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List of Producers

Listed below are the Producers we list wines for. We believe we've got a superb selection including some of the smaller, 'boutique', family owned/run wineries. In our opinion they all have one thing in common: produce fantastic, top quality wines.

A Mano

A Mano - Italy Puglia

By producing wines of such quality, Mark Shannon and his partner, Elvezia Sbalchiero, have succeeded in making Primitivo one of Italy’s most talked about grape varieties. By paying high prices for the best grapes (from 70 to 100 year old vines) and focussing solely on quality and a modern style, they have revolutionised the style and quality of Primitivo. Part of the reason for the continued success of A Mano is the greater knowledge that Mark and Elvezia have after six vintages (the first was as a consultant for somebody else) in the region. Not only are they getting access to Salento’s best grapes, but their growers have also come to realise that if they want the higher price paid by A Mano, they need to provide even better grapes than in previous years.

Alamos

Alamos - Argentina Mendoza

The philosophy behind the Alamos range is to make flavourful, drinkable wines that preserve each varietals distinctive aroma, flavour and texture. Some of the Alamos wines acquire additional complexity from moderate oak ageing.

Allegory

Allegory - Australia Western Australia

Allegory is a range of expressive varietal wines that showcases the elegance and vibrancy typical of Western Australia. They are made by Howard Park, a family-owned winery founded in 1986, and one of the state’s best respected producers. Howard Park have a unique combined expertise in both the Margaret River and Great Southern regions, and by carefully blending selected parcels of fruit from each, they allow Allegory to capture the essence of Western Australia.

Allegrini

Allegrini - Italy Veneto

Producers such as Allegrini are very rare indeed. The quality of the wines they produce from their 70 hectares of vineyard – across the range and from vintage to vintage – is both stellar and impeccable. They have fruit, balance, intensity, length, elegance, tipicity and, above all, drinkability. In short, they are among the élite of the world’s best producers of red wines.

Aloe Tree

Aloe Tree - South Africa Paarl

Aloe Tree is an exciting new project sourcing wines from the Paarl region of South Africa through Simonsvlei winery. The iconic Aloe Tree image is sure to be familiar to anyone who has travelled widely through the Cape and is an important part of the biodiversity which South Africa is famous for.

Alpha Domus

Alpha Domus - New Zealand Hawkes Bay

Alpha Domus is wholly owned by the Ham family who came to New Zealand from The Netherlands in the 1960s. Today they work with winemaker Kate Galloway to produce a range of white and red wines. The Alpha Domus estate is located 20 kilometres from the coast and comprises 35 hectares of relatively infertile free-draining silt loam soils overlaying river gravels which are ideal for the production of great wines. The vineyards, which are predominantly planted with Bordeaux grape varietals, are all tended by hand, using environmentally sustainable methods. In recognition of this Alpha Domus is an accredited member of Sustainable Wine Growing New Zealand. The family philosophy is to `produce wines representative of their terroir; that display good varietal character; are powerful without forsaking the qualities that make a wine enjoyable right through to the last drop`. This philosophy comes shining through in their range, which includes the award-winning Bordeaux blends The Navigator and The Aviator, and with their softly aromatic whites.

Alpha Zeta

Alpha Zeta - Italy Veneto

Matt Thomson ensures that these wines improve with every vintage. Working with selected parcels of grapes where he has managed to convince growers to reduce yields and pick later (and, as a result, riper) he has produced some startlingly good wines.

Amayna

Amayna - Chile Central Valley

Amayna needs little introduction given its meteoric rise to the top over the past 5 years. The Garces Silva family were the pioneers of the now revered Leyda Valley, bringing with them the much needed water resources that all other growers in the region rely on. The single minded pursuit of excellence is what underpins Amayna. The 24 hectares of vines selected for Amayna are grown on the poor soils of the gently sloping coastal hills that make up the Leyda Valley. Sandwiched between the Coastal Mountain range and the Pacific, this unique terroir is home to Chile’s most highly praised Sauvignons, Syrahs and Pinots – not to mention complex, ageworthy Chardonnays.

Angas Brut

Angas Brut - Australia South Eastern Australia

Angas Brut. Its name, consistency and tradition of quality make it one of the most popular sparkling wines in the world. Angas Brut was created in the mid 1980s, and since then the intention has been to provide maximum flavour and quality at an affordable price. Bottle fermentation and the classic grape varieties of Champagne - Pinot Noir and Chardonnay - have given Angas Brut complexity and freshness with a fine bead and creaminess on the palate.


Antonio Camillo - Italy Tuscany

Antonio Camillo is the winemaker for Poggio Argentiera but also owns two vineyards totalling 5 hectares in the Maremma Laziale in the very south of Tuscany. The climate is Mediterranean and the Ciliegiolo variety ripens beautifully here. His very old vine `Vallerana Alta` was described in Decanter Magazine (February 2012) as `Italy’s best Ciliegiolo`. The Ciliegiolo varietal is believed to be either the parent, or the offspring of Sangiovese.

Azamor

Azamor - Portugal Alentejo

Alison and Joaquim Luis Gomes bought this property in 1998 and planted their first vineyard in 2001. Their aim, from the outset, was to produce one of the area's - and Portugal's - most outstanding wines. Today, they have 25 hectares of vineyard on their 260 hectare estate, planted with Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Alicante, Syrah, Mourvedre, Merlot and Petit Verdot.

Barton

Barton - South Africa Walker Bay

Set on gentle slopes of the Kogelberg overlooking the Botriver Valley to Walker Bay are Barton`s vineyards, olive groves, essential oil plantations and villas. With its frost-free climate and exposure to the cool sea breezes, it is here on Barton that exceptional award-winning wines are produced.

Battle of Bosworth

Battle of Bosworth - Australia South Australia, McLaren Vale

Battle of Bosworth is one of the most exciting producers from the McLaren Vale, producing a series of outstanding single vineyard wines from estate grown fruit. Owner Joch Bosworth is regarded as a brilliant viticulturalist as well as a top class winemaker, and the Bosworth vineyards are among the most beautiful we have ever seen.

Bella Modella

Bella Modella - Italy Veneto

Bella Modella is a thing of great beauty: elegant, sassy and beguiling. It is a form whose beginning and end are seamless. Good value wines.

Belle Vigne

Belle Vigne - France Languedoc


Bollinger

Bollinger - France Champagne

Champagne Bollinger was founded in 1829, and is still 100% family owned today. Somewhat unusual for a Champagne House, Bollinger have been growers and producers from the outset. 70% of Bollinger's grape supply comes from its own vineyards. This is a minimum, set out in Bollinger's Charter of Ethics and Quality, which was published in 1992. This Charter confirms the House's commitment to true standards of excellence, and reinforces their stubborn determination to maintain those standards that have made Bollinger a watchword for the quality of Champagne.

Bonacchi

Bonacchi - Italy Tuscany

Cantine Bonacchi grow the best Tuscan grapes and make them into Montalbano, in the heart of the Chianti production zone. The winery also began bottling thier wine when the new generation of the fanily began working. Modern technology enables Cantine Bonacchi to offer consumers excellent products and special attention to organic production. Cantina Bonacchi, founded in 1965, is a family owned winery that is situated in the heart of the Montalbano Hills, that lie between the towns of Florence and Pistoia in Tuscany. The family owns 40 hectares of vineyards in the Chianti Montalbano area and a winery with 20 hectares of vineyards in the Chianti Classico area near Siena. All Tuscan wines are produced either from their own grapes or from grapes sourced from long term contract growers. Harvesting is done both manually and mechanically. In 1998 a very modern plant, in the heart of the winery, was completed and gained ISO 9002 certification. The winery boasts of 2 fully automated bottling lines, a large vinification plant and an old cellar for the ageing of fine wines in barriques and oak barrels. The family’s main goal is to produce quality wines at reasonable prices. 50% of the production is exported to Europe, U.S.A and Japan whilst the remainder is sold to all sectors of the Italian market.

Bremerton

Bremerton - Australia South Australia, Langhorne Creek

This is a real family business - Craig & Mignonne Willson and their daughters Lucy & Rebecca. In 2001, Rebecca was named in the top five 'Winestate Magazine' winemakers of the year and 'The Wine Society Young Winemaker of the Year for Cabernet Sauvignon'. We believe she is a star moving into ascendancy!

Brokenwood

Brokenwood - Australia New South Wales, Hunter Valley

Established in 1970, Brokenwood Wines has evolved from a weekend venture for self-professed hobby winemakers into one of Australia’s most reputable wine labels. Founded by a trio of Sydney-based solicitors - Tony Albert, John Beeston and James Halliday- who paid a then record price of $970 per acre for a 10-acre block in the foothills of the Brokenback Ranges. Nowadays a deservedly fashionable winery producing consistently excellent wines.

Campbells

Campbells - Australia Victoria, Rutherglen

Campbells winery and vineyards are situated in the historic Rutherglen Wine Region of North East Victoria. Brothers Malcolm and Colin are the fourth generation to carry on the Campbell tradition started by their great grandfather John Campbell in Rutherglen in 1870. Together with their wives Jenny and Prue, they have forged a strong reputation for Campbells as a benchmark Rutherglen wine producer.

Candido

Candido - Italy Puglia

Alessandro Candido`s range is perhaps the most diverse and innovative to be found in Puglia, yet the wines continue to offer unbeatable value-for-money. The climate is Mediterranean with low rainfall, and ripening takes place slowly due to the striking contrast between day and night-time temperatures, resulting in a strong development of aromas, richness and concentration. This historic, family-owned property continues to amaze under the guiding hand of one of Italy`s top winemakers, Donato Lanati.

Cantina Mesa

Cantina Mesa - Italy Sardinia

This is one of the most exciting new wineries to come out of Sardinia in two decades. It is the brainchild of Gavino Sanna, a Sardinian who has lived in Milan for the past 50 years, where he built up one of Italy's most successful advertising agencies. On a whim, he decided to sell his agency and seek new challenges. One of these was the creation of a winery in Sulcis in south-western Sardinia. As might be expected from somebody with Sanna's background, the labels are striking. He has also ensured that the contents are equally striking. Stefano Cova, a young winemaker from Trentino, took over with the 2008 vintage, improving on an already high level of quality.

Cantine di Montalcino

Cantine di Montalcino - Italy Tuscany, Montalcino

Founded in 1975, the winery was then acquired by Cantine Leonardo da Vinci in 1990. There are ninety associate growers whose combined lands cover 108 hectares of land. The winery is located in the Val di Cave, one of the most beautiful and fascinating localities around Montalcino where many of the associate vineyards lie. Throughout each year, expert enologists, agronomists and other wine technicians collaborate with associate growers to produce grapes of the highest quality possible. The common objective of these professionals is to bring grapes to the winery that are in the best condition, perfectly matured and rich in those substances that allow for optimal vinification.


Cape Chamonix - South Africa Franschhoek

Cape Chamonix Wine Farm is situated on the eastern mountain slopes of the fertile Franschhoek Valley to the north of Cape Town.

Capezzana

Capezzana - Italy Tuscany

The Capezzana estate, 24 km north west of Florence, is owned by the Conti Contini Bonacossi family, and all seven children work in the business. The younger generation is now firmly in charge of the estate, with daughter Benedetta Contini Bonacossi as winemaker. The highly talented Stefano Chioccioli, a protégé of the well-known peripatetic winemaker Vittorio Fiore, is the estate’s wine consultant.


Carlo Pellegrino - Italy Sicily

The jewel in the Carlo Pellegrino crown are the dessert wines from the island of Pantelleria, a volcanic outcrop of black lava rock situated off the arid Tunisian coast and Italy’s southernmost DOC region. Pellegrino has invested over Ł2 million in the construction of a winery. Over 300 small growers are contracted to supply Pellegrino with premium quality Zibibbo (Moscato) grapes. Quality is guaranteed through strict pruning and the growers keep to below 30 hectolitres per hectare as part of the contract. The fruit is soft pressed and cool fermented to capture the wonderful freshness of the Zibibbo. Pellegrino produce two styles of wines. The Moscato has all the intensity and fruit aroma of the grape and the natural sweetness is beautifully balanced with good acidity. The Passito is made with about 20% sun dried grapes added to the must, the result is an elegant and complex tasting wine; delicious poured over ice cream.

Carmen

Carmen - Chile Maipo Valley

Carmen has been recognized for its quality and for being a pioneer in the Chilean wine industry. As an example, the Carmenere grape was discovered among the Carmen vineyards. Additionally the winery has been the leading producer of wines from organically grown grapes through its Nativa brand. Today Carmen is one of the most important Chilean wineries in the premium wine segment.

Carpentiere

Carpentiere - Italy Puglia

Blending seamlessly in with the landscape of the Murgia, within the perfectly preserved dry-stone walls of a jazzo and surrounded by vineyards, lies the modern, technologically advanced winery where Cantine Carpentiere turn their own grapes into wine. The grapes are carefully selected and harvested exclusively by hand, and only the company’s own grapes are used in the winery, where they are fermented at a low temperature for long periods, in keeping with the natural evolution of the fruit. The wines are then aged in large-size barrels so as to preserve the genuine characteristics of each grape variety. They are then bottled directly and exclusively in the winery, where strict organic production methods are scrupulously followed.

Casa Montes

Casa Montes - Argentina San Juan

Casa Montes is located 700 metres above sea level in the Tulum Valley in San Juan, the second largest wine producing area in Argentina. The winery was established in 1992 with the aim of becoming a boutique cellar producing top quality, good value wines. It is owned and managed by the Montes Family, a well-known and respected family who own San Juan’s foremost radio station and newspaper.

Casa Silva

Casa Silva - Chile Colchagua Valley

Vina Casa Silva was established in 1997 by Mario Silva, the fourth generation of one of Chile`s oldest winemaking dynasties. Mario set about buying back the land and vineyards formerly belonging to his wife`s family and modernising the old family winery. Plot by plot he reassembled the original vineyard holdings dating back to 1912. Within a year, the family`s winemaking tradition was re-born and Mario was joined by his eldest son, Mario Pablo Silva, who believed that the future of the family and Chilean wine industry lay in the production of estate grown and bottles, terroir-led wines of great individual character and quality.

