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Monday, 12 January 2015 02:54

Penfolds Magill Estate

The original site of the Penfolds brand, Penfolds Magill Estate was built in the late 1800s on the land that Dr Christopher Rawson Penfold acquired in 1844. Along with its Barossa Valley cellar door, Penfolds Magill Estate offers its award winning wines to its loyal drinkers.

A short 15-minute drive from Adelaide’s city centre, Penfolds Magill Estate is the spiritual home of the Penfolds brand, which includes the original Penfold family cottage and more than five hectares under vine. With elevated views of the city and sea views over the Gulf St Vincent, the site is a historical treasure.

A heritage tour of the winery is the perfect way to discover the pioneering spirit of the Magill site, as well as indulging in a taste of its highly-lauded Penfolds Grange varietal.

The destination also includes a 5-star restaurant that exemplifies the firmly-established food and wine culture that Penfolds is known for. A recognition of beautiful food and wine as a way of life is the essence of Penfolds Magill Estate.

Coupled with the company’s Barossa Valley site, Penfolds Magill Estate has produced wines that have won the highest possible awards over the last 150 years. Awards include first prize at the Wine Olympics in Paris, as well as accolades from the American publication Wine Spectator magazine.

With a brand new café and cellar door planned to open in 2015, Penfolds Magill Estate is a wonderful way to spend a day, any time of year.


2012 Penfolds Koonunga Hill Seventy Six Shiraz Cabernet

This is a tribute wine to the original 1976-style. Black fruits combine with chocolate and olive flavours.

2011 Penfolds Cellar Reserve Tempranillo

Fruit sourced from a single vineyard in McLaren Vale. Deep and rich in colour, with scents of berries and flashes of tomato, basil and salted- meat savouriness. Ripe summer berries energised with tomato-like acidity with fine-ground tannins.

2011 Penfolds Cellar Reserve Sangiovese

Fruit sourced for this wine is from Barossa Valley. The grapes were fermented at Magill Estate, then basket-pressed and matured in French oak barriques, and bottled without fining or filtration. It has classic cherry characteristics with trademark tannins and layers of intriguing flavours.

Penfolds Father Grand Tawny

Fresh and concentrated barrel- aged characteristics. Soft-rounded fruit, with the oak and maturation harmony of a ten-year-old tawny.


Monday, 12 January 2015 02:53

Jeanneret Wines

Jeanneret Wines was established in 1992 by Pat and Denis Jeanneret. When Denis went to work in Malaysia, however, their son Ben was left to fathom the science and wonders behind turning grape’s into wine.

Today, Ben crushes approximately 300 tonnes of fruit which produces 12,000 cases of wine, which he makes with passion and a good dose of maverick spirit and humour.

With its 40 hectares of vines, Jeanneret Wines specialises in shiraz, riesling, cabernet sauvignon and malbec. Wines such as the Hummer Merlot – a particularly opulent wine – come along rarely, but are worth the wait.

Jeanneret Wines also owns the Clare Valley Brewing Company. Operating since 2013, the company brews ale, stout and cider. Clare Valley Brewing Company is proud of the region and its fine agriculture, and has set out to brew beers of a provincial nature, utilising the very best of the Clare Valley.

Jeanneret Wines sells its wines and beers at the Hop & Vine tasting room in Auburn, as well as through its cellar door in Sevenhill. The wines can be purchased both by the case and in mixed cases, so the flavours of their mouth-watering red and white wines can be savoured across the country.

Tours of the winery and the brewery are also available by appointment and are a popular service among locals and tourists alike.
For an enjoyable wine tasting experience, look no further than Jeanneret Wines.



2014 Jeanneret Big Fine Girl Riesling

This wine has a pretty nose of ripe, fresh apple. There’s a refreshing undertone of freshly-sliced apricot and lemon and lime. Perfect on its own or with delicate foods such as plainly-grilled white fish.

2014 Jeanneret Rank and File Shiraz

Absolutely opaque with a narrow crimson rim, this shiraz has a nose of cassis, spice, chocolate and sugar- dusted black plums. Intense and mouth-coating on the palate, it unfurls with a delicious silkiness as the dark fruit is shot through with spice.

2010 Denis Shiraz

Possibly the best shiraz Jeanneret Wines has ever made, this wine is utterly striking with its black colour palette and dark fruit flavours. A silken blanket of black cherry bitumen overtakes your taste buds with an overwhelming depth and intensity. This shiraz perfectly complements a meal of venison and roast pheasants.

