Articles tagged with the word "Australia":


Published on September 19, 2011

Plunkett-Fowles arose as a merger of two family wine businesses in 2005, both located in the rather rugged, granitic region of Strathbogie Ranges, remote even though it is only around 130km north of Melbourne. The business is run by chief winemaker Sam Plunkett, and CEO Matt Fowles.

Pizzini Wines

Published on August 22, 2011

The King Valley in Australia’s Victoria attracted several migrant families from Italy, who later moved into the winemaking traditional to their homeland. The Pizzini family were one of those pioneers of grape growing and winemaking, and they are renowned for growing several Italian grape varieties.

Ten minutes with … Tom Carson

Published on August 10, 2011

Tom Carson is pushing the envelope when it comes to making pinot noir in Australia, and is a strong advocate of wines of place.

Elgo Estate

Published on August 6, 2011

Strathbogie Ranges is a wine growing region to watch, not least due to a mere handful of pioneering producers. Elgo Estate, owned by Grant and Suzanne Taresch is one such property on an upward trajectory.

The next steps for Aussie pinot noir and chardonnay

Published on July 29, 2011

On a visit to London earlier this month, Tom Carson, the winemaker at Yabby Lake in Australia’s Mornington Peninsula, hosted a tasting of Aussie chardonnay and pinot noir from some of the regions around Melbourne where these varieties are doing particularly well: Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Geelong.

Helm Wines

Published on July 21, 2011

Helm Wines, in the Canberra District, produces the tastiest Australian rieslings that I’ve come across.

The coolness of Australian wine

Published on April 4, 2011

No-one seriously disputes that Tasmania is properly cool climate, but a slightly more confusing picture is emerging on the mainland. And with ‘cool climate’ wines being cool, trendy and of different flavour profile than ‘warm climate’, it’s too easy to let the moniker roll off the tongue without paying due regard to proper climatic data.

Ten minutes with … Bill Downie

Published on March 7, 2011

Having lived and worked half the year in Burgundy for five years, Bill Downie set up by himself, in Victoria, in 2003, with his first Yarra Valley pinot noir, under the William Downie label.

Canberra District – shiraz shining

Published on March 3, 2011

Shiraz from around Canberra is proving to be a little gem, alongside its other jewel, riesling. The region has long had its icon wine, Clonakilla Shiraz/Viognier, Langton’s listed since 2005, coming from the oldest vineyard and winery in Canberra District, and others are aspiring to greater things.

An interview with … Ron Laughton of Jasper Hill, Australia

Published on February 23, 2011

An interview with … Ron Laughton of Jasper Hill, Australia, October 2010

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