We are back and we are ready to paaaaartaaaaay! After a sell out 2017 Vintage BAIE Wines is back baby – and we have got so much planned for the next few months to get some BAIE back in the lives of those of you who have missed it! We will be delivering BAIE Wines to all your favourite restaurants and wine stores and pouring up a storm at tastings and dinners on the Bellarine and in Geelong.
BAIE Wines only opens it’s doors a few times a year, and the Winter Shiraz Weekend will be the first for 2018!
The team at BAIE love to host guests at their waterfront small batch winery, so the weekend is always a very special one. Think beautiful BAIE Wines, warm fires, live music, a delicious hearty Italian inspired lunch menu, regional masterclasses and special wine offers throughout the weekend.
Free entry to Festival and Cellar Door with no booking required.
We are over the moon, excited about a new edition to the BAIE Wines range – the first in 10 years. We have been long time Saigne’e fans – it’s important people understand that it is a very different wine to our current Rose’.
We have got the best amount of Autumn fun you possibly could ever have, and it’s so easy to take part! The question is do you need 6 Bottles of Baie Saignée, a $100 Food Purveyor Chocolate Hamper, $100 PJ Voucher from Stone and Grain and a $50 NETFLIX Voucher for the best ever ‘night in’?
As you may or may not have heard… We have now sold out of our BAIE Pinot Gris, Rose’ and Shiraz and we are soooo sorry to have let some of you down – because we know better than anyone, when you need your BAIE… you NEED your BAIE!
Aaaahhhh – Valentines Day… love it or hate it… you gotta love ‘love’ – and we here at BAIE see a lot of it. Loved up Brides and Grooms, their beautiful families, all coming together to celebrate that day in your life where you really can’t believe you could love another person more. We’ve put together a little flick of some beautiful BAIE moments that make us all love ‘love’ just a little bit more.
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT BAIE
We are all working pretty flat out at the moment in the lead up to what is shaping up to be a wonderful start to the 2018 vintage. Sim has been hard at it over the last few weeks getting the nets on the vineyard (not his favourite job it has to be said) to protect those almost ripe bunches from the birdlife, and preparing to get our hands on those grapes for our winemakers to begin the process of crafting some exciting new wines for you all. The overview of the crop at the minute is that the fruit is ripening well, the health of the vines is excellent and the overall balance in the vineyard is exactly where we want it to be. Can’t wait!
APCO Wine Walk
A big thank you to all who attended the Geelong Heritage APCO Wine Walk – a fantastic crowd who raved about our BAIE Sauvignon Blanc and newcomer BAIE Saignée – to get your hands on some of this chilled, juicy, cherry flavoured Rosado style you can jump online here.
Thank you also to our beautiful hosts at the Geelong Hotel – great staff, great hospitality and a fabulous Geelong Venue – check them out here www.geelonghotel.com.
Cheers to Love and the Promise of things to come, Nadine and Simon X
Welcome to the endless possibilities of 2018, we are working overtime in the vineyard to look after those big beautiful bunches that are going to make some pretty spectacular wine this year and we are working hard on finding some pretty innovative ways to thank you for being part of what we do… can’t wait for this year!!
This quote from Nanea Hoffman (of IG sweatpantsandcoffee fame) has just about summed it up – what will you keep, treasure, ditch and embrace this year?
NOTE TO SELF:
Keep the lessons.
Treasure the love and laughs.
Ditch the stuff that doesn’t serve you.
Embrace the adventures yet to come.
We don’t know about you… but summer days leaves us feeling a little more adventurous about what we are serving up on the deck or at the beach for the perfect evening with friends. Check out this beautiful recipe that we are literally addicted to this summer… and to complete, serve with a chilled glass of BAIE Pinot Gris (6 or 12packs available here) for dining perfection. Enjoy.