Castelfeder

Castelfeder - Italy Trentino-Alto Adige

The Castelfeder Winery was founded in 1970 by A. Giovanett. The small private winery originally lay in the center of Neumarkt in the south of South Tyrol. In 1989 the founder’s son, Günther Giovanett, took over the management of the winery and at the same time, the winery was transferred to the small village of Kurtinig in the very south of South Tyrol. Today the Castelfeder Winery is located in the middle of South Tyrol’s southernmost vineyards, where mostly white varieties such as Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon and Gewürztraminer are grown. The administrative office however is still located in the historical center of Neumarkt. The purchase of new vineyards and close collaboration with the contracted winegrowers offer Günther Giovanett new possibilities of producing great wines through careful selection of the best production areas and well-aimed cultivation of choice varietals; a job he performs with enthusiasm.

Castillo Del Moro

Castillo Del Moro - Spain La Mancha

Castillo del Moro wines are sourced from one of the most advanced bodegas in la Mancha and they combine the traditional varieties of the region with international varieties such as Sauvignon and Syrah. Castillo del Moro represents the very best of modern Spanish winemaking but draws on a tradition that goes back centuries. The result is exceptional value for money and hugh drinkability.

Catena

Catena - Argentina Mendoza

The Catena wines are a blend of single varietal lots from the Catena family`s vineyards. Each vineyard is divided into lots that are harvested separately, and specially prepared to be part of the final blend of each Catena wine: Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Chardonnay. By blending components from different terroirs and altitudes, they aim to create the most balanced and expressive wine. Catena wines can be consumed shortly after release, but they are able to age beautifully for ten to twenty years.

Cave de Fleurie

Cave de Fleurie - France Burgundy, Beaujolais

The oldest co-operative in Beaujolais, Cave de Fleurie are responsible for making over a third of all AC Fleurie wine on behalf of its 320 members. Despite its size, the Cave's totally quality focussed and represents very good value. The wines are fresh, attractive and bright with clean fruit flavours - archetypal Beaujolais, in other words.

Cave de Hunawihr

Cave de Hunawihr - France Alsace

This small co-operative, founded in 1954, has 110 members and 200 hectares of vineyard in the Haut-Rhin, 9km from Colmar. It was rated the best co-operative in Alsace, and third in the whole of France, by La Revue du Vin de France in 2005. Winemaker Nicolas Garde started at the winery in 2004, and his influence is now being seen in the way the wines are improving with each vintage. The vineyards are planted with 24% Riesling, 21% Pinot Blanc, 18% Gewurztraminer, 14% Pinot Gris and 14% Pinot Noir.


Ceci - Italy Emilia Romagna

In 1938 Otello Ceci owned a busy and vibrant trattoria near Parma in Emilia, selling local speciality cured meats like Culatello, accompanied by deeply coloured glasses of Lambrusco. He decided to start making his own wine in 1939, and was soon courted by the top 400 grape growers in the area to have their fruit pressed by him. Today`s modern cellar was built in the 90`s and is currently run by Otello`s grand children, who have made Ceci a multi award winning point of reference for the highest quality Lambrusco.

Cellier des Princes

Cellier des Princes - France Southern Rhone

Created in 1924, the Cellier des Princes is the only cooperative cellar on the Chateauneuf du Pape area. The wines are vinified with a great number of grape varieties – up to thirteen for the Chateauneuf du Pape. The main grapes used are the Grenache, the Syrah or the Mourvedre together with a whole set of ancient varieties. The wines always reflect their origin : deepness of the pebbles for strength, dryness and hot sandy soils for power and spices, chalky sandstones for structure, clayey – siliceous hillocks for richness and roundness.

Centelleo

Centelleo - Spain La Mancha

Centelleo demonstrates our commitment and belief in all things Spanish. Sourced from an ultra modern producer in La Mancha, the range starts with a ripe, juicy Tempranillo and a bright, citrussy Viura Chardonnay - both at an unbelievable price for the quality and the package.

Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill - Australia South Australia, McLaren Vale

Chapel Hill winemaker, Pam Dunsford, has been making oustanding wines for over 25 years (with Chapel Hill since 1987). A perfectionist, whose intense attention to detail ensures that her wines are up with the very best.


Charles Smith - USA Washington

Winemaking is the new rock and roll. Or in Charles Smith’s case it is the new Danish Thrash Metal. Charles spent a decade in Europe managing various bands you’ll never have heard of (unless you misspent your youth in disused warehouses near the Copenhagen ring road) before seeing the light and heading to Washington State to plant vines. Fast-forward a dozen vintages or so and Charles still has the hair, the t-shirts and the attitude of his music days but has replaced the guitar pick for a corkscrew and the Jack Daniels for some supremely elegant Riesling and Syrah.


Chateau Coquillas - France Bordeaux

Part of Chateau de France which was built on the foundations of an ancient manor house, beneath which the original arched cellars still remain. The cellars and the house date from the 17th century and the property has retained the name of the foundations on which it was built. Now owned by the Thomassin family, the Chateau has 40 hectares of vineyards located on one of the highest slopes in Leognan.

Chateau de Parenchere

Chateau de Parenchere - France Bordeaux

Raphaël Gazaniol, who had returned from North Africa where his family had been winegrowers for two generations, fell in love with the estate and its terroir. He enlarged the estate from 90 to 153 unbroken hectares (222 to 378 acres), and almost entirely replanted the vineyards. He passed on his passion for winegrowing to his son Jean who took over the estate in 1981. Since then, he strived to meet the challenge he had set together with his father, of producing fine Bordeaux wines at Parenchčre, demonstrating that great wines can come from less well-known appellations. After studying economics he then learned about oenology with Professors Emile Peynaud and Pascal Ribereau-Gayon. As a result of this apprenticeship he endeavoured to constantly upgrade the quality of the wines produced on the estate, and succeeded in building a reputation which rapidly spread far and wide. In January 2005, Mr Per Landin, a great wine-lover from Sweden, in his turn fell in love with the estate, as well as the Parenchčre wines, and so became a new shareholder. With Jean Gazaniol, they are now working together to develop international recognition for Château de Parenchčre.

Chateau Ferbos

Chateau Ferbos - France Bordeaux

Situated on the magnificent plateau of Creons, has been known for the quality of its wines since the 18th century. The property belonged to the Hauteclocque family. In 1824, the Perromat family bought the vineyard and Xavier and Caroline Perromat are the current owners, following on from Jean Perromat. The exceptional quality of the gravelly terroir has helped to develop a solid reputation for the wines, both red and white. The speciality of Chateau Ferbos is that it produces AOP Graves wines in both red and white.

Chateau Fourcas Hosten

Chateau Fourcas Hosten - France Bordeaux

In 1810, Mr Hosten, who inherited the vineyards from his father, a lawyer in Bordeaux, ceded the vineyards to the Saint Affrique family who created Chateau Fourcas Hosten and brought it international renown. Renaud and Laurent Mommeja have been the new owners since September 2006. Recognised as one of the bourgeois Great Growths on the Médoc peninsula, Chateau Fourcas Hosten produces a wine whose balanced blending has always been hailed a success.

Chateau Jeandeman

Chateau Jeandeman - France Bordeaux

Chateau Jeandeman, perched high at 88m altitude on the peak of Fronsac, dominates the valley of Dordogne. Jeandeman benefits from an exceptionally sunny situation, thanks to its geographical location. Its soil, limestone & clay, posseses a rare characteristic: iron ore, which gives a unique touch, much sought-after in wine.

Chateau Ste Michelle

Chateau Ste Michelle - USA Washington

Chateau Ste. Michelle is the oldest winery in Washington state, with some of the most mature vineyards in the Columbia Valley, as well as control of an unrivalled proportion of that appellation’s plantings. The varietal Columbia Valley wines offer a consistent and well-priced expression of the Washington style: with cooler nights yet longe sunshine hours than California, exuberant fruit is balanced by crisp natural acidity. The single vineyard wines present more intense, focused renditions, each site being matched to the most suitable varieties. Horse Heaven is a freedraining volcanic slope where limited water availability keeps Sauvignon’s vegetation at bay; Canoe Ridge overlooksthe Columbia River, which moderates the temperature for even ripening in Chardonnay and Merlot. Cold Creek is the flagship vineyard, planted over thirty years ago; despite the name, the vineyard is dry and warm, giving Chardonnay and Cabernet of power and definition.

Chateau Treytins

Chateau Treytins - France Bordeaux, St Emilion

Chateau Treytins is perhaps better known for its Lalande de Pomerol wine but since 1998 it has also produced a Montagne St Emilion the largest of Saint-Emilion's satellite appellations. This vineyard is planted mostly with Merlot with a small amount of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon on argilo-calcareous soil.


Chereau Carre - France Loire

The Chereau family can trace their history in the Muscadet area all the way back to 1412. However, the business only really took off after the Second World War with the purchase of more vineyards and the Chateau de Chasseloir property which still houses the cellars. The family have a reputation for producing outstanding wines packed with classic Muscadet character: dry, crisp and fresh with a fresh bite of lemon and just a hint of richness from the sur lie ageing.

Clay Station

Clay Station - USA California

Part of the DFV group. During the mid-1990s, the Indelicato family sought the perfect place to try something new. After 75 years of growing grapes in Northern California, they knew that they wanted to stay close to home, and unfailingly visited every piece of land that came up for sale. When they stepped onto Borden Ranch and walked what was to become Clay Station Vineyard – they knew their search was over. Clay Station Vineyard is named after a historic stagecoach stop used during California's Gold Rush. Established in 1864 by Ivey Lewis Borden, a passionate horse-racing fan, the Borden Ranch was devoted to breeding thoroughbreds and Hereford cattle.

Clonakilla

Clonakilla - Australia New South Wales, Canberra District

John Kirk and his son Tim run this small family winery in the rolling hills north of Canberra. They produce a range of wines but their speciality is in the two varieties that originate from the Rhone Valley: Syrah (Shiraz) and Viognier. Clonakilla is probably one of the leading estates in Canberra and has the reputation as a leading Australian 'boutique' winery.

Clover Hill

Clover Hill - Australia Tasmania

Located in the Piper’s River region of NE Tasmania, Clover Hill was established in 1986 as a dedicated sparkling wine estate planted solely to traditional sparkling wine varietals – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. The 66 hectare property overlooking Bass Strait has a similar climate to the Champagne region of France. Vines are close spaced and planted on deep, red volcanic soil in a frost-free amphitheatre, orientated N-S to maximise sunlight exposure. Clover Hill's commitment to creating one of Australia’s finest sparkling wines is recognized with its awarding as ‘2005 Tasmanian Vineyard of the Year’ and its 1998 and 1999 vintages awarded Winestate Magazine’s Australasian Sparkling Wine of the Year’.

Corte Giara

Corte Giara - Italy Veneto

Corte Giara is the négociant label of Allegrini. The wines have a similar stamp of quality and a style and taste that, like their estate range, sets them aside from most of the Veronesi wines produced at this level.

Cossetti

Cossetti - Italy Piemonte

In 1891 Giovanni Cossetti began a business that would soon prove prosperous, changing the family farm into a winery. As a land of excellent wines, full of history and well recognised by end of the nineteenth century, Monferrato was an excellent wine-growing area from which the family, with its deep rooted ties to the area, established its philosophy of quality. It was Clemente, son of the founder, who would begin to make his wines known throughout Italy and abroad in the 1920s. Sons Giovanni and Mario in the following decades consolidated the business in all its aspects, from vineyard and cellar to marketing. It is now the family`s fourth generation who enthusiastically continue a history toward the future, beginning with the right balance of tradition and innovation, attention to developments in the market and above all in the tastes of those who love fine wine and its most distinguished terroirs.


Costa Vera - Chile Central Valley

Costa Vera is wines made from Central Valley fruit with the aim of consistency, quality and real value for money.


Cragganmore - Spirits & Liqueurs


Craggy Range

Craggy Range - New Zealand Hawkes Bay, Martinborough, Marlborough, Nelson

A new winery set up in 1997 by Terry Peabody and Steve Smith. They have specialised in single vineyard wines, in regions: Hawkes Bay, Martinborough, Marlborough, and Nelson.

Crystal Head

Crystal Head - Spirits & Liqueurs vodka

Crystal Head Vodka is an additive-free vodka manufactured by Globefill Inc. in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It was conceived of and founded by actor Dan Aykroyd and artist John Alexander in 2007.

Cullen Wines

Cullen Wines - Australia Western Australia, Margaret River

One of Australia's best small wineries. In 2000 winemaker Vanya Cullen became the Qantas/The Wine Magazine Winemaker of the year. She was the third recipient of this prize, the first Western Australian and the first woman to win the award. Vanya is the daughter of Di & Kevin Cullen, who were the first to plant a commercial vineyard in Margaret River (1966).

Cusumano

Cusumano - Italy Sicily

The Cusumano winery was established in 2001, when brothers Alberto and Diego, took over the management of the company from their father, Francesco. Cusumano are developing a reputation for quality, due in part to Diego and Alberto's setting the highest quality standards to every area of production, from vineyard to bottle to company identity. Testimony to this is the praise the winery has received from day one. Their flagship wine, Noa, was the first wine ever to receive a Tre Bicchieri at the Gambero Rosso on its very first vintage and the Italian and International awards have been flooding in ever since.

De Bortoli Wines

De Bortoli Wines - Australia New South Wales

De Bortoli Wines is a third generation family wine company established by Vittorio and Giuseppina De Bortoli in 1928. The couple emigrated to Australia from Northern Italy, from mountain villages at the foothills of the Italian Alps, near the historic town of Asolo. Their son, the energetic and dynamic Deen De Bortoli, (b 1936 – d 2003) expanded and consolidated the business created by his parents. Deen's children established De Bortoli's reputation for premium wine including icon dessert wine Noble One and the Yarra Valley wines.

