2023 Vignerons Schmolzer & Brown Pret A Blanc

The perfect all-rounder white. Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Sylvaner. This is fresh, floral and frisky built for good times at all times.
Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
6 Reviews

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If you are on the hunt for delightful, intriguing whites built for casual drinking; this should be right up on your hit-list.

The Pret-a-Blanc is the all-rounder in the VS&B range. Comprised of a magnificently fresh blend of Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and some seasoning from Sylvaner, careful blending and attention to detail has taken this textural, Alsatian-inspired blend to a wonderful place.

Whether it's accompanying food or flying solo, the Pret-a-Blanc is wine jam-packed with charisma that will suit all occasions.

This wine sees us continue our exploration of the Gemischter Satz style of dry, refreshing white blends originally grown and made around Vienna in Austria. The Austrian style typically contains as many as ten or eleven varieties as a field blend, which is intended to mitigate viticultural risk. This little cool breeze boasts a mere four: Pinot gris, Sauvignon blanc, Sylvaner and Riesling and is from several upper King Valley sites. However insofar as it’s utterly refreshing, crisp and brightly fruited, we hope we’ve respected the traditional style admirably. We hope also that you’ll find yourself with a chilled bottle of this and a bucket of prawns to peel on a sunny weekend day very soon.

92 points - "Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Sylvaner and Riesling. It’s painted in shades of green and yellow. Citrus, lemongrass, jasmine, Nashi pear, raw almond, parsley root, ground cucumber. Refreshing is its second name. Briny-chalky juice with a long flavour tail of yellow grapefruit, river stones and white pepper bite. Light and acidic and with an interesting sour-umami structure. I must add, SB stands tallest here. Lovely, graceful drop." - Kasia Sobiesiak (The Wine Front)

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
Based on 6 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 2 Total 4 star reviews: 4 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
6 reviews
  • MM
    Michael M.
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    1 year ago
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    2022 Vignerons Schmolzer & Brown Pret A Blanc
    2022 Vignerons Schmolzer & Brown Pret A Blanc
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Great Alsatian-style white blend

    This is a genuinely delicious wine - probably the best Aussie Alsatian-style white blend I've had - highly recommended.

  • PL
    Pearl L.
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    1 year ago
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    2022 Vignerons Schmolzer & Brown Pret A Blanc
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to drink and good for afternoon parties

  • EW
    Ed W.
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    2 years ago
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    2022 Vignerons Schmolzer & Brown Pret A Blanc
    2022 Vignerons Schmolzer & Brown Pret A Blanc
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Interesting Varietal

    Bit surprise by acidity. Wasn't sure what to expect but thought it was a decent drop.

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Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown

Tessa and Jeremy are playing a long-game with their Vignerons Schmolzer & Brown label.

They have invested in a block of land high in the hills behind Beechworth and have planted 10,000 vines on it over the last couple of years with the plan to farm it organically. Tessa has a wealth of experience from time at Sorrenberg and Kooyong, Jeremy is an architect by trade with an eye for detail.

It comes as no surprise that the buzz around this husband and wife team is palpable and the praise is high. Max Allen called them, “one of a remarkable number of impressive new wine labels to have cropped up in Beechworth over the last five years.”

They are going to be at the forefront of Beechworth wine for many years to come.

Tessa and Jeremy in Thorley vineyard - Beechworth, VIC Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown

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