At last – a new and improved website! Easier ordering, beautiful photography and more detailed information... This coupled with new wine release dates make up some of the radical changes taking place here this year.
These changes have been made after receiving your feedback. We were told you would prefer to receive our wines more quickly after placing an order with us. Therefore our annual release will now take place in mid April of each year once the wines are ready for delivery.
Having been one of the very first wineries in Australia to sell via the Internet back in 2001, our still-original website had become very much outgrown and outdated! The new website will be much easier to use, navigate and place orders. It will also facilitate better communication with you in future.
To celebrate all of these changes, we will begin to offer a selection of bottle aged and rare award winning wines direct from our cellar. This will include a small release of the extraordinary 2010 and 2011 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay! These wines are limited to 3 bottles of each per customer.
You are now also able to buy our current release 2013 Nantua Chardonnay. Our tasting notes for this wine are as follows:
"Bright in colour; straw gold tinged with green Peach and nectarine fruit coming to the fore, then complex lees derived characters which mingle with ginger and orange zest aromatics. White stone fruits fill the palate in a controlled manner – textural roundness precisely framed by oak and acid. Fittingly, the flourish in the tail delivers a timely reminder of the mineral qualities from granite soils, with a dry and fine savoury finish."
Our next major release (2013 vintage wines) will be on 15 April 2015, as opposed to each November as we have done in the past. This means your wines will be already in bottle for prompt delivery once your order has been confirmed. Our En Primeur offer (2014 vintage wines) will also be made available at the same time. All our these wines will be offered at prices comparable to the last vintage.
On a final note, an enormous thank you to our outgoing Sales and Marketing Manager – Russell Branton and wife Tricia for 20+ years of dedicated service. Congratulations on your retirement!
Regards, Rick Kinzbrunner
"This challenges Giaconda’s Chardonnay for top ranking in the stable; it has an utterly seductive mouthfeel..." James Halliday, The Weekend Australian Magazine
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