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Raidis Estate
 
4 February 2019 | Raidis Estate

Will you join Billy’s club this year?

 

There is a jam-packed year ahead for Billy and his band of loyal followers (Billy Goat club members), and so many reasons for those sitting on the fence to take the plunge and join in the fun (become a Billy Goat club member), not the least of which is that 2018 was an amazing year, and 2019 is going to be bigger, much bigger!

 

So, to whet your appetite, here are just some of the amazing things in store for Billy Goat club members in 2019 –

 

Wine and Dine with the Raidis crew and the other Billy members

 

Raidis Estate plays host to Tasting Australia’s Big Sky Banquet, an amazing 5-course banquet prepared by some amazing local Chefs, and delivered to long table dining at Raidis HQ where you’ll rub shoulders with the Team Raidis and fellow Billy members, and be wined and dined the Raidis Estate way.

 

The coveted Charcoal Grill

 

Of course, for lovers of the coveted Charcoal Grill events at Raidis Estate, Chris is all set to go and we have a bunch of events throughout the year where the deliciousness will feature for you to enjoy.

 

For deliveries, the envy of the Aussie cricket team

 

Being a Billy Goat club member sets you up for two of the best deliveries of the year. When you become a Billy member, we will send you a dozen of our finest produce twice per year, so you can always have a beautiful Raidis Estate wine on hand for that cheeky mid-week indulgence, or for that special occasion on the weekend.

 

Take flight with Raidis Estate

 

And for the piece de resistance, this year we’re not just setting the bar higher than ever before, we’re shooting for the stars with an exclusive Billy Goat members-only trip to Singapore!

 

Those lucky enough to book will be wined and dined for 4 glorious days in one of the culinary capitals of the world. Prepare to have your taste buds wowed, and to rub shoulders with the team from Raidis Estate, and with fellow club members in sunny Singapore.

 

And this is just a taste of the events you’ll get an invite to, and that you’ll never forget once you’ve been. We’re throwing caution to the wind in 2019 and putting on our best year yet, and we want you to come along on the journey with us.

 

So remember, don’t be a silly goat, become a Billy Goat!

Time Posted: 04/02/2019 at 10:44 AM
Raidis Estate
 
16 October 2018 | Raidis Estate

Become a part of something special

For anyone who has been to our cellar door or who has experienced our delicious wines, you will know that our goats are part of the family and framework that is our winery. And, they feature prominently on our logo.  

 

They are an integral part of our business and our life at Raidis Estate. If you’re anything like us, you’ll love being part of something special, something unique, and something exclusive! Oh, and you’ll also love wine!

 

At Raidis Estate, we have our very own unique and exclusive wine club which is affectionately known as the Billy Goat Club, designed for lovers of great food and delicious wines.

 

Becoming a Billy Goat club member makes you a part of our business and a part of the Raidis Estate story forever. You become like family to us. You also get some great deals on wine, events and all things Raidis Estate. Oh, and did we mention that we have a members-only trip to Singapore coming up?

 

Still on the fence? Well here is what is on offer to entice you further.

 

  • There’s no membership fee and free freight for whole cases.

  • Priority access to our most limited release wines – like our annual project wines.

  • A dozen of our premium wines delivered to your door twice a year (white, red or mixed). The best part is you get to choose.

  • 15% off all Raidis Estate wines and merchandise all year round.

  • Gift service – we will send wine and merchandise on your behalf to family and friends with a personalised card (so you never need to work out what to get those loved ones)

  • Invitations to events and bonus offers – including the coveted Greek Charcoal Grill and our Living the Dream Day, which normally sells out exclusively to our Billy Goat Club members.

  • Vintage reports and tasting notes with suggestions of when to drink and food accompaniments.

  • Billy Goat Club member key ring.

  • And to top it off, we hold exclusive members-only days and events which you can share with other lovers of Raidis Estate.

 

Becoming a club member will see you invited to all the best events which will fire up your social calendar, and will keep you well stocked with Raidis Estate’s finest, so you’ve always got delicious, premium wines handy to pair with whatever culinary delights you have prepared.

 

It also makes the perfect Christmas gift for that super hard to buy for family member… Hint, Hint!

 

It will be the best decision you ever make, so don't be a silly goat, become a billy goat.

 

We’d love to have you.

 

 

Time Posted: 16/10/2018 at 12:42 PM
Raidis Estate
 
28 May 2018 | Raidis Estate

To decant, or not to decant, that is the question

 

 

We often have people ask us why do we decant a wine? And, when should we decant, or not decant?

 

We thought the best way to answer this is by explaining what decanting does to a wine.

 

In winemaking, air contact with the wine is both a friend and a foe for a winemaker. Various stages of the process require air contact (for some very technical reasons) as without it they wouldn’t happen.

 

Once the grape juice is fermented into wine, we try to keep air away from the finished wine as much as possible. The reason is that air causes the release of the beautiful flavours and aromas that we all love in our wines, which is great at the right time. However, once they are released they are lost forever, so we try to retain them in the wine until you open it.

 

After the wine has been in the bottle for a while, those beautiful flavours and aromas can become hidden until air is once again exposed to the wine, which is why we decant; to release those hidden gems! In general, the longer the wine has been in the bottle, the more hidden that deliciousness becomes and the greater the need to add the air before it is consumed.

 

We suggest as a rule of thumb; less than a year or two in the bottle, no need to decant. Longer than that in the bottle then it should be decanted.

 

And this goes for whites as well as reds. Most people think only reds should be decanted. This is mainly because we tend to drink our whites as young wines, whereas reds we’re happy to age a bit more.

 

So, next time you’re thinking should I decant the wine, remember the above, and if you’re still in doubt, give the wine a sniff. If you can smell the beautiful aromatics then no need to decant, and if they’re hiding, give it a decant first and enjoy!

 

Time Posted: 28/05/2018 at 8:00 PM
Raidis Estate
 
12 January 2018 | Raidis Estate

Don’t be a Silly Goat, become a Billy Goat

 

Don’t be a Silly Goat, become a Billy Goat

 

We don’t want you to be a silly Goat and miss out on all of Raidis Estate’s best wines, so it might be best for you to become a Billy Goat Club member. All the cool kids are doing it, and there are so many excellent benefits to becoming a Bily Goat Club member with Raidis Estate. If you’d love a dozen of our premium wines picked by us and delivered to your door twice a year, this club is the one for you. You can also choose your wines if you have some favs by joining our custom club.

We are passionate about making easy to drink, elegant wines and sharing them with you. We offer priority to our most limited wines through the club, with no membership fee and FREE freight for whole cases.

Other impressive benefits include 15% Savings on ALL Raidis Estate wines and merchandise all year round.

Exclusive Gift service – we will send wine and merchandise on your behalf to family and friends with a personalised card. How cool!

Invitations to events and bonus offers – including the coveted Greek Charcoal Grill. Yummo

Vintage reports and tasting notes with suggestions of when to drink and food accompaniments.

And last but by no means least, a Billy Goat Club Member key ring.

So join us in the coolest club in town. We’d love to have you and look forward to sharing our best wines with you.

JOIN NOW

 

 

 

 

Time Posted: 12/01/2018 at 12:31 PM