|Longview is one of the most highly awarded wineries in Adelaide Hills, having claimed multi trophies and medals at the Adelaide Hills Wine Show. The predominantly northeast facing slopes and valleys, combined with the cool climate of the Adelaide Hills and superior winemaking practices, have produced outstanding vintages. Longview»|
|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»|
|A collation of superior parcels from the Serafino estate vineyards in McLaren Vale, vinified in small, open top fermenters, pumped over twice daily for optimal extraction, pressed into French and American oak hogsheads for a luxurious twenty months maturation. Magnitude's mocha and mulberry spice nose precedes a full bodied palate of intense red berry fruits, sublimely integrated oak and mocha chocolate richness, all supported by an exquisite length over a carriage of supple, velvetine tannins.. Serafino»|
|This enduring flagship wine can boast twenty trophys and over seventy gold medals throughout its illustrious history. Penley Steyning captures and enhances the excellence in first growth Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, highlighted by rich berry tones, superior length and layers of intense flavour, a wine which achieves perfect harmony between massive intensity of fruit, mouth filling grape tannins and elegant acids. Penley Estate»|
|After twenty years of the most distinguished winemaking, having amassed over sixty trophies and three hundred gold, including a Jimmy Watson and twice International Red Wine Maker of Year, David O'Leary and Nick Walker came home to classic Watervale soils. The superior Grace dry grown Vineyard is hand pruned and hand picked, relying fully on natural rainfall. OLeary Walker»|
|Saint Clair continue to deliver Marlborough's most internationally lauded Sauvignon Blanc. The winemaking team are on a perpetual odyssey, to isolate and retain Marlborough's finest harvests, capable of producing wines with intense regionality. Saint Clair»|
|Rob Sticks Dolan's career in the wine industry began under the tutelage of Greg Clayfield and John Vickery at the enduring Rouge Homme. Dolan established his affinity for Pinot Noir on the international stage when he claimed the prestigious Bouchard-Finlayson Trophy for Champion Pinot Noir at the prestigious London International. Sticks»|
|When Johann Gramp planted his vines along the banks of Jacob's Creek in 1847, he was less preoccupied with the making of history but more concerned with the selection of rootstock and fruit, his choice was Shiraz. Jacobs Creek still retain access to some of the oldest vines in Australia and can call on harvests of the finest Barossa Shiraz every year. Jacobs Creek»|
|Classically structured with a well established estate styling, Hunter's have won more than 100 gold at international wine competitions, including Marquis de Goulaine Trophy for Best Sauvignon Blanc in the World at the International Wine & Spirit Competition. Jane Hunter is a highly qualified viticulturist with a long family history of wine growing, she worked closely with eminent Australian oenologist Dr Tony Jordan to achieve the quality of harvests which are benchmarks in the world of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.. Hunters»|
|John Glaetzer is the winemaker behind Australia's most legendary sequence of Jimmy Watson Trophy winning vintages. Langhorne Creek is a place of spectacular editions Cabernet Sauvignon, powerfully structured, beautifully aromatic wines of edifying regional eloquence, gorgeous dark fruit flavours and lusciously gummy tannins. Gipsie Jack»|
|A rigorous tasting selection of the best barrels Malbec from a superior Langhorne Creek site, only ever made to small batch techniques in the most exceptional vintage years. Fruit is destemmed and open fermented, pumped over four times daily and pressed into a selection of well seasoned French oak puncheons for malolactic and a year's maturation. Bleasdale»|
|Lenton Brae can justifiably claim to be one of Margaret River's leading proponents of the ebullient fusion between Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, having claimed multi trophies and gold medals for the style at regional, state and national competitions. The site was chosen after a chance conversation with the owner of Moss Wood who mentioned that the soils were uniformly excellent and equal to those of the eminent vineyard nearby. Lenton Brae»|
Wine By Brad
Wine By Brad
Wine by Brad is a fresh and funky wine producer from the Margaret River wine region of Western Australia
In 2003 a couple of influential winemakers and shadowy ruffians decided there was some fun to be had by putting together some pretty neat parcels of fruit from the region, creating their own label, releasing it with minimal fuss, and then remaining anonymous until the dust settles. Brad is the public face. He's the guy who makes all the decisions. He embodies the grower, maker and marketer, and he enjoys a drop too. There's a little bit of Brad inhabiting all of us to some degree. Some say he is a mythical figure but we dispute this vehemently! He is the guy we have chosen to represent every aspect of our wine. This wine is Brad. With a CV that includes some of the legends of Margaret River wine (Leeuwin Estate, Xanadu) he was a natural to deal with the day-to-day driving of the Brad bus. And he was the only guy called Brad that wanted the job.
