There are things happening in Australia. After years being dominated by big corporations that were the product of the takeover or merging of old companies, making wine that was often mediocre, Australia is now firmly focused on producing great wine, crafted by family firms. Instead of growing what is commercially desired, winemakers are growing grapes that work in the land they are in, resulting in wonderful diversity.
Old family names are reappearing as craft producers rather than large volume manufacturers, new winemakers are taking the plunge and doing their own thing and grapes with Spanish and Portuguese origin are being put in the ground. It really is exciting!
Intense grapefruit, lime and hints of spice on the nose. Citrus flavours and white peach combine with a zesty fresh acidity and a clean finish.
Intense ripe blackcurrant aromas with aromatic spices, tarragon, then clove and vanilla. Black current and black berry fruit flavours are backed by fine, well structured tannins . The ripe fruit...
Soft supple Victorian Shiraz, dangerously moreish by the glass. Bright, aromatic and juicy on the nose with just a touch of naughty bacon fat and white pepper. True to the...
Cool, structured and fresh, this Chardonnay has ripe citrus notes with hints of fresh pineapple and a wonderful core of acidity running through its spine. There is no oak on...
Dark berries, vanilla spice, cinnamon, pink peppercorns and fruitcake. A super example of this lovely grape, normally seen in blends.
A full bodied wine with flavours of blackcurrant, quince, cassis, mint and mild herbaceous characters.
Incredibly elegant with superbly ripe dark fruit and beautifully subtle hints of rosemary and mint, typical of Margaret River Cabernet. The tannins are ripe and the seductive smoky edge of...
Luscious dark plums and black cherries are complemented by silky chocolate and subtle notes of sweet spice and toasty oak. Elegant and re ned, this wine has charm by the...
Bright and grassy with lovely light citrus fruit and a long, herbal and grapefruit finish. Contains Sulphites
Versatile, super juicy, young and bright. Brace yourself for a damson torpedo! Earthy notes beneath lovely warbly fruit. This is a really aromatic wine that captures the colourful and vibrant...
A super Cab Sauv from Berton - just loads of big, powerful, rich jammy fruit flavours and a little bit of forest floor.
There is plenty of ripeness in the cherry spiciness. The depth of flavour is further enhanced with a lick of port that just gives that extra roundness. A lovely velvety...
In the world of wine you have to be quirky to succeed and they don't come any quirkier than farmer Neil Prentice who farms Wagyu Beef by day and makes...
An easy drinking style of Merlot - loads of fruit, raspberry and plum with soft tannins and a hint of chocolate on the end.
The wine is deliciously soft, dark,voluptuous and headily perfumed with sultry spices, yet light on its feet and alarmingly more-ish. With only 600 cases ever possible from this tiny block,...
Owned by Dr Richard Hamilton and his wife this is a winery from a fifth generation winemaker who established his own winery in 1972. Richard Hamilton is a remarkable man,...
This is a tight, bright, focused wine with a finer nucleus of fruit than usual, and this texture, balance and fine oak will therefore take longer in the bottle to...
"This translucent elixir possesses incredible drive and amplitude on the palate. Seemingly innocent in the glass the explosion of citrus fruit and bracing acidity is a joy to behold." Matthew...
A barrel fermented aromatic Riesling that is dry with citrussy notes leading onto a yeasty note coming from the 8 months spent sur lie. Contains Sulphites
Citrussy with lychee and passion fruit aroma and a zingy fresh palate with grassy notes from a Yarra Valley legend. 92pts- James Halliday Contains Sulphites & Egg
An intense and rich bouquet led by the ripest cassis and berry fruits, rich and opulent but brooding in its youth. Behind the primary fruits are distinctive vineyard characteristics of...
A modern style Fiano - very bright with clean citrus flavours surrounding a core of mountain peach and ripe quince that leads to a lively finish.
An awesome big, eucalyptus fest with sweet blackberry and cassis. The palate has wonderful structure, loads of big fruit flavors with a silky tannin and a fabulous veggie note. People:...
Fine stone fruit flavours with elegant yet persistent peachy flavours that finish cleanly with a tight, but soft, acidity. People: Richard Hamilton (Owner), Paul Gordon (Winemaker) Contains Sulphites