ILNAME state Winery proprietor Mard Quinn with a bottle of Inam shiraz and a hand-crafted gourd. Photo: TOM WYNESS
ILNAME state Winery proprietor Mard Quinn with a bottle of Inam shiraz and a hand-crafted gourd. Photo: TOM WYNESS

It?s party time at Ilnam winery



MARK Quinn is throwing a party at Carool this weekend and the wine being served is a top drop, even if he does say so himself.

That is hardly surprising ... he made it.

Quinn's Ilnam Estate Winery, a family business at Carool in the hills behind Bilambil, will celebrate its fourth birthday with plenty of wine, music and fascinating display and sale of local arts and crafts.

Since kicking off back in the late 90s, Quinn has tried to become very involved in the local community and sees this weekend's celebrations as an extension of that theme.

''Community is a real focus of our business and lots of local folk will be involved,'' he said yesterday.

On display will be locally crafted jewellery, woodwork, embroidery, handcrafted baskets and gourds and an indigenous didgeridoo maker will be on hand with a range of instruments.

''We also have musicians playing both days," said Quinn. "Jeff Boyd, who plays a lot of blues will be playing Saturday and then on Sunday Martin Way, who is a walking jukebox, is on.''

As for the wine, the shiraz is drinking particularly well this season, says Quinn.

Music starts at 1pm on both days. For more information about the celebrations visit www.ilnam.com.au



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