2009 Doozie Riesling

This wine is reminiscent of an elegant white burgundy, with a well- balanced, almost creamy flavour palette. Best served cool, but not cold, it’s full of ripe juice with a lingering taste of grapefruit and lime notes swirling through the acidity.



Monday, 12 January 2015 02:53

Good Catholic Girl Wines

Julie Barry’s vision was always to make her own wine, but it just required a leap of faith. When her father, Jim Barry, passed away in 2004, Julie decided it was time for new challenges. She withdrew herself from Jim Barry Wines and headed over the hill to her limerick vineyard, which is located in the historic Irish settlement of armagh. Here, she saw the raw beauty of what her father had planted for her in 1997, and went about establishing Good catholic Girl Wines.

Today, Good catholic Girl Wines produces roughly six wines per year, totalling approximately 2000 cases. Specialising in red varieties such as malbec, shiraz and cabernet sauvignon, Good catholic Girl Wines champions single-variety wines, as they perfectly reflect the soil from which they are grown. The grapes are dry-grown in the winery’s limerick and Sisters vineyards, which ensures the distinct terroir of the armagh valley finds true expression in the wine.

In addition to red varieties, the winery also produces high-quality riesling, which is made with fruit that’s supplied by Good catholic Boy growers.

Located in the holy town of Sevenhill, Good catholic Girl Wines’ tasting room, The vestry, is a unique and interesting space. Housed in a heritage building and adorned with religious décor, the experiential tasting room encourages visitors to reflect on the clare valley region’s rich Irish catholic history.

“I want my guests to taste [the Irish catholic history] in my wine and reflect on all that makes the clare valley such a beautiful and authentic area,” says Julie. “It’s a place that has changed slowly over the last 100 years, and where the folk are honest and act with good intentions.”

Holy relics are available for purchase at The vestry, along with the entire Good catholic Girl Wines range, which is also purchasable via the company website.




2016 Good Catholic Girl ‘Teresa’ Riesling

This riesling is named after Saint Teresa of avila (the patron saint of headache sufferers), who is said to have achieved levitation during deep prayer. Julie’s mother Teresa, a mother of six, also prays but has not yet achieved levitation. This crisp, tangy and dry riesling might just do the trick!

2015 Good Catholic Girl ‘The James Brazill’ Shiraz

This shiraz is named after Julie’s grandmother    Dorothy’s    only brother, James Brazill Wilson, who was killed in France during World War I. Dorothy named her first- born son James Brazill Barry in his honour, and this wine pays tribute to both men. This big, bold, rich and single-vineyard shiraz stands tall and commands respect.

2015 Good Catholic Girl ‘Hail Mary full of grace’ Cabernet Sauvignon

This big, honest, fruit-packed cabernet sauvignon would make the Irish proud. Made with dry-grown fruit from the limerick vineyard that was foolishly picked on the 1st of april, this wine pays tribute to the Blessed anacleto Flores – a catholic martyr who fought for religious and social justice in Mexico.



Monday, 12 January 2015 02:53

Sevenhill Hotel

Paul Longbottom and his wife, Kate Shadiac, have owned Sevenhill Hotel since August 2013. With more than 15 years of experience in the hotel industry, Paul and Kate have taken the iconic venue to the next level.

Established in 1863, the historic Sevenhill Hotel is nestled among the best of Clare Valley’s wineries, making it the perfect destination to enjoy a meal while spending the day experiencing the region’s beauty. Visitors can also settle in for dinner at Sevenhill Hotel’s amazing cellar, which is full of local and international wines.

The walk-in cellar houses more than 200 wines and provides seating for a table of up to 20 people for a unique dining experience. The venue also boasts an outstanding outdoor dining and beer garden area that often hosts local musicians on sunny Sunday afternoons.

Representing nearly every wine producer in Clare Valley, Sevenhill Hotel is a one-stop- shop for any after-hours take-away wine needs. The hotel also offers a good selection of local boutique beer.

The menu at Sevenhill Hotel celebrates regional food and produce, featuring à la carte, pub fare, vegetarian and gluten-free options. The restaurant can also cater for special functions with canapés and finger-food platters.

In 2012, Sevenhill Hotel received the award for Best Bistro/Casual Dining (Country) at the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) South Australian Awards for Excellence. With its traditional design, friendly service, delicious meals and award winning wines, Sevenhill Hotel is the perfect dining experience in the heart of Clare Valley.


