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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 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.
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.
This family-run House owns the only vineyard that is located entirely within walls of Reims and its extensive limestone cellars are the perfect environment for storing the end product. Lanson Champagne receives three years’ cellar ageing to create wines which are crisp and fresh with pure fruit character.
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.
Champagne Lanson formed in 1760 is the third oldest house in Champagne and one of the most prestigious. Founded by Francois Delamotte they obtained the Royal Warrant during the reign of Queen Victoria, something which remains today. Collaborating with the same winemaker, Jean-Paul Gandon, for 38 years, Champagne Lanson is one of the few houses in the Champagne region that chooses not to use malolactic fermentation. The wines are aged for longer than most non vintage Champagnes with a minimum of...
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...
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.
Unsurprisingly perhaps, given their Bordeaux pedigree, Jacques and Francois Lurton chose careers in wine. In their pursuit of quality and excellence they arrived in Argentina in the early 1990s and today have built an enviable reputation for producing some of the finest examples of varietal wines. This Pinot Gris (or Grigio) is selected from fruit grown on the hillside slopes in Valle de Uco, south of Mendoza.
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 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...
An oak matured Banyuls fortified dessert wine with a natural sweetness similar to a tawny Port. It is made from 100% old Grenache grapes grown at altitude inland of Perpignan in the Roussillon. The extended oak ageing complements and softens and the naturally firm structure and rich red berry fruit. Excellent matched with chocolate and fruit desserts.
The Bodegas was established some 50 years ago by the Forner family, who at the time were owners of a Grand Cru Classe property in Bordeaux. It is situated in the village of Cenicero, in the heart of the Rioja Alta. They are true pioneers in Rioja, with a philosophy to produce wines that are an expression of the fruit and terroir of the region, with their red wines enhanced by judicious ageing in French oak, as well as introducing `unoaked` white and rose wines.
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.
The Alliance Loire represents the combined interests of many complementary local caves and co-operatives from Nantes to Vouvray. These members own significant vineyard in the main appellations of the west and central Loire. Across this region the land varies from alluvial gravel to limestone, schist and a mix of clay and chalk. Anjou rose is produced by the Caves des Vignerons de Saumur, one of the trend-setting forces in the Loire. The cave`s team ensure that member growers use little interferance...
Founded by Antoine Jaboulet and established in its present form by his elder son (aine) Paul, who gave the company his name, the business has been located in the town of Tain l`Hermitage on the banks of the River Rhone since 1834. The company is most renowned for the Hermitage `la Chapelle`, one of the great red wines of the world. The vineyards rise steeply behind the town, `la Chapelle` refers to the small chapel at the top, owned by the Jaboulet family since 1929.
Established in 1967 by Maurice Grignon, the family winemaking and trading company originally specialised in the production and sale of wine-making materials. Then in 1992, the company was sold and became an Association of Cooperatives and started producing wines from Languedoc- Roussillon. In 1996, the company made significant investments into modern equipment, improved storage and now specialises in the production of high quality wines. The name Foncalieu is made up of letters of villages in the...
The company dates back to 1743, when founder Claude Moet began shipping wines to Paris. Today the house is the largest producer, owning some 1,500 hectares of vines, in the Montagne de Reims, Cote de Blancs and the Vallee de la Marne. The cellars are situated in the heart of Epernay, where there are 28 km of tunnels carved deep into the marble chalk beneath the town, allowing the wines to age and develop in the cool and humid conditions. Moet et Chandon also own Dom Perignon Champagne, named after...
The Bodegas was established some 50 years ago by the Forner family, who at the time were owners of a Grand Cru Classe property in Bordeaux. It is situated in the village of Cenicero, in the heart of the Rioja Alta. They are true pioneers in Rioja, with a philosophy to produce wines that are an expression of the fruit and terroir of the region, with their red wines enhanced by judicious ageing in French oak, as well as introducing `unoaked` white and rose wines.
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 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...
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.
Enjoy these delicious quality red wines - six examples of the very high standard being produced in South Africa today. Highlights includes the acclaimed Laibach 'Ladybird' Merlot, a rich and appealing wine from South Africa's signature varietal and a Bordeaux-style blend from one of Robertson's oldest producers. Twelve bottles in one stunning case.
