From the ideal wine-growing region of the South Burnett in Queensland, we bring you boutique wines that are amongst Australia’s very best and have helped put Queensland on the map as a serious producer of award-winning vintages.
Our heartland is perfect terroir in a picturesque landscape that inspires exploration. The South Burnett region is in south-east Queensland, within a few hours drive of the state capital, Brisbane. On the rolling hillsides an hour or two inland from the Pacific Ocean, we have a climate similar to Australia’s famous Hunter Valley wine-producing region. Our long warm summers and mild winters are also reminiscent of Mediterranean regions. The South Burnett region was the site of intense volcanic activity in the distant past and this has created a variety of rich soils and opportunities for cultivation. The distinctive terroir is one of the secrets of our award-winning wines and produce. There are now more than a dozen different vineyards in the region as well as traditional dairy industry, cattle, peanuts and other niche market garden producers. It’s a picturesque region to visit and a popular weekend destination. Come for a leisurely drive through vineyards, olive groves, farmland and small country towns, making stops at cellar doors and farm gates to sample the local produce. “We believe the wonderful wine and produce of the South Burnett is amongst Australia’s very best.”
NV Brut Made from a blend of Semillon and Chardonnay this fresh and lively sparkling wine exhibits a medium straw colour with light green and gold hues.
TASTING NOTES: A hint of sweet florals on the nose with subtle honey notes, and a lovely toasty complexity on the finish, make this wine a perfect starter to any celebration
SUGGESTED FOODS: Pair chilled with oysters, seafood and fresh fruit. 11.2% Alc/Vol 6.6 Std drinks Produced with milk products Contains sulphatic
TASTING NOTES: Pale straw in colour, this wine is upfront and round. Crisp natural acidity holds the wine together, finishing firm and dry. This wine is perfectly suitable to be enjoyed now but will age gracefully developing an oil texture in the bottle.
SUGGESTED FOODS: Ocean fresh prawns, crab, scallops and fresh shucked oysters. Also matches beautifully with spiciness in Asian-style salads.
12.5% Alc/Vol 8.0 Standard drinks Produced with milk products Contains sulphatic
Petit Verdot 2016
Petit Verdot ripens late in the season, and while it struggles to reach maturity in the cool conditions of its origin in Bordeaux, it thrives in the warmer climate of the South Burnett. Our Petit Verdot vines are capable of producing dense, full bodied wines that are as satisfying as they are elegant, and that will compete with the best in the world.
TASTING NOTES: Intense dark plum in colour with aromas of violets and dark berries intertwined with a chalky/earthy complexity. The wine is bold yet floral notes carry the palate. Very well balanced, firm yet silky tannins prevail on the palate with a touch of spice and minerality on the finish.
SUGGESTED FOODS: Pairs with venison and slow-braised beef dishes. AWARDS: 2018 Queensland Wine Awards: Bronze Medal
12.7% Alc/Vol 7.5 Std drinks Contains sulphatic CLOVELY
Nebbiolo is an iconic Italian varietal famed for its delicate alluring aromas yet firm tannic palate. Its light mahogany colour plays off in dramatic comparison to its powerful yet elegant structure.
TASTING NOTES: TASTING NOTES: Fragrant aromas of rose petals, red cherry and raspberries with earthy notes of red clay. Crisp natural acidity and distinct varietal tannins form an elegant palate rounded out with delicate stone fruit characters. Careful cellaring will allow this wine to evolve and soften over time.
SUGGESTED FOODS: Pairs well with full-flavoured lasagnas, braised lamb shanks, rich stews and anything that involves truffles.
AWARDS: 2018 Queensland Wine Awards: Bronze Medal