|Blackjack has claimed the eminent M.Chapoutier Trophy for Best Shiraz at the prestigious Le Concours des Vinson on no fewer than three occasions. Block 6 is a superior parcel of distinguished vines, renowned within the Bendigo district for producing a very high quality, intensely fruit driven Shiraz. Blackjack»|
|Since inaugural release, Howard Park Chardonnay has wowed wine judges and reviewers internationally. It was awarded Best White Trophy at the Tri-National Wine Challenge, Gold Medal at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles and Blue Gold at the Sydney International, two years in a row. Howard Park»|
|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»|
|A classic, bone-dry flor style of great finesse, produced using the traditional Solera system, the finest example of its style in Australia. Fragrantly lifted and refined with a lively intensity of flavour, it is best served chilled as the ideal aperitif. Seppeltsfield»|
|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»|
|Pete Yealands is a natural viticulturalist, happiest at work on the land, he has established many of Marlborough's most splendid vineyards. Single site Awatere Pinot Noir from an exposed terrace on the upper ridge of Seaview Vineyard, planted to some marvelous Dijon clones. Yealands Estate»|
|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»|
|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»|
|Thorn-Clarke are one of the Braossa's most salubrious grower families, by appointment to Australia's most recognized brands. Thely can be proud of six generations in Barossa viticulture, a timeless source of Shiraz for the nation's most memorable vintages. Thorn Clarke»|
|Howard Park is internationally feted as one of the new world's great Riesling wines, achieving superstar status after claiming gold at the prestigious London International. Fruit is grown to some of the most elevated vineyards around Mount Barker and the Porongurups, nourished by a continental pattern of warm days and cold nights, which translate into vibrant fruit exhibiting zest and super fine citric minerality. Howard Park»|
|The signs came very early that Pertaringa was growing an exceptional quality of Shiraz, trading much of their early vintages to Hardy Wines. Over The Top is a reference to the Pertaringa pursuit of excellence, delivering a taste of McLaren Vale to the enthusiast in demand of superior Shiraz. Pertaringa»|
|Perfect balance in wine cannot be manufactured, it occurs naturally. Gemtree achieves this elusive idyll. Gemtree»|
The Seabrook Family have been part of the Australian wine business since 1878, starting one of the country’s most respected wine companies W.J Seabrook & Son
Seabrook Wines is an artisan winemaker who works with growers to source exceptional fruit from the top regions around Australia and make premium wine to sell both domestically and into the international market. The business is family owned and operated out of the Barossa Valley where their estate vineyard and winery is located at the base of Menglers Hill in Tanunda. Since their first vintage in 2005 Seabrook wines have been awarded Haliday’s 5 star rating for the winery as well as several wine show medals.
WJ Seabrook started a wine brokers business in Melbourne back in 1878 assessing wine from many regions of Australia. His son T.C. followed his father as an acclaimed judge for 35 years and began working at the family wine business. Typically, the trade was in hogsheads, but wicker-covered, ceramic demijohns and special bottles of wine were also sold direct to the public.
After 1940 W. J. Seabrook & Son evolved more along the lines of a classic English wine merchant. The firm imported and exported wines, and began to produce it’s own blends under the Seabrook label. T.C.’s son, Doug continued in the family wine business and was chairman of judges at the RMWS for more than 30 years. Doug’s son, Iain took the family baton and worked in the family business from 1964. Douglas, who suffered from the effects of poliomyelitis, sold the family business in 1976 and retired, but this was not the end of Seabrook wines.
Seabrook Wines re-launced itself in 2005 after several years lying dormant. Fifth generation winemaker, Hamish Seabrook has revitalised the old 1878 family label and as his forefathers did, is hand sourcing fruit from some of the best regions Australia has to offer, which to date includes shiraz from both the Pyrenees in Victoria and the Barossa Valley, South Australia.
Hamish studied winemaking at Roseworthy and has worked as winemaker at Bests Wines Great Western, Senior Winemaker/winery manager at Brown Brothers Milawa, and is currently working as winemaker at Dorrien Estate in the Barossa as well as managing Seabrook wines with his wife Joanne.
Hamish is the proud recipient of the Dux Len Evans Tutorial and judges regularly at several shows around Australia including the Royal Melbourne Wine Show, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Rutherglen, Seymour, and several additional regional shows. The Seabrook Clan have set an all-Australian record in wine judging at Royal Melbourne Wine Show with five generations as a wine judge, three of which have served as chairman of judges.