On The Vine

On the Vine is the Fine Wine Guide compiled by the Panel who blind taste and assess wines methodically. Each quarter the Panel recommend their top wines in the Fine Wine Guide. The Summer edition is now out (1st December 2020). Click on the images to view the current issue and our past 3 editions including our top sparklings, champagnes, reds, whites and rosés in our latest issue! Cheers!

Liquor Barons On the Vine Summer 2020

On the Vine Summer 2020 is now at Swanny Cellars.

The Panel blind tastes, assess and judge up to 35 wines every two weeks and from this they have picked their top 21 for you to enjoy over the festive season & warmer months.

Leeuwin Estate 2019 Art Series Sauvignon Blanc (Margaret River)
Greywacke 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough (NZ)
Clairault 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon (Margaret River)
Jim Barry 2020 Riesling (Watervale)
Soumah 2020 Pinot Grigio (Yarra Valley)
Pierro 2020 Blanc de Blanc (Margaret River)
Marq 2019 Fiano (Margaret River)
Fire Gully 2019 Chardonnay (Margaret River)
Forest Hill 2019 Highbury Fields Chardonnay (Great Southern)
Turkey Flat Vineyards 2020 Rosé (Barossa Valley)
Ministry of Clouds 2020 Rosé (McLaren Vale)
Holm Oak 2020 The Protégé Pinot Noir (Tasmania)
Coldstream Hills 2019 Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley)
Three Dark Horses 2019 Grenache (McLaren Vale)
Howard Park 2016 Scotsdale Cabernet Sauvignon (Great Southern)
Hay Shed Hill 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (Margaret River)
Domaine Naturaliste 2018 Discovery Cabernet Sauvignon (Margaret River)
Leeuwin Estate 2017 Art Series Shiraz (Margaret River)
Blood & Courage 2018 Shiraz (Barossa Valley)
Kilikanoon 2018 Killerman’s Run Shiraz (Clare Valley)
Babo 2017 Nero d’Avola Sicilia (It)

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If you’re short on time, order these wines online through Mimu for click & collect or delivery.

Fizz - Sparkling Wine Magazine for Wine News page

The new Sparkling issue, called Fizz is now out in store.

Rod Properjohn, who writes the tasting notes for the magazine says, “….Fizz is so versatile; it’s the ideal aperitif, also a great food wine and is one that may be relished anytime from early morning all the way through to late at night. You are advised however to be a little circumspect and not to do it all on the one day. These are the wines we thoroughly enjoyed out of a large selection sent to our panel for reviewing.”

Here are their top 15:
Babo Brut Prosecco DOC
Borgo San Pietro NV Asolo Prosecco Superiore
Jansz NV Premium Cuvée Tasmania
Jansz NV Premium Rosé Tasmania
Segura Viudas Vintage 2013 Gran Reserva Brut Cava
Louis Bouillot NV Crémant de Bourgogne
Pol Roger NV Brut Réserve Champagne (Fr)
Henri Abelé NV Brut Champagne
Laurent-Perrier NV La Cuvée Brut Champagne
Ayala Vintage 2014 Le Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2012 Champagne (Fr)
Bleasdale NV Sparkling Shiraz Langhorne Creek
Bollinger NV Rosé
Pol Roger Vintage 2012
Ayala Vintage 2007 Brut No7

This offer is available till 31 January 2021 or until stocks run out.
Images for illustration purposes only.

Click on the image or here to download the catalogue!

Liquor Barons On the Vine Spring 2020

On the Vine Spring Edition has just arrived in stores (1st September).

Having blind tasted, judged and assessed wines from across the world over the past 3 months, the Liquor Barons Panel has hand selected their top 20 wines for you to enjoy over Spring:

  • Langmeil 2018 Blacksmith Cabernet Sauvignon (Barossa)
  • Rieslingfreak 2019 No 4 Riesling (Eden Valley)
  • Risky Business 2019 Pinot Grigio (King Valley)
  • Clare Wine Co 2019 Riesling Watervale (Clare Valley)
  • Flametree 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon (Margaret River)
  • Streicker 2017 Ironstone Block Old Vine Chardonnay (Margaret River)
  • Flowstone 2019 Moonmilk White (Margaret River)
  • Cherubino 2019 Laissez Faire Chardonnay (Porongurup)
  • Vidal 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough (NZ)
  • Bremerton 2017 Bâtonnage Shiraz/Malbec (Langhorne Creek)
  • Aix 2019 Rosé Vin de Provence (France)
  • Lenton Brae 2018 Cabernet Merlot (Margaret River)
  • Devil’s Corner 2018 Resolution Pinot Noir (Tasmania)
  • Jim Barry 2017 Lodge Hill Shiraz (Clare Valley)
  • Greenstone 2018 Gusto Shiraz (Heathcote)
  • Poacher’s Ridge 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (Great Southern)
  • Kaesler 2016 Stonehorse GSM (Barossa Valley)
  • Warramate 2019 Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley)
  • Robert Oatley 2018 GSM (McLaren Vale)
  • Laya 2018 Garnacha Monastrell D.O. Almansa (Spain)

Click here to view and download the catalogue.

Photos taken by Richard Jefferson. On the Vine Spring Edition specials end 30 November 2020.
Liquor Barons On the Vine Winter 2020

The Winter Edition of On the Vine has just landed in the store (1 June). The expert panel members have hand selected their top 20 for Winter 2020.

  • Juniper, Margaret River Small Batch Fiano 2019
  • Bleasdale, Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris 2019
  • Mesh, Eden Valley Riesling 2019
  • Vasse Felix, Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2018
  • Triennes Rosé 2018 (France)
  • Castelli, Pemberton Chardonnay 2018
  • Domaine du Cleray, Sauvignon 2019 (France)
  • Paul Conti, Margaret River Chardonnay 2019
  • Wairau River, Marlborough Pinot Gris 2019 (NZ)
    Greenstone Estate, Heathcote Shiraz 2016
  • Flowstone, Margaret River Moonmilk Shiraz Grenache 2018
  • Majella ‘The Musician’, Coonawarra Cabernet Shiraz 2016
  • Dalrymple, Pipers River Tasmania Pinot Noir 2018
  • The Yard, Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
  • Chalk Hill, McLaren Vale Tempranillo Grenache 2019
  • Château Bel Air de l’Orme Bordeaux Supérieur 2016 (France)
  • Henschke Henry’s Seven, Barossa Shiraz Blend 2017 (Vegan)
  • Il Palazzo Chianti 2017 (Italy)
  • Mt Trio, Porongurup Syrah 2018
  • Warramate, Yarra Valley Syrah 2016

Click here or on the image above to view our top wines for winter!

Please Note: On the Vine Winter Edition specials end 31 August 2020.
While stocks last. Pictures for Illustration purposes only.
Prices may vary in country areas. Some products available only at selected stores.