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IN THE BOATSHED WINE LOFT
From the Rhône to cool-climates such as Canberra, the Syrah grape flourishes in all corners of the world. Just as the regions are so vast, so is the style of wine - ranging from big, bold and robust to medium bodied and silky smooth. Join us for an afternoon and taste your way through the many different expressions of this vibrant variety.
OPEN TO TASTE
Equis Equinoxe Crozes Hermitage Rouge 2017
Pierre Gaillard Saint-Joseph Rouge 2016
Vincent Paris Crozes Hermitage 2016
Spinifex Syrah 2018 - Barossa
Massena The Eleventh Hour 2017- Barossa
Cirillo Shiraz 2017- Barossa
Schwarz Meta Shiraz 2017- Barossa
Smallfry Shiraz 2016 - Barossa
CRFT Shiraz The Fechner Vineyard 2016 - Barossa
Vinteloper Shiraz 2015 - Adelaide Hills
SC Pannell Syrah 2016 - Adelaide Hills
Wines by KT 5452 Shiraz 2015 - Clare Valley
Yangarra Small Pot Whole Bunch Shiraz 2016 - McLaren Vale
Luke Lambert Crudo Shiraz 2018 - Yarra Valley
Soumah Syrah 2015 - Yarra Valley
Jamsheed La Syrah 2017 - Yarra Valley
Payten & Jones VV Syrah 2017 - Yarra Valley
Giant Steps Syrah 2017 - Yarra Valley
Australian Capital Territory
Eden Road Canberra Syrah 2017, Murrumbateman
Castelli Shiraz 2016 - Denmark
La Violetta UP! Shiraz 2015 - Denmark
Willow Bridge Gravel Pit Shiraz 2018 - Geographe
Blind Corner Shiraz 2017 - Margaret River
Voyager Estate Shiraz 2016 - Margaret River
Tripe Iscariot Marrow 2017 - Margaret River McHenry Honen ‘Hazels Vineyard’ Syrah 2017 - Margaret River
Wednesday, 3 July 2019
6 pm to 7.30 pm
$50 per person - only 20 tickets available.
For tickets click here
Keep the winter blues at bay and join us for an evening of Cheese & Wine! Our in-house fromage expert has selected five Winter-friendly cheeses to be paired with five warming wines. Starting with a baked cheese from the French Alps we will work our way through a selection of local and international cheese and wine and discover how best to pair the two together!
Dupasquier Rousette de Savoie 2014,
Savoie, France Enderle & Moll ‘Liason’ Pinot Noir 2016, Baden, Germany
Domaine Rolet Arbois Poulsard 2016, Jura, France
Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2017, Sicily, Italy
Adalia Recioto Della Valpolicella, Valpolicella, Italy
Fromager des Clarines
L’artisan Mountain Man
Beaufort Chalet d’Alpage
Vacche Rosse Reggiano
REDUCED PRICES FOR 4 DAYS ONLY!!!!
The end of the financial year is nearly upon us and in order to make room for new stock we need to clear out some of the old! Over 4 days we will have a selection of our premium wines available at special prices, including wines from Champagne, Bourgogne and Beaujolais! This is a one off chance to secure some incredible wines at great prices.
FOR A FULL LIST OF THE WINES ON CLEARANCE - CLICK HERE.
G.D. Vajra – “a world of sublime hand-crafted, artisan wines of the very highest level”, as Antonio Galloni, one of the world’s most influential wine critics, calls it. This family-run estate is a serious over-performer, from the most humble wine in the range through to the bench mark Barolos, and we are delighted to be able to share some of the new release wines with you this Friday!
OPEN TO TASTE:
G.D. Vajra Langhe Rosso 2017
G.D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo 2017
G.D. Vajra Dolcetto D’Alba 2017
D.D. Vajra Barbera D’ Alba 2017
Moora Citrus is based in the WA Wheatbelt. The orchard is producing oranges and mandarins, with a focus on delivering fresh eating citrus into the local market. We now have stock of new season Navel oranges. Boost your immune system and Vitamin C intake through those chilly Winter months. These fascinating fruit are some of the most popular and common oranges around.
Our florists have sourced the most beautiful, soft pink Peony Roses! These have been flown direct from the grower in Holland and are the last of the season. Peonies have been used and cultivated in China since early history. Ornamental cultivars were created from plants cultivated for medicine in China as of the sixth and seventh century. Peonies became particularly popular during the Tang dynasty where they were grown in the imperial gardens. The Netherlands is the largest peony cut flower producing country with about 50 million stems each year! Pick up a bunch of these beautiful blooms from our flower department - wrapping is complimentary!
Arriving directly from world famous cherry growers, Stemilt are these delicious Chelan Cherries! These cherries are dark red to mahogany in color with a flavour explosion in every bite. You’ll love the crunch when you bite into one and the incredible sweetness, acids, and juicy experience that follow. These cherries can be used for just about everything. Whether you are grabbing straight from the bag to enjoy or adding into a delicious baked dessert, dark-sweet cherries taste great in salads, cooked dishes, and for juicing and freezing.
$55 per bottle - just arrived in the Wine Loft.
Marchand & Burch Morgon is produced from hand-harvested 45 year old vines using traditional techniques including gentle whole bunch fermentation and maturation in concrete. The deep purple-tinged ruby colour is a hallmark of the Cru. The nose engages with ripe raspberry,forest fruits, anise spice and sweet earth and leathery notes. The palate is full-fruited with a vibrant juicy acidity that makes the mouth water and a powdery tannin profile which lengthens the finish to reveal stony earth, leather and pepper berry notes. - a delicious wine from one of our favourite local producers.
