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#Repost @_walk_the_wine_・・・#162 Brini 2014 Koota Gra Grenache Mourvedre Shiraz.⁠•⁠An exceptional blend of 58% Grenache, 28% Mourvedre and 14% Shiraz delivers quality until the last drop.⁠•⁠Rich and mouth-watering on the nose. Raspberry, aniseed, vanilla, red confectionery, and some subtle spice. Powering the palate with juicy red fruits, dark cherries, vanilla cedar warming spice, moreish aftertaste.⁠•⁠Medium-bodied and still showing heaving vibrancy for 2014. Juicy, delicious and super tasty. Effortless drinking here!⁠•⁠Happy drinking 😊🍇🍷 ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @timbovino・・・Thomas 2018 The Dam Block individual Vineyard Hunter Valley Shiraz. Oh my! Bright crimson colour, with a wonderful perfumed, floral nose. The palate is juicy, lively, utterly delicious with floral, pastel & plummy fruit positively singing on the palate. Devine and polished off with ease! 🍇🍷😋 ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @theswanvalley・・・Get excited for Harvest! Coming to the Swan Valley February 27 and 28. Peep the event program at swanvalley.com.au/harvest ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @canberra_winery_blog・・・Summer 36 degrees, BBQ and Rosé @lerida_wine 2019 Pinot Noir Rosé. Refreshing #canberradistrictwines #wine #winetasting #rosé #summerwine ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @australianfoodandwine・・・Classic aged Barossa tonight. One of my favourites, 2010 St Hallett Blackwell Shiraz.Big and bold Barossa Shiraz, 11 years on. Well developed and good drinking now. American oak still strong, fruit falling away to dried black fruit spectrum. It’s now all about the spicy oak and savouriness. Olive tapenade, chocolate, liquorice. Tannin tasty and chalky, a little more fruit would see it through another 5 years. So glad to crack it now. Made me think a magnum of this might be epic in the next few years.Drinking nicely now, probably deserved a fattier steak but no complaints from the 11 year old!..........#foodandwine #food #wine #foodie #foodporn #f #winelover #grams #foodphotography #feedfeed #winetasting #instafood #huffposttaste #eeeeeats #foodstagram #winetime #vino #foodblogger #buzzfeast #forkyeah #winelovers #foodlover #instawine #winestagram #eater #tastingtable #redwine ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @hindsbernardralph・・・First dinner out of our long weekend away #cellardoorchallenge #promontorywinery ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @perfectdaytours_・・・Thank you to everyone who came on a Perfect Day Tour on Friday, 22nd of January. A wonderful day of wine tasting, gin paddles, and delicious food - as usual - at Yarrawood Estate - Yarra Valley.A big thanks to Rob at Warramunda Estate, who entertained and educated our eager tourists. Not to mention the delicious wines!Let's do it again soon!For inquiries, and further info, please find link in the bio. Feel free to call Steve on 0422 401 051.#yarrawoodestate #cellardoorchallenge #winetoursmorningtonpeninsula #winetoursyarravalley #winetoursmelbourne #winetourist #winetour #winetouring #smallerwineriesoftheyarravalley #boutiquewinetours #instawine #warramundaestate #wine #winemaker #winetravel #wineaddict #winelover #winemaking #winetasting #pinotphile #winehouse ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @australianfoodandwine・・・Pizza and merlot, doesn’t quite roll off the tongue! Neither does Cab, Merlot and tassie. But Domaine A seem to make it work. Not a huge fan of merlot, better as a mixer for blending for me.This is the 2013 Domaine A Merlot from Southern Tassie. Big fan of Domaine A, particularly like that they only bottle age the wines before release. So this is the recent vintage despite the 8 years. Still a young wine for me, high tannin which give this wine some power.Very savoury wine which i think is the house style. Certainly does make Merlot more interesting for me, bay leaf, sage, liquorice, bit of that forest floor you get from tassie Pinot. Spicy oak still dominant needs a few years to settle down still. Goes to show when Merlot is treated well it good but it will take a few more good Merlots to change my mind! .......