WINELIST

WINE

FIZZ:                                                                                                                       

De BORTOLI | prosecco | king valley | VIC   VF

delicious crisp apple and pear with bright lemon & a light creaminess

CHANDON | brut | chardonnay pinot noir meunier | VIC    

fresh & vibrant finish with hints of apple sorbet, lemon zest, brioche and nougat.           

2016 DEVIATION ROAD | vintage brut | chardonnay pinot noir | adelaide hills | SA

beautiful winery located just outside of Stirling. Loftia is crisp apple and zesty lemon, the perfect aperitif style sparkling wine

BIRD IN HAND | pinot noir | Australia     VF

light and delicate , salmon pink in colour with floral notes and hints of strawberry and cherry.

2009 HOUSE OF ARRAS | grand vintage | chardonnay pinot noir | TAS

honestly one of the best. If you love high end champagne, this is you Aussie rival, every bit as good, exhibiting layers of toasted sourdough, field mushroom, lemon curd and roasted almond. 

LIGHT WHITES:                                                                                                     

2020 JIM BARRY | assyrtiko | clare valley | SA

the Assyrtiko grape varietal hales from the Greek island of Santorini & is similar to dry riesling. It starts out with lifted florals, pear and lime with a talc like mineralogy running through the palate.

2021 SHERRAH | chenin blanc | mclaren vale | SA

cool little winery punching out a great range of A bright summer fruited wine, lemon zest and tropical aromas with a textured palate

2021 STELLA BELLA | semillon sauvignon blanc | margaret River | WA

grapefruit and preserved lemon flavours moving through the palate with refreshing natural acidity leading to a soft and supple finish.

2020 XANADU | exmoor | sauvignon blanc semillon | margaret river | WA

zippy palate with zesty lemon/lime, combined with guava and hints of thyme and spice.

2017 GROSSETS | alea | riesling | watervale | SA     ORG | BD

 wow, wow, wow. Do yourself a favour. Almost dry, nice acidity, generous and long kaffir lime with hints of white flowers and herbs. Amazing and highly recommended by me.

2021 RIESLINGFREAK | no 3 | riesling | clare valley | SA

really great riesling. Abundantly flavoured with an array of tropical and stone-fruit flavours, nice lime.

2021 HAHNDORF HILL | white mischief | gruner veltliner | adelaide hills | SA

bursting with enticing tropical and citrus aromatics and the palate is a vibrant tumble of guava, pear and ruby-grapefruit.

2021 LONGVIEW | vista | grigio – grüner | Adelaide hills | SA

Grigio Grüner takes the best of Italy and Austria and blends them together to create a wine that is unabashedly Australian. My tasting notes are passionfruit, gooseberry, lippy acid, with great length texture

2020 APOSTROPHE | stones throw | riesling gewurztraminer pinot blanc | great southern | WA

refreshing blend of riesling’s cool minerality, Gewurztraminer’s exotic spice, and rose water with a touch of Pinot Blanc. Off-dry and zesty wine with aromas of lemon, lime, rosewater, talc and musky spice.

2021 SHAW & SMITH | sauvignon blanc | adelaide hills | SA

pink grapefruit character, lemon, lime; a real persistence of flavour. Great balance with bright acidity. The Sauvignon Blanc that put Aussie sauvignon blanc on the map.

2020 42 DEGREES SOUTH | sauvignon blanc | coal river | TAS

fresh aromas of  ripe citrus. Rich mouthfeel, plenty of freshness. Flavours of peaches and lychees. The true Tasmanian style of Sauvignon Blanc.          

2021 WILD OLIVE | fiano | mclaren vale | SA    ORG | VF

certified organic, single vineyard fiano, which has a refreshing lively palate with tropical fruits, texture and finesse.

2021 DAL ZOTTO | pinot grigio | king valley | VIC     VF

fennel, pear; the palate is all about freshness, full of crunchy and refreshing fresh fruit

2020 MOUNT LANGI GHIRAN | billi billi | pinot gris | grampians | VIC

crisp green and red apples and gooseberries, white stone fruit characters, underpinned by notes of citrus and a chalky acidity.

2020 YABBY LAKE | pinot gris | mornington peninsula | VIC

beautifully textured palate, delicious depth of fruit – with nashi pear and subtle spice.   Seamless and refreshing, the wine finishes long and fine.    

MEDIUM WHITES:                                                                                                 

2020 TIDE CHASER | shottesbrooke | chardonnay | adelaide hills | SA

 elegant nectarine and grapefruit typical of Adelaide Hills Chardonnay.

2020 HOWARD PARK | flint rock | chardonnay | mount barker | WA

citrus, jasmine, white peach, white grapefruit and lemon intertwined with a distinct minerality, soften with the introduction of caramel and toasty oats.

2018 COLDSTREAM HILLS | chardonnay | yarra valley | VIC

2019 TOLPUDDLE | chardonnay | coal river | TAS

backbone of acidity, yellow grapefruit, lemon pith, and some flinty minerality. A combination of lightness, delicacy and texture.

2020 SKUTTLEBUTT | moscato | margaret river | WA

the sweetest wine on the list, but the sweetness is balanced with nice acid. Vibrant spritz with flavours of pear, musk, stone fruit and confection. Balanced by the fresh cleansing acidity, which provides freshness and length.

ROSE:                                                                                                                

2020 DAYS OF THE ROSE | mataro cabernet franc nero d’avola | SA

bright fruits of strawberry and raspberries with notes of rose petal and other florals. Clean and fresh style.

2021 HAHNDORF HILL WINERY | rose | trollinger and others | adelaide hills | SA

made from a blend of rare Germanic grape, Trollinger, plus other Adelaide Hills red fruit. Pale watermelon juice colour, with exciting bright cherry, apple and strawberry core that’s offset by an exhilarating natural acidity. 