To celebrate this year's sporting successes, Wine Hound has put together this fantastic selection of international stars from quality wine estates around the world. Included you'll find delights such as 2006 vintage claret, award-winning Malbec from Mendoza, fresh, vibrant Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and to complete the celebrations, there's a bottle of Varichon et Clerc 'Blanc de Blancs' to toast any ocassion!
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 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.
Enjoy three bottles each of four fabulous Sauvignons from around the world. Includes the top-rated Wairau River Sauvignon from New Zealand, the crisp, frsh Los Caminos from Chile, an excellent Cape Sauvignon from the highly acclaimed Backsberg estate and Domaine de Grand Mayne from south west France.
Four generations of the Roche family have worked the vineyards at Château Croze de Pys, cultivating the local variety `Cot` (Malbec). A modern approach to a very traditional wine ensures a supple, balanced wine with red berry fruit and a touch of oak spice rather than the black tannic wines of yesteryear.
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.
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.
Owned by the Doyard family from champagne this small 30 acre property is located on the high plateau near Puisseguin St Emilion. Planted with 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet grapes and aged for 12 months in oak barrels before bottling. Dark purple colour with a nose of black fruits and toasted coffee notes. Velvety and luxurious in the mouth and in perfect balance combining smooth round tannins and full rich fruity flavours. Modern Bordeaux winemaking at its best!
A lovely selection of red wines from quality French vineyards. Four bottles each of three Wine Hound French favourites, including a rich, vibrant wine from the southern Rhône, a classic vintage claret from Chateau Bel Air and a soft, supple Syrah from the Languedoc.
Enjoy four classic red wines in this exceptional 12-bottle case. Includes vintage claret Chateau le Gardera , a rich Merlot-dominant wine with excellent balance and soft fruit flavours; the silky, summer fruit-flavoured Familia Schroeder `Alpataco` Pinot Noir from a pioneering producer in Patagonia; the soft, rounded Chianti Colli Senesi Poggio Cavalli from southern Tuscany; and the mellow and seductive award-winning Azabache Rioja Crianza from a quality producer in the Rioja Baja region.
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.
Situated in the Kamptal wine region, Peter Dolle`s vineyards are cultivated on excellent rock and loess soils and on the protected southern foothills of the Manharsberg Mountain. With vineyards located around StraB at Brunngasse and Hasel, the Dolle winery owns excellent sites where mainly Gruner Veltliner and Riesling varieties of great quality and finese ripen.
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...
Here's a selection to delight all fans of Spanish red wines... The El Classico Spanish Reds is a fabulous six-bottle introduction to the high quality Riojas being created today. There's award-winning Azabache Tempranillo, soft and seductive Don Placero Rioja, silky Marques de Caceres Crianza and limited edition Rioja from a bodegas voted Winery of the Year in 2009, Ramon Bilbao.
Wairau River wines take their name from the river that runs through the heart of the Marlborough wine region. (Wairau is Maori for `many waters`). The Rose family were pioneers in planting vines in the 1970`s and after originally selling the grapes to other wineries (like Cloudy Bay) they launched their own label in the early 1990`s. Today their foresight has created a very successful company which remains family owned and run. Wairau River is one of the largest independent wine estates in Marlborough...
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.
Rich red with a ruby rim, the nose reveals a concentration of blackberry and bilberry mixed with hints of laurel, nutmeg and clove. Delicate flavours express the finesse of the soil with balanced sugar, freshness and silky tannins. Integrated oak brings complexity and length.
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.
Delight your customers or friends with this 12-bottle wine gift case - an instant tour around the world of wine! Six reds and six whites, all carefully chosen by Wine Hound's buyers to give the lucky recipient a fine selection of delicious wines to enjoy.
The name Polish River comes from the Polish settlers who came to the area in the early 1850s escaping religious persecution. Pauletts reputation for producing wines of finesse, elegance and intensity is justly deserved with consistent skill and care from vintage to vintage. Neil Paulett graduated from the Roseworthy oenology course in the early 1970s and spent a further ten years honing his winemaking skills at Penfolds before buying his own property in the Clare Valley. Located some 90 minutes...
