Katnook Founders Block Sparkling Shiraz 2015
Aside from being Australian through and through
Sparkling Shiraz Is A Style Of Wine That Keeps On Giving The bottom of the bottle often representing an entirely different experience to the initial bouquet. Katnook has infused precious stocks of old red wine with a fine effervescence, creating an effusive sparkler that's equally comfortable at Sunday brunches or black tie dinners. Founders Block is layered with an extraordinary complexity of flavour, supported by generous palate structure and seasoned by a mix of fragrant spice.
Chateau Reynella Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
South Australia's founding winery
The Headquarters Of Hardy Wines Chateau Reynella is one of our nation's oldest cellars Vinified from the most precious parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon available to Hardy, traditionally crafted to old world techniques, employing antique basket presses and open fermenters to keep the history alive and create wines which merit perennial critical acclaim. A highly perfumed construct of McLaren Vale Cabernet, its judicious measure of spiced French vanilla oak complements the fruit richness and lingers on the memorable finish.
The Redman Cabernet Merlot Shiraz
From the Redman family’s forty year old vineyards in the heart of Coonawarra
The Most Superior Parcels Each Year Yield A Vintage Of Just Eight Oak Hogsheads Bill Redman's consuming passion was to make good red wine His faith in Coonawarra Terra rossa as a world class winegrowing region was vindicated in 1936 when Redman Claret won the London Empire Wine Show. The best barrels are identified and assembled into the final Redman for a term in oak and a decade of repose in bottle under the estate cellars. A mere 200 dozen are made.
Brokenwood Semillon 2016 WHAT MAKES A GREAT VINTAGE FOR HUNTER VALLEY SEMILLON? MOST WOULD SAY ONE WITHOUT FLOODING RAIN, ravaging fires or devastating drought. While this is certainly important, balance in the wine reigns supreme. Mid January always brings with it a slight nervousness in Hunter Valley. Having been battered vintage after vintage with drought and pouring rain, is it any wonder that black cats are avoided and ladders given a wide berth?
Andrew Garrett Sparkling Shiraz N.V ANDREW GARRETT CAN LAY CLAIM TO THE MOST MEMORABLE VINTAGES OF AUSTRALIA'S FINEST, effervescent red wines. The choicest harvests of fruit from premier vineyards, parcels showing exemplary varietal defintion and ripe tannin balance, are assembled into a generously flavoured wine which defines the sparkling Shiraz style. Consistent in quality and versatile in service, Andrew Garrett makes the perfect aperitif, an ideal acompaniement to rich cuisine or light nibbles and hors d'oeuvres.
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.
Jacobs Creek Reserve Sauvignon Blanc JACOB'S CREEK MAKE WINES THAT ARE ACCESSIBLE TO ALL AND WHICH ARE VERY EASY TO ENJOY. Dedication to the art of winemaking is essential but ultimately, it is the quality of fruit that reigns supreme. Their award winning team trek through the undulating aspects of Adelaide Hills in search of the perfect parcels Sauvignon Blanc, to create an exhilerating wine of clean green vegetable, gooseberry passionfruit and lemongrass herbaceous characters, precisely what a great Sauvignon Blanc should be.
Kellermeister is a
small family owned winery situated on the Barossa Valley Highway at Lyndoch, established in 1979 by Ralph and Val Jones
Ralph was National Marketing manager at Orlando wines for fifteen years prior to founding his own estate. Kellermeister have been handcrafting wines at their boutique winery for a long time now. It all began in the late 1970s as Ralph and Val Jones sat with gum boots on, ankle deep in water, labouring tirelessly into the night together. Over many cold winter’s nights, in a small tin shed perched above the valley floor, they laboured - kept warm only by the glow of the love they shared and the fire that was their dream for Kellermeister. Their aim was to produce wines of unique character - wines true to the German traditions of the Barossa Valley which was so richly influenced by the Silesian settlements of the 1840s. And so it was, through much love, sacrifice and hard work that Ralph and Val Jones brought their dream to life.

For many years Kellermeister has been selecting grapes from a rich tapestry of vineyards throughout the Barossa and Eden Valleys. From the old shiraz vines that line the road winding up to the cellar door, to the rugged Wild Witch block nestled in the Lyndoch hills, to the riesling rows that follow the contours of the Eden Valley hillside - each vineyard has it's own unique characteristics, which they bottle into their wines. Adding to the charm of each vineyard are the personalities behind the vineyard - a team of dedicated and passionate local growers, who work tirelessly throughout the year to produce the exceptional fruit that is the life blood of Kellermeister wines.

