Thanks to the Yanks, Helen stays at home!


The Kirby family of Village Roadshow fame have moved into wine in a big way, and their efforts were rewarded last year when their Yabby Lake pinot noir (from their main vineyard in the Mornington Peninsula) won the Jimmy Watson trophy, the first pinot ever to do so. They also own the famous Mt Helen vineyard in the Strathbogie ranges in Victoria which they bought from Tisdalls, one of the great names back twenty or so years. This week we release their 2010 Cooralook Chardonnay, but their efforts in making this gently rich, fresh and delicious wine were rewarded by the American importer cancelling a very large order. Happy days for us – (Mt) Helen stays in Australia and is now available for only $11 a bottle!
 
Yabby Lake also have one of the best restaurants on the peninsula though care needs to be taken with their wine list as some of the wines are “tres ordinaire” (but the pinot is magnificent).
 
This week we also release another delicious red from the former Rothbury estate vineyards in the Hunter Valley. It is very sad how the Hunter wines are so neglected by the market today – their semillons and their shiraz’s can be outstanding but are simply not in demand. The Sussex Ridge 2009 shiraz was grown in a superb vintage year, and this lighter bodied, smooth and softer style of red is a bargain at only $9.00. 
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Yabby Lake "Cooralook" Strathbogie Ranges 2010 Chardonnay

 39% off RRP of $18.00

 
This quality wine is from the famous Mt Helen vineyard in the Strathbogie ranges in Victoria. Fresh and clean with subtle richness, this lighter bodied wine is excellent drinking and great value at $11 a bottle. Yabby Lake won the 2013 Jimmy Watson Trophy with their pinot, and their wine-making skills show in this delicious wine.
BUY NOW FOR $11
 

Sussex Ridge 2009 Hunter Valley Shiraz

44% off RRP of $16.00


This well made wine comes from one of the fine old Rothbury vineyards in the Broke - Fordwich sub-region of the Hunter Valley. With touches of spice and warmth on the nose, it is smooth, quite fresh and has a good balance of flavours, tannin and fresh soft acid. Do not let the bargain price put you off - this is an excellent, easy drinking red. Buy now for $9 a bottle.
BUY NOW FOR $9
 

Whispering Woods Margaret River (WA) 2011 Sauv Blanc Semillon

Bargain of the Week!


From arguably the best region in Australia for this blend, and from a great vintage year, at this weeks special price of $10 a bottle this is a bargain. A brilliant pale straw in colour, this medium bodied white is fresh and supple, with nice soft fruit, this is good drinking. Give it a bit of air when first opened. 
BUY NOW FOR $10
 
There are a lot of other bargains on our website plus lots of affordable wines for that drinks party or school function. For example, the Pirramimma NV Chardonnay Pinot Noir bubbly at only $13 a bottle represents outstanding value, being well balanced and crisp with fresh fruit flavours and even shows a touch of yeast.

Do think of making use of our website to stock up. It is very easy to purchase, with credit card facilities on the website and prompt delivery to your door – even if that door happens to be on a faraway Australian beach! If you would prefer, give us a ring on 0416 178 547 or email us, tell us what you want and we will do the rest.

All the best,
David and Hugh
 

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