Category Archives: Rutherglen

Rochford Winery, Yarra Valley (Our day on the greens without Segways)

If you’re headed down to Day On The Green in the Yarra Valley, then you will be enjoying the fresh summer lawns of Rochford winery. With Jimmy Barnes lined-up in December and Angel & Cheap Trick in February, there is … Continue reading

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Morris Wines Durif 2009, Rutherglen, VIC

Durif, a hybrid of Shiraz blood (with Peloursin for those trivia duffs), has been a mainstay in the Rutherglen region since the mid 1950s, in part thanks to David Morris’ efforts. Originally a grape imported into Australia for the purpose … Continue reading

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The Ports of Morris and Stanton & Killeen (Part 3)

After tasting the recent vintages, we shifted to ports of ages past. So in the third bracket, we evaluated how the Morris and Stanton & Killeen VPs stood up to the test of time by tasting VPs that were 10, … Continue reading

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The Ports of Morris and Stanton & Killeen (Part 2)

This is a continuation of the introductory tasting of fortifying spirits (Part 1). The next bracket was set up to showcase Morris and Stanton & Killeen as distinct but traditional styles of the Rutherglen. General comments about the wines in … Continue reading

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The Ports of Morris and Stanton & Killeen (Part 1)

Within Australia, when port or fortified wines become the topic of conversation, there is only one region which emerges in my mind – Rutherglen. However in recent years, this region of immense historical richness has been enduring a marketing nightmare … Continue reading

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