Cauliflower and roasted- garlic risotto balls with blue cheese béchamel and sage aioli

Bacon- wrapped chicken with corn three ways

Slow-cooked pork belly with roasted pumpkin, kale, pumpkin purée and a thyme infusion

Rosemary lamb rump with celeriac purée, brussels sprouts, parsnip and a red wine reduction

Monday, 12 January 2015 02:53

O'Leary Waler Winemakers

O’Leary Walker Wines was established in 2000 by David O’Leary and Nick Walker. With more than 20 years of experience each and established reputations for making premium wines with big companies, these long-time friends decided to take control of their own destinies and began to craft small batches of wine from some of the best vineyards in South Australia.

Vineyard site selection is essential to producing wines with depth, character and regional personality. With a winery and cellar door in Leasingham, O’Leary Walker Wines also sources fruit from other premium grape-growing districts, including Adelaide Hills,

Opened in 2010, O’Leary Walker Wines’ cellar door is a blend of contemporary design with historical ironstone and natural wood. It is designed to provide visitors with a relaxed, comfortable space to enjoy wines, while taking in the sensational panoramic views of the Watervale region. The winery offers a full range of wines for tasting, as well as a selection of regional platters, coffee and cake.

O’Leary Walker Wines continues to build an enviable reputation for producing premium award winning, internationally-acclaimed regional wines at affordable prices.

O’Leary Walker Wines has been judged as a 5-star winery by James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion. In both 2012 and 2013, the winery received the Cellar Door of the Year Award at the Clare Valley Regional Wine Show.


2015 O’Leary Walker Wines Polish Hill River Riesling

Harvested in the cool of night at the Polish Hill River vineyard, this certified-organic riesling is steely and lean. Intensely-flavoured, elements of honey blossom, lime and mineral characters combine to give the wine a long, fine and seamless palate. This is a wine that is eminently drinkable now, but will be enjoyable for many years to come.

2015 O’Leary Walker Wines Watervale Riesling

Low yields and vines more than 40 years old produced grapes of intense lemon and lime characteristics with the trademark Watervale steely acid backbone. This wine is enjoyable for all its freshness and vivacity now, or can be cellared confidently for many more years.

2013 O’Leary Walker Wines Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

This wine is made from low-yielding cabernet grown in the Amargh and Polish Hill River regions of Clare Valley. The bouquet displays powerful jube and blackcurrant fruit. The palate is layered and flavoursome with vibrant fruit characters, balanced with a finish displaying wonderful fine, long tannins.

2010 O’Leary Walker Wines Claire Reserve Shiraz

This shiraz is only made in years when the stars align to ensure a truly special wine. The 120-year-old dry-grown vines produce a powerful Clare Valley shiraz, showing blackberry spice on the nose, with French vanilla oak and intense deep fruit. This wine will age gracefully for many years. Named in honour of David’s mother – the driving force behind his foray into the industry.

Monday, 12 January 2015 02:53

Mitchell Wines

Mitchell Wines was established in 1975 by Andrew and Jane Mitchell. The winery’s entire range of wines receives multiple accolades every year, recognising the long-term commitment Mitchell Wines has to both its vineyard and the Clare Valley region.

Andrew has always sought to make elegant, balanced wines with intense varietal fruit flavours and definitive regional character. He has travelled extensively in order to develop his understanding of the great wines of the world. Together, Andrew and Jane continue to develop wine styles and marketing strategies. Jane focuses on the management of the business and has an active role in the Clare Valley Winemakers Association, working to promote the area and the wine industry.

The winery sources the grapes for its wines from its four local vineyards. The vineyards are located in and around the Watervale, Auburn and Sevenhill sub-regions and range in altitude from 300 to 450 metres. The varieties planted include riesling, semillon, shiraz, merlot, grenache and cabernet, with vines ranging in age from five years old to more than 55 years old.

Careful land and water management is an important aspect of Mitchell Wines. Andrew has long-considered dry-grown vines to have better developed characteristics in the final wine. In addition to being sustainable, the biodynamic practices in place at Mitchell Wines have proven to deliver consistently excellent fruit.

At Mitchell Wines’ cellar door, the welcome is genuine. The cellar door staff shares the Mitchell family’s passion for wine and the beautiful rural region of Sevenhill. Rich in history, Sevenhill offers many activities to create a memorable tourism experience.


