South Australia Premium Wine Mixed - 6 Pack Value
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South Australia Premium Wine Mixed - 6 Pack Value
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South Australia Premium Wine Mixed - 6 Pack Value

South Australia Premium Wine Mixed - 6 Pack Value

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Celebrate South Australian wine excellence with our Premium Mixed 6-Pack Value. Six exceptional wines, one incredible collection. The essence of South Australia with our premium wine mixed, attainable in a 6 pack value. Carefully selected from renowned vineyards, this collection captures the unique flavors and craftsmanship of the region

2 x Hewitson Mad Hatter Shiraz 2019 - Barossa Valley, South Australia

95/100 Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot
93/100 Aaron Brasher
96/100 Sam Kim (2018 vintage)
92/100 The Real Review (2018 vintage)
94/100 James Halliday (2006 vintage)
91/100 Vinous (2006 vintage)
90/100 Wine Advocate (2006 vintage)

Aaron Brasher “Deep, dark and brooding in the glass. Dark-fruited aromas, stewed plum, mulberry, licorice, violets and dried herbs. Rich, dark and powerful on the palate, satsuma plum, a little tartness, luscious and mouth-filling. There's also plenty of tannin and acidity to keep the plush fruit behaving. Smart length and texture.”

Ken Gargett “The colour is deep dark red with flecks of purple throughout. Deep and intense, the nose offers rose petal notes, graphite, dark berries, mulberries, florals and a hint of that sweet, earthy character found in a tin of sliced beetroot. There is serious grip here, by way of fine yet firm tannins. The wine has serious length. This is a cracking young Shiraz”

Huon Hooke, The Real Review "Very ripe sweet berry fruit and spices (cloves and pepper) to sniff, the taste exotic and sweet-fruited, lush and supple textured, nicely balanced and quite concentrated. It needed time, air and patience." (2018 vintage)

Sam Kim "Wonderfully ripe and impeccably proportioned, the bouquet shows sweet aromas of dark berries together with seductive nuances of vanilla, dark cocoa, olive and violet. The palate is sumptuous and opulent, offering terrific fruit power and richness, gorgeously complemented by velvety mouthfeel and seamlessly woven tannins." (2018 vintage)

In early 2021, leading global publication Wine Enthusiast included Hewitson in its top 10 list of “Vineyards Behind the World’s Most Famous Wines” alongside heralded blocks in Burgundy, Champagne, Piedmont and Napa Valley.

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.

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 Patrick of Coonawarra Joanna Shiraz 2014 ~ Coonawarra ~ South Australia

90/100 Huon Hooke 2021 (2014 vintage)
92/100 Qwine (2013 vintage)
96/100 Huon Hooke 2018 (2012 vintage)
95/100 James Halliday 2018 (2012 vintage)
SILVER International Cool Climate Wine Show 2018 (2012 vintage)
SILVER Limestone Coast Wine Show 2017 (2012 vintage)
SILVER Australian Small Winemakers Wine Show 2017 (2012 vintage)
SILVER Wine Showcase New Release Tasting 2017 (2012 vintage)
BEST IN CLASS - Winestate Magazine 'New Releases' July/ August 2017 (2012 vintage)

Huon Hooke "Deep, dark, brick-red to ruby colours, with a mocha, dark chocolate and earthy note, which almost suggests slight forward development, the palate confirming that it is a little lacking vitality. It has richness and concentration, but is not developing in a way that suggests further cellaring. It's good drinking now." (2014 Vintage)

Qwine "Dense and generous......... A fab Shiraz from South Australia...There's plenty of interest courtesy of clove, dark chocolate, charred oak, licks of vanilla and fruit cake. Some more air to breathe and touches of cedar are prominent. A generous wine with smooth feels and a long finish - top stuff." (2013 Vintage)

Winestate "A full bodied maturing shiraz with a focus of plums, olives, sweetness and tarry notes." (2013 Vintage)

The Winemaker "Hints of dark chocolate and vanilla aromas greet you in the glass. This develops into dark berry fruits and concentrated plum fruits. The palate is full and luscious with good palate weight and a nice dusting of oak. The smooth but present tannin completes this wine with power and prestige. Will complex and age well over the next 10 years." (2013 Vintage)

The wine was aged for 28 months in new American & Second Use French, tightly grained, barrels.

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 cabernet is grown in Coonawarra. The Estate is now managed by his eonologist son, Luke who continues the tradition of producing wines of varietal and regional excellence.

Coonawarra is the most important wine region within South Australia, credited with producing some of the best red wines in the entire country, and often described as Australia's most famous terroir. .

