|Given the scarcity of Best's prestige, limited release, old vineyard icons, Bin #1 affords enthusiasts their first taste of the Great Western Shiraz style and leaves them eager to discover more. A classic, cool climate, aromatic wine, floral and spicy, peppery and elegant, retaining vital Great Western fruit character. Bests»|
|Twice Gold Medal Challenge International du Vin! Moscatel and Gewürtztraminer grapes, grown to estate vineyards on the mountains of the Upper Penedes, form the backbone of fruit for Viña Esmeralda, a delicate but strunningly fragrant wine. The dry fig and raisin characters of Moscatel de Alejandría give Esmerelda it's luscious and flavourful palate, fleshed out by the orange of Frontignac or Moscatel de Grano Menudo as the Spanish say, further enhanced by the complex aromaticness and spice of the vivacious Traminer.. Torres»|
|The wines of Wignall were met with resounding success from the first release, inaugural vintages saw amazing results, attracting conspicuous gold medal and trophy victories. Fruit driven and voluptuous to drink, Wignall have refined the style of their Albany grown Cabernet Merlot to be perfect for today's palates. Wignalls»|
|A passionate, family owned and operated winery who've been rewarded with highly coveted Royal Melbourne Gold for their impressive Langhorne Creek reds. Temple Bruer have been waving the magic wand with their brilliant efforts at Merlot, scoring further medals at the Small Winemakers and Rutherglen Wine Shows. Temple Bruer»|
|Stephen Pannell is one of Australia's most decorated winemakers, Jimmy Watson and twice Max Schubert Trophy winner, London International Winemaker of Year and Chairman National Wine Show. He found time in between tours of duty at Wirra Wirra, Tintara and BRL Hardy, to do vintage in Burgundy, at the illustrious Mouton Rothschild and amongst the grand old vines of Barolo. SC Pannell»|
|A collation of superior vineyard parcels, crafted by a boutique estate which has been recognized as one of Australia's leading wineries. Clonakilla is dedicated to making distinctive, handcrafted wines, only ever released in limited quantities, anything by Clonakilla can be hard to find, but they are worth the search. Clonakilla»|
|Coriole is one of McLaren Vale's most eminent, artisanal estates. Consecutive vintages of Coriole Shiraz have claimed a remarkable back to back San Francisco Double Gold. Coriole»|
|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»|
|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»|
|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»|
|The marvelous S1 block is a sheltered, relatively warm site within the splendid vistas of Seaview Vineyard, on a north facing plateau at 160m above sea level, refreshed by maritime winds that blow in from the Cludy Bay coast. Fruit is crushed and destemmed, chilled and gently pressed, the clearest juices are racked off for a long, cool ferment to capture the full opulence of S1 vineyard grapes on the vine. Yealands 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 Estate's inaugural release was universally embraced by enthusiasts of fine Heathcote Shiraz, the entire vintage sold out within a week. Sanguine»|
The Sally's Paddock Wineworks were established by Neill and Sally Robb in the Pyrenees region of Central Victoria in 1973
Sally's Paddock is a distinctly Australian winemaking and culinarily focussed estate, named after the small town situated three kilometers to the north, two hours north-west of Melbourne at the heart of the Pyrenees rangea. Sally's Paddock has established a reputation for producing wines of excellent quality, consistency and value. Neill and Sally originally planted the estate to Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec, today there are forty five acres under vine, producing extremely high quality grapes. After more than thirty years in the wine business, Sally's Paddock continues to be wholly owned and operated by Neill and Sally Robb.
The Sally's Paddock cuvee is the jewel in the Sally's Paddock crown. Named after winemaker Neill Robb's wife, Sally's Paddock is handcrafted from a single non-irrigated vineyard at Sally's Paddock and is entirely estate grown and bottled. It is universally regarded as one of Australia's classic red wines. The unique combination of soil type, cool-mild climatic characteristics and un-irrigated traditional culture vineyards produce low yield grapes of high intensity, colour and flavour in the classic Pyrenees style. Sally's Paddock has been proudly listed as Distinguished, in the Langton's Classification of Australian Wine, since the catalogue's inception. Langton's Classification is now a cornerstone of the ultra-fine Australian wine market, based on the actual buying patterns of their clients, it transcends personal agendas, pompous glorifications and endless accolades.
Sally's Hill is another flagship wine made at Sally's Paddock, hand picked from the vineyards surrounding Hundred Tree Homestead on Sally's Hill including the famous Sally's Paddock vineyard. This exceptional varietal wine reflects the wonderful idiosyncratic characters and flavours of Sally's Paddock grapes, and the unique style of Sally's Paddock. Made in small batches, hand punched, wild yeast fermented and basket pressed, these wines truly express the potential of single varieties from un-irrigated vines, planted in 1973.
The exciting range of Hundred Tree Hill wines are also grown at vineyards around the Pyrenees, and crafted at the Sally's Paddock. Handcrafted from estate grown, and other local small vineyards within the Pyrenees region, the exclusive Hundred Tree Hill range is currently only available via cellar door and through export sales.
In 1975, using local century-old hand made red bricks, Neill built a steep-gabled winery, known as Sally's Paddock, and a colonial style home. This today provides a fabulous ambiance to taste the wines and also enjoy the delicious hand made dishes, at the Flying Pig Deli. The Flying Pig Deli is a result of the creative ideas of Neill and the fabulous culinary skills of Sally. It is a great eat-in spot much more than just a deli including delights such as Neill's smoked lamb, ploughman's platter, specialty cheese selections, fantastic espresso coffee and Sally's home made cakes prepared with care using quality ingredients. At Sally's Paddock the cellar door is open every day, welcoming everyone to the heart of the Pyrenees.
Sally's Paddock has brought it's estate grown, handcrafted wines to the world, placing the Pyrenees region on the global map for many recent discoverers of award winning Australian wines
"The vines are established on alluvial gravels over rich friable red clay soils at an altitude of 420 metres. The wines are on the elegant side, although they can show plenty of blackcurrant pastille and cedar wood aromas, palate richness, underlying oak and fine, grippy tannins. Sally's Paddock is a blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc a palette of aromas and textures woven together without any variety dominating the wine. It is made with a laissez-faire approach and maturation takes place in a combination of new (60-70%) French and American oak puncheons" -Langtons.com.au