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Sedgley & Sons Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021 - premium Peninsula Pinot from a great vintage at a great price

Sedgley & Sons Single Vineyard Pinot Noir is sourced from a tiny vineyard just outside of Hastings on the Mornington Peninsula.  It is a premium small volume Peninsula Pinot at a great price.  Made by Moorooduc Estate vigneron Richard McIntyre.. …

Whistling Eagle Sangiovese 2022 - a benchmark for Australian Sangiovese

Heathocte and Sangiovese are a hand in glove fit.  Whistling Eagle has long produced a prototypical example of the variety.  The 2022 vintage release is on form; savoury and fine with filigree tannins.

Swinney Grenache 2021 - " awesome wine from an awesome site."

Grenache is responsible for some of Australia's most compelling wines at present.  Frankalnd River producer Swinney is leading the way with its lithe, mid-weight Rhone-inspired Grenache grown in the region's ironstone hilltops.,

Apsley Gorge Pinot Noir 2021 - Burgundy-inspired Pinot Noir from Tasmania's east coast

Apsley Gorge Pinot Noir 2021 could well go down as the 'best ever' from this much-loved Tasmanian winery.  It has great fruit purity and is wonderfully elegant.  Patience will be well rewarded with this wine, as it will benefit from a few years…

Schloss Gobelsburg Gruner Veltliner Loess 2022 - 850 years of winemaking heritage

With a history dating back over 850 years, Schloss Gobelsburg boast a rich winemaking heritage.  Its regional Gruner Veltliner is a great introduction to the estate.  It punches well above its price and is a textbook example of the variety.…

Bodega Colome Estate Malbec 2021 - super high altitude Argentinean Malbec

High altitude viticulture takes on an entirely different meaning at Bodega Colome, Agrentina's oldest winery.  The Estate Malbec draws on fruit grown as high as 3,100 metres elevation.  It is a savoury and serious Malbec.

Cellar-release Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc 2009 - perfectly cellared Right Bank-inpsired red

Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Merlot Cabernet Franc is Australia's benchmark Merlot-dominant blend.  Pay current release pricing for a perfectly cellared wine sourced direct from the winery.

Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino 2021 - “The 2021 Rosso di Montalcino is an immediate standout…”

As one of the founding estates of Brunello di Montalcino, Il Poggione is a bastion of quality and consistency.  Its 2021 Rosso di Montalcino is very much a 'Young Brunello'. 

Rill House Chardonnay 2021 - refined Macedon Ranges Chardonnay

The tiny Rill House Vineyard situated at 650 metres elevation in the Macedon Ranges is the source of the one of the best barrel-fermented Chardonnays we have come across in recent times.  Made by Curly Flat winemaker Matt Harrop.

Santorini Assyrtiko - one of the world's great wines

The world is starting to clock on to the quality of Assyrtiko from the Greek island of Santorini.  At its best, Santorini Assyrtiko is a rival to grand cru Chablis amd the very best dry Rieslings.  Argyros is one of the island's top producers.…

Rustenberg Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2022 - full-flavoured South African Chardonnay

The history of Rustenberg winery dates back over 300 years.   Rustenberg Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2022 delivers plenty of Chardonnay flavour cosetted by well judged nutty, spicy oak.

Feathered Friends Shiraz Cabernet 2021 - the collaboration of two Heathcote icons

Feathered Friends is a classic Aussie 'Claret' fashioned by top Heathcote producers Wild Duck Creek and Whistling Eagle,  At $20 per bottle in a straight dozen, it is an outstanding wine for everyday drinking.

Domaine de Colette Beaujolais Villages 'Coteaux de Colette' 2021 - serious wine at a ridiculously good price

Sourced from a small plot of 60+ year old vines grown on a granitic outcrop. Domaine de Colette Beaujolais Villages 'Coteaux de Colette' 2021 is a serious wine for a very modest price.

Kelvedon Estate Pinot Noir 2022 - “I know of no better value Pinot in Australia”

Established in Tasmania's east coast in the late 1990's, Kelvedon Estate has long supplied Bay of Fires and the House of Arras, retaining a small amount of fruit for bottling under the estate label.   Its 2022 Pinot Noir is a cracking Pinot…

Durand® Vintage Wine Cork Remover - the tool the pros use

Anyone who has cellared and drunk mature bottles of wine sealed under cork knows how much of a challenge removing old, crumbly corks can be.  This is where the Durand® Vintage Wine Cork Remover comes into play. 

Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Kabinett 2022 - legendary estate, great vineyard, superb vintage

Slightly against expectations, the hot and dry 2022 vintage has produced some outstanding Mosel Rieslings, particularly at Kabinett level.  Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Kabinett 2022 is a classic example of the style.

Domaine Jaume Cotes du Rhone 2020 - great value all-rounder

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.

Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico 2021 - "...a model of excellence."

2021 is one of the best vintages for Chianti Classico in the past 25 years.  Rocca di Montegrossi produces outstanding wine rgeardless of vintage.  The estate's 2021 vintage release is a 'must buy' for lovers of Tuscan Sangiovese.

Best of 2020 Bourgogne Blanc - mixed six-pack offer

With the benefit of a couple of years in bottle, Bourgogne Blancs from the 2020 vintage are just starting to enter their drinking prime.  This offer features three wines including Domaine AC, Maison Henri & Gilles Buisson and Domaine de la Vougeraie.…

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.…

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

"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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

Domaine de Colette Beaujolais Villages 2021 - 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.

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.