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BASS PHILLIP, Gippsland, Victoria


Bass Philip Reserve Pinot Noir

Premium Pinot Noir, Reserve Pinot Noir

Bass Phillip is located in prime dairy country near Leongatha in South Gippsland, an area widely known for its regular pattern of rainfall. The 4-hectare unirrigated vineyard has a north-easterly aspect and is planted on deep silty loams with a high iron content - a factor that gives tremendous colour to the fruit. The small, 10 acre property established in 1979 by Phillip Jones, is rapidly acquiring a reputation not dissimilar to the great domains of Burgundy. With miniscule yields of sometimes less than 1 ton to the acre, the annual production is limited to only a few hundred cases. In some years only one barrel of Reserve will be bottled! It's winemaker Phillip Jones' attention to detail that in part leads to these small quantities. Individual bunches are hand sorted, graded and discarded if they are not up to the rigorous Bass Phillip standard (up to 30% of fruit is discarded in difficult years). The Reserve Pinot Noir is almost impossible to get, but is arguably the greatest Pinot Noir produced in Australia. Premium Pinot from $199 AUD, Reserve Pinot from $349 AUD

BROKENWOOD, Hunter Valley, New South Wales


Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz

Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz

Brokenwood was established in the early 1970s by a group of wine enthusiasts. Starting with a small vineyard located at Pokolbin in Hunter Valley, it has evolved from a weekend venture for self-professed hobby winemakers into one of Australia's most reputable wine labels. The Graveyard Vineyard was planted on heavy red clay over loam soils. The topsoil is very shallow which has made the vines struggle, resulting in very low yields that average about 1 tonne an acre, but with extraordinary concentration of flavour in the berries. The wine is hand-picked, hand-sorted, has 18 months in oak, then one year bottle age prior to release. The name comes from the fact that one of the two vineyard blocks adjacent to the winery was at one time (in the 19th century) dedicated - but never used - as a cemetery. Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz (first vintaged 1983) is Brokenwood's signature wine and is often lauded as one of Australia's greatest wines. From $99 AUD

CHARLES MELTON, Barossa Valley, South Australia


Charles Melton None Popes

Nine Popes Shiraz-Grenache-Mourvedre

Charles Melton Wines has produced premium Barossa red wines since 1984. Recognised as Australia's leading Rhone style blend, the Nine Popes is based on three major grape varieties; Grenache, Shiraz & Mourvedre (Mataro). The Grenache fruit in this blend comes principally from dry grown bush vines of up to 130 years old. The shiraz and mouvedre are a mix of trellis grown and bush vines of similar age. The majority component is Grenache (up to 70%) Yields are extremely low, often in the range of 1 to 1.5 tonnes per acre. The wine is aged in French and American barriques for approximately 15 months. From $49.00 AUD

D'ARENBERG, McLaren Vale, South Australia


D'arenberg The Dead Arm

The Dead Arm Shiraz

One of the undisputed kings of Australian Shiraz and Rhone varietals. With vineyards over 100 years old and utilizing minimal handling techniques that include the use of 19th century basket presses, foot treading and small batch fermentations. d'Arenberg has significant vineyard holdings in McLaren Vale owning approximately 340 acres on various elevations, trellising systems and soil types ranging from red/brown loamy sands to hard clay, ironstone and gravels. It has some of the oldest Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre in the region. Over the decades d'Arenberg has introduced many wines that have become defining styles for the region and today remains an industry innovator, championing such varieties as viognier, marsanne and roussanne. The Dead Arm Shiraz takes it name from a fungal disease resulting in stunted growth in shoots above the infected area. Eventually this part of the vine fails to produce any new growth, whereas the unaffected parts of the vine continue to grow and bear fruit. Hence the vine appears to have a "dead arm". From $59 AUD

