First Creek Wines - A tasting at Pork Ewe Deli
Meet Greg Silkman of First Creek Wines and taste his extraordinary wines as part of our monthly “Meet the Makers” events.
Meet the Makers is all about bringing our amazing producers and suppliers to meet with our beloved customers!
Greg Silkman was recognised this year for his outstanding dedication over the last 30 years to the ongoing success, enhancement and development of the Hunter Valley region by being inducted as a Hunter Valley Wine Industry Legend at the Hunter Valley Wine Legends and Wine Industry Awards.
The award is one of the regions highest honours and recognises those individuals who have not only held a position of influence within the industry for 30 consecutive years or more but have also made a significant contribution to the continued improvement of the Hunter Valley Wine Industry.
Speaking of the honour Managing Director of First Creek Wines Greg Silkman said:
‘I am absolutely thrilled and humbled to receive this award and to be recognised alongside some of the region’s most well-known names is a true honour. First Creek is a family business and I have been incredibly lucky to have the support and patience of my wife Jenny, children Shaun and Katie and Daughter-in-law Liz who have all been integral to the overall success of First Creek and this is an honour that I share with them’
Greg’s winemaking career has spanned over 35 years, starting with the purchase of the Tamburlaine winery in 1985 with Mark and Lou Davidson. The mid-90’s saw an influx of new vineyard owners to the region and Greg saw a real opportunity to create a specialist winemaking and bottling services business to support the region’s growth. In 1996 Greg and Jenny turned this vision in to a reality, heading out on their own to launch First Creek Winemaking Services. Greg’s passion, drive and commitment over the last 20+ years has seen this vision evolve and grow into one of the most successful contract winemaking businesses in Australia.
You would think with such success on his run sheet Greg would be happy to have a rest, but far from it; his next big focus is driving the success of his own wine brand First Creek Wines. Already recognised as one of the region’s most highly awarded wineries, Greg’s eyes are firmly on the prize of ensuring the brand is at the forefront of quality and innovation, that wine lovers and media alike instantly recognise as the benchmark of the region.
We certainly are privlaged to have Greg and his wine at Pork Ewe Deli on Saturday the 27th July, giving our customers the opportunity to taste a selection of First Creek Wines as well as meet Greg and learn a little about what makes beautiful wine in our very own Hunter Valley.
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