Comparative tasting of Bordeaux with different appellations, age brackets and dominant varieties. Along with a Clare Valley Riesling refresher... - Jim Barry Florita Riesling 2013
- Chateau de Ferrand St-Emilion 2004
- Chateau Pibran Pauillac 2008
- Chateau Tour Bayard Montagne-St-Emilion 2010
- Chateau Haut Bergey Pessac-Leognan 1998
We're putting the finishing touches on our new cellar door - so we thought we'd share another sneak peek with you. This is the view from the window seat. Looks like a lovely spot to enjoy a glass of wine, don't you think? Not long now!
For a State where I have never seen a Tesla on the road, except once with a tech founder behind the wheel, there sure are a lot of these recharge stations popping up.
A selection of gum leaves from my property. Painted in acrylic ink with pigma micron pen.
Calling all Riesling fans! We'll be celebrating the re-release of our trophy winning 2011 Riesling with special vertical tastings on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th March. Please call cellar door with enquiries. Bookings recommended #Riesling#GlassHalfFullRiesling
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We all love a little ray of sunshine on a cloudy day, and when @wild_atmospheres found himself near Blyth in @clare_valley_sa he was in prime position as the heavens opened up over the green and gold patchwork of Riesling country! With canola flowers cropping up around every corner right now, this stunning wine region can be likened to @mybarossa’s chilled-out younger sibling - home to world-famous labels, but set to a beautiful country backdrop and a cool foodie vibe that’ll have you coming back for seconds. If you’re in town, drop in for a tipple or three at @jimbarrywines, @sevenhillcellars, @mrmickwines or @pikeswines, whether it’s sunshine or rain rolling in outside! #SeeSouthAustralia 🌦💚💛 [📍Location: just a 2hr flight from Sydney to #Adelaide in #SouthAustralia, then a 2hr drive to Clare Valley ]
58 71069:09 AM Oct 11, 2017
Sitting inconspicuously in between the Diesel and Dust of the outback and the stunning vines of @clare_valley_sa, the ruins of Burra Homestead aren’t just an Australian rock icon - they also continue to mesmerise travellers at sunset to this very day! Just ask @milmow, who recently called through @visitburra, making the most of a quick sliver of sunlight on an otherwise cloudy day... The nearby township was once a hugely successful copper mining town, and now provides visitors with a fascinating interpretation of a part of the state’s early settlement. Get yourself a Burra Heritage Passport from the Visitor Information Centre when you’re in town and you’ll also unlock countless gems on a walk around city limits. #SeeSouthAustralia 🌅🙌🏻 [📍Location: a 2hr flight from Sydney to #Adelaide in #SouthAustralia, then 2hr drive to Burra ]
60 88008:46 PM Nov 13, 2017
For our look at the process behind making premium #aussiewine this week we're looking at Riesling. Our image comes from the #ClareValley, one of the world's great regions for growing this noble variety. #Riesling is all about tension and balance. Walking a tightrope of fruit sweetness and acidity, Riesling can be made as a rich, fruit-filled style with residual sugar, or with a crisp, nervy nature that jumps about on the palate. The best Rieslings can easily be cellared for decades. The high acidity and bright fruit characters provide the perfect framework for maturation. Over time, the primary fruit characters of lemon, lime and flowers take on richer honey nutty, toffee-like characters. High acidity aids longevity and screw caps ensure very little oxygen contact. Some of the John Vickery-made Leo Buring Rieslings bottled in the 1970s still thrill with their freshness and purity.
4 4429:00 AM Nov 13, 2017
We’ve all got a little skip in our step heading into the festive season – and when Judy Searley rose on a misty morning in @clare_valley_sa, she spotted this guy squeezing in his daily hop before the summer heat set in! This region’s known world-over as the heart of Australian Riesling, with winemakers plying their craft since the first grapes were planted over 166 years ago. If you’ve arrived thirsty, you’re in luck – there’s over 40 cellar doors dotting the rolling hills and gullies around here, connected by the 35km Riesling Trail. Whether you’re cycling, driving, or walking, quaff some of the finest local drops at @taylorswines while the kids play cricket on the grass - or drop into @clarevalleybrewingco for a refreshing ale at @jeanneretwines. Try their ultra-refreshing Summer Ale when you’re in town... You’re welcome! #SeeSouthAustralia 🧡🧡🧡 [📍Location: just a 1 hr flight from Melbourne to #Adelaide in #SouthAustralia, then a 2hr drive to Clare Valley ]