Bass Phillip Premium Pinot Noir
Outstanding Langtons Classification
There Are A Number Of Fundamentals At Bass Phillip Which Define The Excellence Of The Wines Painfully low yields are non negotiable rigorous cropping to produce half the fruit of a Grand Cru Burgundy vineyard is essential. A minmalist handling of the ferments to avoid tearing the wine is imperative for retaining textural integrity. A little over half a pound of grapes are selectively picked off the original estate plantings at Leongatha, now over thirty years of age, they are source of Australia's most superior vintages of Pinot Noir.
Gracebrook King Valley Pinot Grigio
Gracebrook understand the importance of matching the right terroir and microclime to each unique grape
Maximizing Potential Of The Finished Wine Fresh aromatic Pinot Gris requires cool climates, a long growing season and low yields to keep it's acidity in check and to showcase the brightness of it's fruit, conditions that the King Valley offer aplenty and that Gracebrook Vineyard enjoy in particular. A juicy Pinot Grigio brimming with fine flavours, tantalizingly crisp and clean, judiciously fruit driven and of course, highly food friendly.
Henschke Hill of Grace 2005
Exceptional Langtons Classification
Hill Of Grace Is A Unique Delineated Single Historic Vineyard One of the nation's earliest plantings The site lies opposite a beautiful old Lutheran Church, built of local field stone, which was euphoniously named Gnadenberg.
Redwood Pass Sauvignon Blanc 2012 BY THE ILLUSTRIOUS VAVASOUR OF AWATERE, one of the protagonists of vigorously fruit driven Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.It's not just the grinding westerly winds or the imposing presence of Tapuae-O-Uenuku. Deep, rocky soils and arid climesall make a contribution to the inimitable character, flavour and texture of Vavasour's wines.
Buller Beverford Cabernet Sauvignon REGINALD LANGDON BULLER SERVED IN THE AUSTRALIAN NAVY DURING BOTH WORLD WARS. In 1951 he acquired land at Beverford near Swan Hill for the purpose of expanding his winemaking operations outside of Rutherglen. Following the establishment of new vineyards, a winery and distillery, Buller looked forward to releasing wines under the Beverford label. After many vintages, the mature vines are yielding some of the region's most exquisite Cabernet Sauvignon. Beverford offers great depth, sophistication and weight of fruit in a completely satisfying everyday wine.
dArenberg Sticks Stones Tempranillo Grenache CHESTER OSBORN WAS ONE OF THE FIRST GROWERS TO PLANT TEMPRANILLO IN MCLAREN VALE. This torrid Spanish grape is well suited to the Mediterranean climes of the region and a traditional blending partner for some of d'Arenberg's favourite old world styles. Grenache and Tempranillo work beautifully together, the Portuguese mix of Tinta Cao and Souzao provide wonderful complexity and depth. And the quirky name? Sticks and stones may break bones but will never hurt, in truth, much of the fruit is picked off sticks planted to parched, stony soils.
Hartz Barn is
a family operated vineyard winery at Moculta in the Barossa and Eden Valleys
The Barossa is recognised throughout Australia as a vital part of the nation's heritage and is an important wine and tourist region. Explorers and settlers were attracted to the Barossa very soon after the settlement of South Australia in 1836. George Fife Angus conducted a program of assisted immigration that was to have lasting effects on the character of the Barossa. The largest group was German Lutherans who came to South Australia in 1838-1841, seeking to escape religious restrictions in Prussia. This strong German influence is reflected in the immaculate Lutheran Churches spread throughout the Barossa landscape. Along with them, British immigrants arrived to add diversity to the settlements and commence farming, grape growing and winemaking.
 Hartz Barn

The home of Hartz Barn Wines has supported the families of the district as a General Store, known as Hentschke General Store, since 1885 offering an extensive range of goods and services. Prior to white settlement the Moculta district was peopled by Aboriginals, the Ngadjuri and Peramangk were in the area at one time. Moculta is the Aboriginal name for large hill and is a reference to Parrot Hill. Moculta carries a strong heritage in that it was for a century predominantly German, although the first settlers were English. These settlers formed a community strongly linked to their German and British heritage.

Two Lutheran churches serve Moculta, Gruenberg and Gnadenberg, German for green hill and hill of grace, respectively. The Gruenberg Holy Cross Lutheran Church is built on top of a hill and known for the timber locally handcrafted organ and displays elaborate painting and German verses. Standing opposite the Henschke Hill of Grace Vineyard is the Gnadenberg Zion Lutheran Church built of local stone and huge pit sawn beams from local red gum.

