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Returned servicemen from the Great War could look forward to government grants of pastoral freehold. West Australia's Willyabrup Valley was such a place, just a short walk from the balmy beaches of Indian Ocean, it offered the veterans excellent potential for agriculture. The fertile lands of Sussex Vale were originally established to animal husbandry by the discharged troopers, generations of livestock enriched the soils and it was astutely sown to vines in 1973. Fortuitously placed at the very heart of the Australian west's most illustrious estates, it continued to occupy the thoughts of neighbouring Howard Park's chief winemaker, until he acquired the.. A better block on hay shed hill»
Constructed during early settlement by a supervisor of colonial convicts, at the very epicentre of the market gardens which serviced Hobart, Clarence House is a heritage listed manor which remains largely unaltered since the 1830s. It passed through several hands before being acquired by the Kilpatricks in 1993, who answered the call of Bacchus and established the grounds to vine. There are now sixteen hectares of viticulture, several significant Burgundy clones of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with smaller plantings of Sauvignon and Pinot Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet and Tempranillo. What's most unique about the Clarence House vineyards are the soils and topography,.. Heirlooms of a hobart homestead»
An Irish cobbler named Reilly settled into the tiny Clare Valley township of Mintaro circa 1856. He converted a stone barn into a homestead cottage. Reilly's Cottage served as the local cobbler's shop in the centre of the bustling town, which had boomed after the establishment of salubrious slate quarries. Almost 140 years later, the cottage has been restored to its former glory by relatives of Reilly, the family Ardill, once again it is a hive of activity, home to the eminent and award winning range of Reilly.. There once was a man named reilly»
Hurtle Walker first picked grapes as a ten year old on the celebrious Magill property in 1900. Apprenticed to the legenderies Monsieur Duray and Leon Mazure, Walker was placed in charge of sparkling wine production for the historic Auldana Cellars at the ripe old age of 21. He saw service as a soldier in World War I and made great wine until 1975. Hurtle Walker's grandson continues the family tradition, partnering with Jimmy Watson winner David O'Leary to acquire the most auspicious Clare Valley vineyards and establish one of the nation's leading marques. Between the two, O'Leary and Waker have claimed every prestigious accolade in the land, a breathtaking.. The illustrious pair of valley clare»

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Seventy Six CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa McLaren Wrattonbully South Australia
Originally released in 1976, the Koonunga Hill range has established a sound reputation for quality and consistency, while availing red wine enthusiasts of the opportunity to approach the enduring Penfolds style. The inaugural 1976 vintage of Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet was a legendary wine, still drinking well at Penfolds red wine recorking clinics. Reissued under the Seventy Six moniker, it has attracted a tremendous amount of critical acclaim, twice recipient of the highly prestigious Wine Press Club Trophy for Best Dry Red Wine.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$239.00
A mostly Shiraz wine with a vital component of good Cabernet, assembled from harvests grown to choice Penfold vineyards, owned and operated by the most dedicated growers. Penfolds have had greater experience with Cabernet Sauvignon than any other Australian winemaker, the development of Cabernet vineyards in Australia is due in no small part to their efforts. Vines are trained and pruned throughout the growing season, allowing optimum ripening conditions for maximum flavour, fine tannin structure and balanced acidity. Fruit is treated to a temperature controlled fermentation and full malolactic, followed by fifteen months in a selection of seasoned and new American oak hogsheads.
Deep, darkly coloured core, purple robes. Brooding dark fruit nose, stylish oak with elements of char. Mocha, dark chocolate, liquorice, aniseed and black olives gives way to more savoury notes of demi-glace and lamb. A rounded, balanced palate with generous plush fruits. Texturally appealing, excellent grip and fine, pronounced tannins in support of red berry and cranberry fruits. Ideal with beef, lamb and Mediterranean recipes.
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