About The Pack
This mixed pack contains our six most popular wines of the Summer!
All bases are covered here with everything from freakishly good Clare Valley Riesling to smooth, slippery McLaren Vale Shiraz. A wide array of styles from some excellent small producers covering a range of regions across the country.
We've loved these wines and apparently so have you! Some we've been sharing with you for months, some, like the devastatingly delicious Bondar Violet Hour Shiraz, made a late mad dash for their inclusion.
Sadly, some of these beauties are coming to the end of their run and won't be available long. Grab a pack while you can and say goodbye to Summer with six of the tastiest vinos around!
2018 Rieslingfreak No.3 Clare Valley Riesling
The Rieslingfreak No. 3 is John Hughes' outstanding value Clare Valley Riesling.
The Clare Valley is John's home. This wine captures the essence of the region. This comes from John's home vineyard, it's the wine he watches closest from vine to bottle.
Firm, steely but with a generosity that makes this a delicious drink now or primed for decades in the cellar. An absolute bargain and a must have for all lovers of Australian Riesling.Read more about 2018 Rieslingfreak No.3 Clare Valley Riesling
2018 Nick Spencer Tumbarumba Chardonnay
This is the second release of a Chardonnay under Nick Spencer's eponymous label.
The fruit comes from Tumbarumba. Nick has made Chardonnay from this region for a decade now, he believes that 2018 vintage has produced some of the best fruit he has seen.
This doesn't have the flashy oak and sulphide aspects which often characterised his critically acclaimed Chardonnays at Eden Road, this is a gentler, more streamlined version of the variety which showcases the purity of fruit from this cool NSW region.
"This is Tumbarumba in a bottle." - Nick SpencerRead more about 2018 Nick Spencer Tumbarumba Chardonnay
2017 Luke Lambert Crudo Rosé
Here's one of the most no-brainer Rosé buys ever.
Luke Lambert. The Yarra Valley. The 2017 vintage. It all came together. This is a blistering Rosé from Luke.
The winemaking remains pretty much unchanged; the wine is fermented in oak, the lees worked throughout, bottled unfined and unfiltered. Luke likes a little funk and chew in his Rosé and he says this is his best yet.
Gary Walsh awarded it a massive 95 points on The Wine Front. If you've been a fan of this wine in the past, you're going to love the 2017 version.Read more about 2017 Luke Lambert Crudo Rosé
2018 Two Tonne Tasmania TMV Pinot Noir
Two Tonne Tasmania has a simple philosophy; small parcels, big love. The TMV Pinot Noir is meant for earlier consumption than the Dog and Wolf Pinot Noir.
It's a glimpse at the vintage for the Tamar Valley sub-region. But make no mistake, this is not your average 'entry level' Pinot Noir, this has an edge to it, a personality all of its own.
The 2018 release of the Two Tonne Tasmania TMV Pinot Noir is a ripper. A cracking wine with immaculate fruit and a savoury backbone - a great representation of the quality being produced by a new wave of Tasmanian winemaking rock-stars.
Stocks are limited on this release, don't hesitate.Read more about 2018 Two Tonne Tasmania TMV Pinot Noir
2018 Tonic Wines Grenache
The same two vineyard sources combine in the 2018 release of Tonic Grenache.
The fruit is picked early precisely to maintain the beguiling floral aromatics that present in Clare Valley Grenache, in a drier vintage like 2018, this is even more important.
This is man-handled as little as possible on its way to bottle. A small amount of whole bunch in the ferment, only a gentle racking before bottling with a dash of sulphur. What you get is the very essence of Clare Grenache; brightly fruited, impossibly drinkable and more-ish to the last glass.
If you've never tried the tantalising wines styles from Tonic, or never had a lighter style of Grenache that has blown your socks off, there is no better way you could spend $30.Read more about 2018 Tonic Wines Grenache
2017 Bondar Wines Violet Hour Shiraz
The name 'Violet Hour' refers to the fading light owners Andre Bondar and Selina Kelly saw on the horizon as they picked the last bunches of Shiraz for their first ever release, the 2012 edition of this wine. A violet sky, a beautiful wine, and a new future ahead for the couple and their vines.
The Violet hour tastes as stylish as it looks, it hits that sweet-spot for all red wine lovers - a combination of elegance and power.
The pedigree of the McLaren Vale vineyard is second to none - it's one of the most respected sites in McLaren Vale where Seaview and Blewitt Springs meet. You get the lively, bright blue fruits of the sandy soils of Blewitt Springs with the power and structure of the Seaview terroir. It's a winning combination. The quality of the Shiraz speaks for itself.
Put simply, if you like McLaren Vale Shiraz with a fresh face - this is a must buy.Read more about 2017 Bondar Wines Violet Hour Shiraz