Chapman Grove Rose
Pirramimma Stocks Hill Cabernet Merlot
Winemaking at Pirramimma has been a family affair for well over a century
It Now Lies In The Hands Of The Founder's Grandchildren This stylish assembly of Merlot and Cabernet is crafted from fruit grown to fully mature estate grown vines over twenty years of age. Like all Pirramimma, Stocks Hill is completely vinified and matured on premises under patriarch Geoff Johnston's personal supervision. The highly approachable Stocks Hill is one of McLaren Vale's most agreeable Cabernet Merlot wines and has won numerous medals throughout the vintages.
St Hallett Old Block Shiraz 2013
A national flagship wine
Articulating The Concordance Between The Barossa And Eden Valleys Derived from low yielding vines up to a hundred years of age The meticulous nurture and respect for these Old Vines demands that parcels are culled throughout the winemaking, from pruning in the vineyard until the final stage of sampling the ageing stocks, to determine the best barrels. Old sites in the warm nether parts of the Barossa establish the rich foundation, whilst higher, cooler aspects of the Eden Valley contribute lifted aromatics and seamless tannins.
Dalwhinnie Moonambel Shiraz EXCELLENT LANGTONS CLASSIFICATION. The Dalwhinnie vineyard is situated on the 37th parallel, within a unique amphitheatre which has its own unique mesoclime. The poor fragile soils left over from alluvial mining projects in the early 1800s are some of the hardest and hungriest anywhere. The first Shiraz vines, planted to the Grand Piano Block, were rootlings from the eminent Sunraysia Nurseries at Mildura. The site is totally frost free and harvests achieve complete physiological ripeness nine out of ten years, all vintage releases must surpass expectations.
Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz EXCEPTIONAL LANGTONS CLASSIFICATION. Edelstone means gemstone, the vineyard itself is a single delineated historic site, planted in the early 1900s on the eastern slopes of a hill bearing the same name. Low yielding, ancient dry grown vines, an extraordinary quality of fruit and traditional hands on vinification are essential to one of the nation's most venerated Old-Vine Shiraz. Henschke first released a pure Edelstone Vineyard wine in 1952, it is internationally recognised as Australia's great first growths of Shiraz.
Redgate Sauvignon Blanc Semillon A FRESH AND VIBRANT BLEND OF GRAPES WHICH HAS BECOME THE SIGNATURE OF STYLISH MARGARET RIVER WHITE WINE. Redgate grow six blocks of Sauvignon Blanc and five of Semillon on gravelly loam clays less than three kilometres from the Indian Ocean. Each is nurtured from budburst until harvest to maximise flavour development, the vines are encouraged to yield fruit that's worthy of Margaret River's elder wineries. A vigorous bouquet of lively citrus fruit and freshly cut grass precedes an effusive palate of passionfruit and lime sherbet flavours, all competing for attention.
Shelmerdine Heathcote Shiraz 2010 SHIRAZ IS SOURCED FROM TWO ESTATE VINEYARDS AT OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE HEATHCOTE REGION, the Merindoc property in Tooborac to the south and Willoughby Bridge at Colbinabbin in the north. The vines at Merindoc are grown to gravelly, low fertility ironstone soils which infuse the wine with minerality, structure and cooler clime, slower ripened fruit character. Willoughby Bridge is planted on the precious strip of Cambrian rich red dirt, one of the oldest soil types in Australia, internationally renowned for the production of Heathcote's intensely flavoured Shiraz.
Phillip Moraghan was
so captivated by the wines of France and Switzerland, so enthralled by Burgundy and its Pinot Noir, that he was inspired to establish Curly Flat Vineyard
Fortunately for Moraghan, his partner Jeni shared the vision that has brought together the dedicated team to nuture Curly Flat from a romantic ideal to awesome reality. Pursuit of the dream and a cool climate suited to Pinot Noir, brought Phillip and Jeni to Lancefield in the Macedon Ranges near Melbourne. The high altitude region is ideally suited to wine growing, with well drained volcanic soils and moderate rainfall. Curly Flat is located on a slope that catches the very last rays of sunshine in the magical moments before dusk. This prolonged exposure to the Autumn sun provides a vital ingredient for the very special fruit that is produced at Curly Flat. To build expertise Jeni and Phillip volunteered their labour in other vineyards and wineries - but it was Macedon Ranges pioneer, Laurie Williams (Flynn & Williams label), who nurtured their understanding and passion for growing wine.
 Curly Flat