FOX CREEK WINES, McLaren Vale, South Australia


Fox Creek Reserve Shiraz

Reserve Shiraz

In 1984, Jim and Helen Watts purchased their 100-acre Malpas Road property near McLaren Vale. The land had previously been used for barley cropping and sheep grazing. A vineyard was established in 1985 and Fox Creek made an immediate impact with its Shiraz. Great reviews, wine show trophies and high praise from Robert Parker Jr. for the 1996 and 1997 Reserve Shiraz and fast-tracked Fox Creek onto the international stage. Robert Parker Jr. : "Nearly perfect, the opaque black/purple-coloured 1998 Shiraz Reserve plays to the great strength of Australia - powerful, naturally-textured, super-rich wines that are big and chewy. Exceptionally rich and explosive, with great purity as well as remarkable symmetry and overall balance for such massiveness, this blockbuster can be drunk now or cellared for 12-15 years. Make no doubt about it, this Shiraz will elicit more than a few "wows" in any tasting - blind or otherwise." 98/100 RP Jr. 2000. Reserve Shiraz from $69 AUD

GIACONDA, Beechworth, Victoria


Giaconda Chardonnay

Chardonnay

The Giaconda vineyard was established by Rick Kinzbrunner who purchased land near the old Brown Brothers Everton Hills Vineyard, and in 1982 commenced planting the classic varieties Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and a small amount of Pinot Noir. The cold climate vineyard, located in a small valley, is minute. It is planted at an altitude of 400 metres and, unusually, on south-facing slopes. Total area under vines in the original vineyard is now 3ha. Recent plantings have added a further 3ha. The first release of Giaconda wines was in 1987 with the 1986 Chardonnay and the 1985 Cabernet blend. The Pinot Noir is made in tiny quantities. Overall, the wine sees approximately 40% new Alliers and Vosges oak for a maturation period of approximately 18 months. Chardonnay from $129 AUD

GLAETZER, Barossa Valley, South Australia


Glaetzer Amon Ra Shiraz

Amon Ra Shiraz

As the King of all Gods, Amon-Ra is considered the most powerful figure in Egyptian mythology. The temple of Amon-Ra is recorded as the birthplace of commercial winemaking, having the first ever large scale vineyard grown specifically to make wine for the citizens of the temple. Robert Parker Jr.: "This fabulous Shiraz is made from 100% dry-grown Barossa Valley shiraz (30 - 120 year old vines). Aged 15 months in a combination of American oak hogsheads and French barriques, it possesses extraordinary concentration, tremendous purity, and a magnificent finish that lasts over 60 seconds. Wines of this calibre are worth a special effort to find, purchase, and consume." From $125 AUD

GRANT BURGE, Barossa Valley, South Australia


Grant Burge Meshach

Meshach Shiraz

First vintaged in 1988, the Grant Burge Meshach Shiraz is produced from 80 year old vines and is named after his great, great, grandfather, who was one of the first to plant grapes and make wine in the Lyndoch region of the Barossa. Meshach is harvested by hand from 100% shiraz grapes grown on the Grant Burge Filsell Vineyard, planted in 1920 - using only the top 2-3% of Barossa Valley shiraz available. (not made in 1989) After fermentation, the wine is matured in new American hogsheads barrels for 24 months before bottling, then aged in the bottle for two-and-a-half years before release. From $109.00 AUD

GREENOCK CREEK, Barossa Valley, South Australia


Greenock Creek Block Shiraz

Creek Block Shiraz

A near-perfect wine is the 1998 Shiraz Creek Block, a wine made from 62-year old Shiraz aged in a combination of new and French oak. Sadly, there are only 100 cases of this opaque, purple-coloured, full-bodied classic. The wine shows terrific notes of beef blood, new saddle leather, blackberry liqueur, smoke, and earth. Extremely full-bodied yet seamless, with dazzling levels of extract and ripeness, this is a tour de force in winemaking, but sadly, there is too little of it. 98/100 RP Jr. 2001. From $149 AUD


Greenock Creek Apricot Block

Apricot Block Shiraz

Spending 26-28 months in old American oak barrels and small foudres (hogsheads), Apricot Block is bottled unfiltered and made from ultra ripe fruit. Another example of young vines making profound wines. "The 2001 Shiraz Apricot Block represents a spectacular example of Barossa Shiraz. Made from 10-year-old vines cropped at 1-1.5 tons per acre, it is a dense, full-bodied Shiraz possessing fabulous intensity, great purity, and a multi-tiered, skyscraper-like mid-palate. It can be drunk young or cellared through 2018-2020". 99/100 Robert Parker Jr. 2004. From $59 AUD

