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Sticks Yarra Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Yarra Valley
Available by the dozen
A passion is shared by the entire Sticks team for crafting vintages of the finest Yarra Valley wine. Their work is their pastime, as they stroll amongst the vineyard, nurturing each planting by hand, in anticipation of a healthy harvest. The range of expression on offer from their canon of auspicious sites, affords the team an opportunity to fashion a finely textured Cabernet Sauvignon with engaging black cherry perfumes, a plush, bramble filled palate and gentle, velvet tannins.
$2099each
$251DOZEN
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Cabernet Sauvignon is harvested predominantly from a block of hanging cane vines grown to the estate E Block and a small parcel at Upper Ngumby Vineyard. Grapes are destemmed and crushed into static fermenters for inoculation and vinification. Upon completion of ferments, a component is pressed and returned, the batches are treated to an extended maceration of three weeks on skins and tasted daily to determine optimal extraction of fine tannins. Parcels are filled to a combination of maturation vessels and 300L oak barrels for thirteen months.
 
Deep crimson red. Mulberries, blackberry and black currant bouquets. Savoury spices, freshly roasted coffee and dark chocolate make for a complex wine. A palate of ripe berries and currant, long, fine grained tannins adding structure and finesse. A medium weighted and firmly structured wine, striking the balance between strength, palate weight and cool climate elegance.
Sticks Yarra Valley Chardonnay
Yarra Valley
Available by the dozen
Sticks Dolan developed a passion for making good wine whilst playing Aussie Rules footy for Port Adelaide! Sticks is a vibrant Chardonnay with exemplary integration of oak, sourced from premium vineyards operated by some of the Yarra Valley's finest growers. With access to the best Yarra Valley Chardonnay, Dolan's role as winemaker is very straightforward, to craft a wine that allows the outstanding quality of fruit to speak for itself.
$2099each
$251DOZEN
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Chardonnay is sourced from estate blocks and the Upper Ngumby vineyard, all planted at the foot of Christmas Hills range. Hand picked grapes showing outstanding acid balance and varietal character are the basis for the wine, harvested on the very day they achieve maximum ripeness. Fruit is whole bunch pressed, juices are treated to a day of cold soak, followed by racking into a selection of seasoned and new 300L French oak hogsheads, 500L French oak puncheons and controlled fermenters. Batches are vinified on gross solids to infuse savouryness and complexity. Upon completion, components are aged nine months on sedimentery lees before assemblage into the finished wine.
 
Pale lemon with green hues. A very attractive wine offering a panoply of white peach and citrus, brioche and light oak caramel cashew oak inflenced aromatics. Flavours of stonefruit, nectarine and peach, limes, crisp apple and grapefruit are complimented by toastyness stemming from the judicious time spent in oak.
Sticks Yarra Valley Pinot Grigio
Yarra Valley
Available by the dozen
Sticks stands amongst Victoria's preeminent and innovative winemakers, operating out of a single site located in the heart of the picturesque Yarra Valley. Great wines begin in the vineyard, the quality of the fruit source is pivotal to the consummation of the final wine. Nobody is better positioned than Sticks Dolan, through his association with the best Yarra Valley growers, to appropriate the finest grapes. The Sticks style of Pinot Grigio is thoroughly fruit driven, eminently fresh, and marries beautifully with food.
$2099each
$251DOZEN
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Pinot Grigio is harvested from late February to early March, throughout the chill of early morning. Grapes are pressed and dejuiced into fermentation vessels, inoculated to wild indigenous yeasts for eighteen days of vinification on gross solids. Upon completion, components are held on yeast lees and stirred every few days for six weeks before bottling.
 
Pale straw with a salmon hue. Pear, white flowers, flint, apple and mineral aromas, a tickle of perfumed strudel spice. Crunchy white pear and fragrant straw notes, rich mid palate with a touch of honey suckle and a crisp mineral finish. Match with grilled scallops, schnapper and garlic aioli salad.
Sticks Yarra Valley Pinot Noir
Yarra Valley
Available by the dozen
Rob Sticks Dolan's career in the wine industry began under the tutelage of Greg Clayfield and John Vickery at the enduring Rouge Homme. Dolan established his affinity for Pinot Noir on the international stage when he claimed the prestigious Bouchard-Finlayson Trophy for Champion Pinot Noir at the prestigious London International. Sticks represents an immensely satisfying and approachable Pinot Noir, crafted from fruit grown to some of Yarra Valley's most splendid vineyards, tended by loyal friends and long time associates.
$2299each
$275DOZEN
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After qualifying at Roseworthy, Rob worked at Arrowfield and Rothbury before taking on chief winemaker at Yarra Ridge. His skill was rewarded on the national show circuit when he won top gold at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show and placed in the Jimmy Watson taste-off. Pinot Noir grapes are destemmed and the whole berries are pumped into open pots and static fermenters. A gentle vinification is essential for a wine of delicacy and finesse. Upon completion, just before dryness to minimise big tannin extraction, batches are pressed and racked into a combination of French oak hogsheads for a course of malolactic and a year on sedimentery lees.
 