SWEET N SPICY SRIRACHA GLAZED SALMON
- 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce (or tamari for gluten-free)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce (or to taste)
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 salmon fillet, cut into 200g pieces
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped scallions, for garnish
- In a large zip-top plastic bag, combine the soy sauce, honey, vinegar, Sriracha, ginger, and garlic. Add the salmon, toss to coat evenly, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or up to 8 hours, turning the fish once.
- Remove the salmon from the bag, reserving the marinade. Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat and add the sesame oil. Rotate the pan to coat the bottom evenly and add the salmon. Cook until one side of the fish is browned, about 2 minutes. Flip the salmon and cook until the other side browns, 2 more minutes. Reduce the heat to low and pour in the reserved marinade. Cover and cook until the fish is cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes.
- Place a piece of salmon on each of 4 serving plates and sprinkle with the scallions.
(SERVES 4 – CHECK OUT https://www.epicurious.com/cookbooks/the-skinnytaste-cookbook FOR MORE DETAILS)
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT BAIE
Just so you know where our busy little BAIE team will be we’ve got some exciting events on the horizon.
‘SUMMERTIME WITH BAIE’ COMPETITION
Its summer and we hope you are loving long summer days on the deck or at the beach with friends – but we’ve got something to GIVE AWAY that’s going to take your Australia Day sipping to the next level – a BAIE ROSE’ APEROL SPRITZ KIT. This includes everything you need to make your very own – 1 Bottle BAIE Rosé, 1 Bottle Aperol, 1 Bottle Sparkling Rosé, Copper Bar Spoon, Copper Jigger, Ice Ball Mould (valued at over $150).
ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS: Jump onto our Facebook page to enter here
GEELONG HERITAGE WINE WALK
The Geelong Heritage Wine Walk is back again for the ultimate cellar door experience! 7 premier venues in Geelong CBD will open their doors to feature exceptional wines from Victoria’s finest wineries! SATURDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 2018 11AM – 5PM. Tickets $110 (+ bf) includes entry to all 7 venues, wine tasting of over 20 prestigious wineries, and canapes to match at each venue.
ALL PROFITS FROM THIS EVENT WILL GO THE APCO FOUNDATION PTY LTD.
Click here for more information or to book.
We will be pouring a selection of Wines from the Geelong Hotel, and can’t wait for what is sure to be a sold out, wonderful wine and food event for a great cause!!
Summertime Cheers – Nadine and Simon X
NEW RELEASE – BAIE SAIGNE’E
We are over the moon, excited about a new addition to the BAIE Wines range – the first in 10 years and we will be releasing it online and in selected Wine Stores as at Monday 30th October.
Adding a Saigne’e is something we are so happy about – we have been long time Saigne’e fans – but it’s important people understand that it is a very different wine to our current Rose’. BAIE Saigne’e – (French for ‘bleeding off’) refers to our winemakers techniques of carefully extracting the free run juice after we have picked our Shiraz followed by 6 months in third and fourth fill French Oak Barriques. This is a fuller flavoured, fruit driven, savoury Rose’.
Richard Crowley from Barwon Heads Wine Store wrote the following review –
“The new Saignee from Baie Wines is a lovely addition to their line up. It’s a more serious rose – as you would expect from a saignee style – deeper in colour richer thanks to six months in oak. On the palate, the ‘Baie style is noticeable, that familiar soft and creamy texture which is quickly followed by hints of cherry and a much richer mouthfeel leads itself as a perfect food match. I look forward to putting this on the table over summer”.
BAIE 2017 Saigne’e retails at $30 per bottle and is available online, and at selected wine stores including Barwon Heads Wine Store, Bottles and Barrels, Randalls, Geelong Cellar Door and Wine Domaine.
BAIE ROSE’ SPRITZ
W are so excited to announce the launch of summers go to drink the divine ‘BAIE Rose’ Spritz’ as seen when launched at the amazing luxury Level Seven Rooftop Bar at Primus Hotel Sydney by the team at Delicious (we can hardly believe it)!! See here the recipe the inspired bar staff at Primus Hotel created –
- 60ml BAIE rosé wine
- 60ml sparkling wine
- 30ml Aperol
- Orange Zest
- Orange peel to serve
- 1 Place spiced ice ball in glass and pour over rosé, sparkling wine and Aperol.
