Under $35 Top Sellers 2023 - 6 Pack Value
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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 Mas de Lavail Carignan Noir Old Vines 2021 - Côtes Catalanes, France

17/20 Hamburg Wine Side (2018 vintage)
11/20 Bettane et Desseauve (2016 vintage)

3 Stars - Le Guide Hachette des Vins (2018 vintage)

Organic

David William - An aromatic and concentrated Southern French blend bursting with ripe red berried fruit and spicy overtones. Silky and smooth on the palate with fine tannins and a hint of liquorice on the finish.

Hamburg Wine Side "Liquorice on the nose, undergrowth, garrigue aromas, plums. Long and authentic." (2018 vintage)

Le Guide Hachette des Vins "Subtle tiled reflections appear in the intense garnet, almost black colour. This is the sign of a beginning of evolution towards complexity. Such is also the impression left by the aromas of undergrowth, olive, Zan and the few toasted notes that nuance the intense fruitiness. The fleshy mouth takes advantage of tight tannins to develop with fullness, while prolonging the aromatic expression. Elegance." (2018 vintage)

Bettane et Desseauve "With a fine and floral nose.................." (2016 vintage)

40% Carignan, 40% Syrah, 20% Grenache Noir

Mas de Lavail is a family-owned estate in the heart of the Maury Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée, one of the oldest Appellations in the area of Roussillon, which was designated in 1936. The winery, Mas de Lavail was founded in 1999 with the purchase of the property by the Batlle family. The estate is situated in the heart of the MAURY Appellation, surrounded by the two ranges of the Corbières, on clay-limestone soil.

Part of their land stretches beneath the Cathar castle of Quéribus, resting on black schist soils. The name "Maury" derives from these black lands, known for their unique ability to retain the Sun's heat and release it to the vines during the cooler evenings. As a result, the Grenache and Carignan grapes show the estate's devotion to their terroir and winemaking craft which is evident in the exceptional wines they produce.

Organic agricultural practices are now at the forefront of the wine-growing approach to achieve full organic certification, alongside the preservation of existing biodiversity. Clearly, Grenache is the star here, as per the requirement of the Maury and newly designated Maury Sec AOCs, however, Syrah and Carignan (both Blanc and Noir) are far from just supporting acts, in fact producing stunning examples. Cropping is averaged at 29 HL per hectare across the domain, with the estate ranges at far less, and production levels of less than 10,000 cases annually point to grapes with exceptional concentration.

Côtes du Roussillon Villages is an appellation for dry red wines from the Roussillon wine region of southern France. It represents wines which are a step up in quality from the more generic Côtes du Roussillon appellation. The grapes most commonly used in Côtes du Roussillon Villages wines are Carignan, Grenache and Syrah.Côtes du Roussillon-Villages is a sub-appellation in the northern half of the appellation in the valley of the river Agly, from the best slopes around the valley. The appellation is in the foothills of the Pyrenees and the better wines are normally produced from vines on the slopes, not in the valley floors. It is purely for red wines, with stricter appellation regulations than regular Côtes du Roussillon.

The blend allowed is: Carignan (maximum 60%), Syrah, Mourvèdre (minimum 30% combined), Grenache noir, Lladoner. Note that a minimum of three varieties are allowed in the blend.

Carignan (also known as Mazuelo, Bovale Grande, Cariñena, Carinyena, Samsó, Carignane, and Carignano) is a red grape variety of Spanish origin that is more commonly found in French wine but is widely planted throughout the western Mediterranean and around the globe. Along with Aramon, it was considered one of the main grapes responsible for France's wine lake and was a substantial producer in jug wine production in California's Central Valley but in recent years, it has been reborn as a flagship wine for many cellars in the south of France as well as in Catalonia.

Syrah is a dark-skinned red wine grape. Its origins have been popularly debated, but its modern viticultural home is unquestionably the northern Rhône Valley of eastern France. In Australia, Syrah is the flagship variety and has developed such a distinct personality that it is essentially regarded as a distinct variety, is commonly known as Shiraz.

Grenache is a red-wine grape grown extensively in France, Spain, Australia and the United States and is one of the most widely distributed grapes in the world. Grenache is the French name for the grape, but it has a number of synonyms. In Spain, where it is one of the country's flagship varieties, it is known as Garnacha, and on the island of Sardinia it has been known for centuries as Cannonau. In France, Grenache is most widely planted in the southern Rhone Valley and throughout both Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon. It is most commonly found alongside Syrah and Mourvedre in the classic Southern Rhone Blend (notably in Cotes du Rhone wines), and is the main grape variety in Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

1 x Rocca delle Macie Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2021 - Tuscany, Italy

Bronze - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (2012)
Bronze - Wine Spectator (2012)
Bronze - Wine Spectator (2011)
Bronze - Wine Enthusiast (2011)

3 Stars - Vini Buoni d'Italia (2011)

Wine Enthusiast Magazine "This is the kind of easy Italian white that would taste delicious at an outdoor barbecue or on a hot afternoon. The wine is light, lean and loaded with fresh citrus flavors." (2012 vintage)

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate "Aromas include white peach and grapefruit pith. The natural crispness of the variety gives this wine extra pop on the otherwise mild finish." (2012 vintage)

Wine Spectator "The almond, straw, apple and melon flavors get a boost from the acidity and briny elements in this white. Offers a crisp and minerally finish." (2011 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast Magazine "bright vein of acidity that's backed by fragrant aromas of lemon zest, kiwi, green sage and grapefruit." (2010 vintage)


Magazine " We love fresh, zesty Italian whites because they pair so well with the healthy, international cuisine offered on our menus. This expression is especially delicious with tonic aromas of chopped sage and stone fruit that build in momentum." (1999 vintage)

Rocca delle Macìe was established in 1973, when film producer Italo Zingarelli – of Ettore Scola’s “We All Loved Each Other So Much” fame, and also the wildly popular series of films featuring comedy duo Bud Spencer and Terence Hill (including “They Call Me Trinity” and “Trinity Is Still My Name”) – decided to realize his lifelong dream by acquiring the “Le Macìe” estate – extending across 93 hectares (230 acres) in all, of which only two were under vine – in order to create a winery in the heart of the Chianti Classico zone.

The estate now extends to more than 500 hectares (1250 acres) with, in total, more than 200 (500 acres) used as vineyards and 22 (54 acres) as olive groves, subdivided across the company’s six estates: Le Macìe, Sant’Alfonso, Fizzano e le Tavolelle in the Chianti Classico Area, in addition to the Campomaccione and Casa Maria estates in the Morellino di Scansano Area (Maremma).

The Chianti region in Italy's Tuscany wine growing region is split between Chianti and Chianti Classico. Accordingly, two separate DOCG designations apply to wines from the Chianti region: the Chianti Classico DOCG for the heartland of Chianti, and Chianti DOCG for all other Chianti regions. (In 1984, the Chianti region was promoted from DOC to DOCG - Italy’s highest classification - and in 1996, Chianti Classico - the historic heartland of the region - DOCG was created, which gave autonomy to that region. In the last 20 years, a consortium of Chianti Classico producers have researched new Sangiovese clones, replanted vineyards, updated cellar practices and generally made Chianti Classico DOCG a world-class appellation. Chianti Classico must contain a minimum of 75% Sangiovese. In the 2014 edition of its annual compendium of wine ratings, Gambero Rosso noted that Chianti Classico DOCG wines were noteworthy for their “significant return to a more defined style, true to tradition.” The typical Chianti Classico wine is a ruby-red, Sangiovese-based wine with aromas of violets and cherries and a hint of earthy spice.

The Chianti DOCG designation covers wines from six Chianti sub-zones (Colli Pisane, Colli Fiorentini, Colli Senesi, Colli Aretini, Montalbano and Rufina) as well as all other Chianti wines. The Chianti Classico DOCG is located in the very center of Tuscany, between Florence and Sienna."

Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a wine served on the tables of popes and kings, it was the first DOC in Italy. Perfect to be combined with fish, white meats, cheeses. Vernaccia di San Gimignano is planted in over 730 hectares of vineyards in the heart of Tuscany in a extraordinary land, rich in biodiversity.

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 Chapman Grove Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2018 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia

93/100 Wine Searcher
92/100 James Halliday Wine Companion (2014, 2016 vintage)
94/100 James Halliday Wine Companion (2010, 2011, 2013 vintage)

Australian Wine Companion - Best Margaret River Wineries of the Regions 2020

Gold - Royal Melbourne Wine Show (2013 vintage)
Silver - Canberra Wine Show (2013 vintage)
Bronze - Royal Perth Wine Show (2013 vintage)
Top Gold - Royal Sydney Wine Show (2010 vintage)
Bronze - Royal Perth Wine Show (2010 vintage)
Bronze - Canberra Wine Show (2010 vintage)

Wine Club De Vin (Canada's largest wine club)" Intense aromas of green leaf, gooseberries and greengages with limes, curry leaves and fennel: the same flavours show on the palate creating a flavoursome and distinctive wine."

The Winemaker “From the near perfect 2018 vintage this wine is typical of the style that comes from Margaret River tropical fruit mineral layers, and crisp acidity.”

Marko Schwinn "This Gold medal winning wine has intense aromas of tropical fruit on the nose followed by a tight combination of juicy fruit and minerality on the palate. It is mouth filling with plenty of textural layers and lively acidity. This is a very well structured wine. Even the most one eyed Marlborough NZ fan will think about switching to this Chapman Grove." (2016 vintage)

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.

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.

The Sauvignon Blanc taste is one of the most identifiable in the world of white wines for a few reasons. First, it always has crisp, high acidity. Second, it has a chemical compound called pyrazine which gives grassy, herbal or bell pepper flavors. When grown in cooler climates or picked early, the herbaceous green character is most prominent. In warmer climates or allowed to hang longer on the vine, the pyrazine character diminishes in favor of riper fruit flavors ranging from grapefruit, to passion fruit and guava.

1 x Georges Duboeuf Ecusson Merlot 2021 ~ Languedoc, France

One of the largest and best-known wine producers in France. Known as 'the King of Beaujolais'.

The Winemaker "This wine has a harmonious nose that reveals kirsch and red berry aromas. Full-bodied and smooth in the mouth, with a fine, fruity finish."

This wine is produced by Les Vins Georges Duboeuf is one of the largest wine producers in France founded by the late Georges Duboeuf who was affectionately known as 'le roi du Beaujolais' (the king of Beaujolais) or sometimes pape du Beaujolais (Pope of Beaujolais). Les Vins Georges Duboeuf produces a staggering 3 million cases of wine annually. The company is most well-known for its popularization and production of Beaujolais wines. In 2018 Georges’ passed control of his company to his son Franck Duboeuf, who is considered to be one of the key specialists in Beaujolais, its terroir and its wine, and has shifted production to focus more on Beaujolais Nouveau.

Languedoc-Roussillon is a hugely important and historic wine region that produces over a third of French wine each year. The output of Languedoc Roussillon exceeds that of the entire United States, and has hundreds of thousands of acres under the vine, growing a wide range of both red and white grapes. Languedoc-Roussillon is one of the oldest and most important wine regions in the world, with a history that stretches back millennia to the ancient Greeks, who adored its warm and humid Mediterranean climate which is ideal for viticulture.

Merlot is a red wine grape variety with strong historic ties to Bordeaux and the southwest of France. It is the predominant variety in most wines from Saint-Émilion and Pomerol, the area in which the variety originated. Merlot is now widely planted in wine regions across the world and, in terms of the volumes of wine produced internationally, it is rivalled only by its Bordeaux companion, Cabernet Sauvignon.

