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  1. Delamere Sparkling Cuvee NV
    Delamere Sparkling Cuvee NV

    Delamere Vineyards were planted in 1982 in the Pipers River region in northeast Tasmania making it one of the oldest plantings not only in the region but in Tasmania. They have 6.5ha under vine and its age makes it a rare resource in Tasmania. The ironstone rich soils are perfectly suited to the cultivars of pinot noir and chardonnay, and was established in the traditional French design used in Burgundy and Champagne.

    The low yield per vine and the reflective heat from the ground produces wines with superior depth of flavour and ripe well-developed tannins. Vine age and subsequent natural balance are key factors in the consistent production of wines with great structure and harmony.

    Perfumed and pretty on the nose but then racy on the palate. It feels like a low-dosage style. Strawberries, lime blossom, grapefruit and lemon rind. It all sizzles out through the finish, with length to burn. CAMPBELL MATTINSON, the winefront 

    chardonnay, Pinot noir
  2. Weihenstephaner Dunkel 500ml
    Weihenstephaner Dunkel 500ml

    Our dark wheat beer is impressive with its creamy white foam. A fruity-fresh sweetness and hints of mature bananas harmonise with delicious flavours of roasted malt, sparkling and full-bodied with a light caramel taste on the first sip. An excellent accompaniment from hearty meals and game to chocolate and nut desserts. Brewed according to our centuries-old brewing tradition on the Weihenstephan hill.
    ABV 5.3%
    IBU 14

    Dark Ale, Wheat Beer
  3. Domaine Font de Courtedune Cotes du Rhone Village 2019
    Domaine Font de Courtedune Cotes du Rhone Village 2019

    Domaine Font de Courtedune – for now, at least – is something of an insider’s secret. With vineyards right next door to Château Rayas, and sharing the same sandy soils, this tiny Châteauneuf-du-Pape estate produces outstanding wines that are a fraction of the price of those of its famous neighbour.

    The vineyards have long been owned by the Charrier family, but the fruit was sold to the local co-operative until 1997, when René Charrier established the domaine. Today his children Caroline and Frédéric are in charge.

    Everything here is joyously traditional. The old vines (some of which are over 100 years old) are all farmed sustainably, with as little intervention as possible; a philosophy that follows through into the winery. Everything is whole-bunch, fermented and aged in concrete vats, with no oak to be found in the winery at all. They work almost exclusively with Grenache, with just a splash of Mourvèdre, Counoise, Cinsault and Terret Noir to add extra spice and body to the wines.

    This is heady and lifted with briary fruits that leap out of the glass followed by fresh cracked pepper corn, amaro spice and fresh orange peel. It's so enticing on the nose and a little air brings out a touch of wild herbs and soft vanilla. The fruits is sweet and with cool black and red fruits hemmed in nicely but fine powdery tannins. There is a touch of oppulence all round but it sits tightly in a neat and focused package.

  4. Bloody Hill Villages Chardonnay 2021
    Bloody Hill Villages Chardonnay 2021
    A riper spectrum of fruit alongside mealy and hazelnut tones lure you in. On the palate, the wine has a lovely breath that fills pockets and carries through. An undertow of acidity and some fine chewy phenolics works in structure and vibrancy. This is a delicious chardonnay - that could be made even better by a plate of crispy chicken schnitzel! GABRIELLE POY, PWS
  5. Bloody Hill Villages Pinot Noir Healesville 2021
    Bloody Hill Villages Pinot Noir Healesville 2021
    The first pinot to be made from vines Rivar planted three years ago at their home property in Healesville, Bloody Hill. Rivar was given a patch of great dirt and free reign and should be proud of this first run. All the fruit is destemmed so the focus is on a core of red cherries, rosehip and a subtle meaty edge.  This is fluid and flowing on the palate and is a lovely glass of Yarra Valley pinot. GABRIELLE POY, PWS
    Pinot noir
  6. Bondar Rose 2021
    Bondar Rose 2021
    "There must be a bit of magic behind Bondar. All of the wines have an ethereal quality" JANE FAULKNER, Halliday Wine Companion

    We couldn't agree more. There does seem to be a little bit of magic going on behind the scenes here. Certainly great vineyards play their part here but a lot has to be said for what Andre Bondar is doing with the wines. Chat with him and he always reveals a beautfiully considered and throughful approach to wine making that shines through.

    Haliday called the 2021 one of Australia's finest rose and we reckon the 2021 is just as good. 100% grenache, this is a bright, delicate and aromatic rose that presents with a pale colour but lacks nothing on flavour or palate impact. Wild strawberry and red current fruit are flecked with Provencal herbs and an light orange rind twist. Its lithe and lifted but with plenty of succulent fruit. This is a wonderful rose that you will not be able to put down.
  7. Gentle Folk Vin de Sofa Red 2021
    Gentle Folk Vin de Sofa Red 2021
    Gareth and Rainto Belton are the faces behind the Gentle Folk label based out of the Basket ranges in the Adelaide Hills. Gareth farms their three vineyards working organically and shying away from additions as much as possible in the winery.

    The Vin de Sofa is a pun on the French wine term Vin de Soif - an easy drinking, don't think too hard and just enjoy the wine term. Each vintage the wine changes depending on season and whims.
    This year is a blend of Adelaide Hills vineyards, with pinot noir bunches in neutral French barriques, pinot gris pressed into stainless steel, and syrah and sangiovese destemmed and left on skins.

    Its open and sweetly perfumed with spicy red fruits and black raspberry wrapped in wild meadow herbs and dry bay. Its soft and juicy in the mouth with succulent fruit. The sangiovese adds a lovely drop of savoury tannin that gently lines the pallet and carries it along giving a mouth-watering and more-ish edge to the wine. You could chill it lightly if you were so inclined but whatever way you have it, it is straight-up delicious.
    Pinot noir

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Delamere Sparkling Cuvee NV $37.00 $37.00
Balter Captain Sensible Can 375ml $4.50 $4.50
Oakridge LVS Willow Lake Pinot Noir 2018 375ml $24.00 $24.00
Two Paddocks Picnic Pinot Noir 2019 $42.00 $42.00
Brunswick Aces Hearts Sapiir 700ml $50.00 $50.00
Brunswick Aces Spades Sapiir 700ml $50.00 $50.00
Balter Captain Sensible Can 375ml Four Pack $20.00 $18.00
Weihenstephaner Dunkel 500ml $7.00 $7.00
Weihenstephaner Dunkel 500ml Four Pack $22.00 $22.00
Domaine Font de Courtedune Cotes du Rhone Village 2019 $36.00 $36.00
Co-Conspirators The Mechanic Hazy Pale 355ml Can $5.50 $5.50
Banks Botanical Non Alcoholic Gin 700ml $50.00 $50.00
The Hills Cloudy Apple Cider 375ml Can $4.50 $4.50
Bloody Hill Villages Chardonnay 2021 $34.00 $34.00
Bloody Hill Villages Pinot Noir Healesville 2021 $31.00 $31.00
Bloody Hill Villages Shiraz 2021 $34.00 $34.00
Pieropan Soave 2020 375ml $21.00 $21.00
Royal Jamaican Ginger Beer 355ml $7.00 $7.00
Bondar Rose 2021 $26.00 $26.00
Gentle Folk Vin de Sofa Red 2021 $37.00 $37.00
Cyril Zangs Ciderman 2017 $18.00 $18.00
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