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Marchand & Burch Chablis 2020 - textbook sub-$50 Chablis

The colloboration of Burgundy vigneron Pascal Marchand and Howard Park proprietor Jeff Burch is the source of some outstanding wines from the 2020 Burgundy vintage.   Their village level Chablis ticks all the boxes and is exceptional value…

Adelina McLaren Vale Shiraz 2021 - the modern face of McLaren Vale

Dubbed "one of Australia's best winemakers", Adelina's Col McBryde has a deft hand with Shiraz.  Adelina McLaren Vale Shiraz 2021 is a quintessential modern Australian red - ripe but not over-ripe, negligible oak influence, medium bodied and big…

Domaine AC Bourgogne Rouge 2019 - best ever release for this label

The 2019 vintage release is the best ever offering of Domaine AC Bourgogne Rouge.   It delivers a beautiful combination of floral aromatics, ripe fruit and earthy complexity.

Chateau Hyot Cuvee Prestige - 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.

Giaconda Nantua releases - Shiraz 2019 and Roussanne 2021

With no Giaconda Chardonnay available Nantua Shiraz 2019 (100% Warner Vineyard fruit) and Roussanne 2021 are the one and only way to get your fill of Giaconda this year.  The Roussanne is a superb alternative to Chardonnay and will blossom with…

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.

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…

Pondalowie Shiraz 2017 - the 'Grange beater's' baby brother is the perfect everyday Shiraz

Over the years, Pondalowie Special Release Shiraz has earned the moniker 'Grange-beater'.  It's sibling, Pondalowie Shiraz, is the perfect everyday Shiraz.  It's the wine to drink while your Special Release is enjoying a quiet slumber.

Chateau Suduiraut 2011 - “This is the best young Suduiraut of the last 15 years."

2011 was an outstanding vintage for Sauternes.  Few properties produced better wines in 2011 than first growth Chateau Suduiraut. It delivers a near perfect balance of luscious sweetness, fresh acidity and botrytis-driven complexity.

Two Henschke icons - Hill of Grace 2017 + Mount Edelstone 2017

The mild 2017 growing season has produced two outstanding wines in the shape of Hill of Grace and Mount Edelstone.  Both have a distinct 'cool and sophisticated' personality. SOLD OUT

Vasse Felix Tom Cullity 2018 - "Sensational. Astounding. A wine for the ages.”

Since the inaugural 2013 vintage release, Vasse Felix Tom Cullity has entrenched itself as one of the top new world Cabernets.  2018 was a great Margaret River vintage and Tom Cullity well and truly delivered the goods.  This is world class…

Two Paddocks Picnic Riesling - Central Otago's 'quiet achiever'

Although best known for its Pinot Noirs, Central Otago is perfectly suited to the production of aromatic white wines.  Picnic Riesling is the quiet achiever in the Two Paddocks line-up.  There are few better matches for Asian cuisines.

Banchetto del Cinghiale Chianti- last stocks of 2019 vintage

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.

Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 - a small vintage of great quality

In fine wine terms, Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon is about as close you can get to a 'blue chip' stock.  It is Australia's most collected Cabernet with good reason.  The mild 2019 growing season has again produced a wine of outstanding quality.…

98-point Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2019 - a reference point for new world Pinot Noir

Ata Rangi ranks among the benchmark producers of Pinot Noir in the new world along with the likes of Oregon pioneer Eyrie Vineyards and California's Littorai.  The 2019 vintage sets a high water mark even by the lofty standards of Ata Rangi. …

Wind the clock back - Premier Cru Chablis for less than $60 per bottle

Domaine du Chardonnay Chablis 1er Cru Montmains 2018 is the real deal.  This is high quality Chardonnay with a twist of oyster shell minerality.  Pay just $57 per bottle.

Spain's answer to Chablis - Forjas de Salnes 'Leirana' Albarino

'Leirana' Albarino from small producer Forjas de Salnes is one of the best examples of Albarino.  It delivers outstanding fruit purity and complex wet stone minerality.  It makes a wonderful alternative to Chablis.

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.

Whistling Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 - it's not just about Shiraz!

Although Shiraz takes centre stage at Whistling Eagle, the Cabernet Sauvignon is a very smart wine too, and keenly priced to boot.   2018 sets a new quality bar for this Heathcote Cabernet.

Cullen Diana Madeline 2020 - an Australian classed growth

With a rich history spanning over four decades, Cullen is an Australian Cabernet icon.   Qualitatively, Diana Madeline is the equivalent of a Bordeaux Left Bank 2nd or 3rd growth.

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…

Sandro Fay 'Tei' Rosso di Vatellina - light on its feet alpine Nebbiolo

Valtellina and its baby brother Rosso di Valtellina are the source of compelling examples of alpine Nebbiolo.  This example, from Sandro Fay, is light on the hip pocket.  Its gentle personality and light, sandy tannins make it a perfect early…

Tony Bish Skeetfield Chardonnay 2020 - "A compelling superstar."

Tony Bish Skeetfield Chardonnay ranks among the icons of new world Chardonnay.  The just released 2020 vintage, a great year for Hawke's Bay Chardonnay, is bang on the money.

Domaine Jaume Cotes du Rhone Rouge - perfect everyday drinking

Domaine Jaume's Cotes du Rhone Rouge is one of the best examples of its type in the Australian market.  Laden with juicy cherry and raspberry fruit interwoven with exotic spice, it is the 'guilt free' wine to enjoy anytime.

Forty Paces Macedon Ranges Pinot Noir 2019 - "It's an excellent Pinot Noir."

Forty Paces Pinot Noir is the latest addition to the pantheon of great Macedon Ranges Pinots. 

Vougeraie 2019 'Terres de Famille' Bourgognes - what a way to follow up 2018!

