Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Sunday, 25 February 2018
Saturday, 24 February 2018
|90 Year old bush vine Grenache vineyard|
With a twinkle in her eye as she shares her family’s story, you can’t help but embrace the passion Judy Watson has for those that came before her and what she and her siblings have accomplished since.
Judy, Schild Estate’s Family Proprietor and Brand Ambassador, has the room in the palm of her hand. “Schild Estate celebrated 150 years in 2016,” she says with an infectious grin. 1866 was the year her great great grandparents arrived. The more she talks, the more the transformation of the brand since those embryonic days seems to be nothing but impressive.
Friday, 23 February 2018
Lots of bang for buck factor in this little package. Mudgee Shiraz with 16 months bottle age prior to release.
Here's a good get. Pretty tasty drinking sure to satisfy. A lazy night in front of the TV and a glass or two of this will do just fine.
Thursday, 22 February 2018
Margaret River Pinot Noir are four words not normally seen beside one another. This is a fab rendition of a dry, savoury Rosé.
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Hunter Valley Shiraz is a beautiful thing. Deliciously medium bodied, it curls up and rests easy for your enjoyment.
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
These Iron Cloud wines just turned up at the door one day. No note, not deets - pretty handy wines regardless and I'm pleased I've had the fortune of having a look at something new to me.
Monday, 19 February 2018
A smashing cool climate, medium bodied Shiraz. What a peach! Take a bow the Ballandean Estate team.
The Opera Block sits beside the winery and behind the stage where the annual Opera In The Vineyard is held. I'm happy to be corrected but I'm pretty sure the Opera Block is also part of the Adopt a Vine scheme.
Saturday, 17 February 2018
Fruity Pinot Noir Rosé from Tassie. A simple drink but one which is set to please with the refreshment factor high.
Friday, 16 February 2018
Nebbiolo turned on its head and made to drink sooner rather than later. I see what Dylan Rhymer is out to achieve - a wine in a good place.
Thursday, 15 February 2018
This Pedestal range from Larry Cherubino is top stuff. Really enjoyable drinking without burning a hole in your back pocket.
A back label which is inspiring - a tribute to Erik de Haart who survived the Bali bombings in 2002. There's a link for www.donatelife.gov.au there too. Nice touch. Easy to see why it's called the Unity range.
Pretty in the glass with a pale pink salmon kiss, here's a tight and focused Pinot Grigio from the Yarra Valley.
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Smashable is how I have described this wine in the past. It seems the Witches Falls customers may think the same thing - the sold-out sign has already been posted for this vintage. I can see why.
The flagship for Hayes Family Wines to be released in September 2018. Premium Barossa Shiraz to be held in two hands.
Tuesday, 13 February 2018
A pleasure to drink. Gorgeous Cabernet from the Yarra Valley - a variety from the region which very much sits in the shadows of Chardonnay and Pinot.
Monday, 12 February 2018
I was so close to Derwent Estate a few months ago when wandering the sights of Hobart. I now wish I just popped down the road from the neighbouring vineyard, but time wasn't my friend that day. This is a beautiful Chardonnay - thank you very much.
There's plenty of ever-reliable Coonawarra reds pitched around the $20-25 mark. Here's one that comfortable resides in that mould year after year.
Sunday, 11 February 2018
Saturday, 10 February 2018
I've been a fan of this wine in the past, but the 2015 seems to have dropped its form line. A fair drink, it comes across quite polished, but not in a fine and class way - more of a prettied up kinda way.
Thursday, 8 February 2018
A pretty easy wine to kick back with. Quite a popular Rosé for the price point too I'm lead to believe.
Wednesday, 7 February 2018
Monday, 5 February 2018
This is a face plant into a punnet of blueberries - and I don't want to get up. What a brilliant Shiraz!
Barossa Valley Cabernet off 26 year old vines grown using organic principles. Good gear with a spring in its step.
Sunday, 4 February 2018
Dang! Is it rude to call on the cooler weather already? Sumptuous reds like this call for a hearty meal or a comfy chair in front of a fire. Big love for this.
One for the skin contact wine freaks out there. A left-field wine for sure which will either have you squirming or in love.