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Yarra Valley Masterclass Pack

Yarra Valley, VIC

Six premium wines that encapsulate what the Yarra Valley does best.

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About The Pack

The Yarra Valley is one of Australia's most vibrant wine regions with a plethora of different wine style to explore.

Where many regions have their specialty, the Yarra Valley produces some of Australia's finest expressions of a myriad of different varieties.

From Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to Syrah and Cabernet, it's a region that shows amazing diversity. This pack lets you explore some of the Yarra's top examples of these varieties and takes you on a tour of the region from the comfort of your own home.

2018 Mount Mary Reflexion Chardonnay

"Very good drinking here."
- Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


Chardonnay is one of winemaker Sam Middleton's specialities.

Here's a great value example of his talents from his home block, the revered, Mount Mary vineyard in the Yarra Valley.

For the 2018, Sam isolated the younger plantings of Chardonnay to release under the Reflexion label. It was made in the same way as the iconic Mount Mary Chardonnay and Triolet, with full barrel fermentation, and a healthy amount of solids for added palate texture and weight.

In Sam's opinion, it's a fresher, more lively style of Chardonnay from his family home.

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2019 Salo Chardonnay

"Very excellent."
Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


This 2019 Chardonnay is a great example to date of what these two brilliant winemakers are trying to achieve in their colab project.

The fruit comes from the Full Moon vineyard in the cooler Gladysdale sub region of the Upper Yarra Valley, with all the hard work being put in in the vineyard rather than the winery. It's very simply whole bunch pressed into old, large format oak, with wild yeasts no additions.

It's a natural, energetic, highly characterful Chardonnay, expressing the slightly wild side if these two wonderful winemakers. The last few vintages have sold out in short order as this wine has developed its own following. The 2019 release does not disappoint.

Read more about 2019 Salo Chardonnay

2019 Hoddles Creek 1er Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

"There’s a darkness, an earthiness, to the Pinot Noir releases from HCE in 2019."
Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


Now firmly ensconced as one of the Yarra Valley's most collectable Pinot Noirs, the 1er from Hoddles Creek never disappoints.

This immaculate vineyard in the Upper Yarra produces some of the region's finest fruit. Winemaker Franco D'Anna only releases it in the best vintages. With the 2019 release, he thinks he has made one of their best to date.

The 2019 is long and exceptionally well balanced. Lower yields and increased demand will mean that this will be only available for a limited time.

A wine of remarkable value and world class quality - if you're a lover of Pinot Noir then this is a must buy. This is Australian Pinot Noir at its very best.

Read more about 2019 Hoddles Creek 1er Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

2018 Gembrook Hill Pinot Noir

"It presents in its signature transparent way but the complexity is all there and so too is the length. This is an excellent wine."
Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)


The Gembrook Hill Pinot Noir is a beautiful thing to drink.

It's impeccable Pinot Noir from this region. Yarra Valley Pinot Noir in a tailored suit, slicked hair, and polished shoes. It's as sleek and stylish as you could ask for. This special site in the Upper Yarra has yielded some of the region's best Pinot Noirs over the last decade or more.

This is a highly sought-after Pinot and winemaker Andrew Marks has knocked this one out of the park, once again.

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2019 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 2019 Dappled Single Vineyard Fin de la Terre Shiraz

2018 Mac Forbes Hugh Cabernet Blend

Mac Forbes believes the Yarra Valley's best wine is, in fact, the Cabernet blend , rather than Pinot Noir or Chardonnay.

He's been inspired by the wines of Mount Mary where he worked for many years. This blend, named after Mac's father Hugh, is every bit the highly fragrant, medium-bodied and elegant style of Bordeaux blend the region is famous for.

The 2018 season in the Yarra Valley brought lovely ripeness to the Cabernet et. al. in this blend and has resulted in one of Mac's best releases of the wine to date.

This site offering perhaps a little more 'flesh' on release than previous versions of Hugh. If you like your Cabernet blends in a more subtle and elegant style, this is simply stunning. Only made in tiny quantities, this will mature gracefully for many years to come.

Read more about 2018 Mac Forbes Hugh Cabernet Blend
Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up at 12pm from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri). Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

Authority to Leave and other delivery instructions can be left in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the here page before the final checkout page.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here. 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

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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? No, our pricing is designed to be the best in market already - no marking up and then discounting down! For very large orders (weddings, etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call.

Do we price match? Yes, within reason. 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 consider matching it. We'll even retrospectively issue you store credit if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

Can coupons and discounts be stacked? No, only one discount or coupon can be applied to an order at once.

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. Just an a warehouse/office. We occasionally do events however, so sign up to our newsletter or follow us on instagram to stay in the loop.

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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