|The generously proportioned, big boned, leesy French oak genre, Dijon Bernard Clones 76 and 95, harvested off fully mature vines, thirty years of age at Charleston in the Adelaide Hills. Grapes are destemmed and pressed for vinification on gross solids before transfer to French oak hogsheads for completion of ferments, in the old world way. Cape Barren»|
|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»|
|Mission Estate's Greenmeadows was planted to vine in 1910, there's relatively little difference between day and night temperatures, perfect conditions for ripening an elite parcel of Hawke's Bay's most exceptional Chardonnay. Hand picked bunches off a single block of Mendoza and Clone 15, are lightly pressed and barrel fermented in a selection of new and seasoned French oak, followed by ten months of age on sedimentery yeast lees. Mission Estate»|
|Fox Creek began to flow when a group of medicos decided to realize a lifelong passion and create the best possible wines out of bare earth and sunshine. The Fox Creek vineyards were established from the ground up to be the most environmentally friendly, whilst the vines themselves are spoiled with attention. Fox Creek»|
|Clairault Estate is situated approximately ten kilometres south of Yallingup, within the superior Wilyabrup dress circle of Margaret River. The property contains four dams, forty hectares of grazing land and eighty of remnant bush. Clairault»|
|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»|
|Gold Medal Los Angeles, Gold Decanter World Wine Awards London, Wine & Spirits International Wineries of the Year Awards. Those who are lucky enough to experience Chambers Rosewood, say that the wines leave indelible memories.. Chambers Rosewood»|
|David O'Leary really knows about things Cabernet Sauvignon, having claimed a Jimmy Watson Trophy and twice International Red Wine Maker of the Year. From low yielding vines up to fifty years of age, grown to superior sites within the Armagh Valley and Polish Hill River districts, the O'Leary Walker team create a powerful and complex, exquisitely perfumed and seamlessly layered Cabernet Sauvignon, framed by judicious oak and supported by graceful tannins, reflecting the idyllic growing climes of Valley Clare. OLeary Walker»|
|From sacred blocks of old, to very old Blewitt Spring vines, mostly Grenache and Shiraz, with a judicious measure Mourverdre. The hand picked parcels are treated to a traditional course of pumpovers and whole bunches, vinified to dry, batches are pressed, rack and returned to a selection of French and American oak hogsheads for an extended eighteen months maturation. Cape Barren»|
|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»|
|Outstanding Langtons Classification. The locals around the Lovedale property say that the sandy soils are so poor, that even the rabbits have to bring a tucker box just to survive! The lean and mean terroir is elemental to the long lived, fine boned style. Mount Pleasant»|
|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»|
Kirrihill Wines was established in 1999 and is located in the gently rolling hills of South Australia's famous Clare Valley wine region
Kirrihill Wines was created on a passion for fine wine and a desire to produce super premium wines equal to any. "We source fruit for our two ranges, Kirrihill Estates and Kirrihill Companions from some of Australia's most recognised wine regions, the Clare Valley, the Adelaide Hills and Langhorne Creek. This provides our wine making team led by David Mavor with a diversity of fruit supply, enabling the production of an exceptional array of premium wines equal to any in the world.
"Our winery is unlike any other in Australia. It has been purpose designed and built to provide the perfect environment for making great wines. The open-air winery without walls provides an inspiring 360-degree view of the vineyards and hills. The cantilevered roof and sailcloth provide shade for the stainless steel fermentation tanks and allow an abundance of natural light, creating a bright and open working environment.
The state-of-the-art complex has an emphasis on environmentally sound practices, including the recycling of waste water and grape marc into organic mulch for the vineyards. "The winery was established in 1999 to capitalise on the opportunities for contract processing that arose as a result of the unprecedented level of vineyard development in the prior five years. Vineyard expansion had outstripped the processing capability of the industry, which created the demand leading to the construction of the winery ready for the 2000 vintage.
The winemaking skills of the team led by David Mavor are applied to fulfilling the needs of three types of activity
Contract processing of grapes to any stage of the production cycle including storage. Currently Kirrihill Wines processes fruit for many of the large Australian wine companies as well as smaller local producers. Great wine begins in the vineyard. Super premium wines can only be made with super premium fruit. At Kirrihill Wines the winemakers work closely with selected grape growers, including Kirribilly Viticulture, to ensure the fruit meets the standards required for the high quality wines.
Cutting edge trellising technology such as Vertical Shoot Positioning provides the perfect balance of shade and sunlight, resulting in grapes with intense colour and flavour. The latest vineyard water management and irrigation methods, such as deficit regulated irrigation practices, are also utilised to increase flavour concentration and assist in the production of award-winning wines.
At the gateway to the Clare township, Kirrihill have created a haven for those who want to indulge in the partnering of quality food and wine. The winery's cellar door, nestled among gum trees and overlooking the surrounding vines and countryside, provides the perfect introduction to a range of super premium wines. The traditional cellar door tasting can be followed by anything from a great coffee to a sumptuous meal in the adjoining restaurant, Salt n Vines Bar and Bistro. While always a pleasure, a bottle of Kirrihill wine takes on a new dimension when enjoyed on the restaurant's balcony overlooking the valley
Kirrihill Wines has grown exports to 36% of total production from a standing start just two years ago. Kirrihill's Grant Norman said Kirrihill saw an amazing growth in demand internationally over the past 12 months. “Our success in wine shows around the country and regular press reviews have led to overseas distributors to the Kirrihill doorstep. Most of them are looking for a strong Clare producer and we give them exactly what they are looking for!”