|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»|
|She's such a special wine, that a distinctive hand blown bottle was designed just for her. Tempus Two is the definition of romance and desirability, elegance and finesse, all who have countenanced her endowments agree. Tempus Two»|
|Frank Potts established the Bleasdale vineyards in 1850, his eponymously labelled wine commemorates a legacy of innovation and resourcefulness. Frank Potts is a Bordeaux styled Cabernet which may contain varying portions of Malbec or Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc or Merlot depending on the performance of vintage. Bleasdale»|
|White Label is a McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon of the highest eminence, having been nominated for the George Mackey Memorial Trophy, awarded to the most outstanding Australian export. Crafted from fruit grown to some of the oldest vines at Pirramimma and McLaren Vale, it has twice claimed Gold in San Francisco and competed well against a formidable host of distinguished growths at the prestigious London International. Pirramimma»|
|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»|
|David O'Leary and Nick Walker have amassed hundreds of gold medals and trophies between them, including the prestigious Jimmy Watson. A shared confidence in the quality of Clare Valley fruit was the catalyst for them to establish their own winery. OLeary Walker»|
|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»|
|A rigorous tasting selection of the best barrels Malbec from a superior Langhorne Creek site, only ever made to small batch techniques in the most exceptional vintage years. Fruit is destemmed and open fermented, pumped over four times daily and pressed into a selection of well seasoned French oak puncheons for malolactic and a year's maturation. Bleasdale»|
|In commemoration of the year Samual McWilliams planted his first vines, 1877 is a national flagship, crafted from the best fruit of vintage. The choicest parcels of estate grown Shiraz are sourced from superior mature vines on the original McWilliams plantings at Barwang in the Hilltops. McWilliams»|
|This enduring flagship wine can boast twenty trophys and over seventy gold medals throughout its illustrious history. Penley Steyning captures and enhances the excellence in first growth Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, highlighted by rich berry tones, superior length and layers of intense flavour, a wine which achieves perfect harmony between massive intensity of fruit, mouth filling grape tannins and elegant acids. Penley Estate»|
|Lenton Brae can justifiably claim to be one of Margaret River's leading proponents of the ebullient fusion between Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, having claimed multi trophies and gold medals for the style at regional, state and national competitions. The site was chosen after a chance conversation with the owner of Moss Wood who mentioned that the soils were uniformly excellent and equal to those of the eminent vineyard nearby. Lenton Brae»|
|A vineyard of some historical import, Bernoota is the original block, planted to the Follett family homestead along the banks of River Bremer, two decades before federation. A splendid construct of Langhorne Creek Shiraz Cabernet, selected from old vines around the distinguished Follett family vineyard, perennially released to resounding accolades. Lake Breeze»|
The Cope-Williams Winery is set snugly among the verdant hills of Romsey, just 30 minutes north of Melbourne airport
Conferences & Weddings are the principal activities on a truly quiet rural site that boasts a sophisticated winery, vineyards, cricket oval, real tennis court, numerous other ball sports and a diversity of rooms for dining, conference, celebrating or just relaxing. Quality accommodation and fine dining complemented by exceptional wines make visits to Cope-Williams Winery an experience that requires reliving over and over again.
Sparkling wines, pioneered by Cope-Williams at Romsey in 1977 have become something of a signature of the Macedon Ranges wine region, backed by a diverse range of Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs and Cabernet Sauvignon. This picturesque winery's vineyards provide marvelous morning and evening walks. The Lord's Taverners Cricket Oval is terrific to jog around and the real tennis court offers most fascinating entertainment and even a chance to play one of the oldest ball games in the world. Fine wines and exquisite dining complete the picture of a graceful country winery
The Cope-Williams' Romsey Vintage Brut is a rather special cuveé of Chardonnay, only six have been produced since 1984 when sparkling production bagan. The non-vintage version is a blend of very slow ripening Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with often, a substantial proportion of reserve wine added to ensure that the authentic House Style of Cope-Williams is maintained year after year. Cope-Williams make a classic 100% Pinot Noir Rose that retains a slight pink colour from initial skin contact. An excellent aperitif or lunch wine, it is a varietal sister to the Cope-Williams Cabernet Rose. Often, a large proportion of Cabernet juice is separated and fermented separately to dryness, retaining lovely warm fruit flavours.
A sweeter version of the classic Romsey Brut is the Romsey Riche, the 35 grams of sugar added at disgorging has been given time to integrate with the wine, creating very well balanced and refreshing flavours. Cope-Williams excel at their sparklers and this includes a very splendid, blended Sparkling Red named Coniston made from many small parcels of wine with a diversity of ages. A handsomely smooth sparkling red with or without food.
Part of the Chardonnay from each vintage is made in the modern un-wooded style as an alternative to the classic barrel fermented version that has been so successful on the show circuit. The latter is released with three or more years of ageing. The Cope-Williams Pinot is as it should be - powerful plummy and gamey aromas and earthy fruit flavours on the palate. The finely balanced structure ensures longevity. The winery produces a very special Cabernet and Merlot that's only made in years when the fruit is ripe enough to avoid excessive herbaciousness. Always a long lived wine with tight nose and palate when young.
Cope-Williams make a luscious and very unique fortified wine named The Willow - a liqueur made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, fortified with aged brandy and wood aged minimum of 5 years - not as sweet as it looks - a subtle way of enhancing most desserts and especially anything chocolate, just delicious.