Taittinger Comtes Champagne Blanc de Blancs
Created to commemorate Thibaud IV Comte de Champagne
The Aristocrat Who Planted The Original Chardonnay Vines In France Circa 13th Century First vintaged in 1952 it is produced exclusively from the delicate first pressing of the most extravagantly valued Chardonnay grapes, grown to perfection within the ancient communes of the elite Côte des Blancs. Taittinger is still crafted under the historic cellars of the 13th Century Abbey Saint-Nicaise, in the heart of Champagne in Reims.
Eden Valley Shiraz of Provenance 2012
A limited release Shiraz
Something Unique And Delicious By a Langton's listed estate who have made history at international wine competitions The efforts of this globally renowned winemaker have been rewarded with an unassailable reputation for world class wines. It has nevertheless been the intention to make their resplendent efforts more accessible, without sacrificing quality. An uncompromising approach to viticulture and the most exacting standards of vinification, have achieved the most remarkable value in Australian red wine.
Ninth Island Chardonnay
The main aim in crafting Ninth Island is to maximise the natural cool climate flavours and aromas of Chardonnay without the use of any oak
An Assemblage Of Vineyards From The Tamar And Pipers River/ Pipers Brook Regions Which Yield Harvests Of Slowly Ripened Chardonnay Paradoxically aradoxically a normally quick to ripen varietal There is extreme flavour accumulation and plenty of natural acidity in the grapes at harvest, translating into a fresh, early drinking style of Chardonnay wine that captures the distinctive flavours and affability of all things Tasmanian.
Clover Hill Vintage Brut ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S PRINCIPAL PINOT CHARDONNAY MEUNIERE CUVéE, from fruit grown to superior vineyards at Pipers Brook, an area acknowledged as the premiere source of sparkling wine in Australia. Ever since debut, Clover Hill has impressed both the local and international industry press with its uncompromising quality and distinguished styling. Rich autolysis and wonderful biscuit characters, structure and finesse, creamy layers of Chardonnay fruit are integrated beautifully with the sherbet, bread and cherry Pinot characters.
Zema Estate Cabernet Sauvignon ZEMA UNDERSTAND COONAWARRA VITICULTURE VERY WELL, it was their first workplace and home after immigrating to Australia, they still insist on personally husbanding their vines. Subtley contrasting mesoclimes and delicate variations of soil represent a palette of terroir, from which to craft a solidly structured Cabernet Sauvignon with malleable tannins, fragrant bramble fruit character and stylish oak, the essential construct of Coonawarra. Match Zema with succulently roast garlic lamb, twice cooked duck or slowly braised cheek of beef.
Mud House Sauvignon Blanc THE SECRET TO SUCCESS AT MUD HOUSE IS IN THE WAY THAT THE TALENTED TEAM FINDS THE COURAGE TO DO THINGS IN THEIR OWN WAY. Vinification is carried out to a unique combination of techniques which have crystallized the style of the estate's racey wines. The salubrious soils and favourable growing seasons of Marlborough also play their role. An abundance of sunshine, warm dry days and cool nights, achieve a wine with an amazing range of luscious fruit characters, crisp acidity and exquisite freshness.
Andrew Garrett Shiraz A VIVACIOUS RED WITH GENEROUS FRUIT, expressing the naturally spicey varietal charm of Shiraz. Batches of good grapes are sourced from premium vineyards, and fashioned into a forward drinking ripe red wine. Pepper, sweet cherry and plum notes harmonize on the palate, with complex spicey undertones. Whether it's good music, food, company or a great bottle of wine, it's all about taking the time to look after yourself and unwind. Enjoy Andrew Garrett Shiraz with rich, spicy Latina music and barbeques. Enjoy life, enjoy Andrew Garrett.
Roland Kaval is
an accomplished, entrepreneurial, and highly intrepid winemaker from Victoria
Durif is a rare red grape variety brought to Rutherglen from France in 1908 by the eminent Australian viticulturalist Francois de Castella. Whilst very little Durif remains in France today, the variety has flourished in Rutherglen where the long dry autumns and abundant sunshine allow the fruit to develop intense colour and rich flavours. In fact, this unique variety seems to have found its ideal Australian home in Rutherglen where it is regarded as the region’s flagship red wine.
 Roland Kaval

A typical Durif can be characterised as having a deep, almost impenetrable, colour, with earthy, peppery aromas, a full palate displaying ripe berry fruit flavours and a firm tannin finish. In short, the Durif shows immense power and richness – a red wine with attitude! No wonder the wine is renowned for its ageing potential, with examples that are 10 or even 15 years old still showing astonishing verve and freshness. Rutherglen Durif is a unique world wine style.