Today Kellermeister stands amongst the top rated wineries in Australia. Ralph and Val Jones invite you to discover the magic of Kellermeister. From their famous mud brick cellar door, through to the stunning views over the beautiful Barossa Valley - the unique interest and pleasure of their wines won’t be the only thing to take your breath away.

Trevor's most recent successes came from Robert Parker when he was awarded two perfect 100 point scores (the first time ever assigned by The Wine Advocate) for the Old Barossa Tokay and the Barossa Liqueur Shiraz Tawny. These awards were recently followed by Best Boutique Riesling for the 1998 Eden Valley Riesling, awarded by Boutique Wines of Australia 2000. Well done Trevor!

In true Aussie fashion, Kellermeister have managed to keep just how exceptional the wines are pretty quiet. Well, until recently that is, when Australia's leading authority on all things wine, James Halliday, spilled the beans in his definitive Australian Wine Companion.

James classified Kellermeister with the highest possible winery rating - five bright red stars. This prestigious designation is only bestowed upon a handful of wineries across Australia in recognition of the consistent production of wines of exemplary quality and typicity - just the sort of wines that Kellermeister have been making for over 30 years. The only problem Kellermeister have, is that they're not sure how long they can keep their handiwork a secret.

Right at the
heart of Coonawarra are the Rouge Homme Vineyards, established in 1908 when the Redman family purchased part of John Riddoch's Penola Fruit Colony
For half a century, the Rouge Homme winemakers supplied wine to other companies and merchants. With the inaugural release of the 1954 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rouge Homme as a winery itself began to attract some of the fame. Rouge Homme, French for Red Man, signified the similarity of the wines to the red wines of Bordeaux. The Rouge Homme Richardson's label was introduced with the 1992 vintage and named in honour of Henry Richardson. In 1892 Henry Richardson, one of the earliest Coonawarra pioneers, purchased land from the region's founder John Riddoch, and established a vineyard winery on the property.
 Rouge Homme

In 1965 the Redman family sold the vineyards and winery, which, with the original Richardson property, became Rouge Homme as it is today. Occupying about 60 hectares, the vineyards are planted with classic varieties including Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Pinot Noir, with a small amount of Chardonnay. The Rouge Homme Winery is now one of the most modern and sophisticated in the Coonawarra.

Situated in the southeast of South Australia some 50kms north of Mount Gambier, the Coonawarra grapegrowing district is a unique isolated strip of rich terra rossa soil over porous limestone. Running in a north-south direction just over 14kms long and around 2kms wide, it is an island of red soil bordered by black soil, grazing country and sandy loams. A climate of cold, wet winters and mild to warm, dry summers allows slow ripening of the grapes, with excellent development of sugar levels and flavour, and the retention of good acidity. Because of the cold winters and springs, the vines at Rouge Homme are trained over especially high trellises, with overhead mist sprinklers to protect them from frosts during spring.

Rouge Homme has maintained a tradition of crafting satisfying wines since 1952

As custodians of the Rouge Homme's great Coonawarra traditions, the winemaking team continues to produce a range of distinctive, approachable wines which have the potential to develop great complexity with bottle ageing over many years. With a considerable reputation as classic Coonawarra, Rouge Homme wines are frequent gold medal winners - particularly the reds. In 1994, Rouge Homme received what is regarded by many to be the wine industry's greatest accolade - the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy which was awarded to 1993 Rouge Homme Richardsons Red Block.

Chris Ringland lives
to grow harvests of peerless quality fruit and make tiny amounts of the most memorable wine
Ringland has worked at the eminent Rockford in Barossa, as well as for distinguished estates in Spain, Italy and America. Although he lived in the Barossa since the early 1980s, he was fortunate enough to purchase a property on the Barossa Ranges in 1994. At 1,500 ft above sea level, Chris Ringland has taken his time to restore the seven acre site which was planted in 1910. It took ten years. When he purchased the property, the northern, southeast facing sector, surrounding the old settlers cottage, was bare pasture. Ringland grazed sheep here for a few years, before planting 250 olive saplings in 2000, with the view of producing small amounts of olive oil. Dry grown, they have produced under 100 litres of olive oil in their lifetime. There is nothing quite as satisfying as home grown olive oil. Home grown Shiraz beats it, but not by all that much.
 Chris Ringland

The old Barossa Settlers cottage on the property eventually had to go, so in 1998, he started planning a building project, culminating in 2005, with a house built to encompass the surroundings. The glass and straw bale residence was designed by Bohdan Dorniak and built by Tom Mikulic. The site of the original settlers cottage was really the best spot on the property for the new house, so it was demolished and excavated into an enormous hole, which was to become the underground maturation cellar for Chris Ringland Shiraz. Half of the excavation was also devoted to a massive underground rainwater tank. The 60,000L storage capacity also acts as a superb thermal stabiliser for the wine cellar, which maintains a year round temperature of between 13-18 degrees Celsius.