DeAlto

DeAlto - Spain Rioja

A joint venture between Alliance Wine and the Fernandez de Manzanos family, DeAlto sets new standards for the region in terms of both quality and innovation.

Delas

Delas - France Northern Rhone

A rapidly improving merchant (now owned by Roederer) selling wines from the entire Rhone Valley, but owns its own vineyards in the Northern Rhone: Condrieu, Hermitage, Cote-Rotie.

Delicato

Delicato - USA California

Founded by Gasparé Indelicato in 1924, Delicato Family Vineyards goal has always been to grow the finest possible grapes, and then use those grapes to create premium wines at affordable prices. Nearly 85 years later, Gasparé`s original vision continues with the third generation of Indelicato family members. Nowhere is this more evident in the fact that Delicato has been named US Wine Producer of the Year an unprecedented three times at the International Wine and Spirits Competition along with countless individual awards for its wines. Affordably priced and created with intense character, Delicato wines deliver incredible value far beyond their price point. Available in six varietals, Delicato truly is a wine that is perfect for real life.

Delta

Delta - New Zealand Marlborough

Delta was established in 2000 with the aim of making top quality Pinot Noir from a single vineyard. The vineyard on the Delta farm, first established in 1848, has low vigour, clay soils planted with the best of the new Dijon clones of Pinot Noir in 2001 and 2002. This specialisation in Pinot Noir sets Delta apart from the crowd in Marlborough. The Sauvignon Blanc comes from a single vineyard in Dillonís Point, a part of Marlborough that Matt Thomson, one of Deltaís partners, has always rated highly for this variety.

Dexter

Dexter - Australia Victoria, Mornington Peninsula

Tod Dexter grows premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from his cool climate vineyard in a small east/west valley on the Mornington Peninsula. The vineyard has been set out to maximise all of its qualities. Planted on the north facing slope, it allows for maximum sunlight interception. This is most important in cool regions as it results in even sunlight on both sides of the vine allowing for even ripening.

Dezzani

Dezzani - Italy Piemonte

The Dezzani family name is held in the highest esteem in the region of Piedmont, particularly among the many growers dotted around the beautiful hills of Asti, Acqui, Alba and Monferrato with whom the family share an intimate knowledge and love of the region. The family coat of arms bears the motto “Virtute stat et labore” (Steadfast in virtue & labour) and each generation of the Dezzani family has guaranteed that this standard is lived up to. Located in Cocconato d'Asti, Dezzani was founded in 1934 by Luigi Dezzani, grandfather of the current owners, Franca, Luigi and Giovanni. Luigi's hard work and dedication to the promotion of Piemontese wines was recognised when he was awarded the 'Cavaliere del Lavoro', Italy's highest honour for entrepreneurial excellence. Today, his grandson and namesake carries on Luigi's legacy producing a significant range of classic Piemontese wines whilst maintaining strong relationships with growers, allowing Dezzani to pick and choose grapes from some of the best vineyards, acting as negociant for some of the best estates in the various DOC's and also finding time to chair the Barbera (of Asti and Monferrato) Consortium, the youngest person ever to have served in this capacity. Dezzani own a total of 40 hectares of vineyards in Monferrato and Langhe that yield grapes for their Casa Martelletti range, named after the 18th century palazzo in Cocconato which was lovingly and painstakingly restored over a 13 year period by the family. Overseen under the watchful eye of 'Mamma Ida', Casa Martelletti now houses the winery, guesthouse, restaurant, tasting room and shop.

Domaine Bernard Defaix

Domaine Bernard Defaix - France Burgundy, Chablis

Bernard Defaix, fourth generation of a family of vine-growers, started in 1959 with 2 hectares. Today the domain stretches over 26 hectares including vineyards in Chablis Premier Cru , Chablis and Petit Chablis. Today, the Domaine is run by Bernard Defaix's sons Sylvain and Didier, however, Bernard nevertheless continues to provide his expert advice to his two sons.

Domaine de Fussiacus

Domaine de Fussiacus - France Burgundy, Maconnais

Jean Paul Pacquet has now been joined by his son and together they are achieving more finesse and concentration at Domaine de Fussiacus. Planted exclusively with Chardonnay, the vineyards lie between 200 and 300 metres above sea level on east-south-east facing hills, catching the morning sun. Care in the vineyard and expert winemaking result in superb, balanced wines that fully express the terroir of Macon - rich with ripe citrus fruits.

Domaine de Montredon

Domaine de Montredon - France Languedoc

Domaine de Montredon is a family-owned estate in Castelnau de Gers, located beside the Thau lagoon, to the west of the Mediterranean's Golfe de Lyon.

Domaine Faiveley

Domaine Faiveley - France Burgundy

For more than 180 years the love of wine has been passed on from one Faiveley generation to the next. The Domaine has always remained in the same family and always completely independent. Today Erwan Faiveley is one of the youngest directors of a Burgundy Domaine on record. Erwan is keen to respect the traditions and savoir-faire of the Faiveley family, while paying great attention to the professionals around him, as his vision for the future begins to take shape. Domaine Faiveley is one of the largest vineyard owners in Burgundy. Almost selfsufficient, Faiveley makes 80 percent of its wines with fruit grown in the family’s vineyards and nearly all of its Côte d’Or wines.

Domaine Fichet

Domaine Fichet - France Burgundy, Maconnais

Domaine Fichet is located in Burgundy in the small village of Ige, and more precisely in the hamlet of Martoret. From a long line of wine-growers, only Francis Fichet took the risk of creating his own domaine withdrawing from the co-operative winery of the village during 1976. He prospered and the domaine now totals about 11 ha of vines, of which 3/4 are Gamay and Pinot Noir, the rest is Chardonnay. The various varietals can be found on the two slopes that surround the domaine. The south-east facing slope (benefiting from the rising sun), with its clay and limestone soil, is planted mainly to red varietals, Gamay and Pinot Noir as well as a portion of the whites (Aligot). The south-west facing slope (benefiting from the setting sun), is planted with Chardonnay vines which require more sun. The soil is rich in limestone and chalk which encourages the expression of the vine and favours terroir wines. This has produced a light, easy to drink, round and very fruity Chardonnay with aromas of stone fruit, peach and exotic fruit.

Domaine Grossot

Domaine Grossot - France Burgundy, Chablis

Domaine Corinne and Jean Pierre Grossot is anchored on the slopes of the famous village of Fleys. Grossot are operating organically and will be certified by 2014. The Grossot`s youngest daughter Eve's passion is being invested in the vines and wine. The focus is on the expression of terroir to develop fine, elegant wines which respect the traditional characteristics of Chablis. The wines are exclusively from the vineyards of the 18 hectare Domaine which has vines on beautiful plots of Chablis and Chablis Premier Crus Vaucoupin, Mont de Milieu, Coastal Troëmes, Fourchaume and Fourneaux.

Domaine Guy and Yvan Dufouleur

Domaine Guy and Yvan Dufouleur - France Burgundy, Cote de Nuits

The Dufouleur family have been merchants since 1610, but it is only recently that the new generation represented by Yvan & Yann decided to start distributing the family estate wines. Yann sorts out the export markets; Yvan does the winemaking. The vineyards extend from Fixin to Santenay and include exclusive ownership of Fixin`s Clos du Chapitre Premier Cru.

Domaine Jaegar-Defaix

Domaine Jaegar-Defaix - France Burgundy, Cote Chalonnaise

In October 2002, Hélčne Jaeger-Defaix, Didier`s wife, took over her first vineyard in Rully 1er cru Mont-Palais white ( South Burgundy ) from her great-aunt Henriette Niepce. This plot is a part of a wine-farm entirely situated in Rully 1er cru white and red that Hélčne was wishing to manage entirely in the future in order to carry on the viticultural tradition of the Niepce family, winegrowers since the 16th century. Henri Niepce, the great-grandfather of Hélčne, is one of the great figures of Rully. He enormously contributed in the 30`s for Rully to obtain the AOC (appellation d`origine contrôlée) and then to build its fame.

Domaine Laroche

Domaine Laroche - France Burgundy, Chablis

Domaine Laroche epitomises Chablis, with impeccable quality, and remarkable ownership of 100 hectares of vineyards, including 30 ha of Premier and 6 ha of Grand Crus. Founded in 1850, there is still a dynamism which permeates everything they do. Michel Laroche merged with another family-owned producer, Jeanjean, in 2009; he remains actively involved as does chief winemaker Denis de la Bourdonnaye. As part of their aim to retain purity and minerality in the finished wine, Laroche were the first Burgundian producer to move to screwcaps in 2002. In addition to their own vineyards, the domaine has developed long-standing purchasing partnerships with 40 small growers. The range is divided into `Laroche`, for the wines made from these partnerships, and `Domaine Laroche`, for those from their own holdings. The Laroche Petit Chablis and Chablis represent excellent value, and are made by Denis in exactly the same way as his Domaine wines, with utmost care to maintain the lively, pure and minerally character that typifies good AC Chablis.

Domaine Michelot

Domaine Michelot - France Burgundy, Cote de Beaune

Domaine Michelot is one of the largest domaines in Mersault. It is run by Bernard Michelot and his son-in-law Jean-Francois Mestre, with Bernard`s three daughters helping as well.

Domaine Patrick Vauvy

Domaine Patrick Vauvy - France Loire

Set above the banks of the Cher, on the deep sand of the south-facing slopes of Noyers, Patrick’s vineyards are ideally suited to the creation of immediately appealing and aromatic wines of great finesse. Patrick is continually striving to improve in the vineyards and cellar and is not afraid to experiment. In the vineyard, yields are controlled through pruning and thinning, only ripe fruit is harvested and he is often the last of his neighbours to start his harvest. Vinifications are at controlled temperatures in a range of thermo-regulated stainless steel and fibreglass vats in the estate’s recently extended and updated winery producing pure, ripe, aromatic Sauvignon as well as Malbec and a Rosé that stand out from the crowd.

Domaine Roux Pere et Fils

Domaine Roux Pere et Fils - France Burgundy, Cote de Beaune

Domaine Roux Pere et Fils is a family-run business based in the hills of St Aubin, at the southern end of the Cote d`Or. The family’s winemaking heritage stretches back to 1855 and it now owns over 70ha of vineyards, across the Cote d`Or, making it one of the largest independent domaines in Burgundy. The domaine owns vineyards in most of the main appellations, all the way up to Grand Cru.

Domaine Stephane Aladame

Domaine Stephane Aladame - France Burgundy


Domane Wachau

Domane Wachau - Austria Wachau

A fresh breeze has been sweeping through the 300 year old baroque wine cellar of Domäne Wachau for the past three years. Under the new, young team headed by general manager Roman Horvath and enologist Heinz Frischengruber, Domäne Wachau has established itself among Austria’s leading wineries. Domäne Wachau’s handcrafted wines from the steep terraced vineyards reflect the area’s inimitability. The wines are vinified with conscientious focus on terroir and express the mineral character derived from the primary rock soils of the Wachau.

Dominio Lasierpe

Dominio Lasierpe - Spain Navarra

Lasierpe (like many traditional Spanish producers) has undergone a winemaking revolution in order for its wines to compete internationally. A modern winery has been developed with huge investment in oak and technology. Coupled with improvement to winemaking, the packaging has also been addressed to reflect the modern, almost new world style of the wines. Utilising three levels of labels, Lasierpe is able to cater for all price levels. Finca Lasierpe focuses on youth, freshness and immediacy of fruit. Dominio Lasierpe are more classic, respecting the traditional Spanish ageing methods of Crianza and Reserva whilst the Flor de Lasierpe range are modern, iconic and full of Spanish flair.

Donnafugata

Donnafugata - Italy Sicily

Donnafugata means 'fleeing woman' - a reference to Queen Maria Carolina who escaped the court of Naples in the early 19th century with her husband Ferdinand IV of Bourbon when Napoleon’s troops arrived. The couple took refuge in Sicily at Santa Margherita Belice palace, also the favourite residence of celebrated writer Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa and depicted on the ‘Mille e Una Notte’ label. Tomasi di Lampedusa used the name Donnafugata to describe the country estates (where the Donnafugata vineyards are located) of the protagonist in his famous novel ‘Il Gattopardo’ (The Leopard). This was the inspiration for the estate’s trademark image - a woman’s head with a curling mane of windswept hair.

Dr Loosen

Dr Loosen - Germany Mosel

Ernst Loosen is a German winemaking hero, based in the Mosel, where he grows only Riesling. With plots in many of the region's most famous vineyards he makes fantastic wines that just scream fruit from the blue slate soils of these improbably steep slopes. His achievements were justly recognised by Decanter Magazine's decision to name him Man of the Year in 2005.

Drakensberg

Drakensberg - South Africa Paarl

Nestling in the Bergriver Valley which falls within the Paarl wine region, lies the village of Wellington. It is here that you find Cape Wine cellars, a new player in the South African wine industry, created when four wine cellars joined together bringing their wealth of expertise and direct contacts with some of the best growers in the region. With a typical Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers and cold wet winters, three soil categories dominate the valley, we can offer new world wine making from old style territory at its very best.

Dry Creek Vineyard

Dry Creek Vineyard - USA California

Dry Creek Vineyard is one of the few remaining family owned wineries left in California. With more than 35 years of grape growing and winemaking experience, our efforts continue to focus on the quality of wine in the bottle. When founder David Stare started Dry Creek Vineyard, he began the winery with a single-minded effort to offer the highest quality wine possible at a reasonable price. Dave realized that the success of the winery hinged upon providing that “something special” in the bottle to keep customers coming back for more. Today, the second generation continues to build upon those early-established values. Dave’s daughter, Kim Stare Wallace and her husband, Don Wallace, are wholly committed to the quality of wine produced at Dry Creek Vineyard. With an eye toward the future, Kim and Don continue their passion to produce high quality wines while being mindful of the original vision of the winery.


