An Unhappy Chinese New Year!

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The Chinese market is the great hope of Australian wineries and a lot of our wine is making its way up there. Unfortunately quite a lot of it is also coming back! This is not because the wine is poor, but because the dollar is strong and competition is fierce. Thus there was no  “Kung Hei Fat Choy” ** for the unfortunate Fonty’s Pool vineyard, whose quality reds that were meant to go to Guangzhou ended up back in Australia. They are a joint venture between Cape Mentelle (who make the wines) and Fonty’s Pool Farms and are a James Halliday “Top 100” and 5 star rated winery - their wines are pretty handy! We have grabbed quite a lot of red from this cancelled order and this week we release a rich and smooth merlot that is exceptional value at only $11 a bottle.
With autumn getting ever closer, we are clearing the decks with a “Buy one case, get a 2nd one free” offer on three easy drinking wines, as well as sharply reducing the price on a very nice and relatively rich rosé. The Peos Estate rosé from the west is smooth and almost creamy rich, and with a touch of oak finishes with a quite dry finish. This is a very nice wine and is exceptional value at only $7 a bottle.
We are always happy to do mixed cases – either select your own bottles or simply click on mixed premium red/white to order a pre-packed selection. Alternatively, if you only like, for example, shiraz and riesling, let us know and we will pack a mixed case reflecting your preferences.

Fonty's Pool "Maker" Pemberton (WA) 2010 Merlot

35% off RRP of $16.99
Fonty’s Pool Wines are a joint venture between Cape Mentelle (who make the wines) and Fonty’s Pool Farms. This vineyard has been awarded 5 stars by James Halliday (the top level) and is listed in his ”Top 100” wineries. The vineyards are located in one of the premium cool climate regions in Australia, as Pemberton is a bit inland from Margaret River. Labelled for the Chinese market, and from a great vintage year, this deeply coloured wine shows delicious aromas of dark plum and black fruit. It is smooth and rich in the mouth with lovely soft, ripe fruit flavours, finishing with gently drying tannins to balance it all up. The expertise of Cape Mentelle, one of Australia’s best wineries, is evident - this is a good wine, and at $11 a bottle is outstanding value due to the cancelled export order.

Buy for $11.00 A Bottle


Autumn 2014 Clearance 
Sheridan's Block Kingston (SA) 2012 Chardonnay 

For $11, equates to 45% off RRP of $19.99
Made by Chris Hill from a nearly perfect vintage year, this easy drinking chardonnay is smooth and supple with lovely soft fruit balanced by fresh acid – not rich or oaky, just a refreshing and delicious summer drink.  

Buy now for $132 a case - and get a second case free!

Hope Estate "Bushland" 2008 Hunter Valley Shiraz
For $10, equates to 41% off RRP of $17.00

Grown by the former Rothbury Estate in the Hunter, this soft and easy-drinking red was labelled for the Aldi stores in England. Lighter bodied and quite soft, at only $10 a bottle this is an uncomplicated, easy drinking bargain.


Orange Valley Estate Orange (NSW) 2012 Sauvignon Blanc
For $10, equates to 38% off RRP of $16.00
From a premium area for this variety, and at only 11.5% alcohol, this is a delicious, easy drinking bargain. It is a clean, uncomplicated, well made-wine that shows fresh green-apple acidity and a touch of citrus overlaid with gentle floral flavours. This is a very good and refreshing wine that is great value at only $10 a bottle.

Buy now for $12o a case - and get a second case free!


For drinks parties, or for that wedding or birthday party, we have a lot of other quality, well-priced wines that will mean you and your guests will indeed drink better for less! If you would like to order any of our wines simply log onto our website at to see our full range. Alternatively ring us or reply by return email with your requirements, and we will organise what you want and then invoice you.
All the best,
David and Hugh
** Happy New Year

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