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La Violetta Sampler Pack

Take a peak inside the weird and wonderful world of winemaker AJ Hoadley and one of our favourite producers - La Violetta.

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About the Pack

Winemaker Andrew AJ Hoadley is the Willy Wonka of WA wine.

To step through the veil into his whimsical world of Pet Nats, skin-contact whites, freaky, frisky rose and enchanting cool-climate reds is like stepping straight into the Wonka factory where nothing is as it seems.

Paradoxically, for a man who seemingly never takes anything seriously, his wines are remarkably refined and thought-provoking. Though each is delivered with a side-order of wry wit and a wink and a nudge, what seem to be frolicsome, even frivolous wines, are all executed to perfection.

This Mixed Pack is the perfect introduction to one of the most creatively conceived and drop-dead delicious wine labels in the country.

2020 La Violetta Happy Nat

Feeling blue? Then you need some Happy Nat in your life!

La Violetta has become a leading producer of Australian Pet Nat. Every time you turn around it seems like AJ Hoadley has added two or three more to the range.

This magical blend sees Riesling meet Vermentino, with a little Red Traminer. It's designed to put a smile on your dial. All fizzy and fruity and flighty in the glass, it's a clean, creatively conceived Pet Nat that's primed for Summer.

Read more about 2020 La Violetta Happy Nat

2019 La Violetta Das Sakrileg Riesling

This Riesling is not for the faint of heart or lovers of the 'classical' style of Aussie Rizza.

It's one for the adventurous, the risk takers and the explorers of all things wine. Of the 2012, Max Allen said the Das Sakrileg, "Breaks all the “rules” of modern Australian riesling making, but the result is fantastically complex... A brilliant wine." and guru AJ Hoadley has only refined the style since then.

It is a pumped up, textural style with a lot to say. Oxidatively handled, fermented in oak, even a little malo which is almost unheard of in Australian Riesling.

For those with a love for boundary-pushing wines, this is up there with the best.

Read more about 2019 La Violetta Das Sakrileg Riesling

2017 La Violetta Ye-Ye GRISE

In search of a new vineyard growing Gewurztraminer, AJ Hoadley found the perfect spot: a high altitude, cool, east-facing slope in Great Southern.

He got a little more than he bargained for, ending up with a few extra tonnes of Gewurz. No problem, he sourced some Pinot Gris (which he swapped for a case of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale), set the Gewurz to ferment on skins.

A 100% whole bunch component of the Pinot Meunier and Noir gives this a slight blushed colour. The wine is floral, textured, lively and beautifully perfumed. The perfect thing with a plate of fish and chips of a spicy asian curry.

Read more about 2017 La Violetta Ye-Ye GRISE

2018 La Violetta Ye-Ye POSE

Bring on the warm weather with this delicious little pink wine from La Violetta.

The Posé is a Rosé wine made from whole bunch Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Pinot Meunier. Light and frisky in style, this pixie-esque pink wine is the quintessential Spring-time tipple.

The sweet perfume of Pinot Noir, the flesh and floral aromatics from Gris with the fresh acidity from Meunier in the delicate body of a Rosé wine, prepped for ice bucket and tumblers and sunshine on the deck.

Read more about 2018 La Violetta Ye-Ye POSE

2019 La Violetta Ye-Ye ROUGE

The Ye-Ye Rouge is a wine that changes in makeup each year.

The idea is always to build a medium-bodied, red-fruited red that is built for drinking at speed.

This year sees the blend made up of Pinot Noir and Syrah with a teeny splash of Pinot Meunier. It's a modern interpretation of the old-school Hunter Valley blend of the 1950s and 1960s. And it's done right.

A softness and floral quality from the Pinot Noir meets dark, spicy Syrah and they get on famously.

Read more about 2019 La Violetta Ye-Ye ROUGE

2016 La Violetta Up! Shiraz

This wine is a staple in the La Violetta range, and it remains one of our favourites.

As AJ explains, "Up is a suffix commonly found in place names in Western Australia’s south-west, meaning 'place of' in the indigenous Noongar dialect. This wine evokes the ancient granitic soils of its place of origin in the hills around Mount Barker."

This is a not-so-classic cool climate Shiraz here, all about perfume and spice and structure.  It's as thought-provoking as it is delicious!

Read more about 2016 La Violetta Up! Shiraz
Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack!

Sydney Metro orders will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. We can guarantee delivery before Christmas as long as you get your order in by midnight 23rd of December. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Sydney Metro here.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Fri). We can guarantee delivery before Christmas as long as you get your order in by 10am 22nd of December. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Wednesday and delivered the following day in Brisbane (Thursday or Friday). We can guarantee delivery before Christmas as long as you get your order in by 10am 22nd of December. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here.

Australia Wide Deliveries outside of Sydney and Melbourne metro are all delivered with Australia Post's eParcel wine delivery service. They pick up from us at 12pm Monday through Friday. When your order has been dispatched you'll receive tracking information to your email. Unfortunately with the complications of Covid and expected Christmas surge Australia Post are being extremely vague about delivery times. You will need to have your order placed before midnight 10th of December if you want to ensure it’s there for Christmas.

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.

Warehouse Pickup is available at our Sydney warehouse at 3 Fig, Ultimo, 2007. You are not able to browse our warehouse shelves and we are not licenced to sell over the counter, so please place your order online or over the phone before arriving. Feel free to call on arrival on 1300 668 385 and we can bring your order out to your vehicle.

Express Same Day Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 10km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order needs to be placed before 12pm midday.

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. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: 3 Fig St, Ultimo, 2007/ Please make sure you have placed your order before arriving at the warehouse

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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