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Ramon Bilbao have vineyards in Rioja, La Mancha, Galicia, Ribero del Duero, Rueda and Navarra and is one of the most talked about Spanish producers. Established in 1924 by Ramon Bilbao Murga, a prominent wine trader of his time, today the Bodegas is at the forefront of winemaking in Rioja. Situated in Haro in the Rioja Alta, on the banks of the River Ebro, the Bodegas owns some 75 hectares of the best vineyards of the region. Winemaker Santos Calahorra makes wine with a modern style and together...
The roots of the Colombini family in Tuscany go back to 1592, and their tradition of excellence in winemaking began in 1790 with the founding of the Fattoria dei Barbi. It was in the 1960?s that Francesca Cinelli Colombini made a name for herself as the stalwart leader of Barbi?s top notch production, and when the next generation came into the spotlight her son Stefano took over the family estate while daughter Donatella branched off to create the neighbouring Azienda del Casato. Donatella is a major...
LGI were created in 1999 by forward thinking partners aware of the challenge and opportunity that lay ahead for regional French wines in the competitive international market. Wines are made and blended from three main sources; Saint Chinian in the Herault, Jean d`Alibert in Minervois and from Gascogny. Quality of Languedoc and Gascogne varietals exceeds expectation and presentation is second to none.
Maison Maurel Vedeau was created from the partnership of two experienced viticulturists and winemakers, Stephane Vedeau and Alain Maurel. Now under the ownership of Bonfils, the winemaking expertese and skilled viticultural disipline is maintained from the winery and estate vineyards at La Baume. The range of varietal and generic Languedoc wines are immaculate; immediately flattering yet true to their terroir.
The company was born as a retailer in 1928 in the Veneto region for sales of wines in casks and demi-johns to restaurants and small retailers. In the fifties the family expanded their horizons to selling wines across Central Europe and beyond. Throughout all this expansion, the Botter family retained control and the company is now run by the third generation and from their roots in Veneto they now have a portfolio of wines produced in some of Italy?s finest regions.
Warburn Estate is one of the largest wineries in Australia in a region that makers 50% of the production of New South Wales. Established by the Sergi family in 1968, first exports took place in 1986 and a state of the art bottling, winemaking and distribution facility installed in 2003 has seen them increase their capability to become one of the most notable producers in the country.
Ramon Bilbao have vineyards in Rioja, La Mancha, Galicia, Ribero del Duero, Rueda and Navarra and is one of the most talked about Spanish producers. Established in 1924 by Ramon Bilbao Murga, a prominent wine trader of his time, today the Bodegas is at the forefront of winemaking in Rioja. Situated in Haro in the Rioja Alta, on the banks of the River Ebro, the Bodegas owns some 75 hectares of the best vineyards of the region. Winemaker Santos Calahorra makes wine with a modern style and together...
The Vina La Playa estate occupies some of Colchagua Valley`s most desirable acreage on the western shores of the Tinguiririca river. Comprising 600 acres and a $10 million state of the art winery, this excellent producer is owned by the Sutil family who make superb modern fruit-driven wines from grapes sourced entirely from the estate. Exciting new vineyard development in the coastal Limari Valley, north of Santiago, is starting to produce some outstanding cool climate varietals.
This superb family owned wine estate is one of the old farms in Robertson and is situated in the Klaas Voogds area, eight kilometres east of old town of Robertson. The farm was established in 1864 by Alwyn Burger, and today it is under the stewardship of the 5th and 6th generations of the Burger family, Johnny and Kobus. Together father and son oversee the winemaking process with a real hands-on approach both for the viticulture and vinification to produce Rietvallei`s prestigious wines.
Found in the heart of the Cote de Beaune, the picturesque village of Savigny-les-Beaune has for a long time earned its good name. It was here that the monks of Citeaux, the founders of the Burgundian vineyard system, became substantial property owners. In order to administer their vineyards they established a priory in the 16th century, hence the name. Today the domaine is owned by Jean-Michel Maurice, the mayor of Savigny, along with his son Stephen, who uses his international experience as winemaker...