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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 Mas de Lavail Carignan Noir Old Vines 2021 - Côtes Catalanes, France

17/20 Hamburg Wine Side (2018 vintage)
11/20 Bettane et Desseauve (2016 vintage)

3 Stars - Le Guide Hachette des Vins (2018 vintage)

Organic

David William - An aromatic and concentrated Southern French blend bursting with ripe red berried fruit and spicy overtones. Silky and smooth on the palate with fine tannins and a hint of liquorice on the finish.

Hamburg Wine Side "Liquorice on the nose, undergrowth, garrigue aromas, plums. Long and authentic." (2018 vintage)

Le Guide Hachette des Vins "Subtle tiled reflections appear in the intense garnet, almost black colour. This is the sign of a beginning of evolution towards complexity. Such is also the impression left by the aromas of undergrowth, olive, Zan and the few toasted notes that nuance the intense fruitiness. The fleshy mouth takes advantage of tight tannins to develop with fullness, while prolonging the aromatic expression. Elegance." (2018 vintage)

Bettane et Desseauve "With a fine and floral nose.................." (2016 vintage)

40% Carignan, 40% Syrah, 20% Grenache Noir

Mas de Lavail is a family-owned estate in the heart of the Maury Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée, one of the oldest Appellations in the area of Roussillon, which was designated in 1936. The winery, Mas de Lavail was founded in 1999 with the purchase of the property by the Batlle family. The estate is situated in the heart of the MAURY Appellation, surrounded by the two ranges of the Corbières, on clay-limestone soil.

Part of their land stretches beneath the Cathar castle of Quéribus, resting on black schist soils. The name "Maury" derives from these black lands, known for their unique ability to retain the Sun's heat and release it to the vines during the cooler evenings. As a result, the Grenache and Carignan grapes show the estate's devotion to their terroir and winemaking craft which is evident in the exceptional wines they produce.

Organic agricultural practices are now at the forefront of the wine-growing approach to achieve full organic certification, alongside the preservation of existing biodiversity. Clearly, Grenache is the star here, as per the requirement of the Maury and newly designated Maury Sec AOCs, however, Syrah and Carignan (both Blanc and Noir) are far from just supporting acts, in fact producing stunning examples. Cropping is averaged at 29 HL per hectare across the domain, with the estate ranges at far less, and production levels of less than 10,000 cases annually point to grapes with exceptional concentration.

Côtes du Roussillon Villages is an appellation for dry red wines from the Roussillon wine region of southern France. It represents wines which are a step up in quality from the more generic Côtes du Roussillon appellation. The grapes most commonly used in Côtes du Roussillon Villages wines are Carignan, Grenache and Syrah.Côtes du Roussillon-Villages is a sub-appellation in the northern half of the appellation in the valley of the river Agly, from the best slopes around the valley. The appellation is in the foothills of the Pyrenees and the better wines are normally produced from vines on the slopes, not in the valley floors. It is purely for red wines, with stricter appellation regulations than regular Côtes du Roussillon.

The blend allowed is: Carignan (maximum 60%), Syrah, Mourvèdre (minimum 30% combined), Grenache noir, Lladoner. Note that a minimum of three varieties are allowed in the blend.

Carignan (also known as Mazuelo, Bovale Grande, Cariñena, Carinyena, Samsó, Carignane, and Carignano) is a red grape variety of Spanish origin that is more commonly found in French wine but is widely planted throughout the western Mediterranean and around the globe. Along with Aramon, it was considered one of the main grapes responsible for France's wine lake and was a substantial producer in jug wine production in California's Central Valley but in recent years, it has been reborn as a flagship wine for many cellars in the south of France as well as in Catalonia.

Syrah is a dark-skinned red wine grape. Its origins have been popularly debated, but its modern viticultural home is unquestionably the northern Rhône Valley of eastern France. In Australia, Syrah is the flagship variety and has developed such a distinct personality that it is essentially regarded as a distinct variety, is commonly known as Shiraz.