Not as well known as its close neighbours, Sancerre, but the vineyards of Menetou-Salon are a real gem, also being planted with Sauvignon Blanc ideal for producing aromatic white wines in this northern climate. La Tour St Martin is located in the village of Morogues and is producing terrific, clean, fresh Menetou with a rich grassy aroma and attractive gooseberry and peach flavours on the palate. Sublime and magnificent - the Loire`s answer to New Zealand.
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...
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.
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.
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 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...
Wairau River wines take their name from the river that runs through the heart of the Marlborough wine region. (Wairau is Maori for `many waters`). The Rose family were pioneers in planting vines in the 1970`s and after originally selling the grapes to other wineries (like Cloudy Bay) they launched their own label in the early 1990`s. Today their foresight has created a very successful company which remains family owned and run. Wairau River is one of the largest independent wine estates in Marlborough...
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...
Vigneron Jacky Marteau runs his 25 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc and Gamay vines according to the principles of `lutte raisonee`, or sustainable viticulture. His vineyards are planted on some of the finest sites in Touraine, on south facing pebble and flint slopes on the south bank of the Cher.
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...
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...
For wine lovers who enjoy the lighter side of life, we've put together this delightful mixed case of wines - red, white and rosé - for you to enjoy. From delicate Italian Pinot Grigio and south American Sauvignon Blanc to soft French Merlot and a rose Rioja, this case is perfect for quality everyday drinking.
1 x Chardonnay `Blanc de Blancs` Le Baron Brut - N.V.
1 x Wairau River Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Black Label - 2011
The domaine is in the village of Meursault, and Michel Bouzereau`s son, Jean Baptiste, is now in charge of making the seventeen wines from the 18 hectare estate. He has respected his father`s more traditional practices but has instilled a fresher, livelier element to the wines, which only enhances their appeal.
Bodegas Borbore is located at the eastern edge of the San Juan Valley to the north of Mendoza. Recent investment has rejuvenated this old traditional cellar that historically sold to the domestic market only. Consultant winemaker Duncan Killiner has advised and helped the Berzenkovich family, to produce exciting and fresh fruit driven wines for the international markets with great success, as reflected in the Avanti range of varietals for the UK market.
Limited production Crianza, fermented in large oak barrel rather than steel vat and matured in barrique for 14 months in French oak and a further 9 months in bottle before release. The wine displays an intense dark garnet colour with aromas of fresh red berry, plum and cherry followed by subtle oak and smoked notes on the palate, with well structured tannins and a long balanced finish.
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.
Sparkle with delight without breaking the bank with these six delicious wines. Enjoy fashionably chic Brgo Del Col Alto Prosecco from Italy's Veneto region, the delightful Familia Schroeder 'Rosa de Los Vientos' rose and the Mont Marcal Cava with creamy flavurs and a persistent mousse. Case contains two bottles of each.
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...
The young and dynamic winemaker, Philippe Zinck, has developed a modern approach to his family estate. The marl and limestone rich vineyard produces full aromatic Gewürztraminer with the subtle perfume of roses, lychees and cinnamon with dry acidity and mineral nuances
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.
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...
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.
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...
Quinta de Gomariz only started making wines in 2005 and employs the region?s leading winemaker Antonio Sousa. Within a few years Gomariz has won ?Best Wine 2009? against all other Vinho Verde producers at the Vinhos Verdes Regional Contest. Using a number of local grape varieties including Loureiro, Alvarinho, Avesso and Vinhao, the Quinta has become the foremost estate producer in the Minho with a modern range of expressive varietal Vinho Verde wines.
Enjoy this selection of white wines and instantly fill those gaps in your wine rack. Contains four bottles each of the following whites: customer favourite Duc de Chapelle Sauvignon Blanc, delicate Orvieto from the Umbrian hills and dry, lemony-fresh Chenin Blanc from a fantastic organic producer in Paarl, South Africa.
Wairau River wines take their name from the river that runs through the heart of the Marlborough wine region. (Wairau is Maori for `many waters`). The Rose family were pioneers in planting vines in the 1970`s and after originally selling the grapes to other wineries (like Cloudy Bay) they launched their own label in the early 1990`s. Today their foresight has created a very successful company which remains family owned and run. Wairau River is one of the largest independent wine estates in Marlborough...