Phillip began studying viticulture and travelling overseas to gain experience in wine growing and making, he has done several vintages in the USA, including Ponzi Vineyards in Willamette Valley Oregon and Russell Hearn's Premium Wine Group on Long Island NY. The first vines were planted at Curly Flat in 1991 and progressively added to, principally Pinot Noir with some Chardonnay and a little Pinot Gris. A new winery was constructed and the original homestead, built in 1890s, has been extensively renovated to host wine tastings and other wine related events. Prior to the 2002 vintage the wines were made at a neighbouring winery under contract, with equipment and labour input from the Curly Flat Team. In 2002 Phillip took over the winemaking role, under the guidance of one of Australia's leading winemakers who is a renowned Pinot Noir specialist.

The central focus of the entire Curly Flat operation is the vineyard. Philosophy is based on the belief that good and great wine is primarily a product of the vineyard, the site, the soil and how the viticulturalist manages all components of the vineyard. Annual and long term management practices and all decisions on variety, clones, rootstocks, trellis systems combine to produce the finest of wine grapes.

The choice of trellis systems sets Curly Flat apart from most vineyards. Divided trellis systems, particularly the Lyre, are more costly to construct and manage, thus rarely used. Only manual harvest is possible thereby greatly reducing its attraction to larger more commercial wine concerns. The vine canopy has two curtains of foliage, allowing sunshine inside the trellis walls to maximise exposure to sunlight, facilitating better ripening, improved wine colour, increased intensity of flavour and reduced plant disease risks.

In choice of vines, Curly Flat follows the European approach of selected multiple clones to gain increased complexity. To date Curly Flat has five clones of Pinot Noir and four of Chardonnay. Curly Flat was selected by the Victorian & Murray Valley Vine Improvement Association to be one of only two Victorian mothervine custodians of the most recently introduced Burgundy Pinot Noir clones, 114 and 115.

As in viticulture, education, training and experience are core to having the necessary skills to manage the growing and making of fine wines. Curly Flat vineyard is tended by a dedicated team of full time vineyard staff. Several are studying, or have completed, apprenticeships in Viticulture. The foundation of winery culture is the belief that it is the grapes from the vineyard that are the primary determinant of final wine quality. In essence, good wine comes from good fruit - the better the fruit, the more the winemaker becomes a custodian of nature's handiwork. Thus the winery culture at Curly Flat is one of guidance of the natural ingredients from the vine to wine, with minimal intervention. Nothing integrates the constituent parts of wine as well as Mother Nature. None of the fruit is actually crushed, Pinot Noir is a combination of whole bunch and de-stemmed fruit, while the Chardonnay is all whole bunch pressed. Both practices follow the traditional minimalist approach to these two classic varieties.

Koltz began as
a small wine label in 1995 when winemaker Mark Day and Anna Koltunow made their first wine using grapes from the Bottin Vineyard in McLaren Vale
Since that time Koltz has evolved and now specialises in Shiraz and Shiraz blends from the McLaren Vale region, renowned for its Shiraz wines worldwide. Mark Day has worked as a wine maker for Maxwell Wines and Wirra Wirra in McLaren Vale and as a consultant in Italy and France over the last 6 European vintages.

Koltz are located on a scenic vineyard in the Blewitt Springs region of McLaren Vale and are now in the process of building a small boutique winery. Mark Day has worked as a wine maker for Maxwell Wines and Wirra Wirra in McLaren Vale and as a consultant in Italy and France over the last 6 European vintages.

Koltz is a very small producer and all their wines are hand crafted using traditional methods; fermented in open vats and when dry, basket pressed and put to oak. Koltz try to make wines that are individual and reflect the winery's philosophy that wines should be complex but a pleasure to drink at any stage of their evolution.

Their estate wines will reflect another phase of Koltz evolution, combining individual attention and European experience with Australian style based on Shiraz from their own vineyard. McLaren Vale is situated 40 kilometres south of Adelaide in South Australia and has a Mediterranean climate with an annual rainfall of approximately 650 mls. It stretches from coastal plains to the foothills of the southern Mount Lofty ranges and this creates variation in both altitude and terroir.

