About The Pack
We all have that friend who brings the terrible bottle of wine to the BBQ.
Never be stuck drinking their terrible vino again with one of these fun, handy packs!
It features six super-slurpable reds - all built in a juicy, medium-bodied style. The perfect kind of reds you can enjoy in tumblers while turning the snags.
These are fun, energetic reds that are ready and raring to rip!
2019 Mac Forbes Yarra Valley Pinot Noir
Outstanding value Pinot Noir from one of the Yarra Valley's most loved small producers.
It comes from declassified portions of Mac's six single vineyard Pinots, taking on characters of each to present a beautifully balanced wine that reflects as good as any other $30 wine what quality Yarra Pinot is all about.
This gives the drinker an immediate insight into what Mac Forbes Pinot Noir is all about. He stands for quality, and this characterful Pinot this is sensational value.
2019 Nick Spencer Gundagai Medium Dry Red
One of Nick Spencer's most formative experiences in wine was the 2011 Len Evans Tutorial where he had the rare opportunity to sample some of the worlds most famous wines under exam conditions.
Amongst the flights of DRC and First Growth Bordeaux, Nick says the wines that moved him most were the great old Australian red wines of the 1960s and 1970s. These were blended wines, with a house style the primary focus rather than the emphasis on regional or varietal wines which is so prevalent in Australian wine today.
The Gundagai Red is Nick's attempt to bring that old blended philosophy into the modern day. It's a wine that shows ripe blue fruit characters, a vibrant nose of violets and spice and silky decadent tannins which should see it mature nicely over the medium-long term.Read more about 2019 Nick Spencer Gundagai Medium Dry Red
2019 Vino Volta La Chingadera Tempranillo Touriga Grenache
The warm climate in Swan Valley sees different varieties excel compared to those that have been notably successful down South in Margaret River.
Here, Tempranillo, Touriga and Grenache, from Geograph, Perth Hills and Swan Valley combine forces. Those varieties that do well in warmer climates such like Spain, are thriving in these warmer parts of WA.
Garth and Kristen believe that if a variety looks great on it's own, let it shine. If it looks better with a little help from some friends, then blend it up.
They've nailed the balance here. The 2018 vintage of this cuvee made Mike Bennie dub Garth Cliff, "a quiet revolutionary in the Swan Valley."Read more about 2019 Vino Volta La Chingadera Tempranillo Touriga Grenache
2019 Bondar Junto GSM
In only a few short vintages this dynamic couple have carved out a niche for their eponymous label as one of the most exciting and in demand wineries in McLaren Vale.
Drinkability is writ large across the range. The 'Junto' (Spanish for 'together') is a wine made for easily enjoying with friends and family. The 2019 version is just as good as ever.
The Grenache component a much less than in previous years (88%), the power of the 2019 vintage bringing a richer, more silky wine to bottle on release. This is as delicious as medium-bodied reds get from this part of the world.
Incredibly versatile and impossibly more-ish, Andre and Selina have done it again.Read more about 2019 Bondar Junto GSM
2018 Beal & Co Little Red
Callum Beal is bringing Merlot back.
He believes the Adelaide Hills can grow some great, smashable versions of the variety. Here's a good example of what he's talking about.
Matured in stainless after a month on skins and whole-berry fermented, Beal is striving for freshness and drinkability - something more akin to a Beaujolais Nouveau than a dusty old Bordeaux.
It's medium-bodied, flush with plums and savoury black olive tapenade notes, and has more interest and drinkability than most Australian Merlots you'll meet.
Perfect drinking for backyards and BBQs while the weather is warm.Read more about 2018 Beal & Co Little Red
2017 Michael Hall Sang de Pigeon Shiraz
The name Sang de Pigeon is drawn from winemaker Michael Hall's time as a jewellery valuer. Meaning "Blood of the Pidgeon", this title was given to only the reddest of rubies in the trade.
Here, Michael uses it to describe the fine fruit selected for this lovely Shiraz. This is predominantly sourced from the Marananga sub-region of the Barossa Valley with 15% of the fruit coming from the Flaxmans Valley and the Adelaide Hills.
It's made with Michael's signature deft touch resulting in a robust yet sleek red with 95 points from David Bicknell. All in all, it's a classy and great value version of Shiraz from this famous region.Read more about 2017 Michael Hall Sang de Pigeon Shiraz