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97-point rated Blanc de Blancs grower Champagne - “Lovely wine, intense, rich and lasting on the palate….”

Franck Bonville is one of the great grower producers of the Cote de Blancs.   Its Unisson cuvee is an outstanding Blanc de Blancs made from fruit exclusively grown in the grand cru village Avize.

Paradigm Hill Pinot Gris 2023 - Australia's best Pinot a country mile

The Mornington Peninsula is Australia's best regon for Pinot Gris.  Paradigm Hill Pinot Gris is the most ambitious example of Gris from these shores.  It is 100% barrel fermented and sees regular batonnage to build texture. 

Riedel Ouverture Magnum six-pack - the great all-rounder

The Riedel Ouverture Magnum glass is the perfect wine glass for all styles of wine and all occasions. We use it for all of our wine events.  Available for the first time ever as a straight six-pack.  Pay just $16.50 per glass.

Chateau Aspras Cotes de Provence Rose 'Les Trois Freres' 2021 - organic Provence rose

We have just taken delivery of a fresh new shipment of our biggest selling rose, Chateau Aspras Cotes de Provence Rose 'Les Trois Freres'.  There are few better Provence roses in the market.  100% organic.

Giaconda Nantua offer - Chardonnay and more!

In addition to their coveted estate wines, the team at Giaconda occasionally bottle releases under the Nantua label from non-estate fruit.  This year';s offering includes Nantua Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Sauvia - the king of Soave - one of Italy's best white wine producers

Few have done more than the Tessari sisters at Suavia to promote the cause of Soave as a high quality white wine.   This mixed pack offer features the just landed Suavia Soave Classico DOC 2022 and Soave Monte Carbonare DOC 2021.   Monte…

Muscadet - new vintage of bargain French white

Light in body, moderate in alcohol, with a briny, saline twang, Muscadet is a genuine alternative to Chablis.  At less than $30 per bottle, it is France's most undervalued appellation.

Big-gun, high-end a great price - Boasso Barbera d'Alba Superiore 2021

Barbera comes in many shapes and sizes, from basic cantina wine to ambitious, lusciously oaked examples.  Few are better than Boasso's Barbera d'Alba Superiore.  This is traditionally vinified and matured Barbera at its very best.

Domaine AC Bourgogne Blanc 2019 - perfectly mature white Burgundy - last stocks of vintage

Domaine AC Bourgogne Blanc is bottled by one of the Beaune-based merchant houses.  The 2019 vintage release is perfect 'everyday' drinking white Burgundy.  It delivers exceptional value for money at the offer price of $35 per bottle.

One of the world's great wine bargains - Urbina Rioja Gran Reserva Especial 2004 - mature and complex

Urbina is one of the best sources of oak aged and bottled aged traditional Rioja.  At almost two decades of age, its Gran Reserva Especial 2004 is mature and complex, yet still holding plenty of primary fruit.  At the offer price of $95 per…

Holm Oak Pinoit Noir 2022 - great value Tasmanian Pinot Noir

Whit Pinot Noir prices on the up, there are few better value for money offerings than the 2022 vintage of Holm Oak Pinot Noir from northern Tasmania.,  This estate is a veteran bu Tasmanian standards and its 2022 vintage release is at least as good…

Redolent Late Disgorged Brut 2007 - mature, complex sparkling wine

Like Dom Perignon P2 Plenitude and Bollinger RD, Redolent Late Disgorged underoges extended lees ageing prior to disgorgement.  The difference is that it sells for less than $40 per bottle!  This is complex and mature sparkling wine from the…

Garde Macedon Ranges Pinot Noir 2022 - new vintage release of small volume Macedon Pinot

The cool Macedon Ranges are the source of some of Australia's best Pinots - Bindi, Curly Flat and Epis to name but a few.  Garde Macedon Ranges Pinot Noir is a high quality, 'light on its feet' Macedon Pinot at a modest price.

Pietradolce Etna Rosso 2021 - a wine that rivals Pinot Noir for perfume and texture

Pietradolce was borne from the Etna renaissance.   It's Etna Rosso 2021 is a simply gorgeous and seductive wine.  It will appeal to lovers of light to medium bodied red wines - Pinot-lovers take note!

'Baby' Chateauneuf-du-Pape from a top Rhone estate - Bosquet des Boiron Cotes du Rhone 2020

In the hands of a great producer such as the Boiron family (owners of Bosquet des Papes), Cotes du Rhone can transcend its modest appellation.  In many ways, this is a junior version of the estate's Chateauneuf-du-Pape reds.

Howard Park Leston Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 - “A classy wine with a bright future."

Howard Park Leston Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the best value premium Margaret River Cabernets.  That it comes with a few years in bottle seals the deal.  2018 was a great release for this marque.

Looking for a good value white Burgundy? Montagny is the appellation for you

The Cote Chalonnaise is rich pickings for authentic, well priced Burgundy, white and red.  Les Resses, a monopole of Beaune-based merchant Andre Goichot is the source of this elegant, mineral wine.

Pondalowie Special Release Shiraz 2018 - the 'Grange-beater' is back!

After en extended absence. Pondalowie Special Release Shiraz returns to Armadale Cellars.  The 2018 vintage release is one of the best ever under this label.   Lovers of full bodied Shiraz will not be disappointed.

Chateau Cailleteau Bergeron Prestige 2020 - great value Right Bank Bordeaux

The outlier appellations of the Right Bank are a rich source of great value red Bordeaux.  Chateau Cailleteau Bergeron Prestige 2020 punches well above its weight and at less than $40 per bottle is ridiculously hip pocket friendly.

Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Tradition Rouge 2020 - "This is classic Chateauneuf-du-Pape all the way."

Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Tradition is a model of consistency.   The 2020 vintage release is bang on the money.  No wonder American critic Jeb Dunnuck calls it "classic Chateauneuf-dui-Pape all the way."

Chateau Lalande de Gravet St Emilion Grand Cru 2019 - brilliant follow up to the 2016 vintage

2019 could well be the greatest Bordeaux vintage of the modern era.   Chateau Lalande de Gravet St Emilion Grand Cru 2019 of proof positive of the the quality that can be found in Bordeaux for a modest price.  It is a worthy successor…

Central Otago's #1 Pinot Noir - Two Paddocks Pinot Noir 2022

Two Paddocks has taken all before it over the past decade.  Kiwi wine scribe Bob Campbell MW recently ranked it the number one wine of more than twenty 2022 vintage Central Otago Pinots tasted. 

One of our deals of 2023 - museum release Yarra Valley 'Claret' made by the Winemaker of the Year

Cabrolin Reserve Cabernet Shiraz is a classic example of Aussie 'Claret'.  Pay as little as $22 per bottle for this mature museum release.  Made by Kate Goodman (Wine Companion Winemaker of the Year) and Caroline Mooney.

Wild Duck Creek Yellow Hammer Hill 2017 cellar release - utterly seamless

We recently took delivery of the last parcel of this perfectly cellared Yellow Hammer Hill 2017. Six years from vintage this wine is drinking at the peak of its powers.  

Fletcher The Minion Nebbiolo 2021 - textbook Nebbiolo at a great price

Dave Fletcher has dedicated two decades of his life to the Nebbiolo grape.  Fletcher's Australian cuvee, The Minion Nebbiolo, is a classic example of the variety in a lighter, ethereal style reminiscent of the wines of Alto Piemonte and Valtellina.…

John Duval Wines Plexus SGM 2021 - 50 years of Barossa winemaking in a bottle

John Duval recently celebrated his 50th Barossa vintage - a remarkable achievement.  He has made few better wines in is career than the 2021 vintage release of Plexus.   It is destined for a glorious future,

Tapanappa Tiers 1.5M Chardonnay 2022 - an Australian 'grand cru' vineyard

Originally planted in 1979, the Tiers vineyard is one of Australia's great Chardonnay vineyards.  A section of the vineyard was replanted at very high density trained low to the ground in the early noughties.  It is the source for this superb…

Clarence House Block 1 Pinot Noir 2022 - sucessor to the title-winning 2021 release

The 2021 vintage of Clarence House Block 1 Pinot Noir won the title of Australia's Best Pinot Noir at the 2022 running of the Australian Pinot noir Challenge.   It's successor, from the mild 2022 growing season, is every bit as good as the…

Kistler, Giaconda......Tony Bish Skeetfield Chardonnay 2021

Tony Bish Skeetfield Chardonnay is a benchmark for nee world Chardonnay that ranks alongside such illustrious names and Kistler and Giaconda.   The 2021 vintage may go down as the best Skeetfield Tony has made to date.

Poderi Colla Nebbiolo d'Alba 2020 - 'baby Barbaresco' from a Langhe legend

Beppe Colla is a legendary figure in Barolo and Barbaresco having taken Prunotto to fame. Although he passed away in 2019, his legacy lives on through his family's estate.  Poderi Coilla Nebbiolo d'Alba is like a 'baby Barbaresco', but at half the…

Bannockburn Vineyards 2022 vintage releae - Chardonnay and Piinot Noir

Geelong's Bannockburn Vineyards is one of the pioneering producers of Australian Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.  The estate goes from strength to strength under winemaker Matt Holmes.  There is a lovely sense of balance about these releases.

Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 - "A cracking Marg River Cab."

2020 marked another exceptional release for Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon.  Although volumes were down 40% as a result of hail early in the growing season, quality is as good as ever.

Majella The Compoiser 2021 - Cabernet Sauvignon of the Year 2022

Coonawarra stalwart Majella hit it out of the park in the 2021 vintage.  The Composer 2021 took out WInestate's Cabernet Sauvignon of the Year gong.  Pay just $22 per bottle in a straight dozen.

Chateau Hyot Cuvee Prestige 2019 - great value 'baby' St Emilion

Merlot-dominajnt right banker Chateau Hyot Cuvee Prestige is a great example of the value to be found in the satellite appellations neighbouring St Emilion and Pomerol.

Grand cru vintage Blanc de Blancs - Jean Pernet Millesime Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Extra Brut 2013

Jean Pernet's vintage Blanc de Blancs draws exclusively on fruit from Le-Mesnil-Sur-Oger.  It is an exceptional Blanc de Blancs Champagne at a very reasonable price. Pay just $110 per bottle in a straight three-pack..

“Bordeaux 2019 – best ever?” - Chateau de Ribebon Bordeaux Superieur 2019

T&he 2019 Bordeaux vintage has been heralded as perhaps the greatest ever. Chateau de Ribebon 2019 is proof positive that quality drinking Bordeaux can be has for a modest price.  It is a bargain by any measure.

Salomon Unndhof Gruner Veltliner Wieden 2021 - from the best Austrian vintage of the decade

Salomon Undhof Gruner Veltliner Wieden 2021 is a superb example of the variety from the vintage described by Bert Salomon as "the best of the past decade." It possesses exceptional fruit concentration and life-affirming acidity.

The best Barossa Shiraz of the 2021 vintage - Duval Entity Shiraz 2021

Few in the game understand Barossa Shiraz better than John Duval.  The 2021 vintage release triumphed over more than 50 premium Barossa Shiraz from the 2021 vintage.  At the offer price of $45 per bottle it delivers exceptional value for money.…

Full-flavoured, fully worked Yarra Valley Chardonnay

Toodle Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2019 is proof positive that one can find high quality, barrel-fermented Chardonnay for around $20 per bottle.  It is the real deal.

Cullen Diana Madeline 2021 - celebrating 50 years of Cabernet at Cullen

2021 marked the 5oth anniversary of the first Cabernet Sauvignon plantings at Cullen.  It continued a seemingly never ending run of great Margaret River vintages.  It has been lauded as one of the stand-out releases of 2023 with good reason.…

Colette Beaujolais Villages 'Coteaux de Colette' 2020 - the perfect everyday drinking wine

With it's super-bright fruit, imperceptible tannins and jovial persona, Domaine de Colette Beaujolais Villages 'Coteaux de Colette' 2020 is the perfect red wine for any occasion.  It weighs in at a wallet-friendly $26 per bottle.

Howard Park Jete Brut NV - is this Australia's best value sparkling wine?

You'd be hard pressed to fine a better sparkling wine at or around $30 per bottle than Howard Park Jete Brut NV.  This multi-award winning sparkling wine punches well above its weight.

Make this your 'go-to' rose - Domaine Jaume Cotes du Rhone Rose

Domaine Jaume Cotes du Rhone Rose is quintessential southern French rose - pale in colour, bone dry, with notes of wild strawberries, exotic spice and white flowers.  Transport yourself to Provence in one glass!

Chateau Deyrem-Valentin 2016, Margaux - “It is simply a beautiful wine whose silky texture will seduce from 100 yards!”

2016 is the greatest Bordeaux vintage of the modern era.  Chateau Deyrem-Valentin 2016 delivers a near perfect balance of perfumed aromatics and typical Margaux elegance. At less than $100 per bottle it is proof positive that great Bordeaux can…

Jean Pernet Brut Tradition NV - boutique Champagne serves it up to the big brands

Jean Pernet Brut Tradition NV is the small volume, family-owned Champagne that serves it up to the big names in the Champagne game.  Pay $65 per bottle in a straight six-pack.

