2021 Varney Wines Entrada GMT

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A bouncy blend of Grenache, Mataro and a splash of Touriga; 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.

Grenache - 60+ year old bush vines grown in Blewitt Springs and Seaview sub-regions, McLaren Vale. Mourvèdre - 20 year old vines in White’s Valley, McLaren Vale. Touriga Nacional - 10 year old vines in Seaview, McLaren Vale.


The Entrada GMT takes its cue from the bright and fresh Joven (‘young’) wines of Spain. Early picked for vibrancy. Cold soaked for 2-3 days, partial whole bunch fermentation, pressed to seasoned French Barriques for short maturation. Contains minimal sulphites.

92 Points - "No two ways about it, this is one of the country's finest wines south of $30. Fresh, thirst slaking, prescient, intriguing and yet, visceral enough to drink with gusto. A blend that augurs brightly: 55/25/20% grenache/mourvèdre/touriga. Florals, red fruits, dried tobacco, thyme and a ferrous curl of tannic lip. To be churlish, it could be a tad riper. Delicious in any case." - Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

96 Points - 96 points & Trophy for Best Grenache Predominant Blend - McLaren Vale Wine Show 2022

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    Great blend from a very consistent producer

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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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