Elegant & Mercurial
Make no mistake, Hentley Farm wines possess a beguiling richness and beautiful textures that one expects to find in Barossa however, there is also an overwhelming sense of harmony, poise and a gracious freshness throughout the range. As such, their wines hold a unique sense of place and character, deserving a place among Barossa Valley’s best.
New to the UK...
We are introducing several ‘new’ Kaesler wines, which have not entered the UK market before. Amongst the list of new wines includes their Alte Reben Shiraz and Alte Reben Mataro. The Bogan is returning too and we had to ship their Old Bastard Shiraz, which is one of the Barossa's most evocative wines. And finallly a small quantity of mature 2010 Viognier is available too - delicious, highly textural and a real treat…
The Legendary Old Block Shiraz
An acknowledged icon of the Barossa, St Hallett Old Block is an elegant and seamless Shiraz, which has always paid homage to the intensity, complexity and majesty of old vine fruit (80 to 130 years old, including the original Old Block Vineyard planted in 1912)
It is hard to believe that one of Margaret River’s most premium producers, Watershed, has not set foot on our shores before. Their Awakening Cabernet Sauvignon won the trophy for Best Cabernet at both the 2016 and 2017 Perth Royal Wine Show (the first Cabernet to win this prestigious award in successive years). The quality of Watershed’s wines is further underlined by the 2016 Single Block Chardonnay, which has won gold medal after gold medal, trophies galore and 98 points from James Halliday.
Hobbs of Barossa
Hobbs vineyard is home to some of the Barossa’s oldest Shiraz, planted at the turn of the last century (1905). The vineyard is nestled in the cool, beautiful Barossa Ranges, where the climate and distinct soil structure provide ideal conditions to produce fruit of unique quality. Their ‘top’ wines - Gregor, 1905 and Tango (Shiraz / Viognier blend) - are made in minuscule quantities of 130 to 300 cases. With Greg and Allison’s blessing, our exclusivity extends throughout Europe.
Simply put, Dan Standish produces some of the very best wines to come out of the Barossa. A 6th generation Barossan, Dan Standish established his eponymous winery in 1999 whilst still working as winemaker at Torbreck Vintners. Dan’s 2016 releases are firmly placed amongst Australia's legendary wines, as three wines received 99 points and one 98 beating the likes of Hill of Grace, Chris Ringland (formerly Three Rivers) Hoffmann Vineyard Shiraz and many Run Rig vintages to name a few.
Flowstone is the creation of Stuart Pym who has enjoyed a long and illustrious wine career spanning some 30 years. Having founded Suckfizzle in 1996 and then Stella Bella in 1999, he turned all of his focus and experience in to Flowstone, which remains his main mission until this day. Accolades keep coming thick and fast including the prodigious winner of James Halliday’s Best New Winery, 2015 and of course, receiving 97 points for his 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, which is the highest score achieved for this varietal.