|Pinot Meunier like no other, certainly the most distinguished bottling of its kind anywhere in the new world. Mostly old vine Concongella Pinot Meuniere, from grapes picked off parcels established 1970, with the inclusion of a priceless component of ancient vines 1868 Pinot Noir. Bests»|
|What fine Riesling Clare Valley does make, internationally recognized for wines of immaculate fruit character and delicate pastoral charm. Reillys manage many of Clare Valley's most exquisite vineyards, they bring a range of the most satisfying and approachable wines to enthusiasts with every vintage. Reillys»|
|This enduring flagship wine can boast twenty trophys and over seventy gold medals throughout its illustrious history. Penley Steyning captures and enhances the excellence in first growth Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, highlighted by rich berry tones, superior length and layers of intense flavour, a wine which achieves perfect harmony between massive intensity of fruit, mouth filling grape tannins and elegant acids. Penley Estate»|
|Pietro D’orsa found work in Australia as a winegrower circa 1868, quenching the thirst of miners during the Victorian gold rush. Several generations later, Pietro's progeny returned to viticulture. Sanguine»|
|Bleasdale are Australia's second oldest family owned winery, established 1850 by English migrant Frank Potts. Potts built much of Adelaide's early colonial works before settling down to his homestead at Langhorne Creek. Bleasdale»|
|Whole bunches and oak barrel ferments, the costly extravagance of three years tirage on sedimentery yeast lees, each bottle individually riddled by hand, disgorged and sent to cellar for the ultimate indulgence of extra age before release, Pamela is the zenith of the sparkling winemaker's art. Her luxurious effervescence exudes brioche, tarte tatin and French boulangere, her creamy textural mousse unravelling ribbons of rich yeasty autolysis, crème caramel and baked fruits. Wicks»|
|Leasingham have remained at the fore of Clare Valley viticulture, making great wine since 1895. They have since established an endowment of the region's most auspicious vineyards. Leasingham»|
|The Lovedale district of Hunter Valley is synonymous with world class Semillon. Resolved to make a transition from mining to wining, the De Iuliis family acquired a grazing property along Lovedale Road and established vines in the early 1990s. De Iuliis»|
|Richard Bailey planted one of the first Glenrowan vineyards in the 1860s. The Bailey estate survived the downturn of the Victorian gold rush, the ravages of phylloxera and excesses of the Kelly gang, it endures to this day, producing some of the nation's most intensely flavoured and historically significant wine. Baileys Glenrowan»|
|A Shiraz of power and elegance, Heathcote Estate claimed a significant gold medal at the prestigious London International. Inspired by the amazing depth and character of Terra Rosa Shiraz, the Bialkower and Kirby families determined the most idyllic location to propogate vines for an ultra premium Shiraz to rival Australia's finest. Heathcote Estate»|
|Earnscleugh Valley was the site of a gold rush in the 1860s, the industrious miners dug a watercourse through the valley which today serves to nourish the world's southernmost appellation of Pinot Noir. The Last Chance is a small scenic terrace, planted to a special Burgundy clone of Pinot Noir which yields a magnificently structured, generously proportioned wine. Two Paddocks»|
|White Label is a McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon of the highest eminence, having been nominated for the George Mackey Memorial Trophy, awarded to the most outstanding Australian export. Crafted from fruit grown to some of the oldest vines at Pirramimma and McLaren Vale, it has twice claimed Gold in San Francisco and competed well against a formidable host of distinguished growths at the prestigious London International. Pirramimma»|
Barrington's wine can truly gladden the heart and change the nature of the person, it will beguile the wise, make the serious to frolic, make the saddened wear a smile
The first vines at Barringwood’s original Lower Barrington vineyard were planted on the site of a working sawmill in 1993. In 2012 Vanessa and Neville Bagot were visiting Vanessa’s beloved home state from their home in Sydney when they were made aware that Barringwood Park Vineyard (as it was then called) was for sale. A single visit to the stunning site along with wine tasting captivated them, perhaps it is too simplistic to say they liked the wine so much they bought the vineyard, but it’s not too far from the mark. While the purchase of the vineyard was really intended as a charming distraction from their busy professional lives in Sydney, the reality has been quite different. The distraction rapidly became an obsession, particularly for Vanessa who has truly found her passion. Indeed she is never happier than when she is hand pruning in the dead of winter.
This passion along with a belief in a very bright future for the Tasmanian wine industry have lead Vanessa and Neville to invest in and develop two greenfield sites, one in Cranbrook on the East Coast and one on the outskirts of Evandale. A total of 33 hectares of vines were planted across the two sites in 2016, with further planting planned. Along with the orginal vineyard in Lower Barrington, Barringwood has planted two new vineyards in Evandale and Cranbrook. All the vineyard operations focus on producing low yields of premium grapes, the key to achieving this is an unwavering attention to detail. Vines are trained on a combination of vertical shoot positioned (VSP) trellising and a modified Scott Henry. Hand pruned and hand picked and use minimal drip irrigation. Preventative management strategies for pests and diseases to minimise the use of chemical.
Barringwood's Lower Barrington vineyard is located on a steep north facing slope over looking the Don Valley toward Bass Strait. The site rises to an elevation of 276m. A long mild growing season perfectly suited to creating premium quality fruit from the classic cool climate varieties of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay, as well as the more usual Pinot Muenier and the exotic Schönburger.
Evandale is a gently rolling 120 hectare site located on the Northern outskirts of the historic town of Evandale near Launceston. Planting was commenced in 2016 with 20 hectares of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Gris. The second stage of this development added further hectares. Planted to the site of an historic super fine merino farm established in 1840, Barrington's East Coast vineyard was developed in 2016 with the planting of nine hectares of Pinot Noir.
From the very first vintages Barringwood wines have gained acclaim and continue to do so. The vineyard has been awarded 5 stars by James Halliday for each of the past four years and in a recent Winestate Magazine Tasmanian regional tasting Barringwood Pinot Gris, Mill Block Pinot Noir and Schonburger were all the highest rated wines in their categories. The Schonburger went on to win 2015 Winestate Wine of the Year in the alternative whites category. All aspects of the operation are hands on. A great passion for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay is at the core, mainly in the drinking of it. A truly challenging way to enjoy your favourite pastime, planting vines and farming the vineyard, picking your own grapes and making the wine itself. Waiting until it ages and opening the bottle only when it's ready. It's a labour of love but the effort is well worth the rewards. Barringwood vineyards will continue to produce truly stunning wine.