About The Pack
If you love trying new wines from small family-owned producers but don't want to spend top dollar, then this pack is perfect for you!
Six delicious, easy-drinking whites in six different styles from around Australia and abroad.
An absolute bargain!
2018 Renzaglia Stone Wall Riesling Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
"One of the best value for money/cellar worthy/complex-serious wines for the bucks I’ve seen this year."
- Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)
The Renzaglia story began with US ex-pat Mark Renzaglia and his wife Sandy moving to O'Connell in 1995 with a view to planting their own vineyard.
Mark consulted around the traps and made wine for a few other companies while their vineyard was established. Now Renzaglia wines is his full-time gig, with so Sam coming through to take over the family business.
These are great value wines from an unsung NSW wine region.
This white is blistering. It's Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc with a splash of Semillon. Flinty, crunchy and dry as a bone, this is the perfect seafood wine for any day of the week.Read more about 2018 Renzaglia Stone Wall Riesling Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
2020 Adelina Polish Hill River Riesling
Adelina is on a serious roll - another ripper wine here.
Their home is in the Clare Valley and though their range is beginning to roam a little further afield, the choice of a Riesling site was a no-brainer. This vineyard in the famous Polish Hill River sub-region of the Clare was planted in 2000, with perfect soils for producing first class Riesling.
There are many reasons that PHR is the most famous region in the country for producing Riesling; the consistency and the purity of the fruit not the least of them.
This Riesling sings of its home. It's beautiful drinking, and unbeatable value.Read more about 2020 Adelina Polish Hill River Riesling
2019 Unico Zelo Jade & Jasper Fiano
The Unico Zelo owner/winemaking dynamic duo of Brendan and Laura Carter are hugely passionate about Fiano, and they wholeheartedly believe in this variety's suitability to Australia's climate and culture.
So do we, it's a winner.
This comes from the ancient sandy limestone soils on the iconic Ricca Terra Farms vineyard in the Riverland region of South Australia. Like in previous years it's a wonderfully textural wine, but I reckon this release seems a little more balanced and even clean-cut than the 2018 release.
It looks the goods. All up it's delicious to drink, perfectly built for enjoying with food and great value for money.Read more about 2019 Unico Zelo Jade & Jasper Fiano
2019 Arfion Pinot Grigio
Dave Mackintosh's Arfion label has a good track record with this popular grape, and his style really captures the freshness of 'Grigio' with the texture of 'Gris'.
Unlike the vast majority of Pinot Grigio on the market, his is very much hand-made from start to finish. It comes from the Coombe vineyard in the warmer Lower Yarra Valley area - a site with a great track record for Pinot Gris.
The fruit was hand-picked in the cool early morning to retain freshness and concentration, with whole bunches, older oak and some lees stirring adding nice texture and interest.
It's zippy and refreshing on the one hand, chewy and thought-provoking on the other. A quality Pinot Grigio from Dave and super value.
2018 Murdoch Hill Chardonnay
This is Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 101.
Murdoch Hill is a producer that should be on your radar, with young winemaker Michael Downer one of the real up-and-coming talents in the country. This Chardonnay might not have the pizzaz and funk of his 'Artisan' releases, but boy oh boy is it a good drink.
It comes from two different vineyards in the Adelaide Hills sub-regions of Lobethal and Piccadilly Valley, providing complexity, balance and depth to the final product. Light and fresh on the one hand, creamy and mouth filling on the other. It's not super complex or thought-provoking but it's a mighty fine drink and nifty value.Read more about 2018 Murdoch Hill Chardonnay
2019 Ricca Terra Vintners Grenache Blanc
Here's a real surprise packet from vintner Ashley Ratcliff.
Grenache Blanc is just beginning to make an appearance in Australia. Of the few examples popping up around the country currently, this is the most outstanding we have seen so far.
It's a white wine with beautiful weight and texture. A lick of saline minerality, some cool white stone fruits, sliced pears - it's somewhere in the Chablis-esque/Muscadet sort of direction, if you are looking for a point of reference.
We loved this wine. It's brilliant value and we highly recommend it if you're looking to discover something new.Read more about 2019 Ricca Terra Vintners Grenache Blanc