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Massena Primitivo
$2499each
$297DOZEN
 
Lustau Moscatel Superior Emilin Sherry
The ultimate indulgence in sweet Old Sherry
$5999each
$719DOZEN
Patiently Matured In A Bequeath Of Well Seasoned American oak casks under the historic legacy of Lustau's Bodegas in Jerez painstakingly assembled over the course of many yeara to the traditional Solera system. An exclusively Muscatel grape Sherry from the distinguished Las Cruces vineyard in Chipiona. Emilin's lusciously toothsome richness, wanton intensity, divine floral bouquet, figs, raisin and walnuts, an awesomely mouthfilling Sherry with full body of flavour that lingers long, graceful and refined.
 
Houghton Wisdom Chardonnay 2013
Have Houghton got Wisdom? You bet
$2999each
$359DOZEN
So Sayeth Jack Mann One of Australia's most significant pioneering winemakers, that when wine reaches the state of sublime, there's no other on earth which can match it! Wisdom is just such a wine, fashioned exclusively from the finest parcels of Pemberton Chardonnay, hand picked from a single site, the very best of Houghton vineyards. A flagship wine of immense stature to accompany the perfect cheese souffle or freshly cooked crayfish, caressed by newburg and amontillado sauce.
$4499each
$539DOZEN
Elderton Ode To Lorraine THE HIDDEN GEM IN THE ELDERTON PORTFOLIO, a perennial favourite on the national wine show circuit. It was postulated that by assembling the finest components of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz which Elderton could produce, a truly wonderful wine would be created. This is Ode to Lorraine, a rigorous selection is conducted each year to isolate the best barrels, much of which are earmarked for the estate flagships. An exceptionally well rounded claret style, born out of extensive sessions around the tasting bench.
$1199each
$143DOZEN
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.
$2499each
$299DOZEN
Schild Estate Sparkling Shiraz 2016 SATISFYING THE GROWING RESURGENCE AMONGST ENTHUSIASTS OF GRAND BAROSSA SHIRAZ, for fully flavoured robust sparkling red wines, Schild are a boutique, father to son estate, who have been releasing vintages of impressive international repute. Sparkling red wines have been a Schild family tradition from the very beginning, the luscious dark berry flavours and elegant tannins of Lyndoch grown Shiraz, make a deeply indulgent effervescent wine that's the ideal match to dressed game or richly liqueured desserts.
Lake's Folly was
the first new vineyard in the Hunter Valley last century, established by Max Lake and his family in 1963 and the first boutique winery in Australia
At the time of its establishment very little premium wine was drunk, there was no capital to invest, and Cabernet was an unproven grape for the area. Its name was almost a foregone conclusion and Lakes Folly was born!
 Lakes Folly

The tradition continues, with the first boutique winery in Australia making only two wines, a red Cabernet blend and a white 100% Chardonnay using all estate grown fruit. The property changed hands in May 2000 to Peter Fogarty. Peter was the chosen buyer because of his wish to maintain the integrity and current direction of the Folly. Six years on, nothing has changed nor is likely to. There are no plans for expansion, small is beautiful.

With a total production of around 4,500 cases, less then a quarter is Chardonnay. Lake's Folly practice the KISS philosophy, 1 red and 1 white, same vintage, same price, life is complicated enough as it is! In the vineyard, quality is derived primarily from the terroir. The old vines, now well and truly self regulated to produce low cropping high quality fruit, are well established and give consistency even in difficult years. The winemaking aspect is very simple. Hand picking, gentle crushing and traditional open fermentation for the reds, barrel fermentation and extended yeast lees contact for the Chardonnay. Judicious use of French oak, small barrel maturation for both, hand bottling and that's it, no more, no less.

The most important aspect is great fruit and attention to detail from vineyard to bottle

Only two wines are made at Lakes Folly, all from fruit grown on the estate. A White (Chardonnay) and a Red (a blend of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon with some Shiraz, Merlot and Petit Verdot). Lakes Folly have structured the vineyard to make a more complex wine. The style is restrained and elegant showing finesse and complexity. The wines have clarity of structure, and a great length of flavour. In the warmer climate of the Hunter Valley we have no trouble in achieving mature tannins in our red grapes. So you won't find any herbaceous/ capsicum characters, so common in many cool climate Cabernets. Red wine is as much about how it feels in your mouth. Its texture, ripeness and maturity rather than the quantity of the tannins.

