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Summer Loving Top Drops

Following on from our Summer Loving Wines article (find it here), we've collated your top drops for the Summer... enjoy!



2021 Isabelle Rosé

Delicate, bright and delicious. This crisp, dry Rosé is perfect for enjoying in the sunshine with family and friends.

TASTING Intense florals, punchy red berries and ripe orange citrus tones greet the nose. A textural wine with great length and power, the fruit presents on the fore of the palate. Intensity, focus and weight are all attributes of this dry Rosé.

FOOD MATCH Pairs perfectly with a range of summer dishes, making this the perfect party partner for all your summer functions.

CELLARING Best enjoyed while youthful.

PRICE $22 | Shop online



Fiano 2021

Three Ponds are pioneers of Fiano in the Hunter Valley. Fiano is an Italian varietal and suits our climate very well. This is a delightful and versatile white wine perfect for the summer months.

TASTING Lemon ginger and nutmeg on the nose with a palate of sweet apple and citrus fruits.


CELLARING Drink now – 2030.

PRICE $22 | Shop online



Winmark 2021 Chardonnay

For close to half a century this site has grown exceptional fruit, with a proud history of producing highly acclaimed Chardonnay. In acknowledgment of this, Winmark Wines has devoted the entire estate to Chardonnay. Enjoy this classic

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TASTING Elderflower and white peach aromas beckon toward a palate of quince and ripe Meyer lemon spiced with nutmeg.

FOOD MATCH Winmark 2021 Chardonnay is suitable to a range of dishes from fresh and light to moderately spicy, through to rich and creamy. Seafood is a wonderful match.

CELLARING Cellar for up to four years.

PRICE $37 | Shop online



Wine Lovers No Added Sulphur Blanc de Blanc Sparkling

Our Contemporary Organic philosophy aims to produce wines of terroir while limiting environmental pollution and leaving the land in the best condition possible for the generations to follow. Our winemaking utilises plantbased fining agents while also keeping sulphur additions to a minimum.

TASTING This cool climate, high altitude wine has aromas of fresh green apples, tropical fruit and a hint of vanilla. A refreshing, lively wine with a persistent fine bead.

FOOD MATCH The perfect companion for celebrating in style.

CELLARING Keep cool and enjoy young.

PRICE $24 ea, $16/doz. $ $14/2 doz. | Shop online



Sparkling Peach Bellini

Oakvale Wines has a rich history of winemaking in the Hunter Valley. Employing minimal-intervention winemaking practices, we strive to showcase the true expression of our vineyards free from unnecessary manipulation. An Elegant melange of prosecco combined with ripe peaches is what makes this Sparkling Peach Bellini refreshing and fun!

TASTING Fragrant white peach and floral characters shine bright across the entire body of this Bellini. The flavour profile is lifted by a delicate spritzy bead and rounded out with crisp notes green apple, elderflower & Packham pear on the finish.

FOOD MATCH Designed to be enjoyed as an aperitif, or is the perfect accompaniment to brunch.

CELLARING Enjoy now, rain hail or shine!

PRICE $34 | Shop online



2021 Hunter Valley Pinot Gris

Savannah Estate Wines are produced from small select parcels of premium fruit grown in renowned viticulture regions throughout Australia. This Pinot Gris is Very much a French style and is best enjoyed under a tree on a sunny afternoon.

TASTING Lush ripe tropical jackfruit emerges on the front palate which is complimented by the tart crunch of nashi pear, towards the mid you are met by the zingy zesty acid profile of grapefruit and fresh bursts of finger lime caviar rounding out the palate with lightly herbaceous kaffir lime.

FOOD MATCH Moroccan chicken & turmeric with pearl couscous, lemongrass beef rice paper rolls.

CELLARING Drink Now (why wait?)

PRICE $27 | Shop online



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