HENSCHKE, Barossa Valley, South Australia


Hill of Roses Shiraz

Hill of Roses Shiraz

First released in 2002 and only released in exceptional years, the wine is produced from a small selection of low-yielding, dry-grown shiraz vines from the Hill of Grace vineyard, named the Post Office Block, that are a mere 18 years old, at present too young to be considered for inclusion in Hill of Grace vintages. Matured in new French oak hogsheads for two years. Extremely limited production. From $399 AUD


Cyril Henschke Cabernet Sauvignon

Cyril Henschke Cabernet Sauvignon

Cyril Henschke first vintaged in 1978 and is one of Australia's finest Cabernets. Cyril Henschke, 1924 - 1979, was one of Australia's outstanding winemakers and a pioneer in the production of varietal table wines. The Cabernet Sauvignon label continues to carry his name as a tribute. A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc using grapes from the Eden Valley. The wine is matured for 15 months in new French Nevers and American oak hogsheads prior to bottling. From $109.00 AUD


Mount Edelstone Shiraz

Mount Edelstone Shiraz

The Mount Edelstone vineyard was planted in the 1920s on the eastern slopes of the hill of the same name, located near Keyneton, high in the ranges east of the Barossa Valley. The first Mount Edelstone bottled as an individual vineyard wine was the 1952 vintage. The 80-year-old un-grafted vines are low yielding producing intensity of colour, depth of fruit flavours, and palate length. The vines are planted on their own roots, are dry grown and yield an average of 2.5 tonnes to the acre (6 tonnes per hectare). Matured in new and seasoned American and French oak hogsheads for 18 months. From $75.00 AUD

IRVINE, Eden Valley, South Australia


Grand Merlot

Grand Merlot

Irvine Wines in South Australia's Eden Valley are known for their outstanding Merlots. The Irvine Grand Merlot has long been recognised as one of Australia's most respected. The 1988 won the World Merlot Competition from hundreds of entrants and the wine repeated the feat in 1997. This exotic, full-bodied, powerful Merlot displays lavish quantities of toasty French oak. - aged for 30 to 40 months prior to bottling. From $99.00 AUD

KAY BROTHERS AMERY VINEYARD, McLaren Vale, South Australia


Block 6 Shiraz

Block 6 Shiraz

Established in 1890 by brothers Herbert and Frederick Kay, the Kay Brothers Amery Vineyards grace the rolling foothills of the Southern Mt.Lofty Ranges, 40 kms south of Adelaide. The heritage listed winery celebrated its first grape crush in 1895 and is the oldest McLaren Vale winery still in founding family hands with third generation Colin Kay continuing the family winemaking tradition. Located at the top of a hill 5 kms from the McLaren Vale township, the Cellar Door and original winery complex boast some stunning panoramic views of the surrounding picturesque valleys and hillsides. Robert Parker Jr.: "The 1998 Shiraz Block 6, made from 106-year old vines, is impressively thick-looking, has formidable concentration, gorgeously pure, peppery, cre`me de cassis notes, intermixed with new saddle leather, incense, smoky charcoal, and vanillin. Fabulously concentrated and unctuously textured, with a finish that remained on my palate for 60+ seconds, this large-scaled, classic Australian Shiraz from old, unirrigated, head pruned vines should age effortlessly for 20-25 years. If you can find it and afford it, don't hesitate!" 98/100 RP Jr. 2001. From $79 AUD

LEEUWIN ESTATE, Margaret River, Western Australia


Art Series Chardonnay

Art Series Chardonnay

Leeuwin Estate is a boutique, family owned and operated winery located in the picturesque Margaret River district, 360km south of Perth, Western Australia. One of the icon wineries of Australia, it has earned an international reputation for making wines that rank alongside the world's finest. In 1978 the estate was thrust into the international spotlight when Decanter magazine (UK) gave its highest recommendation to the 1981 'Art Series' Chardonnay in an international blind tasting. It has since become a benchmark estate on the world stage, with Wine Spectator awarding two of the past four Art Series Chardonnays 97 points. The Estate, a pioneer in the business of Wine Tourism, has also evolved as an exciting destination for visitors. In the process it has won numerous Australian Tourism Awards. The winery incorporates a Gold Plate Award winning restaurant, Art Gallery, and serviced boardroom. The wine spends up to 14 months in oak with extended lees contact after which it is transferred into stainless steel tanks before bottling and further maturation prior to release. From $99 AUD

