Pommery Blue Sky
Leconfield Coonawarra Merlot
Leconfield take aim each year to construct a fragrant
Mouth Filling Coonawarra Merlot From grapes infused by the rich terra rosa soils layered with great depth of flavour and framed by sound structure, in which oak plays an important but not prominent role. Significantly, the vines are in their third decade of productivity and yield a distinctly elegant Merlot wine of great sophistication and exquisite balance, suitably swathed in a robe of fine, silky tannins.
Penfolds Thomas Hyland Cabernet 2012
Commemorating the entrepeneurial spirit of Dr
Penfold's Son In Law Thomas Hyland's stewardship of Penfold from the late 1800s until 1914 saw the development of what in his lifetime, became Australia's most famous name in wine. Essentially fruit driven, Thomas Hyland offers a contemporary expression of Cabernet structure and flavour, showing the classic varietal elements of bramble and cedar over fine grained tannins.
Four Sisters Merlot WINEMAKING LEGEND TREVOR MAST'S DAUGHTERS CREATED THE CONCEPT OF THE FOUR SISTERS AS A BIRTHDAY SURPRISE. Delighted with the idea, Trevor fashioned a small production wine from vines growing behind the family home. It has become one of the nation's most recognizable labels. Enter, Australia's favourite Merlot, a soft, rounded wine with delicate flavours and a subtle hint of sweet cocoa oak, a perfect match to mushroom risotto, beef teriyaki or peking duck.
Seppelt Silverband Sparkling Shiraz N.V SINCE 1851, The House of Seppelt has built a reputation for exceptional western districts Sparkling Shiraz. Silverband is composed of various select tirage wine components with an average vintage age of six years. These parcels were initially trial lots, carefully selected by the winemakers for their ability to age gracefully and develop intense varietal and regional characters. Over time, these batches were identified and blended to craft this unique and delightful Grampians Sparkling wine, sealed under crown cap. Peak drinking right now.
Wolf Blass Black Label 2003 WOLF BLASS PROUDLY COMMEMORATES A THIRTY YEAR MILESTONE WITH THE BLACK LABEL SHIRAZ CABERNET SAUVIGNON MALBEC. Wolf Blass Black Label has been the forerunner of the modern Australian wine style, and builds on the elements and philosophies developed in the 1960s by winemakers Wolf Blass and John Glaetzer. An exhausting series of wine trials by Chris Hatcher and Caroline Dunn, has seen the Black Label undergo a transition from a heavier American oaked wine style to a refined oak palate with solid fruit concentration.
Irvine Estate Merlot CRAFTED BY ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S MOST ACCOMPLISHED, highly specialized handlers of Merlot, assembled from components that are shared with the estate's Grand Merlot flagship. Very much a new world wine crafted with old world exactitude, offering generous helpings of varietal plum and chocolate spice. Irvine's entry level Merlot is fashioned for everyday enjoyment at a hard to find level of sophistication.
From penniless immigrant
to a leading entrepreneur in the Tasmanian wine, beef and property development industries, Josef Chromy OAM has certainly come a long way
Josef found a job with Goliath cement and asbestos sheeting factory at Railton in northwestern Tasmania. His first business venture as a butcher failed but his second butcher shop in Burnie flourished. Over the decades he continued to expand his business. In 1982 he acquired the Huttons abattoir and smallgoods ham and bacon business in Tasmania which gave him a large increase in market share. In 1992 Josef was named Tasmanian Executive of the year having been the major contributor to the rationalisation of seven export works to two.
 Josef Chromy

Joe had 30 years experience in creating scale, quality, yield and new markets and wasn’t about to waste it. The wine industry in Tasmania, like the meat industry before it, was undergoing rationalisation where many participants were undercapitalised and unable to achieve the economies of scale necessary to take full advantage of markets and production. Joe was not a wine connoisseur but his palate had come to appreciate the distinctive quality of wines made from cool climate grapes. Sparkling wines made in Tasmania shine when given the right care and attention.

In 1994 Josef waded into the Tasmanian Wine Industry, buying Heemskerk, Rochecombe and Buchanan Vineyards as well as establishing a completely new vineyard at Kayena. The Jansz sparkling wine was part of the acquisitions. Josef’s Heemskerk Wine Group effectively became the second major participant in the industry in Tasmania, with production from the famous Pipers Brook Vineyards.

In 1997 Josef was awarded the Medal of the Order Of Australia. 1997 also saw the Heemskerk Wine Group‚Äôs Chardonnay awarded Winestate‚Äôs ‚ÄúChardonnay of the Year‚ÄĚ, beating 841 Chardonnay‚Äôs from Australia and New Zealand. Again the same year, President Bill Clinton sipped Jansz sparkling throughout the entire evening at a dinner whilst visiting Australia.