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.


1 x Grosset Springvale Riesling (Organic) 2021 ~ Clare Valley, South Australia

94/100 Mike Bennie, Wine Front
94/100 Huon Hooke
96/100 Erin Larkin (2020 vintage)
94/100 James Suckling (2020 vintage)
93/100 Tyson Stelzer (2020 vintage)
93/100 The Wine Front (2020 vintage)
94/100 the Wine Front (2017 vintage)
96/100 Toni Paterson (2017 vintage)

97/100 - Top Riesling Halliday Wine Companion Awards 2023

Langton Classification VII: Rated ‘Excellent’
Wine Ark: One of Australia’s ‘Ten Most Collected White Wines’
Halliday Wine Companion - Best Value Winery 2018
Langton Classification VI: Rated ‘Outstanding’ (2017 vintage)
Wine Ark: one of Australia’s ‘Five Most Collected White Wines’ (2017 vintage)

Erin Larkin, Wine Companion "Where the Polish Hill is the powerful, muscular one of the family, the Springvale is the often underestimated little sibling. Similarly powerfully structured, but leaning towards the spicy end of the spectrum rather than plum in the middle of fleshy fruit power. This is structured and saline, with layers of cut lime, red apple skins, saffron, turmeric and citrus pith. All of it encased in briny acidity and stretched out over an interminably long finish. Generous and structured at once. Super smart."

Mike Bennie, Wine Front "Springvale ahoy! Pretty perfume of frangipani, honeysuckle and lime with faint hints of blackcurrants. Juicy and approachable in the palate, slick with citrus oil characters, cool with lacy line of acidity, a touch of salted nuts, all well balanced, exceptional in length and persistence. Feels concentrated and quietly powerful. Smart release."

Huon Hooke, The Real Review "Very light to pale-straw colour. The aromas are on the more lifted and fragrant side, with a bouquet of flowers … the palate refined and seamless, soft as talc and harmonious, the acidity perfectly balanced, the finish refreshing and long. Dry-but-soft aftertaste. A lovely wine… needs more time to settle. "

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front) "Easy access Springvale, following a similar thread with 2020 Polish Hill too. Waxy texture with a juicy finish, lime cordial, floral things in scent and mouth perfume, a little bit of apple dunked in lemon juice and a starburst of grapefruit juice lending tightness and freshness while making you squint and flush warm under your eyes. Touches of smoky mineral character? A little truffle note? Almost a candied mixed peel thing going on. Bolder flavours, bigger mouthfeel, no dart-shaped precision here, but a pleasing, fleshier wine is here. Intrigue." (2020 vintage)

James Suckling "This has a very fresh nectarine and lime nose with light floral notes and delivers a fleshy, ripe palate that has juicy, drink-now appeal. A little stony mineral to close." (2020 vintage)

Erin Larkin "Lime zest, pith, limestone and white pepper. Freshly crushed granny smith apple (skin on) and brine in there too. There is a salty lick that forms the backbone of acid that runs through the very core of this wine. It doesn’t flow in the order I expect it to, which takes nothing away from it, it just makes it unique. Savoury, salty and tight but underpinned by fleshy generosity… it’s like a firm steel structure thrown onto a plush down-filled coverlet… enduring, stupendous length of flavour – I can taste it long after it is gone. Saline and lingering. Great length of flavour. Powerhouse." (2020 vintage)

Tyson Stelzer "Jeff Grosset describes the volume of his 40th vintage as ‘woeful’, with drought inflicting his lowest yields in three decades. To achieve his signature pinpoint accuracy under such circumstances is monumental indeed. All the fragrant apple blossom, fresh lemon and crunchy granny smith apple that we love of Springvale are here in full measure, impeccably energised by focussed acidity" (2020 vintage)

Halliday Wine Companion Awards 2023, Erin Larkin "Where the Polish Hill is the powerful, muscular one of the family, the Springvale is the often underestimated little sibling. Similarly powerfully structured, but leaning towards the spicy end of the spectrum rather than plum in the middle of fleshy fruit power. This is structured and saline, with layers of cut lime, red apple skins, saffron, turmeric and citrus pith. All of it encased in briny acidity and stretched out over an interminably long finish. Generous and structured at once. Super smart." (2019 vintage)

Toni Paterson: "Exquisite, pure citrus aromas. The palate is wildly intense with perfectly integrated acidity and palate softness. There is a pleasing tang at the front, followed by a focused, gently textural, sweet-lemon middle. The mineral core running through the wine is simply captivating. Magic." (2017 vintage)

