AUSTRALIAN-SLOVENIAN OLD VINE CULTURAL FESTIVAL 2008​

First Official Harvesting of Descendants of the Oldest Vine in Australia

AUSTRALIAN-SLOVENIAN OLD VINE CULTURAL FESTIVAL 2008​

First Official Harvesting of Descendants of the Oldest Vine in Australia


SAATCE - Australian Slovenian Agency for Trading & Cultural Exchange
in colaboration with

 The Office for Slovenians Abroad of the Republic of Slovenia

 Slovenian Embassy Canberra
Consulate General of the Republic of Slovenia
Event coordinator: Vinko Rizmal

Proudly presents 

AUSTRALIAN-SLOVENIAN YARRA RANGES OLD VINE CULTURAL FESTIVAL 2008
First Official Harvesting of Descendants of the Oldest Vine in Australia 
An Australian Slovenian promotional event with a touch of Slovenian tradition

 Sunday, 6th  April 2008 (starts at 12.30 PM)
McWilliams Lillydale Vineyards, 45 Davross Court, Seville East (Melways 305 F2)

 with performing artists:

Trio PLATIN 
A Music Group from Slovenia
Simon Gomilšek - Guitar, vocal
Diana Lečnik - vocal
Božo Medvešek- keyboard, accordion, vocal

Ensemble Platin:
Simon Gomilšek, Diana Lečnik, Gregor Kozovinc Charge d Affaires, Božo Medvešček

   Grapepickers:
 Dery Maddison, Peter Belec, Alex, Dušan Novak,  Janez Kohek,  Cr Noel Cliff , Darko Postružin, Max McWilliams, Vinko  Rizmal 

ISKRA  Performing members:

Melissa Fistric - leader

Kara Fergeous, Amanda Hervatin, Michele Hervatin,
Dion Srkulj, Sasha Srkulj, Jessica Trinnick, Shanon Trinnick, Andrew Thomson,
Kristina Zec, Martin Tegelj, Stefan Tegelj,
Draga Gelt
 and
  Lenti Lenko / accordion    Zalika Rizmal / vocals
Leah Fistric / vocals    Melissa Fistric    Kris Rizmal / vocals
 also    
 Accredited Grapepickers - Obiralci trte

 Darko Postruzin - Head picker
   Grapepickers: Peter Belec, Janez Kohek, Dusan Novak ,  Derry Meddison        

 Program
(12.30 PM)
MC
Andrew Fistric

Event Programme

  1. National Anthems - Zalika Rizmal & Platin
  2. Welcome by Old Vine Coordinator Vinko Rizmal
  3. Openning of the event by Tim Hennan - Mayor of Shire of Yarra Ranges -  Represented by Councillor Noel Clif
  4. Gregor Kozovinc - Charge D'Affairs of Embassy of Republic of Slovenia - Delivering a message from PM of Slovenia Mr Janez Janša
  1. Pater Ciril Bozic - Special message
  2. A Toast with the Old Vine  Hymn from Maribor - by Trio PLATIN and Tomo Rizmal, Elica Franges and Vinko Rizmal
  3. OLD VINE harvesting ceremony: Cr Noel Clif, Darko Postruzin - head picker, Max McWilliams, Alex van Driel and Vinko Rizmal
  4. Folkdancing youth group ISKRA
  5. Na Stajersko gremo  - Zalika Rizmal & Trio Platin
  6. Slovenci spet domov (by Kris Rizmal) - Kris Rizmal & Trio Platin
  7. All for believing - (by Missy Higgins) - Leah & Melissa Fistric
  8. Folkdancing youth group ISKRA
  9. Our throne - A song by Kris Rizmal & Trio Platin
  • Introduction of the guest group PLATIN - Simon Gomilsek, Diana Lecnik and Bozo Medvesek
  1. Entertaining Programme by Trio PLATIN -
  2. A Toast to the Australian Old Vine " Na zdravje z zametno crnino" - PLATIN (V. Rizmal, Metka Ravnjak-Jauk, Trio Platin) 

