16 April 2019 | Raidis Estate
As school holidays and Easter time are upon us, we’re in disbelief that it’s already the end of April! This realisation that the year is flying by has made us think about why we do what we do.
Living the Winemaker dream is a lot of sweat and tears, but it’s also the perfect opportunity to create something to bring people together and enjoy this wonderful thing we call life, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
For us; Emma and Stevo, making great wine is about bringing people together with great food, awesome company, and sensational wines! Just like ours! Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
But seriously, that is why we do what we do and why we love it so much. Because life, laughter, and enjoying great produce is made all the better by sharing it with people.
We have many events at Raidis Estate throughout the year, and we love nothing more than bringing people together and chatting all things wine, food, and good times.
This month alone we have already enjoyed the Big Sky banquet as part of Tasting Australia, Chris’s charcoal grill, and we are heading toward our Living the dream event for another year.
These events revolve around getting to know our community; those who love our wines, and we have a fun time whilst doing it. Of course, these events introduce new people to our wines too and make our community bigger. And on top of the events, many lovers of our wines also become our friends.
We wish you a happy and safe break, shared with family and friends and surrounded by great food and great wine because for us no holiday period is complete without some great friends and of course Raidis Estate’s finest.
Life is short and is there to be enjoyed, and if you happen to be in the Coonawarra this holiday period, be sure to swing by and say hello. We will be more than happy to give you a guided tasting through our beautiful range of wines.
4 February 2019 | Raidis Estate
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!
23 October 2018 | Raidis Estate
Spring has gone and gotten us all excited for what is without a doubt one of the favourite events on the Raidis Estate social calendar. Our Spring Shindig is all about bringing together all things special to us at Raidis Estate, and that includes you!
So, for this year’s Spring Shindig, we’ve partnered up with our great mates at The Cide Project to bring you the best beers and ciders in town, and the local band The Led Sleds will have you dancing the night away on the dance floor (or wherever you feel like dancing).
Of course, no event would be complete at Raidis Estate without Chris firing up the Greek Charcoal Grill and delivering to you some of our favourite dishes which are sure to see you well fed and loving life.
Raidis Estate’s finest will be flowing, and the atmosphere is always great when we bring together all things food, wine, live music and great people.
Clear your calendars.
Saturday 3rd November at 6pm, make sure you’re not anywhere else but living it up at Raidis Estate.
A $40 ticket gets you in the door and will see you with a glass in hand (which you get to keep), along with a delicious meal straight from the Charcoal Grill to enjoy before dancing the night away. And if you want to eat before you come, a $10 ticket gets you in the door and glass in hand.
Not that we think you’ll need more inspiration, but to get you here we’ve organised a return bus from Mt Gambier for just $15 per person, so no need to argue about who should be designated driver.
Jump on the Raidis Estate website and book your spot for what will be an amazing Spring Shindig at Raidis Estate.
We can’t wait to see you!
23 April 2018 | Raidis Estate
Living the Dream 2019
Every year Raidis Estate winery opens its doors, it’s vineyards, and it’s hearts to a group of wine enthusiasts who want to live the dream with us and be a winemaker for a day.
It is without a doubt one of our favourite days of the year! It’s the day we look forward to most on our yearly calender as we get to share our passion for a sustainable grape to bottle winemaking with a select group of our customers.
Every year at the end of vintage a group of wine lovers travel to the Coonawarra from near and far to see just how we do it. The day’s format varies from year to year as it’s dependent on mother nature and how kind she is to us, but generally it starts in the vineyards and then moves into the winery for some winemaking activities, either crushing grapes or pressing them into the barrel.
And to top the day off, we share a delicious long lunch with our guests and show them what Raidis Estate and Coonawarra hospitality is all about. Guests on the day will also get an extra special delivery of the wine they’ve had a hand in making down the track when it is bottled.
These days are special to us, and we love being able to share our life passion and our wine with the guests that join us.
2019 pre-release ticket sales will be in May 2018 and will be exclusive to our Billy Goat club members prior to release to the public. So, to find out more details stay tuned to our social media, and sign up to our Billy Goat club for the pre-release sale exclusive to our members.
5 March 2018 | Raidis Estate
Celebrate Coonawarra Vintage with us!