The Vina La Playa estate occupies some of Colchagua Valley`s most desirable acreage on the western shores of the Tinguiririca river. Comprising 600 acres and a $10 million state of the art winery, this excellent producer is owned by the Sutil family who make superb modern fruit-driven wines from grapes sourced entirely from the estate. Exciting new vineyard development in the coastal Limari Valley, north of Santiago, is starting to produce some outstanding cool climate varietals.
Founded in 1916, this wonderful estate is located below `The Little Tower of Babylon` on the steep hillside vineyards in Paarl. This prominent producer has been at the forefront of quality wine production for many years. Currently under the stewardship of third generation Michael Back, they are making considerable waves in the international market. Recently achieving carbon neutral status, the first in South Africa. They constantly strive to produce the highest quality grapes using natural and...
Tommasi Viticoltori is a family firm founded in 1902 by Giacomo Tommasi. It is situated in Pedemonte, in the heart of the historic Valpolicella Classico region which extends to the northwest of Verona, Italy. From grandfather Giacomo?s tiny vineyard, the Tommasi estate has grown steadily over the course of years and today extends over 135 hectares of hillside vineyard blessed by mother nature, not only by a magnificent landscape, but more importantly by its perfect suitability for grapes. Today...
Universally appreciated, this is a classic that embodies the character of a great house. Brilliant golden straw colour with glints of amber. An expressive aroma of springtime scents, and hints of toast and honey precede lively ripe fruit flavours and a vibrant citrus finish on the palate. IWSC 2012 - Silver Medal.
Vina Tres Palacios is a family-run wine cellar established in 1996 by the Palacios family. The winery and vineyards are situated in a beautiful sub valley called Cholqui which means `birds head` in the native language. This special location sits 250 metres above sea level and stands exposed to cool breezes that come off the Pacific Ocean. Patricio Palacios pioneered the planting of vineyards in this location striving to make Chilean varietal wines which reflect the uniqueness of its terroir and place...
The family owned domaine is situated in the very heart of the Cote du Rhone, by the picturesque village of Seguret, and flanked by the vineyards of Gigondas. The property extends to 50 hectares and is managed by Jean Pierre Verdeau and his son Christian.
Maison Maurel Vedeau was created from the partnership of two experienced viticulturists and winemakers, Stephane Vedeau and Alain Maurel. Now under the ownership of Bonfils, the winemaking expertese and skilled viticultural disipline is maintained from the winery and estate vineyards at La Baume. The range of varietal and generic Languedoc wines are immaculate; immediately flattering yet true to their terroir.
Located in the high altitude Tupungato Valley region of Mendoza, this modern winery benefits from a long, cool growing season and strong UV sunlight that helps maximise the aromas and complexity of the resulting grapes.Tupungato sits at the western extreme of Mendoza right at the foot of the Andes mountains with an elevation of 1,200 meters giving benefit to the vineyards from a much cooler climate, abundant sun, and sharp contrast between day and night temperatures. When all the above is combined...
The `Duc de Chapelle` range of French regional wines were created by the buying team to satisfy the demands of discerning restaurateur. Each autumn, as the new vintage fermentations are competed, the Chapelle blends are created from the selected vats submitted by regional producers from South West France and northern Languedoc. The resulting wines have clearly defined varietal character and universal appeal. A Duc de Chapelle wine has twice been selected into the ?Top 100 Vin de Pays?.
Maison Maurel Vedeau was created from the partnership of two experienced viticulturists and winemakers, Stephane Vedeau and Alain Maurel. Now under the ownership of Bonfils, the winemaking expertese and skilled viticultural disipline is maintained from the winery and estate vineyards at La Baume. The range of varietal and generic Languedoc wines are immaculate; immediately flattering yet true to their terroir.
The family estate, established in 1878, is located in the heart of the Grave district of Friuli, northeastern Italy. The estate`s philosophy is to produce wines only from their high density, low yielding vineyards, comprising about 40 hectares, which enables wines of extraordinary quality to be produced. Massimo di Lenardo`s efforts have been recognised at the highest level in the `Gambero Rosso` guide, which rates his wines as the best for price within the Friuli region.
