Wine-tasting event connects young professionals

Participants wine and dine at the Summer Soiree

About 40 young people gathered for a night of wine-tasting at local winery Clonakilla in the first of a series of social events planned to bring together young Catholic professionals and students in the Canberra region.

Clonakilla CEO Tim Kirk pouring a glass of wine for guests

Guests enjoyed a three-course meal and sampled award-winning Clonakilla wines, to the accompaniment of Sydney musician Anna Thérèse.

The soiree was organised by Canberra Catholic Professionals and Students, a group of young Catholics who came together in late 2019. The group’s purpose is to organise regular social events to connect Catholic professionals and students.

“This is the first social get-together organised by our committee but we are already planning future events,” an organiser Belle Joseph said.

A spring ball is scheduled for September 2021, after being postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Tim Kirk, CEO and chief wine-maker of Clonakilla and Australian Winemaker of the Year in 2013, guided attendees through the wine-tasting.

In true Gospel fashion, the best wine was saved till last. The world-renowned Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier did not disappoint bringing an enthusiastic reaction from the group.

“Our vision is to organise more fun and classy social occasions like these that allow young Catholics in the region to connect with each other,” Belle said.

To keep up-to-date with future events from Canberra Catholic Professionals and Students, go to this link

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