A single vineyard Shiraz
Vinified From Hand Picked Fruit Grown To A Unique Property In Valley Eden Meticulously crafted by a family managed winemaking operation at Moculta The Hartz Barn wineworks have served the local community as a supermarket since 1885, pointedly known locally as the Henschke General Store. Originally settled by Lutherans, Moculta is the site of two ancient churches, Gruenberg and Gnadenberg. The Hartz Barn vineyard is fortuitously positioned not far from Henschke's legendary Mount Edelstone and Hill of Grace.
Red Estate Red soil and red wine the four Rs which comprise the family coat of arms, working in harmony to produce the famous Cabernet of Coonawarra. The Redmans have been actively involved in all major developments involving Coonawarra viticulture since establishment in 1908. After joint ventures with Penfolds and Mildara, Dr Lindeman purchased the Redman property and renamed it Rouge Homme. Owen Redman ultimately returned to the family estate, eventually acquiring the land on which the winery stands today.
Grown in New Zealand's North Island region of Hawkes Bay
New Zealand's Warmest Grape Growing Region The 2003 vintage was a small harvest of very mature and ripe fruit that exhibited good varietal flavours The vines had extensive leaf removal in the fruit zone to expose the grapes to sunlight, assisting in developing colour and flavour. A well balanced finish with firm and chewy weight and a medium tannin finish, completes this fine accord of noble red wine grapes.
SANDRO MOSELE HAS ESTABLISHED HIMSELF AS A TOUR DE FORCE
ON MORNINGTON PENINSULA, making better and better, ever more interesting Chardonnay wines, across a spectrum of sites and clone. Avail yourself of the entry level into the House of Kooyong, one of Australia's most artisanal Chardonnay specialists, fashioned to the big dry styles of Burgundy's magnificent Cote du Beaune. Exactingly crafted from an assemblage of fruit, hand picked and meticulously sorted, off the eminent Kooyong and Ballewindi vineyards.
THROUGHOUT THE DECADES, Rare Champagne a very few vintages, the most demanding in Champagne, all in limited production. R√©gis Camus, the Cellar Master of Rare Champagne
selects a truly singular year, when nature has been tamed, when time and expertise unveil exceptional Champagne, gifted with a distinctive character and endless longevity. An uncompromising approach to the art of Champagne, achieves the most complex, distinguished and pure expression to be found anywhere in the world of great wines.
EXCELLENT LANGTONS CLASSIFICATION. Named for the contribution of Johann Gramp's grandson to the Orlando Wine Company, St Hugo
is the very best varietal Cabernet Sauvignon of vintage. Hugo is vintaged entirely from fruit grown to the famed cigar shape of Coonawarra Terra rossa
, one of the world's great Cabernet appellations. The team regularly visit the vineyards monitoring development of grapes. Selection is the key to delivering the finest possible St Hugo, only the standout parcels of Coonawarra Cabernet are earmarked for inclusion.
THE FIRST AND FINAL WORD IN WORLD CLASS BAROSSA CABERNET, aged in a luxurious selection of completely new French oak hogsheads. The Ashmead block is so low yielding that it was almost gutted and re established to more productive plantings. The vines suffer from the notorious Dead Arm
disease but yields an extraordinary quality of fruit. Fortunately for the world of wine, Ashmead was retained as an Australian Grand Cru Classe
. Elderton are not unfamiliar with ultra Cabernet, having claimed significant trophies including the 1993 Jimmy Watson.
Established in 1988,
Grant Burge Wines has grown to become one of the top 10 privately owned wine companies in Australia.
The company has a strong commitment to its loyal Australian consumers and also energetically pursues overseas markets in the United Kingdom, Europe, Canada, the United States and Asia. Grant Burge is a fifth generation winemaker absolutely committed to the Barossa Valley. He strongly believes that fine wines are born in the vineyard and that vineyards are the cradle of wine quality.
With this in mind, he has developed one of the most extensive networks of premium quality vineyards in Australia strategically positioned in the Barossa. The Grant Burge Wines offering is based around individual vineyard selections from the finest vineyards in the Barossa. With each of his Barossa vineyards having different climates, soils and characters, Grant matches them with suitable grape varieties, ensuring harvests of the best quality fruit. His most recent vineyard addition is Corryton Park in the cooler climate of the Eden Valley.
Grant Burge has been awarded every major trophy and medal in Australia, including the Jimmy Watson, Stodart, Brisbane Club and Montgomery Trophies. The winery Cellar Door overlooking the banks of the picturesque Jacobs Creek was awarded Vogue Entertaining Winery of the Year. Prices vary from $10 for the Barossa Vines range to $100 for Meshach Shiraz, the company's flagship wine. Named for Grant's great-grandfather who ignited the family's passion for winemaking, Meshach is considered a worthy contender for the title of "Australia's best wine".
