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What is a ‘Wine Show’?

Each year, judges from around the world converge on convention centres, town halls and historic buildings to critique wines of all shapes and sizes. Each judge spends hours deliberating over what’s in front of them to arrive at a score, a score that often determines how that wine will sit in its market place. Whether […]

By |May 30th, 2016|Categories: Grape Zone, Tasting Notes, Wine For Beginners|Tags: , , , |

Our newest red… Deep River Shiraz

Be the first to discover our deepest red to date! I present to you the lavish, layered and seamless Deep River Shiraz from the pristine vineyard rows of South Australia’s premier McLaren Vale region…

You won’t believe your eyes (or tastebuds)… pour this big, burly red to your finest guests this winter – they’ll love you for […]

Michael’s Wine of the Month

I love all the wines in our fabulous range, but some standout more than others. Now, I’m not usually one to play favourites, but every four weeks I will be doing just that in a bid to take you to my “Wine of the Month” – a great way to expand your wine horizons.

Wine: Cooralook […]

Grape Zone – Shiraz

Where it all began

Shiraz (aka Syrah) arrived in Australia with Scottish gardener James Busby in 1832 and was first planted in the Hunter Valley. It travelled from France’s Rhône Valley with a reputation for being the source of the country’s ‘headiest’ reds and set about flourishing throughout Australia.

In the beginning times were tough…

During the dark days […]