Grenache is a red-wine grape grown extensively in France, Spain, Australia and the United States and is one of the most widely distributed grapes in the world. Grenache is the French name for the grape, but it has a number of synonyms. In Spain, where it is one of the country's flagship varieties, it is known as Garnacha, and on the island of Sardinia it has been known for centuries as Cannonau. In France, Grenache is most widely planted in the southern Rhone Valley and throughout both Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon. It is most commonly found alongside Syrah and Mourvedre in the classic Southern Rhone Blend (notably in Cotes du Rhone wines), and is the main grape variety in Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

1 x Rocca delle Macie Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2021 - Tuscany, Italy

Bronze - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (2012)
Bronze - Wine Spectator (2012)
Bronze - Wine Spectator (2011)
Bronze - Wine Enthusiast (2011)

3 Stars - Vini Buoni d'Italia (2011)

Wine Enthusiast Magazine "This is the kind of easy Italian white that would taste delicious at an outdoor barbecue or on a hot afternoon. The wine is light, lean and loaded with fresh citrus flavors." (2012 vintage)

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate "Aromas include white peach and grapefruit pith. The natural crispness of the variety gives this wine extra pop on the otherwise mild finish." (2012 vintage)

Wine Spectator "The almond, straw, apple and melon flavors get a boost from the acidity and briny elements in this white. Offers a crisp and minerally finish." (2011 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast Magazine "bright vein of acidity that's backed by fragrant aromas of lemon zest, kiwi, green sage and grapefruit." (2010 vintage)


Magazine " We love fresh, zesty Italian whites because they pair so well with the healthy, international cuisine offered on our menus. This expression is especially delicious with tonic aromas of chopped sage and stone fruit that build in momentum." (1999 vintage)

Rocca delle Macìe was established in 1973, when film producer Italo Zingarelli – of Ettore Scola’s “We All Loved Each Other So Much” fame, and also the wildly popular series of films featuring comedy duo Bud Spencer and Terence Hill (including “They Call Me Trinity” and “Trinity Is Still My Name”) – decided to realize his lifelong dream by acquiring the “Le Macìe” estate – extending across 93 hectares (230 acres) in all, of which only two were under vine – in order to create a winery in the heart of the Chianti Classico zone.

The estate now extends to more than 500 hectares (1250 acres) with, in total, more than 200 (500 acres) used as vineyards and 22 (54 acres) as olive groves, subdivided across the company’s six estates: Le Macìe, Sant’Alfonso, Fizzano e le Tavolelle in the Chianti Classico Area, in addition to the Campomaccione and Casa Maria estates in the Morellino di Scansano Area (Maremma).

The Chianti region in Italy's Tuscany wine growing region is split between Chianti and Chianti Classico. Accordingly, two separate DOCG designations apply to wines from the Chianti region: the Chianti Classico DOCG for the heartland of Chianti, and Chianti DOCG for all other Chianti regions. (In 1984, the Chianti region was promoted from DOC to DOCG - Italy’s highest classification - and in 1996, Chianti Classico - the historic heartland of the region - DOCG was created, which gave autonomy to that region. In the last 20 years, a consortium of Chianti Classico producers have researched new Sangiovese clones, replanted vineyards, updated cellar practices and generally made Chianti Classico DOCG a world-class appellation. Chianti Classico must contain a minimum of 75% Sangiovese. In the 2014 edition of its annual compendium of wine ratings, Gambero Rosso noted that Chianti Classico DOCG wines were noteworthy for their “significant return to a more defined style, true to tradition.” The typical Chianti Classico wine is a ruby-red, Sangiovese-based wine with aromas of violets and cherries and a hint of earthy spice.

The Chianti DOCG designation covers wines from six Chianti sub-zones (Colli Pisane, Colli Fiorentini, Colli Senesi, Colli Aretini, Montalbano and Rufina) as well as all other Chianti wines. The Chianti Classico DOCG is located in the very center of Tuscany, between Florence and Sienna."

Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a wine served on the tables of popes and kings, it was the first DOC in Italy. Perfect to be combined with fish, white meats, cheeses. Vernaccia di San Gimignano is planted in over 730 hectares of vineyards in the heart of Tuscany in a extraordinary land, rich in biodiversity.

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 Chapman Grove Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2018 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia

93/100 Wine Searcher
92/100 James Halliday Wine Companion (2014, 2016 vintage)
94/100 James Halliday Wine Companion (2010, 2011, 2013 vintage)

Australian Wine Companion - Best Margaret River Wineries of the Regions 2020

Gold - Royal Melbourne Wine Show (2013 vintage)
Silver - Canberra Wine Show (2013 vintage)
Bronze - Royal Perth Wine Show (2013 vintage)
Top Gold - Royal Sydney Wine Show (2010 vintage)
Bronze - Royal Perth Wine Show (2010 vintage)
Bronze - Canberra Wine Show (2010 vintage)

Wine Club De Vin (Canada's largest wine club)" Intense aromas of green leaf, gooseberries and greengages with limes, curry leaves and fennel: the same flavours show on the palate creating a flavoursome and distinctive wine."

The Winemaker “From the near perfect 2018 vintage this wine is typical of the style that comes from Margaret River tropical fruit mineral layers, and crisp acidity.”

Marko Schwinn "This Gold medal winning wine has intense aromas of tropical fruit on the nose followed by a tight combination of juicy fruit and minerality on the palate. It is mouth filling with plenty of textural layers and lively acidity. This is a very well structured wine. Even the most one eyed Marlborough NZ fan will think about switching to this Chapman Grove." (2016 vintage)

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.

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.

The Sauvignon Blanc taste is one of the most identifiable in the world of white wines for a few reasons. First, it always has crisp, high acidity. Second, it has a chemical compound called pyrazine which gives grassy, herbal or bell pepper flavors. When grown in cooler climates or picked early, the herbaceous green character is most prominent. In warmer climates or allowed to hang longer on the vine, the pyrazine character diminishes in favor of riper fruit flavors ranging from grapefruit, to passion fruit and guava.

1 x Georges Duboeuf Ecusson Merlot 2021 ~ Languedoc, France

One of the largest and best-known wine producers in France. Known as 'the King of Beaujolais'.

The Winemaker "This wine has a harmonious nose that reveals kirsch and red berry aromas. Full-bodied and smooth in the mouth, with a fine, fruity finish."

This wine is produced by Les Vins Georges Duboeuf is one of the largest wine producers in France founded by the late Georges Duboeuf who was affectionately known as 'le roi du Beaujolais' (the king of Beaujolais) or sometimes pape du Beaujolais (Pope of Beaujolais). Les Vins Georges Duboeuf produces a staggering 3 million cases of wine annually. The company is most well-known for its popularization and production of Beaujolais wines. In 2018 Georges’ passed control of his company to his son Franck Duboeuf, who is considered to be one of the key specialists in Beaujolais, its terroir and its wine, and has shifted production to focus more on Beaujolais Nouveau.

Languedoc-Roussillon is a hugely important and historic wine region that produces over a third of French wine each year. The output of Languedoc Roussillon exceeds that of the entire United States, and has hundreds of thousands of acres under the vine, growing a wide range of both red and white grapes. Languedoc-Roussillon is one of the oldest and most important wine regions in the world, with a history that stretches back millennia to the ancient Greeks, who adored its warm and humid Mediterranean climate which is ideal for viticulture.

Merlot is a red wine grape variety with strong historic ties to Bordeaux and the southwest of France. It is the predominant variety in most wines from Saint-Émilion and Pomerol, the area in which the variety originated. Merlot is now widely planted in wine regions across the world and, in terms of the volumes of wine produced internationally, it is rivalled only by its Bordeaux companion, Cabernet Sauvignon.