#wine #winelover #vino #winetasting #winelovers #winetime #instawine #winestagram #food #redwine #winery #vin #wineoclock #sommelier #vinho #love #winelife #foodporn #instagood #wein #bar #drinks #wineporn #foodie #wines #bhfyp #merlot #pizza ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @wine_is_my_friend_72・・・I don’t suffer fools gladly but I will gladly drink @tomfoolerywines 2020 Eden Valley Cut ‘n Run Riesling on a hot day with a serve of prawns, homemade seafood sauce and Serbian potato salad. This is my kind of hot summer’s night dinner but it would be even better with 1/2 doz Coffin Bay fresh oysters but this will do donkey this will do. Cheers & Happy Saturday! Stay cool, conserve water and drink beautiful chilled wine! 😉😊❤️🥂🦐 #barossa #barossavalley #barossawine #barossavalleywine #edenvalley #edenvalleyriesling #tomfoolerywines #barossaliving #barossalifestyle #barossalife #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #supportlocalbusiness #southaustralia #southaustralianwine #wineworld ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @canberra_winery_blog・・・The pinnacle of my Canberra cellar door experiences @edenroadwines with the unparalleled G. #canberradistrictwines #wine #winetasting #visitmurrumbateman ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @a_barossa_fine_wine_tour・・・My lovely people Jason and Kate out on tour today.Loving Ballycroft Vineyard and Cellars Look what Joe got lol 😁#ballycroftwines ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @cathy.gadd・・・2016 @grossetwines Piccadilly chardonnay. An elegant cool climate midern chardy. Fresh stone fruits, citrus, nougat with a refined finish. At 5 years old this is a beauty that will easily age for another few years. ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @cathy.gadd・・・This 2016 Sorrenberg Sav Blanc Sem blend is a belter. Whilst I am not a savvy B fan this wines has skin contact, lees & barrel time. Stone & tropical fruits, frangapani, complex, layered texture, vanilla with amazing length. Damn fabulous!! ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @winelifeforme・・・Staying hydrated on a hot day with a delightfully refreshing Rosé, made from Sangiovese and Pinot Meunier @turonwines ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @katiespainwrites・・・Yet another reason to visit Langhorne Creek wine region... the new @bremertonwines cellar door tasting room. This is such a beautiful, family-run business. Great to see history, the now and the future collide in gorgeous aesthetic synergy. 💚 @langhornecreekwine ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @amandamoo72・・・Finally! First day of holidays 🥂This beautiful buttery 2017 Reserve Chardonnay was the perfect accompaniment to our Ploughman's Platter. We love Basils Farm because it not only caters to the adults, its a great day out for the kids including feeding the llamas, exploring the veggie garden and playing in sandpit. #cellardoorchallenge @basilsfarm ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @australianfoodandwine・・・Meat and 2 veg + fruit with more fruit (aka Pinot). My kind of hump day!2019 Ghost Rock Estate Pinot Noir from North Tassie. This is a favourite and posted a few times about it. So tonight’s notes are: 👍 still drinking well in 2021. Buy it and drink it! Pork and peach for dinner, good night...........#foodandwine #food #wine #foodie #foodporn #f #winelover #grams #foodphotography #feedfeed #winetasting #instafood #huffposttaste #eeeeeats #foodstagram #winetime #vino #foodblogger #winelovers #foodlover #instawine #winestagram #eater #tastingtable #redwine #thekitchn #foodblogfeed #bhfyp ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @thistledownwines・・・AVAILABLE NOW 🦊The Cunning Plan Shiraz 2020🦊, McLaren Vale⁠2019 vintage of this succulent, lively McLaren Vale Shiraz was a TOP 100 🏆 Halliday Wine.⁠McLaren Vale is one of the most geologically diverse regions on earth. It has long been the home to some of Australia’s finest expressions of Shiraz. Our fruit comes from the Moray Park vineyard in the McLaren Flat sub-region. Low yielding and ultra-intense, we handle the fruit gently to capture the delicious berry fruit character, overlaid with subtle wood-spice.⁠2020 vintage conditions were perfect in many ways with small yields resulting in concentration and quality.⁠Winemaking is simple with The Cunning Plan. Take perfectly balanced fruit, pick, gently crush to preserve whole berries and allow to soak for 4 days prior to a wild⁠fermentation. Pressed off to 300 litre French hogsheads, of which 15% are new, where the wine ages for 10 months prior to bottling unfined and unfiltered.⁠Click to buy this anticipated release at link in bio. ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @australianfoodandwine・・・Home Hill 2013 Estate Pinot Noir from Tassie. Been on a Home Hill streak this week, the wines are just so damn good. This one with a bit of age on it but fruit, mostly cherry, still shining strong. Bit of orange discolouration on the rim as you’d expect particularly for an aged Pinot. Still a powerful wine. Savoury earthiness really coming to the fore, spicy but not overpowering still very well balanced. Tannins still gripping and delicious. Great to see what my 2017 and 2018s might look like in a few years!Simple steamed snapper with garlic and chilli sauce was tonight’s pairing. Delicious healthy and super easy! .........#wine #winelover #vino #winetasting #winelovers #winetime #instawine #winestagram #food #winery #wineoclock #winelife #foodporn #wein #instagood #wineporn #drinks #wines #foodie #instafood #foodphotography #foodstagram #yummy #instagood #foodblogger #delicious #foodlover #homemade #dinner ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @wineriesanddineries・・・This escaped my attention that evening! Have anyone tried this ? Comments please ...2019 Giant Steps Fatal Shore, Coal River Valley Pinot Noir, Tasmania ...#wine #winelover #aussiewinemakers #supportaussiewine #tasmaniawines #giantsteps #pinotnoir #fatalshore #winery #foodie #wineofstagram #wineryregion #redwine #vineyard #winelover #winetime #winepic #winephotography #wineoclock #foodandtravel ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @winelifeforme・・・Fleur Grenache is from the new range @tempustwowines Summer red, served chilled, by the pool, with friends - perfecto!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @apourdecision_・・・Happy Winesday! 💫 What a way to celebrate. The team @whistlerwines have delivered such a delicious SMG that this is my second purchase... and won’t be the last.Beautifully juicy with deep berry flavours is just overwhelmingly good and nicely balanced which seems to change what you pick up in every sip. Definitely “juicy and built for pleasure”, indeed 💕 ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @aussie.wine.tasting・・・Ghost Rock Tasmanian Estate Pinot Noir 2019One of my favourite Tasmanian cellar doors. All the wines at the cellar door were are top notch and the Estate Pinot was one of my favourites. Really good value wines and a great place to stop off before getting the Spirit of Tasmania back to the mainland. Also pretty kid friendly with loads of space to run around. #drinkthegoodstuff Brett 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷#wine #aussiewine #australianwine #wineaustralia #tasmanianwine #winetasmania #winetasting #winelover #winestagram #winewinewine #pinot #vineyard #cellar #pinotnoir #rose #vino #vin #tassiewine #tasmania #tassiewines #ghostrock #winewednesday #winesnob #winegeek #winery #winetime #instawine #cellardoor @ghost_rock_wines ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @great_southern_wine・・・There's so much happening in the Great Southern this long weekend! On Friday 22 January, head to @rockcliffewines in Denmark for live music from @pinstripeband. Enjoy some brilliant live music, craft beer, wonderful wine and grab a bite to eat at the selection of food trucks.If you want something a little more low key, catch a movie under the stars at @silverstreamwines in Denmark. On Saturday you can watch wine classic, Sideways whilst enjoying some award-winning wines from Silverstream.The Middleton Beach Festival is on from Friday 22 to Tuesday 26 January in Albany, with different events each day including Twilight Markets, an Emergency Services Fun Day and outdoor movies.The Mount Barker Wine Festival is happening on Saturday and Sunday at @plantagenetwines - with a luxurious long table dinner and a lazy, Sunday event with music, food and wine tastings. Sample wines from Arcadia Wines, @galafreywines , @gilbert_wines_3devils , @hawkerridge, @poachersridge , @westcapehowewines and your hosts, @plantagenetwines. ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @australianfoodandwine・・・Great weekend wines this week!Love cracking a good Chardy for the weekend and Home Hill’s 2017 Kelly’s Reserve Tassie Chardonnay was a cracker. Known mostly for the high scoring pinots, but don’t underestimate the Chardy. A far better wine than the first a few weeks ago. Flinty, nutty, spicy, stone fruits, delicious! Great value at $35.Brokenwood 2019 Indigo Pinot from Beechworth is a stunner. Love my Beechworth Pinot and this is earthy, cherry, strawberry, spicy and beautifully integrated oak. A very underrated wine in the Brokenwood stable that otherwise is known for its Hunter Shiraz.Finally, a 2018 John Duval Entity Shiraz from the Barossa. For me a powerful yet elegant Barossan. Black fruit, blueberry, pepper, anise! Subtle French oak and lovely fine tannin, balanced and delicious as always!..........#wine #winelover #vino #winetasting #winelovers #winetime #instawine #winestagram #food #winery #wineoclock #winelife #foodporn #wein #instagood #wineporn #drinks #wines #foodie #instafood #foodphotography #foodstagram #yummy #instagood #foodblogger #delicious #foodlover #homemade #dinner ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @jpleeming・・・Just look at the beautiful sediment in this not-yet disgorged (and not yet released!) sparkling rosé from wonderful Bathurst winemaker @renzagliawines (Scroll across 👉🏻👉🏻👉🏻)Needless to say, I can’t wait to taste it when it’s ready.... 🤓🤓🤓#wine #winelover #winestagram #winetasting #wines #drinkwine #winesoftheworld #winelife #winetime #instawine #mywinemoment #winelovers #vino #wino #goodwine #vinoplease #wineaddict #winecountry #wineoclock #wineoftheday #winegeek ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @vinotastic・・・A little discovery over the weekend was this 2019 Tempranillo from Wangolina Wines, located in the Limestone Coast, South Australia. A medium + nose, with characters of black cherries, leather and smokey spice. The palate mimics the nose, showing more dark fruits and sweet tobacco notes; easy drinking, harmonious, finishing dry, with mild tannins. Eye-catching label too - one not to be missed! @wangolina ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @winelifeforme・・・''Tirra Lirra' SMG blend (Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache) is what I am relishing tonight @swinneywines Located in Frankland River, which is one of five sub regions of the Great Southern in Western Australia. ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @varneywines・・・Sadly, we are down to our last two dozen of the 2017 Shiraz. We only made 84 dozen and after some very kind words from Halliday we have found ourselves with our last few cases. Visit the [linkin.bio] to secure our last few bottles of this “mouthwatering” Vale & Hills style. “From vineyards in Clarendon, Tatachilla and Macclesfield, cold-soaked, 5% whole bunches, destemmed, not crushed, 14-22 days on skins, fermented with custom-made headed down open top fermenters, pressed to mature barrels for 10 months, 84 dozen made. Everything to love about the wine: the spicy/savoury input of '17, the mouthwatering texture, the evocative call of a wine blended with such skill, yet keeping the blend under cover.” – 96 points, James Halliday, @winecompanion 2021 Keep up to date on the upcoming 2018 Shiraz release and special events by joining our mailing list via our website. Cheers! #varneywines @cellardoorchallenge ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @vinechaser・・・Wonderful wine..warm welcome...family owned and run ....relaxed atmosphere....Yarra Valley views - there isn't anything not to love about @corniolawines ❤Support these unique and wonderful wineries through these challenging times and be rewarded with a strong and vibrant local wine industry that will be with us into the future! 🍷😊...