As best as possible, Brad wines are made to convey Margaret River regionality, a true expression of the varieties and styles that say Margaret River. But hey, above all Brad thinks these wines provide excellent drinkability for your money in an increasingly crowded world of wine. Among the shadowy figures referred to earlier there is one identity that can be safely revealed. Local guy Brad Wehr is CEB (Chief Executive Brad). He has been involved in the wine industry on Margaret River since 1989 when he jumped the fence at the annual Leeuwin Estate concert to catch a blinding Ray Charles performance.
In 2007, following the success of his new label, Brad took a huge leap into the super premium arena with Mantra. Sourcing fruit from Margaret River growers and single vineyard estates, Brad has created small batches of super quality wines under stylish new packaging. So, with a loose master plan and oozing confidence (safely behind the face of Brad), the guys behind the label are pleased to present to you, the Wine by Brad and Mantra series.
There's a little bit of Brad inhabiting all of us to some degree
All wines by Brad use screw cap seals because the guys care about the quality of your wine. Studies by the Australian Wine Research Institute, and research undertaken by wine writers such as Tyson Stelzer, have clearly found that the most safe and effective seal currently available is the screw cap. Wine by Brad is your reward. You know you want it. You know you love it. Goodness knows you've earned it. I mean how hard do you work? Well, pack the day away and revel in a glass of rich and lush Margaret River.
Semillon Sauvignon Blanc is the ultimate white blend. You know you want it. You know you love it. In anyone's language Semillon Sauvignon Blanc is a mouthful. From here on we shall call it Sem Sav. This one has the usual tropical pineapple and passionfruit elements, wrapped neatly in scrummy citrus flavours, providing the purrrfect summer cleanser. The fruit comes out of southern Margaret River vineyards. Cool for cats. Chill it, crack it, chug it - with summer salads and seafood and spicy fusion.
Cabernet is the red variety of Margaret River. You'll get some arguments from the shiraz dudes but don't pay any attention. There's nothing better than rich, dark chocolate and dense blackcurrant with a touch of mint rounded out by some stylish French oak. Add a touch of red berried Merlot to flesh it out and Cabernet Merlot by Brad is hard to beat. With fruit sourced from vineyards in the south of the Margaret River region, Brad reckons this is pretty smart stuff. Cab Merlot is classy says Brad. This is gonna do great things this year and you should get some. So is the Wine by Brad Rose. Pretty and pink. Inviting aromas of pot pourri and pear, fragrant redcurrants and raspberry coulis draw you in to the pink charms. The palate reveals a lush and creamy texture with redberried flavours, eastern spices - cardamom and cinnamon - and a long finish. Pink is perfect says Becky. Perfect for picnics, parties, or pleasant afternoons on the porch. Check out the vibrant colour. Enjoy the fragrant aromas of cherry, spring blossom and spice.
t's simple really. With a gurgle and a splash the worries of the day are swept away. Secrets are revealed in the tropical pungent vibrancy in your glass. Isn't that better? Revelation – this is your mantra. Everything you need in Margaret River Chardonnay is here in it’s abundant glory! A touch of sweet vanillan oak wraps it up. A challenging day. Close your eyes and imagine. Invoke the rich, ripe fruits of Margaret River chardonnay. Lift the glass to your lips. And taste. Invocation – this is your mantra. There are goals to which you aspire - results for your endeavours, the realisation of dreams. But in striving for these, where have the minutes, hours and days gone? How do you feel right now? Savour the moment. The journey is the destination. Enjoy...