Vibrant bright red with purple hues. Dark cherry and plum, spice and red berries on the bouquet. Rhubarb, wild cherries, jube fruits and nutmeg, a textural Pinot Noir in a light spicy/ savoury style with mid palate vinosity. Mellow vanilla and cocoa oak around a core of of multi fresh red berry characters, textured spice and savoury flavours over lingering fine tannins at the finish. Have Sticks Pinot Noir with anything you crave, duck, salmon or cheese.
Sticks Yarra Valley Sauvignon Blanc
Yarra Valley
Available by the dozen
Rob Dolan is a charismatic winemaker and towering sportsman to boot. At 6 foot 6, Rob acquired the nickname Sticks during his dual premiership for Port Adelaide. He ultimately pursued his passion for making great wine, working alongside some of the most accomplished names in the industry. Dolan settled on a tally of superb sites in the Yarra Valley from which to draw fruit for his self titled label. Citrus and stonefruits, jasmine notes and flor, guava and grapefruits, the greenness of snap pea, lemongrass and thyme.
$2099each
$251DOZEN
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The lion's share of the Sticks winemaking operation grew out of the eminent Yarra Ridge vineyards and wineworks, one of the most successful brands and picturesque estates in all Yarra Valley. Parcels of Sauvignon Blanc from Yarra Glen and Healesville are loaded directly into the press, crushed, racked for clarity and seeded, a portion of cloudy juices and barrel ferments infuse complexity, batches are rested on sedimentery yeast lees for several months to build richness and texture.
Rob “Sticks” Dolan makes wines which are fruit driven, capturing Yarra Valley elegance, easy drinking, terrific with food, and great value

Rob Dolan’s career in the wine industry began in South Australia where he learned the art of winemaking from a couple of well-known teachers in Greg Clayfield and John Vickery at Rouge Homme. After studying at Roseworthy Agricultural College Rob began making wine in the Hunter Valley with Arrowfield and Rothbury Estate. In 1991 Rob became winemaker at Yarra Ridge. Here, the opportunity of operating a small winery gave him the freedom to experiment, helping him to hone his winemaking skills.

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These skills were soon rewarded on the National show circuit where he won numerous trophies and gold medals including the top gold medal at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show and placing in the Jimmy Watson taste-off. Internationally, Rob won the prestigious Bouchard-Finlayson Trophy for Champion Pinot Noir at the 1999 International Wine and Spirit Show in London.

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After years of winemaking for the big boys, Rob “Sticks” Dolan was ready to put his name to a new style of Yarra Valley wines. The Sticks style is fresh, fruit driven, great with food, affordable and hand made. In a few short years, Rob and his team created one of Australia’s best-known value wine brands – available worldwide and all crafted in the heart of Victoria’s Yarra Valley. And why the name Sticks? At 6 foot 6, this was Rob’s nickname, back in the days when his life centred on playing Australian Rules Football for Port Adelaide. That was a few years ago now…

It’s a cliché but it’s true, great wines begin in the vineyard. Sticks draws fruit from the estate Home Vineyard at Glenview Road in Yarra Glen, and from valued Yarra Valley growers. At sixty acres, initially planted in 1983, the entire Home Vineyard is now fully mature and offers the full spectrum of winemaking options. Various trellis methods are employed, Geneva Double Curtain, Lyre Trellis, Scott Henry, Vertical Shoot Positioning and Hanging cane. Very few vineyards have this range of trellises – making the Sticks Home Vineyard unique, and frequently visited by neighbouring viticulturalists. Planted to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Petit Verdot and Merlot, he site is drip irrigated from the property’s dams, with sixty five megalitres capacity in total.

The soil profiles on the Home Vineyard are grey to red clay loam topsoil (30-40 centimetres) overlaying Silurian siltstones, clay stones and mudstones. The site's free draining soil directs nutrients to developing fruit flavour, rather than vigorous leaf growth. The microclimate here is cool by Australian standards, yet warmer than Burgundy and cooler than Bordeaux. The Yarra Valley’s mean temperature of the warmest month (January) is 19.4 degree Celsius, and rainfall averages to twenty eight inches per year.

To keep up with demand, Sticks also draws fruit from twenty select growers, in and around the Yarra Valley. These growers are a vital part of the Sticks team. All are committed and dedicated to producing the best fruit possible. Sticks has worked with these guys for a long time and has developed strong friendships with them all – they’re regulars on Sticks Dolan's tasting days around cellar door, and at staff barbies. It’s a long term partnership that Sticks enjoys with the growers…one which shows in the Sticks Wines.

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Sticks white grapes are hand harvested from late February to early March and always in the cool of the morning or night. Fresh is best, so the fruit is rushed to the winery for crushing, pressing and juice settling. Fermenting at cool temperatures captures the flavour and personality of the Sticks whites. The Sauvignon Blanc spends all its time in stainless steel vat, while the Chardonnay is treated to a touch of barrel fermentation and maturation. "Chardonnay and Viognier are proving great team-mates as shown in this fresh, fruity wine, which has lemon, white peach and apricot aromas and flavours. Drink now!" -Sunday Age

Just like the whites, the reds are harvested during the night or early in the morning. The Pinot Noir ripens first – around the same time as the whites – and Sticks is highly selective about what can be accepted when it comes to Pinot Noir. After all, it accounts for half the red wine production and many of the estate's growers exclusively grow Pinot Noir for Sticks. Shiraz and Cab come in later – towards the end of March. The main difference between white and red winemaking is that the reds include skins in the fermentation. The skins hold all the flavour and colour. Once fermentation is over, Sticks reds mature in French oak before bottling.

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