About The Pack
The NSW Wine landscape is a vast and diverse one - from the cool of Murrumbateman to a warm welcome in Hunter Valley, from the high rolling hills of Tumbarumba to the distant Northern Rivers, there is an incredible range of delicious wine styles from across the 'premier' state.
To kick-start your exploration of NSW Wine we've put together this awesome red wine mixed pack that gives you a look at some classic NSW wines alongside some some fascinating new and avant-garde releases.
It's a great line up that we're sure will give you pleasure and education in equal measure.
2021 M&J Becker Wines Syrah
James and Meagan Becker have a small plot of land in the Hunter Valley, currently undergoing organic certification. They release single vineyard wines that express the unique qualities of the Hunter Valley with as little intervention as possible.
These are classy, well built wines that deliver great value for money. The Syrah is slippery and sleek, peppered with spice and a hint of oak.
For all lovers of Syrah, this one is well worth a try.Read more about 2021 M&J Becker Wines Syrah
2019 Eden Road Canberra Syrah
"Intense and perfectly balanced"
Halliday Top 100 Wines 2021
Perpetually one of the leaders of Shiraz production in the Canberra District, Eden Road rarely miss with this variety.
They produce a more slipstream, refined style of the variety, looking for the regional blue fruits and meaty spice to shine through.
Winemaker Celine Rousseau approaches the variety with a European sensibility, looking for elegance as well as power from their vineyards around the Lake George region.
If you want a serious example of the cool-climate Shiraz of the Canberra region, this would be the perfect place to start.Read more about 2019 Eden Road Canberra Syrah
2021 Ravensworth Barbera & Nebbiolo
"A fun loving wine with high drinkability and charisma."
Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)
Bryan Martin's Hilltops Barbera is a picture perfect example of an Aussie take on this Italian stalwart variety.
Barbera finds a happy groove amongst the Ravensworth range. The easy approachability as a fresh young wine, the lack of need for additions, the balance of fruit and savoury characters that Italian varieties offer all suit Bryan's winemaking down to a tee.
A splash of Nebbiolo make it into the blend, taking it further into Piedmonte-comes-to-Aus territory. Perfectly ripe, delicious red fruit and a lovely lick of chewy tannin make this one of the most versatile wines we've seen in a while. Anytime, anywhere. If you're looking for something to take to your next dinner party, this would be a great choice.Read more about 2021 Ravensworth Barbera & Nebbiolo
2021 Nick Spencer Gundagai Light Dry Red
With the Australian ‘Burgundies’ of the 50’s 60’s and 70’s as inspiration, Nick Spencer is paying homage to the Classic light bodied Shiraz and Shiraz/ Pinot blends that used to emerge from the Hunter.
This wine lived right in that chilled red, Pizza/BBQ wine zone that is possibly the most exciting category in Aussie wine right now. Sour cherry, cranberry and strawberries served on a palate that is crunchy and vibrant with lovely structure and tannins.
We can’t get enough of this style, or Nick Spencer right now, wines that speak of now.Read more about 2021 Nick Spencer Gundagai Light Dry Red
NV Jilly Wine Co. White Wolf of Cumbria Red
The White Wolf of Cumbria Red is a Jared Dixon's all-purpose red blend built from Merlot, Shiraz and Tannat.
The three varieties were harvested across three different seasons. The Shiraz and Merlot were picked in 2018 and 2019 and blended with the small Tanat portion from 2017. It fits right in the modern, juicy red wine category. Jam packed with sweet blue fruit and spice - it's hard to see anyone not liking this.
With the smooth and supple drinkability of medium-bodied Merlot taking centre stage, this is a creatively conceived crowd pleaser for all occasions.Read more about NV Jilly Wine Co. White Wolf of Cumbria Red
2018 Mount Majura TSG
Frank van de Loo at Mount Majura is passionate about how well suited Mediterranean varieties work in the Canberra wine district, and this outstanding red blend speaks to this enthusiasm.
It is a blend of Tempranillo, Shiraz and Graciano, the T & G being of Spanish origin, with a particularly successful home in Rioja. Mount Majura may be Australia's best Tempranillo producer, releasing several different varietal wines each year.
There's an intensity to the dark purple/red colour and concentrated palate, with ample ripe dark fruits, fine supporting tannins, and a lip-smacking finish.Read more about 2018 Mount Majura TSG