After ten years of pruning and re-trellising, the ancient vines got back into sustainable shape. Because South Australia was never touched by phyloxera, thanks to a 120 year quarantine by the wine industry, the vines survive on their own roots. This enables them to attain a great age, while still remaining productive. As the most senior vines begin to decline, they are rejuvenated with younger growth material through the ancient technique of layering. Thus, the original root systems are maintained.

Why are old vines better? It is simply because they have survived in the same environment for so many seasons. They have become harmonious with their surroundings and strongly resilient to the swings of seasonal change. The roots extend deep into the underlying decomposed podzolic clay, which stores moisture during the summer months, eliminating the need for irrigation.

In addition, the pond at the bottom of the vineyard acts as a passive water source, supplying the underlying soil strata with moisture. The pond is also a superb yabby dam, think crawfish with nippers, which provide a delicious annual feast for the grape pickers. It's also home to a considerable population of frogs, which keep Ringland awake on summer nights. On a clear day it is possible to see the spire of the church on Henschke's Hill of Grace.

The average annual rainfall is around 750mm, although seasons can be unusually dry. It might sound a bit cliché, but, just like the watch advert, you never really own an ancient Shiraz vineyard, you are merely it's custodian for the next generation. In some seasons the fruit will naturally ripen up to 17° Baumé yet retain excellent acid balance and flavour. Ringland wines really are a celebration of tiny parcels of true vineyard selected fruit. The wines are painstakingly hand-made in open fermenters and regularly pumped over to extract colour, flavour and tannins. After draining and pressing through a traditional wooden basket press, fermentation is completed in 100% new French oak hogsheads. A period of up to 46 months oak maturation follows to achieve optimum complexity and balance between oak and fruit. Ringland generally leaves the ageing barrels alone believing that a laissez-faire approach will allow the tannins and oak to harmonise.

Stonehaven opened in
March 1998, and is located just 6km south of Padthaway, the gateway to South Australia's Limestone Coast
Stonehaven takes its name from one of its vineyards which originally formed part of the pioneering Hynam Station established by one of the region's first settlers Adam Smith in 1846. Stonehaven features the latest winemaking technology that provides the winemaker with unprecedented control over the winemaking process, allowing them to maximise the special characters of every batch of premium fruit that comes into the winery.

Since opening, the winery and its wines have won numerous awards, including a number of gold medals at major national and international wine shows and an engineering excellence award. In 2000 Stonehaven was honoured to be named 'International Winery of the Year' at the prestigious San Francisco International Wine Competition. Though Stonehaven can process 10,000 tonnes of fruit every vintage, each vineyard block can receive individual treatment. Fruit can be soft pressed in very small batches to fully capture regional characteristics.

Through a specially designed computer program, every stage of the winemaker's craft can be managed with a precision previously unknown. Fermentation can be controlled to maximise varietal flavours. Reds are tasted twice a day and whites once a day to monitor their progress. The result is superbly crafted wines. Perfectly matched to contemporary tastes. Singular expressions of the winemaker's art.

If the vineyard is Stonehaven's nursery, then the barrel hall is Stonehaven's finishing school

This hall is exactly one acre in size and at full capacity can hold 15,000 barrels, which is equivalent to 500,000 dozen bottles of wine. After crushing and fermentation, the wines which require barrel maturation are pumped to this hall and decanted into a selection of the finest French and American oak available. This maturation in oak allows the wine to develop structure and further character to complement the fruit flavours but never to dominate them. The time the wine spends in barrel varies depending on the wine and in some cases, Susanne Bell will ferment in barrel which adds further unique characters to the resulting wine.

Stonehaven sources fruit from more that 2,200 acres of premium vineyard holdings in several distinctly different microclimates located throughout the prestigious Limestone Coast district of South Australia. These include: Padthaway 452 hectares, Wrattonbully 160 hectares, and Coonawarra 127 hectares.

Located in the south eastern corner of South Australia, the Limestone Coast includes Padthaway, Coonawarra, Wrattonbully, Mount Benson, Robe and Mount Gambier. Stonehaven wines are blended from fruit sourced from all three of the major areas; namely Padthaway, Coonawarra and Wrattonbully, which make up the Limestone Coast.

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