Duca di Castelmonte - Italy Sicily

Duca di Castelmonte is a brand new winery built in the heart of Marsala area, Cardilla, where the most important Sicilian grape varieties are grown sincecenturies. The winery, with a thermal capacity of 10,000 hl., has the best up to date technological equipments. In this place our wine-makers combining together a secular wine-making tradition and the most innovative techniques, produce superb table wines using the most interesting indigenous Sicilian grape varieties as Nero d`Avola, Grillo, Inzolia, Catarratto and Zibibbo.

d’Arenberg

d’Arenberg - Australia South Australia, McLaren Vale

d’Arenberg is an icon of the McLaren Vale, dating back to 1912. Chief winemaker Chester Osborn is the great-grandson of the founder, Joseph Rowe Osborn. Chester now oversees a stellar (and ever-expanding) range of strangely named and exquisitely crafted red and white wines. The oldest of the d'Arenberg blocks were first planted in the 1880s with Shiraz, and still contribute to the wines today.

Eberle Winery

Eberle Winery - USA California

A top rate producer from the fashionable Paso Robles region of California’s Central coast. Home to the `Rhone Ranger` movement and made famous by people such as Paul Drapers Ridge Winery, Paso Robles makes cracking Zinfandel and Syrah as well as some pretty smart Chardonnay and Viognier. Celebrating its 25th year in 2008, Eberle recently featured on Oz Clarke’s television adventures and has long been one of the most awarded wineries in the country.

Echeverria

Echeverria - Chile Curico Valley

Vina Echeverria is a long established Chilean estate winery fully owned and managed by the Echeverria family. They produce fine wines with a commitment to quality and excellence attainable only in a truly family enterprise. There is seven words that best describe the Echeverria enterprise: family, tradition, nature, technology, excellence, prestige and passion.


Edgebaston - South Africa Stellenbosch

David Finlayson purchased Edgebaston, a 30 hectare farm on the periphery of Stellenbosch, as a foil to his continued involvement in Glen Carlou, the estate that his father had established in the early 1990`s. The decision to sell the Paarl property prompted David to develop his own identity, developing a range of wines that have captured the imagination of drinkers both domestically and internationally.

El Escoces Volante

El Escoces Volante - Spain Calatayud

El Escoces Volante is the winemaking company set up in Calatayud by Norrel Robertson MW who has been based there since 2003. The wines are made through a collaboration between Norrel and Bodega San Gregorio where he has been able to work with individual growers for the last 6 years to source old vine blocks of exceptional quality and make wines with real character.


Elderton - Australia South Australia, Barossa Valley

Elderton is owned by the Ashmead family. Based in the heart of the Barossa and benefiting from 100 year old vines, Elderton is a world-class producer of premium table wines specialising in full-bodied reds.

Ernie Els

Ernie Els - South Africa Stellenbosch

Through his many travels around the globe Ernie has been exposed to and appreciated some of the world’s greatest wines, a developing interest which inevitably led in one direction – in 1999 the concept of Ernie Els Wines was born. As one of South Africa`s leading ambassadors and most recognizable of faces in the world of sport, it was fitting that Ernie should choose Stellenbosch to produce his wines, with vineyards located high up on the northern slopes of the Helderberg Mountain.

Falesco

Falesco - Italy Umbria

Falesco sits on the border between Umbria and Lazio, and has 360 hectares of vineyard in total.

Familia Zuccardi

Familia Zuccardi - Argentina Mendoza

Familia Zuccardi is one of the most forward thinking wineries in Argentina. Originally set up as a show piece vineyard to illustrate the effectiveness of an irrigation system designed by the present owner`s father. The irrigation system was a key constitute to the successful running of the vineyard, as the area around Mendoza is somewhat dessert like. The combination of careful irrigation, good levels of sunshine and a high degree of variation between day and night temperatures has enables Jose Alberto Zuccardi to harvest the finest quality fruit for vinification in his ultra modern winery.

Finca Manzanos

Finca Manzanos - Spain Rioja

Bodega Finca Manzanos, a family business devoted to the production of Rioja wine, has occupied an exceptional viewpoint over the cradle of Rioja Qualified Denomination of Origin wine, right where the waters of the Rivers Ebro and Ega meet, since 2002. The winery is the effort and experience of five generations of winemakers from the Fernández de Manzanos family. Making full use of the opportunities that new technologies have to offer, Finca Manzanos is a modern, different kind of winery. The goal was to take the leap from winemaking to wine tourism and open the winery to the general public. Certified by Equalitas Vitae, it is the first winery approved for visits by people with disabilities.

First Press

First Press - USA California

The family-owned vineyards of First Press Wine Cellars focuses on the two varietals which best exemplify California’s premier winegrowing region; a richly textured Cabernet Sauvignon and a brightly refreshing Chardonnay. These wines are handcrafted to express Napa Valley’s unique terroir, and First Press Wine Cellars produces exquisitely balanced, deeply textured wines that exemplify the best of Napa Valley.

Fonseca

Fonseca - Portugal Duoro

Robert Parker wrote in The Wine Buyer's Guide, `Fonseca is one of the great port lodges, producing the most exotic and most complex port. With its lush, seductive character, one might call it the Pomerol of Vintage ports.` James Suckling, in his authoritative book on Vintage Port, put it as follows: `The vintage Ports of Fonseca are perhaps the most consistently great of them all. Not only do they have a striking fleshiness and powerful richness when young, but they retain that youthfulness for decades.`


Fowles Wine - Australia Victoria, Strathbogie Ranges

Fowles Wine comes from the very cool-climate of the Strathbogie Ranges in Victoria. Amongst other innovations, they have pioneered wine specifically blended to match wild game. Whilst winning many of the best 'traditional' awards in the Australian wine scene and being named a "Winery to Watch" by Wine Spectator, Fowles Wine has a culture of doing things differently! (They are also the largest winery in Australia controlled by Gen Y.)

Franz Haas

Franz Haas - Italy Trentino

Franz Haas has been producing estate wines since 1880, the year in wich the present day winery was established. A family run estate, it was handed down through generations to the first-born son Franz Haas. Through the years and constant commitment of its owners and employees, this wine making estate has evolved into todays innovative winery. Our goal is to prodice quality wines that are the distinct expression of out terrior, with good aging potential and marked personality.

Fraser Gallop

Fraser Gallop - Australia Western Australia, Margaret River

Was established in 1999 and located in one of the world`s greatest premium wine-producing regions – Margaret River, Western Australia. Fraser Gallop Estate captures all of the elements of its terroir in the wine. At each stage everything necessary is done to ensure that the individuality of the Estate is reflected in the wines. From the selection of the site, to the care of the vineyard, to the respectful treatment of the fruit, they make no compromise in our commitment to the making of great wine.

Fritsch

Fritsch - France Alsace


Giovanni Puiatti ’Le Zuccole’

Giovanni Puiatti ’Le Zuccole’ - Italy Friuli-Venezia Giulia

The late Vittorio Puiatti had strong, uncompromising views on vinification and his son, Giovanni, now head of the business, continues to work in the tradition established by his father. The end results are intense, steely wines characterised by their ability to develop in bottle without the interference of oak. The wines are from the flatter area of Isonzo, and with exacting viticultural techniques and expertise in the cellar, fantastic wines are produced with great intensity and varietal flavour. The Le Zuccole wines are all sourced exclusively from the Isonzo DOC, here in the far Eastern corner of Italy the river Isonzo, with its floods and its bed movements makes this mainly gravelly soil ideal for growing grapes.

Giribaldi

Giribaldi - Italy Piemonte

Azienda Giribaldi Mario was founded at the beginning of the 20th century and is now being managed by a third generation of the family. The winery today produces a wide range of wines with the same passion as the previous generations. Based in the heart of the Langhe, an extraordinary wine growing land, they deliver both traditional wines, and modern organic derivatives of long held favourites. The production of their organic wines started in 2001 with the first wines being sold in 2004.

Glaetzer

Glaetzer - Australia South Australia, Barossa Valley

Winemaking patriarch Colin Glaetzer established his own label to create wines he’s passionate about – limited quantities of benchmark Barossa Valley reds. Today, Ben Glaetzer carries on this family winemaking tradition and has created a small, focused portfolio of classic Barossa Valley reds which draw on traditional Barossa viticulture but are unmistakably new wave Barossa in style. The exceptional fruit for all Glaetzer wines is supplied by a loyal group of third and fourth generation Barossa grape growers and comes from a small sub-region (1.5 sq miles) of the Barossa Valley called Ebenezer. The dry-grown vines range from 30-120 and are a unique part of Australia’s viticultural heritage producing wines of great intensity and elegance. The Australian Langtons Fine Wine Guide wrote `Glaetzer is one of the emerging stars of the Barossa... philosophically and by heritage.`

Glenguin Wines

Glenguin Wines - Australia New South Wales, Lower Hunter

Chief winemaker, Robin Tedder MW, is the perfectionist behind Glenguin, using fruit from small, immaculate vineyards on prime sites in the celebrated Hunter Valley. Robin produces modern, complex wines. Glenguin's wines range from Hunter classics such as Semillon and Shiraz to emerging stars such as Orange Vineyard Merlot and Griffith Bortrytised Semillon.

Gnarly Head

Gnarly Head - USA California

At Gnarly Head it all starts in the vineyard. Their quest for outstanding Zinfandel led down a country road into the heart of Lodi, California revealing a sea of gnarled, 35-80 year-old vines pruned in a special, mop-topped way called “head trained.” True gnarly heads, these old vines yield fewer grape clusters with smaller berries than trellised vines. These mighty little berries produce intense, bold wines that are deep in colour with concentrated dark fruit flavors. Inspired by the gnarled sentinels of California`s wine growing tradition, it was decided to name the company Gnarly Head, because after all, it is all about the vine.

Greenstone Vineyard

Greenstone Vineyard - Australia Victoria, Heathcote

This 40 hectare site is beautifully situated on the old Cambrian soils that make Heathcote such an exciting area for Shiraz. It was purchased by winemaker Alberto Antonini, viticulturalist Mark Walpole and David Gleave of Liberty Wines in 2002. 2005 was the first vintage from the Greenstone Vineyard, and was met with great critical acclaim. James Halliday gave the winery a Five Star rating in the 2008 Guide, and named it as one of his Top Ten newcomers. Such acclaim in the first vintage is unusual, but is testament to the quality of the vineyard.

Grosset

Grosset - Australia South Australia, Clare Valley

Grosset Wines is an independently owned winery set in the Clare Valley producing just six highly regarded premium wines each vintage. The first vintage was in 1981, after which Jeff Grosset has almost single-handedly been responsible for the renaissance of Clare Riesling. His Polish Hill Riesling, one of the world’s great examples of this variety, stands out as Australia’s finest Riesling.


Haras de Pirque - Chile Maipo Valley

Haras de Pirque is located in the northern part of Chile`s Maipo valley, known for its production of high quality wine. The collaboration between Haras de Piruqe, an excellent producer in the zone, and the Antinori Marquises, was born from the mutual desire to explore Chile`s potential.

Heinrich

Heinrich - Austria Burgenland

Gernot Heinrich has 60 hectares of vines in Gols, Burgenland, which is Austriaís easternmost province, lying only a few kilometres from the Hungarian border. After graduating in viticulture from Klosterneuberg, Gernotís vinous travels in Bordeaux, Spain, California and Italy convinced him that his best approach in this continental climate was to use indigenous grapes such as Blaufrankisch, St Laurent and Zweigelt to make the highest quality, most characteristic wines he could.

Hellfire Bay

Hellfire Bay - Australia Western Australia

The Hellfire Bay wines are made at Plantagenet by Gavin Berry with fruit sourced from various vineyards in Western Australia. These are fantastic value wines, with wonderful fruit intensity. Real Gems for the price.

Hollick

Hollick - Australia South Australia, Coonawarra

Hollick is an independent, family owned winery, located on the prized "terra rossa" soils of Coonawarra. Ian Hollick has been the winner of many wine trophies. Hollick has expanded north of Coonawarra at Wrattonbully, a region we will hear a lot more of in the future.

I Feudi di Romans

I Feudi di Romans - Italy Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Part of the Azienda Agricola Lorenzon family estates. The Lorenzon family’s 170 hectares of vineyard in the Isonzo DOC zone in South Eastern Friuli are primarily split between two blocks. The first, I Feudi di Romans, is situated in the heart of the zone, abutting those of Vie di Romans, and is an old apple grove with stony, well-drained soil of glacial origin. The second, the Borgo dei Vassalli vineyard, is situated further south in the zone, where the vineyards are on richer soil.

Indomita

Indomita - Chile Casablanca and Maipo

Perched high on a hill above the plains of the Casablanca Valley, Vina Indomita looks more Roman temple than winery. Sourcing fruit from both the Casablanca and Maipo regions, they have the benefit of having the best climate for both whites and reds and produce superb, expressive wines that are both beautiful and stunning value for money. With winemaking guidance from Angela Muir MW and the wine trade skills of Wilfred Leigh at the helm, they have developed some new, enticing ranges of wines to suit all pockets. Costa Vera is wines made from Central Valley fruit with the aim of consistency, quality and real value for money. Stylish packaging that belies their economy, they quickly becoming one of the budget stars of their portfolio. Nostros, meaning `ours` in Spanish offers both Reserva and Gran Reserva levels of wine from premium growing regions with real typicity and varietal expression. Finally, there are two super premium wines, Zardoz & Duette that display the power and concentration of the grapes grown in the vogueish Alta Maipo region.