A creamy and delicious European style drinking chocolate made from mineral-rich cocoa, lucuma, carob, cinnamon and wild crafted vanilla bean. GLUTEN FREE – DAIRY FREE – SUGAR-FREE (no added sugar) enjoy hot or cold. The healthy way to indulge + enliven the senses. This truly is the best chocolate powder on the market, it is beautifully smooth and absolutely delicious.
We now have stock of this delicious bean-to-bar, single-origin, small batch chocolate! Not only is the chocolate of an incredibly high quality, the packaging is absolutely beautiful in its quirkiness. French trained pastry chef-turned-chocolatier Charles Lemai was travelling in Vietnam last year when he met an artisan chocolate maker. He discovered the bean-to-bar chocolate process and chocolate is now his passion. Charles sources his beans from small farms in the Solomon Islands, Haiti, Brazil and Madagascar, and he will be experimenting with many textures and unique flavours. The sweet smell of chocolate being made onsite is very hard to resist.
We now have the full range of Tea Tribe teas on our shelves! Tea Tribe uses 100% certified organic tea & herbs from micro to medium farms that have been carefully selected to align flavour and the beneficial restorative properties of tea. Their tea is small batch, hand blended and communicated to you in 100% recyclable and biodegradable packaging from our beloved hometown of Byron Bay. Tea Tribe was created so that a passion could be turned into a reality, driven by ethical, environmental and harmonising factors, to ensure a guilt free cup of tea.
Join us in the Wine Loft for a very special cheese cracking of the very limited Beaufort d’Alpage Cheese that will be matched with delicious French wine. This is an incredibly special cheese! The AOC rules dictate that Beaufort can only be made in the Savoie and Haute-Savoie departments in the Rhône-Alps region of eastern France. Beaufort d’Alpage (meaning “of mountain pasture”) is only made in the summer in small mountain chalets. The milk comes from the Tarentaise breed of cows that graze at altitudes of 6,000 feet or more. It takes approximately 530L of milk, the daily production of 30 cows, to make 1 wheel of Beaufort. Beaufort d’Alpage is a hard cooked mountain cheese with a smooth texture and a rich, nutty sweet flavour.
WINES OPEN TO TASTE:
Chateau Barouillet Bergerac blanc, Sauvignon Blend, South West
Champalou Vouvray Sec Tendre Chenin, Loire Valley
Dupasquier Rousette de Savoie, Savoie
Domaine Rapatel VdP Roussanne Blend, Rhone Valley
Domaine Rolet Poulsard, Jura
Jeff Carrel Morillon Blanc, Languedoc
We are coming into apple season, and we do love our Australian apples! We have new season Sundowner apples in our produce department, that have been grown in WA orchards. The texture of a Sundowner is firm and crisp, though not hard, and the yellow flesh is fine grained. This is a very sweet apple, but balanced by some tartness and notes of berries and spices. The sweetness of this apple intensifies with storage, changing the flavor somewhat. They are absolutely delicious in this Apple & Raspberry Crumble
$29 per bottle (RRP $35)
Now available in the Wine Loft.
The Frascole vineyards sit atop ancient Roman sites in Tuscany and have been passed down through the family for generations. The organic vineyards are high-density with low yields, and all harvesting is conducted by hand. With aromas of blackberry and spice, followed by juicy black plum and clove on the palate, this is perfect Winter drinking!
$30 per person - redeemable with any Valenciso purchase made on the evening
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 from 6 pm - 7.30 pm
20 tickets available - purchase here.
Winemaker Diego Santanta join’s us all the way from Spain for an in depth talk about the wines of Rioja and Valenciso. From humble beginnings, Valenciso have become a leading light amongst Rioja’s small band of micro, terroir focused producers. Their Rioja Reserva is widely considered to be one of the regions benchmark reds. Valenciso’s wines are subtle, elegant and super refined.
At a dinner in Melbourne, circa 2012, Jesús Barquín, renowned Spanish wine writer and founder of the Equipo Navazos project, had a very clear message about Valenciso. He said this: “If you asked me to name just one producer from Rioja that you should buy, it would be Valenciso.” Enough said!
OPEN TO TASTE:
Valenciso Blanco 2017
Valenciso Tempranillo Saignee Rose 2015
Valenciso Laderas de Cabama Tempranillo 2013
Valenciso Reserva Tempranillo 2011
Valenciso Reserva 10 Años Después 2007
$199 (usually $230) for mixed 6
To celebrate the announcement of this years Young Gun of Wine awards, we have put together a mixed six pack featuring the top trophy winners.
YOUNG GUN OF WINE - The prestigious Young Gun of Wine was awarded to brothers Damon and Jono Koerner from Koerner Wine in the Clare Valley. They are an emerging force and beacon for creativity in the Clare Valley.
THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE - The People’s Choice, as decided by the public at tasting events in Melbourne and Sydney. This award was given to the West Australian duo Liv Maiorana and Mijan Patterson of South by South West.
WINEMAKERS CHOICE - Remi Guise of Tripe Iscariot took out the Winemakers Choice trophy, an award decided by the Final 12 winemakers in the competition.
Koerner ‘The Clare’ Cabernet Blend
Koerner ‘Mamollo’ Sciaccarello
South by South West Chardonnay South by South West Malbec/ Cabernet
Tripe Iscariot Brawn Chardonnay
Tripe Iscariot Karridale Chenin