Zibibbo Rosa is an exciting new addition to the Brown Brothers range
ZIBIBBO MEANS RAISIN. a synonym for the Muscat of Alexandria grape. The Romans are believed to have given the grape its name as they found its distinctive aroma akin to that of musk. and hence called it Moscato. A deliciously refined pink Sparkler which is slightly drier than it's sibling pale Zibibbo. while still sharing its deliciously fruity style. Rosa is a beautiful pale pink colour. showing lifted aromas of strawberries and summer fruits. and certainly best enjoyed now. .
Crafted from the best of vintage Cabernet Sauvignon
The Choicest Parcels Collated From Across The Wonderful Endowment Of Tahbilk Vineyards It was the serendipitous discovery of a very old bottle Cabernet unearthed just after WWII, from within the ageing Tahbilk wineworks, that inspired Eric Purbrick to re establish opearations after a long period of neglect. Tahbilk remain home to the eldest and most distinguished Cabernet vines. Eric Stevens Purbrick is dressed to impress, intensely flavoured with opaque berry flavours, sheathed in a veneer of graceful oak.
Norfolk Rise Vineyard is located at the very southern tip of South Australia
Renowned For Its Rugged Coastline Exotic seafood and long white sandy beaches. Heavily influenced by a unique microclimate, Norfolk Rise captures the regional characteristics of the lee under Mount Benson, translating into wines of the highest calibre.
GAPSTED ARE REAL WINES MADE BY REAL PEOPLE, a partnership between dedicated viticulturalists and a distinguished winemaking team. The propitious compact means that everything by Gapsted carries the signature and personality of the people involved, the charm of small vineyards and influence of choice microclimes. The labour of love and passion by mates who share a desire to create appealing and personable wines, Tobacco Road is a compelling example of high country Merlot, endowed by ripe red fruit flavours and supported by well structured tannins.
THE KALLESKE FAMILY HAVE BEEN GROWING GRAPES AND MAKING BAROSSA VALLEY WINE SINCE 1853. One of the more distinguished members of the prestigious Grange Growers Club
, the Kalleskes have also become one of Barossa Valley's most compelling and contemplative new labels. Greenock Shiraz is 100% biodynamic, as accredited by Australian Certified Organic
, sourced from a single low yielding block, established to ancient cuttings, along the western edge of Greenock Creek in the northwest Barossa Valley.
AN ASSEMBLAGE OF FRUIT GROWN TO SEVERAL ELITE CENTRAL OTAGO SITES, the estate flagship barrel selection, from the Sam Neill family vineyards, normally a selection picked off Gibbston First Paddock, Bannockburn's Fusilier and Earnscleugh's Red Bank. A charming effort in Burgundian styling, unequivocally world class, artisanally crafted Central Otago Pinot Noir. Each block and clone are picked and fermented separately, the final wine is assembled just before bottling. Small batch? You bet, a mere few hundred dozen are made each year.
CORIOLE WAS FIRST DEVELOPED BY GEOFFREY KAY, a distant relative of the Amery Vineyard Kays. Dr Hugh Lloyd GP
sewed the vines which produce Mary Kathleen during a period when the fashion was to plant in contours around the local Seaview highlands. Named after the estate's matriarch, Mary Kathleen is crafted from three small blocks, originally planted in the 1960s. Perennially lauded and famously received, Mary Kathleen is generously mouthfilling with sweet fruit, earthy regional hints and complex spice.
Running With Bulls
are leading the rush of Mediterranean varietals which can make exciting wine in South Australia‚Äôs soil and climate
In 1999, after several study visits to Spain by Yalumba luminaries Robert Hill-Smith and Louisa Rose, Tempranillo was grafted onto old Barossa rootstock. Known to thrive in a range of conditions around the world, Tempranillo has an affinity with the Barossa region, where an ideal climate helps to showcase the stylish fruit flavours of this emerging variety. The experimental fruit of Hill-Smith and Rose whet their appetites and led to further plantings.
Encouraged by the success of their BarossaTempranillo, Hill-Smith planted Tempranillo in their Wrattonbully vineyards three years later. The vineyard site was chosen for its soil types, principally shallow red soils over limestone, undulating aspects and reliable climate. Vermentino‚Äôs willingness to thrive in the hot, dry conditions of the Riverland and its terrific approachability make it a welcome addition to the group.
All Running With Bulls grapes are grown with an emphasis on vineyard sustainability, in the warm and dry conditions little intervention is needed. This achieves a healthy and diverse population of natural microflora that piggybacks on the grapes into the winery and begins the natural fermentation. The results are an Australian interpretation of the native styles of Spain and Italy, expressing individual regional characters.
Bay of Fires
was born of a desire to make cool climate wines of classical structure, combining fruit intensity with refinement, complexity and persistence of flavour
The group winemaking team at Hardys identified, back in 1994, the regions they believed would make cool climate wines of classical structure, combining fruit intensity with refinement, complexity and persistence of flavour - the ultimate expression and grape and region. Tasmania's potential for the production of classic, cool climate grape varieties was clearly evident. Their vision has come to fruition with the success of Bay of Fires, Tigress and Arras.
Tasmania's latitude and island status confer a range of unique climates more closely resembling the classic winegrowing regions of France than any other part of Australia. The vineyards growing grapes for Bay of Fires wines experience growing season temperatures ranging from below those of Reims in Champagne to slightly above those of Burgundy and Alsace. Strong similarities in sunshine hours and humidity also contribute to Tasmania's suitability for growing the world's classic cool climate grape varieties.
Within the range of suitable climates, of particular interest is the strong correlation between specific locations in Tasmania and those of Europe making the world's benchmark examples of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris. In carefully selected sites, Tasmania's cool climate supports balanced vine growth and the production of physiologically mature grapes - grapes exhibiting ripe fruit flavours with soft natural acidity and moderate potential alcohol.
