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Planted to the tranquil Shangri-La of a sun warmed slope in Yarra Valley, TarraWarra was established 1983 by the founders of the Sussan and Sportsgirl brands. Philanthropists and patrons of the arts, Mr and Mrs Besen, AO and AO respectively, took a highly aesthetic approach to the pursuit of viticulture. Healthy soils and happy fauna were the means to an end, good wine comes from a sound ecology, but great wine needs the inspiration of a holistic engagement with the arts. It is here at Healesville that habitues can savour the Sauvignon while immersing themselves amongst the work of our national masters. A costly collection of canvas by our merry Messrs Boyd and Whiteley, Drysdale, Brack and Pugh, presenting the most opulent environment, to sip and savour the ferments of fruit picked within a painter's eye view. A range.. Take the trek to tarrawarra»
Samuel Smith migrated from Dorset England to Angaston in the colony of South Australia circa 1847, he took up work as a gardener with George Fife Angas, the virtual founder of the colony. In 1849, Smith bought thirty acres and planted vines by moonlight, the first ever vintages of Yalumba. One of his most enduring legacies were some unique clones of Shiraz, which were ultimately sown to the illustrious Mount Edelstone vineyard in 1912. Angas's great grandchild Ron Angas acquired cuttings from the Edelstone site and migrated the precious plantings to his pastures at Hutton Vale. The land remains in family hands, a graze for flocks of some highly fortunate lamb. In between the paddocks, blocks of Sam Smith's experimental vines yield a harvest of the most spectacular Shiraz to be found in all Eden Valley... The return of rootstock to garden of eden»
Josef Chromy OAM escaped from war torn Czechoslovakia as a penniless 19 year old in 1950, he fled across minefields, evading soldiers and killer dogs, ultimately finding a new home in the lucky country. Chromy has been a long standing principal in the Tasmanian food and wine industry, he established Tasmania's leading brands, including Bay of Fires, Jansz, Heemskerk and Tamar Ridge. At 76 years young, he launched his namesake label, planting one of the apple isle's most stately vineyards and gazetting Tasmania's most compellingly stylish range of wines. Chromy's sensational vintages are as conspicuous for the uniqueness of their character as they are for their sublime and articulate charm. They divide the industry press and excite all adherents of engaging, eloquent & decidedly provocative Tasmanian.. Tasty treats from the apple isle»

Katnook Founders Block Sauvignon Blanc CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sauvignon Blanc Coonawarra South Australia
Founder's Block are fashioned to contemporary tastes, ideally for enthusiasts who know their wine and can appreciate the accessability of a drink early, fruit forward style. Coonawarra and Sauvignon Blanc are old mates who've spent many years together, sharing countless weekend overs around the local cricket pitch. Full of lively fruit flavours, refreshingly unwooded and vitally crisp, Founders Block is a soothing Coonawarra elixir, brimming with gooseberry lemongrass characters, underscored by dainty florals and a fine mineral grip.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$233.00
Pale straw with light green hues. Appealing fresh varietal herbaceous fruit with light tropical tones, hints of lemongrass, citrus and light florals. Attractive fruity palate with subtle herbaceousness, light goosberry and citrus flavours. A delicious, cleanly flavoured wine with zesty lingering fresh acid finish. Ideal with baked cheese nibbles, oysters and shellfish snacks.
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