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1 x Hewitson Miss Harry Rhone GSM 2018 - Barossa Valley, Australia

94/100 James Halliday (2017 vintage)
92/100 The Wine Front (2015 vintage)
92/100 The Wine Front (2014 vintage)
90/100 Vinous Antonio Galloni (2014 vintage)
90/100 Wine Spectator (2013 vintage)

Bronze - International Wine Challenge (2010 vintage)

James Halliday 5 Star Winery
James Halliday Top 100 Winery 2017

James Halliday "A very attractive light to medium-bodied palate with spices coming from all directions, the fruit flavours red, purple and black, the tannin load minimal."

The Winemaker "This wine is a Rhone-style blend from vineyards dating back to 1800s. The palate is wonderfully fresh and with juicy forest fruits, dried herbs and a creamy complexity derived from its maturation on yeast lees in old French oak barrels. The concentrated fruits, fine tannin and perfectly integrated acid complete the wine. Vinified with 45% whole bunches and minimal SO2, using solar energy and water recycling."

Gavin Hubble "The palate is vibrant and engaging with ripe forest berry fruits, dried herbs, spices and a beguiling complexity derived from its 12 months maturation in oak. Dean has deftly used the right amount of winemaking to showcase all the delicate layers from the centenarian and ancestor vines. This wine has concentrated fruits, fine tannins and perfectly balanced fruit acidity lifts the lingering savoury, smooth dry finish." (2015 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast "Soft, pretty and lifted aromas of raspberry, rhubarb, dried herbs, florals and graphite lead gently into a light to medium body. The palate shows plump red berries, flowers and a savory spine of gentle, chalky tannins." (2015 vintage)

Wine Spectator "Red licorice, cherry and star anise notes are smooth, juicy and crisp, with plenty of vitality and energy to the flavors. Shows plenty of focus. Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Carignan."

Decanter "Complex notes of blackberry, spice, and wood smoke. The palate is compact with firm tannins, plenty of dark fruits and Shiraz spice. A touch of wood smoke and cassis on the nose with excellent flavour complexity and length on the palate. Nicely proportioned structure of textured tannins and juicy acidity." (2013 vintage)

Australian Wine Companion "Established in 1998 Hewitson winery is situated in the heart of the Barossa Valley on the historic Seppeltsfield Road and boasts some of the oldest vines in the world. Hewitson fruit is sourced from historic, dry-grown vineyards in the Barossa Valley and also from single site vineyards in Eden Valley, McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills."

Frederick Wildman "Dean Hewitson founded his eponymous winery in 1998. He is a highly respected Australian winemaker ...Hewitson has worked at wineries in Australia, France, Italy and Oregon. Hewitson then moved to the U.S. where he earned a Masters from UC-Davis. On his return home, Dean brought a wealth of knowledge, practical experience and a driving passion to produce wines not only from Barossa Valley, but also from the McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills regions.

Hewitson fundamentally believes great wines are the expression of the soils they are grown in and the season in which they are grown. With his longstanding focus on terroir—specific terroir plots in fact—many of Hewitson’s wines are single vineyard. He sources grapes from not only his own vineyards but also from long-standing grower contracts including a few sourced from some of the oldest living, still productive vines on plots that date back to the mid-19th century and are pre-phylloxera. His ‘Old Garden’ Mourvèdre is a single-vineyard wine, whose vines were planted in 1853 in Barossa Valley and are reputed to be the oldest Mourvèdre vines in the world. Hewitson’s ‘Miss Harry’ is sourced from a Grenache vineyard planted in 1880, also thought to be the oldest Grenache in existence.

Due to Hewitson’s education and experience in Australia, California and France, Hewitson wines combine Old-World traditions with New-World fruit purity. And while he clearly excels with Rhône Valley grape varieties, Hewitson also produces award-winning Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. A practitioner in solar energy, water recycling and encouraging natural biodiversity, Hewitson produces wines in an environmentally sustainable fashion."