Located in the high altitude Tupungato Valley region of Mendoza, this modern winery benefits from a long, cool growing season and strong UV sunlight that helps maximise the aromas and complexity of the resulting grapes.Tupungato sits at the western extreme of Mendoza right at the foot of the Andes mountains with an elevation of 1,200 meters giving benefit to the vineyards from a much cooler climate, abundant sun, and sharp contrast between day and night temperatures. When all the above is combined...
Sacha Lichine is a man of pedigree. His father, of Russian descent, and American mother, had built their wealth and reputation with a Bordeaux business which included Chateaux Prieurie Lichine and Lascombes in Margaux. Sacha Lichine has continued with the family tradition for innovation, by drawing on his wide experience of winemaking and his keen understanding of consumer needs a range of contemporary Mediterranean wines with the ?chicken? labels, whose fruit forward style makes them immediately...
Presented in a distinctive bottle which was inspired by King Henry IV of France, Laurent Perrier Rosé is fresh on the nose and displays a delightful concoction of small berry fruits; strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants. The pretty light salmon colour results from the red grape skins being left on the wine for up to three days (a technique called ‘saignee’). This Champagne is lively and well-rounded with a fine, delicate mousse and a long finish.
The dominant figure in Estremadura, where the IGP Lisboa wines are produced, is winemaker José Neiva, of DFJ Vinhos. At his imposing `wine cathedral` he makes a broad range of overtly appealing red wines characterised by their ripe, accessible fruit, lush textures and good concentration, and clean citrusy whites, all at very reasonable prices. Neiva is quite open about the interventionist winemaking techniques that he uses to wring every drop of flavour from his grapes resulting in a very modern...
The company was born as a retailer in 1928 in the Veneto region for sales of wines in casks and demi-johns to restaurants and small retailers. In the fifties the family expanded their horizons to selling wines across Central Europe and beyond. Throughout all this expansion, the Botter family retained control and the company is now run by the third generation and from their roots in Veneto they now have a portfolio of wines produced in some of Italy?s finest regions.
Bodegas Aldeanueva is a state of the art cooperative, founded in December 1956. The Bodegas now owns 2600 hectares of vineyards at the foot of Mount Yerga, in the dry region of the Rioja Baja. With limited risk of rot, it is an area conduive to the principles of organic viticulture, to which the Bodegas is firmly and successfully committed. The cooperative have recently invested heavily in a new winery, the fruits of which we are now seeing.
The Bodega Moya is located beside the Duero river in the village of San Roman de Hornija near the city of Valladolid in central Spain. The Moya family owns some 80 hectares, half planted with Tinta de Toro (the local name for Tempranillo) and used for the sturdy red Toro wines. Additional plantings include Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Winemaker, Serafin Moya, splits his time between the family winery and making Ribera del Duero wines at Vina Vilano.
Founded in 1916, this wonderful estate is located below `The Little Tower of Babylon` on the steep hillside vineyards in Paarl. This prominent producer has been at the forefront of quality wine production for many years. Currently under the stewardship of third generation Michael Back, they are making considerable waves in the international market. Recently achieving carbon neutral status, the first in South Africa. They constantly strive to produce the highest quality grapes using natural and...
This superb family owned wine estate is one of the old farms in Robertson and is situated in the Klaas Voogds area, eight kilometres east of old town of Robertson. The farm was established in 1864 by Alwyn Burger, and today it is under the stewardship of the 5th and 6th generations of the Burger family, Johnny and Kobus. Together father and son oversee the winemaking process with a real hands-on approach both for the viticulture and vinification to produce Rietvallei`s prestigious wines.
One of the Cape`s more recent wine estates having been purchased by the Laibach-Kuehner family in the early 1990s. An initial investment saw the 40 hectare property totally replanted and this was followed by the building of a state of the art and contemporary winery. Stuffed full of modern winemaking kit but using traditional barrel ageing, this is a wine estate with a growing reputation right on top of its game. Managed by the very likeable Mike Malherbe, a totally fanatical grape grower and in...
Andrew Gordon, owner of Domaine du Grand Mayne, and Michel Coutin, regisseur, have made a superb team over the last 20 years, turning a derelict vineyard into one of the best vineyards in the appellation. Winemaker Michel Coutin originally comes from the Loire region. He studied in Bordeaux, and worked in California before returning to France and joining Andrew with the challenge of making top class wine. Michel is a total perfectionist. He personally supervised the planting of every vine, and vinifies...