Tony Love, The Source SA "The king of Clare’s rieslings have become benchmarks, both domestically and internationally… (Springvale) has often played bridesmaid to a Polish Hill sibling but here there might just be a dead-heat, everything about this in its florals, cut lime fruits, tingling acidity and minerally textures fusing seamlessly. It’s endlessly pleasurable but do try the Polish Hill as well. 5 Stars." (2017 vintage)

Decanter Magazine ~ The World’s Top 10 White Winemakers #6 Jeffrey Grosset

"When the young Jeffrey Grosset launched his own winery in the Clare Valley in the early 1980’s, he was swimming against the tide. Back then, Chardonnay was the rising star of Australian Wine. But Grosset wanted to make Riesling, and to focus on letting the grapes speak for themselves. The rest of the Australian wine industry has, of course, caught up with Grosset since, thanks in part to the example set by this focused, restlessly intelligent winemaker. By consistently producing arguably Australia’s two best Rieslings – the flowery, lime-rich Watervale and the steely, firm Polish Hill – Grosset has not only helped steer the reversal in this variety’s fortunes, but has provided one of the country’s most powerful arguments in favour of the reality of terroir"

Grosset Wines are an independently owned winery producing highly regarded premium wines. Established in 1981, the winery is situated in the historic township of Auburn at the southern tip of the Clare Valley, 100 kilometres north of Adelaide.

Jeffrey Grosset, owner and founder, has always been an innovator, challenging tradition and questioning accepted practices. He campaigned to institute the legal integrity of the Riesling grape in Australia, was a leading proponent for the introduction of screw cap closures and privately funded research into the subject.

Grosset Wines’ philosophy has remained steadfast over thirty years. The emphasis is on purity of fruit. The estate vineyards, which are ACO certified organic, are hand tended and each bunch of grapes is harvested at optimum ripeness.

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 Teusner 'The Riebke' Shiraz 2020 ~ Barossa Valley, South Australia

92/100 Dave Brookes, Halliday Wine Companion
Bronze - Gabrielly Poy, The Real Review
94/100 Huon Hooke, The Real Review (2019 vintage)
90/100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (2019 vintage)
90/100 Decanter (2019 vintage)
Bronze - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion (2019 vintage)
92/100 Campbell Mattinson, Halliday Wine Companion (2018 vintage)
91/100 The Wine Front (2018 vintage)
90/100 CellarTracker (2018 vintage)

5 Stars - Halliday Wine Companion

Silver - International Wine Challenge (2019 vintage)

Dave Brookes, Halliday Wine Companion "Shiraz sourced from the Riebke vineyards in the famous northern Barossa growing area of Ebenezer. The Riebke always represents solid value and this release is no different, with oodles of deep blackberry, black cherry and dark plum fruits laden with baking spices, black licorice, dark chocolate and earth. There is a fine, sandy tannin frame, super-ripe unctuous black fruits and plenty more to like."

Gabrielly Poy, The Real Review "Blackberry compote with some red berry highlights take the lead on the nose. On the palate a savoury twist tempers the fruit bringing balance to the plush fruit. The fruit holds freshness and the oak component has been well-judged. This is an approachable full-bodied red that offers a broad appeal."

Huon Hooke, The Real Review "Deep red/purple colour. Earthy, pepper and graphite aromas, hints of dried spices, the palate full-bodied and rich, well concentrated and powerful, with a core of deep, sweetly super-ripe black fruit flavour. The tannins quickly wash in and balance the opulence of the fruit. A big, generous, in-your-face shiraz with much to enjoy, now or for many years to come. Impressive stuff and great value." (2019 vintage)

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate "...possessed of beautiful pure fruit that is wrapped in a cloak of oak and tannin. It finishes quickly, but its good while it's there. The Riebke is a reliable midweek drink, the 2019 confirming this position." (2019 vintage)

Decanter "A fruity Barossa Valley Shiraz, with 3% Mataro and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. The black fruit aromas have a herbal note and there's a savoury touch of black olive on the palate too. Lush black fruit and supple tannins, supported by well-judged oak – 12 months in new and used French barrels. Will certainly continue to evolve in bottle." (2019 vintage)

James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion "Wild blackberry and bramble move through a structure of savoury tannins and acidity. Interesting dynamics on display here." (2019 vintage)

Campbell Mattinson, Halliday Wine Companion "It offers a mouthful of fruit-filled flavour and it does so in good, comfortable style. Licorice and blackberry flavours aplenty. Uncomplicated in a good way. Satisfying." (2018 vintage)

90% shiraz, 10% grenache

The Riebke family grows outstanding quality fruit on old, low-yielding Barossa Valley vines…something they’ve been doing for six generations. For their faith in what we do and their assistance in the birth and growth of Teusner Wines, we’ll be forever thankful.

