There’s still one thing you can count on in 2021, irrespective of variants and restrictions, and it’s wine.
Specifically, premium, guzzle-worthy wines with character, from yours truly.
Introducing our just-released sexy suite of delicious drops that know how to make a statement. So make yourself a cuppa (did you know we make our own teas too?), settle in and meet the new good-looking kids on the block.
This red is seriously sensual. It has a deep velvety-purple colour that is luscious just to look at. In that first sip, you'll savour mulberry and blackberry flavours, with hints of graphite to give it that extra oomph. This Merlot keeps on giving too, with strong grippy tannin that really goes the distance.
Up your game when sipping this one and serve it alongside decadently braised and slow-cooked wild boar and thick, luxurious Venetian duck ragu.
2019 Pinot Noir
Apparently, Pinot Noir is the 'healthiest' red wine that you can drink.
We can't prove that, but we can attest to the smooth and easy drinking, that is our 2019 Pinot Noir. This is a dry unfined Pinot, with hints of violet, cherry and cranberry flavours.
For those into cellaring, this red features medium-bodied tannin which means that with some TLC, it'll further develop into an even more elegant wine.
For those who want to enjoy it now, we love to pair it with crispy, aromatic Peking duck (with pancakes, please).
HELLO, to our Shiraz in ruby red!
Shiraz are famous for their fruit profiles and this one's no different, with soft perfumes of cherry, raspberry and hints of pepper (just to keep you interested). You'll find a finely spun tannin structure here, alongside subtle naughty notes of tobacco and blueberry on the finish.
This is one you'll want to draw out so pour it generously alongside steak dinners and roast lamb feasts.
2019 'Whiffle Waffle' Pinot Noir
This Pinot is for those who like to do it a little differently. You'll be whiffle-waffling about this red for its earthiness and mushroom aromas, as well as its subtle hints of sour cherry and some nice, groppable body.
We love to love this Pinot when tickling the tastebuds with spicy food. It also goes down a treat with tender, fatty duck dishes and actually, chargrilled vegetables (who'd have thought?).
2021 'Chardy Party' Chardonnay
AIN'T NO PARTY LIKE A CHARDY PARTY. Did you know that chardonnay is known as the winemaker's grape? It's a low-maintenance and yet classy and delightful wine. One can only hope for the same in a partner but when trapped to the confines of your four walls, this might be the best you can do for a while.
Our 2021 Chardonnay is lightly oaked with green apple and lemon aromas with crunchy apple textures, supported by nice clean acidity for length.
A classic wine deserves a classic meal so sip it while indulging in some perfectly roasted chicken, with ALL the sides.
2021 'Priscilla Queen of the Pinot Gris'... Pinot Gris, of course!
Freshen up when things get all hot and heavy with this crisp Pinot Gris, displaying lemon and hints of melon on the nose, with citrus lemon flavours and solid acid structure.
This one's a friendly little number; it loves to tango with fresh seafood dishes but also loves to get down and dirty with Asian stir-fries.
2021 'Give Me One Good Riesling' Riesling
Picked early, this is a light semi-dry Riesling with aromas of lime, grass and hawthorn, which come through on the palate.
If you love fresh, zesty ceviche dishes that immediately transport you back to South America...well, that's the only riesling you should need to sample this Riesing because ceviche and this crisp little number are made for each other. And look, it'll be the closest you'll get to Peru for awhile.
2021 'Coming Up Rosés' Rosé
ARE things really coming up Rosés, you ask? We're doubtful too but there's no doubt this Rosé is delectable.
Our 2021 Rosé is savoury-styled, made from shiraz grapes. It displays red berry aromas, raspberry and strawberry flavours with delicate spicy notes and a clean crisp finish.
For this one, we think you should go all the way and get the lobster. After all, if things aren't looking up, then we might as well go down in style (with glasses way more than half-full).
2021 'Give It A Burl Shirl' Sparkling Chardonnay
Whether you have this with food, or without food, we guarantee you'll be mighty pleased that you gave it a burl, Shirl.
This sparkling is sure to please and put a hop in your step, with green apple and stonefruit flavours and a lively, crunchy texture.
If you're playing it on the safe side and want to serve it with some substance, we recommend seafood dishes.
2021 'Viva La Verdelho' Verdelho
Our first organic wine and the love child of a new growing arrangement in Cowra. This Verdehlo displays tropical fruit flavours with hints of passionfruit and lime, supported with good clean acidity for length.
Sip this Verdelho while indulging in some freshly shucked oysters and you'll feel like you've just been dropped onto a five-star resort on a remote Thai island - one can dream, right?
And so there you have it. The fruits of our loins are now available for your enthusiastic enjoyment. If you're reading this and you're in lockdown, don't forget that for orders of 6 bottles or more, we're currently offering free shipping. Gotta keep those spirits high somehow!