2020 Varney Wines Entrada GMT

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Bouncy Grenache Blend, loose and delicious.

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McLaren Vale Grenache blend made in a happy, gentle style, a table wine modelled on winemaker Alan Varney's vintage time in Portugal.

A third Mourvedre and a dash of Touriga add some seriousness and weight but this is primarily a delicious open-knit Grenache from a winemaker to watch.

“The ‘Entrada’ range of wines are made in a modern, approachable, drink now style. Inspired by Winemaker Alan Varney’s time in the small Portuguese town of Entradas, in Alentejo, where he lived a vintage in 2017.


A modern take on varieties well suited to McLaren Vale this is a fresh, approachable red blend styled on the very drinkable red wines of Portugal and Spain. The Grenache provides vibrant juicy red fruits, the Mourvèdre structure and powdery tannin, and the Touriga an alluring floral aromatic lift. This is a versatile red that can be enjoyed in virtually any situation.

91 Points - "A blend of grenache, mourvedre, touriga from McLaren Vale.

Spicy, pretty perfume with rich, ripe berry fruit characters in tow. Slurpy texture, more of the rich berry fruitiness, stewed even, soft, compote-like characters but a lick of nice, regional earthiness finishes the wine and away we go. Feels bang for buck." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

95 Points - "Improbably, it may seem, this has similar weight and mouthfeel to a classy 2yo pinot noir. Its floral bouquet nearly makes way to outright perfume, the palate a delicious offering of small red fruits. It's not profound, but what there is, is faultless, the length ditto." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Varney Wines

Varney Wines began with just a "tonne for fun" for Alan Varney to play around with over a decade ago.

He took his years of experience working at top South Australian wineries, including time spent at Orlando Wines, Longview Vineyard and over a decade as senior winemaker at d’Arenberg, and poured his skills into crafting a style of wine that he and his friends and family could enjoy.

The side gig became a full-time obsession, leading to Alan purchasing a dilapidated property at the Gateway of McLaren Vale to house a tasting room alongside his wife Kathrin’s restaurant, Victor’s Place. A sustainable modern winery was built and their first commercial release was unveiled. The wines have been taking off ever since culminating with Varney being named James Halliday's Best New Winery in 2021.

Winemaker Alan Varney - McLaren Vale, SA Varney Wines

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