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)
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)
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
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)
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
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
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.