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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 excellence. Enthusiasts of grand old brands with a provenance and history are advised to avail themselves of a case or two Shiraz from Heathcote.. The alluring case for craven's place»
Legendary Penfold winemaker John Duval began his apprenticeship in 1974 under the tutelage of the late great Max Schubert. Duval's family had been supplying Penfolds with fruit and root stock for generations, many of South Australia's most prestigious vineyards were sown with cuttings from Duval's family property. Duval was awarded International Wine & Spirit Competition Winemaker of Year and twice London International Red Winemaker of Year. He now focuses on releasing painfully limited editions, assembled from precious parcels of elite Barossa vine, hand crafted by one of the world's most accomplished and peer respected winemakers... Ancient barossa hamlet vines»
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 precious parcels, once destined.. Melton makes a mean mourvedre»

Mt Difficulty Roaring Meg Sauvignon Blanc CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sauvignon Blanc Central Otago New Zealand
Roaring Meg is a place of great natural beauty, pristine waters and the endowments of clean energy generation, austere terrains and challenging climes, the world's southermost winegrowing region. It is here in the heart of Central Otago, that a co operative of excruciatingly low fertility vineyards are closely managed by the Mt Difficulty viticultural team, to yield meagre harvests of the finest fruit in all Aotearoa.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$263.00
Parcels of fruit grown to the finest sites in Central Otago's Cromwell basin are hand harvested in top condition and processed in a reductive manner, juices settled overnight and racked clean the following morning. Inoculated and vinified at cooler temperatures to maximise varietal character. Essential to the character of wine is a diversity of terroirs and microclimes. The nature of soils being of particular interest, assembling parcels with the greatest synergy are central to the production of a Roaring Meg perfect balance.
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