Australian Wine Mixed - 6 Pack Value
Australian Wine Mixed - 6 Pack Value
Australian Wine Mixed - 6 Pack Value
Australian Wine Mixed - 6 Pack Value

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The true taste of Australia. Sample 6 Australian wines from the Land Down Under, with ruby Reds, beautiful White and fascinating Rosés. Exclusively at Pop Up Wine! Buy today.

1 x Chapman Grove Dreaming Dog Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 2018 - Margaret River, Western Australia

James Halliday Five Star Winery

Ben Moroney "Chapman Grove Wines do have a great reputation"

Jane Master, Master of Wine "A densely coloured wine with cool herbal notes and a supple refreshing palate. It is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Shiraz and 5% Merlot. Over the years, Ron has had a series of Maremma dogs to accompany him around the vineyards. These are a breed of aristocratic looking, large white fluffy sheepdogs from Italy. Ron created the Dreaming Dog label in memory of Millie, Maggie, Big Sam & Bollie."

The Winemaker "This is a blend of 53% cabernet , 42% shiraz ,5% merlot. Lovely rich red-purple colour with fine perfumes on the nose. The wine is full and rich on the palate showing plenty of up-front fruit characters and fine tannins finishing with a good length and balance."

Produced by multi-awarded winery Chapman Grove. Since the first release of wines from Chapman Grove in 2006, its wines have been awarded 4 Trophies, 3 Top Gold, 3 Gold, 8 Silver and 39 Bronze Medals.

Acclaimed Margaret Rivery winery, Chapman Grove Wines is producer of Dreaming Dog wines. Chapman Grove is a small winery focussed on making limited edition fine wines from Margaret River, Western Australia. Described by Australia's N#1 wine critic, James Halliday as "a very successful venture", the winery is known for its highly rated wines and was established in 2005 by an esteemed veteran of the industry, Ron Fraser. Pop Up Wine has secured back vintages of a collection of its highly rated wines.

James Halliday "A very successful venture under the control of CEO Ron Fraser. The wines come from the estate vineyards planted to chardonnay, semillon, sauvignon blanc, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and merlot. The wines have three price levels: at the bottom end, the standard Chapman Grove range; then the Reserve Range; and, at the top, ultra-premium wines under the Atticus label."

The winery achieved the highly coveted 5 Red Star rating from James Halliday within three short years of first entering the Wine Companion in 2009. Since the release of the Chapman Grove range in 2006, Chapman Grove wines have been awarded 4 Trophies, 3 Top Gold, 3 Gold, 8 Silver and 39 Bronze Medals.

Margaret River is a highly respected wine region in the southwestern corner of Western Australia. Famous for having a more "European" wine style than its counterparts across the country, Margaret River has made its name through its unusually refined Cabernet Sauvignon (often blended with Merlot), gamey Shiraz, intensely citrusy Chardonnay, and refreshingly grassy "SSB'" blends of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Margaret River's winemakers are particularly proud of it's temperate, coastal location – which is very similar to that of Bordeaux.

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. From its origins in Bordeaux, Cabernet has successfully spread to almost every winegrowing country in the world. It is now the key grape variety in many first-rate New World wine regions, most notably Napa Valley, Coonawarra and Maipo Valley. Wherever they come from, Cabernet Sauvignon wines always seem to demonstrate a handful of common character traits: deep color, good tannin structure, moderate acidity and aromas of blackcurrant, tomato leaf, dark spices and cedarwood.

A Cabernet Shiraz blend is a big red wine. Cabernet Sauvignon, is very present up front and in the finish on the palate. In contrast Shiraz comes into its own on the mid-palate. This combination presents wine that includes notes of cassis and blackberry in the Cabernet to smoke and pepper in the Shiraz. Merlot is added to Cabernet Shiraz blends. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon form the foundation of many of the great wines of Bordeaux, where the classic blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon (often dubbed "Bordeaux Blend") is thought to have originated. Together the three varieties can form a powerful wines.

1 x Willow Bridge Water Dancer Cabernet Merlot 2021 - Geographe, Western Australia

Halliday Wine Companion 5 Star Winery
Halliday Australian Wine Companion ‘Best Wineries of 2014’
Most Successful Western Australian Exhibitor - Perth Wine Show (2020 vintage)

The Winemaker “Aromatic blackberry fruit, anise, ripe black plums and bay leaf aromas. Vibrant Mulberry and blackberry fruits, intense flavour with silky long tannin balanced by fine french oak.” (2020 vintage)

The Australian Wine "The lovely 'Water Dancer' shows off their style. It has aromatic dark fruits of mulberry and black plum; the palate is juicy and plump, with delicious dark chocolate notes and a very light touch of fine French oak." (2017 vintage)

Halliday Australian Wine Companion "Many of its wines offer exceptional value for money."

The Australian Wine "(Australia's N# 1 Wine Critic James) Halliday listed Willow Bridge among his ‘Dark Horse Wineries of 2013’ and then his ‘Best Wineries of 2014’. The estate has also won Most Successful Western Australian Exhibitor at the Perth Wine Show three times!"

