By James Atkinson
Dan Murphy's received its best ever sales response to the all-Australian wine catalogue released as part of Aussie Wine Month, according to Woolworths Liquor Group director Brad Banducci.
Banducci told TheShout the sales response was up by about 10 per cent on previous fine wine catalogues "which shows there is still a lot of interest in Australian wines".
"With nearly one million copies of the special edition catalogue printed, we hope that it remains an ongoing source of important information on Australian wine for many of our customers," he said.
Aussie Wine Month wrapped this week with the Women in Wine event, held at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney on Tuesday. [continues below]
Brad Banducci at Tuesday's Women in Wine event
The night showcased the achievements of women in the Australian wine industry with the country's top female winemakers, sommeliers and viticulturists in attendance to present seminars and meet consumers and trade.
"Our focus on sharing the people and places behind the brand is part of a wider depth of experience to wine that customers can only get by shopping with Dan Murphy's," Banducci said.
"Wine Australia put on a fantastic night that really did showcase the amazing and talented women in the Australian wine industry. Dan Murphy's has always been a significant supporter of Australian wine and is pleased to have partnered with Wine Australia for this event and throughout Aussie Wine month."
Representing the Canberra District at Tuesday's event was Lark Hill Biodynamic Winery's Sue Carpenter.
"When I graduated from Charles Sturt, the Australian wine industry was dominated by macho men turning out big brutish Shiraz," Carpenter said.
"Since then women have emerged as a powerful force, making wines of grace and finesse, balancing weight with intensity. It has been wonderful to be involved in this industry as a woman winemaker for over three decades."