The initial interest in the vineyards of Tasmania arose from a desire to seek out genuine cold climate grapes to make fine and elegant, but flavoursome sparkling wine
Sparkling wine made from grapes grown in the extremes of Tasmania's cool climate increasingly impress with their finesse, minerally complexity and persistence of flavour. The wines exhibit a steely leanness, which is finely balanced by intensity of fruit flavour. The Bay of Fires sparkling wines are fine examples of this and are at the forefront of quality Australian.
Bay of Fires, Tigress and Arras have evolved from Tasmania's unique vineyards. Moderate yields and cool growing conditions result in wines with outstanding varietal intensity, elevated fruit spice and mineral complexity. The fruit characters of these wines are tight and enduring and support minimal winemaking intervention. Softness of acidity and persistence of flavour are common attributes. These wines are very much an expression of the grapes, soil and climate that produced them.
Bay of Fires wines reflect the courage and care of a dedicated group of Tasmanian winegrowers and the vision and spirit of the winemaking team.
Established in 1989,
Fonty‚Äôs Pool wines is a contemporary, Pemberton winery, producing consistently exceptional and approachable wines
Fonty‚Äôs Pool wines is located just outside the Pemberton township and set amongst an idyllic landscape of lush karri forests, approximately 335kms south of Western Australia‚Äôs capital city Perth. Established in 1989 with further vineyards planted in 1991, 1996 and 1998 to reach the current total of 110 hectares, the varieties produced are Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Malbec, Marsanne, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Shiraz, Verdelho and Viognier. The total property dimension is 330 hectares and besides grapes, produces avocados (4,000 trees) and truffles. There is also a water storage lake on the property that is over a kilometre long and holds over one million litres of water.
Premium sites within the original vineyard have been selected to create wines which emphasise their regional characteristics. The grapes are vinified under the direction of experienced winemaker Ely Jarvis (ex Cape Mentelle) who is crafting a unique signature to make Fonty‚Äôs Pool one of Western Australia‚Äôs most distinctive wineries. Known as a local landmark, the name Fonty‚Äôs Pool comes from an early settler to the region. In 1907 Archie Fontanini began farming on the property where the 110 hectares of vines are now laid. He built an irrigation dam which was affectionately called Fonty‚Äôs Pool‚Äô and became a place where locals and tourists alike would come to swim.
The Pemberton winegrowing region is richly timbered, and was first planted experimentally to wine grapes in 1977. Since then Pemberton has continued to grow and has become widely acclaimed for its spectacular wines and beautiful scenery. Some 85 percent of the Pemberton region remains under native vegetation with magnificent marri forests in the northern half, moving to karri in the south.
The Pemberton Wine Region contains some of the oldest soils in the world. The best soils are the red gravely loams over clay, which are associated with the jarrah/ marri landscape. These soils are the same as the finest in Margaret River with the main difference being in Pemberton they account for about 70% of the area and are uniform throughout. Due to the topography, the soils are very well drained.
Pemberton is the coolest wine region in Western Australia. Principally due to its elevation above sea level and its close proximity to the confluence of the Great Southern and Indian Oceans. The coolness of Pemberton can be seen in the temperature statistics of winter chill hours and mean January, summer temperatures. This cooler climate confers the dual benefits of true vine dormancy and a long ripening period. In general this region harvests equivalent varieties about 2-3 weeks later than Margaret River.
During the summer and autumn Pemberton receives less rain and cloud than the coastal wine regions of Western Australia. This quality factor is important in disease management and the longer ripening period for the later Bordeaux varieties, for which Pemberton is renowned. Pemberton has been fortunate in getting the benefit from the improved technology of modern viticulture practices gleaned from the experience of the older premium wine regions.
Portsea Estate vineyard
is located on the century old Tintagel property overlooking Bass Strait at the very tip of Victoria's Mornington Peninsula
Founder Warwick Ross's family has had strong ties with the Portsea/Sorrento area since the late 1800s, when grandfather Dr. Frederick Kiel travelled regularly by paddle steamer as a young man from Melbourne to spend his summers at Sorrento. The Kiel family acquired Pembroke, an historic limestone cottage on Melbourne Road, as their summer residence, which remained in the family until the 1970s. The Kiels acquired the 40 acre Tintagel farm on Portsea Ocean Beach in 1956, a place of undulating paddocks and sweeping views of tempestuous Bass Strait. The subsequent acquisition of the adjoining 106 acres from the Baillieu family in the 1960s allowed the Ross family to expand their cattle grazing activities with the introduction of Angus and Hereford herds.
Portsea Estate's unique terroir derives from extensive limestone deposits and a top soil of calcareous sand and humus collected over thousands of years. The free draining, limestone rich soils provide ideal conditions for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to thrive and have produced complex, layered wines of distinct character and minerality. Establishment of the Portsea Estate vineyard and label in 2000 was a natural progression, born out of a love for Burgundian wines, a connection with the beautiful Tintagel property and commitment to the Portsea/Sorrento area. The goal was to produce premium wines from grapes grown exclusively on the estate at Portsea.
Historically and geologically, the Portsea and Sorrento area represents one of the most significant and fascinating regions in Victoria. The first Victorian settlement in 1803 was at Sullivan Bay near Sorrento, where Captain David Collins and 300 convicts and settlers came ashore. Limeburners moved into the area to exploit the vast wealth of limestone deposits and limeburning established itself as the main industry from Point Nepean to Sorrento.
The well protected north facing paddocks on Portsea Estate vineyard were planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, on unique free draining limestone and calcareous sands that lay beneath the paddocks, providing the perfect terroir for producing classic Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines.