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Airline pilots make surprisingly good wine. Their appreciation of the sciences, a respect for the weather and a bird's eye view of the land, all invaluable to the winemaker's art. John Ellis would take every opportune weekend away from his regular New York Paris route, to pursue a passion for viticulture. He planted the first commercial Cabernet Merlot vines in the Hamptons and found time between trans atlantic flights to work vintages amongst the Grand Cru vineyards of La Bourgogne. Ellis ultimately made the great lifelong sea change in favour of our land downunder. He settled on a farmstead outside Leongatha, amongst the slow ripening pastures of Gippsland.. Placing pinot amongst the pastures»
Jane Mitchell is one of Clare Valley's leading wine industry identities, Clare Valley Legend and Clare Valley Winemakers Hall of Fame, Centenary Federation of Australia Medal, SA Tourism Commission, Australian Regional Winemakers Forum, Wine Federation of Australia Council and Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Board. Mitchell's largest vineyard is at Watervale, a very bleak place in the middle of winter at pruning time. It is known by the vineyard workers as Alcatraz, a place to do penance in the cold, wind and rain of a Clare Valley winter. Alcatraz only ever yields minimal harvests, source of the most memorable vintages in our nation's.. These old clare valley vines are just getting better»
Coonawarra cattle graziers since 1906, the Reschke family turned some of their land over to viticulture in the 1980s. Such was the quality of Reschke fruit, that it became an essential inclusion for some of Wynn's most memorable vintages and a number of national icon wines. Reschke now keep the pick of crop for their own label, the most princely harvests of Coonawarra Cabernet, Merlot and Shiraz, characterised by their defined regional eloquence and ingratiating palate weight. The fruit of vines, planted to iron red terra rosa soil and nourished by the fertile plenitude from generations of grazing cattle, for every ardent enthusiast of born and bred, baronnial.. Reschke red, born & bred»
Established 1851 by the French Marist order, Mission Estate are New Zealand's oldest winery, under continuous management ever since. The city of Lyon's Society of Mary sailed to New Zealand with little more than faith, fair winds and a few healthy vines. Men of Burgundy, they knew from good wine, they chose their ground and planted rootstock near Ngaruroro River between Napier and Hastings at Pakowhai. Agriculture and livestock were a necessity, but the establishment of a productive vineyard was essential. The area is now known as Hawke's Bay, internationally renowned for the rich terroirs of Gimblett Gravels, home of New Zealand's most salient brands... The burgundy tradition of te ika a maui»

Bird In Hand Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Adelaide Hills South Australia
The dedicated team at Bird in Hand are driven by a determination to grow into one of the world's great wineries. Proprietor Andrew Nugent lives and works among the vines and the winery. He has assembled the best team, he's painstakingly selected the perfect terroir and is well on his way to realizing the ultimate dream. Bird in Hand is an extremely limited release which has claimed a breathtaking list of wine show accolades, including International Wine Challenge trophies for best Adelaide Hills red, best Australian red and best Australian Shiraz.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$431.00
Andrew Nugent grew up next door to the historic Penfold wineworks at Magill, his formative wine years were spent amongst the vines. He established his own vineyard and olive grove on a hundred acres of land along Bird in Hand Road at Woodside. His efforts have since claimed a staggering list of awards for excellence on the international wine show circuit. Hand crafted from the finest parcels of Adelaide Hills Shiraz, grapes are crushed into small open fermenters and pumped over twice daily throughout vinification over the course of a week, to maximise flavour and tannin extractions. Batches are pressed off skins into a selection of French oak barriques for sixteen months maturation.
Dark red colour with bright purple hue. This elegant wine exudes rich and vibrant aromas of complex dark berries, plums and white pepper. A long and even palate carrying a generous weight of blackberry and spiced plum fruit flavours over a structure of supple integration, firm tannins and superb, textural mouthfeel. Unashamedly crafted for the discerning wine enthusiast.
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