Halliday Australian Wine Companion "Willow Bridge Estate is family owned and operated by principals Jeff and Vicki Dewar, who bought the picturesque 180-hectare hillside property in 1996 after an exhaustive search of the state for the ideal vineyard site from which to realize their shared vision of producing world class wines which are both opulent and accessible. The estate is located in a hidden jewel of an area known as the Ferguson Valley (in Geograph Bay in Western Australia) which, at that time, was home to only a few small vineyards. Immediately planting 60 hectares of vines and then building a state of the art winery (the first winery in the area) in time for their first vintage in 2000, established Willow Bridge as the pioneering estate of the area and demonstrated the family’s confidence in the property and resolve to see their vision become reality."

Willow Bridge Estate continues to attract acclaim for the relatively newly established wine growing region of Geographe which is located adjacent to its more famous neighbour, Margaret River, in Western Australia. Wine critcs have heralded the winery for producing quality, good value wines. Winemaking is by veteran Western Australian winemaker, Kim Horton.

The Geographe wine growing region is located near the southern end of the Western Australia's Indian Ocean coast, between the emerging Peel region and famous Margaret River – with which its terroir shares several similarities. The best wines grown in this region include fruity Cabernet Sauvignon (often blended with Merlot), gamey Shiraz, rich, citrusy Chardonnay, and grassy 'SSB' blends of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. The region's profile is increasing with several Geographe wineries winning national and international awards annually. At the heart of Western Australia's wine industry, the region supplies more than 10% of Western Australia's wine.

Cabernet Merlot is a red wine blend that brings forth the best characters of both the varietals used to craft it. The Cabernet Sauvignon renders rich tannins, nice acidity and a great texture to this wine while the plump Merlot brings in juicy fruit flavours. A typical Cabernet Merlot wine is medium-bodied and displays aromas of black fruits and cassis backed with hints of either cedar or vanilla depending on oak maturation technique used. Cabernet Merlot is best enjoyed with food like sautéed shiitake mushrooms, beef roast, venison rump, lamb chops and grilled steak.

1 x Brokenwood Cricket Pitch White Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2021~ Hunter Valley, Australia

Winery established by Australia's N# 1 critic
Wine Companion Five Star Winery

94/100 James Halliday (2016 vintage)

The Winemaker "Some melon and beeswax notes from the Semillon to go with the herbal/tropical Sauvignon Blanc. Citrus flavours on the palate and a zesty finish.....Great colour on release, lots of green tints in this young and easy drinking wine. With the cool, damp start to vintage 2016 the alcohol is more like that of a Hunter Valley Semillon at 11.5%, but with plenty of lifted tropical fruit aromas." (2016 vintage)

The 26th vintage of this famous blend. This wine is a blend of 51% Sauvignon Blanc and 49% Semillon. Three regions make up the blend being Cowra 89%, Orange 6% and Hunter Valley 5%. This wine also highlights Brokenwood's desire here for lower alcohol and weighs in at 11.5% and with plenty of zesty fruit lift.

James Halliday "A deservedly fashionable winery producing consistently excellent wines. Its big-selling Hunter Semillon provides the volume to balance the limited quantities of the flagships ILR Semillon and Graveyard Shiraz. Brokenwood purchased the Graveyard Vineyard from Hungerford Hill in '78 and has been working to totally rehabilitate the vineyard over the ensuing decades. It's been a vine by vine exercise, with a degree of experimentation of rootstocks and clonal material from other, even older vineyards. Next, there is a range of wines coming from regions including Beechworth (a major resource is the associated Indigo Vineyard), Orange, Central Ranges, McLaren Vale, Cowra and elsewhere. In 2017 Iain Riggs celebrated his 35th vintage at the helm of Brokenwood, offering a unique mix of winemaking skills, management of diverse business, and an unerring ability to keep Brokenwood's high profile fresh and newsworthy. He has also contributed a great deal to various wine industry organisations."

Established in 1970 Brokenwood Wines is one of Australia's most reputable premium wine labels and a must-visit in the Hunter Valley. It was established by Australia's leading wine critic, James Halliday.

Consistently listed as a 5-star winery, Brokenwood is home to the famous Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz, the highly acclaimed ILR Reserve Semillon, and the popular Cricket Pitch Range.

The Hunter Valley is the best-known and most highly prized wine region in New South Wales. It is known as the region where the Australian wine industry started. The valley's winemakers have pioneered two distinctive styles of wine (oaked Chardonnay and dry Semillon) and has retained a strong connection with both of them. The Hunter Valley's most famous wine style is its distinctive dry Semillon, made there since the 1870s. Hunter Valley Semillons are renowned for their ability to improve with age.

Sauvignon Blanc – Semillon is a classic white wine blend. It is most widely produced in France, most notably Bordeaux's Graves district, where both Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon are well-established varieties. It also has more recently caught on in Australia, particularly Margaret River. The versatile blend is typically made into crisp, dry wines, but it is also the blend of choice for the world's most prestigious sweet wine style, Sauternes. The blend is endowed with vibrant acidity and grassy aromas by Sauvignon Blanc, and its structure and mouthfeel from Semillon. This blend is a modern, simplified version of the classic White Bordeaux Blend, in which Muscadelle, Sauvignon Gris, Ugni Blanc, Colombard and Merlot Blanc may be added to the mix.

1 x Patrick of Coonawarra P Series Rose 2021 ~ Coonawarra, South Australia

Bronze - Erin Larkin
91/100 Q Wine Reviews (2019 vintage)
91/100 Wineshowcase Magazine (2019 vintage)

James Halliday 5 Star Winery

GOLD - Royal Hobart Wine Show (2019 vintage)
GOLD - China Wine and Spirits Awards (2019 vintage)
SILVER - Limestone Coast Wine Show (2019 vintage)
BRONZE - Perth Royal Wine Show (2019 vintage)
BRONZE - Australia New Zealand Boutique Wine Show (2019 vintage)

Erin Larkin "...a unique field blend', reads the back of the bottle. This is lean, green (like a crunchy green apple) and with only a hint of strawberry, or red berry through the finish."

Vintage Note "2021 was an overall standout vintage. Near perfect ripening condition and cool, mild weather kept the natural acidity of the whites fresh. Harvest decisions were precicely made and optimal balance of ripeness and acidity was achieved."

Hunter & Bligh "From the Limestone Coast in South Australia, the Patrick of Coonawarra P-Series Rosé exhibits the essence of the modern Australian rosé. Vibrantly coloured, this creamy style drop embodies floral aromas and berry fruit flavours on the palate. This is dry in sugar but has just enough fruit sweetness and weight to be both interesting and refreshing." (2020 vintage)

The Winemaker "A style that I like to drink, being dry in sugar but having enough fruit sweetness and weight to be interesting and refreshing. The grapes were picked, crushed and left on skins for 8 hours to enhance the floral aromas and berry fruit flavour, whilst releasing some of the vibrant colour." (2019 vintage)

The Real Review "Lovely in the glass. Strawberries, raspberries and red cherries, all the red fruits. It's dry and measured, with more than a tease of phenolic grip on the back-palate." (2019 vintage)

QWine "Luke Toccaciu delivers a smashable drink - Sunday afternoons are all go with this. Soft red fruits and berries speak softly. A creamy presence through the mid-palate adds another element of pleasure as a result of a portion seeing old oak for a couple of months. Red cherries continue to call you back. Bone dry, it screams smashablility with a dab of fruit sweetness teasing you into another sip. When things heat up, be sure to know this will cool you down with ease". (2019 vintage)

The Cheeky Vino "easy-drinking goodness that goes perfectly with a Sunday afternoon. Relax into the balanced flavours of fruit and acidity that make it all too easy to polish off a bottle. With or without food, this wine is affordable and sure to please!" (2019 vintage)

Patrick's of Coonawarra was founded by Patrick Tocaciu; one of Australia's leading wine (and AFL football) figures. Patrick's reputation for producing exceptional wine earned him many international accolades for the major labels he worked as Chief Winemaker, including; Tollana, Penfolds, and Hollick Wines. Patrick's distinguished reputation continued with the establishment of his own Patrick of Coonawarra Estate label. The wines are built on the solid foundation of extensive estate vineyards: 36 hectares in Coonawarra and 42 hectares in Wrattonbully. The Wrattonbully plantings contain shiraz, sauvignon blanc, and some of the riesling. All of the cabernets are grown in Coonawarra. The Estate is now managed by his oenologist son, Luke who continues the tradition of producing wines of varietal and regional excellence.

Coonawarra is the most important wine region within the Limestone Coast zone of South Australia, credited with producing some of the best red wines in the entire country, and often described as Australia's most famous terroir. It is located in the far south-east of the state, adjoining the border with Victoria south of Wrattonbully.

Rosé derives its name from the French word for pink. In Spain, it is rosado and in Italy Rosato. Rosé’s flavours and styles are as varied as the food it matches. Rosé predates white and red wine with ancient rosé-style wines dating back 8,000 years. The colour of rosé can vary dramatically. A deep fuchsia pink rosé may be bone-dry, though it’s likely to be full flavoured given balance by a gentle squeeze of tannin. Tannin primarily comes from the skin of a grape – as does colour. It’s tannin that sets rosé apart from white and red wine. Almost all wine grapes have clear juice; it’s the skins that give the colour. Grenache is the most popular grape used in rosé, with its lifted confectionary aromas, juicy red fruit flavours and mild-mannered tannins creating the textbook triumvirate for rosé. The temperate Provence region of France is home to some of the world’s most acclaimed rosé, perhaps naturally, given it’s widely planted with grenache and its Rhône varietals; mourvèdre, cinsault and syrah.

1 x Willow Bridge Water Dancer Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2021 - Geographe, Western Australia

Gold - Asia Wine Trophy (2019 vintage)
Gold - Berlin Wine Trophy (2019 vintage)
Gold - Berlin Wine Trophy (2018 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine Challenge (2015 vintage)
Gold & Trophy Winner for 'Best White Blend of 2017' - Geographe Wine Show
Halliday Australian Wine Companion ‘Best Wineries of 2014’
Most Successful Western Australian Exhibitor - Perth Wine Show

Halliday Wine Companion 5 Star Winery

The Winemaker “This wine captures the wonderful spectrum of citrus and tropical flavours found across the vineyard. Vibrant and refreshing in style, the Sauvignon Blanc is aromatic and crisp whilst the Semillon adds an extra dimension to the wine and depth to the palate.”

Winemaker Tasting Notes: "Lifted passionfruit, tropical fruits and lime zest with moderate herbaceous notes. Flavoursome palate of passionfruit, sweet pears and nectarine, fresh and textured with a long fine finish."

The Australian Wine "If you love a fine WA Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, then don’t miss the gorgeous ‘Water Dancer’ Geographe example from 5 Red Star Willow Bridge. Winner of Gold AND the Trophy for Best White Blend of the 2017 Geographe Show, it shimmers with bright, cut-grass and citrus flavours on a vibrantly zesty palate. One for fresh seafood ... enjoy!" (2017 vintage)

Halliday Australian Wine Companion "Many of its wines offer exceptional value for money." (2020 vintage)

The Australian Wine "(Australai's N# 1 Wine Critic James) Halliday listed Willow Bridge among his ‘Dark Horse Wineries of 2013’ and then his ‘Best Wineries of 2014’. The estate has also won Most Successful Western Australian Exhibitor at the Perth Wine Show three times!"

Halliday Australian Wine Companion "Willow Bridge Estate is family owned and operated by principals Jeff and Vicki Dewar, who bought the picturesque 180-hectare hillside property in 1996 after an exhaustive search of the state for the ideal vineyard site from which to realize their shared vision of producing world class wines which are both opulent and accessible. The estate is located in a hidden jewel of an area known as the Ferguson Valley (in Geograph Bay in Western Australia) which, at that time, was home to only a few small vineyards. Immediately planting 60 hectares of vines and then building a state of the art winery (the first winery in the area) in time for their first vintage in 2000, established Willow Bridge as the pioneering estate of the area and demonstrated the family’s confidence in the property and resolve to see their vision become reality."

Willow Bridge Estate continues to attract acclaim for the relatively newly established wine growing region of Geographe which is located adjacent to its more famous neighbour Margaret River, in Western Australia. Wine critcs have heralded the winery for producing quality, good value wines. Winemaking is by veteran Western Australian winemaker, Kim Horton.

The Geographe wine growing region is located near the southern end of the Western Australia's Indian Ocean coast, between the emerging Peel region and famous Margaret River – with which its terroir shares several similarities. The best wines grown in this region include fruity Cabernet Sauvignon (often blended with Merlot), gamey Shiraz, rich, citrusy Chardonnay, and grassy 'SSB' blends of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. The region's profile is increasing with several Geographe wineries winning national and international awards annually. At the heart of Western Australia's wine industry, the region supplies more than 10% of Western Australia's wine.

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc is a classic white wine blend. It is most widely produced in France (most notably Bordeaux's Graves district), where both Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon are well-established varieties. It is also a popular wine blend in Australia (particularly in Margaret River), South Africa, the United States, Argentina. The versatile blend is typically made into crisp, dry wines, but it is also the blend of choice for the world's most prestigious sweet wine style, Sauternes. The blend is endowed with vibrant acidity and grassy aromas by Sauvignon Blanc, and its structure and mouthfeel from Semillon.

1 x Republic of Wine Shiraz 2018 ~ South Australia, Australia

The Winemaker "Ruby red with violet hue. Lifted cherry and plum nose with whispers of cassis, bramble and allspice. A juicy, soft rich palate which displays red cherry, ripe plum and blackcurrant fruit upfront with these fleshy characters coalescing with subtle layers of chocolate, mint, clove and sweet earthy beetroot … well-integrated spicy oak which along with the with vibrant youthful tannins extends to a clean, lingering finish." (2015 vintage)

Awaiting ratings for current vintage.

Made in South Australia, the country’s primary wine-producing state. South Australia houses all the big-name regions of Clare Valley, McLaren Vale, Barossa and is famous worldwide for its Shiraz.

Republic of Wine wine-makers travel Australia and New Zealand buying the best fruit available, making their infamous wine in South Australia.

Shiraz, also known as Syrah is a popular red wine. Though the spiritual homeland of this red grape is France, Syrah has been planted throughout the world to great success. It expresses itself differently depending on the climate, soil and regional style.

Syrah is typically bold and full-bodied, with aromatic notes of smoke, black fruit and pepper spice. Stylistically, it can be round and fruity, or dense and tannic. And in warmer New World regions like Australia, Syrah is most often be called Shiraz.

Winemakers who work in cooler-climate growing regions, both in the Old World and New World, tend to call their wines Syrah. The most famous examples come from the northern Rhône Valley of France, notably Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie. In the New World, in regions like Sonoma Coast, California; Yarra Valley, Australia; and parts of Chile, the wines are called Syrah because they emulate the leaner, acid-driven, savory styles of the Old World French classics.

Shiraz tends to come from warmer growing climates, namely the South Australian regions of Barossa, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills. Stylistically, these wines are lush, fruit-forward examples that embody the warmer, sunnier climate. Shiraz is so important to Australian viticulture that it is the most planted grape variety in the majority of Australian vineyards and has become virtually synonymous with the country's wine regions, and in particular the Barossa Valley.

The true taste of Australia. Sample 6 Australian wines from the Land Down Under, with ruby Reds, beautiful White and fascinating Rosés. Exclusively at Pop Up Wine! Buy today.

1 x Chapman Grove Dreaming Dog Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 2018 - Margaret River, Western Australia

James Halliday Five Star Winery

Ben Moroney "Chapman Grove Wines do have a great reputation"

Jane Master, Master of Wine "A densely coloured wine with cool herbal notes and a supple refreshing palate. It is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Shiraz and 5% Merlot. Over the years, Ron has had a series of Maremma dogs to accompany him around the vineyards. These are a breed of aristocratic looking, large white fluffy sheepdogs from Italy. Ron created the Dreaming Dog label in memory of Millie, Maggie, Big Sam & Bollie."

The Winemaker "This is a blend of 53% cabernet , 42% shiraz ,5% merlot. Lovely rich red-purple colour with fine perfumes on the nose. The wine is full and rich on the palate showing plenty of up-front fruit characters and fine tannins finishing with a good length and balance."

Produced by multi-awarded winery Chapman Grove. Since the first release of wines from Chapman Grove in 2006, its wines have been awarded 4 Trophies, 3 Top Gold, 3 Gold, 8 Silver and 39 Bronze Medals.

Acclaimed Margaret Rivery winery, Chapman Grove Wines is producer of Dreaming Dog wines. Chapman Grove is a small winery focussed on making limited edition fine wines from Margaret River, Western Australia. Described by Australia's N#1 wine critic, James Halliday as "a very successful venture", the winery is known for its highly rated wines and was established in 2005 by an esteemed veteran of the industry, Ron Fraser. Pop Up Wine has secured back vintages of a collection of its highly rated wines.

James Halliday "A very successful venture under the control of CEO Ron Fraser. The wines come from the estate vineyards planted to chardonnay, semillon, sauvignon blanc, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and merlot. The wines have three price levels: at the bottom end, the standard Chapman Grove range; then the Reserve Range; and, at the top, ultra-premium wines under the Atticus label."

The winery achieved the highly coveted 5 Red Star rating from James Halliday within three short years of first entering the Wine Companion in 2009. Since the release of the Chapman Grove range in 2006, Chapman Grove wines have been awarded 4 Trophies, 3 Top Gold, 3 Gold, 8 Silver and 39 Bronze Medals.

Margaret River is a highly respected wine region in the southwestern corner of Western Australia. Famous for having a more "European" wine style than its counterparts across the country, Margaret River has made its name through its unusually refined Cabernet Sauvignon (often blended with Merlot), gamey Shiraz, intensely citrusy Chardonnay, and refreshingly grassy "SSB'" blends of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Margaret River's winemakers are particularly proud of it's temperate, coastal location – which is very similar to that of Bordeaux.

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. From its origins in Bordeaux, Cabernet has successfully spread to almost every winegrowing country in the world. It is now the key grape variety in many first-rate New World wine regions, most notably Napa Valley, Coonawarra and Maipo Valley. Wherever they come from, Cabernet Sauvignon wines always seem to demonstrate a handful of common character traits: deep color, good tannin structure, moderate acidity and aromas of blackcurrant, tomato leaf, dark spices and cedarwood.

A Cabernet Shiraz blend is a big red wine. Cabernet Sauvignon, is very present up front and in the finish on the palate. In contrast Shiraz comes into its own on the mid-palate. This combination presents wine that includes notes of cassis and blackberry in the Cabernet to smoke and pepper in the Shiraz. Merlot is added to Cabernet Shiraz blends. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon form the foundation of many of the great wines of Bordeaux, where the classic blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon (often dubbed "Bordeaux Blend") is thought to have originated. Together the three varieties can form a powerful wines.

1 x Willow Bridge Water Dancer Cabernet Merlot 2021 - Geographe, Western Australia

Halliday Wine Companion 5 Star Winery
Halliday Australian Wine Companion ‘Best Wineries of 2014’
Most Successful Western Australian Exhibitor - Perth Wine Show (2020 vintage)

The Winemaker “Aromatic blackberry fruit, anise, ripe black plums and bay leaf aromas. Vibrant Mulberry and blackberry fruits, intense flavour with silky long tannin balanced by fine french oak.” (2020 vintage)

The Australian Wine "The lovely 'Water Dancer' shows off their style. It has aromatic dark fruits of mulberry and black plum; the palate is juicy and plump, with delicious dark chocolate notes and a very light touch of fine French oak." (2017 vintage)

Halliday Australian Wine Companion "Many of its wines offer exceptional value for money."

The Australian Wine "(Australia's N# 1 Wine Critic James) Halliday listed Willow Bridge among his ‘Dark Horse Wineries of 2013’ and then his ‘Best Wineries of 2014’. The estate has also won Most Successful Western Australian Exhibitor at the Perth Wine Show three times!"

Halliday Australian Wine Companion "Willow Bridge Estate is family owned and operated by principals Jeff and Vicki Dewar, who bought the picturesque 180-hectare hillside property in 1996 after an exhaustive search of the state for the ideal vineyard site from which to realize their shared vision of producing world class wines which are both opulent and accessible. The estate is located in a hidden jewel of an area known as the Ferguson Valley (in Geograph Bay in Western Australia) which, at that time, was home to only a few small vineyards. Immediately planting 60 hectares of vines and then building a state of the art winery (the first winery in the area) in time for their first vintage in 2000, established Willow Bridge as the pioneering estate of the area and demonstrated the family’s confidence in the property and resolve to see their vision become reality."

Willow Bridge Estate continues to attract acclaim for the relatively newly established wine growing region of Geographe which is located adjacent to its more famous neighbour, Margaret River, in Western Australia. Wine critcs have heralded the winery for producing quality, good value wines. Winemaking is by veteran Western Australian winemaker, Kim Horton.

The Geographe wine growing region is located near the southern end of the Western Australia's Indian Ocean coast, between the emerging Peel region and famous Margaret River – with which its terroir shares several similarities. The best wines grown in this region include fruity Cabernet Sauvignon (often blended with Merlot), gamey Shiraz, rich, citrusy Chardonnay, and grassy 'SSB' blends of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. The region's profile is increasing with several Geographe wineries winning national and international awards annually. At the heart of Western Australia's wine industry, the region supplies more than 10% of Western Australia's wine.

Cabernet Merlot is a red wine blend that brings forth the best characters of both the varietals used to craft it. The Cabernet Sauvignon renders rich tannins, nice acidity and a great texture to this wine while the plump Merlot brings in juicy fruit flavours. A typical Cabernet Merlot wine is medium-bodied and displays aromas of black fruits and cassis backed with hints of either cedar or vanilla depending on oak maturation technique used. Cabernet Merlot is best enjoyed with food like sautéed shiitake mushrooms, beef roast, venison rump, lamb chops and grilled steak.

1 x Brokenwood Cricket Pitch White Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2021~ Hunter Valley, Australia

Winery established by Australia's N# 1 critic
Wine Companion Five Star Winery

94/100 James Halliday (2016 vintage)

The Winemaker "Some melon and beeswax notes from the Semillon to go with the herbal/tropical Sauvignon Blanc. Citrus flavours on the palate and a zesty finish.....Great colour on release, lots of green tints in this young and easy drinking wine. With the cool, damp start to vintage 2016 the alcohol is more like that of a Hunter Valley Semillon at 11.5%, but with plenty of lifted tropical fruit aromas." (2016 vintage)

The 26th vintage of this famous blend. This wine is a blend of 51% Sauvignon Blanc and 49% Semillon. Three regions make up the blend being Cowra 89%, Orange 6% and Hunter Valley 5%. This wine also highlights Brokenwood's desire here for lower alcohol and weighs in at 11.5% and with plenty of zesty fruit lift.

James Halliday "A deservedly fashionable winery producing consistently excellent wines. Its big-selling Hunter Semillon provides the volume to balance the limited quantities of the flagships ILR Semillon and Graveyard Shiraz. Brokenwood purchased the Graveyard Vineyard from Hungerford Hill in '78 and has been working to totally rehabilitate the vineyard over the ensuing decades. It's been a vine by vine exercise, with a degree of experimentation of rootstocks and clonal material from other, even older vineyards. Next, there is a range of wines coming from regions including Beechworth (a major resource is the associated Indigo Vineyard), Orange, Central Ranges, McLaren Vale, Cowra and elsewhere. In 2017 Iain Riggs celebrated his 35th vintage at the helm of Brokenwood, offering a unique mix of winemaking skills, management of diverse business, and an unerring ability to keep Brokenwood's high profile fresh and newsworthy. He has also contributed a great deal to various wine industry organisations."

Established in 1970 Brokenwood Wines is one of Australia's most reputable premium wine labels and a must-visit in the Hunter Valley. It was established by Australia's leading wine critic, James Halliday.

Consistently listed as a 5-star winery, Brokenwood is home to the famous Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz, the highly acclaimed ILR Reserve Semillon, and the popular Cricket Pitch Range.

The Hunter Valley is the best-known and most highly prized wine region in New South Wales. It is known as the region where the Australian wine industry started. The valley's winemakers have pioneered two distinctive styles of wine (oaked Chardonnay and dry Semillon) and has retained a strong connection with both of them. The Hunter Valley's most famous wine style is its distinctive dry Semillon, made there since the 1870s. Hunter Valley Semillons are renowned for their ability to improve with age.

Sauvignon Blanc – Semillon is a classic white wine blend. It is most widely produced in France, most notably Bordeaux's Graves district, where both Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon are well-established varieties. It also has more recently caught on in Australia, particularly Margaret River. The versatile blend is typically made into crisp, dry wines, but it is also the blend of choice for the world's most prestigious sweet wine style, Sauternes. The blend is endowed with vibrant acidity and grassy aromas by Sauvignon Blanc, and its structure and mouthfeel from Semillon. This blend is a modern, simplified version of the classic White Bordeaux Blend, in which Muscadelle, Sauvignon Gris, Ugni Blanc, Colombard and Merlot Blanc may be added to the mix.

