A number of us have been members of The Wine Syndicate, a highly successful wine buying group, for many years.  Now we have arranged to conduct our own tastings and ordering.


The Wine Syndicate is a wine buying group that has been in operation since 1974.  It is a non-commercial, non-profit making group that selects a broad range of wines  every 4 months, using its significant purchasing power to obtain very good prices, arranges tastings in some 35 locations around Australia, receives the orders, and organises delivery either to specific pick-up points, or despatches via parcel delivery to the addresses of the members.


All the wines selected are good quality, and the prices vary from around $6 to $16, meeting the Wine Syndicate’s founding purpose – ‘cheaper better wine’.


The wines are available only in dozens, but there is always a mixed white and a mixed red, and of course you can arrange to split with your friends, neighbours etc.


The inaugural tasting will be held at Paul and Joy Purvis’ boatshed (21 Florence Terrace, or 7 Jetties East of Tennis Wharf – the only jetty with tall standing lights along its length) on


SATURDAY 29TH OCTOBER from 4.30 – 6.30 pm


Please RSVP to Paul, preferably by Email by  22nd October ( .


Or, if you prefer, ring any of the following:-    Greg Roberts  9979 9599,  George Gaal  9979 9141, Edna Carew  9979 3490, Paul Purvis  9979 9667, Alan Gaines  9979 2070


We will register you.  There is no cost or obligation to buy.  If you register by  22nd October, we’ll have time to send out information on the wines for you to study, plus a short history of The Wine Syndicate.


We are organising enough sample wines to cater for 40 people.


We have no idea at this stage how many wine lovers will be interested in attending.


SO, first in best dressed!


Please bring your best tasting glass, plus a few interesting nibbles that will aid in the tasting process, as well as the information/ordering sheets.


Any wine you order will be ready for collection (or delivered, if that’s your choice) at the end of November, ready for Christmas.


We look forward to seeing you.