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30 October 2006

Matthew Jukes talks about our great wines and is the brainchild behind a great cause

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What Matthew Jukes says about our Wines:

2005 Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier

"This is such an expressive wine and I have written it up and recommended it in virtually every publication and wine list that I have a hand in. Yalumba is at the forefront of the world Viognier scene and Eden Valley remains one of the best value labels on the planet. Succulent and expressive, this is a lesson in poise and control with moments of exhibitionism."

2003 Yalumba Handpicked Shiraz + Viognier, Barossa Valley

"I love this 'no looking back' style of wine. You stand on the edge of the bottle staring at the black swirling liquid beneath you and then bungee jump in. Your head goes under then the bungee snaps you back into the air for a breath and then its down again for a dunking. Never have dangerous sports been so good. This is frighteningly glossy and power-packed wine, but you can do it. Be Brave."

Portavin Touch Wine 2006Matthew Jukes' sporting good cause:

On November 19th, 2006, forty teams from wineries across the country will compete in a touch football tournament for the Portavin Touch Wine Champions Cup, a fundraising event for the Hutt Street Centre.

More than 75% of people seeking care at Hutt Street Centre have a mental illness. Portavin Touch Wine specifically raises funds to address the needs of those people - the most vulnerable and marginalised in our community.

Every night more than 7,000 people sleep rough on the streets and in the parklands of South Australia. Hutt Street Centre provides essential support services to those homeless people in Adelaide. Last year Hutt Street Centre provided 57,000 meals and social work services to over 1,600 people.

If you would like further information on the Hutt St Centre, or on how to make a donation, please visit: www.portavintouchwine.com.au

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