These small-batch wines are handcrafted indulgently by our winemaking team without compromise. Growing and winemaking is conducted to the highest standards, using exceptional parcels of fruit from the best vineyards we have access to in each region. Fruit sourcing is down to even the smallest sub-blocks of single vineyards in each sub-district.
G.A.R. the Great Australian Red
Our flagship release, the Great Australian Red. This wine is about the sum of its parts being greater than the individual components. Two immaculate vineyards. Two of the very best sub-regions. Crafted by some of Australia’s greatest winemaking talent, utilising the finest French oak and small-batch facilities.
Penola Cabernet Sauvignon | Coonawarra
Fruit for our Cabernet is soured from three vineyards located on the southern end of the Terra Rossa strip, surrounding the township of Penola. The cool climate provides the perfect growing conditions for Cabernet and the resulting wine is powerful, yet elegant.
Ebenezer Shiraz | Barossa Valley
Sourced from three unique blocks on a 20Ha vineyard in Ebenezer – each block is planted to a different vine-selection resulting in a beautiful amalgam of elements; clone 1654 provides rich, dark fruits and power, BVRC30 brings spice and elegance whilst Maywald contributes the smooth, caramel-like hints of sweetness.
Lobethal Chardonnay | Adelaide Hills
Grapes for this wine come from David Neale’s vineyard in the Lobethal sub region of the Adelaide Hills, an area known for producing beautiful, delicate Chardonnays. The vineyard has an altitude of approximately 420 metres above sea level and has gentle, undulating north-to-south rows that capture maximum sunshine hours.
Jimi’s Ferment – Fumé Blanc
The style of this Sauvignon Blanc was modelled on the classic Sancerre style of the Loire Valley, as the Kongorong vineyard from where these grapes come from, has a similar cool climate and very rocky flinty shallow soil. Juice was taken off the main tank after a light pressing, then put into an open fermenter as we would normally do for a red ferment. It was fermented extremely oxidatively in accordance with the “techniques” passed on to me by our French backpacker cellar hands (they may well have been messing with me) – Jimi Lienert, Winemaker.
The Regional Selections represent vineyard & varietal combinations that are recognised for excellence. Or emerging varietals that are eminently suited to each region.
The motivation is quality, and the result is a range of wines that are hand-made from specific vineyards to bring you the best of each growing region.
Coonawarra – Cabernet Sauvignon
The fruit for our Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from several parcels throughout Coonawarra. The cool climate adn famous terra rossa over limestone soils provides ideal growing conditions for premium Cabernet Sauvignon.
Barossa Valley – Shiraz
The fruit for the Shiraz comes from a selection of Barossa vineyards including our own Resurrection Vineyard. Shiraz has proved itself an extremely versatile variety, producing full-bodied, ripe berry examples from the warm regions.
Barossa Valley – Negroamaro
The fruit for our Negroamaro comes from a single vineyard site in the Koonunga Hill sub region which is located in the Barossa Valley. Negroamaro thrives in a hot climate, making it well suited to this sub region.
Barossa Valley – Grenache
The Barossa Valley is home to some of the oldest Grenache vines in the world. Our Grenache is made in a modern and elegant style (Barossa Pinot!) culminating in a wine that is expressive of variety and region.
Adelaide Hills – Sauvignon Blanc
Fruit for our Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from the cool climate of the Adelaide Hills, a region that has gathered a strong reputation for young and fresh styled Sauvignon Blanc.
Eden Valley – Riesling
Fruit for this Riesling is sourced from the cool climate of Eden Valley. The high altitude (approximately 500m) is especially favourable for high quality Riesling fruit, making the Eden Valley one of the pre-eminent districts in the country for this grape variety.
Clare Valley – Fiano
Noted for its small yields and intense aromatic profile, Fiano has recently found considerable success on Australian soils. This particular single vineyard is established, and very well suited to the region, providing fruit that shows all the quality hallmarks that Fiano is known for.
Adelaide Hills – Nebbiolo Bianco
Nebbiolo Bianco thrives in the Adelaide Hills due to its high altitude and cold climate. Cool growing conditions provide a natural balance between fruit and acidity. Crisp and floral, our Nebbiolo Bianco is medium bodied with texture and complexity.
Limestone Coast Selections
Grapes for these varietals are sourced from a selection of sub-districts within the cool climate of the Limestone coast growing region. The cool growing conditions and diversity in geography makes it the perfect fruit source for this equally diverse range. The result is benchmark value for money in this collection of sophisticated and modern wine styles.
Midday Somewhere Shiraz
Made in a medium-bodied style reflecting the cool climate, this wine shows bright primary fruit flavours with spice, and natural acidity. The nose is lifted and aromatic and when you sip, it exceeds expectations; so much so that you may find it hard to resist.
Twist of Fate Cabernet Sauvignon
Our Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon is a vibrant, lifted style of wine displaying juicy, moreish black-fruit notes and bouncy acidity. We have chosen to restrict the use of oak during fermentation to accentuate the freshness of the blend.
Unfinished Business Pinot Noir
Unfinished Business is a medium to light-bodied Pinot Noir with pure and vibrant cool climate fruit characters. Aromatic on the nose with bright fruits of strawberry and cherries, natural acidity, subtle savoury notes and fine tannins provide a smooth finish.
Wild at Heart Rosé
Made from free-run juice, Wild at Heart Rosé is varietal, fresh, plush and delicate. Limited skin contact results in a pale coloured Rosé with soft tannins and a crisp finish that is best enjoyed young. The perfect aperitif!
Lost Weekend Chardonnay
Lost Weekend Chardonnay is crisp and refreshing with well-balanced fruit sweetness and acidity; crafted with measured oak influence to accentuate the natural varietal character. It is best shared with a large group of friends.
Rules of Engagement Pinot Grigio
This cool climate Pinot Grigio is fragrant and vibrant, bursting with notes of citrus and rich tropical fruits. This particular vineyard was selected for natural acidity retained in the fruit, which in turn results in a wine with a clean palate and crisp finish – our Rules of Engagement.
Bright Young Things Sauvignon Blanc
Our Bright Young Things is text book Sauvignon Blanc; racy and crisp. Whether it’s lunch with family and friends, or a sunset picnic on the beach, this Bright Young Thing is a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
The Proposition Moscato
Our Proposition Moscato is made in a fruit forward style; alive with notes of pineapple, sweet sherbet, lemon sorbet and musk. The slight spritz adds an extra racy element, making it perfect well-chilled on a hot, summer day.
Our range of Sparkling Wines are made using traditional winemaking methods, which are complex and time-consuming but reward with high levels of complexity and refinement.
Madeline Alice NV Chardonnay Pinot Noir
Graceful and refined, Madeline Alice Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir NV is bottle fermented in the traditional method, then aged on lees before disgorging and dosage. The result is a complex and elegant style of sparkling wine.