James Halliday "Dean Hewitson was a winemaker at Petaluma [one of Australia's leading wineries] for 10 years, during which time he managed to do three vintages in France and one in Oregon as well as undertaking his Masters at the University of California, Davis. It is hardly surprising that the wines are immaculately made from a technical viewpoint. Dean sources 30-year-old Riesling from the Eden Valley and 70-year-old shiraz from McLaren Vale; he also makes a Barossa Valley Mourvedre from vines planted in 1853 at Rowland Flat, and Barossa Valley Shiraz and Grenache from 60-year-old vines at Tanunda."

The Barossa Valley is an extremely important wine-producing region within the Barossa zone of South Australia, particularly associated with powerful red wines from the red wine grape variety Shiraz. A prestigious and internationally renowned region, it is not only home to some of the oldest vineyards and wineries in Australia but produces some of its most recognizable and sought-after brands. A striking feature of the Barossa Valley's wine landscape is the presence of very old vines, proudly showcased on many wine labels and during vineyard tours.

Grenache – Syrah – Mourvedre blended wines – commonly known by the acronym GSM – are the particular specialty of the southern Rhone Valley in France. Grenache and Syrah are key in this part of the world and are complemented in this instance by the addition of Mourvedre: an important but slightly less famous inclusion to the blend. GSM wines, which have been readily adopted by the New World, are rich, full-bodied and leathery, and are characterized by flavors of dark fruit and spice.

1 x In Dreams Pinot Noir 2020 ~ Yarra Valley, Australia

93/100 The Wine Front (2017 vintage)
92/100 The Wine Front (2016 vintage)
94/100 - Campbell Mattinson (2016 vintage)
94/100 James Halliday (2015 vintage)

Silver - Royal Queensland Wine Show (2015 vintage)
Bronze ~ Melbourne Wine Show (2013 vintage)

James Halliday Five Star Rating (2017 vintage)

Handcrafted micro-winery

The Winemaker "On the nose there’s plums, wild strawberry, bramble bush and a hint of graphite from the whole bunch - all with an underlying character of freshly turned earth. Good concentration on the front palate, with focused drive through to the finish; the stalk influence knits the palate into a silky, seamless journey. Flavours of wild raspberry and a lick of sweet flinty oak."

The Wine Front "Wheaty, spicy, a little smoky and firm in structure, brooding even. Red fruits, light chalky texture, bony but flavoursome, drives through the mouth and finishes dry and long. Savoury style, and quite serious, yet fun to drink." (2017 vintage)

Campbell Mattinson "Everything is in excellent order....Bright and brooding at once. Strawberries and cherries, a stewy character, integrated spice, lipstick, an all-round firmness. It’s light in colour but there’s real power here." (2016 vintage)

James Halliday "This is a very attractive pinot, made with exceptional attention to detail." (2015 vintage)

Sens Wine "The palate is inviting and pretty, with integrated fruit and silky oak tannins supporting vibrant fruit flavours and earthy spice....full of bright brambly fruits and red currents, followed by more complex savoury undernotes of sautéed mushrooms. The acidity in this wine balances the palate and suggests this wine will age well for up to 8 years." (2015 vintage)

James Halliday "Outstanding winery capable of producing wines of very high quality"

Swiss-born head winemaker, Nina Stocker is the daughter of eminent wine scientist Dr John Stocker. Nina was born and raised in a small town on the border of the Alsace wine region in Switzerland and it was her family’s involvement in the local village vineyard which paved the way for her future career as a Winemaker.

Nina has worked vintages in McLaren Vale, Yarra Valley, Barolo (Italy), Rhone Valley (France), Alentejo (Portugal), and New Zealand.

In Dreams have won medals for both their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. In Dreams source their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from three low yieldings, premium quality vineyards. The vineyards are predominantly from the upper Yarra Valley due to the cooler microclimate that helps them capture the elegance and finesse of this noble variety.

In Dreams are focused on allowing the vineyards to express themselves in the resulting wines using traditional winemaking techniques such as small-batch fermentation, wild yeast and the delicate use of French oak.

The Yarra Valley is a well-respected Australian wine region which 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.

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.
A gift containing two premium red wine. Stylish christmas giftwrapping and a gift card with your personal message.