2021 YANGARRA | grenache | mclaren vale | SA     BD

elegant and dry style of Rosé, the grenache displays delicate rose hip and strawberry aromas with a juicy, crisp palate.

2020 PETALUMA | white label | dry rosé | nebbiolo barbera mataro | coonawarra | SA

the palate is fresh with juicy raspberry and blueberry and great natural acid

2021 STELLA BELLA | otro vino rose | tempranillo sangiovese | margaret river | WA

Otro Vino = other wine. Adventurous, creative, exotic, and explorative hand-crafted wines. Aromas of cherry blossom, musk and pomegranate. A supple palate of musk and cherry fruits, backed by crisp, natural acidity, finishing with a juicy tang.

LIGHT REDS:                                                                                                 

2020 RIPOSTE | the dagger | pinot noir | adelaide hills | SA

seductive black cherry overlaid with exotic spices leads to a palate of supple fresh berries, bright acidity and lingering fine grained tannin.

2020 GIANT STEPS | pinot noir | yarra valley | VIC

delicious, fresh, and supple, the palate is flooded with juicy red cherry and strawberry fruits which are backed by vibrant acidity. Lying underneath are delicate forest floor, meaty characters, and spicy cedar elements. 

2019 De BORTOLI | villages | tempranillo touriga | heathcote | VIC     VF

plush fruit meets firm tannins with dark cherries, red licorice, full spice. It’s full-on flavour is whipped into a pretty tight tannic mould on the palate.

2019 LA LINEA | tempranillo | adelaide hills | SA

floral aromas, with notes of raspberry, mulberry and cherry, and hints of sage and rosemary. Savoury and complex yet fresh, with distinctive fine tannins

2019 S.C. PANNELL | basso | garnacha | mclaren | SA     BD

fresh-fruit aromas of bright red berries and watermelon, with a touch of rose petal and musk leading on to a plush and juicy palate. It’s youthful, medium-bodied and lively, with a long, succulent finish bolstered by sandy tannins and a hint of dark spice.

2019 ANGOVE | family crest | gsm | mcLaren vale | SA

candied spice cherry and plum aromas intermingle with anise and a hint of vanilla. Cherry, toffee and plum follow on the palate with a soft, full and rounded texture.

2017 HITHER & YON | nero d’avola | mcLaren vale | SA     VF

a light cherry red, with some jubey red fruits and sweet spice, almost like a full-bodied Rose! It’s got a nice herbal whiff as well and a lovely balance.

2016 D’ARENBERG | mencia | mclaren vale | SA     VF | BD

red currants, pomegranate and earth on the nose. The palate is edgy and vibrant, with spicy rhubarb and red berry flavours. The finish is long, fresh and persistent.

BIG REDS:                          

2020 SHERRAH | red et al | grenache shiraz nero d’avola | mclaren vale | SA

Bush vine Grenache stars in this original blend, Shiraz softens the mid palate and Nero brings an Italian twist.

2021 YANGARRA | preservative free | shiraz | mclaren vale | SA

the PF Shiraz is a preservative free, fruit-driven Shiraz that is intentionally produced to be enjoyed as a young wine. The grapes are grown without herbicides, fungicides or synthetic chemicals and no additions of any kind are used in the winemaking process, such as sulphur (preservative), acid, tannin or finings. The PF Shiraz is medium bodied, showcasing fresh and vibrant fruit characters.

2020 KALLESKE | moppa | shiraz | barossa | SA     ORG | BD

deep purple-black in colour, with aromas including blueberry, plum, cinnamon, flowers, black liquorice and a hint of oak.  Full-bodied palate with an expanse of red, blue and black fruits

2018 SHAW & SMITH | shiraz | adelaide hills | SA

medium bodied cool-climate Shiraz, in which balance is more important than power. The 2019 vintage exhibits balance and elegance, with concentrated red and blue fruit, perfumed aromatics and great flow on the palate.

2017 VINDEN ESTATE | basket press | shiraz | hunter valley | NSW

vibrant modern Hunter Shiraz with fine tannin, and red and blue fruits.

2019 GIANT STEPS | syrah carignan grenache | yarra valley | VIC

lush, slurpy red, all dark berries, cola, pepper and sage herbal character. Good perfume, good flavours, good texture which is sandy and swishes with sexy, silty tannins. Long too. The wine feels medium weight, come hither and easy appeal, but dials in some complexity alongside its drinkability.

2018 PENFOLDS | bin 150 marananga shiraz | barossa | SA

deep, dark red in colour, with a nose of lifted spices – cumin, dried fennel, and subtle notes of blueberry and juniper. The palate is highly fruit driven, complimented by a smidgeon of cola flavours.

2019 PENLEY ESTATE | gryphon | cabernet sauvignon merlot | coonawarra | SA  

dark red fruits, notes of mulberries, plum and cherry mingle with a touch of licorice to create a medium-bodied blend with fine, powdery tannins.

2019 SKUTTLEBUTT | cabernet sauvignon | margaret river | WA

soft and supple offering delicious red fruit flavours with a hint of coffee and mocha. Supple and juicy tannins give a gentle grip and pure fruit drive.

2019 WYNNS | the gables | cabernet sauvignon | coonawarra | SA

classic cedar, tobacco and blackberry flavours with soft but succulent acid and superfine tannins. An elegant and detailed expression of Cabernet that is seamless and persistent.

2016 CHARLES MELTON | cabernet sauvignon | barossa | SA

Superb oak, not overpowering, but cedary and complex from fully seasoned uniquely coopered timber. This is overlaid with some dark pastille aromatics and spicy dark marella jube sweetness. A rich, but not massively constructed wine with a balanced palate of fine proportions.