The Winemaker "The Riebke tradition continues…rich, abundant flavour and serious drinkability whilst also being easy on the pocket. The wine is jam-packed with Barossa Shiraz This is a plush, vibrant wine of immense generosity and incredible value."

Teusnér's "The Riebke" Shiraz has been praised by both the wine press and wine drinkers in recent years for consistently over-delivering on quality at an unbeatable price. The wine's name is a tip of the hat to the Riebke family, who produce some of the best grapes in the Ebenezer district. Teusner takes a lot of fruit from the old Riebke vineyards in north Barossa around Ebenezer, Kalimna, and Moppa.

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. The region lies in the (very flat) 'Valley' created by the North Para River, which connects the main towns of Nuriootpa, Tanunda, and Lyndoch.

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.

1 x Majella Sparkling Shiraz 2021 ~ Coonawarra South Australia

90/100 Houn Hooke (2020 vintage)
Bronze - Huon Hooke (2019 vintage)
91/100 James Suckling (2017 vintage)
92/100 Gary Walsh (2010 vintage)
Bronze - Decanter (2008 vintage)
93/100 Tyson Stelzer (2006 vintage)
91/100 Robert Parker (2006 vintage)
92/100 Collin Mattison (2005 vintage)
Bronze - James Halliday (2005 vintage)

International Judge's Award (2010 vintage)

Previous vintages have rated highly

James Halliday, 5 Star Winery.

David Zyw "...it is a glorious awakening to a new way to enjoy sparkling"

Houn Hooke "Deep red/purple colour, with a youthful aroma of tobacco and cassis aromas, the palate sweet and fruity and big on berry flavours that suggest there's some cabernet in the wine. Or is it just the Coonawarra terroir? A bold and hearty sparkling red with firm but balanced tannins and a clean finish." (2020 vintage)

Winemaker "The robe is a vibrant dark red with bright ruby hue. The nose exhibits attractive fresh plum, raspberry, & blackberry aromas. On its complex palate, it is smooth, balanced, & luscious revealing black fruit characters with spice hints properly framed by gentle tannins carrying through to a generous finish." (2020 vintage)

Huon Hooke "Deep red colour with a tint of purple, and a dark-fruit and grated coconut aroma. There's a touch of chew on the finish, which is relatively dry and carries a fair boost of tannin. It calls for protein, such as a hearty barbecued steak." (2019 vintage)

James Suckling "Deep red colour with a tint of purple, and a dark-fruit and grated coconut aroma. There's a touch of chew on the finish, which is relatively dry and carries a fair boost of tannin. It calls for protein, such as a hearty barbecued steak." (2017 vintage)

Robert Parker "Deep garnet colored, the 2006 Sparkling Shiraz offers notes of ripe cherries and warm blackberries with some anise, dark chocolate and baking spices. The full bodied palate has a touch of sweetness countered by crisp acidity and fine bubbles. Rich and concentrated with a nice suggestion of velvety texture, it has a long finish with lingering notes of black pepper and licorice. Catching-up with owner Brian Lynn recently, in addition to his current releases I tasted through verticals of Majella’s Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and The Malleea to track the evolution of the styles. The results go to show, it certainly pays to put a few bottles of these well constructed wines away." (2006 vintage)

James Halliday "Full-bodied, complex and rich; ripe fruit, and definitely needs food. Disgorged" (2005 vintage)

Majella Winemakers Comments "The colour is a vibrant dark red with a bright ruby hue. Exhibiting a fine bead with attractive fresh plum, raspberry and blackberry aromas with similar black fruit characters and a hint of spice on the complex palate, which is smooth, balanced and luscious with gentle tannins and a generous finish." (2005 vintage)

Tyson Stelzer "Another glorious Majella Sparkling Shiraz greets the world ........... Like every Majella red, it’s a tribute to the finely manicured estate vines of one of Australia’s most celebrated vineyards, layered with plum and dark berry fruit and just the right touch of dark chocolate oak." (2005 vintage)

Sparkling red wines are a great Australian tradition, and along with other wineries, Majella has kept the tradition alive with their very popular sparkling Shiraz.

Majella Sparkling Shiraz is bottled fermented on "lees" for just on 24 months. The wine is then disgorged and a small amount of "liqueur" (sweetener) is added. In true Aussie tradition some fantastic vintage port is used as the sweetener.