This superb family owned wine estate is one of the old farms in Robertson and is situated in the Klaas Voogds area, eight kilometres east of old town of Robertson. The farm was established in 1864 by Alwyn Burger, and today it is under the stewardship of the 5th and 6th generations of the Burger family, Johnny and Kobus. Together father and son oversee the winemaking process with a real hands-on approach both for the viticulture and vinification to produce Rietvallei`s prestigious wines.
Founded in 1906 this is the oldest co-operative in South Africa. Today, it is one of the smallest co-operatives but with under 30 members who are focused on producing quality rather than volume, this winery has produced a attractive range of warm and robust wines with an underlying but distinctive signature. Recent re-branding has brought the packaging bang up to date to meet the demands of today`s wine consumer.
The company was born as a retailer in 1928 in the Veneto region for sales of wines in casks and demi-johns to restaurants and small retailers. In the fifties the family expanded their horizons to selling wines across Central Europe and beyond. Throughout all this expansion, the Botter family retained control and the company is now run by the third generation and from their roots in Veneto they now have a portfolio of wines produced in some of Italy?s finest regions.
Owned by the very talented winemaker Jean-Paul Dubost and produced from a collection of vineyards inherited from other family members. These richly concentrated `Cru` Beaujolais of Domaine Dubost reflect the distinct vineyard character and potential of Beaujolais. From Brouilly, the `Bruyere vineyard` is planted on a combination of mineral rich granite and schist soils which influence the wines complexity. The Morgon from `la Ballofiere` comes from bush vines grown on granite soils, whilst the Fleurie...
These lands are magical - they hide astonishing mysteries! When construction began to build the winery a dinosaur was unearthed and in tribute to this 75million year giant, the name Saurus was given in tribute! Alpataco is a shrub commonly found in the Monte Desert, which lies southeast of the Atacama Desert in Chile, north of the larger Patagonian Desert, and east of the Andes. Located at 39? Latitude South in San Patricio del Chanar near Neuquen the Schroeder vineyards are planted on gravelly...
Located in Villeneuve on the clay and chalky soils of the Gironde`s right bank, Chateau Sauman has been the Braud family property for five generations and used as a holiday location until the 1900s. At 25ha the estate is relatively small and winemaking is traditional using oak vats and thermoregulation to vinify each variety seperately.
The `Duc de Chapelle` range of French regional wines were created by the buying team to satisfy the demands of discerning restaurateur. Each autumn, as the new vintage fermentations are competed, the Chapelle blends are created from the selected vats submitted by regional producers from South West France and northern Languedoc. The resulting wines have clearly defined varietal character and universal appeal. A Duc de Chapelle wine has twice been selected into the ?Top 100 Vin de Pays?.
Named after the famous ship, The Astrolabe, which visited the Marlborough region in the 1800s with French explorer, Jules Dumont d`Urville at the helm, who discovered the regions` significant beauty and potential. Today its namesake has captured these qualities and created a distinctive range of wines. Nurturing the attributes of the soil, vine and climate and combining these with his minimalist approach in the winery, Simon Waghorn transforms the regions grapes into stylish and expressive wines...
The house of Bollinger was established in 1829, and is situated in the Grand Cru village of Ay, at the foot of the Montagne de Reims. The house own extensive vineyards in the Grand and Premier cru villages, which provide 70% of the house requirements. Bollinger is famed for producing classic Pinot dominated blends, which allow the wines to age gracefully.
A deliciously dry Cava with a pale yellow-colour and fine bubbles resulting in a perfect mousse. Fresh yeasty aromas from its 18 months on the lees combine with creamy ripe apple and pineapple flavours. Ideal as an aperitif and with a range of dish dishes including cockles, scampi or sardines. Made by the `traditional method` of secondary fermentation in bottle and blended using the classic Catalan grape varieties Macabeo, Xarel-lo and Parellada, together with just a dash of Chardonnay.
This soft and rounded wine is a modern style of Chianti from the south of Tuscany, made to emphasise its ripe and vibrant fruit. It is blended from Sangiovese and Canaiolo grapes to give a medium body with fresh red fruits, a touch of oak from a brief maturation in barrel and a typical bittersweet finish.
