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Right next to the Merry Widow Inn at Glenrowan, infamous of Kelly gang folklore, Richard Bailey set up shop to service prospectors during the great Victorian gold rush of the 1860s. Rows of newly planted Shiraz soon followed and the Baileys released their first vintage in 1870. The region was ultimately infected by the terrible vine killing plague of the 1890s, a guarded blessing for Glenrowan, which elevated the quarantine status of its vitiated vineyards to a marque of the highest provenance. Baileys endure as one of the new world's most arcane and mythical wineworks, a small estate of historically significant parcels, producing limited vintages, defined by their exceptional value, purity of parentage and wondrous regional.. The bushranger's brew»
Graeme Melton and a mate were travelling across South Australia in 1973, their EH Holden was in dire need of maintenance and Graeme took up casual work at a passing winery. The site supervisor was Peter Lehmann and young Graeme had his epiphany on the road to Barossa Valley. Lehmann suggested that Graeme change his name to Charlie and take the pilgrimmage to Vallee Rhone. Charlie became prepossessed with the culture of old vines Grenache, Shiraz and Mourverdre. He returned to the Barossa, at a time when old vineyard fruit was made into flagon Port and growers were destroying their historic sites in return for government grants. Charlie emabarked on a crusade to conserve and restore the ancient vines, establishing his cellars at Tanunda along Krondorf Road. He has since retained the most.. Melton makes a mean mourvedre»

Mike Press Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills South Australia
Adelaide Hills grow the finest Sauvignon Blanc in the world, a good viticulturalist need only find a way to capture and retain the effusiveness of fruit to achieve a great wine. Mike Press is one of the most accomplished winemakers in the land, he established his own vines at Kenton Valley in 1998, still managing each planting to ensure a limited yield of superior fruit. An articulate expression of Sauvignon Blanc, powerfully structured for a white wine, offering a clean palate brimming with crisp, aromatic fruit flavours, virile greenery and garden herb.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$173.00
Very light straw hue. Snap peas and lemongrass, ripe tropical notes of lychee and nashis, kiwi and thyme. A solid palate of green vegetable flavours, herbaceousness and snow pea, supported by wet tropical fruit flavours, bananas and pandan, over a length of juicy citrus acidity, all resolving on a cleansing, crysal clear, mouthwateringly dry finish.
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