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Awesome Aussies Abroad Pack

A tour de force of Aussie winemakers ingenuity when playing with grapes from around the world.

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About The Pack

This pack features six wines made overseas by outstanding Australian producers (well, technically, Timo Mayer is a German but the Yarra Valley has well and truly claimed him as their own, so he makes the cut).

The pack features wines from the USA, South Africa, Germany, Italy and France. It showcases Australian craftsmanship in a broader global context. Each of these wines are small-batch hand-crafted cuveés that are thrilling and engaging to drink.

Take a guided global wine tour from the comfort of your own home with wines by the hands of some homegrown heroes. This is the only mixed pack of its kind to be found anywhere on the internet. A rare treat and a fascinating tasting experience.

2019 Craven Chenin Blanc

Mick and Jeanine Craven met whilst lugging hoses in a Sonoma winery back in 2007. A relationship blossomed between the two, as did a shared passion for exploring the wide world of wine. Jeanine is South African, Mick is an Aussie; together they've made they've made their home in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

It took some time for Mick and Jeanine to find the right vineyard to produce a Craven Chenin Blanc.

In 2015, they stumbled across a vineyard up in the Polkadraai Hills that had just what they were looking for. The fruit these vines were producing was designated for making sweet wine. However, when approached about white a dry white made with his grapes, the grower jumped at the chance.

It's one of their best cuveés now. A razor sharp, electric Chenin with real energy. It's a wine that twists through the finish and finishes squeaky and dry. It's a first rate Chennin Blanc from this part of the world.

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2018 Sven Joschke Le Pete Sa Mere Arbois

"Kudos. And excitement."
Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


During his time working in South Australia, Sven Joschke struck up a friendship with young Jura vigneron, Marin Fumey, of Fumey Chatelain.

Marin was gathering experience working at Barossa new wave icon, Spinifex, and spent a little time helping out Sven. Sven returned the favour with vintage in the Jura.

Whilst there, he procured a little Chardonnay which he put to barrel in 2018. The wine has spent two years in bottle before release. It's a ripper.

It's smoky, tightly coiled and shows all the saline minerality that the region is famous for. Precious little made it to Aus and it's expected to go quickly - this may be the first Australian made Jura Chardonnay to ever hit our shores.

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NV M&J Becker Wines ODP Rose

"A detailed and intriguing rose, or very light red."
Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


This wine is named for the Swiss term Oeil-De-Perdrix (a Rosé, or otherwise known as a Grey wine), which translates to "eye of the partridge" - an allusion to the pale bronze/pinkish colour of the wine in the glass.

This wine is inspired by the ancient field blends of the Champagne region where Pinot Noir and Chardonnay were blended for a textural pinkish still wine. Except this version comes from Sanoma Country in USA.

Pinot Noir makes up 60%, Chardonnay makes up the remainder, it works beautifully in this style.

This is a powerful, textural example of Rose which has spent several years in bottle developing further complexity before release. It's excellent drinking and a unique offering from the Hunter Valley based James and Megan Becker.

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2018 Timo Mayer Remstal Pinot Noir

For this wine, Timo Mayer brings his talents to a small parcel of Pinot Noir grown in Remstal, Germany.

Timo makes these German wines with a bit of help from his son, River, who is himself winemaker. The duo make a wonderful fist of these wines.

In typical Timo style, this is all about the funk. It's a little richer and darker than his staple Yarra Valley offerings. And of course, as always, stems play a major role in the structure and the spice of the wine.

It's a wickedly drinkable Pinot Noir, with a wild side.

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2018 Dr. Edge Gamay

The Dr. Edge Oregon Gamay is an excellent expresion of the variety.

Sourced from an organically certified Croft Vineyard in the Willamette Valley, Dredge makes this in a traditional style using whole cluster fermentation and foot stomping to bring this wine to life.

It's a spicy, light but structural example of Gamay that could go toe-to-toe with the most complex examples of Cru Beaujolais.

It's light in frame and incredibly delicious.

There will not be a better value American Gamay released in Australia this year. And as with all Dr. Edge wines, it's extremely limited.

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2019 Fletcher Barbera D'Asti

While his Nebbiolos from Barbaresco and Barolo are built in a traditional fashion, showing all the power and imposing, chiseled tannin that these regions are famous for, Aussie ex-pat Dave Fletcher's Barbaera is something of a softer, more 'new world' styling of the variety.

Barbera can be bony at times, all pointy acid and tart red fruits. Dave's is a more approachable affair, with more supple fruit, smooth, sweeping tannin, and a generally more playful personality.

You drink this while you wait for the Nebbiolos to mature. And you'll find plenty of pleasure while you do it.

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Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up at 12pm from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri). Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

Authority to Leave and other delivery instructions can be left in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the here page before the final checkout page.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here. 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? No, our pricing is designed to be the best in market already - no marking up and then discounting down! For very large orders (weddings, etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call.

Do we price match? Yes, within reason. 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 consider matching it. We'll even retrospectively issue you store credit if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

Can coupons and discounts be stacked? No, only one discount or coupon can be applied to an order at once.

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. Just an a warehouse/office. We occasionally do events however, so sign up to our newsletter or follow us on instagram to stay in the loop.

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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