|An eminent Cabernet wine which can lay claim to coveted accolades such as Blue Gold Sydney International and Gold Concours Mondial de Bruxelles. Jacobs Creek retain South Australia's finest vineyards and aim to improve the quality of wine every year. Jacobs Creek»|
|The five most most exclusive parcels of old vine Shiraz, a secret component of the Barossa's most memorable vintages, hand picked off the De Fazio and Hillview vineyards at Belvidere and Moppa. Batches are crushed into traditional open top fermenters for a week of pumpovers, gently pressed into an extravagantly high proportion of new French oak hogsheads for two years maturation, followed by the final assemblage, unfiltered and unfined. Pirathon»|
|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»|
|The uncompromising pursuit of excellence brings the Yealands team to the extreme viticultural climes of Gibbston Valley in Central Otago. It is here under the frigid cloudless night skies that Pinot Noir vines, planted to undulating granite schist soils, struggle to yield harvests of parched grapes, redolent with cherry berry perfumes, bursting with an intensity of flavour and wrapped in a muslin of seamless, velvet tannins. Yealands Estate»|
|Paringa Estate has established an unassailable repute over the last twenty years as one of the leading small winery vineyards in the country, named Australian Winery of the Year by James Halliday. Paringa Shiraz won a total of six trophies including Best of Show at the 2006 Royal Sydney, sweeping the field with five Gold Medals and five Trophies, including the prestigious Best of Show and Best Shiraz at the 2009 Royal Sydney, as well as Best Shiraz Trophy Royal Melbourne. Paringa Estate»|
|Elderton Cabernet was winner of the prestigious Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy in 1993, the following years it claimed back to back Gold and Trophy at the Barossa Wine Show. The 1994 vintage gave Elderton its first international Gold medal in London, an unbroken tradition of remarkable vintages have embossed the Elderton Estate name as a national champion, being chosen by Qantas for service in first class. Elderton»|
|Serafino Maglieri came to McLaren Vale in 1968 and devoted his life to wine. From picking to pruning to cellarhand, he worked his way up to plant his own vines and build his first winery. Serafino»|
|Following a visit to France where he studied the ancient pastoral practices of breeding the world's best chickens, Adam Marks gained the inspiration to create great Australian wines in the very same manner, adopting an artisanal approach to production, employing traditional, age old methods. Gold Label is the flagship Shiraz by one of Victoria's most adroit, small batch producers. Bress»|
|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 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»|
|Have you ever imagined yourself sipping on a luscious effervescent red wine? Vixen makes makes it very real. Your friends will be jealous, past party escorts will seem dull by comparison and all eyes will be on you as you stride into your next party with Vixen on your arm. Fox Creek»|
|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»|
Passion for wine is in the Scorpo blood, a family tradition stretching across continents and generations, from Sicily to Sardinia and Australia
The Scorpo family vineyard in Merricks North on the Mornington Peninsula, combines old world practices with new world flavours. Scorpo Wines combines the family heritage with expertise in growing premium grapes, meticulous attention to site selection, and a best practice approach to vineyard management and processes, trusting the old axiom that great fruit makes great wine. After extensively researching the Mornington Peninsula’s cool, maritime microclimates, Scorpo knew this area was the perfect place for our project. Driving through the ridge systems on the Peninsula one day in 1996, they happened upon a For Sale sign on a parcel of a defunct cherry and apple orchard originally planted in the 1900s, nestled in the rolling hills, halfway between Port Phillip Bay and Westernport. Amongst, the pine trees, abandoned stables, machinery sheds and Welsh ponies, they could see the untapped potential of this site.
The property was an overgrown orchard with six acres of remnant bush vegetation. The site was multi dimensional, besides the excellent grape growing conditions, it also offered a large scope of ecological possibilities. Since 1997, Scorpo have been rejuvenating the bush block by planting many indigenous plants such as Messmates, Melaleucas, Wattles and native dogwoods. Thousands of indigenous trees, shrubs and groundcovers have been planted along the roadside reserves around the vineyard. A 5 ha Olive Grove was also planted, along with fruit orchards and a kitchen garden. Comprising 17 Acres, the initial 10 Acres was planted in 1997. A further 1.5 acres of high density was planted in 2014.
Scorpo chose Mornington Peninsula for the unique climatic conditions of the area, ideal for growing high quality cool climate varietals, especially Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The vineyard is operated under the principle that quality wines are made from low yielding, hand picked crops. And that the vineyard determines the ultimate quality of the wine.
Scorpo farm sustainably. All grapes are hand picked and wild yeast fermented in concrete fermenters, old and new oak barrels and stainless steel fermenters. Pinot Noir and Shiraz, as well as the amber hued Bestia, are open vat fermented. Chardonnay and Pinot Gris are fermented in old and new barrels, sometimes concrete vat fermented. Each varietal clone is vinified individually to ensure that terroir differences are highlighted.
The Scorpo family vineyard in Merricks North is located at the heart of the Mornington winegrowing region. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir a small amount of Pinot Gris and Shiraz were planted on red/blown, clay/loam soils derived from Tertiary Eocene, 40 million years, older volcanics, between an altitude of 70m to 100m above sea level on a north/northortheast facing 10% slope. It makes a brilliant suntrap and ideal drainage to slowly grow and ripen grapes. The vines are planted at different densities, varying from 2425 per hectare to 10000 vines per hectare. Scorpo Wines are distinctive, in that the wines are made to express the flavours of the new world, in the style of the old world. They reflect their location and the unique characteristics of the soil and climate they are grown.