Champagne Barnaut - seriously good grower Champagne

Based in the village of Bouzy, Champagne Barnaut makes extremely good value, full flavoured, Pinot Noir dominant Champagne.  The Grande Reserve Grand Cru NV is the match of any grande marque Champagne.

Thierry Mothe - high quality Chablis

Thierry Mothe produces textbook Chablis, with notes of gunflint, grapefruit pith and crushed stones. With Chablis supplies under severe pressure, this is your last opportunity to buy at $65 per bottle.

Andre Goichot Mercurey 1er Cru Les Byots 2019 - great value 1er cru red Burgundy

Those looking for value for money in Burgundy should cast there eyes toward the Cote Chalonnaise.  Andre Goichot's Mercurey 1err Cru Les Byots has exceptional fruit intensity and structure that should reward cellaring for up to a decade.

Champagne-quality Cremant de Bourgogne - “It's a spine-tingling sparkling wine available at a low price point.”

Lucie Thieblemont Cremant de Bourgogne Blanc de Noirs Brut Nature NV is a Champagne-quality cremant for a snip over $50 per bottle.  With Champagne prices heading northwards, this is a great proposition for the festive season.

Chateau Doisy-Daene 2013 - perfectly cellared Sauternes - "..drop dead gorgeous."

2013 was an excellent vintage for Barsac and Sauternes.  As ever, Chateau Doisy-Daene over-achieved in 2013, producing one of the wines of the vintage.  Nearly a decade on from vintage, it is starting to hit its straps in half bottle format.…

The Shaw + Smith team does it again - MMAD inugural releases

MMAD is the latest project for the team behind Shaw + Smith and Tolpuddle.  The great 2021 vintage marks the first release under the MMAD label - Chenin Blanc, Grenache and Shiraz - all sourced from a vineyard in Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale.

Andre Goichot Givry Champ la Dame 2020 - great value red Burgundy

This smart Givry from Beaune-based negociant Andre Goichot is proof positive of the value for money the Cote Chalonnaise offers to the savvy buyer.  Enjoy it now and over the next few years.

Dry organically growm Loire Valley Chenin Blanc - the perfect dinner table white

Dry Chenin Blanc has the ability to drink like a red wine, especially when paired with food.  This organically grown example from the heart of the Loire Valley is the perfect white wine for the dinner table.

Pondalowie Old Clone Shiraz - exceptional central Victorian Shiraz

The Special Release Shiraz might steal the limelight, but Old Clone Shiraz is the joker in the pack at Pondalowie.  This is super-premium Victorian Shiraz at wallet friendly price.  It is a great cellar-worthy Shiraz in its own right.

"Who is Burgundy’s next superstar? Who’s the next Roumier, Rousseau or Coche?"

English wine scribe Neal Martin recently anointed Domaine Henri + Gilles Buisson as one of six estates that could become Burgundy's next superstar - that's high praise indeed.  The brothers Buisson make very smart entry level Bourgognes under their…

Obscurite Shiraz by Hentley Farm 2016 - $175 super-premium Shiraz for $65 per bottle

When the opportunity presented itself to secure a parcel of super-premium Shiraz from Hentley Farm under our Obscurite label, we jumped at the chance.  This is full throttle Barossa Valley Shiraz at its very best.  Presented in wooden six-packs.…

Tony Bish Golden Egg Chardonnay 2021 - cutting edge Hawke's Bay Chardonnay

Few people in the wine world understand Chardonnay better than Tony Bish.  His Golden Egg Chardonnay, fermented in concrete eggs, displays exceptional texture and chalky minerality. 

Domaine de Colette Moulin-a-Vent 'Le Mont' 2021 - compelling cru Beaujolais

Moulin-a-Vent is considered by many to be the source of the most powerful and savoury examples of Beaujolais (those in Morgon would beg to differ).  This example marries the lively fruity side of Beaujolais with a serious underbelly.

Banchetto del Cinghiale Chianti 2020 - perfect weekday Italian red

You won't find a better Italian wine for just $23 per bottle than Banchetto del Cinghiale Chanti DOCG.  It delivers authentic Tuscan flavour at a very affordable price.

Sub-$100 Marchand & Burch 1er Cru white Burgundy

Marchand & Burch Savigny-les-Beaune Blanc 1er Cru Les Vergelesses is proof positive that value can be found in Burgundy,  This finely honed wine displays chalky minerality married with subtle oak-driven complexity.