Majella is one of the most awarded small wineries in Australia. Critics consistently rate vintages of this sparkling Coonawarra wine highly."

Celebrate South Australian wine excellence with our Premium Mixed 6-Pack Value. Six exceptional wines, one incredible collection. The essence of South Australia with our premium wine mixed, attainable in a 6 pack value. Carefully selected from renowned vineyards, this collection captures the unique flavors and craftsmanship of the region

2 x Hewitson Mad Hatter Shiraz 2019 - Barossa Valley, South Australia

95/100 Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot
93/100 Aaron Brasher
96/100 Sam Kim (2018 vintage)
92/100 The Real Review (2018 vintage)
94/100 James Halliday (2006 vintage)
91/100 Vinous (2006 vintage)
90/100 Wine Advocate (2006 vintage)

Aaron Brasher “Deep, dark and brooding in the glass. Dark-fruited aromas, stewed plum, mulberry, licorice, violets and dried herbs. Rich, dark and powerful on the palate, satsuma plum, a little tartness, luscious and mouth-filling. There's also plenty of tannin and acidity to keep the plush fruit behaving. Smart length and texture.”

Ken Gargett “The colour is deep dark red with flecks of purple throughout. Deep and intense, the nose offers rose petal notes, graphite, dark berries, mulberries, florals and a hint of that sweet, earthy character found in a tin of sliced beetroot. There is serious grip here, by way of fine yet firm tannins. The wine has serious length. This is a cracking young Shiraz”

Huon Hooke, The Real Review "Very ripe sweet berry fruit and spices (cloves and pepper) to sniff, the taste exotic and sweet-fruited, lush and supple textured, nicely balanced and quite concentrated. It needed time, air and patience." (2018 vintage)

Sam Kim "Wonderfully ripe and impeccably proportioned, the bouquet shows sweet aromas of dark berries together with seductive nuances of vanilla, dark cocoa, olive and violet. The palate is sumptuous and opulent, offering terrific fruit power and richness, gorgeously complemented by velvety mouthfeel and seamlessly woven tannins." (2018 vintage)

In early 2021, leading global publication Wine Enthusiast included Hewitson in its top 10 list of “Vineyards Behind the World’s Most Famous Wines” alongside heralded blocks in Burgundy, Champagne, Piedmont and Napa Valley.

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.

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 Patrick of Coonawarra Joanna Shiraz 2014 ~ Coonawarra ~ South Australia

90/100 Huon Hooke 2021 (2014 vintage)
92/100 Qwine (2013 vintage)
96/100 Huon Hooke 2018 (2012 vintage)
95/100 James Halliday 2018 (2012 vintage)
SILVER International Cool Climate Wine Show 2018 (2012 vintage)
SILVER Limestone Coast Wine Show 2017 (2012 vintage)
SILVER Australian Small Winemakers Wine Show 2017 (2012 vintage)
SILVER Wine Showcase New Release Tasting 2017 (2012 vintage)
BEST IN CLASS - Winestate Magazine 'New Releases' July/ August 2017 (2012 vintage)

Huon Hooke "Deep, dark, brick-red to ruby colours, with a mocha, dark chocolate and earthy note, which almost suggests slight forward development, the palate confirming that it is a little lacking vitality. It has richness and concentration, but is not developing in a way that suggests further cellaring. It's good drinking now." (2014 Vintage)

Qwine "Dense and generous......... A fab Shiraz from South Australia...There's plenty of interest courtesy of clove, dark chocolate, charred oak, licks of vanilla and fruit cake. Some more air to breathe and touches of cedar are prominent. A generous wine with smooth feels and a long finish - top stuff." (2013 Vintage)

Winestate "A full bodied maturing shiraz with a focus of plums, olives, sweetness and tarry notes." (2013 Vintage)

The Winemaker "Hints of dark chocolate and vanilla aromas greet you in the glass. This develops into dark berry fruits and concentrated plum fruits. The palate is full and luscious with good palate weight and a nice dusting of oak. The smooth but present tannin completes this wine with power and prestige. Will complex and age well over the next 10 years." (2013 Vintage)

The wine was aged for 28 months in new American & Second Use French, tightly grained, barrels.

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 cabernet is grown in Coonawarra. The Estate is now managed by his eonologist son, Luke who continues the tradition of producing wines of varietal and regional excellence.

Coonawarra is the most important wine region within South Australia, credited with producing some of the best red wines in the entire country, and often described as Australia's most famous terroir. .

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.