In March 2000 Josef Chromy experienced one of the most memorable moments in his life when he had the privilege to lunch with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at a table of ten during her visit to Tasmania. In 2003 Joe Chromy sold Tamar Ridge Wines to Tasmania’s largest company Gunns Limited. Not long afterwards, Josef acquired Glenwood Vineyard on the southern outskirts of Launceston at Relbia. Joe knew the potential of this site, the vineyard overlooked picturesque small lakes and out over White Hills to Ben Lomond. Josef has built a new, state of the art winery at the base of the vineyard at Relbia. The clean, modern, minimalist exterior provides a home for some of the best winemaking equipment available. Wines produced under the Josef Chromy Range showcase the varietal expression of the cool climate vineyard site.

Fruit reception begins with a vibrating hopper that gently shakes the grapes into the destemmer, which has a smooth plastic cage in order not to break any berries. The grapes are pumped into the press through a peristaltic pump, using the same gentle technology that transfers live fish or pumps blood during heart bypass surgery. A high tech German press enables juice extraction at low pressures, giving more delicate aromatic juices. Elegant, subtle and complex, the resultant wines reward cellaring and provide great accompaniment to food now.

Euroa Creeks is
a single vineyard winemaking operation in the warmer Goulburn Valley region of Victoria
Winemaker David Lloyd of Mornington's Eldridge Estate is well known for his obsession with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but few knew of his passion for rich, ripe shiraz. In 2002 Lloyd found a vineyard in Victoria's Goulburn Valley that was small, and hand tended, producing nothing but sensational Shiraz fruit. Lloyd selected the Euroa Creeks purely on the basis of quality of the vineyard's fruit. The site is owner operated by Jo and Andrew Gall and is located a little east of the township of Euroa about 5km north of the Hume Highway. Tasting the grower's own Lilys Garden Shiraz, Lloyd knew there was a sensational wine waiting to be made. The result was 300 cases of Euroa Creeks 2002 Shiraz, bottled on 6 December 2003.
 Euroa Creeks

The area is subject to both drought and frosts but produces intensely flavoured grapes. The vineyard is very dry and has a very low disease pressure for grapes. Lloyd had made small quantities of locally grown Shiraz for a few years as a consultant, but decided that any Shiraz he would make for the Euroa label not only had to be single vineyard and very, very special, but clearly different from the locally grown product.

Lloyd uses only estate grown fruit, and avoids irrigation unless the season is abnormally dry. The vines have, in some years received no sprays at all and in others a regime that is based on a few sprays of the organic forms of copper and sulfur.

The grapes are all hand picked and crushed in the field on at least two separate occasions although four separate days are required in some vintages. The tanks of skins and juice are then brought back to the winery at Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula for fermentation, pressing, oak aging and bottling processes. The wines are always aged in a mix of American and French oak, approximately 50% being new.

The first vintage was in 2002 of which 60 cases were sold in Australia, the remaining 350 were exported to the USA. The 2003 vintage was a drought year and a mere 2 barrels were made from the 7.5 acres, most of which was exported to the USA where it sold out in 15 minutes. 2004 was almost a perfect season and 500 cases were produced, with 400 of these being exported to the USA.

Vintage 2005 was a difficult season and only 120 cases of a Reserve was produced. 2006 was an almost perfect season where three different wines were made, the first release of 140 cases was called Early Harvest contained 1% Viognier grown on the Mornington Peninsula, the second release is of two wines, 270 cases of Shiraz and 110 cases of Reserve. Vintage 2007 was totally wiped out by frost. "I’ve seen David Lloyd’s (of Eldridge Estate fame) Euroa shiraz wines a couple of times and have always been very impressed. I met up with David and Wendy Lloyd yesterday and tasted through the range - all shiraz - and again they were excellent. It made me wonder, as I have in the past, why these are the only Euroa wines that I ever see? They taste fantastic! Answer: because as a region it’s incredibly frost prone!"

Great wines are
made in the vineyard and it is the exceptional fruit grown at the Kayena Vineyard that forms the cornerstone of the Tamar Ridge and Devil’s Corner range of wines
Located on the western banks of the Tamar River, 40 kilometres north of Launceston, the Kayena Vineyard is planted to a range of cool climate varieties including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Employing state-of-the-art winemaking techniques, but with more than a few concessions to the traditional techniques that have served winemakers for centuries, our winemaking goal is to harness the pristine fruit characters the Kayena Vineyard produces, fashioning them into individual wine styles that speak of their cool origins.
 Tamar Ridge

The Kayena Vineyard range of wines offers pristine varietal definition, great purity of fruit character, and the refreshing acidity which is the hallmark of genuine cool climate wine. Only grapes grown, made and bottled at the Kayena Vineyard are selected for this range of wines. The Devil’s Corner is a section of the Tamar River near the Kayena Vineyard. It is a calm area of refuge for sailors away from the potentially wild waters of Whirlpool Reach to the south, and has been used as such for over 200 years. The Devil’s Corner wines are pure, crisp and refreshing, displaying vibrant fruit qualities and great drinkability. Wines to be savoured now rather than cellared.

