REDBANK | prosecco | king valley | VIC VF
delicious crisp apple and pear with bright lemon & a light creaminess
2021 WICKS ESTATE | chardonnay pinot noir | adelaide Hills | SA
delicious crisp apple and white peach finishing with a light strawberry from the pinot noir.
2021 GEMTREE | pet nat | grenache | mclaren vale | SA VF | ORG | BD
smashing little pet nat, that everything a pet nat should be. Funky but fruit driven at the same time, strawberry from the grenache carries through as fruity, zesty and crisp
CLOVER HILL | cuvée | chardonnay pinot noir meunier | TAS
fresh & vibrant finish with hints of crisp apple, lime, 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
2021 SIDEWOODS ESTATE | pinot noir | Australia VF
zippy cherry , peach and strawberry with a hint of yeast brioche. Pale pink in colour and absolutely delicious.
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.
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 4 | riesling | eden valley | SA
classic Eden valley riesling – slate-like minerality running beneath the punchy flavours of lime cordial and white elderberry
2019 HOWARD PARK | mt barker | riesling | great southern | WA
lively citrus zest and green pear, the rich lemon curd and quince build on the palate which is textured with a soft, talcy mineral note and driven by the line of fine citrus acidity.
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.
2022 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
crisp green and red apples and gooseberries, white stone fruit characters, underpinned by notes of citrus and a chalky acidity.
2021 SMALL VICTORIES WINE CO | pinot gris | adelaide hills | SA
lively fresh pear and apple, delicate florals that move to a creamy texture with a vibrant hit of acid. fun and delicious.
2021 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.
2020 TIDE CHASER | shottesbrooke | chardonnay | adelaide hills | SA
elegant nectarine and grapefruit typical of Adelaide Hills Chardonnay.
2016 PIPERS BROOK | chardonnay | pipers river | TAS
White peach, nectarine and underlying citrus pith are at the fore, with hints of mineral, grilled nuts and oak adding complexity.
2019 GIANT STEPS | sexton vineyard | chardonnay | yarra valley | VIC
backbone of acidity, stone-fruit pithy finish, and some flinty minerality.
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.
2021 GEMTREE | luna de fresa | tempranillo grenache | mclaren vale | SA VF | ORG | BD
strawberry & cherry are prominent with hints of lychee. The wine is soft, textural and easy drinking. Dare I say it, smashable
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.
2021 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.
95 points Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion – Published 19 April 2022
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.
96 points – Phillip Rich
2020 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.
2021 HITHER & YON | tempranillo | mclaren vale | SA
purple fruit flavours notes of choc-cherry mulberry, and hints of sage and rosemary. Smooth and bright with tight tannin and good acid.
2019 S.C. PANNELL | basso | garnacha | mclaren vale | 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 PROTERO | barbera | mclaren vale | SA
refreshing, deliciously medium bodied with loads of pink fruit and cherry compote. Bay leaf and subtle spice give rise to an umami finish. Great red for Darwin’s climate.
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.
2021 ZONTE’S FOOTSTEP | violet beauregard | malbec | langhorne creek | SA VF
medium palate with abundance of primary blue fruits, think blueberries, with black plums, cocoa powder with intriguing savoury notes. The finish lingers yet is soft and supple.
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.
95 point James Halliday, 01 August 2018, www.winecompanion.com.au
2016 D’ARENBERG | the custodian | grenache | mclaren vale | SA VF | BD
medium bodied with more of those red fruits, pomegranate, and rhubarb. A little on the ripe side, with some green edges. For those new to Grenache, a really good example to get accompied.
94 Halliday Points
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
2020 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.
“It’s hard to put it down. So I didn’t.” 95 points – Jane Faulkner
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.
96 Points – Andrew Caillard MW
2019 SHOTTESBROOKE | cabernet sangoivese | mclaren | SA
teases the senses with sweet smoky spice, cassis and a twist of orange.
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.
2018 BLUE PYRENEES | estate red | cabernet sauvignon merlot Malbec | pyrenees | VIC
The palate of this blended red is framed by abundant yet integrated fine grain tannins, and delivers a traditional old world style, with lingering fresh berry and choc-mint flavours
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.
2021 WYNNS | the sidings | 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.
2018 GRANT BURGE | carryon park | cabernet sauvignon | barossa | SA
all the cassis, spice and licorice that you’d want from an intense, velvety cabernet sauvignon