Gibson Old Vine Eden Valley Shiraz
Jacobs Creek Pinot Chardonnay N.V
A premium
Bottle Fermented Sparking Wine Vintaged from some of the choicest Chardonnay and Pinot Noir attainable Combined, these two classic grapes achieve a lush creaminess and great depth of flavour. The essence of what Jacob's Creek stands for, wines showing true varietal expression, consistent quality, and an easy drinking, approachable style. An outstanding example of full flavoured Australian sparking wine, the finish is soft, crisp and clean. Ideal as an aperitif, the perfect celebratory wine for all occasions, everywhere, anytime.
Hill Smith Eden Valley Chardonnay
Eden Valley Chardonnay excels for its vibrant
Creamy Flavours And Zest A lovely range of flavours refined texture and great elegance. A collation of parcels, selectively picked off choice sites throughout Eden Valley, are all managed by a canon of long term owner growers who specialize in Chardonnay, presenting a rich tapestry of flavours to create individuality in the finished wine. A variety of clones are treated to a wild indigenous yeast ferment and a term of age in a selection of seasoned and new French oak barriques, before the final assemblage.
Diamond Valley Pinot Noir 2010 A CONSISTENTLY SPLENDID PINOT NOIR FROM A FAMILY OPERATED YARRA VALLEY WINERY WHICH CONTINUES TO CHALK UP THE MOST COVETED ACCOLADES AND AWARDS. The staple Pinot on winelists aound Victoria's better restaurants for decades, a superb effort even by the estate's own exacting standards, it exhibits what pinotphiles refer to as the proverbial iron fist in velvet glove. Silken in texture, in bucolic Burgundian styling, a wonderfully food oriented red that mates so well with everything from gorgonzola to game sausage. Complex and exciting, it evolves in the glass.
Villa Maria Private Bin Merlot FROM FRUIT GROWN TO CLOSELY HUSBANDED VINES ON THE VILLA MARIA ESTATE PROPERTY, at the outskirts of the eminent Gimblett Gravels precinct in Hawkes Bay. The vineyard has been managed to holistic principles of viticulture for many years, the quality of wine speaks for itself. Rather than relying on herbicides or pesticides, the focus is on enhancing soil health and yielding harvests of clean, natural grapes. Yields are kept limited to realize a quality of fruit that's concentrated and bursting with ripe natural sugars.
Wolf Blass Yellow Label Merlot 2015 YELLOW LABEL BUILDS ON THE SUCCESS THAT WOLF BLASS HAS ENJOYED AFTER MANY YEARS OF PERFECTING A PURE MERLOT, to produce an everyday wine of quality, consistency and charm. Yellow Label represents a soft and flavourful Merlot with gentle tannins and mouthfilling varietal plum fruit flavours. Grapes are sourced from some of the finest vineyards in South Australia, highly specialised to yield harvests of Merlot which are second to none. Perfect with lamb and a treat alongside juicy roast pork and crispy yorkshire pud.
St Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 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.
Sebastiano Brini spoke
no English when he arrived in McLaren Vale from Italy in 1950 with a suitcase and five pounds in his pocket
Like many European immigrants of this time he toiled hard to establish a better life in his new homeland. He worked as a labourer in local vineyards and by 1953 had saved enough money to purchase a property in Blewitt Springs. At the time, two thirds of the property was used to run dairy cows and the other third had established grapevines (Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro), planted by returned serviceman in the late 1940's as part of a soldier settlement scheme.
 Brini Estate

With the help of his family, the property was progressively planted exclusively to grapevines and the varieties now include six blocks of Shiraz planted between 1947 and 1997, three blocks of Grenache planted between 1948 and 1964, Mataro planted in 1997, Merlot planted in 1998, Sauvignon Blanc planted in 1984 and Chenin Blanc planted in 1960. Over the years the vineyard has gained a proud reputation of supplying grapes to some of Australia's finest red wine producers.

In 2000 Sebastiano's sons John and Marcello established Brini Estate Wines to produce small batches of premium quality wines from the vineyard they grew up on. The single vineyard wines embody the regional characteristics of Blewitt Springs, distinguished, rich berry flavoured and elegant.

