Wendouree allocations and general discussion

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Should we still expect a letter even if there is nothing available? I received a confirmation letter about 18 months ago, and received my order form about 6 months later. I returned the form but never heard back and haven’t received anything since.

Should I write in to confirm I’m still interested even if it takes a while to receive any wine, or is it normal to not hear from them each year?
2nd year applying, got my letter on Friday saying they couldn't give me ANY of my order (ordered 1 of each bottle).

Pretty disappointing.
 

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Okay damn, something might have got lost in the post then! I’ll write in again just to confirm I still want to be on the list. Back to square one I guess :(
 

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2nd year applying, got my letter on Friday saying they couldn't give me ANY of my order (ordered 1 of each bottle).

Pretty disappointing.
Small vintage and effectively a “waitlist” exists now. Not many got full orders so unsurprising unfortunately. Hang in there.
 

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Okay damn, something might have got lost in the post then! I’ll write in again just to confirm I still want to be on the list. Back to square one I guess :(
I would definitely do this. But note that the next vintage has also already been flagged as limited supply.
 
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I assume that no one has received any correspondence indicating unsold stock is still available? Instead have people been receiving the 'sorry, try again next year' letter?
 
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Make friends with a person in your local area that regularly buys. Like myself, you'll usually find that although they buy a case (or in some years more than a case) of everything, they often don't intend to keep it all for themselves and are very happy to off load a bottle or two or even swap for something you may have (this has certainly worked well for me with people in the Wollongong area).


At 50%+ issue price, I wouldn't call these offerings decent:

Dr Ralph, I didn’t get any allocated last year and I’ve seen a few of your posts about swapping. Please let me know if you’re still interested. I have access to the Rockford Basket Press, Andrew Thomas Kiss, Grosset and a few other places too. Let me know if you’re keen. I’m based in Sydney but I pop down to Wollongong a couple times a year.
 

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Should only be a couple weeks now until mail out starts...... as a newbie last year I missed out, so hoping I will get an allocation this year but am realistic and half expecting another "no soup for you!!" letter given the low yields.
 

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as a newbie last year I missed out, so hoping I will get an allocation this year but am realistic and half expecting another "no soup for you!!" letter given the low yields.
I wish you luck for this year.

My understanding is that the current vintage will be very limited once again.
 

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2 years no go. 3rd time a charm?
With any ordinary vintage I'd be confident in saying 'yes'. But the allocations this year will be extremely low. So I'm far less confident in saying 'yes'.

But make sure you apply, lest you be left off the list for next year. One thing Wendouree is not short of is customers who want to buy their wines.
 

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I sent a letter 2 years ago and was told they have stopped the waiting list. So I don’t have my hopes up.
 
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