Australia

australian_wine_zonesAustralia is the world's sixth largest producer of wine and the fourth largest exporter. Grape vines first came to Australia with the first fleet settlement in 1788, but serious vine cultivation really began in the Hunter Valley in about 1828. By 1850, commercial viticulture was practiced in all states.

Though known largely for full-throttled, ultra-ripe Shiraz, Australia grows more than 100 varieties with significant new plantings of "Mediterranean varieties" in order to capitalize on the country's hot, dry climate. The country also has a significant number of cooler climate regions, either because of proximity to the sea or higher elevation, which are known for producing wines of structure and elegance that can age gracefully for years. There are also such specialties as Hunter Valley Semillon, Clare Valley Riesling, Tasmanian Pinot Noir and Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon to name a few. Australia is a dynamic and exciting wine producing country that belies simple classification.

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    Mixed Case – Kingston Estate Reds

    The wines we offer today are produced in South Australia, and specifically originate from Clare Valley (the Shiraz and Merlot) and the Limestone Coast (Cabernet Sauvignon). The case contains 4 bottles each of the three wines described below.

    $19.95
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    Mixed Case – Dowie Doole Explorer

    McLaren Vale, Australia! Do not underestimate the depth and richness of flavours of these Dowie Doole wines! If big, juicy, New World, fruit forward wines are your preference, you should not ignore this very limited mixed case – just 18 x 6 packs are available

    $33.75
  • Kingston-Estate-Cabernet-Sauvignon

    Kingston Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

    Vineyards for this wine are located in South Australia’s Limestone Coast. The highly rated area has a relatively cool climate and is home to Coonawarra, Mount Benson and Padthaway regions, among others.

    $19.50
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    Kingston Estate Chardonnay 2020

    A crisp, vibrant Chardonnay exhibiting the classic regional qualities and elegant structure typical of the cool climate Limestone Coast. 2020 was a dry and temperate vintage, with complementary cool nights which help concentrate ripe fruit flavours along with balanced acidity.

    $18.75
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    Kingston Estate Echelon Shiraz 2018

    Black cherries and vanilla with liquorice and spice on the nose. Velvety tannins and hints of dark chocolate give way to a harmonious palate of rich berry fruits and pepper with a lingering and refined finish.

    $32.00
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    Kingston Estate Merlot 2019

    Clare Valley is one of Australia’s oldest wine producing areas. The unique combination of geography, geology and climate is synonymous for producing high quality wines. The 2019 vintage was dominated by drought conditions, resulting in early ripening of high quality fruit.

    $19.25
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    Kingston Estate Shiraz 2019

    Now sourced exclusively from Kingston Estate’s vineyard in Clare Valley, this wine is superb. Clare Valley is one of Australia’s oldest wine producing areas. The Clare’s combination of geography, geology and climate is synonymous for producing high quality wines. The 2019 vintage finished with smaller berry size and lighter crops as a result of lower than average rainfall.

    $18.95
  • Six Rows Shiraz 2019

    Medium/dark red with a vibrant purple hue. The nose has a lifted bouquet with the Shiraz fruit expressing hints of plum, clove and pepper. Notes of vanilla and mocha have been added from the use of oak. On the palate the fruit from the nose follows with the luscious flavours of plum and vanilla giving the wine a long, lingering finish.

    $16.15

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