Far North Queensland Winery Expands
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Winery expansion due to popular demand from wine lovers.
Due to ongoing demand the Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery is having to expand its wine making production.
“We expected to have reduced sales due to the decline in tourist numbers, increased fuel prices and the world-wide financial upheavals.” said Tony Woodall, spokesman for the winery “but in spite of the reduced number of visitors to the winery our sales have increased by nearly 10%”.
The owners, Tony and Trudie Woodall had originally decided to keep the winery small “so we wouldn’t have to work too hard”, but demand from wine lovers for the award winning “wine that tastes nice” has forced the family business into more than doubling production capacity from around 8,000 litres to 20,000 litres a year.
Winemaker, Trudie Woodall says “We are still a small boutique winery, thank goodness, but I guess we have been caught up in the success of it all."
The winery area has now increased by 300% and they have invested in “bigger and better” fermenting tanks and ancillary equipment. Tony Woodall says that “by mid-January our new fermenters will be making wine from the wet season fruits like Purple Mangosteen, Mango and Lychee”.
For further details please contact Tony Woodall.
Phone: 4098 4000. Fax: 4098 4100.
Information supplied by:Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery