Australian Wine Mixed - 6 Pack Value
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Embark on a flavorful journey with our Australian Wine Mixed, available in a 6 pack value—a delightful assortment capturing the essence of Down Under. This carefully curated collection showcases the diversity of Australian wines. Perfect for any occasion, this 6-pack offers a taste of the unique terroirs and varietals that define Australian winemaking.

1 x Chapman Grove Estate Rose 2017 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia

Bronze - Sydney Royal Wine Show
Gold - International Rosé Competition (2016 Vintage)
Australian Wine Companion - Best Margaret River Wineries of the Regions 2020

Virgin Australia Business Class Wine List (2010 Vintage)

Award Winning Winery

James Halliday Wine Companion - "A wine on the cusp of silver medal standard." (2013 Vintage)

The Winemaker “Bright & vibrantly rich in colour with a lovely perfume and hints of wild raspberries dusted with icing sugar and cloves on the nose. This is a drier style of Rosé with a full and vibrant palate showcasing powerful summer fruit flavours with enough acidity to enable it to be matched with a variety of dishes.”

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.

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.

Chapman Grove Wines 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.

Chapman Grove focuses on producing exceptional fruit which is all 100% estate grown to create its world-class wines. Its range includes varieties most suited to the Margaret River climate, with French oak used to bring out flavours of the terroir, creating a true expression of the region.

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.

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 a 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 accliamed rosé, perhaps naturally, given it’s widely planted with grenache and its Rhône varietals; mourvèdre, cinsault and syrah.

1 x Glenlofty GO Shiraz 2017 ~ Pyrenees Victoria Australia

Bronze - Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion
Bronze - Aaron Brasher, The Real Review
91/100 The Wine Front (2015 vintage)
91/100 CellarTracker (2015 vintage)
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards (2015 vintage)
Bronze - Huon Hooke, The Real Review (2015 vintage)

Silver - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2020
Gold - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2019 (2015 vintage)
Silver - China Wine & Spirits Awards 2019 (2015 vintage)
Silver - International Wine Challenge UK 2018 (2015 vintage)
Silver - ANZ Boutique Wine Show 2018 (2015 vintage)

Aaron Brasher, The Real Review "Ripe, dark cherry, spice and cool, minty aromatics. Flavours are driven by a crunchy, tangy, red cherry spiciness that is lively, fresh and bright. Quite a straightforward wine that needs a little time for the angles to soften"

Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion "Upfront and sweet-fruited red that is ready to go right now. Ripe red berries, blue fruits and juniper spice drive the engine. Smooth and succulent on the palate. Meets the price point perfectly."

Huon Hooke, The Real Review "Deep ruby colour without purple tints, but the wine is in OK condition, with some developed raspberry, chocolate nuances. There's a whiff of oak and a lot of developed characteristics. The palate is full-bodied and drying, showing development from age but not really complex." (2015 vintage)

Tastings.com " Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of candied bacon, purple fruit, nutmeg, and black pepper with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a smooth, charming, medium-length finish with notes of plum pudding, grilled spice cake, and sage tea with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A sturdy Shiraz for grilled meats." (2015 vintage)

The Winemaker “Red and black fruits abound, supported by earthy and savoury characters as well as licorice and spice. Complex length of flavour.”

Winestate Magazine "Glenlofty’s vineyards have been carefully nurtured since 1995 in the cool-climate foothills of Victoria’s Pyrenees. Formerly blended into premium wines produced by Penfolds, Seppelts, Rosemount and Brown Bros, Glenlofty’s remarkable fruit has been bottled under its own Glenlofty Wines label only since 2013. Early industry applause has been rapid, as demonstrated by its awards."

The award winning Australian winery Glenlofty has vineyards located 340 metres above sea level in the heart of one of Australia's most famous cool climate wine growing regions, the Victorian Pyrenees. Here the climate, ancient granitic soil types and varying slopes mirror those of France’s northern Rhône region. Until 2010 Glenlofty sent their cool-climate premium fruit for blending into high-end wines under Seppelts and Penfolds labels. In 2010 the 140 ha vineyards were acquired by the pioneering Richmond-Smith family, well-known in Australian agriculture since 1839. The first wines released under the Glenlofty brand appeared in 2013, and were an immediate success, winning gold medals across the world.

Shiraz is the name given to the dark-skinned Syrah grape when grown in Australia and selected pockets of the New World. Though genetically identical, the stylistic differences between Shiraz and Syrah are usually pronounced.

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.

1 x Sticks Chardonnay 2021 - Yarra Valley, Australia

Bronze - Philip Rich, Halliday Wine Companion (2020 vintage)
90/100 Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion (2019 vintage)
Bronze - Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion (2018 vintage)
90/100 Steven Creber, Halliday Wine Companion (2017 vintage)
Bronze - Huon Hooke, The Real Review (2017 vintage)

Bronze - International Wine Challenge (2017 vintage)
Bronze - Hong Kong IWSC (2017 vintage)

Philip Rich, Halliday Wine Companion "...displaying orchard fruits, grapefruit pith and a gentle creaminess. The palate is textured, even and moderately long."

Philip Rich, Halliday Wine Companion "Ripe with nectarine and peach fruit, together with a little candied ginger. Gently creamy, textured, open and ready to drink." (2020 vintage)

Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion "An easygoing, drink-me-now wine with dabs of lemon and curd, herbs and spices. While it's short on the finish, it has savouriness and a hint of creamy lees texture. It meets the brief well." (2019 vintage)

Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion "Fun and flirty with easy-drinking appeal. Some stone fruit, lemon and fresh acidity with a smidge of texture." (2018 vintage)

Steven Creber, Halliday Wine Companion "Yarra chardonnay by the numbers here, but expertly executed, and a fine vintage helps. Stone fruit, citrus and melon are the prevailing aromas, some complexity injected with a nutty oak-and-or-lees character well integrated. Ripe fruit on the palate, a mirror image of the bouquet, with soft but fresh acidity to carry it along, and then a twist of grapefruit on the finish." (2017 vintage)

Sticks winery has been Australia's Yarra Valley's quiet achiever for over 20 years and now stands among the region's most well-known wineries. Established by the famous footballer-turned winemaker, Rob Dolan who established Punt Winery and his own Roba. Dolan label. Sticks sources fruit from Victoria's famous Yarra Valley, which is known as one of Australia's leading cool-climate wine regions. Sticks wines are modern takes on the Yarra Valley classics, all crafted with drinkability front of mind.

The Yarra Valley is a well-respected Australian wine region that occupies the eastern half of the Port Phillip viticultural zone in the diminutive state of Victoria. At complete odds with the usual, hot and dry Shiraz-growing image of Australia, Yarra Valley is best known for its bright, complex wines made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Chardonnay is one of the world’s most popular grapes, Chardonnay is made in a wide range of styles from lean, to rich, creamy white wines aged in oak. Bolder, richer, full-bodied and buttery Chardonnays are made using oak and are produced in California, Burgundy, and Australia. Unoaked chardonnays such as Chablis and those produced in Chile, New Zealand, and other parts of France are leaner and often crisp and minerally, with delicate flavours. By law, if a label says “Chablis,” it must be Chardonnay.

1 x Pikes Hills & Valleys Riesling 2022 - Clare Valley, Australia

90/100 Wine Spectator
93/100 Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion (2020 vintage)
90/100 James Suckling (2020 vintage)
91/100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (2019 vintage)
91/100 Wine Enthusiast (2019 vintage)
90/100 Wine Spectator (2019 vintage)
90/100 Vinous (2019 vintage)

5 Stars - Halliday Wine Companion
People Choice Award 2023

Gold - San Francisco International Wine Competition (2019 vintage)
Bronze - Internation Wine Challenge (2919 vintage)

Vegan

Wine Spectator "Shows ripe peach, melon and yellow apple flavors accented by mango and orange blossom notes on a smooth, juicy frame, while pretty spice notes of cardamom and honeysuckle linger."

Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion "When it comes to riesling, Pikes has it down pat with its several styles and tiers. This is a ripper. Bright and so succulent with lime juice and a squirt of Meyer lemon, in a lighter style. There's an appealing softness throughout, matched to refreshing light acidity. Try stopping at one glass." (2020 vintage)

James Suckling "Super fragrant with some spicy aromas, as well as crushed stones and fine lime. The palate has a supple, fleshy and softly presented core of apple and lime. Easy and charming." (2020 vintage)

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate "...it's a fresh, mouthwatering example of Australian Riesling, offering intense citrus aromas, hints of honey and peach on the medium-bodied palate and a long, fine finish." (2019 vintage)

Wine Enthusias "This cuvée is a zingy, regionally expressive drop. Bright notes of apple, lemon and lime are underscored by honey and spice. Rapier-like acidity dominates the palate, but there's plenty of fruit here, too. Balance it out with a Thai curry or an equally spicy, creamy dish." (2019 vintage)

Wine Spectator "Candied pear, lemon drop and succulent ripe peach flavors are intense, harmonious and wonderfully juicy, with lemon blossom and lime zest lingering on the long, expressive finish. " (2019 vintage)

Vinous "Pale yellow. Fresh citrus fruit and floral qualities on the incisive nose, along with a chalky mineral overtone. Chewy and focused on the palate, offering racy lemon-lime and bitter quinine flavors and a spicy touch of ginger. Finishes silky and long, with the floral note sneaking back in." (2019 vintage)

Pikes is a prestigious winery in South Australia's Clare Valley, established in 1984 by Neil and Andrew Pike, whose viticultural roots go back to the late 1800s. Situated in the picturesque Clare Valley, the Estate is comprised of approximately 100 hectares of rolling slopes in Polish Hill River, an eastern sub-region of the Clare Valley.
Known for its cool climate and diverse grape varieties, Pikes showcases premium wines with distinct characters and flavors due to the unique terroir and altitude.

After an almost 20-year career with Penfolds Wines and Southcorp Wine Group, Andrew joined Pikes on a full-time basis in 1998 to oversee viticultural operations and manage the growing family business.

Pikes is particularly renowned for its high-quality Riesling and other cool-climate wines, praised for vibrant acidity, citrus flavors, and exceptional aging potential. Whilst they are best known for world-class Riesling, they have been growing Shiraz and Cabernet for 35 years and have 20 different grape varieties planted on their estate, producing a wide range of wine styles to suit all tastes.

Pikes pride themselves on producing quality handcrafted wines, that reflect vintage, variety, and region. The Pike family has been producing quality wine, beer, and aerated waters in South Australia since 1886 it is a family tradition of which they should be very proud.

Their vineyards in Clare Valley grow various grape varieties, with a strong commitment to sustainable viticulture and environmental responsibility.

Their portfolio includes Riesling, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, and unique blends, all crafted with a dedication to quality and craftsmanship. Over the years, Pikes has garnered numerous awards, establishing itself as a top producer in the Clare Valley, and gaining recognition both nationally and internationally for their excellent and consistent wines.

Riesling is a light-skinned, aromatic grape of German origin which is – if the majority of top wine critics are to be believed – the world's finest white wine grape variety. The Riesling vine holds a very different place in the wine world to such great grapes as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Chardonnay. While these immensely popular varieties have conquered every corner of the winegrowing world, Riesling is conspicuously absent from the core wine regions of France, Spain and Italy. Riesling's home is the regions that trace the middle Rhine and the lower Mosel, two of Europe's great wine rivers.

1 x Ate Sparkling Brut NV - South East Australia, Australia

Winemaker "Bright and lusciously lemony on the nose and awash with white peach on the palate, it's plucky, punchy, and packed with personality. Seriously skie-worth length of flavour. Plus the price!"

Até Winery produces meticulously crafted wines from some of the premium wine growing areas of Victoria and South Australia. These wines embody the mischievous and playful nature of the Greek goddess Até. With a focus on fruit-forward profiles and generous flavours, each wine displays the hallmarks of its region and is a testament to the artistry and passion of the winemaker.

Their range includes the Até Sparkling, Até Pinot Grigio, Até Chardonnay, and Até Shiraz, each offering unique and delightful flavours that fully express the region from which they are from. There are the bright lemony notes of the Sparkling, a shining example of the winery's dedication to quality and flavour, the zesty freshness of the Pinot Grigio, and the expressive character of the Chardonnay made from South Eastern Australian grapes. The Shiraz is a deep ruby color and purple hue, with aromas and flavors of red and dark plum, boysenberry, smoky oak spices, and hints of black pepper.

All these wines exemplify the winery's commitment to quality and flavour.

Sparkling wine is arguably the most technical wine in the world. This is because it undergoes not just one fermentation (to make the alcohol) but a second fermentation to make bubbles! There are many different types of sparkling wine; including; Champagne, Prosecco, Cava, Crémant and Sekt. Only sparkling wines made in the region of Champagne in France can be called Champagne.

1 x Cloud Street Pinot Noir 2021 - Victoria, Australia

Winemaker "Medium red with a crimson hue. The wine showcases strawberry jam, cherry and raspberry on the nose with a light floral character. Persistent red fruit aromas with hints of spice and silky tannins.."

Cloud Street are producers of outstanding value, sourcing quality fruit from well-regarded wine growing regions within the state of Victoria and fashioning it into fresh, lively and deliciously uncomplicated wine with a single varietal focus. The perfect accompaniment to sophisticated day to day living, for those who wish to drink well on a budget. Cloud Street evokes the feeling and experiences of an Australian way of life. Grab a glass and stay a while.

Pinot Noir is the dominant red wine grape of Burgundy, now produced in wine regions all over the world, including western Germany, northern Italy, Chile, South Africa, Australia and, perhaps most notably, California, Oregon and New Zealand.

The essence of Pinot Noir wine is its aroma of strawberry and cherry (fresh red cherries in lighter wines and stewed black cherries in weightier examples), underpinned in the most complex examples by hints of forest floor. Well-built Pinot Noirs, particularly from warmer harvests, also exhibit notes of leather and violets, sometimes approaching the flavor spectrum of Syrah.

Embark on a flavorful journey with our Australian Wine Mixed, available in a 6 pack value—a delightful assortment capturing the essence of Down Under. This carefully curated collection showcases the diversity of Australian wines. Perfect for any occasion, this 6-pack offers a taste of the unique terroirs and varietals that define Australian winemaking.

1 x Chapman Grove Estate Rose 2017 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia

Bronze - Sydney Royal Wine Show
Gold - International Rosé Competition (2016 Vintage)
Australian Wine Companion - Best Margaret River Wineries of the Regions 2020

Virgin Australia Business Class Wine List (2010 Vintage)

Award Winning Winery

James Halliday Wine Companion - "A wine on the cusp of silver medal standard." (2013 Vintage)

The Winemaker “Bright & vibrantly rich in colour with a lovely perfume and hints of wild raspberries dusted with icing sugar and cloves on the nose. This is a drier style of Rosé with a full and vibrant palate showcasing powerful summer fruit flavours with enough acidity to enable it to be matched with a variety of dishes.”

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.

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.

Chapman Grove Wines 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.

Chapman Grove focuses on producing exceptional fruit which is all 100% estate grown to create its world-class wines. Its range includes varieties most suited to the Margaret River climate, with French oak used to bring out flavours of the terroir, creating a true expression of the region.

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.

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 a 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 accliamed rosé, perhaps naturally, given it’s widely planted with grenache and its Rhône varietals; mourvèdre, cinsault and syrah.

1 x Glenlofty GO Shiraz 2017 ~ Pyrenees Victoria Australia

Bronze - Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion
Bronze - Aaron Brasher, The Real Review
91/100 The Wine Front (2015 vintage)
91/100 CellarTracker (2015 vintage)
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards (2015 vintage)
Bronze - Huon Hooke, The Real Review (2015 vintage)

Silver - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2020
Gold - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2019 (2015 vintage)
Silver - China Wine & Spirits Awards 2019 (2015 vintage)
Silver - International Wine Challenge UK 2018 (2015 vintage)
Silver - ANZ Boutique Wine Show 2018 (2015 vintage)

Aaron Brasher, The Real Review "Ripe, dark cherry, spice and cool, minty aromatics. Flavours are driven by a crunchy, tangy, red cherry spiciness that is lively, fresh and bright. Quite a straightforward wine that needs a little time for the angles to soften"

Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion "Upfront and sweet-fruited red that is ready to go right now. Ripe red berries, blue fruits and juniper spice drive the engine. Smooth and succulent on the palate. Meets the price point perfectly."

Huon Hooke, The Real Review "Deep ruby colour without purple tints, but the wine is in OK condition, with some developed raspberry, chocolate nuances. There's a whiff of oak and a lot of developed characteristics. The palate is full-bodied and drying, showing development from age but not really complex." (2015 vintage)

Tastings.com " Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of candied bacon, purple fruit, nutmeg, and black pepper with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a smooth, charming, medium-length finish with notes of plum pudding, grilled spice cake, and sage tea with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A sturdy Shiraz for grilled meats." (2015 vintage)

The Winemaker “Red and black fruits abound, supported by earthy and savoury characters as well as licorice and spice. Complex length of flavour.”

Winestate Magazine "Glenlofty’s vineyards have been carefully nurtured since 1995 in the cool-climate foothills of Victoria’s Pyrenees. Formerly blended into premium wines produced by Penfolds, Seppelts, Rosemount and Brown Bros, Glenlofty’s remarkable fruit has been bottled under its own Glenlofty Wines label only since 2013. Early industry applause has been rapid, as demonstrated by its awards."

The award winning Australian winery Glenlofty has vineyards located 340 metres above sea level in the heart of one of Australia's most famous cool climate wine growing regions, the Victorian Pyrenees. Here the climate, ancient granitic soil types and varying slopes mirror those of France’s northern Rhône region. Until 2010 Glenlofty sent their cool-climate premium fruit for blending into high-end wines under Seppelts and Penfolds labels. In 2010 the 140 ha vineyards were acquired by the pioneering Richmond-Smith family, well-known in Australian agriculture since 1839. The first wines released under the Glenlofty brand appeared in 2013, and were an immediate success, winning gold medals across the world.

Shiraz is the name given to the dark-skinned Syrah grape when grown in Australia and selected pockets of the New World. Though genetically identical, the stylistic differences between Shiraz and Syrah are usually pronounced.

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.

1 x Sticks Chardonnay 2021 - Yarra Valley, Australia

Bronze - Philip Rich, Halliday Wine Companion (2020 vintage)
90/100 Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion (2019 vintage)
Bronze - Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion (2018 vintage)
90/100 Steven Creber, Halliday Wine Companion (2017 vintage)
Bronze - Huon Hooke, The Real Review (2017 vintage)

Bronze - International Wine Challenge (2017 vintage)
Bronze - Hong Kong IWSC (2017 vintage)

Philip Rich, Halliday Wine Companion "...displaying orchard fruits, grapefruit pith and a gentle creaminess. The palate is textured, even and moderately long."

Philip Rich, Halliday Wine Companion "Ripe with nectarine and peach fruit, together with a little candied ginger. Gently creamy, textured, open and ready to drink." (2020 vintage)

Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion "An easygoing, drink-me-now wine with dabs of lemon and curd, herbs and spices. While it's short on the finish, it has savouriness and a hint of creamy lees texture. It meets the brief well." (2019 vintage)

Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion "Fun and flirty with easy-drinking appeal. Some stone fruit, lemon and fresh acidity with a smidge of texture." (2018 vintage)

Steven Creber, Halliday Wine Companion "Yarra chardonnay by the numbers here, but expertly executed, and a fine vintage helps. Stone fruit, citrus and melon are the prevailing aromas, some complexity injected with a nutty oak-and-or-lees character well integrated. Ripe fruit on the palate, a mirror image of the bouquet, with soft but fresh acidity to carry it along, and then a twist of grapefruit on the finish." (2017 vintage)

Sticks winery has been Australia's Yarra Valley's quiet achiever for over 20 years and now stands among the region's most well-known wineries. Established by the famous footballer-turned winemaker, Rob Dolan who established Punt Winery and his own Roba. Dolan label. Sticks sources fruit from Victoria's famous Yarra Valley, which is known as one of Australia's leading cool-climate wine regions. Sticks wines are modern takes on the Yarra Valley classics, all crafted with drinkability front of mind.

