NOTE from Tracie, Jodi, India, Madeleine, Jess and Emily –
The cancellation of our beloved and very popular regional “Heathcote on Show” event in June is not going to dampen our spirits as we team together with our latest collaborative wine pack aptly titled “Until Next Time”.
Comprising a selection of varieties across all six “Heathcote Women in Wine” wineries and comprising new releases as well as other highly awarded wines. These packs really highlight the diversity of varieties and blends that Heathcote is becoming so well known for. Within the pack are trophy winning wines, 96 and 95 Halliday Wine Companion wines, plus gold & silver medal winning wines, so you can trust us that each new wine discovery you make is premium quality, in fact there is sure to be a wine to suit every taste.
As you savour our wines no matter where you are (but hopefully by an open fire or with friends and family), raise your glass and cheers to Heathcote On Show returning with a vengeance in 2022. We will be there in spirit raising our glasses too.
Tasting Notes on individual wines in this pack
2020 Silver Spoon Estate ‘The Quartz Rosé (750ml)
New Release March 2021 – The Mourvedre and Grenache grapes were sourced from our dry-grown vineyards, harvested by hand, basket pressed and the wine bottled after 6 months. This is a combination of 60% Mourvedre and 40% Grenache grapes. The wine is bright in the glass, displaying a pale salmon hue. There are refreshing aromas of musk and violets. The generous palate displays nuances of papaya and grapefruit, turkish delight and has a crisp, dry finish. A refreshing drink on a hot summer’s day – try it with smoked salmon or Thai beef salad. Winemakers – Peter and Tracie Young (Owners)
2017 Silver Spoon Estate ‘The Star Seeker’ Shiraz Grenache (750ml)
A medium bodied and elegant Heathcote shiraz style, with red cherry and blood plum flavours, gentle tannins and firm acidity. This wine was aged in seasoned French Oak for 24 months prior to bottling. This is a very smooth easy drinking medium bodied Shiraz wine created for our export market, now being sold throughout Australia and will age for 5+ years. Winemakers: Peter and Tracie Young (Owners)
2017 Vinea Marson Viognier (750ml)
Whole-bunch pressed, barrel fermentation in French barriques (15% new) with wild and cultured yeasts, maturation for 9 months. The pretty side to viognier is expressed here with attractive aromatic aromas of spring blossom, orange peel, nougat and musk. Restrained with mealy, nutty barrel ferment qualities and a creamy texture. Bright as a button. Jeni Port – 2021 Halliday Wine Companion
2015 Vinea Marson Nebbiolo (750ml)
Crushed, cold soak, post-fermentation maceration of almost 90 days, maturation in French and Slovakian oak barriques (15% new) for 12 months and then large format Slovakian botte for 12 months, fined and filtered. A mix of 12 clones contribute to this wine and combined with the cool growing season of ’15, the result is a most accomplished and complex Nebbiolo. There’s incredible depth of fruit flavour and layers of winemaking on show. But first to the perfume: rose petal, musk, sour cherry, anise and tobacco leaf. Tannins and acidity under control but lurking, a sheen of herbs and spiced-infused red berries. Come back to it and it has changed in the glass, a chameleon. Jeni Port – The 2021 Halliday Wine Companion
2020 Munari Wines ‘The Veneto’ Garganega (750ml)
A lovely straw colour, this wine smells of pear drop, pineapple juice & lime citrus. It has a full, textured and rounded mouthfeel, with dried pears, citrus and a zesty pineapple. It’s lively with the fruit and citrus driving the finish. Winemakers India Munari & Adrian Munari (India’s Dad)
2017 Munari Wines ‘The Beauregard’ Shiraz (750ml)