- 2 Sprinkle Orange Zest.
- 3 Swirl glass with ice ball and garnish with an orange peel.
TOAST TO THE COAST
We know how much some of you enjoy attending Baie Wines during Toast to the Coast. Unfortunately this year Baie will not be opening their doors to the public as after sell out vintages in the last two years we are trying to make sure our wine lasts a little longer for all! We love Toast to the Coast as much as you do so are very disappointed not to be attending but hope very much to be back next year.
We are excited to reveal some more details for the upcoming Spring Grazing lunch at The Bungalow Restaurant this Wednesday 25th October for Geelong Cup, where we will be serving all of your BAIE Wines favourites by the glass/bottle. The format of the day will be kept quite relaxed and informal. The team at The Bungalow will be serving 16 different shared items over four courses. The Geelong Cup will be streaming live and you will be able to try your hand at a sweep or two with prizes awarded during the afternoon. You can still ring The Bungalow team on 52163025 to book a table for your raceday gang until Tuesday 24th – but hurry only a few tables left.
MEDALS MEDAL MEDALS
We are excited to announce that yet again we are so proud to count ourselves among the lucky few to have been awarded Medals at this years Geelong Wine Show held last week on the 17th and 18th October. This year we have bagged a Bonze Medal for our 2017 BAIE Pinot Gris and a Silver Medal for our 2017 BAIE Rose’. We couldn’t be more proud of the hard work Simon and Pete put in the vineyard and our winemakers Robin and Marcus put in at the winery to bring about award winning wines each year! Don’t forget you can get your share of these delicious wines online and you can choose a mix of wines as long as you are ordering the total quantity in boxes of 6 or 12.
Cheers to that,
Nadine and Simon Kuc
With Fathers Day just around the corner we thought we’d make it easy for you to tick all of his boxes with this gorgeous gift!
• 2 bottles of the BAIE 2016 – To wow his wine loving self with one of the Bellarine’s best.
• 1 pair of Happy Socks* – Because like… Dad… and socks. And they’re HAPPY!
• 1 Massive Chocolate Pretzel – This will knock those happy socks off! It’s that good.
• 1 Handsome Body Wash – So he’s ‘handsome’ and smells great… love you Dad!
* Socks come in various ‘Happy’ patterns.
** Please note orders cut off Wednesday 30th August 12pm for delivery by Friday
We are super excited about the very kind things people are saying about our wine of late. A recent review in the GT Magazine by Callum MacPherson of Bottles and Barrels in Geelong described the 2017 BAIE PINOT GRIS as showing ‘a pale copper colour’, ‘ripe pear and sweet honey’ and the ‘mouth feel rings for minutes’ – now if that’s not a reason to get yourself some of that golden goodness then we don’t know what is!
And of course there’s Halliday… the recently release 2018 Halliday Wine Companion rated –
BAIE 2015 Shiraz as 95 points – which reflects an ‘Outstanding Wine – of Gold Medal Standard, usually with a great pedigree.’
BAIE 2016 Pinot Gris as 92 Points – ‘Highly recommended wines of great quality, style and character.’
BAIE 2016 Rose’ as 90 Points – ‘Highly recommended wines of great quality, style and character. ‘(Also Gold Medal Winner at the 2016 Geelong Wine Show).
Now… the not so great news is we have sold out of all those wines – yep, you knew it before James Halliday did… so those wines were bought up, sipped and enjoyed before the book even came out.
But the good news is – we have the new 2017/2016 Vintages of these wines and we couldn’t be prouder of this vintage… they stack up extremely well to last years wines so we hope you get to try and enjoy soon!
DID WE HEAR YOU SAY… WELL GET ME SOME BAIE WINES…
Now that you know the 2017 New Vintage Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Rose and 2016 Shiraz have been released and have been met with a huge amount of love from BAIE Wine lovers and local Wine Stores and Restaurants alike there are two ways you can get some BAIE Wines in your life –
- Visit any one of our amazing local stockists – they are fully stocked with all your BAIE favs and you can pop in and grab a bottle any time you like. Check here for your closest stockiest.