Anderson Fort Toolleen Shiraz 2017 - single vineyard Heathcote Shiraz

Anderson Fort Toolleen Shiraz 2017 is the second single vineyard Heathcote Shiraz from the talented twosome, Liam Anderson and Bryan Fort.  Matured in seasoned oak barrels it is a stylish, polished and elegant Shiraz.

Toodle Adelaide Hills Pinot Grigio 2021 - the perfect 'house' white

Pinot Grigio has won over a legion of fans over the course of the past couple of decade.  Toodle Adelaide Hills Pinot Grigio delivers excellent varietal character and intensity of flavour for a modest price - just $18 per bottle.

Louis Pommery Brut NV England - Champagne quality English sparkling wine

Pommery was the first Champagne house to make an English sparkling wine.  Louis Pommery Brut NV England, a joint venture with Hampshire's Hattingley Valley, reflects its northern origins and post disgorgement ageing.  It is more than a match…

New vintage release for 'old school' Chardonnay

There are plenty of folks who like fully-worked Chardonnay with a well measured input of oak.   Toodle Yarra Valley Chardonnay combines high quality fruit with complex nutty, spicy oak.   At $18 per bottle in a straight dozen it is…

Tony Bish Heartwood Chardonnay 2021 - "A classy Chardonnay from a top vintage."

How do you follow up the outstanding Heartwood Chardonnay 2020?  With an even better wine from the acclaimed 2021 Hawke's Bay vintage.  Tony Bish has hit the bullseye.

Domaine de l'Enchantoir - organic Saumur Blanc and Rouge

Made from organically grown Cabernet Franc, the Saumur Rouge l'Ilot des Biches 2018 from Domaine de l'Enchantoir is irresistibly delicious.  It marries the elegance of Pinot Noir with the savoury personality of Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Obscurite - the latest addition to the Heathcote Shiraz 'dress circle'

Obscurite Heathcote Shiraz 2016 joins the likes of Whistling Eagle Eagle's Blood and Wild Duck Creek Springflat as an elite member of the Heathcote Shiraz firmament.  This is one classy Shiraz, for sure.

Scloss Gobelsburg Gruner Veltliner Loess 2022 - great value Gruner from one of Austria's best producers

With a history spanning over 850 years, Schloss Gobelsburg is one of Austria greatest and most important wineries.  It's Gruner Veltliner Loess is a brilliant example of the variety.

Hawthorn Estate Coppin Sparkling - Melbourne's own fizz

Located in the inner eastern suburbs just 4km from Melbourne's CBD, Hawthorn Estate is the ultimate urban winery.  Hawthorn Estate Copping Sparkling 2017 outshines many similarly priced Champagnes.

Jenny Dobson - NZ wine legend and master blender

Jenny Dobson's illustrious career was highlighted by her appointment as the first ever female maitre de chai in Bordeaux.  He considerable blending skills permeate through her own red blend, Doris, an assemblage of Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc…

Domaine Jaume Cotes du Rhone 2020 - 'guilt free' red blend

Nestled in the hillside village of Vinsobres, Domaine Jaume is one of the leading family-owned estates of the Rhone Valley.  The estate's keenly priced Cotes du Rhone Rouge is a simply delicious red blend.

Domaine de Colette Beaujolais Villages 2020 - how much fun can you pack into one bottle?

You'd be hard pressed to find a more joyful wine than this delicious Beaujolais Villages.   It is literally bursting with berry fruit.  The term easy drinking was made for this wine.

Tony Bish Fat & Sassy Chardonnay 2021 - NZ's 'Mr Chardonnay' does it again

Our top selling chardonnay is back in stock. Lush tropical favours balanced by fresh acidity and mellowed with a creamy texture.

Jaume Gigondas 2019 - full-flavoured Rhone red

Pascal and Richard Jaume followed up the brilliant Jaume Gigondas 2018 with an equally impressive release from the 2019 vintage.  If you like full bodied wines with plenty of spicy complexity, this wine is for you.

Domaine AC - hip pocket-friendly white Burgundy

Domaine AC Bourgogne Blanc ticks all the boxes.  This is smart white Burgundy at an even smarter price!

Redolent Heathcote Shiraz - your 'go-to' Shiraz!

Bottled for us by one of Australia's best Shiraz producers, Redolent Heathcote Shiraz is a belter of a wine.  If you like Heathcote Shiraz, it's time to acquaint yourself with Redolent.