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Summer Lovin' Wines | Top Drops



Bonvilla Estate

Mia Rosé

Pale to mid Salmon pink with a light orange blush, subtle rose petal and strawberry sorbet give way to watermelon juice and a hint of Turkish delight. Generous cherry and cranberry fruit and subtle floral notes adding depth to the dry and elegant palate. Plenty of flavour on the finish with some darker cherry fruit and a hint of Turkish delight carrying through. Very persistent.

TASTING Turkish delight, watermelon and berry sorbet.

FOOD MATCH Baby pea, mint & fetta bruschetta – Recipe by Jo.

CELLARING Drink now.



Peterson House

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Light straw in hue. This wine has hints of cut grass notes to blend with a citrus lift.

TASTING The Semillon gives a fresh citrus palate whilst the Sauvignon Blanc lends a more herbaceous mid palate. The sugar dosage lifts both the citrus fruit and the grassy notes and gives a sweetness that makes the wine fresh and fruity. The acid is clean and crisp on the palate and combines with the bubbles to leave a clean and refreshing after taste

FOOD MATCH A lighter bodied sparkling well suited to delicate foods. Drink this icy cold and enjoy it with seafood.

CELLARING This sparkling wine is made to be served cold – less than 4°C. Store for 24 hours in a domestic fridge prior to opening or leave in wet ice for 2-3 hours.

PRICE $27.50


Wandin Valley Estate

NV Sparkling Cuvee

Sourced only from premium parcels, this sparkling is vibrant and zesty. Using the Hunter Valley’s highest regarded white varietals, Semillon and Chardonnay, this wine is sure to impress.

TASTING Notes of lemon with hints of peach.

FOOD MATCH Freshly shucked oysters and barbequed king prawns.

CELLARING Made to drink and enjoy now.



Winmark Wines

Rusty's Run

Recently named 2023 Hunter Valley Cellar Door of the Year, rated a 5 Star Winery and shortlisted for ‘Best New Winery’ by James Halliday Wine Companion 2024, Winmark is a premium Chardonnay producer, as well as a destination designed to connect guests with wine, architecture, art and nature.

TASTING Pale lemon in colour, this approachable young wine has hints of citrus, nashi pear and apple, which flow seamlessly into lovely cashews and steel-cut oats on the back palate. The finish is clean, crisp and perfectly balanced with a backbone of lively acidity. A fruit-driven wine, with subdued oak giving this wine a modern style, great texture and approachability.

FOOD MATCH Pair with poached salmon, Caesar salad or mild chicken curries or simply on its own.

CELLARING Drink now or cellar for up to 5 years.



Iron Gate Estate

Blanc de Blanc 2023

One hundred per cent Chardonnay at its sparkling best!

TASTING TGrapefruit, citrus and green peach aromas with a palate of crunchy citrus and stone-fruit characters and a deliciously dry finish.

FOOD MATCH This wine is an excellent accompaniment with seafood, vegetable and light chicken dishes.

CELLARING Cellar for 3 to 5 years.



Savannah Estate

2022 Hunter Valley Pinot Gris

This Hunter Valley Pinot Gris is like no other, which is the perfect accompaniment to any lazy Sunday afternoon on the back deck!

TASTING On the nose, it presents a delicate bouquet of aromas that include crisp apple, pear, and hints of citrus zest. These aromas are complemented by a subtle floral note that adds an extra layer of complexity. The fruit flavours from the nose continue the palate, with crisp apple and pear leading the way. A lovely minerality also comes through, adding a touch of sophistication to the wine.

FOOD MATCH Moroccan chicken and turmeric with pearl couscous or another bottle!

CELLARING Drink now, why wait!





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