The Bourgogne Blanc and Bourgogne Rouge from Domaine de la Vougeraie under the "Terres de Famille' label are benchmark expressions of entry level Burgundy.   The 2018 vintages were excellent - the 2019's are just as good, perhaps better.

'Baby' Chateauneuf-du-Pape from the hillside village Vinsobres

Domaine Jaume Vinsobres Altitude 420 2017 is proof positive of the quality and great value than can be found in the villages of the southern Rhone.  Pay just $30 per bottle.

Verdicchio - one of Italy's hidden gems - 'white wine for red wine drinkers'

With more than one quarter of the world's vitis vinifera, Italy is blessed with enormous diversity.  Verdicchio is one of the jewels in the crown of Italian wine.   The organically grown example represents outstanding value for money.

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 Henri + Gilles Buisson - grand cru red Burgundy from the hill of Corton

Domaine Henri + Gilles Buisson makes a small quantity of Corton Renardes Grand Cru from a plot of vines that immediately abut those of Domaine Leroy. 

The 'Grange-beater' is back - Pondalowie Special Release Shiraz 2017

The 2017 vintage of Pondalowie Specvial Release Shiraz is the sleekest and most compact example of this legendary full-bodied Shiraz we have seen.  It is a veritable thoroughbred of a wine.

Tony Bish Heartwood Chardonnay 2020 - "A classy Chardonnay from a top vintage."

Tony Bish declared "2020 was a stellar vintage for Hawke's Bay Chardnnistas and our Heartwood Chardonnay perfectly captures that!"  What more needs to be said?

Domaine Henri + Gilles Buisson - biodynamic Burgundy from St Romain

With roots running deep in the village of Saint Romain, Domaine Henri and Gilles Buisson is the source of some of the best value for money white and red Burgundy on the Cote d'Or.   These wines are proof positive that value can be found in…

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!

Thierry Mothe - high quality Chablis

Thierry Mothe produces textbook Chablis, with notes of gunflint, grapefruit pith and crushed stones.  You'd be hard pressed to find a better $50 Chablis in Australia today.

Cellar release 2010 vintage Wild Duck Creek Alan's Cabernet

Alan's Cabernet is the 'joker in the pack'.  Ironically, the estate's first vineyard was planted to Bordeaux varieties.  This perfectly cellared release, from the great 2010 vintage, is drinking wonderfully now.  Very limited availability.

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. 

Jean Pernet Brut Tradition NV - great value Champagne

Jean Pernet Brut Tradition NV is from a small, quality-driven family-owned house.  With vineyard holdings in some of the greatest premier and grand cru villages in the Cote de Blancs, it serves it up to the big volume brands.

Neil 'Limefinger' Pike - 2021 Clare Valley Riesling releases

Riesling legend Neil Pike may have entered retirement, but he couldn't resist dabbling with his beloved Riesling grape.  The 2021 vintage releases under his Limefinger label are the distillation of 40 years experience with Clare Valley Riesling.

Chateau de Ribebon Bordeaux Superieur 2018 - sub-$30 red Bordeaux

At the offer price of just $26 per bottle, Chateau de Ribebon is a cracking value entry level red Bordeaux. The 2018 is a more than worthy successor to the exceptional 2016 vintage release.

Langmeil cleans up at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2021

Langmeil's Three Gardens Viognier Marsanne Roussanne 2020 took all before it at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2020.  It took out the gong for Best Wine Blend and was awarded a gold medal, the only wine in its class to score gold.

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 2020 - 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.

J.M. Lentini Eden Valley Syrah - is this the Grange-beater Version 2.0?

J.M. Lentini Eden Valley Syrah 2016 has been a star performer at our monthly Shiraz Challenge this year, beating all-comers, including Penfolds Grange.

Paradigm Hill - benchmark Australian Pinot Noir

Paradigm Hill has risen to the upper echelon of new world Pinot Noir under the exacting guidance of vigneron George Mihaly.  The estate's 2019 vintage releases marry power and elegance to a tee.

Shaw + Smith Shiraz 2019 - “This vision of cool-climate Shiraz marks a new age of measured sophistication.”

The 2019 vintage of Shaw + Shiraz takes this benchmark cool climate Shiraz to another level.  At the offer price, it undoubtedly represents one of Australia's best wine values.

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…

The best wine Brian Croser has made in a 50+ year career - Tapanappa Tiers Chardonnay 2020

When an industry legend like Brian Croser lauds a wine as the best he has made in a career spanning over 5 decades, it's time to sit up and take notice.  Tapanappa Tiers Chardonnay 2020 is the real deal.

Domaine Jaume Cotes du Rhone 2019 - 'guilt free' cool weather 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.

Chateau Aspras Cotes de Provence Rose 'Les Trois Freres' 2021 - new vintage just landed

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.

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 2020 - 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.

Altera Terra Sanctus Shiraz 2019 - from Giaconda to Paradise IV to Canberra district

Doug Neal is a master in the art of making fine cool climate Shiraz.  The inaugural release of his Altera Terra Sanctus Shiraz is one of the most exciting new Shiraz releases we have seen in a long time.

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.

Kylie Minogue Signature Rose - we are so lucky!

Our own Kylie has branched into the wine game.  Just like Kylie, this wine is full of personality and lots of fun.  We all need a guilty pleasure and this is a pretty good one!

Domaine AC - hip pocket-friendly white Burgundy

At $35 per bottle, Domaine AC Bourgogne Blanc ticks all the boxes.  This is smart white Burgundy at an even smarter price!

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.

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.

Mount Moriac - great value Geelong Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

You'll be hard pushed to find better value cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir anywhere else in Australia.  The quality from Mount Moriac befits wines that a priced over $30 per bottle.