|Majella are one of the most highly awarded small wineries in Australia, the inaugural release of The Musician was met with unprecedented critical acclaim. In the tradition of the most salubrious Coonawarra vineyards, the Majella property was used extensively for grazing before being planted to vine. Majella»|
|A vineyard of some historical import, Bernoota is the original block, planted to the Follett family homestead along the banks of River Bremer, two decades before federation. A splendid construct of Langhorne Creek Shiraz Cabernet, selected from old vines around the distinguished Follett family vineyard, perennially released to resounding accolades. Lake Breeze»|
|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»|
|The uncompromising pursuit of excellence brings the Yealands team to the extreme viticultural climes of Gibbston Valley in Central Otago. It is here under the frigid cloudless night skies that Pinot Noir vines, planted to undulating granite schist soils, struggle to yield harvests of parched grapes, redolent with cherry berry perfumes, bursting with an intensity of flavour and wrapped in a muslin of seamless, velvet tannins. Yealands Estate»|
|The Daisy Hill district thrived throughout the 1850s, due to its location along the main route to and from gold fields. The Amherst property sits atop old alluvial tailings, ancient diggings can still be seen around the property dressed in rich quartz soils. Amherst»|
|Brookland Valley Estate made a conspiuous impression through their stirling efforts at Cabernet Merlot when they claimed several significant trophies, including the hotly contested Qantas Best Wine of Show. Expressing fully the generous palate structure and aromatic richness of the stylish Margaret River Cab Merlot accord, beautifully perfumed, bramble flavoured wine, brimming with the quality and elegance which has earned Brookland Valley Estate a five star reputation. Brookland Valley»|
|Excellent Langtons Classification. Winner of Australia's most coveted award, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy for vintage 1992, Elderton are one of the nation's great icon winemakers. Elderton»|
|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»|
|One of the new world's most exclusive, ancient vineyard wines, awaited annually by the most discerning Shiraz enthusiasts around the globe. Only ever bottled in the finest vintages, fruit is sourced from the superior Ahrens Vineyard at Lyndoch and the historic Moorooroo site at Jacobs Creek, which for more than 120 years, ended up with Orlando. Schild Estate»|
|Gold Medal Winner at the highly prestigious London International Wine Challenge! The taste is very sweet, smooth, pronounced and delicous, just like dried raisins or rich tawny grape juice. Serve at cool room temperature with fine desserts, pastries and cake, pour liberally over the best quality ice creams. Lustau»|
|Brothers In Arms are made from the finest Langhorne Creek fruit. The excellence of the brand came to the attention of connoisseurs around the world, Brothers In Arms were ultimately awarded the prestigious George Mackay Trophy for Australia's greatest export. Brothers in Arms»|
|An assemblage of clones MV6 Pinot Noir from the Mount Gisborne vineyard at Macedon, alongside Pinot clone D5V12 from Chanter’s Ridge at Woodend. A mix of whole bunches and gently destemmed fruit are treated to a traditional, wild indegenous yeast open top ferment, hand plunged thrice daily, befor pressing to French oak hogsheads for completion of malolactic and fourteen months maturation. Bress»|
Find Corymbia under the Marri tree, the perfect conditions for growing grapes. Drinking them too
Over 100 years of experience in West Australian winemaking. Their history is rich and their expertise is unique, both are paired with a passion for flavoursome, expressive and drinkable wines. The Corymbia family tree is as strong as the vines they grow, and each generation has left their mark on the industry. One of the first on the scene, the Mann family established vineyards, created wines and shared drops along the way. They’ve learned from the past; from Mr Jack Mann who made great wines because he understood how to grow great fruit. Inspired by his innovative methods and optimism, Corymbia have taken a leaf out of the family book. A leaf which has flourished and grown into an inspiring legacy. Every vineyard that Corymbia operate feature the Marri tree. So, each wine you drink now and in the future, will be grown under the finest conditions.
A good bottle begins with a good grape. Known to winemakers and drinkers alike, the selection of suitable soils is paramount to growing desirable grapes great wine. So where to grow wine grapes? At the same place where the Marri trees and Redgums grow. Here, the soils are optimal for growing grapes. Corymbia know from generations of experience. It is under the Gums where the vine roots penetrate the depth of soil to lock in summer moisture. To ensure the health of the environment and Corymbia's vines, there needs to be a balance of flora and fauna, fungi, bacterium and yeast. These elements all interact positively and negatively. The ultimate success of their wines comes down to the positive interactions between nature's many partners.
Nature’s good at keeping busy. Late in summer, a small green bird called a silvereye, swoop on the grapes to receive their sugar fix. Corymbia employ exclusion netting to cover their vineyards, protecting the grapes by keeping the birds at bay. The harvests are preserved and your favourite glass of Corymbia is waiting for you.
The fermenting wines attract another local pest, the vinegar fly. They’re kept at bay by lively fantail birds which chirp and twitter around the Corymbia cellars, chasing down and consuming the pestilent vinegar flies. Sitting at the edge of fermenters, they stake the place out and catch any errant insect they find. They are winged heroes.
Let's take it inside, where the Corymbia cellars are kept in the best condition. This is where all the natural fermentations happen. Corymbia use the indigenous yeast grown in their organically farmed vineyards. The indigenous yeasts from the vineyard interact with the resident yeast in the winery to achieve a highly unique vinification. Ferments are conducted in small batches, so that every bottle, each glass and every drop has been personally and naturally created. Corymbia wines express the site whence they were sourced.
Grapes are all picked by hand, a highly zealous sorting of fruit is crucial. Ferments are all natural, there are no finer living yeasts than the natives of Swan Valley and Margaret River. A judicious treatment of oak ensures the fruit is allowed to speak. There's nothing that can be done in the winemaking to better what's grown in the vineyard. All the natural conditions of the land, the geology and history, husbandry, clone, climate and conversation. It’s subtle, but you can taste it. They make the best wine by growing the best fruit, uncomplicated and respectful of nature. By listening to the earth and working with the elements to make the finest harvest. That’s the nature of wine. We can all drink to that.