The Hartz Barn label depicts the Moculta General Store and the activities that took place, as commemorated in the names of the wines. Hartz Barn General Store Shiraz, Mail Box Merlot and Carriages Cabernet. What is unique about these efforts is how well the powerful fruit and tannins have been handled and elegance achieved.

Hartz Barn's Dennistone Vineyard is planted on phylloxera resistant vine rootstock with the varietal clones being selected to produce premium wines that are full flavoured, balanced and distinctly display their Barossa heritage. Dennistone is planted to Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling and more recently La Grein. The vineyard is situated close to the map references of Henschke's Hill of Grace and Mount Edelstone vineyards.

The property is 359 metres above sea level and receives 480 mm of rainfall in most years. Soils are loam over red brown friable clay subsoils that are very productive, well structured and free draining. Warm to hot summer days associated with cool evenings facilitates the extended grape ripening period. These elements combined with carefully managed ground moisture monitoring produce the balanced and flavoursome premium wines. Hartz Barn hand pick all their grapes before crushing and fermentations in open vats, followed by basket pressing and malolactic fermentations. All Hartz Barn red wines are matured for at least 12 months in barrels made from American and French plantation oak timber.

Leeuwin Estate is
family owned and operated, one of the founding wineries of the now famous Margaret River district, it consistently produces wines that rank with the worlds finest
In 1972, following an extensive search for the area most suitable to produce the best varietal wines in Australia, legendary American winemaker, Robert Mondavi, identified the future site of the Leeuwin vineyard. Originally a cattle farm, Leeuwin Estate evolved, under the direction of Denis and Tricia Horgan, with Robert Mondavi acting as consultant and mentor. A nursery was planted in 1974 and the initial vineyards were deep-ploughed, deep-ripped, emptied of stone, planned, pegged, measured, marked and eventually planted by hand over a five year period from 1975.
 Leeuwin Estate

Featuring state-of-the art facilities, the winery building was opened in 1978, celebrating with a trial vintage. Leeuwin enjoyed its first commercial vintage in 1979, and was thrust into the international spotlight when Decanter Magazine gave its highest recommendation to the 1980 Art Series Chardonnay in an international blind tasting. Maintaining a team of highly skilled and dedicated winemakers, and now under the direction of two generations of the founding family, Leeuwin now exports to over 30 countries.

Careful study, and the eventual grafting of some vines has revealed the best varieties for the Leeuwin vineyard to be Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon; Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz make up the diversity of the vineyard, which also incorporates smaller plantings of varieties utilised for blending. Enjoying such an isolated and pristine natural environment, the emphasis of Leeuwin's viticultural practice is minimal interventionist.

Vineyards are kept balanced with the yearly environmental conditions. With the emphasis on quality rather than quantity, yields at Leeuwin are kept low. To alleviate the problem of strong winds damaging setting buds Leeuwin maintains an extensive program of tree planting. Cereal rye has been planted between every second row of vines to act as a further windbreak. A legume mulch supplies natural nitrogen as organic matter.

To reduce bird damage to grapes the Leeuwin vineyard provides a range of food alternatives. Large plots of sunflowers, sown at strategic intervals adjacent to the perimeters of the vineyard attract the parrots away from the grapes, whilst the flowers on the trees attract the Silvereyes. Working with the environment and through skilled vineyard management, Leeuwin is able to produce fine fruit in an environmentally friendly manner.

Great wines are born in great vineyards, and at Leeuwin the viticulturist and winemaker work hand-in-hand throughout the entire winemaking process, combining their skills to create wines of distinction. Boasting one of the most modern wineries in the Southern hemisphere, Leeuwin Estate offers its winemakers all the advantages of new age technology. Winemaking however, is an art as well as a science, and it is here where the skills of the winemaker are carefully combined with technology to produce the wines that have been so highly acclaimed.

Established by Baillieu
Myer in 1972, Elgee Park is the oldest vineyard on the Mornington Peninsula
Baillieu (Bails) Myer A.C. became interested in winemaking after a visit by David Wyn in 1970. The picturesque property is situated at the end of Wallaces Road, Merricks North, approximately 80 km by road from Melbourne and 30 km from Sorrento. The cellar door is now situated at the Merricks General Wine Store. Baillieu (Bails) and Sarah Myer have seen the fulfillment of a vision which began many years ago. With careful nurturing, they have created a unique place from where many award winning wines originate. Today the 5 hectares under vine comprise riesling, chardonnay, viognier, cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, merlot and small plantings of pinot gris and shiraz.
 Elgee Park

The vineyard covers the north facing slope of a natural amphitheatre, with a view across Port Phillip Bay to the Melbourne skyline, as depicted on the wine label. Surrounded by gardens, the vineyard area also includes a gazebo, sculptures, hand-hewn post and rail fences and an array of roses at the end of each vine row. Elgee Park is regarded as one of the Peninsula’s warmer sites, as it is protected by both the local terrain and windbreaks planted around the perimeter. The property enjoys the temperate maritime climate, similar to that of the Bordeaux region of France.

