Grape Varietals: 90% Sangiovese & 10% other red varietals
Growing Region: Castellina, Chianti Classico, Italy
Owner / Chief Winemaker: Andrea Cecchi

This coming July I will again have the great pleasure to spend some quality time, working with the passionate and talented family and team at Cecchi in the heart of Tuscany. So, to prepare and refocus my taste buds, what better way to understand their unique terroir than to open a bottle of 2013 'Riserva di Famiglia' (Family Reserve) - one of Cecchi’s most terroir expressive wines, showcasing all that is special about Sangiovese and Tuscany.

 

Grape Varietal: 100% Shiraz
Growing Region: McLaren Vale, Australia
Winemaking Team: Geoff Merrill & Scott Heidrich

If you were ever looking for a true icon of the Australia wine industry - the Geoff Merrill ‘Henley’ Shiraz is not a myth, but a genuine benchmark wine which you can find. Crafted from a strict selection of only the best vintages of McLaren Vale Shiraz. Named in honour of Geoff’s Grandfather, who passed away at the ripe old age of 102. The ‘best of the best’ - crafted from only 10 barrels of this vintage, set aside to become the ‘Henley’ Shiraz.

 

Grape Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Growing Region: Clare Valley, Australia
Owner / Winemaker: Kevin Mitchell

This Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon takes its name from a local character who was nick-named ‘Killerman’, by Kevin’s father Mort Mitchell. This self-sufficient man, lived alone in a humble tin shed in the hills behind the Kilikanoon Cellar Door. Living off fruit and vegetables and roamed the valley hunting for his meals with rabbits being his favourite. The 'Killerman's Run' range of wines are extremely approachable.

 

Grape Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Growing Region: Waihopai Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand
Head Winemaker: Matt Patterson-Green

Matt Patterson-Green has been leading the winemaking team at Jackson Estate Winery for more than a decade now, looking to express the true character of their vineyards, crafting interesting and enjoyable wines. Jackson Estate has calmly and gradually received acclaim for their Pinot Noir wine, crafted by respecting their cool climate vineyards that produce early drinking fruit driven styles.