Vineyards were first established in Tasmania during colonial settlement. Only in relatively recent years, however, has viticulture emerged in the beautiful Tamar Valley to forge a reputation for varietal and sparkling wines of the highest quality. In less than a decade Tamar Ridge Wines has established its own acclaimed success story as part of Tasmania’s modern wine industry. The first vines were planted at Tamar Ridge in 1994, and the first vintage was released five years later in 1999. The company continues to grow strongly and is today a leading producer of Tasmanian cool climate table wines with sales in every Australian state and a growing list of export markets.

Great wines are made in the vineyard and every effort is made at Tamar Ridge Wines to grow exceptional grapes. From the West Tamar vineyards, the focus on the varieties ideally suited to the region’s distinct viticultural landscape. Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are all grown on Scott Henry trellising which is favoured for its split-canopy design which allows maximum fruit exposure to the sun.

Wine quality is the primary objective, consistently achieved through attention to detail and control of the entire process from grape growing, through winemaking, packaging and marketing of the final wine. The result is wines of the highest quality that are certifiably 100% Tasmanian and reflect the natural variations that are engendered by climate, soil, topography and winemaking practices.

A variety of clones has been planted throughout the vineyard, with each block ‚Äď and on occasion rows ‚Äď managed individually to maximise fruit quality from the specific site. Our viticultural team takes a very ‚Äėhands-on‚Äô approach to the management of the vineyard with all vines hand-pruned and much of the harvest carried out by hand. The aim of all this effort is to produce grapes that display pristine fruit flavours, distinctive varietal character and a personality that allows our wine-makers to fashion quite individual wine styles.

When the Giesen
brothers, Theo, Alex and Marcel, planted their first grape vines on bare land at Burnham, near Christchurch, there were those who questioned the practicality of their venture
After all, theirs was the southern-most vineyard in the world at that time and Canterbury was not then known as a wine-producing region. This was 1981 and the Giesens were, quite literally, breaking new ground for the fledgling New Zealand wine industry. Ignoring the scornful words of those who doubted Burnham's suitability for wine production, the brothers tended their plantings of Chardonnay, Riesling and Gewurztraminer and were rewarded in 1984 with their first vintage.

The Giesens further emphasised their foresight by supplementing the vintage with Sauvignon Blanc grapes from Marlborough, a region which would become one of the finest producers in the world. The path they would travel would not always be smooth but their perseverance and the belief in what they were doing was to reward the brothers handsomely. In 1988, Giesen Wines gained its first export order, sending Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc to Margaret Harvey in the United Kingdom.

As it became increasingly obvious that Marlborough would evolve into one of the premium grape-growing regions of New Zealand, the Giesens widened their vineyard interests, purchasing the original Dillon's Point property in 1993. A year later, they had broken into the highly competitive Australian market, appointing Negociants Australia as their exclusive distributors. As the reputation of their wines spread, greater overseas interest in their label flourished, and in 1997, Giesen Wines were represented in the United States for the first time. Two years on, Giesen was in expansion mode, purchasing four separate vineyard blocks in Marlborough and building a new winery in Vernon St, Blenheim.

In 1999, sales of Giesen Wines in Australia topped 3000 cases per annum. A year later, total case sales had soared to 23,000, and increasing volumes were heading to the United States, encouraging Giesen Wines to appoint Dreyfus Ashby and Co as its exclusive distributor there. Success bred even more success when in 2001, Giesens' Marlborough operation was broadened with the development of a 300-acre vineyard at Dillon's Point, Blenheim, sales had doubled to more than 50,000 cases.

As its property portfolio expanded, so too did production, until in 2004, sales exceeded 100,000 cases per annum for the first time. With the growing demand for its wines, particularly in the Australian market, the company moved to larger premises and invested in a bottling and packaging facility at Christchurch, whilst expanding its winery and tank capacity in Blenheim.

Low yielding vines grown to a cool climate is what makes Giesen's wines so unique. Complex fruit aromas make them enjoyable whilst young, refreshing acidity gives the wines backbone for long aging in the bottle. Giesen produces a range of estate wines which aim for consistency of character and quality from vintage to vintage. This range includes a luscious, intensely flavoured Riesling, a vibrant, refreshing Sauvignon Blanc, a complex yet elegant Chardonnay and a succulent, fruit driven Pinot Noir. Most vintages produce parcels of fruit or batches of wine of superior quality. These are bottled under a Reserve or Single Vineyard selection label. This range also includes a Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The style may vary from one vintage to the next as determined by the season, however they will all display individuality and quality.

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