|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»|
|The Sexton family live in the middle of their eighty acre vineyard on the high north face of the Warramate Ranges, within the dress circle of Yarra Valley. The vineyard is introducing organic practises with the express purpose of further distinguishing the site and improving grape and wine quality. Giant Steps»|
|Charles Cimicky was inspired by his father to take over the reins at the family estate, that's when the good wines started turning into awesome wines. Today, Cimicky is one of the most meticulous winemakers in South Australia. Charles Cimicky»|
|Nest Egg are only ever made from the most exceptional years, a few hundred cases of the finest Adelaide Hills vintage, each bottle is individually numbered. Treated to the luxury of wild yeasts and full malolactic, lees stirring battonage and nine months of age in quality French oak, a structured and concentrated Chardonnay of amazing sophistication and superior length. Bird In Hand»|
|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»|
|Named for the Chapel district of Lenton in Nottingham, Brae is Scottish for a small hill, which is what the Lenton Brae vineyard is situated on. Fortuitously placed within the very epicenter for superior Margaret River Cabernet, the site was planted after advisement from the proprietors of nearby Moss Wood, with which it shares a similar terroir and microclime. Lenton Brae»|
|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»|
|Sofitel Melbourne Trophy Best Chardonnay. Eileen Hardy is the finest white in the Hardys portfolio, sourced from some of Australia's most superior vineyards.. Hardys»|
|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»|
|From some of the oldest Grenache vines in McLaren Vale, picked by hand at maximal ripeness, gently crushed and destemmed into open fermenters, a portion of whole bunches are included for complexity. A fortnight of ferments are hand plunged and pumped over for optimal extractions. Wirra Wirra»|
|A stylish young red by Lake Breeze, one of Langhorne Creek's most highly venerated wineries. This Bullant wraps the palate with lively fruit forward Shiraz characters, plummyness and spice, swathed in smooth chocolatey tannins. Lake Breeze»|
|A flagship Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon which claims distinguished national and international accolades with every vintage. The Watershed label was designed by Roland Butcher and incorporates a purple room with a four paned window on the wall. Watershed»|
St Johns Road
St Johns Road
Welcome to St. John's Road in the picturesque Barossa Valley
St. John’s Road has been resurrected. Purchased by Adelaide wine identity, Alister Mibus and some friends, including talented winemaker Kim Jackson, Barossa label St John’s Road has been revitalised in every sense of the word. Inspired by the wonderfully rich heritage of the Barossa Valley, St John’s Road has been brought to life by the places, personalities and tales of this great region. The quirky new packaging embraces this tale through fresh eyes. While winemaking consistency has been maintained by established winemaker Peter Schell, St John’s Road winemaker since 2005, Kim Johnston, talented winemaker of Henry’s Drive and Shirvington, now joins Peter in the winemaking team.
Passion for St John’s Road and its possibilities dictates everything, from the vineyard selection of some of the best parcels of Barossa Shiraz, Cabernet, Grenache, Mataro and Eden Valley Riesling, right through to the hours at the tasting bench to bring those parcels together. St. John's Road invite you to travel down an exciting path, the gumtree lined dirt track that is St John’s Road. In re-launching St. John’s Road, the proud new owners are realising a childhood dream to run a premium wine company smack bang in the middle of one the world’s great regions. The aim is to make wines that excite and delight the people that drink them.
This simple statement serves also as the driving philosophy which culminates in the range of wines. The peace and tranquillity of the cool, crisp Eden Valley is ideally suited to the clean, pure flavours of Riesling. Minimal intervention enables the fruit to speak for itself. The Peace of Eden is a piece of Eden.
The owners of St. John’s Road, a motley bunch themselves, have selected various parcels of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro. A traditional blend of classic Barossa grape varieties create the GSM blend, resulting in a very approachable wine with silky soft texture, mouth filling fruit sweetness across the front palate and enticing savoury flavours to follow. Motley Bunch celebrates today’s Barossa Valley and it’s mix of different people, cultures and styles.
Every Saturday in summer our Aussie cricketers take to the pitch hoping to take more wickets than the opposition. For a successful spell, the bowler strives to achieve line and length with every ball. Similarly when blending Cabernet, St Johns look for line and length in every barrel; lines of structure and tannin and length of fruit flavour. Line & Length captures the very spirit of the game long after the final wicket has been taken.
Every winter weekend the red blooded players of St Johns Road take to the field for a true blue test of skill, strength and character. This classic Barossa Shiraz is a testament to great team work combining ripe, rich fruit from the vineyard, balanced oak integration and skilful winemaking. Blood & Courage captures the very spirit of the game long after the final whistle has been blown.