1 x Patrick of Coonawarra P Series Rose 2021 ~ Coonawarra, South Australia

Bronze - Erin Larkin
91/100 Q Wine Reviews (2019 vintage)
91/100 Wineshowcase Magazine (2019 vintage)

James Halliday 5 Star Winery

GOLD - Royal Hobart Wine Show (2019 vintage)
GOLD - China Wine and Spirits Awards (2019 vintage)
SILVER - Limestone Coast Wine Show (2019 vintage)
BRONZE - Perth Royal Wine Show (2019 vintage)
BRONZE - Australia New Zealand Boutique Wine Show (2019 vintage)

Erin Larkin "...a unique field blend', reads the back of the bottle. This is lean, green (like a crunchy green apple) and with only a hint of strawberry, or red berry through the finish."

Vintage Note "2021 was an overall standout vintage. Near perfect ripening condition and cool, mild weather kept the natural acidity of the whites fresh. Harvest decisions were precicely made and optimal balance of ripeness and acidity was achieved."

Hunter & Bligh "From the Limestone Coast in South Australia, the Patrick of Coonawarra P-Series Rosé exhibits the essence of the modern Australian rosé. Vibrantly coloured, this creamy style drop embodies floral aromas and berry fruit flavours on the palate. This is dry in sugar but has just enough fruit sweetness and weight to be both interesting and refreshing." (2020 vintage)

The Winemaker "A style that I like to drink, being dry in sugar but having enough fruit sweetness and weight to be interesting and refreshing. The grapes were picked, crushed and left on skins for 8 hours to enhance the floral aromas and berry fruit flavour, whilst releasing some of the vibrant colour." (2019 vintage)

The Real Review "Lovely in the glass. Strawberries, raspberries and red cherries, all the red fruits. It's dry and measured, with more than a tease of phenolic grip on the back-palate." (2019 vintage)

QWine "Luke Toccaciu delivers a smashable drink - Sunday afternoons are all go with this. Soft red fruits and berries speak softly. A creamy presence through the mid-palate adds another element of pleasure as a result of a portion seeing old oak for a couple of months. Red cherries continue to call you back. Bone dry, it screams smashablility with a dab of fruit sweetness teasing you into another sip. When things heat up, be sure to know this will cool you down with ease". (2019 vintage)

The Cheeky Vino "easy-drinking goodness that goes perfectly with a Sunday afternoon. Relax into the balanced flavours of fruit and acidity that make it all too easy to polish off a bottle. With or without food, this wine is affordable and sure to please!" (2019 vintage)

Patrick's of Coonawarra was founded by Patrick Tocaciu; one of Australia's leading wine (and AFL football) figures. Patrick's reputation for producing exceptional wine earned him many international accolades for the major labels he worked as Chief Winemaker, including; Tollana, Penfolds, and Hollick Wines. Patrick's distinguished reputation continued with the establishment of his own Patrick of Coonawarra Estate label. The wines are built on the solid foundation of extensive estate vineyards: 36 hectares in Coonawarra and 42 hectares in Wrattonbully. The Wrattonbully plantings contain shiraz, sauvignon blanc, and some of the riesling. All of the cabernets are grown in Coonawarra. The Estate is now managed by his oenologist son, Luke who continues the tradition of producing wines of varietal and regional excellence.

Coonawarra is the most important wine region within the Limestone Coast zone of South Australia, credited with producing some of the best red wines in the entire country, and often described as Australia's most famous terroir. It is located in the far south-east of the state, adjoining the border with Victoria south of Wrattonbully.

Rosé derives its name from the French word for pink. In Spain, it is rosado and in Italy Rosato. Rosé’s flavours and styles are as varied as the food it matches. Rosé predates white and red wine with ancient rosé-style wines dating back 8,000 years. The colour of rosé can vary dramatically. A deep fuchsia pink rosé may be bone-dry, though it’s likely to be full flavoured given balance by a gentle squeeze of tannin. Tannin primarily comes from the skin of a grape – as does colour. It’s tannin that sets rosé apart from white and red wine. Almost all wine grapes have clear juice; it’s the skins that give the colour. Grenache is the most popular grape used in rosé, with its lifted confectionary aromas, juicy red fruit flavours and mild-mannered tannins creating the textbook triumvirate for rosé. The temperate Provence region of France is home to some of the world’s most acclaimed rosé, perhaps naturally, given it’s widely planted with grenache and its Rhône varietals; mourvèdre, cinsault and syrah.

1 x Willow Bridge Water Dancer Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2021 - Geographe, Western Australia

Gold - Asia Wine Trophy (2019 vintage)
Gold - Berlin Wine Trophy (2019 vintage)
Gold - Berlin Wine Trophy (2018 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine Challenge (2015 vintage)
Gold & Trophy Winner for 'Best White Blend of 2017' - Geographe Wine Show
Halliday Australian Wine Companion ‘Best Wineries of 2014’
Most Successful Western Australian Exhibitor - Perth Wine Show

Halliday Wine Companion 5 Star Winery

The Winemaker “This wine captures the wonderful spectrum of citrus and tropical flavours found across the vineyard. Vibrant and refreshing in style, the Sauvignon Blanc is aromatic and crisp whilst the Semillon adds an extra dimension to the wine and depth to the palate.”