All of Grant Burge Wines' reds are produced at the Illaparra Winery, which Grant purchased in 1993; white wines are vinified at his Barossa Vines Winery purchased in 1999. Grant Burge is a loyal and dedicated Barossan and he proudly displays the Barossa name on every bottle as an assurance of regional integrity.
Nearly a decade ago, Grant Burge embarked on his greatest venture since the introduction of Grant Burge Wines ‚Äď the establishment of a stunning new vineyard on some of the highest land suitable for viticulture in South Australia. Just after the start of the new millennium, the first vines of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and a smattering of Petit Verdot, were planted over part of an historic estate, Corryton Park near Mount Crawford, high above the southern end of the Barossa Valley.
The history of Corryton Park goes back more than 160 years when the land was first purchased in 1845 by noted South Australian pastoralist, Mr David Randall. Many owners later Grant Burge bought the property and, as he said at the time: ‚ÄúCorryton Park is being established as a 20 year project to produce premium wine grapes of great intensity and maturity. I have no illusions for this vineyard for at least another 10 years.‚ÄĚ Today, the premium Cabernet Sauvignon fruit from Corryton Park is of such exceptional quality it has been chosen to form the backbone and heart of an iconic Grant Burge wine ‚Äď his premium Cabernet Sauvignon, Shadrach. Already, the wine has been awarded trophies and heralded as one of the Top 100 wines in Australia.
The first wines
were only produced in 1994, but Saint Clair Family Estate reputation as one of New Zealand‚Äôs leading wine companies with an exceptional quality record is growing fast
Saint Clair Family Estate is owned by Neal and Judy Ibbotson, viticulture pioneers in Marlborough since 1978. Grapes were originally supplied to local wine companies; however a desire to extend the quality achieved in the vineyard through to the finished wine led to the establishment of Saint Clair Estate Wines. Saint Clair‚Äôs viticulture philosophy for quality grapes is simple. Optimum flavour is achieved by significantly reducing vine stress; obtaining uniformity in vine growth, crop level and ripening; good light exposure, no disease, harvesting at the right time for maximising flavours and adjusting management for seasonal variations.
From 1994 when wines from the first vintage all won medals including gold, the name Saint Clair has been synonymous with quality and its award-winning record continues today. International accolades include the coveted trophy for Best New Zealand Wine Producer of the Year at the International Wine and Spirit Competition 2005. Saint Clair Family Estate also has the distinction of being the first New Zealand wine company to win major international trophies for Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir in the same year.
Saint Clair Family Estate's success is founded on the 27 years of extensive pioneering viticulture, ongoing as a critical part of the highest quality winemaking practices. Neal and Judy‚Äôs passion for their Marlborough vineyards and award-winning range of wines is continuing to build their growing reputation in New Zealand and in the 35 markets around the world that they export to. The company's mission is to create world-class wines that exceed their customers every expectation. To achieve this, Neal Ibbotson‚Äôs viticulture expertise and Marlborough‚Äôs unique climate and soils, are both combined with the proven experience of one of New Zealand‚Äôs leading winemaking teams, led by Saint Clair‚Äôs chief winemaker, Matt Thomson.
Today the company is something of a family business with the next generation also involved. Son Tony looks after the graphic design and daughters Sarina and Julie both promote Saint Clair Family Estate in sales and marketing. Saint Clair Family Estate produce a wide range of varieties, including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling, Gew√ľrztraminer, Pinot Noir and Merlot, available in four ranges of wines ‚Äď the Reserve Range, Pioneer Block, the Premium Range and Vicar‚Äôs Choice.
Saint Clair has vineyards in five different Marlborough locations including the Rapaura, Awatere and Omaka Valleys. These vineyards have all been purchased and developed for the quality of the site. This enables fruit from the best site to be selected because only the best quality grapes and wine are retained by Saint Clair. In 2001 Saint Clair introduced a ‚Äėgrading system‚Äô for all its vineyards and wine batches and marks them out of 10 for quality each year. This is providing valuable information. Records now show which vineyards and parts of the vineyards provide the best fruit and which varieties are growing the best quality in each of the vineyards. The grading system is also used extensively as a management tool for identifying and improving best vineyard practices, and for payments to growers.
The quality and sustainability of the Saint Clair vineyards is assisted by vertical shoot positioning in seasons of average or above warmth, (the Scott Henry split canopy positioning is used in cool years) leaf plucking, fruit and shoot thinning and selection, with no cultivation and minimal use of sprays. No insecticides are used at Saint Clair vineyards. At Doctor‚Äôs Creek Vineyard, Neal and Judy‚Äôs key varieties are Sauvignon Blanc Riesling and Pinot Noir. They have successfully experimented with top grafting Pinot Noir (using Dijon clones) in adjoining properties, where more clay under the sub-soil is providing some intense and interesting flavours.
