather than being presented as an elite drink, wine began to be seen for what it was – a fully flavoured native beverage which was very appropriate for the climate of Australia. Once this message had got through, the product could speak for itself – and speak it did, loudly. Tastes changed rapidly, promoting Australian wine to its rightful place near the top of the consumption tables.

     

    Foreign Takeover

    Perhaps most remarkably, the triumph of Australian wines did not end with Australia. Due to its accessibility and excellent taste, Australian wines even began to conquer the heartland of beer itself – Britain. Perhaps due to changing social structures, greater economic power, and more female autonomy, the people of Britain had begun to see a need for a drink which could be consumed at the dinner table rather than in the pub. Ordinary people were throwing dinner parties now, not just the elite – and they needed something to serve with their salmon. Put off by the price tag and scared by their lack of knowledge of established continental wines, they looked for something new. What they found was Australian wine. Australian wine lacked the snobby associations of continental wines – guests were unlikely to look down their nose at someone for picking the ‘wrong’ Australian wine – yet they tasted excellent. Australian wines could be enjoyed without fear of reproof – and they were affordable, too. Australian wine is now the most popular wine in the UK, and has gone a long way towards reforming foreign attitudes towards Australians. Whereas Australia may once have seemed to the outsider a brutal, beer-guzzling land of spiders and crocodiles (which appealed to some, but not to many), the cultured image of wine has helped to promote Australia as the beautiful and welcoming nation that it truly is. Holiday providers like Iglu Cruise note that Australia is ‘just waiting to be explored’ by eager foreign tourists, who frequently make a point of including vineyard tours as part of their itinerary. Wine tourism is a growing Australian industry, which generates thousands of dollars of tourist revenue a year – a greatly positive boost to the economy.

     

    A Lasting Legacy

    The efforts of pioneering vintners like Giovanni Amadio have therefore not only brought a great, quality tipple to the Australian palate, they have also helped to reform not only Australian but also British drinking culture - breaking the centuries old hold of beer over the popular imagination. Dispensing with the snooty image of wine and bringing the drink to its rightful place at the dinner table was no mean feat, and a coup d’état for which the cultural and economic benefits are still being reaped. In enjoying a bottle of Amadio wine, you are enjoying something that is truly Australian, something that has forged its own way, through its own merit, into the culture of Australia and beyond.

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