|In exceptional years, parcels of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot are separately fermented. The best lots are assembled into a multiple trophy winer named Harry's Monster and treated to an extravagant maturation in the finest oak. Giant Steps»|
|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»|
|The top shelf in toothsome and dulcetly fragrant, fruit forward frizzante wines, fashioned for those who know what they like and take their Moscato seriously. Brown Brothers make the best Moscato in the land, their dedicated Muscat vineyards have been trained to deliver harvests of the most luscious fruit. Brown Brothers»|
|Scotsdale was acquired by Howard Park as a pastoral property, specifically chosen and planted to make a single vineyard wine. Shiraz is harvested according to flavour with little regard for analytical data. Howard Park»|
|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»|
|Take a lesson from the well versed Rosé rectors on the Côtes du Rhône and you'll be adding a measure of the arcadian Cinsault grape into your Grenache ferments, conceiving an animate and engaging ochre pink wine. There's a real affinity between the balmy maritime climes of McLaren Vale and the swarthy, effusive varietals that hail from the French south. Bondar»|
|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»|
|From one of the oldest productive blocks of Marsanne in the world, an opulent white wine of remarkable complexity. The pick of fruit from this very special patch of ancient vines is crafted into a wine that's built to age beautifully in bottle, initially brooding and water white, evolving luxurious caramelled characters while unravelling layers of flavour. Tahbilk»|
|Given the scarcity of Best's prestige, limited release, old vineyard icons, Bin #1 affords enthusiasts their first taste of the Great Western Shiraz style and leaves them eager to discover more. A classic, cool climate, aromatic wine, floral and spicy, peppery and elegant, retaining vital Great Western fruit character. Bests»|
|Mandoon are a Swan Valley operation of great provenance, their homestead vineyard being an ancient block established on the first rural grant in Western Australia, circa 1929 at a property named Sandalford. Always on the lookout for exceptional parcels of fruit, the highly decorated Mandoon team have focused on a northern block of Research Station Vineyard in Margaret River. Mandoon»|
|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»|
|Campbell's Topaque is the most wickedly intense, lusciously rich elixir, laden with candied peel flavours, honeycombed fruit and amber complexities. Painstakingly crafted to the old world Solera system, a bespoke tradition of fractional blending and elevage, achieving the most indulgent concentration of flavour through a laborious racking of barrels as the angels take their share. Campbells»|
Grove Estate was acquired in 1989 with the aim of producing premium cool climate wine grapes
The property already had a long history of involvement with the wine and grape industry, as vines were originally planted on the property back in 1886. Croatian settlers moved into the Hilltops region after leaving Dalmatia, bringing with them bundles of vine cuttings, some of which survive at Grove Estate today. Established to rich red volcanic soils at 500m above sea level on Murringo Road, just three kilometres from the town of Young, some of these ancient vines remain productive on their original parcels. The Flanders, Kirkwood and Mullany families acquired the land and re established Grove Estate vineyard as a supplier to national brands in 1989. Over the years, 40 hectares of vines have been planted, including the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Zinfandel, Barbera, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay and Semillon.
In 1997 the partners of Grove Estate decided to retain a small parcel of fruit for their own branding, producing a range of premium wines under their own label. The first wine released was a 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon and now a full range of reds and whites exist, Zinfandel and Shiraz, Chardonnay, Semillon and Basazi, which is a blend of Barbera, Sangiovese & Zinfandel. Grove Estate’s 35 Hectares of vineyards make up just part of the story. The Kirkwood’s, Flanders and Mullanys also own another 55 Hectares of vineyards that supply the Grove Estate label. Mark and Vickie Flanders have vineyards adjoining Grove Estate on Murringo Road. Peter and Suzanne Kirkwood have Shiraz less then a Kilometre from Grove Estate and Brian and Suellen Mullany have Cabernet, Barbera and Sangiovese in the same area. Brian and Suellen along with Michelle and Vince Fernon have another 30 hectares, around 10 kilometres from Grove Estate towards the small village of Wombat.
This diversification of sites and soil types, along with the unique micro climates on each vineyard, allows for a great ability to produce a diverse style of wines from the one GI. This together with the huge range of varieties, including Nebbiolo, Zinfandel, Barbera, Sangiovese, Viognier, all make Grove Estate a really exciting winery.
The Hilltops have become one the great wine growing regions in Australia. Wines from the Hilltops, including choice harvests from Grove Estate vineyards, have won the most prestigious national awards. Jimmy Watson Trophy in 2010 and Finest Shiraz in Australia at the great Australian Shiraz Tasting. One of the original buildings on the property has now been transformed into a cellar door outlet, which offers wine tastings and sales.
Trophy winners Best Red Sydney International Wine Competition • Trophy Best medium bodied Red Sydney International Wine Competition • Blue Gold/Top 1OO Sydney International Wine Competition • Gold Vintage Cellars National Wine Show of Australia • Gold 2005 NSW Small Winemakers Wine Show • Gold Canberra Regional Wine Show • Silver Decanter London World Wine Awards