Bremerton is a
living example of how premium wines can only come from premium grapes
The cool climate region of Langhorne Creek, just 70km South East of Adelaide, South Australia, produces some of the finest fruit in Australia. Langhorne Creek is less than an hour from Adelaide via Mt. Barker. If you're travelling from the eastern states it's a great alternative route to Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula or even Kangaroo Island. Bremerton Wines is located on the main road (Strathalbyn Road) and is well signposted.
Langhorne Creek is one of the most centrally located and accessible wine regions and offers interesting Bed & Breakfast or Motel accommodation and eating establishments. Visitors can sample the range of premium Bremerton wines and sit, relax and indulge in one of the regionally inspired food platters and a glass of Bremerton wines available daily. Your tastebuds can be tickled further with a wide range of delicious local produce available for tastings and sales.
Bremerton Wines originally planted 110 acres at Langhorne Creek and is joint owner and manager of another 180 acres from which they select the best fruit each year with the balance being sold to other wineries. Best quality practices ensure best quality grapes. The predominant varieties grown are Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot, with small plantings of Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho, Chardonnay, Malbec and Petit Verdot.
The winery has invested heavily in a premium French and Amercian oak program using 220 litre barriques to ensure subtle and complementary oak influences. Bremerton utilises traditional open top fermenters, made from stainless steel and a purpose built barrel cellar for maturation. New laboratory and tasting facilities are part of the winery.
How ironic that Langhorne Creek is zoned a flood plain, yet the staff at little old Bremerton work extra hard to save every drop of water and work towards recycling as much waste water as possible. Water efficiency has always been important at the Bremerton winery, and is given special attention. Systems have been put in place to make each successive vintage the most water efficient ever. Bremerton also encourage all those who enjoy Bremerton wines to do their part, by cutting down on personal water consumption and drinking more Bremerton wine instead!
Winemaker Rebecca Willson and her team have taken the quality of Bremerton wines to new standards. Rebecca seeks the best possible fruit from the Estate and other specialised Langhorne Creek vineyards to craft traditional, full bodied, full flavoured, mouth filling Langhorne Creek wines that show a consistency of style whilst encouraging the true varietal grape characteristics to be expressed. It seems that the successes have not gone unnoticed. Rebecca and sister Lucy were recently selected as part of the South Australian Rising Stars list of 50 young and inspirational South Australians.
About three hours
east of Melbourne, the Gippsland Lakes District is located between the Great Dividing Range and Bass Strait, a region that's famed for the large areas of National Park and State Forest, as well as the scenic Gippsland Lakes System
Gippsland as a wine region defies easy classification. It is technically a zone under the Australian GI system, rather than a winegrowing region of its own. The area is large and viticultural areas dispersed, however, throughout all precincts of Gippsland, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the predominate grape varieties. The Bairnsdale sub region has lower annual rainfall than the rest of Gippsland and enjoys coastal climate which provides sea breezes throughout the growing season. Bairnsdale's cool semi maritime climate has proven to be particularly well suited for Pinot Noir and cool climate styles of Chardonnay and Shiraz.
The Lightfoot family first planted a small vineyard in 1995 near Bairnsdale in the pristine Gippsland Lakes region, they made small batches of wine each vintage for the enjoyment of family, friends and a handful of local wine enthusiasts. The family's favourite pasttime turned into a business which grew and grew. The second generation, sons Rob and Tom Lightfoot, now manage the enterprise. Alastair brings more than 25 years winemaking experience to the winery, working previously in the Yarra and Hunter Valleys.
After completing a Viticultural Science and Wine Production degree, Tom Lightfoot has worked a number of vintages in wineries throughout Australia and the Northern Hemisphere. Tom now manages the Myrtle Point Vineyard and assists Alastair in winemaking.
The Lightfoot & Sons Myrtle Point vineyards lie within easy view of Gippsland Lakes. The vineyard site, situated between the foothills of the Great Dividing Range and Bass Strait, was selected when soil mapping of the region identified tracts of precious Terra Rosa over limestone soil structure. The 29 hectare Myrtle Point vineyard was established between 1995-1997, Pinot Noir plantings make up almost half, with smaller bocks of Chardonnay, Cabernet and Shiraz.
Good annual rainfall of around 700mm and a regular coastal breeze throughout the growing season provides good airflow within the canopy and assists in the natural management of healthy vines. Shoot thinning and crop thinning when required, along with and limited use of irrigation, help maintain low cropping levels of less than 2 tonnes per acre. The maritime influence in the vineyard has a moderating effect on the cool climate and enables fruit to develop flavours of great varietal character.
The winemaking process begins in the vineyard. Priority is on producing high quality fruit with great varietal character and depth of flavour. The winemaking philosophy is focused on retaining and expressing these characteristics of season and soil as much as possible. Lightfoot & Sons wines are made exclusively from estate grown grapes. Using pure estate grown fruit allows complete management of the entire winemaking process, from early in the season as vines make fruitset, right through to the end of the winemaking process. This ensures that the finished Lightfoot & Sons wines remain of the highest quality and can articulate an uncompromised expression of vineyard and vintage.