#cellardoorchallenge #helpourwineries #buylocal #supportlocal #localwineries #yarravalleywineries #yarravalleywines #corniolawines #wineries🍷 #visityarravalley #visitmorningtonpeninsula #visitbellarinepeninsula #visitmelbourne #visitvictoria #supporteachother #clickforvic #vinechaser #vinechasertours ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @vinotastic・・・We’re reaching for the wine tonight! Pieri’s Occasione Shiraz 2015, from the McLaren Vale, has big first impressions. Rich, savoury umami, dark black current, almost tar, tobaccoy aromas coming through. Juicy, balanced, medium + body, max flavour on the palate. Super ripe sweet blackberries, vanilla-oak and an undertone of Chinese five spice on the finish. A lot to like here & at 15.5% it packs a punch! Here’s cheers to the weekend wine lovers🍷 ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @wineriesanddineries・・・We also opened this huge bottle of Muscat by Stanton & Killeen, Rutherglen.This was one of our favourite wine by S&K and while we’re there in Nov we couldn’t helped but buy this 2litre bottle instead of the usual 500ml.This will keep us going for a while 🤪Golden brown in colour, rich and sweet, maybe some people will find this a little sweet.Are you a fan of desert wine? ...#muscat #aussiewinemakers #stantonandkilleen #dessertwine #desserttime #aussiewine #supportaussiewine #winepic #wine #winelover #wineaustralia #visitrutherglen #visitmelbourne #visitvictoria #wineryregion #foodandwine #winephotography #festiveseason #festivewine #timefordessert #winetime #winestagram #winerutherglen ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @the_blonde_wine_addict・・・Chardonnay... another one of my true loves! There are so many different Chardonnay’s out there on the market. My favorite are the less oaked ones. I was given this bottle of #idyllwineco Chardonnay to sample. As soon as it was received it was chilled in the fridge and then straight in my glass. It drank so well, was a medium bodied white with a lovely smooth finish. It wasn’t over oaked which is a perfect Chardonnay in my books! Thank you so much to @idyllwineco for sending my this sample to try. It was throughly enjoyed. #chardonnay #pickaustralianwine #aussiewine #australianwinelovers #australianwinemakers #australianwinery #australianmade #pickaussiewine #victorianwine ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @hindsbernardralph・・・One of our favourites as it’s walking distance from home #helpourwineries #supportlocal #cellardoorchallenge ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @winelifeforme・・・It's gonna be a red wine drinking weekend, starting with a 2017 Shiraz @birdinhandwine ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @cathy.gadd・・・Summer of Riesling👊 This 2010 @grossetwines Springvale riesling is a stunner. Still fresh, classic citrus, home-made lemonade with soften acid & a clean long finish. Serious quality here. ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @epicureanwinetours・・・How awesome is it to be out and about, outside in the sunshine ☀️ (occasionally!) and enjoying the company of family and friends with great food and wine.#yarravalleyIt makes you feel lucky 🍀 to be living in this amazing country and beautiful city of MelbourneA fabulous time to start exploring, drink the wine and eat the cake, it’s 2021 and 2020 is done ✅@soumahwines @debortoliyarravalley @fourpillarsgin @maddensrise @yeringstation ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @katiespainwrites・・・Love a hidden tasting room. Find this cutie behind @hither_yon cellar door. #Willunga #wine #southaustralia #cellardoor ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @_walk_the_wine_・・・#158 Helen's Hill 2006 Chardonnay⁠.⁠•⁠Join us for another adventure of deep in the cellar of Walk the Wine! This week’s episode brought to you by another treasure stored rights at the back. Helen’s Hill 2006 Chardonnay. Must admit a smile came across my face when I found this.⁠•⁠Ripe and rich on the nose, Pineapple, baked apple, white peach and satisfying vanilla. Incredible depth for the palate is an understatement. White peach and nectarine, although age showing with buttery, macadamia textures.⁠•⁠Rich, and oaky and certainly no complaints from us. Helen’s Hill effortless shows that its wines can go the distance and are top quality in our books.