|James Stanley Malpas, born of Willunga, served with the 27th Infantry Battalion AIF during World War I in Gallipoli and France, decorated with the distinguished Military Cross, he returned to McLaren Vale and cleared the land known as Fox Creek. Three quarters old vine Shiraz, a fifth of Cabernet and soupçon of Franc, JSM makes a wine of complexity, substance and panache, it's all luscious fruit, framed by long textural Cabernet tannins, fully integrated and balanced by the patience of nineteen months in the pick of well seasoned oak. Fox Creek»|
|The wines of Shadowfax have gone from strength to strength in a very short space of time, due in no small part to the remarkable quality of fruit. A prolific trophy winner, Shadowfax have achieved the new wave of Chardonnay, refreshingly fruit driven, livelier than it's Victorian siblings, characterised by slatey, flavoursome acidity, a touch of lees complexity and judicious dryness. Shadowfax»|
|Crafted by a rising star of the Padthaway region, recipients South Australian Cabernet Of Year Trophy and runner-up South Australian Wine Of Year. Five generations of viticulture make Browns one of the few family owned labels producing conspicuous local Shiraz. Browns of Padthaway»|
|In commemoration of the year Samual McWilliams planted his first vines, 1877 is a national flagship, crafted from the best fruit of vintage. The choicest parcels of estate grown Shiraz are sourced from superior mature vines on the original McWilliams plantings at Barwang in the Hilltops. McWilliams»|
|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»|
|Scotsdale was acquired by Howard Park as a pastoral property, specifically chosen and planted to make a single vineyard wine. Shiraz is harvested according to flavour with little regard for analytical data. Howard Park»|
|A parcel of the most pristine Adelaide Hills Cabernet Sauvignon tips the scales of this ambitious but remarkably integrated cépage, a generous inclusion of Cabernet Franc contributes savouryness and luscious berry fruit, Merlot, Malbec and Shiraz add complexity and flesh to achieve a well rounded, profoundly enjoyable red wine. Reuben represents a germane accord to a diversity of cuisines, the evocative mix of grapes serve to ingratiate each other as they coalesce into an engaging fusion of exuberance and style.. Paracombe»|
|A vigorous diction of new world Chardonnay, framed within a tasteful veneer of judicious oak, crafted by an artisanal winery that's claimed best white and best red wine trophies, as judged amongst peers at the Mornington Peninsula Vignerons Association. Willow Creek offers a stylishly proportioned palate, finishing as crisp as the maritime winds which enthuse the Peninsula. Willow Creek»|
|Konrad Hengstler discovered Marlborough while traveling through New Zealand in 1987 and was immediately attracted to Sauvignon Blanc. Today Konrad excels at everything Sauvignon Blanc and loves everything Marlborough, his estate wineworks are located in Waihopai Valley at the very heart of Marlborough, it enjoys magnificent views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Konrad»|
|The top shelf in toothsome and dulcetly fragrant, fruit forward frizzante wines, fashioned for those who know what they like and take their Moscato seriously. Brown Brothers make the best Moscato in the land, their dedicated Muscat vineyards have been trained to deliver harvests of the most luscious fruit. Brown Brothers»|
|Capel Vale have played an important role in the establishment of the Western Australian wine industry and the recognition of southwest Australia as a world class winegrowing region. They established their first vines in 1974 after determining that the Capel area, near Geographe Bay, was ideally suited to viticulture. Capel Vale»|
|A single vineyard, strongly terroir wine by maestro Ken Helm AM, from fruit picked off neighbour Al Lustenberger's property, only released under the premium black label if it reaches the highest quality benchmarks. Since 2005 the collaboration of Lustenberger and Helm has claimed more than fourteen trophies. Helm»|
Kahurangi Estate is a New Zealand family owned boutique vineyard specialising in handmade wines
Kahurangi Estate was established in the early 1970s, later acquired in 1998 by the Day family who changed the name to Kahurangi Estate. Kahurangi is the Maori word meaning treasured possession, precious jewel, pale greenstone and blue sky. Kahurangi National Park is New Zealand's newest and second largest national park some 452,000 hectares, situated in the northwest corner of the South Island, best known for its Heaphy Track.
Kahurangi National Park lies adjacent to the village of Upper Moutere which was originally settled by German immigrants who arrived on two ships. The St Pauli in June 1843 and the Skiold in April 1844. At that time the village was named Sarau but was changed to Upper Moutere at a time when many German names in the district were being anglicised following the outbreak of war with Germany. Many ancestors of these early immigrants still farm the area today and German surnames dominate the councils land register for the area.
The Kahurangi Estate vineyard is 33kms from Nelson C.P.O and a 30-minute drive from central Nelson. In terms of closer population areas it lies between Richmond and Motueka being a 15-minute drive from both centres. Kahurangi Estate is a 20 minute drive from Nelson Airport. The property has roads to three sides and is triangular in shape. It consists of 30 acres (12.14 hectares) of land and is boarded by Sunrise Rd, Sunrise Valley Rd and Moutere Highway.
Twenty-six acres are planted in five grape varieties being: - Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurztraminer. All grafted on American rootstock from plantings. During the 1999 Vintage we harvested 114 Tonnes from the Estate. On the remaining four acres are the owners house, a 1400 sq. metre winery complex with a licensed sales and cafe area, large office and boardroom, laboratory and a separate 240sq metre workshop and covered storage area.
As well as producing grapes from its own vineyard Kahurangi also leases a further 30 acre vineyard, which it also manages. The vineyard is located 1km from Kauharangi Estate, on the northern side of the village of Upper Moutere. Plantings consist of Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. There is also a small planting of Monepulciano on the property. Five Oaks comes into full production by 2006 and should produce on average between 90 to 100 tonnes per vintage.
The Winery is a modern facility with the majority of tanks and processing equipment purchased new over the last few years. Much of the equipment is state of the art and assists in achieving the high quality expected from the Kahurangi Brand. With up to 200 tonnes of grapes secured annually from its home block and Five Oaks vineyard, Kahurangi Estate also buys in grapes from selected Nelson growers. Kahurangi has in place a range of contracts to ensure premium supply of grapes from a range of soil types and micro climates. Kahurangi can boast being the 3rd largest winery in the Nelson region, and one of the fastest growing small wineries in New Zealand.
The Village of Upper Moutere is 33 kms and 35 minutes drive away from Nelson, only 15 minutes away from both Richmond and Motueka. The Cottage is in the centre of Nelson's boutique wine trail and has 7 other wineries within 10 kms of Kahurangi Estate. It is also situated along Nelsons' art and craft trail. The cellar door is open seven days from August through to the end of May for wine tastings. A selection of exclusive Kahurangi Wines, French Cognac, Australian Wine and French Wines are also available in the Cellar Room.