Then you have weight vs complexity. The riper the fruit the bigger the wine but the trade-off is loss of finesse and elegance. Crop levels are also critical in achieving complexity (not to mention canopy management, irrigation, etc). Needless to say the exclusively estate grown fruit requires diligence in achieving these goals, the weather having the last say on the fruit intensity for that particular year. With the old vines, low crop levels, and good canopy management, Lakes Folly are consistently presented with above average fruit.

Being a single site vineyard (i.e. grown, vintaged and bottled on the estate) allows the winemaking team to fully express the terroir of the particular site. Red basalt over limestone with a southeast aspect and forty year old vines, makes for wines with great complexity. Throw in some traditional winemaking, French oak and you have a unique distinguished single site wine. “It is not a wine which can or should be judged by conventional standards; if it were to be treated, the judgement would not do the wine justice”, James Halliday, Wine Companion. Lakes Folly prefer to understate their releases, allowing them to reveal themselves at your own pace.

Grape growing and
winemaking has been a large part of the Zema Family history and heritage dating back to the 1800s
Matteo Zema opened the first wine bar/tavern in Armo, Reggio Calabria in 1835, much to the angst of the local authorities at the time. Although the tavern no longer exists, it was this legacy and a passion for wine that has been passed down from generation to generation. After migrating to Australia, Nicola Zema started working for Wynns in 1953, hand pruning, picking and planting, a job that continued through until his retirement in 1975.
 Zema Estate

The passion for wine never diminished and the Zema family's dream was to one day own a piece of Coonawarra’s famed terra rossa soil and create their own world class wines. Coonawarra is world renowned for its remarkable terra rossa soil, a thin metre-deep band of soil overlaying a deep formation of limestone. Another major influence on the region's viticultural performance is the permanent water table two to four metres below the surface.

The dream became reality in 1982 when Demetrio and Francesca Zema purchased one of the finest parcels of viticultural land, in the very heart of the Coonawarra region. The first vintage of Zema Estate wines was made with very little equipment, a tin shed and an old milk tanker under the generous guidance of veteran Coonawarra Winemaker Ken Ward.

The Zema family moved in to the small home on site and went about establishing their new winery. Additional buildings were added over time, from the initial winery and Cellar Door sales constructed in time for the 1983 vintage to the recently added new Cellar Door, office complex and warehouse which was finally opened in 2006.

From Demetrio's original 20 acre vineyard the Zema family have further developed vineyards to today's holdings of more than 150 acres, all required to keep up with the flourishing demand for Zema Estate's premium quality red wines. Things have changed at Zema Estate since its first vintage in 1982. Today the Zema winery is as modern as any in Coonawarra with the equipment and capacity required for quality wine production.

Today Zema Estate is managed by Nick and Matt Zema with Demetrio and Francesca never too far away, either helping out in Cellar Door or cooking up a storm for visitors, staff and guests. There is also a small team of dedicated staff, many of whom have worked with the family for a number of years and contributing enormously to the success of the wines and the business. The bottling of all Zema Estate wines is done on-site at the winery. The family has for many years operated its own bottling line however due to increasing demand this has recently changed to using a large and modern mobile bottling facility which sets up on-site on demand.

Yalumba, Australia's oldest
family owned and operated winery, has a wealth of history and tradition
Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer, who had brought his family to Angaston seeking a new life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the southern-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting the first vines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch Yalumba, aboriginal for 'all the land around'.
 Yalumba

The Yalumba philosophy quietly encourages innovation, experimentation and a visionary outlook in the quest to make great wine. There are literally thousands of rare, eclectic and idiosyncratic grape varieties used to make wine around the world. Yalumba's Vine Propagation Nursery is able to source many of these varieties, performing clonal and varietal selection, which ultimately provides small batches of fruit for Yalumba's Vinnovations label. In order to sustain the formulation of some of Australia's most compelling wines, Yalumba implements an environmental improvement programme that reflects credible environmental stewardship and due diligence.

At Yalumba, no aspect of winegrowing or winemaking is left to chance. For the past 30 years, Yalumba has been able to influence grape quality at its earliest stage. In the 1970s, the winery made a far-sighted decision to establish its own vine nursery. Today the Yalumba Vine Nursery is one of Australia's largest viticultural nurseries, supplying high quality vines to winemakers throughout Australia. Not only does the Nursery provide safe, quality rootstock for established varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, it is also a leading supplier of specialised clones such as the Burgundian Pinot Noir and Chardonnay clones in heavy demand by the country's leading winemakers.