The Brini Family vineyard is located in the hills north of Blewitt Springs. Blewitt Springs (a sub region of McLaren Vale) is world renowned for its ability to produce outstanding Shiraz and Grenache. At its highest point the vineyard is 200 m above sea level. Being elevated over 120 m above the main McLaren Vale valley floor, the slightly cooler conditions result in more elegant wines as the slower ripening allows more delicate fruit flavours to develop.

The undulating slopes provide good drainage allowing deep root growth and subsequently robust vines that can tolerate long periods of hot dry weather. The vineyard soil type is predominantly sand to sandy loam over clay with vast gravel and ironstone outcrops. The deep extensive root system on the old vines obtains nutrients and elements from the clay and from ironstone, a rare soil structure not readily found in Australian vineyards. This creates wines with unique flavours and characteristics.

Blewitt Springs has a typical rainfall in the range 560mm (22 inches) to 710mm (28 inches) per year. The majority of rain falls in winter with little rain in summer. Summer is typically hot and dry allowing for ideal ripening conditions. Most of the vines on the property were established without irrigation, so they have deep, well established root system. Vines are only marginally irrigated when required from the limited fresh water collected in the four dams on the property.

Mr Isaac Phillips
named his grant of 1900 acres, Golden Ball in 1857, after his favourite London hotel
The Golden Ball estate vineyards and wineworks are located in northeast Victoria within the Geographical Wine Indication of Beechworth. Presently, now 53 acres, the property purchased in 1996 by James McLaurin, consisting of the 1996 Original Vineyard and in 2005 the Lineage Vineyard. A monopole property, all wines are entirely grown, vinified and bottled on the property. No insecticides, hand pruned and shoot thinning The vineyard is drip irrigated just prior to verasion, with a dry spring however, this may commence slightly earlier. Watering is very limited to keep small berry size carrying most of the fruit through to slow vigour. Verasion sees some definite bunch thinning to balance ripening ability.
 Golden Ball

The Golden Ball philosophy of care to their land encompasses vineyards as well as the remaining area of Golden Ball with tree planting and water care. Low yields result in intensely flavoured wines being taken up by Australia’s greatest 1, 2 and 3 hatted restaurants and private clients through their mailing list. The Golden Ball wines are reviewed by wine critics of esteem both nationally and internationally. The vineyards drip irrigation water is sourced from estate dams which are fed by winter and spring run off. No bore, well, creek or river pumping of this precious resource. Winery water is caught on the winery and barrel room roofs. Wines produced are là-bas Chardonnay, bona-fide Savagnin CHERISH Rose, SAXON Shiraz and GALLICE Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec.

The original Vineyard 4.5 acres (2 hectares) 1996 Chardonnay (grafted in 2014 from Shiraz) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, first vintage 2002, rows run Northeast/Southwest, slight Northwest facing, gentle slope, planted on deep decomposed granite and light clay, 800 mm cordon height, loose VSP canopy (vertical shoot position)

The Lineage Vineyard 3.5 acres (1.5 hectares) Planted 2005, Close planted unicordon, Shiraz, Savagnin, Cabernet Sauvignon (not producing) Petit Verdot (not producing) Sagrantino (not producing) 800 mm cordon. North/Northwest facing, granite buckshot site. Rows run up steep hill facing North/Northwest, loose VSP canopy (vertical shoot position)

Grapes are all hand picked and cold soaked for two days, chilled to 10 degrees Celsius then off to begin wild ferment. Batches are pressed, settled overnight then put to barrel in 1/3 new French oak, the rest two to three years old. Initial ferments and malolactic are brought about from the yeasts endemic to the vineyards. A spell of 17-18 months oak ageing contact, withstanding rackings and a minimum of five months bottle age pre release. In September 2005 Golden Ball began planting three acres of a six acre site to Shiraz, on a north/north west facing slope. In 2009, half an acre of Savagnin, a white French variety. Spring 2010, some Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Sagrantino. The new varieties on this slope should do very well and suit the micro-climate. There are no CCA (copper-chromium-arsenate) pine posts used, only railway iron and red box/Murray pine plantation timber. This vineyard will be organically principled to begin, and then the biodynamic ethos introduced.

Since 2010 they have been producing their own electricity, through a five kW solar grid feed system. In December 2013 they grafted some original vines to two excellent Burgundian Chardonnay clones. The grafts have annealed very well. The excellent cool site has produced our first Golden Ball Chardonnay for the 2015 vintage. The priorities are always about quality of fruit, excellence of wine and sanctity of the environment. Everything at Golden Ball is done to make the finest Beechworth wine, while preserving the natural health and balance of the land.

