About The Pack
This mixed pack is designed as the perfect set-and-forget option for those looking to keep the house stocked with interesting and delicious wines with a great story.
These are our favourite recent discoveries here at Different Drop, made by producers we love. And it is offered to you at our very best price.
The pack covers a wide range of styles and varieties - from white to rosé to red. You'll find wines from icons, rising stars and cult figures in the world of wine. No matter what your preference, we hope you fall in love with these wines just as much as we have.
The pack will be updated on the first of every month. Your first pack will be shipped the next business day following your subscription. Choose your frequency, skip or cancel at any time (we'll send you a reminder before each delivery) - it's just that easy.
2019 Mada Blanc
A beautifully balanced Gewürztraminer blend here from Hamish Young. The fruit comes from nearly 40-year-old vines on the Freeman vineyard in the Hilltops region.
Each parcel of Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris and Riesling was fermented separately to give himself complete control of the final blend. The Gewurz hung out on skins for a week-long cold soak to, "draw out florals and really embrace the phenolics before pressing."
This is one of the best-put-together examples of this wine style you are likely to find anywhere in the country.
With balance, zip and grip all in tow, this is a ripping wine.Read more about 2019 Mada Blanc
2018 Tonic Wines Chardonnay
Few wineries enjoy the feverish scramble for their new releases like Tonic Wines. And the fever is well deserved.
They make painfully small batches of wine and with the excellent quality and value over the last few vintages, it's no surprise.
This Chardonnay is sourced from the Bowe-Lees vineyard in Woodside, Adelaide Hills. The 2018 vintage spent 24 hours on its skins before being basket pressed to barrel where it lay untouched, unstirred on lees for around 9 months. No malo.
Simple yet incredibly successful winemaking.Read more about 2018 Tonic Wines Chardonnay
2019 Bondar Wines Rosé
Carefully crafting a spot on Rosé can be a tricky business. It may seem simple from the outside but there are a lot of decisions to be made along the way.
Take this fantastic Rosé from McLaren Vale outfit, Bondar. The fruit is picked from three sites, including from their famous home block, the Rayner vineyard. Two of the batches were fermented in ceramic egg, the third in barrel with some more pressings to get a little extra grip and "stuffing" in the mid palate. A little dash of Cinsualt bringing a little something extra to the 2019 version.
Suffice to say, Andre has nailed this release.
Theirs is a wildly successful crack at this now insanely popular "Provence" inspired style of Rosé. If you like your pinks dry but full flavoured with delicacy and deliciousness in equal proportion - you're going to love this!Read more about 2019 Bondar Wines Rosé
2019 Between Five Bells Pinot Wine
In this wine you see the powers of three Pinots combine.
It's Noir, Meunier and a splash of Gris getting along famously. The whole bunches are all fermented together. A ménage à trois of Pinots in a carbonic, juicy soup.
The Pinot Noir brings the body - all ripe cherries and sweet strawberry, the Meunier lends some zippy acidity through the mouth, and the dash of Gris gives you all the sweet musky top notes and some citrus notes to boot.
It's the very model of a modern Australian red - built for good times, BBQs and beach cricket.Read more about 2019 Between Five Bells Pinot Wine
2017 Xerico Vinaspre Tinto
Roberto Olivan produces wonderful modern expressions of Rioja from a vineyard inherited from his grandfather in 2011.
This is a lively, vibrant version of a red table wine made as an homage to the traditional Rioja reds of old. It sees old vine, organically farmed Tempranillo blended with a healthy splash of Viura to give the wine a little extra pep and zip.
Hailed as one of the leading next-generation producers of the region, Roberto is doing great things for Rioja.
This, his most popular wine, is the perfect way to get acquainted with his vivacious winemaking style.Read more about 2017 Xerico Vinaspre Tinto
2018 Dappled Single Vineyard Fin de la Terre Shiraz
"Fin de La Terre" translates to "The End of the Earth" - winemaker Shaun Crinion says it takes so long to drive to this vineyard during vintage feels like you're about to reach the edges of our planet.
The drive is worth it. The Shiraz fruit that comes from this Steels Creek vineyard is stunning.
The 2018 vintage was fermented as 100% whole bunches, Shaun thinks the combination of sweet fruit generated from cab mac (carbonic maceration or whole berry ferment) needs the spice and architecture that the stalks provide to be a well balanced wine.
This is a beautiful, elegant representation of Yarra Syrah.Read more about 2018 Dappled Single Vineyard Fin de la Terre Shiraz