Innocent Bystander

Innocent Bystander - Australia Victoria, Yarra Valley

Innocent Bystander is a Yarra Valley based winery producing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir alongside several emerging varietals including Pinot Gris, Moscato, Sangiovese & cool climate grown Shiraz. The label first came about when the Giant Steps team decided to produce wines from the many brilliant vineyards they came across in the Yarra Valley and beyond. A visit to the winery in Healesville`s main street is a fascinating experience. Built around gravity flow principles and designed for hand making small batches of wine, the winery is an exercise in function over form, much like the strongly expressed views of its owners and winemaking team. These are approachable, drinkable wines that deliver abundant fruit flavour – their winemakers like to think of them as “a bloody good drink!”

Jansz

Jansz - Australia Tasmania

Just three words describe the thinking behind Jansz Tasmania. Time. Patience. Discipline. The wine embraces all three in equal measure. Time, patience and discipline spent nurturing the vines and their precious fruit. Time, patience and discipline awaiting the perfect moment for picking. Time, patience and discipline in the winery as years are devoted to making the wine with painstaking care and attention. The vineyards lie in the Tamar Valley along the Northern Tasmanian route at the heart of Tasmania's Pipers River region, an area known worldwide as "Sparkling Tasmania". With a mantle of red basalt soils and a cool climate moderated by its close proximity to the ocean, it is ideal for the slow ripening of fruit and lingering acidity so essential to the production of premium sparkling wine. In fact, the area's climate so resembled Champagne and Burgundy that several leading French Champagne houses considered basing new operations there.

Jean-Claude Boisset

Jean-Claude Boisset - France Burgundy, Cote de Nuits

Since 2002, Jean-Claude Boisset has been transformed by Boisset's son, Jean-Charles, from a traditional negociant into a viniculturalist, a cross between a viticulturist and a vinifier. One of the best of the young generation of winemakers, Gregory Patriat, was hired to revitalise the Jean-Claude Boisset wines. What a remarkable story, but only by tasting the wines can you truely appreciate just how remarkable.

Jim Barry

Jim Barry - Australia South Australia, Clare Valley

Jim Barry is a legendary Clare Valley identity. Jim Barry's philosophy of winemaking is very simple: own the vineyards to develop the best fruit flavours and retain these flavours during winemaking. The rich, full bodied Jim Barry wines distinctly embody this simple winemaking philosophy.

Josef Chromy

Josef Chromy - Australia Tasmania

Josef’s vineyards are situated outside Launceston in Tasmania where cold winds from the Indian, Pacific and Antarctic oceans allows the vines to develop delicate and elegant flavours. It is this cool, but steady, climate that makes Tasmania one of Australia’s premier regions for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and aromatic whites.

Katnook Estate

Katnook Estate - Australia South Australia, Coonawarra

The Katnook Estate is one of the most esteemed domains in this premier red wine district, Coonawarra. Katnook Estate's vineyards occupy the prized "terra rossa" soil and premium varieties grown include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay with many vines being over 30 years old.

Keith Tulloch

Keith Tulloch - Australia New South Wales, Hunter Valley

Keith Tulloch is a fourth generation Hunter Valley Winemaker, so the soils of Pokolbin and the wines of the Hunter Valley run deep in his blood. Keith is a qualified Winemaker, a Wine Judge, and Wine Consultant. Keith Tulloch Wines are hand-made with meticulous care, and epitomise the best qualities of boutique Hunter Valley wine. Semillon, Chardonnay & our flagship Kester Shiraz show the classic hallmarks of terroir and style. Our Botrytis Semillon is harvested from naturally occurring Botrytis, and is made with exacting winemaking techniques.

Ken Forrester

Ken Forrester - South Africa Stellenbosch

Ken Forrester represents the true pioneering spirit of the post-apartheid South African wine industry. Drawing on the examples of top Loire whites, he has used his uniquely placed Chenin vines to maximum effect and has single-handedly led a Chenin Blanc quality revolution. As a result these wines have achieved iconic status worldwide. At the top end there is the beautifully balanced barrel-fermented Chenin FMC, made from fruit grown at Ken’s Stellenbosch vineyard, and the silky fine red The Gypsy, made from low-yielding vines. An exciting range of wines from a great winemaker.

Kennedy Point

Kennedy Point - New Zealand Waiheke Island

Kennedy Point Vineyard was established in 1996 by Neal Kunimura and Susan McCarthy with Bordeaux varietals and Syrah. From the beginning, the philosophy of the family owned vineyard has been to focus on producing the very best wines from the site matched with thorough attention in the Vineyard and wine production. The vineyard is planted on steep north facing slopes on clay soils and organic and biodynamic methods are used in the Vineyard.

Kilikanoon

Kilikanoon - Australia South Australia, Clare Valley

The Kilikanoon Story Winemaker Kevin Mitchell purchased the Kilikanoon property in the heart of South Australia’s picturesque Clare Valley in 1997 with a vision of creating his own brand. The first Kilikanoon branded wines were from the 1997 vintage and released in 1998. Now Kilikanoon also has vineyards in the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, and the northern district of the Southern Flinders Ranges. In total over 3000 acres or 1200 hectares. Of course only a small selection of the finest fruit from these extensive holdings finds its way into Kilikanoon branded wines. The group sells fruit and wine to a number of Australian wineries, both large and small.

Klein Constantia

Klein Constantia - South Africa Constantia

Family owned and run, Klein Constantia’s philosophy is founded on quality rather than quantity, reflected in the wines regularly inviting accolades, both locally and internationally.

Kooyong

Kooyong - Australia Victoria, Mornington Peninsula

Kooyong means `where the wild fowl gather` and was so named as the property neighbours Devilbend Reserve, a home for many local waterbirds. The winemaking at Kooyong Estate is taken care of by the extremely talented - and highly regarded - Sandro Mosele, a former Geneticist and Scientist whom has been the Chief Winemaker since 1996. Sandro also makes the wines for the Gjergia family`s other property, Port Phillip Estate, with both sharing one of the most modern - and spectacular - cellar doors on the Peninsula.

Kuki

Kuki - New Zealand Marlborough



Kura - New Zealand Martinborough


Langmeil

Langmeil - Australia South Australia, Barossa Valley

Family owned and operated, Langmeil is the home of the Barossa and Australia's oldest surviving vineyard planted to Shiraz in 1843, from where the iconic Freedom 1843 Shiraz hails. Although it is not that many vintages since the Bitter and Lindner families re-established the abandoned winery, Langmeil has had considerable success and was recently awarded 5 Stars in the Halliday Wine Companion.

Las Manitos

Las Manitos - Argentina Mendoza

Produced from vineyards situated in the finest zones around Mendoza, chosen specifically for their ability to produce superb fruit that expresses the distinct, individual characteristics of each varietal. All vineyards are a minimum of 612 meters above sea level, where the low average vineyard temperatures slow the maturing process of the grapes, ensuring a long hang time. Las Manitos is a superb range of varietals and mixed varietals that provide unbeatable value for money.

Latium Morini

Latium Morini - Italy Veneto

Latium was created by seven brothers and cousins of the Morini family who, like so many in Italy, worked with the local Cantina Sociale. They realised they shared a passion for quality, a passion for their land and, rather conveniently, vineyards in Valpolicella and Soave! They also had space to build a winery on the land so very recently left the coop and started to work on their own.

Laus

Laus - Spain Somontano

Laus comes from the Latin word meaning praise, consideration. In this way, respect for the land and the pursuit of excellence in their product is what defines the philosophy of the winery. A work carried out with passion, a feeling that in Laus lies an attitude that fills us with life.

Leonildo Pieropan

Leonildo Pieropan - Italy Veneto

“If Nino Pieropan weren’t a winemaker, he’d be a watchmaker,” says Franco Allegrini, “It is because of his attention to the small details of white wine making that his wines are so outstanding.” Pieropan himself says that his quality derives from doing a series of small things right, “from the moment you pick up the secateurs to the time the cork goes into the bottle.” Pieropan’s quality, rather unusually for a producer of white wines, is attributable largely to the work undertaken on the estate’s 30 hectares of vineyard. He then ensures that his work in the cellar retains and amplifies the quality and style provided by the vineyard. The vineyards are planted primarily with Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave (which bears no relation to its more prolific Tuscan namesake, and is similar to Lugana). The Garganega gives structure and acidity to the wines, the Trebbiano di Soave perfume and richness of flavour.


Liceiras - Portugal Douro

Liceiras, pronounced ‘Lisseirash’, is the second wine of Quinta da Romaneira, produced from the traditional terraced vineyards that overlook the Douro River. The grapes are sourced from the same vineyards that produce Quinta da Romaneira. They are from selected lots that display an earlier drinking style.

Livio Felluga

Livio Felluga - Italy Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Livio Felluga was one of the great names of Italian wine. Recently revitalised by his two sons Andrea and Maurizio, this 139 hectare estate is now well on the way to reclaiming its rightful place among the great producers in Italy. The energy injected into the estate by the younger generation has been harnessed by consultant viticulturalist/ winemaker Stefano Chioccioli. As a result of their work, the whites have acquired more intense and focussed flavours, while the reds have a ripeness and suppleness that is seldom achieved in Friuli. The estate’s vineyards straddle provincial borders, being located in both Colli Orientali and Collio. Their most prized possession is the 129 ha holding at Rossazo, where their Merlot is planted, as well as the grapes used in the fabled Terre Alte blend.

Loimer

Loimer - Austria Kamptal

Fred Loimer owns 60 hectares around Langenlois, in the sunny Kamptal region of Lower Austria. Fred makes a range of wines from the excellent value ‘Lois’ and ‘Lenz’ to the superb, single varietal Rieslings and Gruner Veltliners. Unlike many Austrian producers who go for an overly rich and sweet style, Fred gets full ripeness in the vineyard yet ferments to dryness, managing to produce wines with lovely definition, zest and balance on the palate.


Los Espinos - Chile Central Valley



Los Pecadillos - Spain

Each Los Pecadillos wine is a reflection of a particular region and is produced so that each `little sin` is linked to a particular wine. The first wine to be released was Lujuria (Lust) a Graciano Garnacha from Navarra. This was followed by Invidia (Envy), Verdejo Sauvignon Blanc from Rueda and Orgullo (Pride), from Rioja.

Luis Cańas

Luis Cańas - Spain Rioja

Situated in Villabuena in the heart of Rioja Alavesa, Bodegas Luis Cańas is ideally placed to make great wine. Careful work in the vineyards and in the winery ensures that this potential is optimised.

L`Aristocrate

L`Aristocrate - France Languedoc

Produced by Alain Grigon and Xavier Roger, two of the most innovative winemakers in the Languedoc, the L`Aristocrate range combines the terroir of Southern France with the style and commerciality of the New World. Each wine is a classic example of its type, with the individual characteristics enhanced by a delicious rich fruit concentration

MadFish Wines

MadFish Wines - Australia Western Australia

MadFish, produced by Howard Park Wines, are wines with an emphasis on enjoyment and drinkability. They are for people who enjoy the pleasures of life: family, friends, food and wine. As the story suggests, the MadFish name is derived from the magnificent MadFish Bay near the Howard Park Great Southern winery. The traditional aboriginal water turtle design on the label is a symbol of perseverance and tolerance – no doubt characteristics displayed by the poor fish in MadFish Bay who are constantly under attack by their predators.

Majella

Majella - Australia South Australia, Coonawarra

When James Halliday states in the press that you're the best winery in Coonawarra and a combined team of Bob Campbell M.W, Michael Fridjon M.W and James Halliday rate your top wine the best in all of Australia, South Africa and New Zealand, you know you've arrived! Brian "Prof" Lynn would never brag about these accolades but it's quite clear that he has a lot to be very proud of. The Lynn family have been residents of the Penola area of Coonawarra for four generations and have progressed from being store-keepers to grazers and on to grape growers. Since 1968, the Lynn family have built up one the finest vineyards on one of the most revered "strips of dirt" in the wine world. The famous "terra rossa" soils provide a home to 150 acres of vines planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot and Riesling.

Mandrarossa

Mandrarossa - Italy Sicily

For those who find it hard to believe that a leopard can change it spots, they simply need to look at Cantine Settesoli, today one of Europe's most important wine co-operatives. Once famed for the quantity of wine it produced this forward thinking Cantine is now one of the most impressive, quality driven wineries in this region. The Mandrarossa range is designed for early drinking but retaining complexity and interest at the same time. The wines are sourced from dedicated vineyards using a computer-mapped traceability system. This analyses sugar development, tannin ripeness and acidity levels throughout the growing season in order to ensure optimum quality at picking.

Marques de Murrieta

Marques de Murrieta - Spain Rioja

Established in 1852 by Luciano Francisco Ramón de Murrieta, this historic bodega was the first of the famous Rioja houses to be established and still in existence today. As the original visionary and pioneer of the Rioja region, Luciano was made Marqués de Murrieta by Queen Isabel II. After the death of the Marqués in 1911, the bodega was taken over by the Olivares family and then in 1983 by D. Vicente Cebrián-Sagarriga, Count of Creixell. The new owner’s aim was to establish Bodegas Marqués de Murrieta among the best wineries in the world. His sudden death in 1996 left the vision only partly fulfilled. The baton was passed onto his son Vicente Dalmau who proceeded to revolutionise the entire estate, investing significantly in the vineyards and winery to take the bodega into the 21st century. The emphasis remains very much quality focused, with low yields in the vineyard and limited production in the winery. Truly hand-made, world class wines from the oldest family owned estate in Rioja.

Mezzacorona

Mezzacorona - Italy Trentino

Mezzacorona offers a comprehensive choice of DOC Trentino wines produced by the best oenologists within Gruppo Mezzacorona. Vinified at controlled temperature with refinement in barriques and barrels, the Mezzacorona wines exemplify one of the most well-known wine making tradition in the world.

Michel Torino

Michel Torino - Argentina Salta

Michel Torino`s vineyards in Salta, Cafayate, are among the highest in the world; 1,700m above sea level, basking in splendid isolation surrounded by desert and breathtaking mountain scenery. The vines get 350 days of sunshine, but at this altitude there is a consistent breeze to cool things down. This sunny but cool climate, combined with the rocky and sandy soil is an ideal environment for growing grapes. From the 2006 vintage, their vineyards have been certified as totally organic, but Michel Torino chooses only to bottle four wines as organic. Exceptional wines from a unique part of the world.

