About The Pack
To celebrate International Women's Day, we've put together this great value mix pack featuring six exceptional Australian female winemakers.
These wines come from all corners of the country, showcasing a wide range of varieties and winemaking styles.
A natural fizz, two textural whites, a dry, savoury Rosé and two Victorian reds.
There's a little something here for everyone and great value to boot.
2017 Billy Button The Renegade Refosco
Refosco, as Jo Marsh points out on the label, might just be the perfect picnic red.
As we explore more and more varieties that are better suited to our climate and lifestyle, varieties like Refosco are finding plenty of fans. They offer huge appeal in the easy-drinking, don't-think-too-hard wines category.
Refosco doesn't mind a chill, and it doesn't require fancy stemware, it's a red made for knocking back in the park with friends.
Get a frisbee and get stuck into it!Read more about 2017 Billy Button The Renegade Refosco
2018 Stargazer Tupelo
Sam Connew is an excellent winemaker and her rising Tasmanian label, Stargazer, is definitely one to watch.
'Tupelo' is her Alsatian-inspired blend of Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, and Riesling. This is a very well-constructed version of this classic aromatic blend, with good acidity and a touch of grip to offset the natural fruit sweetness of these expressive varieties.
It's delicious, interesting and good value, the perfect wine to tuck into alongside a plate of fresh shellfish or sashimi.
Sam's wines are only made in small quantities so get in quick!Read more about 2018 Stargazer Tupelo
2018 Unico Zelo Jade & Jasper Fiano
The Unico Zelo owner/winemaking dynamic duo of Brendan and Laura Carter are hugely passionate about Fiano, and they wholeheartedly believe in this variety's suitability to Australia's climate and culture.
So do we, it's a winner.
This comes from the ancient sandy limestone soils on the iconic Ricca Terra Farms vineyard in the Riverland region of South Australia. Like in previous years it's a wonderfully textural wine, but I reckon this release seems a little more balanced and even clean-cut than the '17.
It looks the goods. All up it's delicious to drink, perfectly built for enjoying with food and great value for money.Read more about 2018 Unico Zelo Jade & Jasper Fiano
2018 Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown Pret-a-Rosé
VS&B continue to kick goals with each new release. Here comes their Rosé, right on point.
This blend of Pinot Noir and Shiraz is a must-try for lovers of dry, savoury Rose. It was made naturally with no additions except a little sulphur. Hand picked, basket pressed straight into, as Tessa puts it, "oooooooold barriques".
Rosé continues to grow in popularity and with so many easy-to-love examples like this out there at the moment, it's not hard to see why.Read more about 2018 Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown Pret-a-Rosé
2018 Dormilona Malbec
A new addition to the Dormilona family this year with the inclusion of the first varietal Malbec from Josephine Perry.
It's soft, slurpy and super floral. The chunky tannins of the Malbec grape tamed by Jo's gentle winemaking hand.
The fruit is all grown organically and it was made without any additions besides a touch of sulphur to keep it safe in bottle.
A big, bold, beautiful Margaret River red, perfect for a cool night spent sipping quietly on your back deck.Read more about 2018 Dormilona Malbec
2016 Mayford Grapes of Wrath Shiraz
It's such a close-knit community amongst wine growers and makers in North-East Victoria.
When a horrific storm decimated the Mayford vineyard in 2016, local producers came to Eleana and Bryn's rescue.
Peter Bartholomew and Donna Pelka of the Wanted Man vineyard in Heathcote donated some Shiraz, as did Bob McNamara from the Alpine Valleys, a little fruit from the Indigo vineyard in Beechworth also found its way to Mayford. Eleana put the pieces together and the resulting wine is fabulous.
A testament to the resilience of the small wine growers of North-East Victoria.
Campbell Mattinson rated it 93 points. If you're a Mayford fan, this is great value Shiraz from them with a heart-warming backstory.Read more about 2016 Mayford Grapes of Wrath Shiraz