Monthly Archives: February 2016


I have no doubt I’m am going to cop some criticism for my next comment and it may well show my naivety with some wines.  I have not bothered with Prosecco because I thought it was in the same category … Continue reading

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2015 Chapel Hill Vermentino

This is from the Chapel Hill website. “Chapel Hill winery takes its name from the historic ironstone chapel built on the property in 1865. It has served as a local church, then parish school and now, our graceful cellar door … Continue reading

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2014 Taylors Estate Shiraz

Everybody knows Taylors so I’m not going to go on too much about them except to say, they are still family owned and would have to be the largest winery in the Clare Valley. I’m not sure how long this … Continue reading

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2014 Chaffey Bros Evangeline Eden Valley Syrah

Co-founded by winemaking brothers-in-law Daniel Chaffey Hartwig and Theo Engela, Chaffey Bros has developed quite a following with their cool labels and very good wines. (Daniel’s great uncle William Chaffey founded Seaview Wines in McLaren Vale so grapes/wine/winemaking/drinking wine was always in … Continue reading


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2015 Wobbly Boot Pinot Noir

Wobbly Boot Vineyard is owned and operated by Paul, Lynda and Isaac Williams and is in a lovely little spot about 35 kilometres from Hobart in the Coal River Valley.  Their enthusiasm and passion for their vineyards and wines is … Continue reading

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2013 Wynns Coonawarra Estate Shiraz

Before I say something about this wine, please let me take you back to 1952. Leigh Matthews, the Australian Rules Football Legend was born and went on to carve out an illustrious career both as a player and a coach. … Continue reading

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2011 De Bortoli Vinoque Yarra Valley Chardonnay

If you have not been to De Bortoli’s Yarra Valley cellar door, you must do so.  You will get quite a surprise when you walk in.  Through the doors is a spacious, open environment that is light and welcoming. We … Continue reading

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2012 Yalumba The Cigar Cabernet Sauvignon

I don’t think it is necessary to go into the history of Yalumba.  I could mention they are still family owned, been around for 160 years and now into the 5th generation but you would already know that I’m sure. … Continue reading

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2013 Rymill Coonawarra Brut

Most people are aware of the amazing sparkling wines being produced in Tasmania.  I’ll be the first to admit to having blinkers on when it comes to selecting and drinking this style of wine. I’ll also have to admit to … Continue reading

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2014 Mount Langi Ghiran Cliff Edge Shiraz

In 1963 the Fratin family cleared some land and planted, amongst other things, vines. The vines were eventually replanted on Mount Langi Ghiran and, as it mentions on their website, “…created the iconic Langi Old Block Shiraz”. Most of the … Continue reading

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