IT IS WHILE GRAPES ARE STILL GROWING ON THE VINE THAT GREAT VINTAGES ARE MADE, the focus at Yabby Lake is to translate the fruit into a wine without any distortion. Yabby Lake are renowned for their splendid intensity and exquisite balance, speaking clearly of terroir and of clime, it's all about expression over impression. Engagingly complex with immense depth of character, the palate is powerfully structured, laden with impenetrably dark berry fruit flavous, lined with silky textures and driven by amazing persistence.
FRESH FROM THE RYMILL STABLE, Yearling is a graceful one year old Cabernet, specially trained to present lively fruit aromas over a soft, supple structure, immediately upon release. Yearling explodes the myth that Coonawarra Cabernet needs to be cellared and aged before it's ready to drink. The softness and affability makes it the ideal partner to traditional red meats, intermediate dishes like pizzas, pastas or curry, versatile enough to accompany game and white meats. This vibrant and approachable Coonawarra Cabernet is perfect for enjoyment right now.
BLUE PYRENEES WAS ESTABLISHED AS CHATEAU REMY IN 1963 BY REMY MARTIN OF FRANCE AND HAS SINCE BECOME WELL KNOWN FOR THEIR BORDEAUX STYLED CABERNET SAUVIGNON. The estate was developed under advisement of the great Colin Preece and Maurice O'Shea's Hunter Valley management team. Victoria's Pyrenees have since become renowned for statuesque Cabernet wines, displaying great complexity, superior concentration and definitive regionality. Very few viticultural precincts in Australia can lay claim to doing Cabernet so very well and so consistently.
UNASSAILABLE AS AUSTRALIA'S MOST EMINENT DESSERT WINE, Noble One created an international sensation when it was released, it has become one of the most renowned marques in new world wine. Bespoke blocks of Semillon, grown to mature De Bortoli estate vineyards, are watched each year, as the vagaries of vintage determine whether conditions are present to Botrytise the grapes. The making of Noble One is never rushed, each vine represents an individual harvest, as the optimal day of picking may vary greatly from block to block and row to row.
Situated just 5
kilometres east of Martinborough village, Escarpment's 24 hectares of distinctive alluvial gravel, terraced land stretches out along the banks of the Huangarua River
Overlooking the vineyard are the Aorangi Ranges, the very hills made famous by Kupe the great Polynesian voyager who discovered New Zealand, according to Maori legend. Kupe left his three canoes, Nga Waka, on top of the range, giving rise to the now familiar landmark of the district, the three flat-topped hills on top of the range, which resemble unturned canoes. This warrior and his story provide the inspiration for the vineyard's distinctive brand and logo
Escarpment's aim is simple, to continually produce the very best of tomorrow's definitive New World wines. Complexity, texture and structure are key words and motivators. Under Larry McKenna's leadership the team aims to reward wine lovers with progressive and suggestive wines that encourage them to venture to the edge of wine loving and appreciation. Escarpment Vineyard was established in 1999 as a joint business venture between Robert & Mem Kirby (of Australia's Village Roadshow) and Larry & Sue McKenna. Collectively, these four directors bring to Escarpment a world of experience, skill and understanding to the nurturing and making of fine, deliciously sublime wine.
It goes without saying the impetus behind establishing this vineyard came from the four's deep love for Pinot Noir. Meeting by chance in 1999 through Dr Richard Smith, Larry and Robert quickly hit it off and realised they had more than a love for the grape in common. Serious talk about establishing a definitive New World vineyard began in earnest even then and the idea whose time has come has resulted in one of the most significant vineyard developments in the New Zealand district of Martinborough.
Making the decision to establish their own vineyard was one thing, finding that special piece of land that offered the essential ingredients required for optimal grape growing and wine making was another. Although they considered other wine growing areas in New Zealand, Larry and Sue kept coming back to the Martinborough area. They knew the area intimately having grown grapes there and making wine there for years. They were convinced Martinbrough offered the rich mix of elements they required to grow and make fine New World wine, particularly their pinots.
