Offers and Events

Château Grand Boise Offer

Grand Boise Cezanne

The Sainte-Victoire appellation is nestled at the foot of the eponymous Montagne, a few kilometres from Aix-en-Provence - sheltered to the south by the Monts Auréliens and the Sainte-Baume Mountain Range, its location make it more of a continental climate than a mediterranean one, and that peculiarity is reflected in the wines. What is arguably the best estate in the appellation is Château Grand Boise, the focus of this week's offer. The earliest record of wine growing here is from 1610 and tradition is a big part of their game - certified organic, hand-worked land and even some centenarian vines. Add to that limestone rich soils, a state of the art, gravity-fed winery and that beautiful light reflected from the Montagne Sainte-Victoire that Cézanne worked so hard to capture and you end up with wines of elegance, complexity and detail. We certainly all fell in love with the Grand Boise wines here and cannot recommend them enough. All the details below. Enjoy!

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Castell d'Encus Offer

Castell d'Encus Stone Vat

Sitting 1100 metres above sea level in the heart of the Catalan Pyrénées, the estate makes good use of a medieval vat carved out of the rock of the mountain itself sometime in the 12th Century. The resulting wines are chiseled, precise, fragrant and embrace their gentle stony minerality - this cult winery is unfortunately not yet well known in Australia, but we plan to change that! 

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Pannell's 2015 Koomilya Vineyard Offer

Koomilya vines and trees

A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to visit Steve and Fiona Pannell at their spectacular Koomilya vineyard in McLaren Vale for the first glimpse at the new 2015 releases. Rubbing elbows with Australian wine royalty, we took a walk through the terraced vineyards, wine glass in hand, while Steve talked us through why he loves the place so much - a place he qualifies as mystical, curious and where he can find peace. It's also a place with a full and rich history where Steve earned his first Jimmy Watson Trophy while at Hardy's and, after years of nurturing, still produces exceptional wines - expressive, brooding, powerful and fragrant, but poised, graceful and effortless. This week we are honoured to be able to share Steve and Fiona's "babies" with you, including the entrancing JC Block. Enjoy!

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