1 x Hewitson Miss Harry Rhone GSM 2018 - Barossa Valley, Australia

94/100 James Halliday (2017 vintage)
92/100 The Wine Front (2015 vintage)
92/100 The Wine Front (2014 vintage)
90/100 Vinous Antonio Galloni (2014 vintage)
90/100 Wine Spectator (2013 vintage)

Bronze - International Wine Challenge (2010 vintage)

James Halliday 5 Star Winery
James Halliday Top 100 Winery 2017

James Halliday "A very attractive light to medium-bodied palate with spices coming from all directions, the fruit flavours red, purple and black, the tannin load minimal."

The Winemaker "This wine is a Rhone-style blend from vineyards dating back to 1800s. The palate is wonderfully fresh and with juicy forest fruits, dried herbs and a creamy complexity derived from its maturation on yeast lees in old French oak barrels. The concentrated fruits, fine tannin and perfectly integrated acid complete the wine. Vinified with 45% whole bunches and minimal SO2, using solar energy and water recycling."

Gavin Hubble "The palate is vibrant and engaging with ripe forest berry fruits, dried herbs, spices and a beguiling complexity derived from its 12 months maturation in oak. Dean has deftly used the right amount of winemaking to showcase all the delicate layers from the centenarian and ancestor vines. This wine has concentrated fruits, fine tannins and perfectly balanced fruit acidity lifts the lingering savoury, smooth dry finish." (2015 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast "Soft, pretty and lifted aromas of raspberry, rhubarb, dried herbs, florals and graphite lead gently into a light to medium body. The palate shows plump red berries, flowers and a savory spine of gentle, chalky tannins." (2015 vintage)

Wine Spectator "Red licorice, cherry and star anise notes are smooth, juicy and crisp, with plenty of vitality and energy to the flavors. Shows plenty of focus. Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Carignan."

Decanter "Complex notes of blackberry, spice, and wood smoke. The palate is compact with firm tannins, plenty of dark fruits and Shiraz spice. A touch of wood smoke and cassis on the nose with excellent flavour complexity and length on the palate. Nicely proportioned structure of textured tannins and juicy acidity." (2013 vintage)

Australian Wine Companion "Established in 1998 Hewitson winery is situated in the heart of the Barossa Valley on the historic Seppeltsfield Road and boasts some of the oldest vines in the world. Hewitson fruit is sourced from historic, dry-grown vineyards in the Barossa Valley and also from single site vineyards in Eden Valley, McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills."

Frederick Wildman "Dean Hewitson founded his eponymous winery in 1998. He is a highly respected Australian winemaker ...Hewitson has worked at wineries in Australia, France, Italy and Oregon. Hewitson then moved to the U.S. where he earned a Masters from UC-Davis. On his return home, Dean brought a wealth of knowledge, practical experience and a driving passion to produce wines not only from Barossa Valley, but also from the McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills regions.

Hewitson fundamentally believes great wines are the expression of the soils they are grown in and the season in which they are grown. With his longstanding focus on terroir—specific terroir plots in fact—many of Hewitson’s wines are single vineyard. He sources grapes from not only his own vineyards but also from long-standing grower contracts including a few sourced from some of the oldest living, still productive vines on plots that date back to the mid-19th century and are pre-phylloxera. His ‘Old Garden’ Mourvèdre is a single-vineyard wine, whose vines were planted in 1853 in Barossa Valley and are reputed to be the oldest Mourvèdre vines in the world. Hewitson’s ‘Miss Harry’ is sourced from a Grenache vineyard planted in 1880, also thought to be the oldest Grenache in existence.

Due to Hewitson’s education and experience in Australia, California and France, Hewitson wines combine Old-World traditions with New-World fruit purity. And while he clearly excels with Rhône Valley grape varieties, Hewitson also produces award-winning Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. A practitioner in solar energy, water recycling and encouraging natural biodiversity, Hewitson produces wines in an environmentally sustainable fashion."

