|The inaugural release of Hanging Rock Shiraz was vintage 1987 and what an event it was, immediately claiming gold and inspiring comparisons to Grange by the industry press. From from fruit grown to the estate Athols Paddock, a complex Heathcote style, more Syrah than Shiraz, boasting several trophies and over fifty gold to its distinguished history, big, powerful and rich, yet exhibiting an elegance and finesse that's rare in Australian wine. Hanging Rock»|
|Don Lewis spent thirty five years crafting the nation's most memorable vintages while at Mitchelton. Nowadays he travels to Spain each year where he makes wine for Merum Priorati, returning to Australia just in time for vintage. Tar Roses»|
|Bridgeland is one of the most picturesque properties in Margaret River. Originally prime farmland, it boasts one of the largest dams in the region, approximately a kilometre in length and covering eighteen hectares. Streicker»|
|Stoney Rise is all about drinkability, the creation of complex, fully approachable food friendly wines, without any excessive oak or overripeness. Pinot Noir goes into the oldest barrels available to soften the tannins and refine textures without overpowering the sensual fruit characters. Stoney Rise»|
|A single vineyard, strongly terroir wine by maestro Ken Helm AM, from fruit picked off neighbour Al Lustenberger's property, only released under the premium black label if it reaches the highest quality benchmarks. Since 2005 the collaboration of Lustenberger and Helm has claimed more than fourteen trophies. Helm»|
|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»|
|Coriole is one of McLaren Vale's most eminent, artisanal estates. Consecutive vintages of Coriole Shiraz have claimed a remarkable back to back San Francisco Double Gold. Coriole»|
|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»|
|So popular are the wines of Pepperjack, that the label hosts its own society of dedicated enthusiasts. This devout cohort of zealots, converges at bespoke venues to discuss matters Pepperjack, they dine on prime beef and imbibe in their cherished libation. Pepperjack»|
|Villa Maria possess the magic touch with Pinot Gris, regularly clearing international wine events of prestigious trophies. Private Bin has been included in the Decanter Top 50 Best Under £10 and identified as a Decanter favourite. Villa Maria»|
|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»|
|Twice Gold Medal Challenge International du Vin! Moscatel and Gewürtztraminer grapes, grown to estate vineyards on the mountains of the Upper Penedes, form the backbone of fruit for Viña Esmeralda, a delicate but strunningly fragrant wine. The dry fig and raisin characters of Moscatel de Alejandría give Esmerelda it's luscious and flavourful palate, fleshed out by the orange of Frontignac or Moscatel de Grano Menudo as the Spanish say, further enhanced by the complex aromaticness and spice of the vivacious Traminer.. Torres»|
T'Gallant is the sailor's abbreviation for topgallant, the top sail of square-rigger sailing ships
T'Gallant connotes the peak, the best, the epitome. T'Gallant's winemaking philosophy is the same. Their range of wines exude a vibrant, eccentric personality and an impeccable sense of style. Built on a tradition of exceptional Pinot varieties - Grigio, Gris and Noir - T'Gallant wines support a vision for the creation of great Australian Pinot.
T'Gallant was founded by winemakers Kathleen Quealy and Kevin McCarthy who are leaders in Australian cool climate viticulture and winemaking and pioneers of Australian Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris.The philosophy of Kevin and Kathleen dramatically evolved when they arrived on the Mornington Peninsula in the late 80s. They directed their focus on viticulture, knowing this was the key to making the greatest wine.
T'Gallant have contracted out many vignerons to grow Pinot Gris on the Mornington Peninsula, and have provided the management company that would harmoniously produce the superior vintages they desired. Today, their Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noirs are understated and sensual, relying on excellence in both the vineyard and the winery. T'Gallant Cellar Door, La Baracca Trattoria, tasting and educational area, ensure an enchanting winery and tourism experience. They are sited around the original apple cool store, a rustic, ambient area for visitors.
The T'Gallant winemaking style is expressive. Natural warm fermentations ensure gossamer-like yeast aromas. Each wine is assessed regularly on its journey to the bottle. Reductive characters are blown off with air. Gentle fining when required uses natural proteins and egg white. Blends of vineyards occur after fermentation, however the ultimate destiny of a vineyard's fruit may have been determined many years before.
T'Gallant's diverse range of premium wines and imaginative packaging to match, is showcased on their wall of wine. T'Gallant crafts wines inspired by the cool, maritime climate that ripens grapes to beautiful, intense flavours. There is an authenticity to T'Gallant which has made it one of Australia's most respected producers. Kathleen and Kevin's fearless attitude and individualism ensures they will always stand out from the crowd.