Winemaker Tasting Notes: "Lifted passionfruit, tropical fruits and lime zest with moderate herbaceous notes. Flavoursome palate of passionfruit, sweet pears and nectarine, fresh and textured with a long fine finish."

The Australian Wine "If you love a fine WA Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, then don’t miss the gorgeous ‘Water Dancer’ Geographe example from 5 Red Star Willow Bridge. Winner of Gold AND the Trophy for Best White Blend of the 2017 Geographe Show, it shimmers with bright, cut-grass and citrus flavours on a vibrantly zesty palate. One for fresh seafood ... enjoy!" (2017 vintage)

Halliday Australian Wine Companion "Many of its wines offer exceptional value for money." (2020 vintage)

The Australian Wine "(Australai's N# 1 Wine Critic James) Halliday listed Willow Bridge among his ‘Dark Horse Wineries of 2013’ and then his ‘Best Wineries of 2014’. The estate has also won Most Successful Western Australian Exhibitor at the Perth Wine Show three times!"

Halliday Australian Wine Companion "Willow Bridge Estate is family owned and operated by principals Jeff and Vicki Dewar, who bought the picturesque 180-hectare hillside property in 1996 after an exhaustive search of the state for the ideal vineyard site from which to realize their shared vision of producing world class wines which are both opulent and accessible. The estate is located in a hidden jewel of an area known as the Ferguson Valley (in Geograph Bay in Western Australia) which, at that time, was home to only a few small vineyards. Immediately planting 60 hectares of vines and then building a state of the art winery (the first winery in the area) in time for their first vintage in 2000, established Willow Bridge as the pioneering estate of the area and demonstrated the family’s confidence in the property and resolve to see their vision become reality."

Willow Bridge Estate continues to attract acclaim for the relatively newly established wine growing region of Geographe which is located adjacent to its more famous neighbour Margaret River, in Western Australia. Wine critcs have heralded the winery for producing quality, good value wines. Winemaking is by veteran Western Australian winemaker, Kim Horton.

The Geographe wine growing region is located near the southern end of the Western Australia's Indian Ocean coast, between the emerging Peel region and famous Margaret River – with which its terroir shares several similarities. The best wines grown in this region include fruity Cabernet Sauvignon (often blended with Merlot), gamey Shiraz, rich, citrusy Chardonnay, and grassy 'SSB' blends of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. The region's profile is increasing with several Geographe wineries winning national and international awards annually. At the heart of Western Australia's wine industry, the region supplies more than 10% of Western Australia's wine.

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc is a classic white wine blend. It is most widely produced in France (most notably Bordeaux's Graves district), where both Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon are well-established varieties. It is also a popular wine blend in Australia (particularly in Margaret River), South Africa, the United States, Argentina. The versatile blend is typically made into crisp, dry wines, but it is also the blend of choice for the world's most prestigious sweet wine style, Sauternes. The blend is endowed with vibrant acidity and grassy aromas by Sauvignon Blanc, and its structure and mouthfeel from Semillon.

1 x Republic of Wine Shiraz 2018 ~ South Australia, Australia

The Winemaker "Ruby red with violet hue. Lifted cherry and plum nose with whispers of cassis, bramble and allspice. A juicy, soft rich palate which displays red cherry, ripe plum and blackcurrant fruit upfront with these fleshy characters coalescing with subtle layers of chocolate, mint, clove and sweet earthy beetroot … well-integrated spicy oak which along with the with vibrant youthful tannins extends to a clean, lingering finish." (2015 vintage)

Awaiting ratings for current vintage.

Made in South Australia, the country’s primary wine-producing state. South Australia houses all the big-name regions of Clare Valley, McLaren Vale, Barossa and is famous worldwide for its Shiraz.

Republic of Wine wine-makers travel Australia and New Zealand buying the best fruit available, making their infamous wine in South Australia.

Shiraz, also known as Syrah is a popular red wine. Though the spiritual homeland of this red grape is France, Syrah has been planted throughout the world to great success. It expresses itself differently depending on the climate, soil and regional style.

Syrah is typically bold and full-bodied, with aromatic notes of smoke, black fruit and pepper spice. Stylistically, it can be round and fruity, or dense and tannic. And in warmer New World regions like Australia, Syrah is most often be called Shiraz.

Winemakers who work in cooler-climate growing regions, both in the Old World and New World, tend to call their wines Syrah. The most famous examples come from the northern Rhône Valley of France, notably Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie. In the New World, in regions like Sonoma Coast, California; Yarra Valley, Australia; and parts of Chile, the wines are called Syrah because they emulate the leaner, acid-driven, savory styles of the Old World French classics.

Shiraz tends to come from warmer growing climates, namely the South Australian regions of Barossa, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills. Stylistically, these wines are lush, fruit-forward examples that embody the warmer, sunnier climate. Shiraz is so important to Australian viticulture that it is the most planted grape variety in the majority of Australian vineyards and has become virtually synonymous with the country's wine regions, and in particular the Barossa Valley.