In a wine market largely obsessed with single-varietal wines, Yalumba has remained steadfast in its commitment to that most Australian of wine styles, the Cabernet Shiraz blend. Cabernet Shiraz is taken so seriously by Yalumba, that Brian Walsh, Yalumba's Director of Winemaking persuaded the committee of the Adelaide Wine Show to introduce a separate judging class for the style. It's a wine style that is unique to Australia, he says, and plays such an important part in Australia's winemaking history.

As a wine business operating in the rural environment for over 150 years, Yalumba recognises the impact of its activities on its natural surrounds. Yalumba is committed to integrating best environmental practice into its everyday activities to ensure long-term sustainability. In 1999, Yalumba became the first Australian winery to sign up for the Greenhouse Challenge - an initiative dedicated to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Yalumba's aim is to be recognised as Australia's finest independent wine company. A wine produced by means of environmentally-friendly sustainable processes is increasingly being recognised as being an intrinsic aspect of quality.

The crafting of oak barrels is a proud tradition at Yalumba with a coopering history dating back to the turn of the 20th century. With its own on-site cooperage, Yalumba is the only winery in Australia, and one of a small and select group of wineries in the world, to enjoy this privilege. Oak plays an important part in the winemaking process and Yalumba have the advantage of being able to have full control of the quality of oak used to age their wines. Yalumba imports oak staves from the world's best oak forests in France and America, and then air-dries the oak for many Barossan summers and winters to leach any sappy, bitter characters from the wood. This extended seasoning (as opposed to the more common practice of seasoning the oak for between 18 months and 2 years) imparts rich chocolate mocha characters and adds yet another layer of texture to the wine without masking the fruit flavours.

Amherst Winery is
located in the heart of the Victorian Goldfields and the Pyrenees wine region, approximately 1¾ hour drive from Melbourne
Amherst is a town rich in history. It is accredited with the first official gold find in Victoria in 1851 setting off a gold rush stretching all over central Victoria. Although much of the architecture constructed during the gold rush days was destroyed by bush fires, there are still many examples of some of the original buildings at nearby Talbot, just 4km away.
 Amherst

The district's history with viticulture is also long and rich. In 1896 Signor Bragaro, the Viticultural expert to the Department of Agriculture, was invited by the Talbot Borough Council to visit the nearby township of Talbot and give instruction in pruning vines to vineyard operators Messrs. S. Dunn and Cayzer's, as well as other local vignerons. Considerable interest was shown, with grapegrowers coming from as far away as Avoca and Wareek to take lessons.

Mr. Bragato answered many questions put to him, and he distributed illustrated pamphlets on grafting vines. Samples of wine were submitted, and Mr. Bragato expressed the opinion that the district was eminently suited to producing a high class wine. The Mayor thanked Mr. Dunn and Mr. Cayzer for placing their vineyards at the disposal of the public, and Mr. Bragato for his courteous and able instruction, which he was sure would be of great value to those people interested in the wine industry. In reply Mr. Bragato said he was pleased to have again visited the local district and he was of the opinion that an important winegrowing industry would develop.

The Amherst Estate vineyard is also deeply rooted in early Australian folklore. Samuel Dunn was found guilty in 1837 of stealing one lamb of the price of ten shillings, and was sentenced to be transported to Australia for the term of his natural life. In 1851 he married 18 year old Mary Therese Taaffe who'd arrived in Adelaide as one of one hundred and ninety five Irish orphan girls, after her parents had died from fever during the Irish famine. Sam and Mary walked from Adelaide to Amherst pushing a wheelbarrow carrying their belongings. Sam purchased land from the Government and they settled on the piece of land that was later to become the Dunn’s Paddock, and Amherst Estate vineyard.

Amherst Estate currently has ten acres under vine consisting 80% shiraz, 15% cabernet and 5% chardonnay grapes. The vineyard is on old alluvial gold fields dating back to the 1850s, and diggings can still be seen around the property in the quartz rich soil. The premium Dunns Paddock Shiraz and Chinese Gardens Cabernet Sauvignon pay tribute to the rich history on which the vineyard is sited. Samuel Dunn was an escaped convict turned good, who was the first to cultivate the land in the early 1850s, while the Chinese Garden is where a Chinese market garden provided food to the flourishing gold fields of yesteryear.

Amherst Winery makes a Shiraz, a Cabernet and a Chardonnay from estate grown grapes, the wines have featured in some of Melbourne's top restaurants. Dunn's Paddock Shiraz shows a dark colour, incredible aroma of dark berries, morello cherry, earth, eastern spices, cooking chocolate and game meats. Wonderful entry with a rich, sweet flavour that shows amazing savouriness and exotic middle flavours followed by a gripping but balanced tannin. At the finish is the black pepper that rounds it out.

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