Tag Archives: Marsanne

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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Mount Pleasant Cellar Aged Elizabeth Semillon 2007, Hunter Valley

It’s warmed up quite nicely for this F1 Sunday in Melbourne. The rains on Friday washed away Melbourne’s dusty stink and I’m savouring every bit of sunshine possible. As much as I go for Mercedes-Benz and Hamilton, I wasn’t big … 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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What’s the Story, Rory Morning Glory? The Story Wines

I was intending to hang on to these other bottles of Story shiraz for longer, but there is a tasting coming up soon at B’Stilla with Rory Lane where there will be the opportunity to taste through 10 vintages. So … Continue reading

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The Story Wines Westgate Blanc 2013, Grampians, VIC

$28 direct from winery. This is the other white in the portfolio. A Rhon-esque blend of Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier grown at the Westgate Vineyard, site of their best Shiraz grapes. The 3 rows of Marsanne and 1 each of … Continue reading

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