Frank Nardone moonstruck by Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

MooncakeChinese people around the world will be feasting on mooncakes come September 25, when China celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival. Actually, says Nardone Baker Wines Managing DIrector, Frank Nardone, who has just returned from an extensive sales tour of China, the Chinese are already feasting on mooncakes.

"It is like the lead up to Easter in China at the moment," remarks Frank. "Just like we see brightly decorated Easter eggs in supermarkets and specialty stores for many weeks leading up to Easter, Chinese supermarkets, stores and restaurants, are full to the brim with mooncake displays.


Frank Nardone plays Cupid in China with SA wine

Frank Nardone plays CupidFrank Nardone happened to be in China on the 7th day of the 7th Lunar month, otherwise known as Qi Xi or Lovers' Day. It fell on August 19 this year. The basic story behind this day, which is the Chinese equivalent to Valentine's Day, combines love with sadness.


Nardone Baker 'sold out' in China

Frank Nardone in ChinaThis is a first for our company, and we hope it is not the last time it happens. Just as Frank Nardone arrived in Shanghai to visit our sales partners and retailers, Chinese wine lovers discovered our wines and completely bought out supplies of Nardone Baker red wine varieties.

"It's one of those quirks of retailing, where consumers discover a new product and demand outstrips supply," muses Frank Nardone.


Nardone Baker's Asian invasion

Nardone Baker Wine on sale in ChinaThe Nardone Baker wine you enjoy is poised to gain greater exposure throughout Asia, as we prepare to meet the challenges of deepening our understanding of the complex and diverse Asian marketplace.


Lack of clouds has a silver lining

Ask any winemaker about the "glut" of Australian wine, and you will hear many different opinions, here's ours!


Lights! Camera! Nardone Baker!

The birth place of Nardone Baker WinesPopular television program, Out Of The Blue, ventures throughout South Australia and travels the world in search of superb food and wine. In May, 2006, the team travelled to the birthplace of Nardone Baker Wines in the hometown of Giuseppe (Joe) Nardone, who left Italy 55 years ago to travel to South Australia and pursue his love of wine and winemaking.

The episode featuring Nardone Baker Wines, went to air late in 2006, in which the two main presenters saluted Joe Nardone as they used Nardone Baker Chardonnay to cook a superb seafood pasta dish on the dazzling shores of Gaeta - the jewel of the Mediterranean.



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Wine Quotes & Toasts

Drink wine, and you will sleep well. Sleep, and you will not sin. Avoid sin, and you will be saved. Ergo, drink wine and be saved."

Medieval German saying 

God made only water, but man made wine.

Victor Hugo

A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine."

Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin 

Wine is bottled poetry."

Robert Louis Stevenson  

Wine is the pearl in the oyster of the grape.

Charles A. Nardone, Mirabella Ranch, Texas USA 

A waltz and a glass of wine invite an encore."

Johann Strauss

Good wine ruins the purse; bad wine ruins the stomach.

Spanish saying 

Now is the time for drinking, now is the time to beat the earth with unfettered foot. "


A man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry."

Ecclesiastes 8:15

Good wine is a good familiar creature if it well used."


No thing more excellent nor more valuable than wine was ever granted mankind by God."


Both to the rich and poor, wine is the happy antidote for sorrow.


Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages."

Louis Pasteur

Wine rejoices the heart of man and joy is the mother of all virtues."

Johann Wolfgang van Goethe

Wine cheereth God and man."

Judges 9:13

Quickly bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may whet my mind and say something clever."


Wine is a constant proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Benjamin Franklin 

It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend; one's present or future thirst; the excellence of the wine; or any other reason."

Latin saying 

What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others.


Drink no longer water but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.

St. Paul, 1 Timothy 5:23

Wine is sunlight, held together by water."

Galileo Galilei

Contact Details

Nardone Baker Wines

PO Box 386, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 5171, Australia.

10 Gray Street, Kilkenny, South Australia, 5009, Australia
Phone +61 8 8445 8100 
Fax +61 8 8445 8200

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