The company was born as a retailer in 1928 in the Veneto region for sales of wines in casks and demi-johns to restaurants and small retailers. In the fifties the family expanded their horizons to selling wines across Central Europe and beyond. Throughout all this expansion, the Botter family retained control and the company is now run by the third generation and from their roots in Veneto they now have a portfolio of wines produced in some of Italy?s finest regions.
The Pisano vineyards belong to a group of small family vignerons with an artisan tradition of making wines that reflect the character of the land and the people. Francesco Pisano arrived in Uruguay in 1870 from Italy (the great grandfather of the current owners). The original vineyards were planted in 1914 by his son Cesare. Today, this winemaking tradition continues and they produce some of the country`s most prestigious and best wines with distinctive character oriented to the high quality, niche...
The Vina La Playa estate occupies some of Colchagua Valley`s most desirable acreage on the western shores of the Tinguiririca river. Comprising 600 acres and a $10 million state of the art winery, this excellent producer is owned by the Sutil family who make superb modern fruit-driven wines from grapes sourced entirely from the estate. Exciting new vineyard development in the coastal Limari Valley, north of Santiago, is starting to produce some outstanding cool climate varietals.
LGI were created in 1999 by forward thinking partners aware of the challenge and opportunity that lay ahead for regional French wines in the competitive international market. Wines are made and blended from three main sources; Saint Chinian in the Herault, Jean d`Alibert in Minervois and from Gascogny. Quality of Languedoc and Gascogne varietals exceeds expectation and presentation is second to none.
The name of the domaine is in memory of the Seigneur of Morluz, whose lands were bequeathed to Benedictine monks.The vineyard area covers 3 Ha on the Touraine appellation stretching from the outer limits of the Anjou region to the gateways of the Sologne, in an area of confluence formed by the Loire river and its tributaries. It extends across 104 communes in the Indre-et-Loire department and 42 in the Loir-et-Cher. The main part of the vineyard is found to the south-east of Tours, on the hillsides...
This Rietvallei estate is internationally acclaimed for making one of the finest fortified Red Muscadels in South Africa. Many of the bush vines are over 80 years old and yield tiny but intensely flavoured berries that create a superb fragrant dessert wine. The bouquet is enticing with a perfumed Muscat aroma, which follows on the palate with complex raisiny sweetness and rose petal fragrance. The acidity complements the wine and makes it easy to enjoy this intensely sweet and aromatic wine.
One of the few remaining family owned `Grande Marque` Champagne houses, Taittinger has been a benchmark for elegance and consistency since the firm was established in 1743. The house owns nearly 600 acres of the finest vineyards in the region, making it one of the largest growers as well as a highly regarded producer.Nearly 40% of their holdings are planted with Chardonnay (collectively only 27% of Champagne is planted with Chardonnay) so the blend has an unusually high percentage of this noble grape...
In the heart of Marlborough, Turning Heads have a simple philosophy to accentuate all that is great about the region by utilising ripe fruit to craft premium wines. Launched in 2009, the wines are produced from estate vineyards and with the up to the minute packaging, will certainly turn a few heads.
Perrier Jouët carefully selects grapes from between 35 to 40 crus in the heart of the most prestigious sites in the Champagne region for its Champagnes. Perrier Jouët owns more than 161 acres in Aÿ, Verzenay, Avize and especially Cramant. The slope of the famous Côte des Blancs, is without a doubt the finest vineyard area in the Champagne district as it grows the best Chardonnay grapes. Perrier Jouët was in fact the first Champagne house to recognize the special merit of Chardonnay and, soon after...
This young, vibrant red wine is made from carefully selecting only quality Grenache and Syrah grapes from the heart of the southern Rhône. Rich and fragrant, La Poulardière displays notes of red and black fruits plus green peppers on the nose, with succulent stonefruit flavours accompanied by supple tannins.
This is a typical Pinot Grigio from northeast Italy made by the excellent Fabiano winery on the outskirts of Verona. A brilliant straw yellow colour, elegant perfume of acacia flowers, almonds and dried fruit. A soft, well-balanced palate combines citrus, exotic fruit and fresh apples. Elegant and dry.