Nestled amongst the
native gums, around some of the Margaret River's most picturesque terrain, lie the precious vineyards of Flinders Bay Estate
Flinders Bay Wines is a joint venture between the Gillespie and Ireland families. Alastair Gillespie has grown grapes in the Margaret River region for over 25 years. He also owns and operates a viticultural contracting business in the South West, establishing, maintaining, pruning and harvesting for growers in all the viticultural regions of Western Australia. Bill and Noel Ireland were wine retailers in Sydney from 1979 to 1996.
 Flinders Bay

The Karridale Vineyard, 45km south of Margaret River township, is very close to Flinders Bay. Its climate is distinctly cooler than in the north of the region. Scientific data has found that Karridale is the coolest grape growing region in Western Australia. Influenced by both Southern and Indian Oceans, the 50 hectare (120 acres) vineyard was planted between 1995 and 1998 on a former dairy farm of 80 hectares (200 acres). Varieties planted are Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec.

Vineyard practices, trellising methods and control of yields, are determined by only one criterion ‚Äö optimum quality. Pests (slugs, snails, beetles etc) are controlled without the use of chemicals, by chooks (chickens) and ducks. The absolute minimum of fertilizers and chemicals are utilised.

The surrounding Marri trees (WA Red gum) conveniently flower as vintage approaches. The silvereye birds which can cause so much damage to ripening grapes are attracted to the Marri blossom. If the Marri blossom is poor, the silvereyes will attack the grapes. So we put nets over whole rows of ripening grapes. The fruit is harvested when taste and laboratory analysis indicates optimum ripeness. Whites are harvested at night, so as to reach the winery cool, and need less refrigeration prior to cold fermentation. Reds can come off during the day, as they are fermented at room temperature. The quality of fruit has exceeded the best expectations.

The Margaret River wine region occupies the south western corner of Western Australia; about three hours drive south of Perth. It enjoys a Western Maritime, or Mediterranean climate. Summers are warm and dry, winters cool and wet. The climate has often been compared to that of Bordeaux.

The Indian Ocean lies to the west, the Southern Ocean to the south. The oceans meet at Cape Leeuwin, near the small township of Augusta. Here the Blackwood River, the largest in the South West, ends its journey, flowing into Flinders Bay. Humpback and Southern Right whales abound in the waters around the South West. They take refuge in Flinders Bay during their annual migration.

Winemaker Wayne Dutschke
is blessed by the foresight of his ancestors who planted the winery's vineyard at Lyndoch in the southern end of the Barossa Valley
Once upon a time around the end of the 19th century, this 72 acre patch of real estate included only a few acres of vineyard, with most of the area being dedicated to cropping and dairy cattle. At the start of the 1930's Oscar Semmler, winemaker Wayne Dutschke's grandfather bought the block and more vineyard was planted, but it remained primarily a grazing area for dairy purposes. Oscar's Semmler's Dad referred to the dirt as a wonder of creation, a fact borne out by the wine now coming from it. The vineyard of that time while reflecting the fortified market of the day, did not predict the potential to produce the rich varietal flavours found in current production.

Oscar's son Ken returned to the Barossa Valley in the early 1970's after first spreading his wings as a fighter pilot with the RAAF, dodging anti-aircraft fire above the jungles of Vietnam. Then in 1975, the transition began with Ken starting the planting of the beloved Shiraz, and it is this first area of Shiraz which provides the precious component of Dutschke Wines. Currently forty five acres are planted with Shiraz making up one third of that area, the balance including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay. Most of the fruit gets passed onto other Barossa winemakers.

Here at Lyndoch the growing conditions are reliable and consistent, allowing the production of premium wines year after year. It's rather fascinating to note that all varieties have performed well, both in an analytic sense and the all important consumer taste test!

In 1990 Ken and Wayne decided to keep some of these grapes for themselves and start producing wine of their own from this vineyard under the brand WillowBend. Production never intended to be a big time operation, with the bulk of the fruit each year being delivered to the Krondorf and Mildara Blass Winemakers.

With the 1998 vintage release, interest from the US led to the name being changed to Dutschke Wines and production for future vintages was revved up to support this market and many others that have followed.

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