Other Wine Stuff

New Vintage 2020 Rieslings

posted on: 10 October 2020

Riesling is a grape of great purity and clarity. It’s nobility has long had a hold over me and fortunately over Hannah as well. Our 2020 Rieslings are no exception and while not all we’ve seen in 2020 can claim the same, our Rieslings will stand up and shine through for a long time to come.

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Winter Reds Release…Cabernet & Friends

posted on: 14 August 2020

Welcome to our 2020 Winter Release. If we ever wanted time travel, it is in 2020. However, in this instance we are mostly travelling back in time to a chapter when Cabernet was sexy and desirable. Most of you know how sentimental I get when reflecting on Yarra Cabernets. It remains a bloody travesty that while the language around Cabernet is increasing about restraint and elegance, the reality of what is …

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Gourmet Traveller WINE article – July 2020

posted on: 14 August 2020

Nick Butler recently tasted a bunch of our wines, including our new ‘Villages’ tier and caught up with Mac to hear all about where he’s at.  The result is this great article in GTWine Magazine, published in July. “…Where others focus on vintage and having the best fruit in their vineyard, Forbes’ obsession is with capturing the character of the vineyard itself. Of course, there’s an inherent assumption that he’s bought …

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Introducing our Villages Tier

posted on: 1 June 2020

  For the first time since 2005 we have a new range to introduce you to, our ‘Villages’ tier (pronounced Vi-laj), which will sit between our Single Vineyard and Yarra tiers. You’ll see a number of chardonnay and pinot wines under the new Villages label. While we acknowledge ‘Villages’ is not a new concept, it is an unbelievably large undertaking for the Yarra Valley. Thankfully we are more excited than terrified. Reassuringly …

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Villages Wines Subregional Info & Tasting Notes

posted on: 1 June 2020

Yarra Valley Overview The Yarra Valley is a unique cool climate region. No one soil type, aspect or climate. The Yarra however possesses the thumbprint of stunningly pure wines of medium body with lifted perfume and firm detailed structure.  For some time, the simple breakdown of Yarra regions has been the Upper and Lower Yarra loosely separated by the Warburton Hwy. However, for some time, our eye (and tastebuds) have …

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2019 Yarra Valley Release

posted on: 4 March 2020

This year we are releasing the hotly anticipated 2019 Yarra Valley Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (with our syrah all destined for our Healesville Syrah, to be released later this year). The 2019 wines are stunning in their infancy with both wines destined to have a long long journey ahead. Small yields in a dry season has resulted in well structured wines with fruit depth and purity rarely seen. 2019 Yarra Valley …

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Harvest 2020 has started!

posted on: 4 March 2020

Sunday 1st March marked the start of our 2020 harvest! Once again our most southerly vineyard in Gladysdale won line honours. We kicked this year off with a wonderful ‘Friends and Family Day’ followed by a BBQ lunch and a glass in the vines. It was a cracking way to start. Thank you to all who came and helped pick. Listen to Mac give a snapshot of the 2020 harvest.

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It’s Riesling Appreciation Time! *2019 Riesling Release*

posted on: 7 November 2019

We love this time of year. Obviously spring and new life has a lot to do with it. As does the simple focus and influence of one site, one grape. 2019 was an incredibly dry warm year. We watched the vines close down for periods of time to preserve moisture and felt relieved when a two week cool spell arrived that freshened up the vines and resulted in another astonishing …

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2018 Single Vineyard Release…

posted on: 31 July 2019

It’s all about Chardonnay…! Our release this month of the 2018 Single Vineyard Chardonnays and Pinots will be a little different to our usual Pinot-dominant offering. For the first time, the number of Single Vineyard Chardonnays will outnumber its more fancied sibling, Pinot Noir. This has led us to refocus our consideration of  soils and sites through the eyes of Chardonnay.

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