The company was born as a retailer in 1928 in the Veneto region for sales of wines in casks and demi-johns to restaurants and small retailers. In the fifties the family expanded their horizons to selling wines across Central Europe and beyond. Throughout all this expansion, the Botter family retained control and the company is now run by the third generation and from their roots in Veneto they now have a portfolio of wines produced in some of Italy?s finest regions.
Since 1771 the Fabre family have been owners of Chateau Fabre in the village of Gasparet at the heart of the Corbieres region of the Languedoc. The vineyards occupy a succession of little hills with poor, stony soil, ideal for the regions important varietals of Carignan and Grenache.
Bright golden colour, with an obvious soft and creamy Chardonnay aroma. In the mouth there are hints of almonds and apples, quite full bodied with a good fruity flavour and fresh finish.
From one of the great family houses in Champagne (Louis Roederer produces the famous ‘Cristal’ Champagne), this Brut Premier is a pale golden colour with a rich yet subtle bouquet including hints of hawthorn, almonds and toast. This smooth and complex Champagne is a delightful balance between the key varietals with the finesse of Chardonnay combining beautifully with the structure and fruitiness of the Pinot Noir.
The Pic Saint-Loup takes its name from Thieri Loup, one of three brothers who became hermits after returning from the crusades, devoting their days to prayer and living at the top of three neighbouring peaks. Situated between the Mediterranean and the Cévennes hills, Pic Saint-Loup is the most northerly of the appellations in the Coteaux du Languedoc and benefits from both Mediterranean and continental influences. The Chateau Lauret is considered amongst the best estates which occupy this high altitude...
The Pisano vineyards belong to a group of small family vignerons with an artisan tradition of making wines that reflect the character of the land and the people. Francesco Pisano arrived in Uruguay in 1870 from Italy (the great grandfather of the current owners). The original vineyards were planted in 1914 by his son Cesare. Today, this winemaking tradition continues and they produce some of the country`s most prestigious and best wines with distinctive character oriented to the high quality, niche...
Cantine Volpi`s wine-making premises are located in Viguzzolo, just outside the Piedmontese town of Tortona. Giuliano Noè has been responsible for the technical side for many years, always aiming at further improvement in the quality. When the wines have completed their initial period of development, they change surrounding for their subsequent maturation and ageing. The cellars where they complete their maturation are located in the out-skirts of Tortona, where an extensive variety of ageing barrels...
The company was born as a retailer in 1928 in the Veneto region for sales of wines in casks and demi-johns to restaurants and small retailers. In the fifties the family expanded their horizons to selling wines across Central Europe and beyond. Throughout all this expansion, the Botter family retained control and the company is now run by the third generation and from their roots in Veneto they now have a portfolio of wines produced in some of Italy?s finest regions.
Founded in 1916, this wonderful estate is located below `The Little Tower of Babylon` on the steep hillside vineyards in Paarl. This prominent producer has been at the forefront of quality wine production for many years. Currently under the stewardship of third generation Michael Back, they are making considerable waves in the international market. Recently achieving carbon neutral status, the first in South Africa. They constantly strive to produce the highest quality grapes using natural and...
These lands are magical - they hide astonishing mysteries! When construction began to build the winery a dinosaur was unearthed and in tribute to this 75million year giant, the name Saurus was given in tribute! Alpataco is a shrub commonly found in the Monte Desert, which lies southeast of the Atacama Desert in Chile, north of the larger Patagonian Desert, and east of the Andes. Located at 39? Latitude South in San Patricio del Chanar near Neuquen the Schroeder vineyards are planted on gravelly...
The estate is in the heart of the Penedes region, located on a prominent chalky knoll overlooking the village of Mont-Marcal. The estates origins go back to 1975 when Manuel Sancho purchased an 18th century convent and resurrected the vineyards, as well as the medieval passageways hued from the chalk beneath, the perfect site for ageing the wines.
Vouvray, located to the northeast of the town of Tours, produces the Loire Valley`s best-known Chenin Blanc white wines and Alexandre Monmousseau`s Chateau Gaudrelle offers pure, complex wines considered among the finest of the appellation. This off-dry Vouvray is made by `Sec Tendre` retaining just enough residual sugar to balance the high natural acidity of the Chenin. The crisp, natural lemony acidity is perfectly balanced by fresh pear and apple flavours leaving a long ripe finish.