The Yarra Valley is a well-respected Australian wine region that occupies the eastern half of the Port Phillip viticultural zone in the diminutive state of Victoria. At complete odds with the usual, hot and dry Shiraz-growing image of Australia, Yarra Valley is best known for its bright, complex wines made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Chardonnay is one of the world’s most popular grapes, Chardonnay is made in a wide range of styles from lean, to rich, creamy white wines aged in oak. Bolder, richer, full-bodied and buttery Chardonnays are made using oak and are produced in California, Burgundy, and Australia. Unoaked chardonnays such as Chablis and those produced in Chile, New Zealand, and other parts of France are leaner and often crisp and minerally, with delicate flavours. By law, if a label says “Chablis,” it must be Chardonnay.

1 x Pikes Hills & Valleys Riesling 2022 - Clare Valley, Australia

90/100 Wine Spectator
93/100 Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion (2020 vintage)
90/100 James Suckling (2020 vintage)
91/100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (2019 vintage)
91/100 Wine Enthusiast (2019 vintage)
90/100 Wine Spectator (2019 vintage)
90/100 Vinous (2019 vintage)

5 Stars - Halliday Wine Companion
People Choice Award 2023

Gold - San Francisco International Wine Competition (2019 vintage)
Bronze - Internation Wine Challenge (2919 vintage)

Vegan

Wine Spectator "Shows ripe peach, melon and yellow apple flavors accented by mango and orange blossom notes on a smooth, juicy frame, while pretty spice notes of cardamom and honeysuckle linger."

Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion "When it comes to riesling, Pikes has it down pat with its several styles and tiers. This is a ripper. Bright and so succulent with lime juice and a squirt of Meyer lemon, in a lighter style. There's an appealing softness throughout, matched to refreshing light acidity. Try stopping at one glass." (2020 vintage)

James Suckling "Super fragrant with some spicy aromas, as well as crushed stones and fine lime. The palate has a supple, fleshy and softly presented core of apple and lime. Easy and charming." (2020 vintage)

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate "...it's a fresh, mouthwatering example of Australian Riesling, offering intense citrus aromas, hints of honey and peach on the medium-bodied palate and a long, fine finish." (2019 vintage)

Wine Enthusias "This cuvée is a zingy, regionally expressive drop. Bright notes of apple, lemon and lime are underscored by honey and spice. Rapier-like acidity dominates the palate, but there's plenty of fruit here, too. Balance it out with a Thai curry or an equally spicy, creamy dish." (2019 vintage)

Wine Spectator "Candied pear, lemon drop and succulent ripe peach flavors are intense, harmonious and wonderfully juicy, with lemon blossom and lime zest lingering on the long, expressive finish. " (2019 vintage)

Vinous "Pale yellow. Fresh citrus fruit and floral qualities on the incisive nose, along with a chalky mineral overtone. Chewy and focused on the palate, offering racy lemon-lime and bitter quinine flavors and a spicy touch of ginger. Finishes silky and long, with the floral note sneaking back in." (2019 vintage)

Pikes is a prestigious winery in South Australia's Clare Valley, established in 1984 by Neil and Andrew Pike, whose viticultural roots go back to the late 1800s. Situated in the picturesque Clare Valley, the Estate is comprised of approximately 100 hectares of rolling slopes in Polish Hill River, an eastern sub-region of the Clare Valley.
Known for its cool climate and diverse grape varieties, Pikes showcases premium wines with distinct characters and flavors due to the unique terroir and altitude.

After an almost 20-year career with Penfolds Wines and Southcorp Wine Group, Andrew joined Pikes on a full-time basis in 1998 to oversee viticultural operations and manage the growing family business.