NV Mitchell Watervale Riesling

Riesling offers intensity of flavour and tells the story of its origins without the need for intervention. This riesling displays classic, intense citrus aromas and dry, tangy flavours. A refreshing wine of poise and balance, this wine finds enough roundness in the mouth to balance a pleasing mineral and crisp, dry finish.

NV Mitchell Sevenhill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Blessed with a climate that allows for a long ripening period, this wine impresses with every new release. The initial burst of blackcurrant aromas is followed by hints of fresh mint and tarragon. Despite being bottle-aged, this wine has a youthful spring in its step, with the mouth-coating fruit supported by fine tannins. The result is a long, elegant and dry finish.

NV Mitchell Peppertree Vineyard Shiraz

Planted on a barren block of rock limestone, these shiraz vines are cultivated organically in the heart of Watervale. A strong scent of dark berry fruits is the initial welcome, while the palate displays mouth- coating blackberries and hints of black pepper. This has been considered a landmark Australian shiraz for decades.

NV Mitchell McNicol Shiraz

Sourced from mature, dry-grown vineyards, this wine spends two years in fine-grained French oak to optimise its ageing potential. This shiraz offers a surprisingly rich and intense fruit- driven palate, with cracked pepper and dark chocolate showing complexity. Mitchell Wines has cellared this wine for eight years after bottling, offering customers the finest red wine when it is ready to drink.



Monday, 12 January 2015 02:53

Paulett Wines

Paulett Wines was established by Neil and Alison Paulett more than 30 years ago in the beautiful Polish Hill River sub-region of Clare Valley. In that time, the property has expanded from 47 hectares to 147 hectares and the ongoing vineyard development now sees 25 hectares under vine.

At the winery, there is a substantial portion of shiraz and cabernet sauvignon vines that are more than 70 years of age, and riesling that is more than 35 years of age. These treasured resources make up the backbone of Paulett Wines’ premium red and white varieties. Namely, the Andreas Shiraz and the Antonina Riesling, named after the original settlers of the property in the mid-1800s.
Neil and Alison understand and embrace the challenge of being custodians of the land for future generations. Their son, Matthew, is now the vineyard manager, and his ability to nurture both old and new vines is paying dividends.

Paulett Wines’ reputation for producing wines of finesse, elegance and intensity is justly-earned, and its skill and care can be seen consistently from vintage to vintage. Neil has a craftsman’s sensibility, coupled with more than 40 years of experience. Since its first vintage in 1983, Paulett Wines has received many Australian and international accolades. One of many highlights was being awarded the trophy for ‘Best Riesling in the World’ for its 2005 Aged Release Polish Hill River Riesling at the 2010 Canberra International Riesling Challenge.

In 2013, Paulett Wines’ cellar door celebrated its 30th anniversary. It has become one of the must-see places in Clare Valley, often described as having the most spectacular view of any cellar door in the country. A welcoming atmosphere, premium wines and spectacular views are all part of the package that wine lovers have come to expect from Paulett Wines.

Paulett Wines is evolving again with the addition of the new Bush Devine Garden and Café on the deck, opening in June 2015. The Bush Devine Garden and Café is an indigenous Australian bush food garden, designed as a sensory garden that invites visitors to explore through smell, taste and touch. Guests can stay and indulge in the delicious bush food produce and tasting platters fresh from the garden, while enjoying a bottle of wine from the cellar door and taking in the magnificent views over Polish Hill River.



2015 Pauletts Polish Hill River Riesling

This wine generally shows citrus and lime flavours with a wonderful spine of mineral-like acid adding great balance, length and finish. It has a wonderful potential to age, usually well over ten years. In doing so, the wine shows lovely secondary- aged characters of toast and honey.

2015 Pauletts Antonina Riesling

Fine and elegant with a wonderful backbone of mineral acid that shows the pure essence of riesling from Polish Hill River. As a young wine, a citrus and lime sorbet character is evident. This is a classic winemaker’s wine that has been made to age. It is named after the daughter of Andreas Weinman, who was the first Polish settler to own the Paulett Wines property.

2012 Pauletts Polish Hill River Shiraz

A great endorsement of the strength of the region, this shiraz has had a continuing style of elegance and flavour since 1984. The wine will typically show ripe fruit flavours and tannins with an even balance of subtle oak, grape acid and an elegant, long palate.

