|An auspicious construct of Barossa Shiraz, which has claimed significant awards throughout its illustrious history, including gold at the prestigious London International. Peter Scholz is one of the Barossa's most capable and respected winemakers with a heritage that dates back to early settlement. Willows»|
|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»|
|Willow Creek has quickly gained a reputation as one of the leading Mornington wineries, producing ultra fine Pinot Noir. From the first multiple trophy winning 1994 edition it was clear that Willow Creek was an exceptional site yielding superlative fruit. Willow Creek»|
|Blackjack has claimed the eminent M.Chapoutier Trophy for Best Shiraz at the prestigious Le Concours des Vinson on no fewer than three occasions. Block 6 is a superior parcel of distinguished vines, renowned within the Bendigo district for producing a very high quality, intensely fruit driven Shiraz. Blackjack»|
|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»|
|Galli Estate produce a variety of quality wines from fruit grown on their vineyards at Sunbury and Heathcote. Galli Estate have been very well received by reviewers, and have been recognised for quality at competitions, already receiving Gold for their Pinot Grigio, a varietal that the winemaking team find very exciting. Galli Estate»|
|Excellent Langtons Classification. An eminent performer on the international wine show circuit, one of the nation's most celebrated Shiraz, the best of McLaren Vale. Fox Creek»|
|An accord of three very different parcels of superior McLaren Vale vineyard, vinified on skins for a week and a half in traditional open vats, followed by transfer to a selection of seasoned and new French oak barrels for completion of malolactic and eighteen months maturation. The individual Blocks of Cabernet were cannily shifted between different cooperages of oak to impart layers of flavour and enhance structure, the final assemblage is a judicious draught of vineyard parcels to achieve layers of flavour and opulent tannin profile. Fox Creek»|
|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»|
|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»|
|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»|
|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»|
Kahurangi Estate is a New Zealand family owned boutique vineyard specialising in handmade wines
Kahurangi Estate was established in the early 1970s, later acquired in 1998 by the Day family who changed the name to Kahurangi Estate. Kahurangi is the Maori word meaning treasured possession, precious jewel, pale greenstone and blue sky. Kahurangi National Park is New Zealand's newest and second largest national park some 452,000 hectares, situated in the northwest corner of the South Island, best known for its Heaphy Track.
Kahurangi National Park lies adjacent to the village of Upper Moutere which was originally settled by German immigrants who arrived on two ships. The St Pauli in June 1843 and the Skiold in April 1844. At that time the village was named Sarau but was changed to Upper Moutere at a time when many German names in the district were being anglicised following the outbreak of war with Germany. Many ancestors of these early immigrants still farm the area today and German surnames dominate the councils land register for the area.
The Kahurangi Estate vineyard is 33kms from Nelson C.P.O and a 30-minute drive from central Nelson. In terms of closer population areas it lies between Richmond and Motueka being a 15-minute drive from both centres. Kahurangi Estate is a 20 minute drive from Nelson Airport. The property has roads to three sides and is triangular in shape. It consists of 30 acres (12.14 hectares) of land and is boarded by Sunrise Rd, Sunrise Valley Rd and Moutere Highway.
Twenty-six acres are planted in five grape varieties being: - Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurztraminer. All grafted on American rootstock from plantings. During the 1999 Vintage we harvested 114 Tonnes from the Estate. On the remaining four acres are the owners house, a 1400 sq. metre winery complex with a licensed sales and cafe area, large office and boardroom, laboratory and a separate 240sq metre workshop and covered storage area.
As well as producing grapes from its own vineyard Kahurangi also leases a further 30 acre vineyard, which it also manages. The vineyard is located 1km from Kauharangi Estate, on the northern side of the village of Upper Moutere. Plantings consist of Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. There is also a small planting of Monepulciano on the property. Five Oaks comes into full production by 2006 and should produce on average between 90 to 100 tonnes per vintage.
The Winery is a modern facility with the majority of tanks and processing equipment purchased new over the last few years. Much of the equipment is state of the art and assists in achieving the high quality expected from the Kahurangi Brand. With up to 200 tonnes of grapes secured annually from its home block and Five Oaks vineyard, Kahurangi Estate also buys in grapes from selected Nelson growers. Kahurangi has in place a range of contracts to ensure premium supply of grapes from a range of soil types and micro climates. Kahurangi can boast being the 3rd largest winery in the Nelson region, and one of the fastest growing small wineries in New Zealand.
The Village of Upper Moutere is 33 kms and 35 minutes drive away from Nelson, only 15 minutes away from both Richmond and Motueka. The Cottage is in the centre of Nelson's boutique wine trail and has 7 other wineries within 10 kms of Kahurangi Estate. It is also situated along Nelsons' art and craft trail. The cellar door is open seven days from August through to the end of May for wine tastings. A selection of exclusive Kahurangi Wines, French Cognac, Australian Wine and French Wines are also available in the Cellar Room.