⁠•⁠Happy drinking 🍷😊🍇 ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @hindsbernardralph・・・Best way to finish my holidays. #helpourwineries #supportlocal #soumahwinery #cellardoorchallenge ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @sussexsquirewines・・・Enjoying a glass of our new release JRS Hackett Barrel Selection Shiraz 2018 on the very table that my Grandfather use to sit and do his homework at over 100 years ago. He carved his initials in the table as a nine year old and it still sits here in the same house at Brighton. This special release JRS Hackett Shiraz 2018 is a special release to commemorate the passing of my Grandfather in 1998. A single new French barrel aged for 30 months showcasing the depth and power of the 2018 vintage from our dry grown Thomas Block vineyard. Only 300 bottles produced and only available from cellar door. On limited tasting this weekend Jan 16th-17th. #drygrownshiraz #sussexsquirewines #limitedrelease #clarevalleyreds #familyhistory #cellardoortasting #jrshackettshiraz #clarevalley #wineregion #southaustralia #visitsouthaustralia #gtwine #cellardoorchallenge ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @epicureanwinetours・・・Hot days and chilled wine in the #yarravalleyThanks to@debortoliyarravalley @yeringstation @soumahwines @yeringfarmwines ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @australianfoodandwine・・・This was a special treat 2 nights ago. An 82 year old Port! Know very little about this wine apart from it being from Rhine Castle Cellars Sydney, called Old Dolchetto and from 1939. Picked up at auction a little while ago. Google seems to suggest Rhine Castle was an old wine store in Sydney owned by John Walker (thankfully his name is on the bottle!) and a joint venture with McWilliams. If anyone knows anything about the origin of this please message me! Cork was in great shape for the age which was a surprise given the wax wasn’t. Surprisingly not syrupy given similar aged ports I’ve tried. Hard to give many tasting notes as had been through a few bottles with friends to get to it. Let’s just say it definitely tasted old and like port! Absolutely delicious and no doubt a part of history........ #wine #winelover #vino #winetasting #winelovers #winetime #instawine #winestagram #food #winery #wineoclock #winelife #foodporn #wein #instagood #wineporn #drinks #wines #foodie #instafood #foodphotography #foodstagram #yummy #instagood #foodblogger #delicious #foodlover #homemade #dinner ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @wine_chick_・・・It’s going to be a good vintage this year! I’ve been lucky enough to visit a few of the vineyards in the Yarra Valley in the past couple of days and the grapes 🍇 are looking sensational! The winemakers are telling me it’s going to be a spectacularyear - high yield and top quality across the board in the valley! Can’t wait for these wines!@wineyarravalley @cellardoorchallenge @aussie.wine.tasting @yarravalleydandenongranges @cellardoor.project @yarravalleywine @yarravalleycellardoor #wine #vintage #winelover #winetime #vineyardvines #winewinewine #winebarrel #wineinstagram #winenerd #winemakers #winegirl #winerylife #winecollector #wineryweekend #vineyardviews #wineryevents #vineyards🍇 #winerylove #vineyardtour #winerylover #winestyle #vineyardvine #winerywalkabout #wineryvisit #wine🍷 #wineblog #wineday #winelove ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @lenckdrank・・・Tomfoolery started from small beginnings when Winemaker and Owner, Ben Chipman purchased half a Tonne of Shiraz fruit and made his first wine. He met his wife Sarah in 2006 while they were both working at Rockford and together they purchased their home with vineyard in the Barossa in 2011, started working their business full time and built a winery in 2014. 🍷2019 @tomfoolerywines Son of a Gun #CabernetShiraz🍷This classic Australian blend of combining Cabernet and Shiraz shows fruits of dark plums with juicy black berries in the background as well. There are elements of coffee with spiced toasty oak, black pepper and dried herbs. The finish is firm with grainy tannins that provide a strong backbone to this full bodied #verygoodwine 🍷#barossavalley #southaustralia🍷The Cabernet Shiraz blend was created back in the late 1800s when it was sold as "Claret". Both varieties were in abundance, especially in the warmer inland regions of South Australia (like the Barossa) and due to the heat Cabernet struggled to reach any great heights in quality, that winemaker were hoping for. Cabernet was often described as having a whole in the middle (ie: good fruit up front and good finish, but dull in between). Shiraz