Tag Archives: Viognier

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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Massena The Surly Muse Viognier 2010, Barossa Valley, SA

Purchased from Cloudwine $20. Pulled this last bottle out from my fridge today. Current vintage 2013. Made from 100% Viognier, the Massena Surly Muse 2010 is well ripened with intense notes of peaches, poached pears, honeysuckle and a whiff of fennel … 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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