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A message of gratitude from Barry and Wendy

Thank you from Wendy and Barry

As the year draws to a close, we are feeling grateful for our incredible team at Passel Estate; our wine club members and visitors who have supported us throughout the year; and the local community of trade, suppliers, tour guides and tourism bodies.

It has been a pleasure welcoming visitors back to the tasting room from interstate and overseas this year with borders in Western Australia fully open. We have also enjoyed hosting events for our friends and loyal wine club members in Margaret River and in Singapore, as well as a Passel Estate masterclass for the members of 67 Pall Mall with our wonderfully entertaining winemaker, Bruce Dukes.

We have been honoured with a number of gold and silver medals again this year, most notably from the Decanter World Wine Awards 2022 and the recent Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2022. We are also delighted that Passel Estate wines have reached UK shores just in time for Christmas, and we have made new partnerships for exporting small amounts of our wine to South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Our conservation efforts at the estate continue. We have undertaken a major program this year of weed eradication throughout the property in collaboration with Nature Conservation, and further revegetation around the waterways. The abundant birdlife, water fowl and frogs delight our tasting room visitors, and the images we capture on our wildlife cameras show that the families of western ringtail possums in our bushland sanctuary are thriving.

The turn of the year is always a time of anticipation as we approach vintage, and this year especially so, as we plan to make the base wine for a new champagne-method bubbly to complete our portfolio of single-vineyard wines. It will be a little while before this exciting new wine will be ready to release, so stay tuned for further updates!

We wish you good health and happiness for the new year and look forward to seeing some of you at our annual Lunar New Year Jazz in the Vineyard on Friday 27th January 2023, to help celebrate and usher in the new year of the rabbit, a symbol of kindness, courage and hope.

With our very best wishes,

Barry and Wendy

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