Geoff Merrill was born in 1953 and was raised on a sheep station in the far north of South Australia until he was 11 years old. The Merrill family then moved to the Barossa Valley, just north of Adelaide, where Geoff`s first links with the wine industry were formed. Following his `apprenticeship` at Chateau Reynella, in 1985 he purchased the historic Mount Hurtle winery. Reknowned for his handle-bar moustache and friendship with many of crickets elite, his talents were recently rewarded when he received...
The De Wet family were one of the earliest settlers arriving in the Cape in 1693. As pioneers in the wine business they have a natural instinct and huge commitment to viticulture in the Robertson region. Ideally located on the slopes overlooking the Breede River, and under the ownership of Danie de Wet, this estate is at the forefront of quality white wine production in the Cape. The facade of the beautiful cellars is a replica of the historic first Customs House in Cape Town. Inside the building...
One of the Cape`s more recent wine estates having been purchased by the Laibach-Kuehner family in the early 1990s. An initial investment saw the 40 hectare property totally replanted and this was followed by the building of a state of the art and contemporary winery. Stuffed full of modern winemaking kit but using traditional barrel ageing, this is a wine estate with a growing reputation right on top of its game. Managed by the very likeable Mike Malherbe, a totally fanatical grape grower and in...
These lands are magical - they hide astonishing mysteries! When construction began to build the winery a dinosaur was unearthed and in tribute to this 75million year giant, the name Saurus was given in tribute! Alpataco is a shrub commonly found in the Monte Desert, which lies southeast of the Atacama Desert in Chile, north of the larger Patagonian Desert, and east of the Andes. Located at 39? Latitude South in San Patricio del Chanar near Neuquen the Schroeder vineyards are planted on gravelly...
A `methode traditionnelle` which is naturally bottle fermented with 24 months maturation, and blended from mainly Chenin Blanc, with Colombard and Ugni Blanc. It is pale in colour with delicate bubbles and a bouquet of flowers with herbal and mineral elements. Very elegant, stylish, refreshing with classic bottle aged flavours of toasted bread, vanilla and spices lingering on the finish.
The company was born as a retailer in 1928 in the Veneto region for sales of wines in casks and demi-johns to restaurants and small retailers. In the fifties the family expanded their horizons to selling wines across Central Europe and beyond. Throughout all this expansion, the Botter family retained control and the company is now run by the third generation and from their roots in Veneto they now have a portfolio of wines produced in some of Italy?s finest regions.
From selected vineyard slopes of Villedieu, in the heart of the southern Rhône, this traditionally vinified Grenache Syrah blend exhibits the extra depth and concentration of a Rhône Villages. Spice and red fruits combine on the nose whilst maximum extraction ensures a rich core of ripe plummy fruit and wild herbs on the palate.
The Beaujolais `Cru` Moulin á Vent is named after the abandoned windmill, which stands at the peak of the hill with Fleurie in the distance. It is perhaps the most concentrated and longest lived of the 10 named `Cru` villages of Beaujolais. The vineyard is a combination of sand and granite stones planted with bush vine Gamay. This Domaine wine has a rich aroma of violets and cherry, exceptionally full palate with typical vibrant Beaujolais fruit and finishes with supple tannins.
Luc Choblet is a fanatical perfectionist, balancing both technology and tradition in his winemaking. His Muscadet sur Lie from the family domaine, Domaine Herbauges is a classic, whilst his pure Loire Valley Chardonnay is un-oaked and lees aged in the same way that Luc makes his Muscadet.
These lands are magical - they hide astonishing mysteries! When construction began to build the winery a dinosaur was unearthed and in tribute to this 75million year giant, the name Saurus was given in tribute! Alpataco is a shrub commonly found in the Monte Desert, which lies southeast of the Atacama Desert in Chile, north of the larger Patagonian Desert, and east of the Andes. Located at 39? Latitude South in San Patricio del Chanar near Neuquen the Schroeder vineyards are planted on gravelly...
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