Poonawatta partners with Rotary for drought relief

One of our clients – Poonawatta have partnered with the Rotary Australia Drought Relief Response to raise funds for drought affected communities through the sale of our 2014 Poonawatta ‘The Cuttings’ Shiraz. The goal is to raise over $33,000.00!


At $49 per bottle the 2014 Poonawatta ‘The Cuttings’ Shiraz (Halliday Wine Companion 95 points) can potentially raise over $33,000 to support drought relief activities – with all profits donated to the Rotary Drought Relief Responsewith your support!


Minimum purchase is a 6 bottle case ($294) delivered Freight Free across Australia.


So, please share this offer with friends, family, workmates etc.


And you can assure those that you share this with that we will not harvest contact details. Joining the Poonawatta Club is opt in, so one-off sales can be made with absolute privacy.


If 6 bottles are too many, feel free to put together an order with others.


“Poonawatta’s support and generosity in raising funds for the Rotary Australia Drought Relief Response is a wonderful initiative from this small wine producer, and we hope that wine drinkers across Australia will support this great offer.” 
Mike Whitehouse, Treasurer and National Contact for Rotary Australia Drought Relief Response


The Cuttings was recently reviewed in the 2019 Halliday Wine Companion.

“Bold and beautiful. Plums, violets, mint and darker blackberried characters on all fronts. It’s a floral wine with impact; it’s pure Eden Valley Shiraz. Sawdusty oak plays a minor role, as indeed does a melt of tannin. It offers a world of freshness and life. Rating 95. To 2035”


So, what motivated Poonawatta to do this? Poonawatta is a mixed farm, with only 10% of the property planted to vineyards. While conditions here are far better than many places in rural Australia, They have only received 50% of our average rainfall, and like many other local farmers, are needing to de-stock and purchase hay. It was through making these decisions that we were motivated to do what we can to help those who have endured years of crippling drought.


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About the Rotary Drought Relief Program.

Rotary’s program uses a ‘whole of community’ approach, completely run by volunteers and does not incur any overhead or administrative expenses. This holistic aid program includes distributing vouchers to farming families for essential supplies from local small businesses to stimulate local economic growth and organising community ‘Family Days’ to promote mental health and social wellbeing.

The ‘whole of community’ approach recognizes that in times of drought, entire communities –- from farmers, graziers, small local businesses to families and children –- are all in it together.

A key focus of the program is the mental health issues resulting from the longevity of the drought, with ‘wellbeing’ rather than ‘welfare’ being foundation to the ‘whole of community’ approach.