|The historic goldfields at Beechworth are now delivering a different type of gold, in the form of suave white wines with panache and style. Pinot Gris has taken well to the cooler climes and mineral rich soils atop the steeply sloped aspects. Brokenwood»|
|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»|
|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»|
|After many years of dedication to formulating superb Eden Valley Riesling, Elderton have again achieved an excellent expression of the genre, paradoxically the most underrated style of wine in Australia. Small harvests of fruit which show wonderful primary, zesty characters and delicate acid structures are the foundation. Elderton»|
|By the winner of the 2014 Jimmy Watson Trophy! During his time as chief red wine maker at Hardy's, Stephen Pannell became intmate with many of the greater Adelaide region's most splendid sites. A predominantly Syrah wine with a de rigueur inclusion of good Viognier, all picked off a superior low yielding Adelaide Hills vineyard. SC Pannell»|
|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»|
|Stella Bella have won resounding critical acclaim and a reputation for producing artisanly crafted Margaret River wines of great expression, personality and quality. Stella Bella have established an almost peerless reputation after receiving numerous accolades at significant competitions, including coveted Gold and Mission Hill Trophy at the London International, the only southern hemisphere Chardonnay to win such a prestigious award.. Stella Bella»|
|The term Terra rossa means red earth, a rich, free draining soil that is considered by many as the viticultural equivalent of discovering gold. Beneath the strata of red earth at Wrattonbully sits a layer of ancient limestone, a winegrower's dream as it allows free drainage of water, yet ensures vine roots stay close to the surface, putting natural stress on the vine and limiting its vigor and yield. Smith Hooper»|
|Saint Clair continue to deliver Marlborough's most internationally lauded Sauvignon Blanc. The winemaking team are on a perpetual odyssey, to isolate and retain Marlborough's finest harvests, capable of producing wines with intense regionality. Saint Clair»|
|Daniel James Wilson would write DJW rules on school book covers, desks, garden edgings and wet concrete whenever the opportunity arose. In 1997 DJW established a small 5¬Ĺ acre plot of Riesling in the highest and most fertile corner of the family property. Wilson Vineyard»|
|Paringa is one of Victoria's leading estates, having claimed Royal Melbourne Most Successful Winery Trophy and earning impressive international acclaim for it's founder, the eminent Lindsay McCall. His style is defined by his passion for viticulture and devotion to the art of making nothing but the finest wines. Paringa Estate»|
|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»|
Where convict past and Barossa tradition meet, Westlake are a small, family operated vineyard committed to producing exceptional wines
Established to the renowned northern Barossa Valley sub regions of Koonunga and Moppa, Westlake take aim aim to capture the soils and seasons in which these vines grow and to celebrate their differences, ensuring that each vintage will have its own story to tell. By combining a colourful convict past and traditional Barossa heritage, Westlake look forward to continuing a unique story. Ultra rare, hand crafted, Barossan wine with a difference. Right from the start, the vision was to produce the best possible fruit from estate vineyards in a sustainable way, ensuring that the environmental care would benefit future generations. From that came the urge to complete the cycle and make wines from fruit that was only sourced from estate vineyards, tended by hand throughout the year.
The philosophy behind Westlake wines was to capture the soils and seasons in which these vines grow and to celebrate their differences in the bottle. This ensures that every vintage release is a direct reflection on what the vineyard endures throughout the year. Completely open to the forces of nature, there have been some vintages which were not released, due to the fact that they have not reached the highest standards. Rest assured that if it's in the bottle it is good. Finally, there is not much point in doing this if you donít enjoy it or have anyone to share it with, so it is with great joy that Westlake can share with friends everywhere to celebrate what they do.
Nestled amongst the rolling hills at the northern fringe of Barossa Valley is the highly prized Jaensches Vineyard, in family hands for three generations. Although the soils vary across the block they mainly consist of shallow red brown top soils over heavy red clays, scattered with ironstone and quartz. The variations and aspects of each plot provide us great blending material, adding complexity and depth to our wines.
The picturesque Higgins Block Vineyard, located in the sub region of Koonunga, with its gentle slopes falling down to the gum studded creeks, really isnít a bad place to work! This part of the valley has the ability to produce amazingly concentrated world class wines that are highly sought by collectors world wide.
Jaensches Vineyard crops and canopy levels are naturally controlled due to the hard nature of soils and climate. Wines from this block typically display dark fruits, with rich colours and ample tannin structure. Jaensches vineyard has been planted to varieties that are suited to the site such as Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Durif, Grenache, Mataro, Petite Verdot and Viognier. Higgins Vineyard soils consist of shallow red brown top soils over heavy red clays, famous to the Koonunga region to Biscay like soil over red clay. With its rows running East/West it has proven to be ideal in controlling canopy size and crops levels already impressing with spectacular fruit, displaying wonderful aromatics and colour. Planted to Durif, Graciano and several clones of Shiraz, Westlake look forward in showcasing the results of vintages well into the future.