2009 Pauletts 47/74 Handcrafted Malbec Cabernet

This malbec cabernet was produced by Neil Paulett in close collaboration with his son, Matthew, making the most of the excellent malbec produced in 2008. The name 47/74 represents the mirror image of Neil and Matthew’s birth years and symbolises the transition of old to new. The wine is robust, firm, textured, velvety and generous to drink.



Monday, 12 January 2015 02:53

The Little Red Grape

The Little Red Grape is a unique combination of a cellar door, homewares store and bakery all in one location. The business was established three years ago by Dorham Pfeiffer, who has been in the industry for many years.

Located in the picturesque town of Sevenhill, a former 1800s butcher shop and cottage have been transformed to accommodate the cellar door and homewares store. The bakery and café are housed in a tasteful extension to the property.

Referred to as a ‘trilogy of delights’, The Little Red Grape is complete with beautiful
gardens and a large lawn area. In addition to its own wine label, The Little Red Grape also represents other small-to-medium producers that don’t have a cellar door in the area.

The homewares store offers a gorgeous array of décor and accessories, including jewellery, scarves, handbags, soaps, candles, stationery and interior furnishings. The carefully- selected range of creative and inspiring pieces is ideal for finding the perfect gift.

With an on-site bakery, The Little Red Grape serves a delicious assortment of artisan breads, cakes, fruit tarts, muffins, pies and sandwiches. The food can be purchased as take-away or enjoyed inside the bakery or even outside on the veranda and lawn area.

Offering a fantastic combination of food, wine and retail, The Little Red Grape is the perfect one-stop tourist destination.


2012 The Little Red Grape Grenache

As with all wines from The Little Red Grape, there is a focus on fruit and true varietal character. This grenache showcases what Clare Valley red wines are all about: soft, elegant and fruit-driven, with the use of slightly older oak to give the wine a nice level of complexity.

2014 Wykari Riesling

A classic Clare Valley riesling displaying a fruit-driven aromatic nose. The palate is clean and crisp, exhibiting a lively mix of classic citrus and unique tropical flavours. Green apple is also present on the nose and palate. The wine has an excellent balance of acid and sweetness that delivers a clean and appealing finish.

2014 Rieslingfreak No. 3 Reverence of Riesling

Harvested from the family vineyard in White Hut, a sub-region of Clare Valley. Riesling grown in this unique region has big and rich fruit flavours. This wine provides up-front fruit, passionfruit, ripe lemons and limes, pear and a hint of mint. It drinks exceptionally well now, but will reward with long-term cellaring.

2009 Seraph’s Crossing Shiraz

Harvested from an individual vineyard at the southern end of Clare Valley using natural winemaking techniques, this wine is a true example of a full-bodied shiraz. The minimalistic approach to winemaking shows through in the rich fruit character and complexity of the wine. To ensure none of this is lost, the wine is unfiltered.

Monday, 12 January 2015 02:52

Kilikanoon Wines

Since being founded by winemaker Kevin Mitchell in 1997, Kilikanoon Wines has built an enviable reputation for consistently crafting outstanding wines. This is demonstrated by the numerous awards and accolades Kilikanoon Wines has received, including recognition from James Halliday in the 2013 Australian Wine Companion as Winery of the Year.

Clare Valley wines are well regarded for elegance, powerful generosity, balance of length and fruitfulness, as well as attractive soft tannins. Kilikanoon Wines attributes much of this to the high diurnal temperature difference – warm, dry days and cool, crisp nights. During the growing season, the grapes ripen under the heat of the sun by day and are refreshed at night, allowing optimal fruit ripeness, tannin and flavour development before the fruit is sugar-ripe, which ensures that acid levels are retained. Kilikanoon Wines epitomises the structured acid backbone style that complements food so well.

With tremendous terroir diversity, various altitudes, four distinct soil structures and vast differences in sunshine and rain between vineyard sites, it is no wonder that Clare Valley can deliver outstanding examples of so many varieties. Riesling, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, grenache, mataro, pinot gris and semillon all excel in the region. Kilikanoon Wines has selected vineyards across Clare Valley to take maximum advantage of this diversity, with grape varieties planted to suit each distinctive terroir.

