Recently, we published an article about Blue Penguin Wines. We mentioned there would be a giveaway for Think Tasmania readers, and today is the day we reveal the details. One lucky person will win two bottles of wine; one Pinot Noir and one Chardonnay, both 2010 vintages.  The prize will be presented beautifully in a convenient-carry twin-pack and has a retail value of $46-00.

Blue Penguin - Wines, Think Tasmania Prize
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One Think Tasmania reader will win a twin pack of Blue Penguin Wines

Blue Penguin Wines: Vintage Prize Double

Marji Irish (co-owner of Blue Penguin Wines with husband Alan) has also written a review for Think Tasmania. Harvest Launceston held a very successful event recently to celebrate Australian Wine Month. So You Want To Be A Wine Writer aimed to get people excited about Tasmania’s boutique wineries. Wine writer Winsor Dobbin and Stillwater Sommelier James Welsh led discussions about wine with interested parties at the market.

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Wine stall-holders at Harvest Launceston with wine writer Winsor Dobbin

Also thanks to Marji and Alan Irish, we now present the tasting notes for the prize twin-pack of Blue Penguin Wines, both 2010 vintages…

Chardonnay 2010 – Beautiful, clear gold in colour.  Nose with hints of lemon and green apples that carry over to the palate in a savour of ripe apples. Restrained, gentle old-oak treatment has created an austere chardonnay more in the French tradition.  Source:  Providence Vineyard, near Lilydale, east of the Tamar.  Providence is the home of the oldest known Chardonnay planting in Tasmania.


Pinot Noir 2010 –  Lifted, pungent berry-fruit nose reminiscent of Morello cherries, overlying a clear, dark ruby colour.  This wine delivers a full sensory experience, filling the mouth with abundant fruit and well-integrated tannins.  The finish is soft and supple.  The wine should continue to improve in bottle for the next 3-5 years with great rewards in increased bottle complexity.  Source:  Newlands Vineyard, on the west bank of the Tamar near Rosevears Estate.

Winning Wines: Australian Delivery; Adults Only

Alan and Marji Irish are happy to include Australian delivery of the prize at the conclusion of the random draw. The winner must choose an Australian address, because the tricky international customs laws have seen the confiscation of wine previously sent abroad. If the winner is located near Penguin in north west Tasmania, the prize may even be delivered in person by the winemaker. All those details will be mutually arranged between the winner and Blue Penguin Wines once the draw has been conducted. To be eligible, the winner must also be aged at least 18.

Marji Irish is co-owner (with wine-maker and husband Alan) of
Blue Penguin Wines in north west Tasmania. They sell boutique wines at
Harvest Launceston and the Burnie Farmers Market. They also encourage
visitors to their rustic cellar door experience in the Tasmanian town of
Penguin; call the winery on 0448 959 044 to make an appointment.
You can also follow Marji Irish via Blue Penguin Wines on Facebook.

As we’ve said before, the competition rules on Facebook are all too hard, so we’re going to keep this in-house. We’re also going to keep it REALLY simple. If you are subscribed to receive the free newsletter from Think Tasmania, you are eligible to enter. Apparently a random draw is still allowed in Tasmania without applying for a permit, so here’s what you need to do…

Step 1 – be a subscriber to the FREE newsletter from Think Tasmania*

Step 2 – leave a reply at the bottom of this article.


And that’s it! This will be a random draw, so comments won’t influence the outcome. But if you’d like to leave any feedback for Alan and Marji Irish about Blue Penguin Wines, that would be really great. You could discuss your personal desire to win this prize, or even Think Tasmania… we’d love to hear it all, and we’ll be closely following all the comments. We won’t reply individually because that would upset the giveaway app (it might award us the prize!!).

Blue Penguin Wines Giveaway ~ Common Sense Please?

  • Leave a comment on this post by 27th May 2013. We’ll
    choose a random winner using our website’s giveaway app.
  • The twin carry pack of 2010 vintage Blue Penguin Wines
    with a retail value of $46-00 is the one and only prize.
  • Fair and reasonable terms and conditions automatically apply.
    So one entry each (our app is able to detect multiple entries).
  • Please apply common sense to all aspects of this Blue Penguin
    giveaway… we’d hate to disqualify someone for being silly.
  • We won’t use your email address for anything sinister, because
    we firmly believe in doing the right thing. Always. Don’t you?
  • We’ll announce the winner’s name here, on Facebook and Twitter.
    We’ll also contact the winner by email, and advise Marji Irish
    (the co-owner of Blue Penguin Wines) of the giveaway results.

What else do we need to stipulate? Nothing? Okay… then it’s over to you. Comment away! We wish you all the very best of luck. And if you’d be kind enough to share this Blue Penguin Wines giveaway opportunity with all your peeps, we’d be extremely happy. Besides showing a little friendly community spirit by spreading the joy, sharing will also no doubt lead to similar giveaway opportunities in the future. And THAT can only be a good thing for everyone!!

*We ask that you subscribe to Think Tasmania for these giveaway opportunities
for several reasons. Of course we’d prefer any prizes go to dedicated followers;
and we need to make sure we can contact the winners. What makes it to the
Newsfeed of Facebook is a bit random, and not everyone even uses social media.
Most people can receive an email however, so that’s our sure-fire way of
reaching everyone. And finally, we like to share all the great things on offer
in Tasmania with as many interested readers as possible – that’s our mission!

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