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Lucy Margaux is here - Sunday, 27 November 2016
Lucy Margaux Wine Domaine Lucci and Lucy Margaux, names that are being whispered by those in the know about Natural Wines, or wines which are just that little bit different. We have 7 of these naturally unique hand-made wines for you to try, but they are only available in tiny quantities...BROWSE & BUY NOW
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Ngeringa JE Syrah 2011 This is cool climate biodynamic Shiraz from a very difficult cool wet vintage and I am loving it. As a younger wine it might have been difficult to love, but with 5 years of age it is really starting to shine. Drinking it is a fascinating way to spend an evening as it slowly reveals its layers.
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New Millton Vintages In Stock - Wednesday, 20 April 2016
Millton Riverpoint Viognier For many years we have stocked the incredible Millton Te Arai Chenin Blanc, a wine which was rated as one of the best examples of Chenin Blanc in the world, and earned Millton Estate international recognition. But we have recently added the their Riverpoint Viognier to the fold.
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The Gemtree Story - Monday, 16 November 2015
The Gemtree Wines Story There was once a tree. Not the tallest tree, nor the oldest tree, but a tree that had put its roots in just the right part of the paddock. Here the soil was deep and layered - sometimes hard and rocky, elsewhere soft and sandy - and the wind had just enough room to move, and even the rain - when it was kind enough to visit...
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Blind Tiger Organic Gin Now In Stock - Monday, 9 November 2015
Blind Tiger Organic Gin We’re pretty happy to be able to offer our customers an organic gin just in time for Summer, and Blind Tiger is truly exceptional drop with all botanicals being organically sourced and hand-picked. What on earth is a ‘Blind Tiger’? Well, in the 1920s when prohibition was in full swing, a Blind Tiger referred to an establishment which was known to be selling alcohol illegally...
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NEW Organic Sparkling from Angove - Tuesday, 3 November 2015
Angove Cuvee Brut Organic Sparkling The silly season is here! In the next few months there are going to be a multitude of occasions where a sparkling wine of good quality, and not outrageous cost, is required. The Angove Cuvee Brut meets all the criteria of a delicious sparkling wine that isn’t too hard on the hip pocket.
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OLD VINE Preservative Free Cabernet from Freehand NOW IN STOCK - Lovingly crafted from some of the oldest vines in the Great Southern Wine Region of Western Australia, this sumptuous wine shows blackcurrant and morello cherry with chocolate and cedar notes. The palate is luscious and concentrated, with more red fruits and aniseed spice...
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AGED PRESERVATIVE FREE Freehand Cabernet 2003 AGED PRESERVATIVE FREE WINE! Since the dawn of winemaking time there have been arguments about just how long a bottle of wine will last if we don't use preservatives of some kind...what a rare please to be able to offer a 12 year old Preservative Free Cabernet...
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Tamburlaine Preservative Free Au Naturel Premium Cuvee Sparkling Drum roll please....! We've recently added two new SPARKLING WINES to our arsenal. Tamburlaine, one of the largest certified organic wine producers in Australia is now supplying us with two new wines and after several tastings we have concluded that they are both delicious!
And one of them is PRESERVATIVE FREE...
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Bunn 2013 Shiraz It's wet, cold and lonely on the streets of Melbourne town tonight, but I've just found a new friend full of mystery, spice, charm and warmth. What it's not full of is preservatives, in fact there are none added.
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Paxton MV McLaren Vale Shiraz I've said it before, and I'll say it again... This wine is delicious, and excellent bang for your buck! Campbell Mattinson from Winefront gave this wine a score of 90 points, Try for yourself at the CHEAPEST PRICE IN AUSTRALIA!
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THE MOPPA IS BACK!
It's been a long wait, but finally we have The Moppa back in stock! It's the new vintage, and it is sensational. My go to red for a 'special occassion'. I pretty much love everything about this wine. The smell, the taste, the package. I suggest grabbing a few bottles now before I drink the lot!
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This wine has always been one of our favourites. It is getting the reputation for being one of the best Organic and Preservative Free wines in Australia. In July it was awarded The Best Red at the Winestate NASAA Organic Wine Tasting for 2015.
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Temple Bruer Chardonnay Semillon 2014 A newby to hit our shelves, this Chardonnay Semillon is simply divine! This is the second Preservative Free White that Temple Bruer have made. We have had the Verdelho for 5 vintages, but it is out of vintage and the rumour is it might not be back in the same form...But luckily they have produced this little beauty as a worthy replacement...
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Well, as we slip deep into to Autumn it’s time to start thinking red! An organic red wine of course? This issue we are featuring some new preservative free reds and some organic reds as well. Have we found the best preservative free red ever...read on to find out
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Our March Newsletter features fabulous new imported wines from Germany & Spain, plus a bit of wine knowledge about Spanish Verdejo, Tempranillo & Cava to get you up to speed...view the nesletter here
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Freehand Natural Wines In Stock - Tuesday, 9 September 2014
Near Mount Barker in Western Australia’s Great Southern wine region stands a ruggedly Australian vineyard framed by the Hay River, blue gums, an olive grove and a giant blue sky...read more
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Bright red-purple; the good vintage no doubt helped to build what is a generous wine, with blackberry, blackcurrant and plum fruit and ample tannins. As honest as the day is long.
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WARNING: Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 for Victoria, it is an offence: to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $17,000); or for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $700). Liquor License No. 36104187.