Kilikanoon Wines’ winemaking philosophy is aimed at style consistency and uncompromised quality. The winery’s vineyards, which date back as far as 1865, are managed for low-yield and maximum flavour intensity. Each parcel of grapes is processed in small batches and kept separate for individual management, right up until the time for final blending and bottling.
Kilikanoon Wines’ cosy cellar door is housed in the property’s original stone farmhouse, which was built in the 1860s. Nestled in the Skilly Valley and surrounded by pretty cottage gardens, a fruit orchard, vineyards and tall gums, it is an idyllic setting for tasting the range of award winning wines.


2013 Kilikanoon Killerman’s Run Cabernet Sauvignon

Old Mr Killerman lived alone in bushland behind Kilikanoon Wines’ cellar door, where he trapped rabbits, grew fruit and, legend has it, made his own wines in a galvanised iron lean-to. The Killerman’s Run Collection blends all of Clare Valley’s sub-regions to produce wines of outstanding quality and value, for both everyday drinking and medium-term cellaring.

2014 Kilikanoon Mort’s Block Riesling

The Mort’s Block Riesling is part of the Classic Clare Collection, which expresses the unique terrior of Clare Valley. The region is becoming famous for optimising nuances of its sub-regions to produce exceptional examples of riesling, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and grenache. Further celebrating the region’s diversity, this collection includes pinot gris and semillon.

2010 Kilikanoon Oracle Shiraz

The Oracle Shiraz sits in the Asset Collection, which comprises a range of small production reserve wines that showcase regional and varietal diversity, encompassing Clare Valley, Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. These wines exhibit the unique and unequivocal essence of Kilikanoon Wines and will reward long-term cellaring.

2010 Kilikanoon Revelation Shiraz

Icon Collection wines are the result of access to some of Australia’s most outstanding vineyards, combined with a fastidious approach to winemaking and uncompromising commitment to quality. Revelation sits atop the collection as a run of 1000 bottles of the best wine from exceptional vintages, crafted by blending the finest components from the vineyards that excel that year.

Monday, 12 January 2015 02:52

Eldredge Vineyards

Opened by leigh and Karen eldredge in 1994, eldredge vineyards is one of clare valley’s best kept secrets. With its unique location, situated up to 530 metres above sea level, eldredge vineyards is an excellent tourist destination. The vineyard specialises in producing high-quality shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, sangiovese, malbec and riesling.

With more than 15 years of experience, leigh eldredge has become known as one of clare valley’s top winemakers. His ability to produce wines that strongly reflect varietal and regional characteristics has challenged some of australia’s top producers.

eldredge vineyards’ cellar door is adjacent to the vineyard, set in a picturesque 1910 cottage overlooking a lake. visitors to the vineyard can enjoy a menu of local produce and platters in the restaurant on weekends, as well as browse the olive oil, jams, chutney and handmade cheeseboards available in the cellar door.

The stunning vineyard is the ideal location for a memorable wedding. The winery has an abundance of beautiful photo locations and towering gums to create the perfect backdrop for a romantic day.

With its picturesque setting, award winning wines and inviting atmosphere, eldredge vineyards has dubbed itself ‘the biggest little winery in clare’.



2014 Eldredge Blue Chip Shiraz

Ripe blueberry and blood plum fruits have spent some time in quality oak and the resulting wine is spicy, creamy, polished, glossy and perfectly-balanced. As you work a bit of air into the wine, some licorice and leather notes come to the fore. The length of flavour is admirable.

2013 Eldredge RL Cabernet Sauvignon

This wine exhibits complex aromas of wild sage, tobacco, cassis, blueberry and sweet cedar, as well as aniseed and cinnamon from the well-seasoned oak. It is full, round and creamy in the mouth, with a palate full of ripe berry fruits and no hard edges. There is a strand of vanilla weaving through the flavour profile. This wine is an inviting, warming red of good character.

2015 Eldredge Riesling

The drinker’s nose is caressed by a big bowl of fruit upon first sniff of this riesling. Some of the more classic Clare Valley lime and talc traits are playing in the background. It is plump, generous and fruity with immediate generosity and accessibility. Acidity is relatively soft and the whole package possesses good balance.

2012 Eldredge JD Sangiovese

A little piece of Tuscany meets the Clare Valley thanks to this fabulous 2012 JD Sangiovese. It features some of the things that Australian palates are in tune with, including warm berry fruits and slick vanillin oak. The wine also displays sour cherry and some savoury meat notes that are found in wines from the classic Chianti region. It is full, creamy and juicy with soft tannins.