Winemaker Roland Kaval completed an Honours Degree in Biochemistry from Monash University and an Applied Science Degree (Oenology) from Roseworthy Agricultural College. He then spent three years as a chemist in the brewing industry before commencing winemaking in 1982. Roland worked for several Australian companies in varying capacities from production to sales and marketing before setting up a winemaking consultancy business in 1997. He lectures in wine appreciation and is a guest taster with Winestate magazine. Roland also holds the position as wines czar with Global Wine Marketers, a leading Australian wine exporter, strategically based in the township of Gordon, less than one hour’s drive from Melbourne Airport and the Port of Melbourne.

"The Clyde Park vineyard has changed owners in recent years. Gary Farr first planted the vineyard in 1980, then sold it to Donlevy Fitzpatrick, the man behind the Melbourne Wine Room at The George Hotel. The wines are now in the hands of Roland Kaval who, after a major stint at St Leonards, is well versed in handling idiosyncratic wines. He's doing an excellent job" -Peter Bourne

Situated just 5
kilometres east of Martinborough village, Escarpment's 24 hectares of distinctive alluvial gravel, terraced land stretches out along the banks of the Huangarua River
Overlooking the vineyard are the Aorangi Ranges, the very hills made famous by Kupe the great Polynesian voyager who discovered New Zealand, according to Maori legend. Kupe left his three canoes, Nga Waka, on top of the range, giving rise to the now familiar landmark of the district, the three flat-topped hills on top of the range, which resemble unturned canoes. This warrior and his story provide the inspiration for the vineyard's distinctive brand and logo

Escarpment's aim is simple, to continually produce the very best of tomorrow's definitive New World wines. Complexity, texture and structure are key words and motivators. Under Larry McKenna's leadership the team aims to reward wine lovers with progressive and suggestive wines that encourage them to venture to the edge of wine loving and appreciation. Escarpment Vineyard was established in 1999 as a joint business venture between Robert & Mem Kirby (of Australia's Village Roadshow) and Larry & Sue McKenna. Collectively, these four directors bring to Escarpment a world of experience, skill and understanding to the nurturing and making of fine, deliciously sublime wine.

It goes without saying the impetus behind establishing this vineyard came from the four's deep love for Pinot Noir. Meeting by chance in 1999 through Dr Richard Smith, Larry and Robert quickly hit it off and realised they had more than a love for the grape in common. Serious talk about establishing a definitive New World vineyard began in earnest even then and the idea whose time has come has resulted in one of the most significant vineyard developments in the New Zealand district of Martinborough.

Making the decision to establish their own vineyard was one thing, finding that special piece of land that offered the essential ingredients required for optimal grape growing and wine making was another. Although they considered other wine growing areas in New Zealand, Larry and Sue kept coming back to the Martinborough area. They knew the area intimately having grown grapes there and making wine there for years. They were convinced Martinbrough offered the rich mix of elements they required to grow and make fine New World wine, particularly their pinots.

They soon discovered the Te Muna river terraces across the other side of the hill and knew this was it for them! Basically being an extension of Martinborough's famed terrace land, the Te Muna site offered all the right attributes, with land a-plenty for their purposes. Larry and Sue firmly believe the Te Muna valley is the new future of Martinborough. Evidence for this is seen in the range of new vineyards being established in the area, including much talked about Craggy Range, whose planting alone will double the current output of Martinborough.

A special place and name Te Muna, means secret or special place, and that is exactly how the people at Escarpment feel about the land and what it means to live, grow and make wine there. Deciding the vineyard's name took far more soul searching with ideas bandied about for weeks on end, creating confusion rather than clarity! It wasn't until Robert's brother in law, David Glass, went out walking along the eastern boundary of the property one dusky evening that the inspiration came to him in a flash

Three superior old
vineyard sites - the secret behind Bests Wines
Best's Victorian enterprise comprises three sister vineyards: The Grand Matriarch and headquarters, Concongella at Great Western, St Andrew's at Lake Boga and the baby Salvation Hills at Rhymney Reef. Each vineyard produces distinctly different grape characteristics from vines aged from five to 135 years. Together they add fascinating facets, contrasts and diversity to Bests stable of wine. Twenty-one hectare Concongella, enjoys a cool temperate climate.

