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Dragon Dogs

Mukha posing in snowy viewSo I had to decide this morning whether to confess the awkward blonde moment in my social media adventure this morning. As I am a brutally honest person who loves to joke about her own regular stuff ups – here it is.!

I have a new plug-in that I am trialling – CoSchedule.  It helps a shamozal person like me organise their blogs and posts.  I can write for a whole day and schedule it to dribble out over weeks.  I can let you know through all of my popular SM pages that the post is out! etc.  Fantastic – I love it.

So last week in my excitement I practised putting a pretend blog into my calendar for release to my SM pages this morning.  I then of course forgot all about it, enjoying a lovely long weekend at home with my family and friends!  Until…….one said friend, responded to my auto-twitter pretend post “Have you got that link?” AAAAaaaaaghhhhh.

Tip 1 for CoSchedulers: Don’t schedule blog notice until blog written.

Anyway I wanted to mention my new webpage “Dragon Dogs“.  Our dogs are part of the SnowDragon journey.  They run around the vineyard eating grapes, sleep at my feet in the office, chase waves on the beach and love the snow.  Contemplating a view, with a wine in hand, is much better with a dog at your side.  AND as the legendary Peter Lehmann once said “You can’t make a good wine without a dog.” I love my dogs.

It seems that over the last few years many of my friends have said goodbye to their canine friends.  It must be a decade or so since we first included a pup in our adult lives.  I too said goodbye to the best Dragon Dog ever – “Mukha” (sanskrit for dog).  Mukha has travelled Australia for 14 years, joining in every adventure and been admired and loved by all that met him.  He was the least judgemental, most forgiving, loyal, patient and happy friend I’ve had. He rests at a special family property on Kangaroo Island.

In memory of Mukha we have decided to create a Dragon Dog page on the SnowDragon website.  Visit to meet our pups – the terrible two-some “Rafiki” and “Ruby”. If you would like to add your wine loving, beach combing, snowboarding pet profile contact me at sue@snowdragonwines.com.au

Branding The SnowDragon

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I am loving the journey of creating the SnowDragon Brand. The story is evolving and complex and it has taken some very talented people to help us develop the face of SnowDragon Wines. This is what happened today, under this beautiful still, sunshiny sky, while I watched with a great smile on my silly face! Today I feel the buzz of a solid and strong brand taking shape.  It is an amazing adventure giving your story tangibility and sharing it with the world.

Our inspirational and gorgeous designer, Tiffany Bell, in cahoots with my funky cousin and  webpage creator, Gabrielle Cooney, unleashed a new look, simple and sexy webpage, that even I can navigate, use and edit!  The slide show on the home page is spectacular with Kim Hudson’s SeaDragon photo and the famous SnowDragon poem, written by the warmest friend and coolest scribe, Noel Probert.

In the same breath, Cutler glass sent through the final proof for our sophisticated 2012 Sparkling Shiraz skittle (say that 5 times quickly).  These will be printed tomorrow and sent to our winemaker Michael Sykes for filling with some of the yummy 2012 table wine waiting patiently in barrel for its second ferment.

Just to top it off, I donned Andrew’s SnowDragon T-shirt (only a couple of sizes too big) for a promo shoot at the SeaLink office. I was 1 of 3 winners in the naming competition for the new café in the ferry terminal at Penneshaw.  Look out for SnowDragon Wines in the Sea Dragon Café!

I love our marketing team – thank you xx