The grapes are being picked, and the hard work is happening in all the wineries around the Coonawarra to get fruit from the vineyard and into the bottle for you to enjoy.
Excited and Exhausted are two words that come to mind, but we love what we do!
The region is abuzz with vintage fever. And we are ready to celebrate a new year of wine in the best way we know how; with two days of fun as four of our region’s wineries open their doors to visitors during the peak of grape harvest. And to give you a glimpse of what vintage is like with our annual 'After Dark weekend' April 13th and 14th. We are one of those lucky wineries!
We know we harp on about how good chief and MasterChef Chris’s charcoal grill is, but well, the reason for that is because it is that good! With mouth-watering eats on offer, delicious wines and fun times to be had with good friends, it seems like the best way to spend your Saturday the 14th, don’t you think?
We have buses available from Mount Gambier, and we promise a night of fun and a darn good feed.
We hope to see you there.
$40 ticket includes Entry, Dinner & Riedel wine glass for you to keep.
$10 ticket includes Entry & Riedel wine glass for you to keep.
$15 - Return Bus from Mount Gambier.
3 January 2018 | Raidis Estate
Ain’t no party like a Raidis Estate party
With Christmas and New Years behind us it’s now time for relaxation and to de-stress a bit before jumping into another busy year. A time to enjoy the summer months, beach visits and longer days, and if you are the lucky ones that have most of the month off, we are jealous, and we hope you enjoy it.
At Raidis Estate we sure do love to throw a fun event, and next week we have a cracker of a party coming up if you are looking for something to do after winding down from Chrissy and NYE festivities.
We have Jack Howard, the legendary trumpeter who performed with the mighty Hunters and Collectors playing at Raidis Estate on Saturday the 13th of January. We will also have the one and only Chris Raidis cooking up our famous Greek Charcoal grill – Yum!
On top of that, there’s delicious wine on offer, and buses from Robe and Beachport to get you here and home safely.
This is an event not to be missed and is set to be a great night.
For more details about Jack Howard and the long lost brothers see our previous blog here: http://www.raidis.com.au/blog/Jack-Howard-hits-Raidis-Estate
30 November 2017 | Raidis Estate
Jack Howard hits Raidis Estate
You’re sitting on the grass, shoes off, and a glass of cold vino in hand. The gorgeous sounds of a trumpet and band sound out around you, and as you sip on your Pinot Gris the summer breeze drifts by, and you feel like you could sit in this exact point in space and time for forever. You are getting lost in the music and allowing the atmosphere to carry you into a state of relaxation.
Surrounded by your best friends, and as you look around thinking life is pretty darn good, your partner plonks down beside you with a big plate of Charcoal Grill and a classic Coonawarra Cabernet in hand. Yum, you are in heaven.
Summer is for friends, wines, and good times. You wish you could just freeze moments like these when you are at your most relaxed, enjoying great food, good company and a delicious glass of vino.
These moments make the tapestry of our lives and become the memories that we cherish the most.
We believe events are all about good food, great wine, and having fun times, and we are thrilled to bits to have the legendary Jack Howard and The Long Lost Brothers perform at Raidis Estate Winery this coming summer. January 13th, 2018 to be exact.
Jack is a founding member of the mighty Hunters and Collectors and will join us off the back of a recent world tour with Midnight Oil as their horn/keyboard/percussion man.
He has played with some other big acts along the way too; Rodriguez, The Violent Femmes, and The Living End just to name a few. He’s the only trumpeter in the ARIA Hall-of-Fame and has released many records over fifteen years.
And he is about to play at our place in the beautiful Coonawarra wine region.
Jack’s music is powerful, bluesy, driving - not a million miles from H & C - but at the same time dark and intimate, and we think it pairs perfectly with a glass of Raidis Estate wine and one of our famous Charcoal Grills.
We are so excited for this event and hope you can join us for an evening that we know will be etched in your memory forever.
We provide a night of dancing, fun and frivolity!
As always, Chris Raidis & the Raidis clan will be cooking up a storm on the Charcoal Grill.... You haven’t had Charcoal Grill until you’ve tried Chris’s, and the hospitality provided is what memories are made off.