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Perfect Picnic Reds Pack

Six light, refreshing reds to smash back all Summer long!

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Finding red wines that a suitable for drinking in the warmer months can be a bit tricky. 

You don't want some 15.0% alcohol monster Cabernet when the sun is shining, you want something cool and refreshing that can be popped in the fridge or the esky for a few minutes to take the edge off.

Here's six reds we'll be drinking this Summer. 

Perfect for any occasion.

2018 Two Tonne Tasmania Ziggurat Pinot Noir

The Ziggurat Pinot Noir from young Ricky Evans is a delicious, highly-gluggable version of Pinot Noir built for early drinking.

This wine is made from two different vineyards that Ricky manages. The fruit from these sites is more red fruited and juicy than his more moody and savoury TMV or Dog & Wolf Pinot Noirs. This fruit is primed for this Cru-Beaujolais-inspired style of wine that Ricky loves to make and drink.

This is about trying to find different expressions of this hallowed variety. Ziggurat is made to be a delicious early drinker, with Gamay-esque mouthfeel and tantalisingly vibrant flavours.

It's downright delicious.

Read more about 2018 Two Tonne Tasmania Ziggurat Pinot Noir

2018 Unico Zelo Harvest Merlot

The Harvest Merlot is part of Brendan and Laura Carter's co-operative with local growers - a partnership rather than a buyer/supplier relationship.

Helping each other out and splitting the rewards. It's a very cool idea. Better yet, the wine is very tasty.

Built as a classic medium-bodied, softly fruited, lifted, juicy Merlot, this totally hits all the right spots. It's just a lovely little drink.

Highly versatile and far too easy to reach for a second bottle, that's the Unico Zelo way.

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2017 Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown Pret-a-Rouge

Tessa Brown and Jeremy Schmölzer are getting a lot of things right in their quest to establish their own label. As they wait for their own vineyard to mature they are making the most of some brilliant fruit from the surrounding areas.

The Pret-a-Rouge is a blend of Shiraz, Pinot Noir sourced from Beechworth and the Alpine Valleys. There was no Sangiovese available this year, so the classic 'Hunter Burgundy' blend will have to do.

It's lighter and brighter fruited than previous releases, more red fruit but the classic savoury back-bone that this cuvee has always had.

If you are looking to get familiar with these two, the Pret-a-Rouge is the best place to start.

Read more about 2017 Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown Pret-a-Rouge

2018 Ravensworth Gamay Noir

Bryan Martin continues to eke out some of the most interesting wines that NSW has to offer.

This is his fourth crack at the Ravensworth Gamay Noir. Surprise, surprise, it is a belter. When a Tumbarumba grower called him up in 2015 with some fruit on offer, Martin jumped at the chance. And since the epic success of the first release, a wine that James Halliday said, "No gamay has previously been made equal to this in Australia", Martin has only refined his stylings further with this much-loved variety.

This falls under the Ravensworth heading of 'weird stuff'. It's definitely left of center but boy is it dangerously glugable.

If you're looking for something bright and fun to drink over summer, this is going to thrill you to bits!

Read more about 2018 Ravensworth Gamay Noir

2017 Gestalt Serotina Grenache Cinsault Shiraz

Top value red from the Clare Valley here by Anthony Pearce and Craig Turnbull.

This is Grenache, Cinsault and Shiraz picked from an old, dry grown vineyard in the Clare. The vineyard is managed organically and at around 450m ASL, is one of the highest vineyard sites in the region.

It's a fresher feeling, more buoyant style of red wine from the region. It's all about the perkiness of the Grenache first and foremost, with the characteristic savoury structure of the Shiraz from the region giving the backbone.

Loads of personality and super approachable as a young red, it can ever handle a slight chill if you are that way inclined.

Read more about 2017 Gestalt Serotina Grenache Cinsault Shiraz

2018 Dormilona Tinto

Jo Perry continues her quest to make exciting, organically farmed, naturally made Margaret River wines, and this is a terrific introduction.

Don't be fooled by the name 'Tinto' - this is Margaret River Shiraz, but not like we know it...

Margaret River Shiraz has at times struggled for its own identity, but this is a style we love to see. Somewhat of a 'nouveau' release, it's medium-bodied at most, full of vibrant fruit and spice and good, firm structure.

100% whole bunch, 100% whole berry ferment, 100% deliciousness.

It's interesting, it's approachable, it's colourful, it's a bit of a no-brainer to be honest.

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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! 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 Tuesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday. 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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