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    Halls Gap Vineyard was planted 1969, along the steep eastern slopes and parched rocky crags of Grampians Ranges, at the very beginning of a renaissance in Victorian viticulture. Since early establishment in the 1860s by the noble Houses of Seppelt and Bests, the region had earned the most elite peerage, a provenance of extraordinary red wines, bursting with bramble opulence and lined with limousin tannins. The Halls Gap property had long been respected as a venerable supplier to the nation's most illustrious brands. Seppelt and Penfolds called on harvests from Halls Gap for their finest vintages. Until 1996, when it was acquired by the late, great Trevor Mast,.. Land of the fallen giants»
    Hoddles Creek was planned and developed from day one, with a view to crafting an artful range of superlative Yarra Valley wines. The most arduous aspects were planted, because they offered the best promise of outstanding quality fruit. Chilly mornings, vivid afternoon sun and extended ripening, profound vintages of intensely ripened berries. From four superior rows of Pinot Noir on the Hoddles Creek property at Gembrook. Rows 22 to 26 always yield something spectacular with each new vintage, the mix of Burgundian and new world clones are hand picked and separately vinified for release as an exquisite limited edition, only made in the finest vintage years... For partisans most particular about pinot»
    Dr Frederick Kiel would take the trek by paddle steamer from Melbourne every summer during the late 1800s to spend his summers at Sorrento. His children established a grazing station nearby, on a property acquired from the Baillieu family along Portsea Ocean Beach, ultimately planted to vineyards in 2000. These are the most extreme western longitudes of Mornington, the undulating paddocks and sweeping views of tempestuous Bass Strait are a magical place for growing Burgundesque styles of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, well protected north facing parcels of propitious free draining limestone and calcareous sands. The windswept maritime vineyards of little Portsea.. Mornington's westernmost vineyards»
    The Heathcote Wineworks were one of the first commercial wineries in central Victoria. Prominently placed along Heathcote's main boulevard, established by Thomas Craven in 1854 to cater for the huge influx of gold miners seeking their fortune. Thomas Craven was a purveyor of spirits and wine, he traded in gold, providing a lifeline to local prospectors. An entrepreneurial type, he also operated a coach service from stables behind the cellar door, despatching supplies and delivering mail around the central Victorian goldfields. The legacy endures within a measured range of small batch Shiraz, crafted to traditional techniques and fashioned for timeless.. The alluring case for craven's place»

    Maxwell Spiced Mead CONFIRM VINTAGE

    Honey McLaren Vale South Australia
    Maxwell have been crafting the finest McLaren wines since 1880, but they are also known for world class Mead. Maxwell Mead has been acclaimed by leading wine critics and the industry press for several decades. Spiced Mead is without equal when enjoyed warm during the cold weather months. It's also the special beverage that's called upon to set the atmosphere throughout the Xmas and New Year festive season. Serve Maxwell just warmed until it barely steams, the delicious aromas and flavours meld together to provide a warming experience.
    Available by the dozen
    Case of 12
    $203.00
    Introduced to Australia by Ken Maxwell (1915-2004) the Maxwell family is the largest and most successful producer of Mead in the southern hemisphere.The many styles produced over the centuries were the inspiration for Ken Maxwell's research into it's production. Commencing in the 1950s, Maxwell's work culminated in three distinct styles. Years of devotion to this ancient style of wine have provided Maxwell with unique, esoteric skills to select the most suitable honeys and best strains of yeast, while perfecting the complications of stuck ferments and off flavours which can plague the process. Maxwell are now enjoyed around the world, bringing Australian honey wines to a new generation of ethusiasts.
    Orange tawny. Bouquet of honey and citrus, an added zest from the spices, cinnamon and clove. These spicy characters are carried through on the palate, filling the mouth with a complex and satisfying array of flavours. Traditionally served hot but not scalding, to enhance its aromas and warm the soul, it can also find uses in the kitchen as an ingredient in cakes and fruit pies.
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