  3. Old Vine harvesting report by Darko Postruzin, results handing over to the Mayor of Yarra Ranges and represantative of the McWilliams Lillydale Vineyards
  4. Planting of the Rose in memory of the Old Vine co-iniciator Elica Rizmal - from Slovenian Comunity around Australia
At 5.00 PM 
Thank you message to all participants, supporters and guests at conclusion of the 2008 OLD VINE event. 
Participating:    
Beverage & Catering 
Beverage
by
Mc Williams Lillydale Vinery
Belinda Maggs - Restaurant & Cellar Door Manager
Alex Van Driel - Vineyard manager
Catering
by
Youth Dancing Group Iskra - supported by Family members and friends and other OLD VINE supporters. 
Catering Team coordinators:
Draga  Gelt            Helen Trinnick
Leah Fistric - Food handling suppervisor 
Participating team members - Volounteers 
Angelca Povh          Daren & Julie Campelj      Mimica & Ivan Lapuh       Tilka Lenko        
Beti & Peter Belec      Janja & Boris Srkulj    Peter Trinnick     Ana & Janko Tegelj        
Anita Fistric        Ivan Horvat      Lidija & Alex Bratina     Helen & Wayne Fergus        

Marta & Franc Krenos    Nejc & Gal Kodric       Mary Zele        Vera Brne        Drago in Ana Cek 
Yarra Ranges Old Vine events also include:

Australian Yarra Ranges Oldest Vine promotional 2008 tour with Trio PLATIN also includes:

AUSTRALIAN TOUR – April 2008
Melbourne – Wollongong – Sydney
4th April 2008 – Friday 7.00 PM Istrian Australian Social Club
1 Cooper Street, Campbellfield VIC 3061, 03 9305 3741
6th April 2008 – Sunday 12.00 Noon, OLD VINE Cultural Festival, McWilliams Lillydale Vineyards
45 Davros Court Seville East Ph. 03 5964 3009, 03 9755 2626
11th April 2008 – Friday 4.00 PM – Slovenian Australian Club Planica Wollongong Inc.
136-140 Princess Highway Figtree NSW 2525 Ph./Fax 02 4262 1496
12th April 2008 –  Saturday 7pm – Slovenian Association Sydney
2-10 Elizabeth Street Wetherill Park NSW 2239 Ph. 02 9756 1658
13th April 2008 – Sunday  1pm – Panthers St John – Triglav
19 Brisbane Road St John’s Park NSW 2239 Ph. 02 9610 1627

THERE HAVE BEEN MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE HELPED, SUPPORTED AND CONTRIBUTED TO THE SUCCESS OF THE OLD VINE EVENT IN AUSTRALIA. 
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS, INDIVIDUALS AND SPONSORS FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTION

Sponsors 2008 Event:

The Office for Slovenians Abroad of the Republic of Slovenia
Slovenian Weekly – Slovenski Tednik
Mobitel – Slovenia
Lestro Ledinek – Slovenia
Coates Lilydale Hire Service

A Toast to Australian descendants of the world oldest vine
NA ZDRAVJE Z ŽAMETNO ČRNINO
Glasba: Vinko Rizmal
Besedilo: Metka Ravnjak Jauk
Izvajalec: PLATIN
 Znova na zemlji avstralski
grozdje slovensko zori,
danes je naša trgatev,
bra?i, zavriskajmo si!
 Žametna naša crnina
bo pravi vinski zaklad,
ce vanjo boš jezik namocil,
za vedno boš srecen in mlad.
 REFREN:
 Žametovka, najstarejša trta,
ti greješ dušo, ti nam greješ kri,
v Mariboru si bila rojena,
vince daješ pa v Avstraliji.
 Žametovka, najstarejša trta,
danes praznik tvoj se tu slavi,
v Mariboru si bila rojena,
vince daješ pa v Avstraliji.

Music Vinko Rizmal / Lirics Metka Ravnjak Jauk / Artists Duo Platin

Authorised by – SAATCE  – Australian Slovenian Agency for Trading and Cultural Exchang

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