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Small Batch Superstars Pack

Six rare-as-hen's-teeth wines, all made in tiny quantities, and all absolutely delicious!

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About The Pack

This eclectic mixed pack contains six wines where there were less than 100 dozen made.

These rare gems are made in a wide array of styles with some boundary-pushing winemaking techniques.

The pack runs the full gamut including white, red, pink and orange.

The term 'small-batch winemaking' gets bandied about a bit these days, these wines are the real deal.

2018 Anim Field Blend

This is a unique offering from Max and Siobhan at Anim Wines.

This couple scouts for interesting parcels of fruit from good sites across the South of Tasmania. The wines are made with minimal adjustments and show a playful energy in the mouth.

Here they go to the Clarence House vineyard, where Max helps tend the vines, for a full field blend co-ferment. There are many 'field-blends' out there that come from many different sites. This is the real deal.

They picked a little of each of the varieties that grow at Clarence House, ferment them all together. Bottled it fresh, unfined and unfiltered. A crunchy, jubey, spicy wine emerged.

Pop it in the fridge, a light chill works wonders with the wine.

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2018 JC's Own Freestyle Marsanne

The JC's Own wines are experimental batches of Barossa and Eden Valley wines made as a side project to the classic Messena wines by Jaysen Collins.

This is Marssane taken to the nth degree. "I want to see how far I can push Marsanne, textually." says Jaysen.

So, some skin contact, ageing in old oak barrels and extended lees contact for 12 months has put a good amount of flesh on the bones of this voluptuous variety.

It's rich, it's decadent, but it keeps drinkability at the fore. A big bountiful wine, packaged beautifully. It's a treat.

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2018 Ari's Natural Wine Co. Orange

This is a fascinating skin-contact wine from NSW from a promising young up and coming natural winemaker, Tony Zafirakos.

This combines Chardonnay from the Southern Highlands and Sauvignon Blanc with from Murrumbateman. The fruit hangs out on skins for three months on skins in barrel before pressing, then sent back to barrel for a sleep before bottling.

It's refreshing, pure and comes with a lovely tactile grippiness in the mouth.

No sulphur, no additions of any kind and absolutely delicious to drink.

Only 35 dozen made.

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2018 Ochota Barrels Botanicals of the Basket Range

A unique concept in Australian wine, the Botanicals of the Basket Range takes weird and wonderful to another level.

It starts with a bucket of fruit, then another, until every variety and every region in the Ochota Barrels 2018 vintage is added to egg69 a continuous ferment as one big happy family. Then Taras goes picking.

Within 44 meters of his wine studio, he picks a bunch of different botanicals from his property. Everything from wormwood and sage, to river mint, rosemary, lemon balm and elderflower amongst others. He makes a bouquet garni (basically a giant tea-bag) and dunks it into the witch's brew.

Awesome stuff. Inspired. In a way, this is Taras in a bottle. It is his passions, his fruits, his own patch of the earth, distilled into 588 bottles of wine. It is unique. It is brave and also totally without pretense. The Botanicals is more than a wine, it is an experience.

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2018 Jilly Wines Lone Ranger Touriga

Ever on the hunt for something new, here, Jared Dixon (winemaker behind the Jilly label) takes one of the alternative varieties thriving amongst the diverse viticultural sites in New England.

Here is Jared's take on the classic Portuguese variety Touriga Nacional. It's ripe, luscious and has an explosive floral perfume that jumps from the glass. Jared's soft touch in the winery has balanced this perfectly.

With all the interest around Jared's brand, this unique take on Touriga won't be around for long.

Read more about 2018 Jilly Wines Lone Ranger Touriga

2018 Forlorn Hope Songs from Mars Grenache

The wines from the hands of Matthew Rorick have a V8 engine in a sports car frame.

His second foray into the world of Barossa Valley reds has produced a red wine of raw magnetism. This is old vine Grenache from old dry-grown vines - this is the essence of the Barossa Valley mainlined through one of the USA's cult winemaking stars.

There's a deftness to the wine. Deep pools of quintessentially Barossan fruit with an energy that tugs you back to the glass.

Only 60 dozen were made. The asking price is ludicrous. Jump quick if you want to catch this rare bird before it flies the coup.

Read more about 2018 Forlorn Hope Songs from Mars Grenache
Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $150 or more, or just $9 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 mix pack!

Estimated delivery time frames with Australia Post can be viewed here. Please include Authority to Leave instructions in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout if you may not be available to sign for your delivery and would like it left at your front door. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the cart page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 8am-5pm Monday to Friday. To select Warehouse Pickup as your shipping method enter our address "F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007" as your shipping address during checkout. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter.

Express Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 15km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 12pm midday weekdays for same day delivery.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here (under the 'Delivery Questions' section). 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?

Yes we offer volume discounts on larger orders. Orders over $499 get a 5% and orders over $999 get a 10% discount. This will be automatically applied during checkout.

How does the price match work?

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 match it. We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

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, not really. 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: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

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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