Mitolo

Mitolo - Australia South Australia, McLaren Vale

Mitolo, founded in 1999 (2000 was their first vintage) has in a very short space of time become one of Australia’s hottest wineries. It has been lauded by the press, with James Halliday saying that ‘Frank Mitolo has methodically covered every aspect of high-quality winemaking…’ and Huon Hooke commenting that the Mitolo wines ‘…are genuinely low-yield, majority old-vine, handmade wines of real concentration and opulence…to put it simply, the wines are great.’ Frank Mitolo’s partner is winemaker Ben Glaetzer, who was recently awarded the 2004 Qantas Medal for Young Australian Winemaker of the Year. Ben is obsessed with quality. ‘We pick all the grapes into small bins, pick on flavour rather than analysis and use about 80% French oak.’

Moët & Chandon

Moët & Chandon - France Champagne

Date back to 1743 when it was established by Claude Moët. It is now part of the massive LVMH group and is by far the largest house in Champagne, with nearly 30 kilometres of cellars to mature its stocks.

Montecillo

Montecillo - Spain Rioja

Named after a small hill outside the town of Fuenmayor in the Rioja Alta. Montecillo was first established there in 1874 by the Celestino Navajas. The Navajas family developed a small but very highly regarded business which remained in the family until it was sold in 1973 to the Osborne Group. Montecillo, in common with many other Rioja houses, ownes no vineyards. Grapes are bought from growers in the Rioja Alta with whom Montecillo maintains a close relationship, overseeing the cultivation of the vines and the harvesting of the grapes. All of Montecillo's red wines are made entirely from Tempranillo; the Blanco is made from Viura.


Montes - Chile

Montes was established in 1988 by Aurelio Montes, Douglas Murray, Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand, with the aim to produce the best wines in Chile from the best regions. Their wines are consistently good because they are meticulous throughout the entire production process.

Mormoraia

Mormoraia - Italy Tuscany

In ancient times, Mormoraia was a convent but today it is an elegant estate situated in the heart of Tuscany, on the Chianti hills overlooking the beautiful town of San Gimignano. An agro-tourist resort as well as a working vineyard, the estate covers some 90 hectares, of which 30 are planted to vineyards and 10 to olives. The vineyards and olive groves are cultivated with respect to the environment and nature, under the watchful eye of owner, Giuseppe Passoni. Winemaking takes place in the state-of-the-art cellar where a mix of large and small French oak barrels are utilised to make these typical, yet modern wines.


Morris - Australia Victoria, Rutherglen

One of Australia`s greatest wineries, established in 1859, Morris Wines is the continuing story of 5 generations of family winemakers. Situated in Rutherglen, Australia, 300km north east of Melbourne, Morris has developed a reputation for producing full bodied red wine with long lasting cellaring potential and internationally renowned Muscat & Tokay`s

Mount Horrocks

Mount Horrocks - Australia South Australia, Clare Valley

Mt. Horrocks is as boutique as wineries come, with an annual production of only 5000 cases. In addition everything is hand picked and hand made. But this boutique approach is allied to a rigorous and technocratic approach in order to preserve the classic Clare Valley characters of the fruit.

Mount Langi Ghiran

Mount Langi Ghiran - Australia Victoria, Grampians

The vineyards of Mount Langi Ghiran are nestled between two dramatically beautiful mountain ranges on the southern edge of the Great Dividing Range in Western Victoria, 180 km west of Melbourne. Pronounced "Mount Langee Jeeran", the name is Aboriginal for "Home of the Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo". The initial vineyards were planted by the Fratin brothers in 1963, on the site of a vineyard that had been in operation at the turn of the century. Their first plantings were Shiraz, and initially, the grapes were sold to neighbouring winemakers. The exceptionally high quality of their fruit quickly drew a strong following and encouraged the Fratins to begin making their own wine. In 1979, Trevor Mast was appointed consultant winemaker. Inspired by the potential of the vineyard and keen to develop it further, he purchased the property in 1987. Two partnerships followed, until in late 2002 the property was purchased by the Rathbone family, also proprietors of Yering Station winery in the Yarra Valley. Dan Buckle joined the winemaking team at Mount Langi Ghiran in 2003 and brings to the team not only a great breadth of winemaking experience gained both in Australia and abroad, but skills across a variety of disciplines.


Mystery - Australia



Nicolas Perrin - France Northern Rhone

Maison Nicolas Perrin brings together the scions of two of the great families of the Rhone, Nicolas Jaboulet, formerly of the eponymous winery in Tain, and the Perrin family of Ch. de Beaucastel. This joint venture micro-negociant was created in 2009 with the sole aim of producing top quality Northern Rhone wines. Nicolas is able to source the best fruit and wines from growers and producers that he has formed a long standing relationship with, while the Perrin family bring expertise in winemaking and blending, as well as the use of their cellars.

Niepoort

Niepoort - Portugal Douro

An independent family business since 1842. Through five generation the business passed successfully from one Niepoort to the next Niepoort and in most cases older and younger generation worked side by side for a long period.

Noon

Noon - Australia South Australia, McLaren Vale

Noon Winery is run and owned by Drew and Raegan Noon. The Noon's are quiet and considered people making earth shattering wines! They make gloriously powered, ripe late-picked red wine styles. James Halliday once wrote that the Reserve Cabernet would be a good drink for a sumo wrestler!

Nyetimber

Nyetimber - England Sussex

Nyetimber was established in the heart of West Sussex by Stuart and Sandy Moss in 1986. They were convinced the site would be ideal for production of high quality grapes for making sparkling wines. They planted 20 hectares of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier and produced their first wine, a Blanc de Blancs, in 1992. In 1993 they made their first release of Classic Cuvée which is a Champagne-style Chardonnay/Pinot blend. Nyetimber is now owned by the entrepreneurial Dutchman Eric Heerema.

Olivier Merlin

Olivier Merlin - France Burgundy, Maconnais, Beaujolais

Olivier Merlin began in 1987 by renting 4.5 hectares from the retiring Rene Gaillard of Domaine du Vieux St Sorlin. Olivier bought the property in stages & added new vineyards in St. Veran. Olivier took out a negociant licence to make Pouilly Fuisse wines, since no land in this appellation available to rent or buy. In addition to the Maconnais wines Olivier headed south in 1999 to source grapes in the Beaujolais region that were up to his high standards. He found a remarkable vineyard in Moulin a Vent.

Ondarre

Ondarre - Spain Rioja

Bodegas Ondarre, founded in 1986, belongs to the Bodegas Olarra Group, one of the most famous names in the Denominación de Origen Calificada Rioja, but with wines with a character of their own. Bodegas Ondarre is located in Viana, a historic town 8 kilometres from Logrońo (La Rioja), rich in tradition, still preserving traces of its medieval fortress. Its name comes from a hundred-year old country house, the property of the founders of the wine cellar. Production is solely composed of Reservas, Cask-fermented Whites and Cava sparkling wines, with a limited number of bottles. Wines of fine quality which Bodegas Ondarre want to consolidate among the most exceptional palates. Bodegas Ondarre have the most advanced vinification technology. Ageing is in new American- or French-oak casks. The bodega has made special efforts to renew its stock of barrels so as to obtain this marked character in its wines which is giving them so much prestige.

One Chain Vineyards

One Chain Vineyards - Australia South East Australia

One Chain’ is the first release from Alliance’s subsidiary company, Alliance Wine Australia, with the aim of over delivering consistent, approachable styles of wine. The imperial measurement of One Chain, or 22 yards, gives this range a loosely cricket based theme but you don’t need to be a connoisseur of the great game to appreciate the pure enjoyment that One Chain delivers!


Peller Family Estates - Canada Ontario

The Peller family have been making wine in Niagara for three generations. At 43ş latitude, the Niagara Peninsula in Ontario, home to Peller Family Estates, is within the same latitudinal range as Southern France, Rioja in Spain, Chianti Classico in Italy and Oregon in the USA.

Peter Lehmann Wines

Peter Lehmann Wines - Australia South Australia, Barossa Valley

Peter Lehmann’s personal bravery, loyalty and commitment to the Barossa forged the foundations of the winery that bears his name, built in 1979 to protect the livelihood of his mates, the independent Barossa grape growers, and their treasured vineyards. His passion for, and commitment to, the Barossa is infectious and continues with everyone today that is associated with Peter Lehmann Wines, now under the guidance of son Doug Lehmann.

Pewsey Vale Vineyard

Pewsey Vale Vineyard - Australia South Australia, Eden Valley

Pewsey Vale Vineyard is one of Australia's Riesling specialist. Winemaker, Louisa Rose, was named 1999 Barossa Winemaker of the Year and nominated for the 2000 Qantas/Wine Magazine Winemaker of the Year Award, Louisa Rose is one of Australia's most acclaimed up-and-coming young winemakers.

Pfeiffer

Pfeiffer - Australia Victoria, Rutherglen

Pfeiffer Wines a family owned and operated winery, located within historic Rutherglen - a region with a rich wine heritage, spanning over 150 years. The historic winery cellars, and century old Sunday Creek bridge are situated in an idyllic setting on the banks of Sunday Creek, an anabranch of the mighty Murray River. Pfeiffer wines produce premium, handcrafted wines of elegance - crisp whites, full-bodied reds and the internationally extolled Muscats and Topaques; luscious, intense fortified wines which are the heritage of the Australian Wine Industry.

Philip Shaw

Philip Shaw - Australia New South Wales, Orange

The adventure began when Philip purchased the land for his Koomooloo vineyard in June 1988. In close proximity to the region’s highest peak, Mt Canobolas, Koomooloo vineyard rises to an altitude of 900M with red loam soils over limestone. In detail the Orange region and particularly Koomooloo Vineyard is perfect for the styles of wines Philip is keen to make. Philip Shaw Wines are made only from the grapes grown on Koomooloo, a 47ha vineyard, most of which was planted in 1988/89.

Piazzano

Piazzano - Italy Piazzano

The vineyard has been owned by the Bettarini family since 1948, when Othello a manufacturer in Prato, decided to face his own `post-war` by retiring to the country. Here he dedicated himself to his new career as a vine grower with enthusiasm. The farm expanded further under the guidance of Riccardo Bettarini who took it over from his uncle Othello after leaving his manufacturing business to dedicate himself entirely to farming. Since 1999 the farm has been run by Riccardo’s children, Ilaria and Rolando, who, respecting the family tradition, conduct the business with passion and professionalism.


Picco del Sole - Italy Sardinia


Pierre et Papa

Pierre et Papa - France Languedoc

Pierre et Papa is a new range of wines sourced from premium regions in Southern France. Drawing on the fanciful history of the Renard family, the wines reflect the personality and passion of the vine growers, Pierre Renard and his father.


Pierre Sourdais - France Loire

Pierre Sourdais has built a reputation for the consistently high quality of his Chinons. With a plethora of different soil types on his 25-hectare property from which to choose his fruit, Pierre is able to produce wines of great character year in, year out. The Chinon Tradition, currently in conversion to organic certification, is soft and supple, with ripe tannins and an elegant finish – a classic expression of Cabernet Franc.

Pikes

Pikes - Australia South Australia, Clare Valley

Englishman Henry Pike emigrated to South Australia in 1878 and established a family brewing business. His great grandson, Edgar, followed in his footsteps and established a wine business. Edgar's sons Neil and Andrew now run Pikes Wines (established in 1984), which is situated in the Polish Hill River sub-region of the Clare Valley. Pikes Winery was awarded a 5 star rating in James Halliday's Wine Companion 2009 edition.

Planeta

Planeta - Italy Sicily

Since its inception in 1985 the Planeta winery has in a relatively short space of time established itself as one of the most dynamic and quality orientated wineries in the whole of Italy. The fact that the estate is based in the south west corner of Sicily – an island which for so long has been a quality winemaking backwater – makes the achievement all the more remarkable. Run by cousins Francesca, Alessio and Santi Planeta the estate won the coveted Cantina dell’Anno (Italian winery of the year award) in 1999 and has gone from strength to strength in the intervening years.

Plantagenet

Plantagenet - Australia Western Australia, Great Southern

The Plantagenet wines enjoy enormous success. The purity of fruit captured by winemaker Richard Robson, allied to their reasonable prices, illustrate the reasons for this success. While the Plantagenet wines all come from grapes grown in mature vineyards in Mt. Baker, the Omrah range is made from fruit from younger vineyards, or from bought in fruit. This range also offers excellent value, something that has made them a hit in Australia.

Pocas

Pocas - Portugal Duoro

Manoel Domingues Pocas Junior founded this highly respected Portuguese Port house in 1918. The company was initially a producer of brandy used in the product of Port wine. It progresses to produce its own Ports. It wasn't until 1960 that the first vintage was produced with the family's trademark. As well as producing an outstanding portfolio of Ports, this house is also a fantastic source for wines from the Douro valley. These wines are very intense, fully flavoured and offer an intriguing alternative to the better known wine producing areas of Portugal.

Poli

Poli - Spirits & Liqueurs Grappa

Artisan distillery solely owned by the Poli family, founded in 1898 in Schiavon, near Bassano del Grappa, in the hearth of Veneto, the most typical region for Grappa production.

Pradio

Pradio - Italy Friuli

Planted with Prosecco, Pinot Grigio, Friulano and Sauvignon Blanc, the fruit concentration is balanced with crisp, refreshing acidity and demonstrates why many believe that this area is Italy`s finest for the production of white wines. The Pradio estate covers a total of 35 hectares. Vineyards are situated on dry and sunny slopes of alluvial soil with 40 to 60% stone content.