however had a full flavoured mid palate and because winemakers had free reign to experiment without Appellation restrictions like their European counterparts, the classic Australian Cabernet Shiraz was born 🍷Available to purchase at the Budburst Wine Collective for $24.95 ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @wineworthwritingabout・・・2010 FLETCHER ALTO PETE BAROLO@fletcherwinesBlood ruby with a moment stopping nose of complex roses, sour cherry, strawberry, dried cranberry, blood orange zest, mint and black tea. Gentle bitumen, white pepper, salty cured pork, tobacco and woody overtones give depth. There's a freshness, a breath of crisp air that floats above that is mesmerising!The palate is just as engaging with a beautifully balanced, but tensely structured showing of slightly bitter cherry, strawberry, grapefruit, rose water, crab apple and aniseed, graced by fruity acidity and muscular tannins that sit within a groove. It's dry, and still youthful, but it's drinking so well right now. The finish a little short, however the entire wine moves with a unison about it and i have no doubt that this will stretch out and glide over the years to come.This is really good!!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @winelifeforme・・・Last night was all about Rosé so I cracked open a bottle of Vino Intrepido 'The Sharpest Thorn' 2019 Rosé @vinointrepidoWinemaker James Scarcebrook's focus on Italian grape varieties came from his time working in the industry, travelling the wine world and constantly learning about wine.James bought one tonne of grapes back in 2016 to test some theories he had developed about Italian grape varieties in Australia.Since then he has made 18 wines and worked with 8 different grape varieties.The fruit for his wines are sourced from various wine regions with suitable growing conditions for the particular variety. With a focus now on Victorian wine regions.This Rosé is made with Sangiovese grapes grown in Heathcote, the fruit picked early to retain acidity and freshness.Maceration was approx 4.5 hours - literally the time it took James to drive the fruit from the vineyard to the winery, return the rental van and get back. After pressing, the wine was fermented in two mature oak barrels and the rest in stainless steel, then blended and bottled 5 months later.A beautiful pale pink /orange colour.Strawberry and cherry with some earthiness, herbs and savoury characters. Lovely texture to this wine, and a dry finish.Simply fantastico! I joined a live chat @girlswineclub Did you tune in? Different topics discussed each week with a different line up of wine loving girls from around the world. ... See MoreSee Less
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#Repost @macedonrangeswine・・・You could be doing this on the weekend. 🍾🥂There is a seriously good lineup of events happening this weekend for the Summertime Fling Cellar door Festival.Wine in the vines, a long table lunch in the vines, live music, slow-cooked lamb, a gathering of the best Pinot produced in the region ready for you to taste - it doesn’t get any better than that. And the real kicker ... this is the coolest wine region on mainland Australia, and the forecast is looking glorious 👌.Jump on quick and book tickets, some events are closing soon. See the link in the bio or go to https://www.macedonrangeswine.com.au/summertime-fling ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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A great way to start back at work, wonderful lunch at Soumah Wines in the Yarra Valley. Special thanks to Lucy, Amanda and the team for looking after us. A must to visit, with a range of outstanding wines. As you’ll see we enjoyed the award winning 2018 Soumah Equilibrio Chardonnay and 2015 Soumah Yarra Valley Pinot Noir. Pic – Angie Bradbury (Chair Wine Victoria); James Halliday, Judy Pridmore, Dheeren Vélu (Junovate & The Cellardoor Challenge) #wine_victoria #wineyarravalley #soumahwines #cellardoorchallenge #junovate #wineaustralia #wine ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Cellardoor Challenge
#Repost @grapetoglasshv・・・Surveying the vineyard @thelemewines with Owner Nadine, Maggie the Groodle subbing in as a winery dog 🥂🐶 ... See MoreSee Less
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