Vibrant, ruby red in colour The Beauregard reveals aromas of vanillin, cherry, boysenberry, raw cocoa, cedar and spice. It’s complex and well balanced with a brooding edge and an underlying power. The palate begins with dense, dark fruits reminiscent of blackcurrant, boysenberry and plums. With a generous fruit sweetness the palate transitions to flavours of cedar and cocoa with silky soft tannins. There is an underlying savoury edge with a clean acidity that keeps the wine fresh and balanced. Finally, flavours of dark chocolate and smoky charcuterie meats add to a long and persistent finish. Winemakers India Munari and Adrian Munari (India’s Dad)
2019 Sanguine Estate Tempranillo (750ml)
Ripe dark cherry, very brooding and concentrated aromatics with a hint of oregano and smoky char. Surprisingly soft and rich for a young Tempranillo. Mouth filling juicy ripe cherry fruit that lingers long on the palate. Winemaker Mark Hunter (Jodi’s brother)
2019 Sanguine Estate ‘Progeny’ Shiraz (750ml)
It is clear that we have here a shiraz specialist who pays close attention to style and quality at every price point. A $25 shiraz, Progeny hits above its weight in complexity and fruit vibrancy, all with just a relatively light dusting of oak (9 months in French oak and only 10% new). A serious wine, deep, impenetrable ‘Heathcote purple’ in hue. Hits high notes of violets, blackberry, briar, bramble and spice. Oak is ne’er to be seen, but it’s warm, textural affect on the palate is. A hint of mint gives you a glimpse of the local terroir. Delicious. Jeni Port Halliday Wine Companion Magazine 2021
2017 Farmer & The Scientist Tempranillo (750ml)
Following the success of our 2015 Tempranillo – ‘Best Mediterranean wine’ 2016 Victorian Wine Show – we release our much anticipated next vintage. Heathcote has again rewarded us with rich purple fruits, dark cherry, light spice & supple tannins. It’s the wine we love, – each glass is easy, exciting, and super rewarding. One of those varieties that simply needs to be on your radar. 92pts, Silver Medal 2019 China Wine & Spirits Awards; 92pts, Silver Medal 2019 Melbourne International Wine Competition. Jess Dwyer (Owner)
2021 Farmer & The Scientist Sauvignon Blanc (750ml)
A warm climate twist on the traditional. Think Sauv Blanc with a tropical undertone. Lively and aromatic with green herbs, gooseberry and grapefruit flavours. Off-dry with juicy acidity for a full, round finish. Just for fun, we have created a faintly sweet little franken-fruit monster – charming S.B and non-S.B drinkers alike. Don’t generally partake in the Savvy B?? That’s ok, you’re gonna love this one! Jess Dwyer (Owner)
2020 ECK Wines (formerly Armstead) ‘Charlotte’ Chardonnay (750ml)
This 2020 Charlotte Chardonnay exhibits crisp minerality and subtle French oak. Sixty percent of the Barriques were allowed to go through malolactic fermentation, enhancing buttery and vanilla undertones, with some held back to promote freshness and hints of acidity. Pear and apple blossom, with mineral freshness and buttery undertones. Winemaker: Emily Kinsman
2018 Armstead Estate ‘Moorabbee Road’ Shiraz (750ml)
This wine is an expression of the Cambrian Terroir, blending delicate fruit from three premium vineyards along the Heathcote Faultline. Harvested by hand between late-February and mid-March 2018, this bright Shiraz is heavy on Heathcote flavour without the unnecessary encore. Juicy ripe raspberry, allspice and white pepper. Delicate, smooth tannins with subtle white pepper spice on the finish. Winemaker: Emily Kinsman and Tom Kinsman (Emily’s husband)
More about the Heathcote Women in Wine group
A group of 6 women from the Heathcote region joined forces during the first Victorian lockdown to bring virtual wine tastings to a live audience on Facebook Live and Zoom. A united regional front to keep in contact with our customers and provide a form of entertainment while the state was in isolation. The group loved working together so what started as virtual online tastings morphed into bricks and mortar with the development of a dedicated Cellar Door trail where the group supported each other with the new Covid safety practices and developed a combined cellar door booking system.