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Bethany Old Quarry Fronti Wine from Australia

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Bethany’s unique Old Quarry Fronti is made from Muscadelle; Muscat a Petit Grains and Pedro Ximenez grapes grown on some of the oldest vines at our Homestead vineyard, harvested late in the season to achieve maximum flavour and intensity, then fortified with premium quality brandy spirit and aged for an average of eight years in […]

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Australian wine harvest at a 5 year low

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Wine production in Australia is set to hit a five-year low this year, impacted by the knock-on effects of widespread wet weather in the 2010-11 growing season. According to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES), the 2012 harvest is estimated at 1.53m tonnes, the lowest total since 2007’s crop of […]

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Hope Estate Wines from Hunter Valley, Australia

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Hope Estate was established in 1994 when Michael Hope gave up a successful pharmacy career to do something he loved – to make wine. From small beginnings of 30 acres of vines at Broke in the Hunter Valley, Michael planted vineyards on the famed red basalt soil at Fordwich. Taking a giant leap forward in […]

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Tortoiseshell Bay wines from South Eastern Australia

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The Tortoiseshell Bay winery is located in the small hamlet of Yenda in the heart of the Riverina in New South Wales. Growing 55 percent of wine grapes in New South Wales and 15 percent of the total grape production within Australia, the Riverina is a very important wine region. The continental climate is hot […]

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New wines from Pirie – Tasmania, Australia

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Pirie is based in Tasmania’s Tamar Valley region and is the creation of Dr Andrew Pirie, one of Australia’s most respected winemakers and the driving force behind the modern Tasmanian wine industry. Pirie produces three ranges – Pirie South, Pirie Estate and Pirie Reserve. Pirie South wines are made with the aim of producing fresh, […]

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