It is little wonder that the Mornington Peninsula region today comprises around 200 vineyards and 50 wineries with cellar doors. The Mornington Peninsula is virtually surrounded by sea. The region receives good rainfall throughout the growing season. The climate offers an extended ripening period, ideal for premium grape growing.

It’s described as the heartbreak grape – fickle, volatile, sensual and difficult – but the Mornington Peninsula has found the right formula to produce Pinot Noir. In fact, the Mornington Peninsula has been described by some as Australia’s answer to Burgundy. Its treatment in the winery is crucial, where the ferment must be closely monitored, the pressing gentle and the oak, the most expensive French.

Pinot Noir grows best in marginal, cool climates. Soil type and aspect are also more important for pinot than for other varieties. Elgee Park planted Pinot Noir in 1988, a late addition to the vineyard’s first plantings of 1972. The vineyard is perfectly located to take advantage of the long, cool growing season and the fertility of the soils make the Peninsula good for quality grape growing. Elgee Park Pinot Noir is a ruby red, sophisticated pinot with a soft finish.

Chardonnay is one of the main varieties grown on the Mornington Peninsula, and with great success. Since Elgee Park released its first Chardonnay in the mid 1980s, it has found a steady following. Chardonnay grown in cooler climates is more likely to demonstrate flavours associated with grapefruit, cashew, peach and melon. The fruit has higher natural acidity, great intensity and a lower pH. Australia’s most sought after grapes for sparkling wine come from vineyards located in the cooler southern regions. Elgee Park’s location in the cool climate Mornington Peninsula region makes it an ideal place to produce grapes with the delicate flavours and high acidity required for base wines. Using the classic Champagne selection of chardonnay and pinot noir, Elgee Park has produced a sparkling wine with a biscuity aroma, light bead and lengthy finish.

Quality and innovation
have always been the driving forces behind Peter Dawson and Tim James
The two friends met in Adelaide in 1976 when the Australian wine industry was going through tough times. Peter was a 21 year old science student from Geelong, Victoria, who'd just got his first job in the wine sector as a cellar hand at Thomas Hardy & Sons inner city Mile End winery, where Tim was the production winemaker. They struck up a remarkable friendship that has spanned three decades, and seen them work alongside each other for 20 years at Hardys before moving on in more recent times to new jobs and ventures. They have a collective winemaking experience of more than 60 years and their interest in wine runs much deeper than at career level.
 Dawson James

Peter and Tim have now collaborated on a project that is as much about personal passion as it is about professionalism, Dawson and James Wines. The single vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are the results of a long held ambition. Peter and Tim's release of a wine has been much anticipated by their peers, who have over the decades benefited from the wisdom and guidance of these two old hands. The pair has represented the wine industry in various roles, including as winemakers, judges, educators, lobbyists and directors. They have both mentored another generation of winemakers who share their relentless search for quality, not just in the vineyard, but in oak, winemaking and bottling.

Peter Dawson and Tim James have a shared love of Australian art, farming, camping and gastronomy, and families and friends whose palates have benefited from their winemaking wisdom. Their association with vignerons Gerald and Sue extends over 16 years and their contribution as grape growers is integral to achieving quality endeavours.

Dawson and James fruit is grown on the Meadowbank vineyard, which is located approximately 60 kms north west of Hobart. Its rugged topography is bounded by the fast flowing, pristine waters of the Derwent river. Property owners Gerald and Sue Ellis established the first plantings in 1974 and the vineyard holds a special place in the history of Tasmanian viticulture.

The late Stephen Hickinbotham was early to recognise the potential of cool climate viticulture on the Meadowbank site, making Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling between 1981 and 1984. Plantings of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were first made in 1987.

Vineyard patches selected for Dawson & James wines were planted in 1989 and vine age plays an important part in flavour development and the balance of the fruit. The vineyard site has an elevation of 70 metres above the river level and a north easterly aspect which attracts optimal sunlight to ripen the grapes. Soils range from brown loams to sandy loams over structured clays and sandstone rock. The soils are of a devigorating nature, contributing to balanced growth and good vine structure. Yields are managed to less than 6 tonnes per hectare with Pinot Noir managed to one bunch per shoot.

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