In-Store Tastings

This Friday 19th October, we will be opening a range of wines. Drop in and speak to us about these wines!

Mac Forbes 2017 Yarra Valley Pinot Noir: The fruit that produces this wine is sourced from a number of vineyards; Coldstream, Woori Yallock, Yarra Junction, Seville, Wesburn and Hoddles Creek vineyards. This wine is a blend of Mac Forbes’ declassified barrels from each of their single vineyard wines.

The fruit is hand-picked then 10% is whole bunch fermented with a portion stomped under foot and hand plunged in open fermenters. It spends 6-30 days on skins with 11 months in oak. There is no filtration or fining. Click here to view the technical sheet about Mac Forbes Pinot Noir.


2018 Rieslingfreak No.3 Clare Valley Riesling “Dry”: The fruit for this wines is from the family vineyard in White Hutt, Clare Valley where the grapes are grown on heavy red clay soils. It is these soils that lead to the fruit generosity in this wine, the “hallmark” of No.3. Click here for the tasting notes. Click here to read when Ruth from Swanbourne Cellars met up with John Hughes of Rieslingfreak in the Clare Valley.


Ricca Terra blend: This is a Mediterranean red  blend of Nero d’Avola, Lagrein, Negroamaro     & Tempranillo). Ricca Terra Farms’ approach is to plant small   plots of a new grape variety; then see how it performs; as a vine and wine as opposed to mass planting of new varieties. The winemaker was aiming to create a wine that ‘shouted a statement’ to the world that blends of Mediterranean grape varieties grown in the Riverland would make great wine. Click here to read more about this wine.

Click here to read our past blog post about Ricca Terra.


2017 Rimauresq Cru Classé Estate Rosé: This is a new vintage straight from the south of France. It is a blend of 29% Cinsault, 10% Mourvèdre, 6% Syrah, 4% Carignan and 5% Rolle. The wine has won many awards for its previous vintages including Platinum Best In Show Medal : 97 points at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 for its 2016 vintage. Click here to read more about the wine and the winery that produces other styles and grape varieties.