....one of the World’s Top Ten Iconic Wine Shops     -     Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Beechworth

LIQUOR
Shop By
View as Grid List

16 Items

per page
Set Descending Direction
  1. Sentio Beechworth Blanc 2018
    Sentio Beechworth Blanc 2018

    Chris Catlow established Sentio wines in Beechworth in 2013 after seven vintages on the Mornington Peninsula with Kooyong Estate, Portsea Estate and Paringa Estate. Sandro Mosele was one of a handful of mentors driving Chris Catlow in his early years. Chris' passion is for Chardonnay, starting with his teenage years helping Barry Morey at Sorrenberg, another mentor who inspired Chris to complete a double degree in Viticultural Science and Wine Science, setting him up for a bright future in wine.

    Mostly chard (85%), Savagnin both barrel fermented with a touch of Arneis and Gruner making up the last 5%.

    Chris' winemaking philosophy is to let the site express itself, using a basket press to get maximum control out of this process and to oxidatively handle the juice. Wild yeast fermentation takes place 'on solids', in barrel and the wines spend time on lees. Chris only uses one French Cooper (Chassin), keeping the wines in 15% new barrels for 10 months and has a very strict 'no malo' policy. PWS

    2018
    chardonnay
    Australia
    353
    Special Price $26.40 Regular Price $33.00
  2. Fighting Gully Road Mornginton Peninsula Pinot Noir 2020
    Fighting Gully Road Mornginton Peninsula Pinot Noir 2020

    We have always felt like the wines of FGR are a bit of an unsung hero in the region. Mark Walpole, legendary viticulturalist has long seen the incredible potential of Beechworth and it shows in his ever-consistent range. Unfortunately with the devastating fires of 2020, Mark was left with no fruit from his own vineyards so he travelled far and wide to secure quality fruit to keep the winery busy. 

    The 2020 Pinot Noir was sourced from three different vineyard in the Mornington Peninsula. All MV6 the wine was 1/3 100% whole bunch ferment and 2/3 destemmed ferment. The subsequent wine was aged for 12 months in 1/4 new French oak puncheons. The mid palate exhibits ripe berry fruits with a fine line of acidity and tannins running throughout. Fine and delicious with that lovely warm Peninsula mid-palate fruit in a lovely focused but generous style. PWS

    2019
    tempranillo
    Australia
    353
    Special Price $29.00 Regular Price $34.00 As low as $28.00
  3. Schmolzer and Brown Obstgarten K Riesling 2019
    Schmolzer and Brown Obstgarten K Riesling 2019
    One of our key wine team members, Kay Reynolds has chosen this for his staff pick for 2021, here's why:

    Those that know me know how much I love Riesling and this delight by Schmolzer & Brown doesn’t disappoint. Made from the highest altitude Riesling vineyard in Victoria on the Whitlands high plateau of King Valley, it offers an array of complex fruit from 2 pickings which highlight site and variety perfectly. With a good wack of residual sugar left in this wine, necessary to balance the ultra-refreshing natural acidity this cool-climate site offers, the wine is poised, electric and just downright delicious. Thank you to Tessa and Jeremy for making this wine and showcasing such a lovely site in the north-east. KAY REYNOLDS, PWS
    2019
    Riesling
    Australia
    353
    Special Price $29.60 Regular Price $37.00
  4. A.Rodda Beechworth Aquila Audax Tempranillo 2018
    A.Rodda Beechworth Aquila Audax Tempranillo 2018

    Coffee grounds, chicory, peppercorns, cola and ripe black cherry. It's attractively fruited but, unlike many a tempranillo, it's not too fruit-sweet and manages to play many savoury cards. There's a positive firmness and dryness to the finish; it feels polished, structured and complete. CAMPBELL MATTINSON, James Halliday

    Tempranillo usually a bit of a ‘blah’ grape in this country, though there are some exceptions.

    GW: Juicy cherry, spicy, ripe raspberry, some perfume here of herbs and flowers. Medium-bodied, some chew to tannin, cola, a bit of citrus zest, acidity even a bit ‘mineral’, and solid finish. 92 points GARY WALSH, The Wine Front

    2018
    tempranillo
    Australia
    353
    Special Price $31.20 Regular Price $39.00
  5. A Rodda Willow Lake Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2020
    A Rodda Willow Lake Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2020
    Sophisticated winemaking and indelible vineyard character, that's what makes this thing so special. There is plenty of character derived from the lees and barrel work but the fruit carries it with ease and a sense of confidence, stridently delivering a power packed expression of Yarra Chardonnay that stains the palate with the intensity of fruit and crackling energy as it draws out along the very lengthy palate before, very, slowly tapering off with little twangs and twinges of underripe nectarine and green apple. If you are buying one Australian Chardonnay this year then this is a very serious contender for pride of place, especially when one considers the price. Brilliant effort. ROSCOE
    2020
    chardonnay
    Australia
    353
    Special Price $37.60 Regular Price $47.00
  6. Fighting Gully Road Sangiovese La Longa 2017
    Fighting Gully Road Sangiovese La Longa 2017
    The second release in the reserve Black Label range; what sets it apart is the overall restraint, especially in ripeness and the wine's underlying tension. Excellent fruit but more a savoury defined wine: earthy, new leather, oak spice, black cherries and pips, Italian bitter herbs, steely and energetic with precision tannins. This is outstanding Australian sangiovese. (97) JANE FAULKNER, James Halliday's Wine Companion
    2017
    sangiovese
    Australia
    353
    Special Price $52.80 Regular Price $66.00
  7. Traviarti Nebbiolo 2019
    Traviarti Nebbiolo 2019

    Had a quick catch up with vigneron Simon Grant earlier in the week. My dog liked him.

    Cherry stone, camphor and old wood, sweet almond, dusty spices, subtle liquorice perfume. Medium-bodied, tight-grained almost rusty tannin, spiced strawberry, but savoury feel, light dusting of pepper, little bit of stony earthiness, very firm on a fairly long finish. Of a place. To an extent it’s structure over flavour at this stage, but some time in bottle should see it loosen up nicely. GARY WALSH, The Wine Front

    2019
    Nebbiolo
    Australia
    353
    Special Price $57.60 Regular Price $72.00
  8. Savaterre Shiraz 2017
    Savaterre Shiraz 2017

    I’ve not much experience with Savaterre Shiraz, but that won’t stop me from trying.

    All the liquorice and sarsaparilla, baking spices, some floral things, dark cherry. Medium-bodied, dark spices biscuits, freshly polished boots, root vegetables, smooth supple tannin, a sort of dried cranberry flavour and bite to acidity, sooty and sweet, and dry and moderately long it goes. It’s a very interesting wine. Smells great, tastes maybe a bit baked, front is good, middle is in the middle, finish not bad. Makes you think though. GARY WALSH, The Wine Front

    2014
    shiraz
    Australia
    353
    Special Price $66.40 Regular Price $83.00
  9. Giaconda Estate Vineyard Shiraz 2019
    Giaconda Estate Vineyard Shiraz 2019
    Dark red to coal black in colour. Notes of damp forest floor combine with a zephyr of savoury meats and campfire smoke, with raspberry and star anise notes lifted by the whole-bunch component. Round and rich with a satisfying fruit-laden palate of wild berries coming to the fore. The tannins are powder-fine and convey red fruits with a twist of spiced vanilla oak, long on the palate. Evocative and immensely complex, this finishes with a strong mineral and graphite impact. A wine that is destined to have a long future. RICK KINZBRUNNER
    2019
    shiraz
    Australia
    353
    Special Price $84.00 Regular Price $105.00
View as Grid List

16 Items

per page
Set Descending Direction