Tag Archives: 2011

An Australian First Family d’Arenberg

With Australia Day upon us, I thought it was time to revisit one of the first wineries I visited after I moved to Melbourne. Back then, the Yarra Valley was nothing more than a tourist trap to me, and the … Continue reading

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Duemani Altrovino 2011, Toscana, Italy

AUD$65 from Prince Wine Store. Duemani is owned by a husband and wife duo of Luca D’Attoma and Elena Celli on the coast of Tuscany. Their Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Merlot vines reside on land with unhindered picturesque views of … Continue reading

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Michael Hall Roussanne 2011, Barossa Valley, SA

$32 from Cloudwine. With the Barossa Valley having secured an international reputation for Grenache and Shiraz, the continual absence of white Rhone varietals remains a perplexing issue. Michael Hall is one of few on the valley floor who does produce lovely … Continue reading

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Sieber Road GSM 2009, Barossa Valley, SA

$19 from Cloudwine. Sieber Road is a small family business run out of the Western region of the Barossa Valley. Their wines are well-priced, and good discounts are available on dozen orders. This GSM (current vintage $200/dz) has settled down … Continue reading

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TarraWarra, Yarra Valley (No Cistercian monks = no beer room)

TarraWarra Estate was established in 1983 by the Besen family on the land originally owned by the founder of The Age , David Syme. Nearby, the Cistercian monks established their order, but if the monks at TarraWarra Abbey had drawn on … Continue reading

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