|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»|
|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»|
|Sourced from Neil Steven's Glenoak property at Pokolbin, a scenically undulating site that's planted to a combination of light sand and red clay soils, widely regarded as one of the finest white wine vineyards in Hunter Valley. The oldest block was established circa 1911, the youngest plantings date back to 1965. Tyrrells»|
|Pietro D’orsa found work in Australia as a winegrower circa 1868, quenching the thirst of miners during the Victorian gold rush. Several generations later, Pietro's progeny returned to viticulture. Sanguine»|
|What makes a great vintage for Hunter Valley Semillon? Most would say one without flooding rain, ravaging fires or devastating drought. While this is certainly important, balance in the wine reigns supreme. Brokenwood»|
|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»|
|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»|
|Vintaged from a single block of magnificent old vines on the cooler climes of Eden Valley high. Heirloom are all about identifying and rejuvenating superior parcels, a patient and painstaking approach to the resurrection of venerable elder plantings, for the realization of profoundly structured, powerful yet elegant wines. Heirloom»|
|Classically structured with a well established estate styling, Hunter's have won more than 100 gold at international wine competitions, including Marquis de Goulaine Trophy for Best Sauvignon Blanc in the World at the International Wine & Spirit Competition. Jane Hunter is a highly qualified viticulturist with a long family history of wine growing, she worked closely with eminent Australian oenologist Dr Tony Jordan to achieve the quality of harvests which are benchmarks in the world of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.. Hunters»|
|Bleasdale are Australia's second oldest family owned winery, established 1850 by English migrant Frank Potts. Potts built much of Adelaide's early colonial works before settling down to his homestead at Langhorne Creek. Bleasdale»|
|Gold Medal Winner at the highly prestigious London International Wine Challenge! The taste is very sweet, smooth, pronounced and delicous, just like dried raisins or rich tawny grape juice. Serve at cool room temperature with fine desserts, pastries and cake, pour liberally over the best quality ice creams. Lustau»|
|The wines of Shadowfax have gone from strength to strength in a very short space of time, due in no small part to the remarkable quality of fruit. A prolific trophy winner, Shadowfax have achieved the new wave of Chardonnay, refreshingly fruit driven, livelier than it's Victorian siblings, characterised by slatey, flavoursome acidity, a touch of lees complexity and judicious dryness. Shadowfax»|
Goldwater Estate was established by Kim and Jeanette Goldwater in 1978 when they pioneered winegrowing on Waiheke Island with the planting of the first vinifera vineyard
The Goldwater philosophy is simple - great wine is born in the vineyard. Goldwater combines old world traditional wine making techniques with modern day technology to achieve outstanding and memorable hand-crafted wines.
The success of Goldwater wines is demonstrated by the fact that there are now more than thirty vineyards on Waiheke Island. Careful site selection, sustainable viticultural practices and meticulous vineyard management, including innovative trellising and low yields, ensure the production of exceptionally high quality grapes.
The Estate owned Waiheke Island vineyards extend over 35 acres of free-draining clay based hillside soils and are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Chardonnay. It was not until 1992 that the Goldwaters made their first wine in Marlborough. Today they are equally well known for their outstanding Sauvignon Blanc (previously Dog Point and New Dog) and Roseland Chardonnay. Both these wines are now focused on Wairau Valley fruit. The Boatshed Bay Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay are a blend of fruit from both the Wairau and Awatere valleys in Marlborough.
In Marlborough's internationally acclaimed Wairau Valley, grapes are grown on 85 acres of silty clays over gravels by growers who have been with Goldwaters for over 10 years. A further 70 acres is being progressively planted in the Awatere Valley under new partnerships, which will bring additional complexity and depth to our Marlborough wines.
A new vineyard in the highly esteemed Gimblett Gravels sub region of Hawkes Bay has recently been planted for Goldwater Estate. It has been propogated from vines on Waiheke Island to produce a blended Merlot red. In April 2006, Goldwater Wines merged with Vavasour Wines, the pioneering winery from Marlborough's Awatere valley.
In the Hawkes Bay, 20 acres of red Bordeaux varieties are planted on the deep, stony, free draining soils of the Gimblett Gravels region. These plantings have largely been propagated from Goldwater’s successful selections of vines on Waiheke Island and are with a talented viticultural team in the Bay.
With thirty years of experience in winegrowing, the Goldwaters recognise the importance of soil and vine health and wherever possible choose organic or soft practices within this sustainable framework. Soil and plant analysis is completed regularly and close vine monitoring extends throughout all areas of the vineyard. Goldwater Estate has been an initial participant in the Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand Scheme. This scheme has been widely adopted throughout the country to provide a best practice model of environmental practices in the vineyard and winery. Through these practices the objective is to address concerns in matters pertaining to the environment and winegrape production. Goldwater also aim to improve vineyard management and wine quality through sustainable practices.
Goldwater's focus on careful vineyard management has ensured the wines have vibrant fruit characters, harmonious balance, elegant structure and exceptional concentration. Balance is fundamental. The grapes are analysed daily prior to harvest and then hand picked in small batches.