About The Pack
Here you'll find a killer lineup of perfect wines for cooler weather from some of our favourite Aussie producers at the moment.
It proves to be one of our most popular mixed packs every year, and this might just be our best iteration yet. Six show-stopping reds, perfect for warming the cockles, at a brilliant price!
Turn on the heater, pull out your comfiest blankies and snuggle yourself up with our Winter Warmers pack.
2021 Nick Spencer Wines Medium Dry Red Blend
Nick Spencer says that this wine is an homage to the "Aussie claret" blends of the 1950's, 60's and 70's, which has proved to be the wines that moved him the most.
These were blended wines, with a house style the primary focus rather than the emphasis on regional or varietal wines which is so prevalent in Australian wine today.
This Shiraz dominant red blend is Nick's attempt to bring that old blended philosophy into the modern day. It's a wine that shows ripe blue fruit characters, a vibrant nose of violets and spice and silky decadent tannins which should see it mature nicely over the medium-long term.Read more about 2021 Nick Spencer Wines Medium Dry Red Blend
2021 Thistledown Thorny Devil Old Vine Grenache
"Excellent Grenache. Invigorating."
- Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)
The crew at Thistledown are Grenache-obsessed - they know how fantastic the McLaren Vale region is at producing stellar Grenache, and they sure love to show it off.
This is one old vine Grenache to really sink your teeth into. The fruit comes from multiple vineyards, each parcel vinified separately with around 30% whole bunches. It all comes together in a spectacular package, keeping the pureness of the fruit but with layers and layers of interest and finesse.
Such an excellent wine for the price point. The perfect way to dip a toe into the wonderful world of McLaren Vale Grenache without breaking the bank.Read more about 2021 Thistledown Thorny Devil Old Vine Grenache
2021 Ravensworth The Long Way Around Malbec Blend
The catastrophic events of 2020 led Bryan Martin to go in search of fruit from all corners of Australia, and the creation of his Long Way Around range.
And why not continue such a great idea? For 2021 he's put together a smart-as-a-smug-dolphin red blend from Margaret River that is dominantly Malbec, with some Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot included.
It's dense and flavour-packed, more of a classic rich wine than his other 2021 easy-drinking reds. Spicy red fruits, a lick of youthful tannin and a real succulence to the palate.Read more about 2021 Ravensworth The Long Way Around Malbec Blend
2019 Brothers at War The Old Man Syrah
Second-generation vignerons Sam and Angus Wardlaw release this Shiraz as an ode to their old-man, who has inspired and driven them to become the winemakers and people they are today.
The wine itself is a ball of flavour, delicious in nature, and very much a fruit-driven expression of the Eden Valley.
The Wardlaw brothers are making a pretty broad range of wines, showcasing both regional and varietal classics, while also not being hemmed in to any one set style of finished product. As an homage, we think they’ve done pretty damn well with this wine, and we’re sure their old man would be beaming with pride.Read more about 2019 Brothers at War The Old Man Syrah
2021 Fetherston Camellia Cabernet Sauvignon
Yarra Valley Cabernet Sauvignon consistently has wonderful qualities such as freshness, some spice, and silky tannins. These factors are delivered in spades in the Fetherston Camellia Cabernet Sauvignon, which is elegant, balanced and textured, without a hint of greenness to it. For the price, this Cabernet offers tremendous value, whether you drink it now or after several years of careful cellaring.
Fruit for the Fetherston Camellia Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from the 32-year-old Yering Grange vineyard in the Yarra Valley, a small site producing high-quality fruit. With 20 days on skins, there is wonderful colour, flavour and texture in the wine, with only a hint of oak.Read more about 2021 Fetherston Camellia Cabernet Sauvignon
2021 Ricca Terra Aglianico
Aglianico may turn out to be one of southern Italy's better exports to Australia.
The ultimate experimenters at Ricca Terra arms have got behind the varietal, planting numerous clones, seeking complexity to match grape's natural power.
This new release is full of sweet, dark licorice and blood plum flavours. It's serious wine, with some quality oak apparent and a rugged savoury finish.
As with all the Ricca Terra wines, the value-for-money is extraordinary.Read more about 2021 Ricca Terra Aglianico