Pikes is particularly renowned for its high-quality Riesling and other cool-climate wines, praised for vibrant acidity, citrus flavors, and exceptional aging potential. Whilst they are best known for world-class Riesling, they have been growing Shiraz and Cabernet for 35 years and have 20 different grape varieties planted on their estate, producing a wide range of wine styles to suit all tastes.

Pikes pride themselves on producing quality handcrafted wines, that reflect vintage, variety, and region. The Pike family has been producing quality wine, beer, and aerated waters in South Australia since 1886 it is a family tradition of which they should be very proud.

Their vineyards in Clare Valley grow various grape varieties, with a strong commitment to sustainable viticulture and environmental responsibility.

Their portfolio includes Riesling, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, and unique blends, all crafted with a dedication to quality and craftsmanship. Over the years, Pikes has garnered numerous awards, establishing itself as a top producer in the Clare Valley, and gaining recognition both nationally and internationally for their excellent and consistent wines.

Riesling is a light-skinned, aromatic grape of German origin which is – if the majority of top wine critics are to be believed – the world's finest white wine grape variety. The Riesling vine holds a very different place in the wine world to such great grapes as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Chardonnay. While these immensely popular varieties have conquered every corner of the winegrowing world, Riesling is conspicuously absent from the core wine regions of France, Spain and Italy. Riesling's home is the regions that trace the middle Rhine and the lower Mosel, two of Europe's great wine rivers.

1 x Ate Sparkling Brut NV - South East Australia, Australia

Winemaker "Bright and lusciously lemony on the nose and awash with white peach on the palate, it's plucky, punchy, and packed with personality. Seriously skie-worth length of flavour. Plus the price!"

Até Winery produces meticulously crafted wines from some of the premium wine growing areas of Victoria and South Australia. These wines embody the mischievous and playful nature of the Greek goddess Até. With a focus on fruit-forward profiles and generous flavours, each wine displays the hallmarks of its region and is a testament to the artistry and passion of the winemaker.

Their range includes the Até Sparkling, Até Pinot Grigio, Até Chardonnay, and Até Shiraz, each offering unique and delightful flavours that fully express the region from which they are from. There are the bright lemony notes of the Sparkling, a shining example of the winery's dedication to quality and flavour, the zesty freshness of the Pinot Grigio, and the expressive character of the Chardonnay made from South Eastern Australian grapes. The Shiraz is a deep ruby color and purple hue, with aromas and flavors of red and dark plum, boysenberry, smoky oak spices, and hints of black pepper.

All these wines exemplify the winery's commitment to quality and flavour.

Sparkling wine is arguably the most technical wine in the world. This is because it undergoes not just one fermentation (to make the alcohol) but a second fermentation to make bubbles! There are many different types of sparkling wine; including; Champagne, Prosecco, Cava, Crémant and Sekt. Only sparkling wines made in the region of Champagne in France can be called Champagne.

1 x Cloud Street Pinot Noir 2021 - Victoria, Australia

Winemaker "Medium red with a crimson hue. The wine showcases strawberry jam, cherry and raspberry on the nose with a light floral character. Persistent red fruit aromas with hints of spice and silky tannins.."

Cloud Street are producers of outstanding value, sourcing quality fruit from well-regarded wine growing regions within the state of Victoria and fashioning it into fresh, lively and deliciously uncomplicated wine with a single varietal focus. The perfect accompaniment to sophisticated day to day living, for those who wish to drink well on a budget. Cloud Street evokes the feeling and experiences of an Australian way of life. Grab a glass and stay a while.

Pinot Noir is the dominant red wine grape of Burgundy, now produced in wine regions all over the world, including western Germany, northern Italy, Chile, South Africa, Australia and, perhaps most notably, California, Oregon and New Zealand.

The essence of Pinot Noir wine is its aroma of strawberry and cherry (fresh red cherries in lighter wines and stewed black cherries in weightier examples), underpinned in the most complex examples by hints of forest floor. Well-built Pinot Noirs, particularly from warmer harvests, also exhibit notes of leather and violets, sometimes approaching the flavor spectrum of Syrah.