MOSS WOOD, Margaret River, Western Australia


Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

Moss Wood is a small estate located at Wilyabrup, approximately 320 kilometres south west of Perth, in the heart of the Margaret River, Western Australia. Dr Bill Pannell established Moss Wood in 1969 at what is clearly one of the choicest and most beautiful vineyard sites in Australia. Keith and Clare Mugford who bought the property in 1985 have taken Moss Wood to the pinnacle of Australian Cabernet Sauvignon. The first vintage was in 1973 with a production of 250 cases. The 8.34 hectare vineyard is situated on a gentle, north-east facing slope, where the soils vary from sandy loam to a gravely, red-brown loam, over a clay subsoil. The low yielding and unirrigated vines are wide spaced with 3.0 metres between rows and 1.8 metres between vines. Moss Wood has now evolved the cabernet blend to include small amounts of Cabernet Franc (5%), Petit Verdot (5%) and Merlot (0.05%) making the wine deeper in colour, more perfumed and textured. All Moss Wood Cabernet Sauvignon sees extended oak ageing of 24 months in French barriques. From $149 AUD

NOON WINERY, McLaren Vale, South Australia


Reserve Shiraz

Reserve Shiraz

The darling of the Australian small winery scene, Noon is a micro winery with a great following both in Australia and in particular the US. Drew Noon produces some unique wines packed with ripe red fruit and often high levels of alcohol. The wines are matured for 18 months in a combination of new (25-50%) and used American oak and the overall production is minuscule. Robert parker Jr.: "The 1997 Shiraz Reserve is one of the most concentrated wines I have ever tasted (reminiscent of the Clarendon Hills Astralis), yields were not low at 3.5 tons per acre, but the 35-year old vine age and sur-maturite of this wine have resulted in something special. It boasts an opaque black/purple colour, followed by a sumptuous nose of liquorice, Asian spices, tar, and concentrated blackberry fruit. Thick in the mouth, with remarkably full body and surprising balance, the alcohol (15.8%), tannin, and acidity are lost in the cascades of fruit." 98/100 RP Jr. 1999. From $119 AUD

PENFOLDS, Magill / Barossa Valley, South Australia

Penfolds is probably the most extraordinary of the world's wine brands with an enviable reputation for quality at every price level. Penfolds has been producing remarkable wines for over 150 years and indisputably lead the development of Australian fine wine in the modern era. Penfolds was founded in 1844 by Dr. Rawson Penfold, a young English doctor who migrated to one of his country's most distant colonies over a century and a half ago. Before he left Britain he had obtained vine cuttings from the south of France and these were planted around the site of the modest stone cottage he built with his wife, Mary, at Magill on the outskirts of Adelaide. DR Penfold built up his medical practice and made fortified wines - port and sherry - for his patients. As the demand for their wine grew, the Penfolds expanded the vineyards and increased production - the rest is history! The introduction of Penfolds Grange Hermitage in 1951 forever changed the landscape of Australian fine wine, since then a series of standout wines - both red and white - have been released under the Penfolds label. Penfolds owns vineyards throughout all the major premium wine grape-growing regions of South Australia. As well as the Magill vineyard surrounding the original winery, there are Penfolds vineyards in the Barossa Valley, home of the world renowned Kalimna and Koonunga Hill vineyards. Vineyards are also owned in the Clare Valley, the Eden Valley, McLaren Vale just south of Adelaide, and in Padthaway and Coonawarra in the far southeast of the state. Grapes are also purchased under long-term contracts from all premium areas in South Australia. Today, Penfolds is one of the largest exporters of Australian wine. Though the winery produces a wide range of wines - over 30 labels, it is best known for its Grange.




RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz

RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz

First vintaged in 1997, RWT sits just below Grange on the Penfolds Shiraz 'family tree'. The initials RWT stand for 'Red Winemaking Trial', the name given to the wine internally when developmental work began on it in 1995. While Grange is a multi-region blend, RWT is a single-region, multi-vineyard blend using only high quality fruit of a particular style available from the Barossa valley. Aged in new and 1 to 2 year old used French oak. From $129.00 AUD

St.Henri Shiraz

St.Henri Shiraz

First vintaged in 1957 - the 1956 was experimental. St.Henri is a typical Penfolds Multi-region blend using Shiraz from the Barossa, Clare and Eden Valleys, and McLaren Vale with sometimes a small amount (less than 5%) of Cabernet from Coonawarra. Compared to wines of today, St.Henri is considered an 'old fashioned' wine. Before bottling it is matured for 12 to 18 months in large (2000 litre) old, oak vats that allow the wine to develop, but impart no oak character. From $59.00 AUD

Magill Estate Shiraz

Magill Estate Shiraz

This is Penfolds only single-vineyard wine. It is the only wine still grown and made on the remaining 5 ha of the original Penfolds property at Magill, in Adelaide's eastern suburbs, in the same winery where Max Schubert developed Grange. First made in 1983, the grapes are hand picked and basket pressed. Matured in new French and American oak. Magill Estate is a tourist attraction and a drawcard for wine lovers around the world. The site was restored and refurbished in 1994 for Penfolds 150th birthday and it incorporates the Grange cottage, built for Dr.Penfold in 1845. From $75.00 AUD

Bin 389 Shiraz Cabernet

Bin 389 Shiraz Cabernet

Created by the legendary Max Schubert - creator of Grange - Bin 389 is known as 'poor man's Grange' or 'baby Grange' because components of the wine are matured in the same barrels that held the previous year's Grange. First made in 1960, this was the wine that built Penfolds solid reputation with red wine drinkers. A multi-region blend using grapes from the Barossa Valley, Padthaway and Coonawarra. The proportion of cabernet in Bin 389 is typically around 60% but can be up to 80%. Matured in American oak - 80% 1 to 2 years old, 20% new. From $49.00 AUD

Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon

Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon

Launched with the 1990 vintage, the increased volumes of high quality fruit gave Penfolds the opportunity to produce Bin 407 as a more affordable and more widely available premium Cabernet than the Bin 707. Bin 407 is true to Penfolds multi-region, multi-vineyard blending policy, with premium Cabernet sourced from a range of South Australian districts. Aged for 12 months in new and used French and American oak. Concentration and sweetness of fruit, balanced with soft tannins, are the hallmarks of the Bin 407 style. From $35.00 AUD

Yattarna Chardonnay

Yattarna Chardonnay

The so called 'White Grange', Yattarna was first vintaged in 1995 following one of the most comprehensive and highly publicised wine development programs ever conducted in Australia, started by Penfolds in 1992 and developing more that 100 trial wines along the way. A Multi-district blend with fruit sourced from premium vineyards in the Piccadilly and Adelaide hills districts of South Australia. Bottled unfiltered and using French oak. This is Penfolds finest Chardonnay. About 1000 dozen per vintage. From $75.00 AUD

ROCKFORD, Barossa Valley, South Australia


Basket Press Shiraz

Basket Press Shiraz

Robert O'Callaghan is the very modest owner and winemaker of Rockford Wines in the Barossa Valley. One of the most respected boutique wineries in Australia, Rockford produces the Basket Press Shiraz (first vintage 1984) and the Black Shiraz, a sparkling red that is almost black in colour. In the l970s when wineries were updating their equipment, Robert bought and restored buildings from the 1850's and old winemaking machinery so that he could make his wines using both traditional winemaking techniques and equipment - his only concession to the latter half of the twentieth century is refrigeration and some new forms of yeast. The Shiraz fruit is sourced from local growers - many of the best dry-grown old vine Shiraz vineyards in the Barossa - including around Kalimna, Ebenezer, the Eden Valley and Central Barossa. The vines are between 60 and 136 years old giving fruit of tremendous colour, power and richness. From $99 AUD

WENDOUREE, Clare Valley, South Australia


Shiraz

Shiraz

Wendouree was established in 1893 by Alfred Percy Birks towards the northern end of the Clare Valley in South Australia and is one of the oldest operational wineries in Australia. Much of the original vineyard, winery and even some of the original winemaking equipment are still in service. The soils are red-brown chocolaty loams over limestone, allowing excellent drainage. The climate is essentially continental with hot summers and cool/cold winters. The vineyard has very old unirrigated plantings of Shiraz, Malbec, Mourvedre and Cabernet Sauvignon, many of them untrellised bush-vines 100 years old. Lita and Tony Brady assumed management of Wendouree in 1974 after three years of commercial freefall. Over the ensuing years they have made The Wendouree Shiraz into one of Australia's iconic wines. Wendouree also produces Shiraz-Malbec, Shiraz-Mataro, Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. They are very muscular and powerful wines with vice-like tannins and require long-term ageing. From $149 AUD