They soon discovered the Te Muna river terraces across the other side of the hill and knew this was it for them! Basically being an extension of Martinborough's famed terrace land, the Te Muna site offered all the right attributes, with land a-plenty for their purposes. Larry and Sue firmly believe the Te Muna valley is the new future of Martinborough. Evidence for this is seen in the range of new vineyards being established in the area, including much talked about Craggy Range, whose planting alone will double the current output of Martinborough.
A special place and name Te Muna, means secret or special place, and that is exactly how the people at Escarpment feel about the land and what it means to live, grow and make wine there. Deciding the vineyard's name took far more soul searching with ideas bandied about for weeks on end, creating confusion rather than clarity! It wasn't until Robert's brother in law, David Glass, went out walking along the eastern boundary of the property one dusky evening that the inspiration came to him in a flash
Everything you will
enjoy about Atze's Corner is the result of a delightful family passion, the Kalleske are devoted to create fantastic wines that you will love
Century old Shiraz vines and the essence of Barossa Valley are an intrinsic part of who the Kalleske are. After six generations of vine growing and winemaking, they are proud to say that Barossa wine have run in their blood for over 175 years. But that's not all. The Kalleske style of viticulture evolved and their incredible vines evolved along with them. Alternative varietals such as Vermentino and Durif, Montepulciano, Graciano and a few other secrets emerged. That's why they prepare their wines with minimal intervention, ensuring that the wine is at its absolute best when it reaches your table. Open top fermentation, always small batch, hand plunging and pumping, oak maturation and minimal filtering completely change how a wine tastes. Savour Atze's Corner Wines and discover the flavours of Barossa Valley. You will fall in love just like they did.
Atze's Corner is a dream come true after six generations of viticulture. They brought together exceptional terroir, ancient vineyards and all the passion to produce the most exceptional wines. Their ancestors moved to Australia from eastern Prussia before settling in Barossa Valley circa 1843. They were skilled farmers who brought hope, years of expertise growing grapes and winemaking knowledge. Conditions were extremely tough but their passion prevailed. If you look around, you can still see some of their original plantings carved into the gorgeous Barossa landscape. It's not a coincidence that these old vineyards produce some of the most glorious wines to this day. Their outstanding quality together with a hand crafted process makes Kalleske wines unbeatable.
Along with his parents John and Barb, the Kalleske are the proud owners and caretakers of many original vineyards, the oldest dating back to 1912. Behind the label, Andy Kalleske decided to take this family passion to the next level. In 2005, he started Atze's Corner and his own brand of wine production.
You're able to find Barossa sub-regions separated by different terroirs. Each wine grape is unique and each terroir has its own varietal expression. Unique terroirs are responsible for how a wine will be shaped when it comes to taste, colour and smell. This is the recipe that turned the Atze's Corner label into a great symbol of quality and taste.
These old vineyards, planted by their early ancestors, were the first spark that brought Kalleske wines to life. Deep red earth, great old vineyards and generations of passionate winemaking. Atze's Corner is an artisan winery that uses amazing vineyards to produce its wines. Hand picked grapes from family owned vines around the Barossa Valley are the cornerstone of a great Barossa brand. Amongst the most iconic bottlings are the Shiraz vines planted in 1912 and 1951, owned by Barb and John Kalleske, Andy's parents. Other key vineyards they own are located at Koonunga and Ebenezer, eminent subregions of the Barossa, renowned for stellar Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon wines.
Andy Kalleske was born in a family of vignerons. He's the sixth generation involved with grape growing and winemaking, always within the iconic Barossa Valley. He grew up among wine grapes and wine glasses, knowing by heart, how to nurture the fragile old vines with passion and care. After generations of distinguished Barossa winemaking, you can find exclusive, award winning red wines, refreshing white and rosĂ© styles under the Atze label.
Sons of Eden
work to a simple philosophy, to produce wines with flavour and personality, from vineyards of unique character within the world class Barossa region
Sons of Eden takes its name from the two partners, Winemaker Corey Ryan and Viticulturist Simon Cowham, who both learned and refined their trades in the vineyards and cellars of Eden Valley. A trained Oenologist and self confessed wine tragic, Ryan lives and breathes winemaking and has amassed a wealth of winemaking experience across Australia, New Zealand, France, Italy and Spain. Most recently, Corey has consulted to several winemaking businesses in Australia and overseas, which have included Villa Maria and McWilliams Wine Group.