Quinta do Crasto

Quinta do Crasto - Portugal Douro

Quinta do Crasto is arguably the finest estate for the production of red wine in Portugal. The top bottlings have achieved the highest Parker ratings so far of any wine in the country (2003 Vinha Maria Teresa – 96 points), but there is also great strength in depth all the way from the mid priced range (the 2005 Old Vines Reserva was voted third in the Wine Spectator’s global top 100 ranking in 2008) to the entry level Douro Red which regularly wins accolades for its exceptional value for money. The estate continues to go from strength to strength for the quality of its port, much of which is sold to the top shippers for their vintage blends. If you buy it with the Crasto label, the quality is as high and the value for money is better: one for blind tasting!

Ramos Pinto

Ramos Pinto - Portugal Douro

Founded in 1880 by brothers Adriano and Antonio, this Port house has always had a pioneering spirit. In the early 20th century it became noted for its innovative and enterprising commercial strategies including the distinctive art nouveau advertising campaign. Ramos Pinto is run today by the heirs of these two energetic vintners: Jorge Rosas, Export Director and Joăo Nicolau de Almeida, the enologist who was responsible for officially identifying the five key grape varieties (out of over 70 originally grown) that are best suited to wine production in the Douro region. Among Port producers, Ramos Pinto enjoys the distinction of holding the largest proportion of vineyards in relation to its production, giving them a high degree of control over viticultural methods at harvest time. The House tends 187 hectares (460 acres) of prime vineyards in the Alto Corgo and Douro Superior areas of the famed Douro region, the mountainous vallies formed by the Douro River and its tributaries.

Rioja Vega

Rioja Vega - Spain Rioja

The origins of this wine cellar, prior even to the time when the Denominación de Origen guarantee of quality was created, have enabled it to preserve the word Rioja in its trademark. Rioja Vega is today one of the few wine cellars whose winemaking tradition dates back to the dawn of wine culture in this outstanding region.

Running With Bulls

Running With Bulls - Australia South Australia, Barossa Valley

Part of the Yalumba portfolio. Running With Bulls Tempranillo and Vermentino are leading the rush of Mediterranean varietals that can make exciting wine in South Australia’s soil and climate.

Sacchetto

Sacchetto - Italy Veneto

Cantina Sacchetto was founded in 1920 and today is run by Filiberto Sacchetto, his son Paolo and daughter Beatrice who oversee all aspects of the winemaking process and aim to produce the best possible examples of wines for which the region is famous. The winery is in Trebaseleghe where the three provinces of Treviso, Padua and Venice converge. Sacchetto wines are sold to all corners of the world and the company is well recognized for the elegance of its packaging and commercially priced wines.

Saddle Creek

Saddle Creek - Australia South Australia

Saddle Creek wines offer superb value for money and that upfront Aussie fruit everyone seeks. The Semillon and Chardonnay is fresh tasting with an easy going fruit style. The Shiraz and Cabernet red wine si deep coloured with luscious mellow fruit; perfect for barbeques.

Saint Clair Estate Wines

Saint Clair Estate Wines - New Zealand Marlborough

Saint Clair is owned by Neal and Judy Ibbotson, two of Marlborough’s earliest vineyard pioneers, who planted their first vines in 1978. Grapes were originally supplied to local wine companies. However, a desire to extend the quality achieved in the vineyard through to the finished wine, led to the establishment of Saint Clair Estate Wines. The quality of their wine received immediate recognition from the first vintage in 1994, when their first three wines won medals including gold for the Saint Clair Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Since then Saint Clair has won 20 New Zealand and International Trophies and over 50 Gold Medals (as at 20 September 2004).


Sampietrana - Italy Puglia



San Marzano - Italy Puglia

In 1962 19 vine growers from San Marzano, whose families had farmed the land for generations, combined their efforts to establish Cantine San Marzano. Through the decades this coooperative has grown significantly, attracting over 1200 vine growers, using modern and technologically advanced plants and producing elegant wines without forgetting the obligation to the very old Apulian wine tradition. Nowadays the melding of time honoured tradition, passion and sensibility with contemporary techniques enables us to produce wines with distinctive varietal and regional characters, marvellously reflecting individual attention, seasonal variation and local terroir.

San Silvestro

San Silvestro - Italy Piemonte

The Sartirano family’s wine business was founded in 1871, but it was only in the 1950’s that they started to develop the domestic market outside Piemonte, selling their wines in54L barrels. In 1970 the family decided to bottle its wines and installed its first bottling line. Business prospered and in 1976 a new winery was built and the company was renamed Cantina San Silvestro. Continuing this expansion, in 2001 the family purchased 8 hectares of land in the middle of the Barolo region where they have built a new 5,000 square metre winery with modern Vinification and increaded storage facilities. In the 1990’s the export market soared and today export sales now account for 60% of San Silvestro’s total production. San Silvestro produce good quality, typical and commercially priced Piemontese wines from their own grapes as well as working with long term contract growers from the Langhe area and other prime areas of Piemonte.

Sebastien Vaillant

Sebastien Vaillant - France Loire

Sebastien Vaillant learnt his winemaking craft while he was cellar manager for Jean Tatin at Domaine des Ballandors in Quincy. His delicious and good value Valencay is 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% unoaked Chardonnay, which Sebastien feels adds body and texture to the blend. The fruit is sourced from his own vineyard which sits in the rain shadow of the nearby forest, providing drier, healthier conditions for growing grapes. Valencay achieved official AC status from the 2002 vintage and is the only area to hold this for both its wine and its distinctive pyramid-shaped goat`s cheese, which is also the ideal accompaniment for the wine.

Shaw & Smith

Shaw & Smith - Australia South Australia, Adelaide Hills

The winery is run by Martin Shaw, one of the pioneering Australia's flying winemakers, and Michael Hill-Smith, Australia's first Master of Wine. These two have always made great wines, but with their immaculate new winery (opened just before the 2000 vintage) the wines are getting even greater.

Simon Hackett

Simon Hackett - Australia South Australia, McLaren Vale

Simon Hackett was born and raised in the Barossa Valley where his family have been connected with the wine trade for many generations. His great uncle attended Roseworthy Agricultural College in 1860 and later his father graduated from the inaugural Oenology course from the same college in 1938. Today Simon’s winery is situated at the entrance to the McLaren Vale in Budgen Road and it is here that he hand crafts his wines in small open top fermenters, gently nurturing them in a combination of French and American oak barriques. Simon has never been afraid to tackle less common varietals and much of his fruit is sourced from dry grown vineyards with ancient gnarled old vines. His refreshingly citrus Semillon is a real eye opener whilst his Old Vine Grenache is one of the most delicious we’ve ever tasted, although obviously we are biased! Yields are often very small and his entire annual production rarely exceeds ten thousand cases.

Skillogalee

Skillogalee - Australia South Australia, Clare Valley

Skillogalee is a 150 acre property found within the Clare Valley wine region. The property and business were purchased by Dave and Diana Palmer in 1989, however grapes were first grown on the property, in the early 1970's, on vineyards that are generally quite steep with eastern facing slopes. All the fruit for the wines from Skillogalee is produced from their own vineyards. Within Clare Skillogalee occupies the western extreme of the Sevenhill sub-region. The Skillogalee Valley represents a separate viticultural area, distinct from the main valley and the Polish Hill Valley further west. It is separated from the main valley by a distinct north-south ridge. Rainfall tends to be a little higher than other parts of the Valley.

Soldiers Block

Soldiers Block - Australia South Australia

Wines made for importer Boutinot. Quintessentially Australian, this range offers consistent quality, hugely appealing, commercial wine styles that have gained a loyal following. Reflecting teir skill and experience in seeking out the very best of regional Australia, our wines capture ideal climatic conditions and pure varietal definition.


Some Young Punks - Australia South Australia, McLaren Vale

Some Young Punks blame the booze. The whiff and the swill did them in and all that was left to do was make some more. Wine for the three directors is a passion which they say is much bigger than the three of them. Great wines from McLaren Vale.

Stanton and Killeen Wines

Stanton and Killeen Wines - Australia Victoria, Rutherglen

Stanton and Killeen Wines have a long history in Rutherglen, with our beginnings alongside other wineries still operating today. The Stanton family, originally from Suffolk in England, worked hard to establish a vineyard with many setbacks such as phylloxera, drought and the Depression. Norman Killeen married Jack Stanton`s daughter, Joan and in 1954 gave birth to 6th generation winemaker Chris Killeen. In 1968 the business name was changed to `Stanton and Killeen Wines` and thus started a new phase in the history of the winery. Today the business is owned and managed by Chris Killeen`s first wife Wendy and their children Simon and Natasha. Simon has studied a Bachelor of Wine Science at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga and Natasha is studying a Master of Wine Business through the University of Adelaide.

Stella Bella

Stella Bella - Australia Western Australia, Margaret River

Part of Suckfizzle under guidance of winemakers Stuart Pym and Janice McDonald. The Stella Bella wines are the creation of fruit selected from vineyard sites and blends of sub-regions within Margaret River. These wines provide the future production growth, with deference to the regional expression of Margaret River, and without compromising quality, individuality or character.

Sto Isidro de Pegoes

Sto Isidro de Pegoes - Portugal Palmela

Nowadays, Pegoes is a modern and competitive winery recognised both in the domestic and international markets. Pegőes wines have been distinguished with several awards at the most important international wine contests. With a vineyards area of 2,200 acres and an average annual grape production of about seven thousands tons, 74 per cent red and 26 per cent white.

Stone Barn

Stone Barn - USA California

This brand is part of the Delicato Family Vineyards. The wines under this label are focused on sustainability and making high quality, affordable wines.

Sunset Point

Sunset Point - Italy Puglia


Tamar Ridge

Tamar Ridge - Australia Tasmania

Great wines are made in the vineyard and it is the exceptional fruit grown at the Kayena Vineyard that forms the cornerstone of the Tamar Ridge and Devil`s Corner range of wines. Located on the western banks of the Tamar River, forty kilometres north of Launceston, the Kayena Vineyard is planted to a range of cool climate varieties including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The vision for Tamar Ridge is to produce premium quality wines highlighting the flavour, structure and elegance that are the hallmarks of true Tasmanian cool climate winemaking.

Tamaya

Tamaya - Chile Limari Valley

Located in the Limari Valley, which is 400 kms north of Santiago, the Tamaya estate is currently planted with 163 hectares of vines, although the whole farm covers an area of 3,000 hectares. The farm produces citrus fruits and avocados and there is a permanent staff of over 500 people. Planting of the vines started in 1997, and the construction of the winery (with a capacity of 1.470.000 litres) began in 2001. The winemaker is Jose Pablo Martin, one of the most exciting young winemakers in Chile, who has worked with top Chilean and French producers. He has recently been joined by Patrick Valette, who will act as the consultant winemaker, bringing with him many years of winemaking skill and experience from around the world. The name `Tamaya` comes from the Diaguita Indians, who inhabited the region of the Limarí Valley between the 8th-15th centuries. `Tamaya` means `high lookout point` and corresponds to the name of the principal hill in the area, which is situated within the property of Vina Casa Tamaya.

Ten Minutes by Tractor

Ten Minutes by Tractor - Australia Victoria, Mornington Peninsula

Ten Minutes by Tractor dates back to 2000 when the owners made their first wine with the widely respected Mornington Peninsula winemaker Richard McIntyre. It has been since 2004 however, under the direction of Martin Spedding that Ten Minutes has become a cult name, and well respected among consumers and critics alike. The name `Ten Minutes by Tractor` came about because the original three `home` vineyards (McCutcheon, Wallis and Judd) were ten minutes by tractor away from each other! These vineyards are all situated within the Main Ridge sub region, one of the coolest and highest parts of the Mornington Peninsula.

Terre Allegre

Terre Allegre - Italy Veneto

Terre Allegre is a selection of wines with an optimum price/qualiy ratio, from one of the areas with the greatest vocation for winegrowing and guaranteed at the origin by the "typical geographical indication" (igt) and the exclusive production of coop wine cellars.


Terre del Noce - Italy Trentino


The Foundry

The Foundry - South Africa Stellenbosch

The Foundry was established in 2000 by wine maker Chris Williams and James Reid to produce small quantities of excellent wine which would reflect the nature and character of their source vineyards and express the differences apparent in vintages. The first bottling of The Foundry was in 2001 with the Syrah and an intriguing blend, Double Barrel. The focus of The Foundry is on single vineyard, Rhone varieties, with great emphasis on proper selection of site for each variety to ensure purity of fruit. 2003 saw the addition of the Viognier, 2009 the 5 star rated Grenache Blanc and 2010 the Roussanne.

The Liberator

The Liberator - South Africa Western Cape

Beyond the periphery of South Africa`s conventional vineyard regions lie great vinous treasure, resigned to anonymity; forgotten, abandoned or just simply undiscovered. It is the mission of Rick (the alter ego of Master of Wine, Richard Kelley) to seek out and liberate these rare wines, consigning them to the table of the most inquisitive and discerning imbiber. Each episode represents a single discovery; a precious parcel that is both unique and finite.


The Paddock - Australia South Eastern Australia

The Paddock wines are named after the paddock fences which are a regular feature dotted across the rolling landscape of southern Australia. These classic Australian single varietals deliver easily accessible and fruity wines, popular with many Australian wine drinkers.


Thorn Clarke - Australia South Australia, Barossa Valley

Thorn Clarke is a wine business with 6 generations of history and a record of grape growing dating back to 1854 – making some of the Thorn Clarke vineyards amongst the oldest in the world! However, it was not until 2002 that the Thorn Clarke brand was released and since then there has been almost universal recognition for the quality, typicity and value for money that Thorn Clarke represent. Using only estate grown fruit for their Thorn Clarke wines, they utilise top quality grapes from 4 vineyard sites across the Barossa Valley and the cooler, white dominated Eden Valley. Rarely have we seen wines that offer both value and sense of place in such abundance.

