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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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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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