1 x Grosset Springvale Riesling (Organic) 2021 ~ Clare Valley, South Australia

94/100 Mike Bennie, Wine Front
94/100 Huon Hooke
96/100 Erin Larkin (2020 vintage)
94/100 James Suckling (2020 vintage)
93/100 Tyson Stelzer (2020 vintage)
93/100 The Wine Front (2020 vintage)
94/100 the Wine Front (2017 vintage)
96/100 Toni Paterson (2017 vintage)

97/100 - Top Riesling Halliday Wine Companion Awards 2023

Langton Classification VII: Rated ‘Excellent’
Wine Ark: One of Australia’s ‘Ten Most Collected White Wines’
Halliday Wine Companion - Best Value Winery 2018
Langton Classification VI: Rated ‘Outstanding’ (2017 vintage)
Wine Ark: one of Australia’s ‘Five Most Collected White Wines’ (2017 vintage)

Erin Larkin, Wine Companion "Where the Polish Hill is the powerful, muscular one of the family, the Springvale is the often underestimated little sibling. Similarly powerfully structured, but leaning towards the spicy end of the spectrum rather than plum in the middle of fleshy fruit power. This is structured and saline, with layers of cut lime, red apple skins, saffron, turmeric and citrus pith. All of it encased in briny acidity and stretched out over an interminably long finish. Generous and structured at once. Super smart."

Mike Bennie, Wine Front "Springvale ahoy! Pretty perfume of frangipani, honeysuckle and lime with faint hints of blackcurrants. Juicy and approachable in the palate, slick with citrus oil characters, cool with lacy line of acidity, a touch of salted nuts, all well balanced, exceptional in length and persistence. Feels concentrated and quietly powerful. Smart release."

Huon Hooke, The Real Review "Very light to pale-straw colour. The aromas are on the more lifted and fragrant side, with a bouquet of flowers … the palate refined and seamless, soft as talc and harmonious, the acidity perfectly balanced, the finish refreshing and long. Dry-but-soft aftertaste. A lovely wine… needs more time to settle. "

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front) "Easy access Springvale, following a similar thread with 2020 Polish Hill too. Waxy texture with a juicy finish, lime cordial, floral things in scent and mouth perfume, a little bit of apple dunked in lemon juice and a starburst of grapefruit juice lending tightness and freshness while making you squint and flush warm under your eyes. Touches of smoky mineral character? A little truffle note? Almost a candied mixed peel thing going on. Bolder flavours, bigger mouthfeel, no dart-shaped precision here, but a pleasing, fleshier wine is here. Intrigue." (2020 vintage)

James Suckling "This has a very fresh nectarine and lime nose with light floral notes and delivers a fleshy, ripe palate that has juicy, drink-now appeal. A little stony mineral to close." (2020 vintage)

Erin Larkin "Lime zest, pith, limestone and white pepper. Freshly crushed granny smith apple (skin on) and brine in there too. There is a salty lick that forms the backbone of acid that runs through the very core of this wine. It doesn’t flow in the order I expect it to, which takes nothing away from it, it just makes it unique. Savoury, salty and tight but underpinned by fleshy generosity… it’s like a firm steel structure thrown onto a plush down-filled coverlet… enduring, stupendous length of flavour – I can taste it long after it is gone. Saline and lingering. Great length of flavour. Powerhouse." (2020 vintage)

Tyson Stelzer "Jeff Grosset describes the volume of his 40th vintage as ‘woeful’, with drought inflicting his lowest yields in three decades. To achieve his signature pinpoint accuracy under such circumstances is monumental indeed. All the fragrant apple blossom, fresh lemon and crunchy granny smith apple that we love of Springvale are here in full measure, impeccably energised by focussed acidity" (2020 vintage)

Halliday Wine Companion Awards 2023, Erin Larkin "Where the Polish Hill is the powerful, muscular one of the family, the Springvale is the often underestimated little sibling. Similarly powerfully structured, but leaning towards the spicy end of the spectrum rather than plum in the middle of fleshy fruit power. This is structured and saline, with layers of cut lime, red apple skins, saffron, turmeric and citrus pith. All of it encased in briny acidity and stretched out over an interminably long finish. Generous and structured at once. Super smart." (2019 vintage)

Toni Paterson: "Exquisite, pure citrus aromas. The palate is wildly intense with perfectly integrated acidity and palate softness. There is a pleasing tang at the front, followed by a focused, gently textural, sweet-lemon middle. The mineral core running through the wine is simply captivating. Magic." (2017 vintage)

