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David Wynn introduced cardboard wine casks, flagons and the Airlesflo wine tap to the nation. He is best remembered for re packaging the Coonawarra estate which bears his name and which endures as one of Australia's icon brands. Wynn was a master of his craft and studied oenology at the world renowned Magill wineworks. An astute marketer and talented blender, he also had a keen eye for the land, investing in the ancient John Riddoch fruit colony and planting vines on a challenging site, high atop the lofty latitudes of Valley Eden. Mountadam Vineyards were built from the ground up, with a view to crafting a limited range of well structured, weighty wines, defined by fuller palates and saline, mineral savouryness. The legacy of Eden Valley vineyards planted by Wynn in the 1960s & 1970s, incorporating significant old.. The legacy parcels of mountadam vineyards»
An Irish cobbler named Reilly settled into the tiny Clare Valley township of Mintaro circa 1856. He converted a stone barn into a homestead cottage. Reilly's Cottage served as the local cobbler's shop in the centre of the bustling town, which had boomed after the establishment of salubrious slate quarries. Almost 140 years later, the cottage has been restored to its former glory by relatives of Reilly, the family Ardill, once again it is a hive of activity, home to the eminent and award winning range of Reilly.. There once was a man named reilly»
Giovanni Tait mastered the family tradition of coopering wine barrels before migrating to Australia in 1957. He took up work in the Barossa and ultimately settled in for a lengthy engagement at B Seppelts and Sons, where he played a significant role in the vinification and maturation of some of the most memorable vintages in Australian viticulture. Tait's boys grew up to be winemakers, their attention to detail and close relationship with the Barossa's finest growers have earned the highest accolades from the international wine industry press. Generously proportioned yet exquisitely balanced, famously praised, perennially by savant Robert Parker as the most consistently outstanding quality, exceptional value wines from Barossa Valley... Bespoke parcels of old vineyard fruit»

Watershed Awakening Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

7 Trophies Perth Royal Best Cabernet, Best Wine of Show, Best Red Table Wine, Best WA Wine, Best WA Red, Best of 2010 & Canberra National, multi Gold Medals Mundus Vini, Qantas Wine Show, Margaret River & Canberra National, 98 Hallidays & 98 Ray Jordans!
Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River Western Australia
Watershed's superior vineyards span across an immense area of the choicest soils on Margaret River, the best eighty hectares were established from the ground up, with a view to vintage the most spectacular wines in the Australian west, the finest parcels of estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon are assembled for the Awakening.
Watershed Vineyard is situated five kilometres south of Margaret River at the intersection of Darch Road and Bussell Highway, the major arterial road for traffic travelling to and from Margaret River township. The Watershed property enjoys extensive Bussell Highway frontage, its closely managed vineyards yield the most intensely flavoured harvests of Cabernet Sauvignon. Grapes are all picked and hand sorted, following macerations and the crush, components are inoculated and treated to a combination of fermenters, followed by eighteen months maturation in a mix of the finest French oak barriques.
Deep scarlet colour. Complex aromas of liquorice, choc mint and black currant with hints of mocha. On the palate, the dense velvety texture is complemented by cigar box, black olive notes followed by fine silky tannins from extended ageing under fine French oak. Awakening is drinking beautifully upon release, an outstanding Margaret River to accompany grilled meats, game or lamb.
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