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    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»
    There are but two winemakers who can lay claim to a staggering four Jimmy Watson Trophy victories. Wolf Blass was the man behind the label. John Glaetzer was the man behind Wolf Blass. While working for Wolf, Glaetzer was moonlighting on his own brand, applying the same extravagance of technique to the pick of Langhorne Creek fruit. Perfection in the form of black bramble fruit, muscular yet affable tannins, all framed by the luxury of ebony oak. Aspirants of the great Black Blass Label fables of 1974, 1975 and 1976, are privately advised to avail themselves of John's Blend, Cabernet or Shiraz. Crafted from the same parcels, in the same way, by the same hands,.. Timeless mystique of langhorne creek»
    Returning to his home along the Nagambie Lakes after the completion of service during World War II, Eric Purbrick discovered a cache of wine, hidden circa 1876 under the family estate cellars. Though pale in colour, it was sound and drinkable after seven decades. The promise of long lived red wine inspired Purbrick to establish new plantings at Chateau Tahbilk in 1949, today they are some of Victoria's oldest productive Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Having barely scraped through the ravages of phyloxera and a period of disrepute, the fortunes of Tahbilk were turned around by Purbrick who was the first to market Australian wine under its varietal name. Tahbilk.. Phyloxera, ancient cellars & seriously old vines»
    Josef Chromy OAM escaped from war torn Czechoslovakia as a penniless 19 year old in 1950, he fled across minefields, evading soldiers and killer dogs, ultimately finding a new home in the lucky country. Chromy has been a long standing principal in the Tasmanian food and wine industry, he established Tasmania's leading brands, including Bay of Fires, Jansz, Heemskerk and Tamar Ridge. At 76 years young, he launched his namesake label, planting one of the apple isle's most stately vineyards and gazetting Tasmania's most compellingly stylish range of wines. Chromy's sensational vintages are as conspicuous for the uniqueness of their character as they are for their.. Tasty treats from the apple isle»

    Soul Growers Provident Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

    Shiraz Barossa South Australia
    Soul Growers is the work of four good mates, together they represent eighty years of combined industry experience, applying the knowledge and skill generously shared by some of the Barossa's winemaking legends. Soul Growers endeavour to create wines which are true to the Barossa, the emphasis being on pure and discernible varietal character and regional charm. A mere thousand cases of Provident Shiraz are passionately small batch vinified to express the integrity of the land, endowments of vintage and virtues of mateship, the very soul of Barossa.
    Available by the dozen
    Case of 12
    $287.00
    Soul Growers source fruit across the Barossa Valley floor, out to the high country of eastern Eden Valley ranges, from vineyards which are living history. Seppeltsfield and Tanunda, Krondorf and Langmeil Roads, Kalimna Rd and Nuriootpa all make contributions. The work is completely manual, traditional techniques with minimal handling. The fruit is open fermented in small batches keeping every parcel separate. Gentle basket pressings extract the juices, an old world style of vinification preserves the integrity of Barossa viticulture, the wines are unfiltered and unfined. Provident is an assemblage of Shiraz from a dozen vineyards, matured two years in a selection of well seasoned, prior use American oak hogsheads.
    Bright, deep red colour. Generous bouquet of chocolate, plum notes and blueberry with freshly ground pepper and hints of toasty cocoa oak. Ripe palate with prominent plum, dark cherry and blackberry flavours supported by toasty oak and gracious, mouth filling tannins. Layers of flavour you would expect from grand Barossa Shiraz, a wine of great depth, richness and complexity.
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