Tony Love, The Source SA "The king of Clare’s rieslings have become benchmarks, both domestically and internationally… (Springvale) has often played bridesmaid to a Polish Hill sibling but here there might just be a dead-heat, everything about this in its florals, cut lime fruits, tingling acidity and minerally textures fusing seamlessly. It’s endlessly pleasurable but do try the Polish Hill as well. 5 Stars." (2017 vintage)

Decanter Magazine ~ The World’s Top 10 White Winemakers #6 Jeffrey Grosset

"When the young Jeffrey Grosset launched his own winery in the Clare Valley in the early 1980’s, he was swimming against the tide. Back then, Chardonnay was the rising star of Australian Wine. But Grosset wanted to make Riesling, and to focus on letting the grapes speak for themselves. The rest of the Australian wine industry has, of course, caught up with Grosset since, thanks in part to the example set by this focused, restlessly intelligent winemaker. By consistently producing arguably Australia’s two best Rieslings – the flowery, lime-rich Watervale and the steely, firm Polish Hill – Grosset has not only helped steer the reversal in this variety’s fortunes, but has provided one of the country’s most powerful arguments in favour of the reality of terroir"

Grosset Wines are an independently owned winery producing highly regarded premium wines. Established in 1981, the winery is situated in the historic township of Auburn at the southern tip of the Clare Valley, 100 kilometres north of Adelaide.

Jeffrey Grosset, owner and founder, has always been an innovator, challenging tradition and questioning accepted practices. He campaigned to institute the legal integrity of the Riesling grape in Australia, was a leading proponent for the introduction of screw cap closures and privately funded research into the subject.

Grosset Wines’ philosophy has remained steadfast over thirty years. The emphasis is on purity of fruit. The estate vineyards, which are ACO certified organic, are hand tended and each bunch of grapes is harvested at optimum ripeness.

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 Teusner 'The Riebke' Shiraz 2020 ~ Barossa Valley, South Australia

92/100 Dave Brookes, Halliday Wine Companion
Bronze - Gabrielly Poy, The Real Review
94/100 Huon Hooke, The Real Review (2019 vintage)
90/100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (2019 vintage)
90/100 Decanter (2019 vintage)
Bronze - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion (2019 vintage)
92/100 Campbell Mattinson, Halliday Wine Companion (2018 vintage)
91/100 The Wine Front (2018 vintage)
90/100 CellarTracker (2018 vintage)

5 Stars - Halliday Wine Companion

Silver - International Wine Challenge (2019 vintage)

Dave Brookes, Halliday Wine Companion "Shiraz sourced from the Riebke vineyards in the famous northern Barossa growing area of Ebenezer. The Riebke always represents solid value and this release is no different, with oodles of deep blackberry, black cherry and dark plum fruits laden with baking spices, black licorice, dark chocolate and earth. There is a fine, sandy tannin frame, super-ripe unctuous black fruits and plenty more to like."

Gabrielly Poy, The Real Review "Blackberry compote with some red berry highlights take the lead on the nose. On the palate a savoury twist tempers the fruit bringing balance to the plush fruit. The fruit holds freshness and the oak component has been well-judged. This is an approachable full-bodied red that offers a broad appeal."

Huon Hooke, The Real Review "Deep red/purple colour. Earthy, pepper and graphite aromas, hints of dried spices, the palate full-bodied and rich, well concentrated and powerful, with a core of deep, sweetly super-ripe black fruit flavour. The tannins quickly wash in and balance the opulence of the fruit. A big, generous, in-your-face shiraz with much to enjoy, now or for many years to come. Impressive stuff and great value." (2019 vintage)

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate "...possessed of beautiful pure fruit that is wrapped in a cloak of oak and tannin. It finishes quickly, but its good while it's there. The Riebke is a reliable midweek drink, the 2019 confirming this position." (2019 vintage)

Decanter "A fruity Barossa Valley Shiraz, with 3% Mataro and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. The black fruit aromas have a herbal note and there's a savoury touch of black olive on the palate too. Lush black fruit and supple tannins, supported by well-judged oak – 12 months in new and used French barrels. Will certainly continue to evolve in bottle." (2019 vintage)

James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion "Wild blackberry and bramble move through a structure of savoury tannins and acidity. Interesting dynamics on display here." (2019 vintage)

Campbell Mattinson, Halliday Wine Companion "It offers a mouthful of fruit-filled flavour and it does so in good, comfortable style. Licorice and blackberry flavours aplenty. Uncomplicated in a good way. Satisfying." (2018 vintage)

90% shiraz, 10% grenache

The Riebke family grows outstanding quality fruit on old, low-yielding Barossa Valley vines…something they’ve been doing for six generations. For their faith in what we do and their assistance in the birth and growth of Teusner Wines, we’ll be forever thankful.

