|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»|
|Enthused by a consuming desire to make great wine, Andrew Nugent honed his craft as viticulturalist and winemaker amongst the vines of McLaren Vale before returning to the Adelaide Hills, where he established his very own wineworks at Woodside. Hand crafted from fruit grown to mineral rich soils above the historic Bird in Hand gold mine, a pure Pinot Noir with superb effervescence, dominated by red berry characters, adorned by a lift of stonefruits and floral.. Bird In Hand»|
|Brookland Valley Estate made a conspiuous impression through their stirling efforts at Cabernet Merlot when they claimed several significant trophies, including the hotly contested Qantas Best Wine of Show. Expressing fully the generous palate structure and aromatic richness of the stylish Margaret River Cab Merlot accord, beautifully perfumed, bramble flavoured wine, brimming with the quality and elegance which has earned Brookland Valley Estate a five star reputation. Brookland Valley»|
|From one of the oldest productive blocks of Marsanne in the world, an opulent white wine of remarkable complexity. The pick of fruit from this very special patch of ancient vines is crafted into a wine that's built to age beautifully in bottle, initially brooding and water white, evolving luxurious caramelled characters while unravelling layers of flavour. Tahbilk»|
|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»|
|Meshach William Burge 1843-1942, was Grant's great grandfather, a central figure in establishing the Burge vineyards and estate. He was eleven years of age when his family moved from Wiltshire to the Barossa, where he toiled to develop what has grown into a thriving viticultural, wheat and sheep property near Lyndoch. Grant Burge»|
|A wine of pure Barossa fruit by a master who loves Shiraz and is devoted to the valley he calls home. Grant Burge has been awarded every major trophy and medal in Australia, including the Montgomery, Stodart, Brisbane Club and Jimmy Watson. Grant Burge»|
|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»|
|Enter Brokenwood's response to the modern day enthusiasm for finely structured Chardonnay with more balance, lower phenolics and judicious oak. Established 1988 on the of brisk altitudes of the Orange uplands, Forest Edge’Vineyard gives its fruit to a regimen of whole bunches and wild ferments in a mix of new and seasoned French oak, powered by the splendid complexity achieved through indigenous yeasts and lees sediment battonage, its creamy mealyness makes Brokenwood the ideal accompaniement to west coast marron, truffled spatchcock or bugs mornay.. Brokenwood»|
|Valley Clare yields a distinct style of Cabernet Sauvignon, characterized by sweet dark berry flavours, regional mintyness and rolling velvet tannins. Reilly's know Clare Valley very well, highly selective in their choice of terroir, they have set aside harvests from their most precious blocks, hand picked grapes off dry grown vines, open fermented and basket pressed, matured twenty two months in the best French oak. Reillys»|
|Woodhenge is about big ideas, in the manner of cyclopean fences built by Australia's early settlers. A wine of great elemental sculpture, the assemblage of individual vineyard and sub-regional characteristics is the key to success of the style. Wirra Wirra»|
|The Fowles family have been at the centre of Victoria's commerce and development since early settlement. Founders of Bendigo Bank and Fowles Auction Group, they also established the first Victorian winery ever to win Great Australian Shiraz Challenge. Fowles»|
Streicker is located in the Margaret River region, a dedicated maker of fine, award winning single estate wines
Established 2002 by John Streicker after his original purchase of Yallingup Protea vineyards and farm, Streicker Wines today also encompasses two other vineyards, Bridgeland and Ironstone, with a total of 153 hectares currently under vine. Since the first significant planting of vines in 1967, Margaret River has grown to be regarded as one of the great wine producing regions of the world. The Margaret River appellation extends approximately 100 km from north to south and is about 32 km at its widest point. The region is marked by the rolling hills of the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge, between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin. To the west, the Indian Ocean provides a dramatic boundary of cliffs, world renowned surf and some of Australia’s most pristine beaches.
Margaret River is a region of superior growing conditions and a Mediterranean style climate. The unique climate variations and soil conditions divide into a number of sub-regions each with their own micro climate well suited to the growing of specific grapes. Overall, the vineyards are not affected by extreme summer and winter temperatures, warmed by the Indian Ocean to the west and cooled by the Southern Ocean to the south. Humidity levels are ideal during the growing period, the combination of climate, soil and innovative viticulture practices leads to consistently high quality fruit of intense flavour. Hence Margaret River’s growing reputation as one of the world’s premier wine producing regions.
Streicker's Ironstone is one of the oldest vineyards in the Margaret River sub region of Wilyabrup. Its soils are exceptionally well suited for premium viticulture. West of the planted area toward Indian Ocean, a previous owner had created a pine plantation with disastrous results. As the pines grew, the water table at the vineyards dropped, stressing the vines. The pine plantation also became a haven for kangaroos whose nightly frolics damaged vines and trellises.
Streicker acquired the property in 2003 and implemented a rehabilitation plan that included building a dam to increase water capacity, removing the pine trees, pruning and reworking vines. The results were exciting. Not only are the vines robust and healthy, but roots have grown deeper into lower water tables, they now pass through a variety of soils that add complexity to the wines.
Yallingup Protea Farm & Vineyards is set on 120 hectares in the Yallingup sub region of Margaret River. The Yallingup property was the first to be acquired by Streicker. Besides wine grapes, table grapes and flowers are grown. The distinctive labels of Streicker Wines represent different pairings of grape varieties and flowers.
Yallingup enjoys similarly favourable climate and soil conditions to the other Streicker vineyards. Of the total of 42 hectares currently planted at Yallingup, approximately 30 are devoted to wine grapes and 12 to growing protea flowers which are in high demand overseas, particularly in Japan. One hectare is devoted to table grapes. Bridgeland Vineyard is one of the most picturesque properties in Margaret River. Originally developed from prime farming land in 1998/99 under its previous owner, the vineyard has shown clear signs that it has the potential to produce wines of exceptionally high quality.
The 207 hectare Bridgeland property has one of the largest dams in the region, approximately one kilometer in length and covering about 18 hectares. Bridgelands is the southernmost vineyard in the Streicker Wines portfolio, with a cooler climate and longer growing season than the estate's other vineyards.