- Order a 6 pack – of a mixed or straight selection of BAIE priced from $25 per bottle and FREE delivery for a Wine Tribe member*, it couldn’t be easier to ensure you are stocked up for that “I need a wine NOW” moment in your week! AND there is NEXT DAY delivery for local area, just have your order in by midday! Shop now!
Here’s Cheers to that
Nadine and Simon Kuc
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You came, wined, dined, ginned, cheesed, flowered and danced. We can’t thank those of you enough who joined us for this weekend’s Shiraz Festival – it was HUGE and FUN and TASTY – and you were all wonderful guests. Thank you for choosing to spend some of your weekend with us and we hope you loved every minute of your time (and wine) with us.
BAIE WINES NEW VINTAGE – WOO HOO
High fives, cheers, fist pumps, and jumps for joy we are proud to announce the BAIE Wines 2017 VINTAGE Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Rose’ and Shiraz’ are now back in stock and can be purchased online or at any good local bottle store. The wines are fantastic – thanks to all for your patience and support while we crafted these wines into something we think you are going to love!!
The four wines that are now available for your drinking pleasure are –
2017 SAUVIGNON BLANC
A refreshingly textured wine, with delicious flavours of peaches and citrus, underlined by a rich mineral backbone. A perfect representation of the sophistication that can be found in cool climate savoury Sauvignon Blanc.
2017 PINOT GRIS
This small batch estate grown BAIE Wines bestseller packs rich, creamy honey and pear flavours, with a full ripe palate and firm acid balance. Smooth and delicious this Pinot Gris is sure to hold a special place in your heart and at your dinner table.
Australia is celebrating dry purpose made Rose’ and this savoury blush style of Rose’ explains just why. Bursting with flavours of strawberries and red fruit with a delicious dry finish, this is definitely a Rose’ lovers go-to wine.
This Shiraz delivers all the goods of a cool climate, maritime red with delicious plum and red fruits that are perfectly balanced with spice and French oak. Cellar for the long haul, but oh so good right now.
360Q + BAIE WINES
We’re so very proud to be launching the 2017 Vintage of BAIE Wines at the incomparable 360Q restaurant in Queenscliff with a five-course degustation dinner on July 22. Lovers of our wines were left clamoring for more this year as the 2016 range sold out in January – but now the 2017 vintage is ready it will be officially launched at Queenscliff’s iconic waterfront venue, 360Q, on July 22. Customers at 360Q have literally devoured the Baie Rose’, Pinot Gris, sauvignon Blanc and the 2015 shiraz, and 360Q business owner Barry Iddles is very proud to have joined forces with Baie Wines owners Nadine and Simon Kuc to host the launch with a five-course degustation menu.
It’s the first time Baie Wines products have been launched at a dinner outside of the cellar door. Tickets are $100pp and guests will enjoy canapes, entree, main, dessert and cheese platters to pair with the 2017 Rose, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and the 2016 Shiraz. Sounds delicious, fun and awesome value – well make sure you book here soon as the event is going to be a sell out….
SPECIAL OFFER FOR BAIE WINE TRIBE MEMBERS
Don’t’ forget if you are a Wine Tribe member you receive free delivery on any online purchase delivered directly to your door – just enter your exclusive free delivery code before you check out. As a special new vintage release celebration we will be giving away an extra bottle for every 12 bottle case ordered online until the end of July. Buy 12 – get 13, that’s up to $30 extra value.
NOT A BAIE WINE TRIBE MEMBER
No problems – if you want new release offers, free delivery, a $50 voucher on your birthday and lots more perks along the way join here. And just so you know – we aren’t interested in asking you to commit to buying bottles of BAIE every month like many other wine clubs – joining our Wine Tribe is free and you don’t need to purchase anything – we just like you are part of what we do, and want to say thanks!