As Chief Winemaker for Villa Maria Estates, Ryan was bestowed New Zealand Winemaker of the Year by the Australasian publication Winestate in 2007. He is equally talented at crafting cool climate Pinot Noir as he is signature Barossa styles. It was, however, his time as Winemaker for the iconic Eden Valley producer Henschke that first whet his appetite for Barossa wines that has become his entrenched passion with Sons of Eden. Most comfortable with dirt under his finger nails and living in unison with his treasured vineyards, viticulturalist Simon Cowham’s work in crafting wines begins well before the first grapes are crushed.
Having completed his first vintage at the famous Tintara Winery in McLaren Vale in 1990 the passion was well and truly lit. A broad range of roles including sales in UK, clonal selection in Europe and policy development at the Winemakers Federation of Australia eventually led back to the vineyards and cellars of the Barossa.
As Viticulturist for Eden Valley producer Yalumba, Simon relished the opportunity to influence wine styles from the vineyard and set about really understanding the dynamics of vineyard site and its management. Today Cowham manages a large number of Barossa Valley and Eden Valley vineyard sites that grow fruit for not only Sons of Eden but also for some of the most recognised and respected wineries in the Barossa.
Sons of Eden specialises in varieties that the Barossa produces to the highest standard. Varieties such as Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre from the Barossa Valley and Riesling from the Eden Valley. Controlling the management and operation of the vineyards as well as implementing a blend of traditional and modern winemaking approaches has meant Sons of Eden is able to consistently craft wines of great quality.
The Sons of Eden Seppeltsfield vineyard is situated on a plateau on the north-western edge of the Barossa Valley with views out to the Gulf of St Vincent. A unique feature of this site is the cool westerly wind that originates like clockwork, in the early afternoon from the gulf during spring and the long summer months. This cooling effect lengthens the time for flavour and tannin development producing fruit with refinement and intensity. The Gomersal property is situated on the western edge of the Barossa Valley with an easterly aspect. By Barossa Valley standards this area is warm and dry, but afternoon sea breezes do increase humidity and drops the temperature in most afternoons - particularly during summer. The result is small berries packing heaps of flavour and tannin. This vineyard produces Shiraz for Kennedy GSM.
Whitehaven were established
in 1994 when Greg and Sue White enticed distinguished winemaker Simon Waghorn to come on board and give their fledgling winery an edge
For Greg and Sue, the move to Marlborough was a classic lifestyle change after careers spent in finance and marketing. For Simon, the motivation was the pursuit of quality winemaking without compromise. When it comes to crafting great wine, Whitehaven combine the precision of a scientific approach with the creative flair of an artisanal team, the crossover between science and art. Using new world techniques and old world craftsmanship, the team are focused on a portfolio of wines that deliver an enviable mix of quality, intensity and consistency.
Acutely aware that great wines depend on premium grapes, Whitehaven sources its fruit from over 30 carefully selected and proven vineyard sites spread throughout the various valleys of this special region. Whitehaven prides itself on its use of Marlborough grapes only and this policy guarantees that its wines deliver authentic Marlborough flavours. Itâ€™s a claim few wineries can match today and reinforces Whitehavenâ€™s reputation for consistency and integrity. Marlborough is the heartland of New Zealand winemaking and is now widely recognised as one of the worldâ€™s iconic grape growing regions.
With long sunshine hours, but a relatively cool climate, the grapes have the advantage of a long, slow ripening period which intensifies the flavours and gives the wine its unique character. Located in Marlboroughâ€™s golden mile of wine production, Whitehavenâ€™s modern winery produces the full range of Marlborough wines including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, GewĂĽrztraminer, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Rose.
Whitehaven are a closely knit team who have supported the company from the early days, it keeps the company real. Each vintage a special batch of the very best wine is carefully selected to carry the Greg name, dedicated to the memory of Greg White.
While Whitehaven has grown well beyond the expectations of its founders, the management, winemakers and viticulture team remain small and focused, working in an environment where their talents can be combined to produce elegant wines of superior quality and intensity, truly indicative of the Marlborough style. Whitehaven prides itself on a genuinely singular vision, consistently creating stunning wines of character and beauty from only the finest fruit. Whitehaven's vintages truly reflect the nature and spirit of Marlborough.