Different soils and micro climates produce different wines. The vineyards of Blewitt Springs are generally sand on ironstone gravel and just under 200 metres above sea level. As a result the Shiraz from this area is elegant with fine silky tannins and good length and mouth feel. Koltz also sources grapes from vineyards in the Willunga region of McLaren Vale where the soils are darker deep clay and loam and produce more robust, richer wines with firmer tannins.

"Mark Day and Anna Koltunow released their first wine in 1995, using grapes from the Bottin Vineyard in McLaren Vale. Mark Day had worked as winemaker at Maxwell Wines and Wirra Wirra in McLaren Vale, and has been a Flying Winemaker for six consecutive vintages in Europe. Day and Koltunow decided to specialise in Shiraz and Shiraz blends from the McLaren Vale region, but added Sangiovese and Mourvedre to the mix in 2002." -James Halliday

The Cope-Williams Winery
is set snugly among the verdant hills of Romsey, just 30 minutes north of Melbourne airport
Conferences & Weddings are the principal activities on a truly quiet rural site that boasts a sophisticated winery, vineyards, cricket oval, real tennis court, numerous other ball sports and a diversity of rooms for dining, conference, celebrating or just relaxing. Quality accommodation and fine dining complemented by exceptional wines make visits to Cope-Williams Winery an experience that requires reliving over and over again.
 Cope Williams

Sparkling wines, pioneered by Cope-Williams at Romsey in 1977 have become something of a signature of the Macedon Ranges wine region, backed by a diverse range of Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs and Cabernet Sauvignon. This picturesque winery's vineyards provide marvelous morning and evening walks. The Lord's Taverners Cricket Oval is terrific to jog around and the real tennis court offers most fascinating entertainment and even a chance to play one of the oldest ball games in the world. Fine wines and exquisite dining complete the picture of a graceful country winery

The Cope-Williams' Romsey Vintage Brut is a rather special cuveé of Chardonnay, only six have been produced since 1984 when sparkling production bagan. The non-vintage version is a blend of very slow ripening Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with often, a substantial proportion of reserve wine added to ensure that the authentic House Style of Cope-Williams is maintained year after year. Cope-Williams make a classic 100% Pinot Noir Rose that retains a slight pink colour from initial skin contact. An excellent aperitif or lunch wine, it is a varietal sister to the Cope-Williams Cabernet Rose. Often, a large proportion of Cabernet juice is separated and fermented separately to dryness, retaining lovely warm fruit flavours.

A sweeter version of the classic Romsey Brut is the Romsey Riche, the 35 grams of sugar added at disgorging has been given time to integrate with the wine, creating very well balanced and refreshing flavours. Cope-Williams excel at their sparklers and this includes a very splendid, blended Sparkling Red named Coniston made from many small parcels of wine with a diversity of ages. A handsomely smooth sparkling red with or without food.

Part of the Chardonnay from each vintage is made in the modern un-wooded style as an alternative to the classic barrel fermented version that has been so successful on the show circuit. The latter is released with three or more years of ageing. The Cope-Williams Pinot is as it should be - powerful plummy and gamey aromas and earthy fruit flavours on the palate. The finely balanced structure ensures longevity. The winery produces a very special Cabernet and Merlot that's only made in years when the fruit is ripe enough to avoid excessive herbaciousness. Always a long lived wine with tight nose and palate when young.

Cope-Williams make a luscious and very unique fortified wine named The Willow - a liqueur made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, fortified with aged brandy and wood aged minimum of 5 years - not as sweet as it looks - a subtle way of enhancing most desserts and especially anything chocolate, just delicious.

Karina is a
small family owned vineyard and winery established in 1984
Owners Gerard and Joy take pride in the fact that all wines bearing the Karina label are 100% Estate grown and made.

Visitors can enjoy complimentary winery tastings and meet the winemaker, or stroll through the picturesque gardens.

Gerard and Joy Terpstra. Harrisons Road, Dromana 3936. Mel Ref 160 J7 Tel: (03) 5981 0137, Fax: (03) 5981 0137 Open Every Weekend - Public Holidays and Every Day in January 11am - 5pm

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