The newest, 22-hectare Salvation Hills also in the Great Western region is slightly cooler while the third, 28- hectare St. Andrews, lies 237 km further north near Lake Boga in the Swan Hill region and has a warm, temperate climate.

Bests Concongella Vineyard at Great Western was established in 1866. The 'Concongella' estate takes its name from the picturesque Concongella creek that lazily meanders beside the vineyard. Meanwhile the premier wine-growing region of Great Western ("one of the best in the country" notes wine writer Hugh Johnson) takes its name from the nearby old gold mining village of Great Western, some 240km west of the City of Melbourne.

Unique factors of soil and climate contribute to Best's success. The land along the creek is flat with a powdery, limey loam overlaying a deep clay sub-soil while newer plantings are cited on a frost-free gravel hill. Climatically cold to very cold winters, and frequently dry and cool summers, with occasional bursts of hot weather, are the norm.

Viv Thomson believes a little stress concentrates grape flavour, at Concongella it happens naturally. Despite these natural adversities, Concongella consistently produces high quality grapes of intense flavour. The vineyard is a blend of old and new plantings, Shiraz, Pinot Meunier, Dolcetto and Rhine Riesling being among the former and Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the latter.

Best's St Andrew's Vineyard at Lake Boga was established in 1930. The more stable and reliable weather conditions at St. Andrews complements the more rigorous and diverse climatic Concongella conditions. The limestone soils of St. Andrews, together with the warm, dry climate produce smooth, fresh soft wines with above average fruit flavours which Bests often enhance with touches of quality oak.

Sarsfield is a
tiny hamlet and surrounding semi-rural community on the Nicholson River in the South-Eastern corner of Australia
Sarsfield boasts a bridge, a dozen or so houses and a single street light in the middle. There are no shops, no pub and the school has been closed a few years ago. But of course there is always hope that Sarsfield too, will eventually graduate to a traffic light and perhaps a supermarket! The Gippsland area has been inhabited for at least 18,000 years by people of the Gunai or Kurnai tribe, living as hunters and gatherers in the hills and along the rivers and the coast. (learn more: Bataluk Cultural Trail).
 Sarsfield Estate

The Sarsfield Estate farm, vineyard and winery were developed by Suzanne and Peter who migrated from Switzerland in 1989. They now run a herd of grass-fed beef cattle and produce about 1000 cases of premium red wine annually. They use solar and wind energy and depend entirely on rainwater.

The first European to cross the area was explorer-pasturalist Angus MacMillan, searching for pasture for the drought-stricken livestock of the Monaro high plains in 1840. Two years later, largely ignoring the occupancy right of indigenous people, several cattle stations were established in the region. Within 40 years only 140 of the 1500 or so original inhabitants were still alive. The area was named by Charles Marshall after the famous Irish General Patrick Sarsfield, a distant relative.

Charles Marshall first came to the area with a friend who pioneered a local cattle station. With his whaleboat "Sarsfield" he found the old entrance from the ocean into the Gippsland lakes in 1854, and traveling the Nicholson River he discovered gold. In 1856 Marshall built a store and hotel , the Captain Cook Hotel, to supply travellers to the goldfields of Nicholson and Omeo. His boat “Sarsfield” carried stores and passengers weekly from Port Albert to Sarsfield.

In 1859 a bridge was built across the Nicholson and a town planned. Alfred Howitt, the famous explorer and anthropologist, stayed at the Captain Cook Hotel. He wrote: “We have enlisted the service of that prince of hosts, Charley Marshall, the worthy proprietor of the hotel, to pioneer us over the newly marked township, a few lots of which are to be disposed of at the Government land sale on 23rd instant…” But when only a few lots were sold he remarked: ”I expect Sarsfield will remain another monument of red tape, ignorance and folly.” With the discovery of other, richer goldfields, however, prospectors and miners moved on.

The Captain Cook Hotel was burnt down in the 1860s by Aborigines in retaliation for the shooting of two of their men who were caught shoplifting. A few years later another hotel was built in its place, which was first called Nicholson Hotel, and later Sarsfield Hotel. Sarsfield never grew as a township. Mixed farming, hops, vegetables and dairying eventually became unsustainable and gave way to cattle and sheep grazing. Today the community is growing again, but few people make their income from farming alone.

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