James Halliday "Dean Hewitson was a winemaker at Petaluma [one of Australia's leading wineries] for 10 years, during which time he managed to do three vintages in France and one in Oregon as well as undertaking his Masters at the University of California, Davis. It is hardly surprising that the wines are immaculately made from a technical viewpoint. Dean sources 30-year-old Riesling from the Eden Valley and 70-year-old shiraz from McLaren Vale; he also makes a Barossa Valley Mourvedre from vines planted in 1853 at Rowland Flat, and Barossa Valley Shiraz and Grenache from 60-year-old vines at Tanunda."

The Barossa Valley is an extremely important wine-producing region within the Barossa zone of South Australia, particularly associated with powerful red wines from the red wine grape variety Shiraz. A prestigious and internationally renowned region, it is not only home to some of the oldest vineyards and wineries in Australia but produces some of its most recognizable and sought-after brands. A striking feature of the Barossa Valley's wine landscape is the presence of very old vines, proudly showcased on many wine labels and during vineyard tours.

Grenache – Syrah – Mourvedre blended wines – commonly known by the acronym GSM – are the particular specialty of the southern Rhone Valley in France. Grenache and Syrah are key in this part of the world and are complemented in this instance by the addition of Mourvedre: an important but slightly less famous inclusion to the blend. GSM wines, which have been readily adopted by the New World, are rich, full-bodied and leathery, and are characterized by flavors of dark fruit and spice.

1 x In Dreams Pinot Noir 2020 ~ Yarra Valley, Australia

93/100 The Wine Front (2017 vintage)
92/100 The Wine Front (2016 vintage)
94/100 - Campbell Mattinson (2016 vintage)
94/100 James Halliday (2015 vintage)

Silver - Royal Queensland Wine Show (2015 vintage)
Bronze ~ Melbourne Wine Show (2013 vintage)

James Halliday Five Star Rating (2017 vintage)

Handcrafted micro-winery

The Winemaker "On the nose there’s plums, wild strawberry, bramble bush and a hint of graphite from the whole bunch - all with an underlying character of freshly turned earth. Good concentration on the front palate, with focused drive through to the finish; the stalk influence knits the palate into a silky, seamless journey. Flavours of wild raspberry and a lick of sweet flinty oak."

The Wine Front "Wheaty, spicy, a little smoky and firm in structure, brooding even. Red fruits, light chalky texture, bony but flavoursome, drives through the mouth and finishes dry and long. Savoury style, and quite serious, yet fun to drink." (2017 vintage)

Campbell Mattinson "Everything is in excellent order....Bright and brooding at once. Strawberries and cherries, a stewy character, integrated spice, lipstick, an all-round firmness. It’s light in colour but there’s real power here." (2016 vintage)

James Halliday "This is a very attractive pinot, made with exceptional attention to detail." (2015 vintage)

Sens Wine "The palate is inviting and pretty, with integrated fruit and silky oak tannins supporting vibrant fruit flavours and earthy spice....full of bright brambly fruits and red currents, followed by more complex savoury undernotes of sautéed mushrooms. The acidity in this wine balances the palate and suggests this wine will age well for up to 8 years." (2015 vintage)

James Halliday "Outstanding winery capable of producing wines of very high quality"

Swiss-born head winemaker, Nina Stocker is the daughter of eminent wine scientist Dr John Stocker. Nina was born and raised in a small town on the border of the Alsace wine region in Switzerland and it was her family’s involvement in the local village vineyard which paved the way for her future career as a Winemaker.

Nina has worked vintages in McLaren Vale, Yarra Valley, Barolo (Italy), Rhone Valley (France), Alentejo (Portugal), and New Zealand.

In Dreams have won medals for both their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. In Dreams source their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from three low yieldings, premium quality vineyards. The vineyards are predominantly from the upper Yarra Valley due to the cooler microclimate that helps them capture the elegance and finesse of this noble variety.

In Dreams are focused on allowing the vineyards to express themselves in the resulting wines using traditional winemaking techniques such as small-batch fermentation, wild yeast and the delicate use of French oak.

The Yarra Valley is a well-respected Australian wine region which 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.

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.