|Originally planted during early settlement, the sandy loam soils of Haan Vineyard yield an outstanding quality of Shiraz. Fortuitously positioned along the hallowed mile of Siegersdorf Road, mid way between the ancient winegrowing hamlets of Angaston and Tanunda, the heirloom parcels once known as Hanenhof, have claimed significant trophies at the prestigious London International. Haan»|
|The Moppa district was a flourishing settlement of pioneering farmers and gold miners. When the Kalleske vineyard was established in 1853, there were few schools in the region, so local parents established the Moppa Public School to provide their children with a formal education. Kalleske»|
|Leasingham have remained at the fore of Clare Valley viticulture, making great wine since 1895. They have since established an endowment of the region's most auspicious vineyards. Leasingham»|
|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»|
|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»|
|Perfect balance in wine cannot be manufactured, it occurs naturally. Gemtree achieves this elusive idyll. Gemtree»|
|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»|
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|The quality of Shiraz grown to parched vineyards in Victoria's rugged western districts, has been well known throughout the world of wine since the days of gold rush and early settlement. Taltarni have since established an enviable reputation for vintages of powerfully structured, statuesque red wines, fully exploiting the soft spoken majesty and graceful intensity of Pyrenees Shiraz comes naturally. Taltarni»|
|Galli Estate produce a variety of quality wines from fruit grown on their vineyards at Sunbury and Heathcote. Galli Estate have been very well received by reviewers, and have been recognised for quality at competitions, already receiving Gold for their Pinot Grigio, a varietal that the winemaking team find very exciting. Galli Estate»|
|Excellent Langtons Classification. Winner of Australia's most coveted award, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy for vintage 1992, Elderton are one of the nation's great icon winemakers. Elderton»|
|Whole bunches and oak barrel ferments, the costly extravagance of three years tirage on sedimentery yeast lees, each bottle individually riddled by hand, disgorged and sent to cellar for the ultimate indulgence of extra age before release, Pamela is the zenith of the sparkling winemaker's art. Her luxurious effervescence exudes brioche, tarte tatin and French boulangere, her creamy textural mousse unravelling ribbons of rich yeasty autolysis, crÃ¨me caramel and baked fruits. Wicks»|
The Bekkers story is born of a rare connection with nature, as articulated by a world of experience
One of McLaren Vale’s oldest and distinguished wineries was the setting for a chance meeting between a young French winemaker and newly graduated Australian viticulturist. Emmanuelle and Toby Bekkers have lived, worked and raised a family amongst the vineyards of McLaren Vale. For over 25 years, Emmanuelle and Toby have travelled regularly to Europe to visit an extensive network of esteemed wine makers and industry friends. After each trip they return with new inspirations and an appreciation of the traditional, timeless methods. This serves to enhance a rare and special commitment to producing McLaren Vale wines of the highest quality.
Emmanuelle and Toby Bekkers have been fortunate to encounter some of the best wines in the world but nothing has diminished their conviction that McLaren Vale delivers the world's finest wines. The Bekkers aim to be a benchmark of the finest McLaren Vale has to offer. Bekkers wines are gently crafted in tiny quantities, with an accent on finesse and fine texture. They strive to inspire confidence and push the limits of what’s possible for McLaren Vale and for all Australian wine. McLaren Vale dominates the artwork on the label, in deference of great wines from an exceptional provenance.
Topping the list of an elite handful of Australia’s premier restaurants and fine wine merchants, the majority of their production is reserved for an exclusive allocation list. Bekkers wines are loved by devotees world wide, many of whom have become lifelong friends.
Toby and Emmanuelle Bekkers share an appreciation for craftsmanship infused with the efforts and soul of the maker. As a small family winery, they aspire to stand proud amid the world’s most coveted estates. This is a story of special wine, from the sacred soil to the very soul.
The winemaking begins with an exceptional attention to detail in the vineyard. It is a showcase for Toby’s viticultural abilities and a philosophy of farming which views the vineyard through a prism of ecology, not chemistry. This philosophy extends equally to the cellar where Emmanuelle’s precision is the perfect foil to Toby’s creative, open minded approach to winemaking. Patience and gentle winemaking practices bring to life wines that possess the generosity for which McLaren Vale is renowned, the refined textures, opulent palates and mesmerising bouquets. The Bekkers intend their wines to partner alongside good food and to be shared with fine company. Most importantly, to be a part of the most wonderful times in our lives.