Showing posts with label Bendigo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bendigo. Show all posts

Sunday, 7 August 2022

Balgownie Estate Viognier 2021


Barrel fermented and seeing six months in French oak, this Viognier from the Bendigo region is a tidy drink.

Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Wednesday, 27 July 2022

Balgownie Estate Nouveau Syrah 2021


A happy thing this is as it skips along. A summer time red you could say. It's a reliable partner for that snag on bread or burger in the park with friends.

Monday, 25 July 2022

Balgownie Estate Bendigo Shiraz 2019


A glorious Shiraz that slides down with ease. A wine etched with detail, sit back and get comfortable.

Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Balgownie Estate Viognier 2020


If you enjoy a complex Chardonnay, perhaps stretching your interest a little further and indulging in a Viognier may be worth the adventure. This example from Balgownie Estate is a great wine to start your exploration.

Friday, 29 October 2021

Balgownie Estate Shiraz 2008

What a fabulous wine this is! Age has delivered a glorious Shiraz. Given its age and quality, I highly recommend gifting this to someone deserving.

Balgownie Estate Shiraz 2018


I tasted this beside the 2008 - what a treat it was to receive a sample of each and witness firsthand the start of the journey and to see where things are headed. This is a keeper. Be patient and you'll be rewarded.

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Balgownie Estate Merlot Cabernet Franc 2018

Low cropping levels enabled the Merlot and Cabernet Franc to be co-fermented. I'm reliably informed by winemaker Tony Winspear that the usual difference in harvest is two weeks. A dry and tannic wine from Balgownie's Bendigo vineyards.

Sunday, 5 July 2020

Balgownie Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Pop Balgownie Estate on your list of wineries to check out. With a foot rarely put wrong, winemaker Tony Winspear is making some smart wines from their Bendigo vineyards. This Cabernet is another winner in the range. 

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Balgownie Estate Centre Block Shiraz 2017

Of the two Balgownie Estate Single Vineyard Shiraz releases, this Centre Block is my preferred. The depth and complexity is hard to pass up.

Balgownie Estate Railway Block Shiraz 2017

A great single vineyard Shiraz from Balgownie's Bendigo Estate.

Sunday, 28 June 2020

Balgownie Estate Viognier 2019

I was saddened to hear that fire ripped through the kitchen at Balgownie's Yarra Valley Estate a few days ago. Thankfully no one was injured but there was severe damage through the building. All this when the hospitality industry is already struggling in these Covid times.
This Viognier comes from Balgownie Estate's Bendigo vineyards and is their first release of the variety since 2010.

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Balgownie Estate Bendigo Shiraz 2017

Gee I enjoyed this. Perhaps too much? A wonderful Shiraz from Balgownie Estate's Bendigo vineyards.

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Balgownie Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

The measured delivery of complexity and elegance is what captivated me about this Cabernet from the Bendigo region.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Balgownie Estate Nouveau Syrah 2018

The type of wine to keep punters happy at a wine bar or a lazy night in. A great little drink.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Balgownie Estate Railway Block Bendigo Shiraz 2015

Hold in two hands and embrace. What a beauty this is! The first release of the Railway Block and what a debut!