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ADELAIDE MID YEAR "Mega-Tasting"

 Again - just a little different.  We like to keep things interesting so our annual 3 day ADELAIDE "Mega-Tasting” event will be held on the last weekend in June, instead of the end of August. 

                     Fri June, 28- Sat June 29-Sun June 30, 2019

Invitations with the details will be sent out at the end of April - so mark up your calendar so you do not 'double book' that weekend and keep a good lookout for the invitation in your mail box!

 
CANBERRA Wine-Event  

Sunday 5 May    2.00pm-6.00pm 
Mercure Hotel

Cnr Ainslie & Limestone Ave,  
Braddon ACT 2612 

Food:-        Excellent hot & cold finger food will be provided.
Wine:-         All the wines will be available for tasting & purchase. 
Invitations with all the details will be sent out  in early April.

The glittering prizes – Gold!  Silver!  Silver!

Small Winemakers National Event 2018 - kindly permit us to preen a little!
2017 GSM McLaren Vale awarded GOLD Grenache 43%, Shiraz 43%, Mourvèdre 14% - interesting flavours and very drinkable wine. Grenache blends were particularly good…(also Bronze at WineWise National Awards) 
2018 Pinot Gris Adelaide Hills  BINGO a Silver medal!  Only our second Pinot Gris and Pear and apple flavours, some say. But whatever flavours you detect, a great mid-spectrum white to drink with almost anything 
2016 Pinot Noir Adelaide Hills - Silver medal!  A robust wine with lots of Pinot character – very much the style of Pinot coming from the Hills and making their reputation as a premier region for the wine. (also Bronze at WineWise National Awards) 
2018 Riesling Clare Valley, Watervale - Bronze! Fresh, crisp with citrus and mineral flavours and pale pale straw colour now, it will turn to a lovely gold as it matures.

 
New wines-New new new

 

  

2018 Riesling  - Now available
 Clare Valley – Watervale
The Rieslings have been consistently winning awards ever since we started getting the grapes from the Honey’s Watervale vineyard in 2012.
Watervale in the Clare Valley is known as the top locality in the top region for Rieslings – taste this one to find out why. Citrus/mineral characters. 
Another top Riesling. No medals yet? Be patient, will ya – it’s only just in the bottle!
 

  

2018 Pinot Gris Adelaide Hills- Now available

We made one already, you liked it a lot – well, you bought loads, so presumably you liked it.  Winemaker Damo is impressed with 2018 vintage. 
A white – don’t be confused by ‘Pinot’ – medium weight – if you can say that of a white. i.e. not as fresh and sharp as a Riesling, not as rich, say, a Chardonnay. But of course highly drinkable. Pear and apple-y flavours. Good with fish, Mediterranean, North African dishes. 

 

  

2018 Rosé  McLaren Vale- Now available

Grenache ?, Shiraz ? We never know the blend until the last minute when winemaker Damo decides. But we anticipate mostly Grenache, light in colour, dry and drinkable. 
A great lunchtime wine (why do we say that? - A great anytime wine – drink at breakfast if you like). But drink nicely chilled.

  

  

2017 G S M  McLaren Vale - Now available

Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvèdre but at going to print we still don’t know % – we hope to know when we print the labels.
It’s popular – of course it is – not much left of the previous. Originally from the Southern Rhone Valley – probably one of those brilliant accidents a few centuries ago; warmer vineyards seem to suit it and it has become a signature wine of McLaren Vale.
Drink it fresh and it cellars well, too.

  

  

 2017 Reserve Shiraz - PadthawayNow available

Geographically not so far from Wrattonbully but widely different in terroir and flavours.
Careful artisanesque ageing in French and American oak by winemaker and cellarmaster Damo has given us a spicy wine with a soft finish and ‘flavours of caramel and butterscotch’.
Drink now, cellar for up to 5 years, maybe longer if you keep a careful eye on it.

Great news - great new wines!  

The tasting notes will tell you about the wines - but proof is in the tasting 
contact us to order yours!