|The dedicated team at Bird in Hand are driven by a determination to grow into one of the world's great wineries. Proprietor Andrew Nugent lives and works among the vines and the winery. Bird In Hand»|
|The highly opportune Pinot Noir vines at Bird In Hand are planted on the site of an ancient gold mine, a godsend of fortuitously fertile soils, magnificent growing conditions for stellar quality Adelaide Hill wines. Fermented in own bottle and aged five years on lees in true Méthode champenoise, the term of extended maturation imparts luxurious biscuit notes, chantilly crème and frais de bois. Bird In Hand»|
|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»|
|Daniel James Wilson would write DJW rules on school book covers, desks, garden edgings and wet concrete whenever the opportunity arose. In 1997 DJW established a small 5½ acre plot of Riesling in the highest and most fertile corner of the family property. Wilson Vineyard»|
|Adelaide Hills make world class Merlot, genteel, velvety wines, solidly structured, brimming with intense lozenge flavours and resonant with exemplary varietal character. Bird in the Hand are without compromise, the most exacting standards of winemaking. Bird In Hand»|
|Tio Pepe is the world's leading Fino, a very pale and dry style of wine made in the southwest of Spain. Produced since 1844 by the Gonzalez family of Jerez, Tio Pepe has a distinctive aroma and a unique taste. Tio Pepe»|
|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»|
|Yealands Seaview Vineyard is exposed to some of the toughest growing conditions in Marlborough, high sunshine and billowing winds wind, cool nights and low rainfalls for a smaller, thicker skinned Pinot Gris of exciting intensity. Fruit from the relatively flat, coastal L6M block, provides a pure mineral elegance to the structural backbone. Yealands Estate»|
|A solid Cabernet Sauvignon with profound structure and vigorous fruit, the essential Coonawarra style, exuding rich bramble, berries and cassis aromas characters over soft, elegant tannins. Extended maturation in the finest French oak contributes to the wine's overall balance and drinkability. Hollick»|
|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»|
|Arras Grand Vintage is a wine of outstanding peerage, fashioned from the fruit of superior sites, enriched by the great complexity of character that follows six years tirage. A tapestry of flavours and aromatics suspended within an elegant mousse, Arras is artisanaly crafted from the noble Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to true Methode traditionelle. Arras»|
|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»|
T'Gallant is the sailor's abbreviation for topgallant, the top sail of square-rigger sailing ships
T'Gallant connotes the peak, the best, the epitome. T'Gallant's winemaking philosophy is the same. Their range of wines exude a vibrant, eccentric personality and an impeccable sense of style. Built on a tradition of exceptional Pinot varieties - Grigio, Gris and Noir - T'Gallant wines support a vision for the creation of great Australian Pinot.
T'Gallant was founded by winemakers Kathleen Quealy and Kevin McCarthy who are leaders in Australian cool climate viticulture and winemaking and pioneers of Australian Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris.The philosophy of Kevin and Kathleen dramatically evolved when they arrived on the Mornington Peninsula in the late 80s. They directed their focus on viticulture, knowing this was the key to making the greatest wine.
T'Gallant have contracted out many vignerons to grow Pinot Gris on the Mornington Peninsula, and have provided the management company that would harmoniously produce the superior vintages they desired. Today, their Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noirs are understated and sensual, relying on excellence in both the vineyard and the winery. T'Gallant Cellar Door, La Baracca Trattoria, tasting and educational area, ensure an enchanting winery and tourism experience. They are sited around the original apple cool store, a rustic, ambient area for visitors.
The T'Gallant winemaking style is expressive. Natural warm fermentations ensure gossamer-like yeast aromas. Each wine is assessed regularly on its journey to the bottle. Reductive characters are blown off with air. Gentle fining when required uses natural proteins and egg white. Blends of vineyards occur after fermentation, however the ultimate destiny of a vineyard's fruit may have been determined many years before.
T'Gallant's diverse range of premium wines and imaginative packaging to match, is showcased on their wall of wine. T'Gallant crafts wines inspired by the cool, maritime climate that ripens grapes to beautiful, intense flavours. There is an authenticity to T'Gallant which has made it one of Australia's most respected producers. Kathleen and Kevin's fearless attitude and individualism ensures they will always stand out from the crowd.