Thousand Candles

Thousand Candles - Australia Victoria, Yarra Valley

Thousand Candles - is taken from a nineteenth century account of the local land that harks back to the country’s original, indigenous people. A ceremony granting free passage Freedom of the Bush to the lands around the property was witnessed by a European settler, who, referring to the tribesman dramatically holding aloft their firesticks, remarked that it was as if the ‘twilight of the evening had been interrupted by a thousand candles...’

Tilia

Tilia - Argentina Mendoza

The Tilia wines are made with a combination of fruit sourced from the traditional eastern sub-region of Mendoza, and the area`s dynamic southern region.

TOKARA

TOKARA - South Africa Stellenbosch

Acquired by GT and Anne-Marie Ferreira in 1994, TOKARA is the sum of various older estates, each with its own fascinating history,some of which date back to 1685. Nothing is done at TOKARA without an eye to the ultimate, highest possible quality of the wines, and to this end it was only in 2005 that the TOKARA range was released onto the eagerly awaiting wine-drinking world. Although relatively youthful with only the second vintages released in 2006, TOKARA has won many plaudits, medals, trophies and, importantly, recognition from the trade and consumers to put it firmly among the best that the Cape has to offer. Sourced exclusively from estate grown fruit, the main vineyard holding is dotted with olive groves around the TOKARA winery on the slopes of the Simonsberg mountain.


Tola - Italy Sicily

The Tola family has owned their vineyards for over three generations. The vineyards are situated in Tola`s estate of Bosco Falconeria and Giambascio at about 400 metres above sea level, in the most glamorous Sicilian terroir, between Palermo and Trapani, where plains touched by the warm winds of Scirocco and light sea breezes meet the sweet and sunny hills.

Tonada

Tonada - Chile Colchagua Valley

This impressive quality range of wines are produced in Chimbarongo in the Colhagua Valley. Winemaker Adolfo Hurtado possess a distinguished creativity that shows through in the multiple characteristics of his wines. A superb blend of traditional and progressive wine making techniques has produced a stunning range of classical Chilean Varietals

Torrenava

Torrenava - Spain Rueda

The producer is Bodegas Velasco Ballesteros which has been established by a family of local vinegrowers who historically had always only sold their grapes to local wineries in DO Rueda but have now decided to produce and bottle their own top quality wine, Torrenava Verdejo, the only wine they produce from carefully selected grapes from their own vineyards.

Trentham Estate

Trentham Estate - Australia New South Wales, Murray-Darling

Trentham is a small boutique winery located on the banks of the Murray River. It produces wines of outstanding value for money with great varietal fruit flavours.

Trimbach

Trimbach - France Alsace

The Trimbach family has been involved in making wine since 1626 and has, over thirteen generations, built an enviable reputation for the quality of its entire range. From the Pinot Blanc through to the iconic Clos Sainte Hune Riesling, the wines are considered the benchmark for quality, consistency and style. The essence of Trimbach, with the obvious exception of the luscious dessert wines, is the traditional dry style in which the wines are made.


Trinity Hill - New Zealand Hawkes Bay

Since its inception in 1993, partners John Hancock, who has been making wine in New Zealand for over 35 years, and Robert and Robyn Wilson, owners of The Bleeding Heart and The Don in London, have made Trinity Hill a byword for quality and consistency. Winemaker Warren Gibson has been with Trinity Hill since 1997. He is also in charge of the 80 hectares of vineyard owned by Trinity Hill and knows Hawkes Bay and the Gimblett Gravels exceptionally well. The wines reflect this. Warren and his team make wines that reflect the best of what Hawkes Bay can produce. The wines have an elegance, balance, drinkability and precision of flavour that makes them a joy to sell and they also have naturally low alcohols.

Umani Ronchi

Umani Ronchi - Italy Marches

Today Umani Ronchi own 110 hectares in the Verdicchio Classico area, 60 hectares in the Rosso Conero, and 30 in Abruzzi. This part of Italy is framed by glorious hills that meet the waters of the Adriatic Sea, with such a favourable climate and soil Umani Ronchi can only profit from their treasures. “Since the beginning we have pursued our principal aim of the highest quality production, and in more than 40 years we have refined this art. Careful selection of the grapes on the plant, very low yields per hectare, continuous experimentations on the vineyard and in the cellar, strict laboratory controls”. Umani Ronchi prides itself as the leading exponent of the two major wines of the Marche, Verdicchio and Rosso Conero, as well as being one of the principle producers of wines from the neighbouring Abruzzi region.

Val de Garrigue

Val de Garrigue - France Southern Rhone

Val de Garrigue tracks down parcels of wine from some of the best vineyard sources in the region. Flanking both banks of the Rhône, sometimes following the route of the Via Domitia, the old Roman route from France to Spain, these vineyards are perfectly sited. A mixture of chalky clay and large round pebbles combines to ensure that this meagre earth forces the roots to dig deep while the 1000 hours of sun per year are reflected back up to the grapes to assist ripening. The dry, sunny climate aids vine health and, where needed, only organic fertilisers are used.


Valdivieso - Chile Curico Valley

Laid back New Zealander Brett Jackson is very much settled in Chile and much of Valdivieso's success in recent years has been down to his efforts. Based in Lontue, the company has a wealth of vineyards and the quality of the terroir is shown by the Single Vineyard wines. The whole range encapsulates everything that Chile excels at: rich, vibrant flavours and smooth, glossy textures - and the wines deserve the multitude of gongs they have picked up in recent years. Valdivieso's history goes back to 1879, time when Don Alberto Valdivieso founded Champagne Valdivieso S.A., the first sparkling wine house of Chile and of South America. In the early 1980’s they then began to produce still wines and ever since Valdivieso has obtained outstanding results and awards and has become the most awarded Chilean winery in the history of the Challenge International du Vin in Bordeaux.

Valentin Bianchi

Valentin Bianchi - Argentina Mendoza

Founded in 1928 by Italian immigrant Valentin Bianchi, the winery is now run by his grandson, also Valentin. It is situated 750 metres above sea level in San Rafael, about 240km south of Mendoza city. This is a cooler area than Mendoza’s major vineyard areas of Lujan de Cuyo and Agrelo because it’s further south. This means the grapes ripen more slowly which helps the flavours and perfumes develop more gradually, resulting in more perfumed wines. Modernisation of both the winery and the vinification over recent years has meant that Bianchi is now able to combine a long-standing understanding of their now very well established vineyards with up to date technology in the cellar. Finca Los Primos is a single-vineyard trio, whereas Famiglia is a vineyard selection. At the top of the range, Particular comes from grapes selected from the most mature vineyards.

Vallemayor

Vallemayor - Spain Rioja

Vallemayor S.L. is a family bodega located in Fuenmayor, at the heart of Rioja Alta, where it has 55 hectares of estate-owned vineyards plus another 60 hectares of vineyards owned by local growers who habitually supply the company, over which the bodega exercises direct control (determining tending schedules and treatments).

Vasse Felix

Vasse Felix - Australia Western Australia, Margaret River

Vasse Felix was the first commercial vineyard and winery to be established in the Margaret River region of Western Australia. The wines from this producer have a great reputation for consistent and award winning quality.

Veuve Clicquot

Veuve Clicquot - France Champagne

Veuve Clicquot is one of the most recognisable Champagne houses in the world. In 1805, Francois Clicquot died leaving a widow. She unexpectedly took over the reins of his Champagne house and built a hugely successful business. Dominated by Pinot Noir, its house style is full-bodied, well structured yet fresh and lively.

Villa Schinosa

Villa Schinosa - Italy Puglia

The farm Villa Schinosa, sized 200 hectares, is located in the neighbours of Trani. Recently vineyards have been renewed. The ancient cellar built in 1884, bored into the Stone of Trani, has been renovated introducing production facilities that place the farm in the forefront of wine-making industry. The owner, Don Ferdinando Capece Minutolo dei Duchi di San Valentino, supported by his son Corrado, runs the production, while his wife Maria holds business relations. Ferdinando and Corrado Capece Minutolo, together they monitor and choose all the phases of production and transformation of the product, choosing and winemaking exclusively their own grapes, followed from the field until the bottle, while for the wine route.

Vina Cobos

Vina Cobos - Argentina Mendoza

The wines of Vina Cobos are the result of a shared dream inspired by the passion of an American winemaker (Paul Hobbs) and two partners (Andrea Marchiori & Luis Barraud) from a wine producing culture deeply rooted in European traditions. Nestled at the foot of the Andes in the unique microclimate of Perdriel, the Marchiori vineyard provides an outstanding environment for Malbec and other varietals.

Vina Elena

Vina Elena - Spain Jumilla

Run by 4 sisters. Monastrell is the predominant variety in the Vina Elena portfolio and flourishes in the nutrient poor, limestone soils. Trained using the traditional Spanish method `en vaso`, the wines produced are thoroughly Mediterranean in style, certified organic and offer outstanding value.

Vina Leyda

Vina Leyda - Chile Central Valley

The Leyda Valley lies to the west of Santiago, just 14km from the Pacific, and its closeness to the sea ensures wonderfully cooling summer breezes which whip across the vineyard from 10am each day, moderating temperatures and cleansing the vineyard. Until recently the landscape was dominated by wheat and barley, but in 1997 the Fernandez family, together with Gustavo Llona, recognised the potential of the area for growing grapes and established Vińa Leyda. In the course of building an eight-kilometre pipeline from the Maipo River for irrigation, crucial research suggested that the cool but sunny climate would suit Pinot, Sauvignon and Chardonnay and planting took place, with the first harvest in 2001. Now with 216 hectares under vine the Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay are all thriving, and with Merlot on the way, the future for Vińa Leyda is very exciting.

Vincent Girardin

Vincent Girardin - France Burgundy

Vincent Girardin was born in Santenay, in the Cote de Beaune and is part of a winemaking family whose origins date to the 17th century (11th generation). Vincent began in 1982 with only 2 hectares (5 acres) of vines. When his father retired, Vincent took over several additional hectares to which he could devote himself. Vincent Girardin's wife Veronique, has worked alongside Vincent at the Domaine since 1994. As of today, the Domaine represents 20 hectares (around 50 acres) which comprised of 42 parcels from 8 villages in the Côte de Beaune.

Viu Manent

Viu Manent - Chile Colchagua Valley

Viu Manent was founded in 1935 by Catalan immigrant Miguel Viu Garcia and his sons Agustin and Miguel Viu Manent. They are one of the longest established producers in the region. Initially the family focused on a negociant wine business however in 1966 they fulfilled a long held ambition and bought the Hacienda San Carlos de Cunaco, the vineyards in the Colchagua Valley from which they had long sourced their wines. The estate included 150 hectares of noble, pre-phylloxera vines. Today their passion for their family heritage and stewardship of the land drives them to produce wines with character that express their origin and individual growing season. Their vineyards are all located in the renowned Colchagua Valley and cover 260 hectares over 3 locations: San Carlos, La Capilla and El Olivar. They also source grapes from selected Casablanca vineyards for some of their white wines.

Willunga 100

Willunga 100 - Australia South Australia, McLaren Vale

Willunga 100 aims to produce unique and distinctive wines which capture the essence of the region. The grapes come from a range of selected vineyards in McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills (for the whites), including some over 50 years old. After only its first vintage in 2005, wine journalist and judge James Halliday gave the winery a Five Star rating in the 2008 Guide, and named it as one of his ‘Top Ten newcomers’. This vindicated the original aim of Willunga 100, which was to inject some quality and excitement back into Australian wine at this price. New vintages will be made by winemaker Tim James (ex Hardy’s and Wirra Wirra and a regular on the wine judging circuit) and continue to build on the quality of the range.

Xanadu

Xanadu - Australia Western Australia, Margaret River

Xanadu has a long history of producing wines of distinction. By the early Eighties it was already winning awards, and had begun establishing a reputation as one of the finest wineries in the region, a reputation that is being consolidated since the purchased of Xanadu Wines by the Rathbone family in 2005.


Xavier Roger - France Languedoc

Xavier Roger is one of the Languedoc's finest innovative winemakers, mastering the nuances of Southern France varietals and combining traditional and modern winemaking techniques.

Yalumba

Yalumba - Australia South Australia

Founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, Yalumba is Australia's oldest family owned winery. Today, the winery is owned by fifth generation descendants, Robert & Sam Hill Smith and their families. Yalumba is determined to create wines with genuine regional character, varietal flavour and individual personality; wines that say remarkable things about some of the world's most remarkable wine regions.

Yering Station

Yering Station - Australia Victoria, Yarra Valley

Established in 1838 as the first vineyard in Victoria, it is an outstanding property in the heart of the Yarra Valley, one hour east of Melbourne, with a burgeoning reputation. The Yering Station winery is state-of-the art, and highly flexible, planned and built under the watchful gaze of the Rathbone family and winemakers Tom Carson and Darren Rathbone, it is ideal for the production of the often fickle Pinot Noir and allows the gentle handling vital to produce elegant, attractive wines.

Zema Estate

Zema Estate - Australia South Australia, Coonawarra

In 1959 Demetrio Zema arrived in Coonawarra from Italy with a dream to establish his own vineyard and produce his own wines. The dream came to reality when in 1982 together with his wife Francesca and sons Matt and Nick they purchased one of the finest parcels in the very heart of Coonawarra. From an original purchase of some 20 acres the estate has grown to 150 acres with an outstanding reputation for quality

Zenato

Zenato - Italy Veneto

One of the most highly respected, family owned wineries the Veneto, Italy and beyond. Zenato was founded in 1960 by Master Winemaker, Sergio Zenato and his wife Carla Prospero. On the market, the Zenato name is synonymous with Amarone. Sergio’s ‘quality over quantity’ approach results in benchmark Amarone and Amarone Riserva. But his other red wines, Ripassa (a “mini- Amarone”using the Ripasso process) and Valpolicella in particular, are possibly the most typical examples you are likely to find of these classic Venetian wines. Indeed, Zenato was voted among the Top 5 Red Wines Producers in Italy at the 2004 London International Wine and Spirits Fair.

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