The Winemaker "The Riebke tradition continues…rich, abundant flavour and serious drinkability whilst also being easy on the pocket. The wine is jam-packed with Barossa Shiraz This is a plush, vibrant wine of immense generosity and incredible value."

Teusnér's "The Riebke" Shiraz has been praised by both the wine press and wine drinkers in recent years for consistently over-delivering on quality at an unbeatable price. The wine's name is a tip of the hat to the Riebke family, who produce some of the best grapes in the Ebenezer district. Teusner takes a lot of fruit from the old Riebke vineyards in north Barossa around Ebenezer, Kalimna, and Moppa.

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. The region lies in the (very flat) 'Valley' created by the North Para River, which connects the main towns of Nuriootpa, Tanunda, and Lyndoch.

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.

1 x Majella Sparkling Shiraz 2021 ~ Coonawarra South Australia

90/100 Houn Hooke (2020 vintage)
Bronze - Huon Hooke (2019 vintage)
91/100 James Suckling (2017 vintage)
92/100 Gary Walsh (2010 vintage)
Bronze - Decanter (2008 vintage)
93/100 Tyson Stelzer (2006 vintage)
91/100 Robert Parker (2006 vintage)
92/100 Collin Mattison (2005 vintage)
Bronze - James Halliday (2005 vintage)

International Judge's Award (2010 vintage)

Previous vintages have rated highly

James Halliday, 5 Star Winery.

David Zyw "...it is a glorious awakening to a new way to enjoy sparkling"

Houn Hooke "Deep red/purple colour, with a youthful aroma of tobacco and cassis aromas, the palate sweet and fruity and big on berry flavours that suggest there's some cabernet in the wine. Or is it just the Coonawarra terroir? A bold and hearty sparkling red with firm but balanced tannins and a clean finish." (2020 vintage)

Winemaker "The robe is a vibrant dark red with bright ruby hue. The nose exhibits attractive fresh plum, raspberry, & blackberry aromas. On its complex palate, it is smooth, balanced, & luscious revealing black fruit characters with spice hints properly framed by gentle tannins carrying through to a generous finish." (2020 vintage)

Huon Hooke "Deep red colour with a tint of purple, and a dark-fruit and grated coconut aroma. There's a touch of chew on the finish, which is relatively dry and carries a fair boost of tannin. It calls for protein, such as a hearty barbecued steak." (2019 vintage)

James Suckling "Deep red colour with a tint of purple, and a dark-fruit and grated coconut aroma. There's a touch of chew on the finish, which is relatively dry and carries a fair boost of tannin. It calls for protein, such as a hearty barbecued steak." (2017 vintage)

Robert Parker "Deep garnet colored, the 2006 Sparkling Shiraz offers notes of ripe cherries and warm blackberries with some anise, dark chocolate and baking spices. The full bodied palate has a touch of sweetness countered by crisp acidity and fine bubbles. Rich and concentrated with a nice suggestion of velvety texture, it has a long finish with lingering notes of black pepper and licorice. Catching-up with owner Brian Lynn recently, in addition to his current releases I tasted through verticals of Majella’s Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and The Malleea to track the evolution of the styles. The results go to show, it certainly pays to put a few bottles of these well constructed wines away." (2006 vintage)

James Halliday "Full-bodied, complex and rich; ripe fruit, and definitely needs food. Disgorged" (2005 vintage)

Majella Winemakers Comments "The colour is a vibrant dark red with a bright ruby hue. Exhibiting a fine bead with attractive fresh plum, raspberry and blackberry aromas with similar black fruit characters and a hint of spice on the complex palate, which is smooth, balanced and luscious with gentle tannins and a generous finish." (2005 vintage)

Tyson Stelzer "Another glorious Majella Sparkling Shiraz greets the world ........... Like every Majella red, it’s a tribute to the finely manicured estate vines of one of Australia’s most celebrated vineyards, layered with plum and dark berry fruit and just the right touch of dark chocolate oak." (2005 vintage)

Sparkling red wines are a great Australian tradition, and along with other wineries, Majella has kept the tradition alive with their very popular sparkling Shiraz.

Majella Sparkling Shiraz is bottled fermented on "lees" for just on 24 months. The wine is then disgorged and a small amount of "liqueur" (sweetener) is added. In true Aussie tradition some fantastic vintage port is used as the sweetener.

Majella is one of the most awarded small wineries in Australia. Critics consistently rate vintages of this sparkling Coonawarra wine highly."