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2016 Fighting Gully Road Shiraz

Beechworth, VIC

One of the underground heroes of the Beechworth region.

$38.00$35.00

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This is a damn fine wine... It’s a ripper. The price is exceptionally fair.  

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

This is one of the best pound-for-pound Shiraz buys in the Beechworth region today.

The fruit was grown by 2017 Gourmet Traveller WINE Viticulturalist of the Year Mark Walpole on a vineyard planted in 1997. Walpole is one of North-East Victoria's legitimate guru grape-growers. Under his tender care, this vineyard is really hitting its straps.

The wine was brought to bottle by former Young Gun of Wine winner and regular Wine Show Trophy-lifter, Adrian Rodda. This partnership is a powerful combination of experience and young talent, this might be their finest wine to date.

 This is a vibrant, full-bodied, spicy, cool-climate Shiraz with plenty of power. For those familiar with the going price for Beechworth Shiraz, you'll know that at just $35 a bottle, this is one of the best value for money Shiraz in the region.

About Fighting Gully road

Fighting Gully Road is a boutique wine outfit from the Beechworth region in Victoria.

It combines the considerable viticultural knowledge of Mark Walpole, one of Victoria's most respected grape-growers, with the impressive winemaking nous of Adrian Rodda, one of Beechworth's rising stars.

The wines are made in a traditional style, Mark's immaculately grown fruit making wines that are great drinking in an array of styles.

There is everything from Sangiovese to Shiraz in this delicious and good value range.

They are one of the hidden gems of the Beechworth region.

Fighting Gully Road Vineyard
Fighting Gully Road Vineyard
Beechworth, VIC
Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
The Wine Front

"The wines of Fighting Gully Road have always been good but in recent times they’ve taken significant steps forward by my reckoning.Exhibit A. This is a damn fine wine. It’s savoury, stringy and structured but it just provides so much pleasure. Anise and black cherries, white pepper and deli meat flavours are the guts of it, though florals are important here too. It’s a ripper. The price is exceptionally fair." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Classical cool climate Shiraz, showing spice, white pepper and red berry fruits. A full, yet medium bodied palate with very fine grained tannins. Our fourth Shiraz from the Fighting Gully Road site has a tannin structure that will ensure that it will with the help of screw cap closure age well for the next decade or more.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Adrian Rodda
Winemaker Adrian Rodda
Beechworth, VIC
Delivery Information

Delivery is Free for any order over $150 or more, or just $9 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

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Warehouse Pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 8am-5pm Monday to Friday. To select Warehouse Pickup as your shipping method enter our address "F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007" as your shipping address during checkout. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter.

Express Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 15km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 12pm midday weekdays for same day delivery.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here (under the 'Delivery Questions' section). If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at hello@differentdrop.com or call us on 1300 668 385..

FaQs
Do I have to order in dozens?

No please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts?

Yes we offer volume discounts on larger orders. Orders over $499 get a 5% and orders over $999 get a 10% discount. This will be automatically applied during checkout.

How does the price match work?

Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it. We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney.Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

Can I special order a wine you do not sell?

If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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