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, delicious red wines with a great story.
These are our favourite recent red 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 light, ethereal reds through to those richer and fuller-bodied. 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.
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2020 Stargazer Rada
This is a delicious lighter styled red from the talented hands of Sam Connew.
Here Sam blends Pinot Meunier from Pipers Brook with Pinot Noir from the Coal River Valley to give a Summery red wine that can be enjoyed while the weather is warm.
There's sweetness from the lively Pinot Noir fruit, a touch of savouriness from the Meunier. It's packaged beautifully and ready to rip into.
If you like to have something that's red but crisp and crunchy in your glass, this is a fine choice.Read more about 2020 Stargazer Rada
2020 Smallfry Eclectik Violet Grenache Cinsault
With background as viticulturists, Smallfry’s partners Suzi Hilder and Wayne Ahrens put the living heritage of Barossan vines to work.
Both with family roots in the region, their passion is for little batches with lots of expression.
Biodynamically farmed, the Eclectik Violet is a beacon of bright, juicy floral red fruit. This is light footed fun and flair from next generation Barossa.Read more about 2020 Smallfry Eclectik Violet Grenache Cinsault
2020 Ravensworth The Long Way Around Tinto
Sadly, thanks to the brutal bushfires across NSW in 2020, there will be no regular releases under the Ravensworth label from the 2020 vintage.
The Long Way Round wines are what sits in their place, with fruit coming from the other side of the country, and travelling over 5000km to be made by Bryan Martin.
The Tinto is a fantastic red wine born from old dry-grown Grenache in the Swan Valley.
With the dryness of the Swan, Bryan took inspiration from more savoury expressions of the variety found in Spain for this wine. It's firm, dry and spicy with a sweet core of cherry/raspberry fruit. A splash of Pinot Noir and even a little Chenin Blanc spice thinggs up a little more.
It's an excellent wine that will likely never be made again.Read more about 2020 Ravensworth The Long Way Around Tinto
2018 Veronica Ortega Quite Mencia
Though she grew up in Cadiz surrounded by the smells of Sherry and the ocean, it was red wine that took Veronica Ortega's heart.
She travelled the New World (Burn Cottage, Central Otago) and the Old World (Comte Armand and DRC in Burgundy and Domaine Combier in Crozes-Hermitage) before finding her one true love, Mencia, and settling in Bierzo.
Mencia can take on many forms - from lighter expressions similar to Pinot Noir or Gamay - to fuller bodied examples closer to Syrah - Veronica looks to show her pet variety in all its forms.
'Quite' is her lighter, earlier drinking expression. It's picked from 80-year-old organically-farmed vines and was raised in a mixture of French oak and amphora. Filled with red berries and floral top notes, it's a whimsical red wine of great character and epic drinkability.Read more about 2018 Veronica Ortega Quite Mencia
2019 Samuel's Gorge Tempranillo
Tempranillo is one of winemaker Justin McNamee's fortés.
From his vantage point high atop a hill at Seaview, Justin has scouted a brilliant locale for his Tempranillo vineyard. These vines yield a rustic and expressive version of this Iberian variety that is at once highly complex and highly drinkable.
This is a testament to the changing face of McLaren Vale wine. A class act red wine made from a variety other than Shiraz or Grenache. Made in small amounts as always, but undoubtedly one of Australia's finest Tempranillos.Read more about 2019 Samuel's Gorge Tempranillo
2019 Dodgy Bros Juxtaposed Sherry Vineyard Old Vine Shiraz
"It’s a terrific expression of McLaren Vale Shiraz."
- Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)
Here's a great example of a modern Shiraz from McLaren Vale.
The fruit comes from the ‘Old Block’ at the Sherry Vineyard in Blewitt Springs planted in 1955.
This is the more savoury and lithe of the two single vineyard Shiraz wines from Wes in 2019. It's juicy and bright but with a dark and moody underbelly. And it has unmistakable x-factor.
It's a fantastic wine - loaded with personality. Ripper release from winemaker Wes Pearson.Read more about 2019 Dodgy Bros Juxtaposed Sherry Vineyard Old Vine Shiraz