WOLF BLASS, Barossa Valley, South Australia


Platinum Label Shiraz

Platinum Label Shiraz

Wolf Blass Wines, established in the Barossa Valley in 1966, has grown to become one of the world's most successful and awarded wineries. Wolf Blass Winery received the ultimate accolade at London's International Wine and Spirit Competition in 1992 and 2002 when voted the International Winemaker of the Year. Wolf Blass wines are exported to more than 50 countries and is recognised internationally as a producer of premium wines. The Platinum label (first released in 1998) is the ultimate expression of the vintage, variety and vineyard in the Wolf Blass portfolio. Made in extremely limited quantities from the best low yielding vines in South Australia, each year the Platinum Label will be, quite literally, the pick of the crop. The winemaking team at Wolf Blass have identified a small number of vineyards in the Barossa Valley, Eden Valley and Adelaide Hills regions as 'Platinum selected' vineyards which are among the very best in the country, capable of providing fruit for this unique wine. From $199 AUD


Black Label Cabernet

Black Label Cabernet

From its very first vintage in 1973 the philosophy behind Wolf Blass Black Label has always been brilliantly simple. It would always be the finest wine the winery could produce. It would be dominated by the noble Cabernet Sauvignon and would always be sourced from the best vineyards in South Australia. There was never a strict adherence to a particular vineyard or varietal blend - the year and the vineyards would dictate the wine's final composition. Over the years the Black label has relied upon the Clare Valley, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and of course the Barossa Valley for its fruit. The best parcels of grapes are kept separate thought out the winemaking and maturation process and it is when the final components are considered "finished" that the master blender's art is put to the test. The Black Label is traditionally released fours years after vintage so the wine has had appropriate barrel and bottle maturation before being presented to the wine lovers of the world. From $99 AUD

WYNNS, Coonawarra, South Australia


John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon

John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon

The wine bearing John Riddoch's name was first produced in 1982. The wine is named after Scottish pioneer John Riddoch who planted Coonawarra's first vineyards in 1891. It is Wynns Coonawarra Estate's best Cabernet Sauvignon, made from the top one per cent of grapes and, even then, only in the years when grapes of extraordinarily high quality are available. This wine was not made in 1983, 1989 and 1995, reflecting Wynns policy of not compromising the quality of this Coonawarra benchmark. Matured in French oak for up to 26 months. From $65.00 AUD


Michael Shiraz

Michael Shiraz

As with John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon, Michael (named after Wynns young son) Shiraz is only produced in exceptional vintages using only the top one per cent of available Coonawarra Shiraz. The first Michael (then called Michael Hermitage) was a one-off from the 1955 vintage. The wine was then revived with the superb 1990 vintage and Michael Shiraz has been produced each year (with the exception of 1992 and 1995) since then. Michael is matured in New American Oak for up to 18 months. From $65.00 AUD

YARRA YERING, Yarra Valley, Victoria


Dry Red No.1 Cabernets, Dry Red No.2 Shiraz

Dry Red No.1 Cabernets, Dry Red No.2 Shiraz

Dr Bailey Carrodus established Yarra Yering in 1969, in what is now regarded as one of the choicest vineyard sites in the region. He purchased prime vineyard land at Gruyere near Coldstream in the Yarra Valley, Victoria, once a thriving wine community during the late 1800s. The vineyard was planted on a north-facing hillside in deep broken-up secondary gravely soils with excellent drainage. It now encompasses about 78 acres, all of which is dry farmed. Shunning publicity, Dr Carrodus has built a cult following around the world over the last 30 years - so much so that his cellar door is only open for a few days a year before his annual production sells out. The Dry Red No 1 is a Cabernet Sauvignon dominant Bordeaux blend - with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. The Dry Red No. 2 is predominantly Shiraz, with a little Viognier. From $79 AUD