Haut Poitou lies a short distance to the south of the Loire Valley, near the town of Poitou. This forward thinking co-operative has long established a reputation for crisp, clean uncomplicated Loire varietals.
You'll enjoy medal-winning Malbec from a highly respected winery in Mendoza, quality fruit-driven Crianza from 'Winery of the Year' and a robust, spicy Nero d'Avola from northern Sicily. Also included is a rich, seductive 'Family Reserve' Merlot from Chile's excellent Tres Palacios estate, the succulent Poulardiere Cotes du Rhone and a Decanter medal-winning Malbec blend from Paarl's highly-acclaimed Backsberg estate.
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...
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.
Lombard & Cie House of Champagne was founded in 1925 and is situated in Epernay the capital of Champagne. The Lombard family owned vineyards in the early part of the last century in Hautvillers and has now located their vines mainly in Montagne de Reims West. All the grapes come from selected areas of the highest quality due to their area and soil and exposure.
Enjoy four examples of New Zealand's finest Sauvignon Blancs in this 12-bottle mixed case . Your wines include four bottles each of the aromatic and vibrant Turning Heads and the benchmark quality Wairau River Sauvignon Blancs. Also included are two bottles each of the lively and fragrant Durvillea Sauvignon 2010 and Whitehaven's 2011 Sauvignon with typical gooseberry, grassy flavours.
The Domaine Tardy was born from the gift of vineyards in 1945, received by Victor Tardy from his employers, Domaine Meo-Camuzet. Subsequent parcels have added the great names of the Côtes de Nuits to the estate, Vosne Romanée, Clos Vougeot and Echezeaux included. Traditional wine making and tiny yields ensure powerful, velvety, rich red Burgundy with long aging potential. A contemporary influence is offered by Jean Tardy`s son Guillaume, with the experience of a stint in Australia.
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...
Your case contains three bottles each of four superb reds, including rich Australian Shiraz, mellow Rioja, classic Cabernet from a multi-million dollar winery in central Chile plus a soft, seductive Montepulciano from Italy's adriatic coast . This superb collection is available to members for just £69.95 – a saving of over £28 on the normal selling price of £98.40.
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.
Wairau River wines take their name from the river that runs through the heart of the Marlborough wine region. (Wairau is Maori for `many waters`). The Rose family were pioneers in planting vines in the 1970`s and after originally selling the grapes to other wineries (like Cloudy Bay) they launched their own label in the early 1990`s. Today their foresight has created a very successful company which remains family owned and run. Wairau River is one of the largest independent wine estates in Marlborough...
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...
Boutique winery Mt Difficulty was an early pioneer in the region. With their founding vineyards established in 1992, Mt Difficulty owns some of the oldest vines and is one of the most respected producers in Central Otago. Situated on the famous Felton Road in Bannockburn, this is a unique and rare area of extremes. Mt Difficulty has harnessed this once brutal terrain to produce premium wines at the forefront of Otago`s and some say New Zealand`s, finest wine production.
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.
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 picturesque town of Soave is situated to the northeast of Verona in the Veneto region. The town is surrounded by ancient walls and dominated by the medieval castle. The Classico wine is the heart of the region, planted with Garganega, Trebbiano and Chardonnay white wine vines and producing the best Soaves, with real character. Villa Piazzola has a typical hazelnut and almond nose with a soft, dry palate of concentrated apple and pear flavours.
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...
The key to top quality Burgundy is the skill of the producer and here its talented winemaker Nathalie (former winemaker at La Chablissiene) who crafts outstanding examples from this famous region.She married Gilles Fevre a son of the William Fevre Dynasty, whose vineyards are renowned for the production of some of the finest wines in the region. This is a winning combination and they have received many accolades for their wines. Great believers in letting the grapes `do the talking` with as little...
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 name Polish River comes from the Polish settlers who came to the area in the early 1850s escaping religious persecution. Pauletts reputation for producing wines of finesse, elegance and intensity is justly deserved with consistent skill and care from vintage to vintage. Neil Paulett graduated from the Roseworthy oenology course in the early 1970s and spent a further ten years honing his winemaking skills at Penfolds before buying his own property in the Clare Valley. Located some 90 minutes...
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