Aylesbury Estate 2017 The Pater Series Cabernet Sauvignon

Aylesbury Estate 2017 The Pater Series Cabernet Sauvignon

I love sharing my wine with people who are really going to appreciate it. Does anyone else have certain wines they share with some people and not with others?


I know my Dad loves his big red wines, especially his Aussie Cabs. Which is why I recently took this lovely Aylesbury Estate 2017 ‘The Pater Series’ Cabernet Sauvignon from WA’s Ferguson Valley sample bottle with me to NZ to enjoy with him.

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Aylesbury Estate 2018 ‘The Pater Series’ Chardonnay

Aylesbury Estate 2018 ‘The Pater Series’ Chardonnay

Now this is a Chardonnay which shows ageing potential!

I recently received this sample of the Aylesbury Estate 2018 ‘The Pater Series’ Chardonnay from WA’s Ferguson Valley (thank you!). And it didn’t last long in our house.

The Gibbs family moved to the Ferguson Valley over 140 years ago. Since then their 22 hectare vineyard has remained in the family and has now been passed down 5 generations.

The Pater Series is a celebration of this.

“Pater is Latin for Father, and this series is a tribute to the five generations of fathers and their rare unbroken chain of succession.”

The wine is made from only the best grapes and…

  • 25% new French oak for 9 months
  • Cellar: 8-10 years
  •  Winemaker: Damian Hutton
  •  $55

Our notes:

Pale yellow shade on the eye. It’s very aromatic with smooth buttery oak,
golden delicious apples and fresh white flowers on the nose. In the mouth it’s got beautifully integrated oak with plentiful orchard flavours and a nice crunchy grapefruit tinged finish.

This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!

Paul Nelson 2018 Gamay – Ferguson Valley

Have you tried wine made from the Gamay grape yet? It produces a light-bodied red wine that is along the lines of Pinot Noir, although not as common.

It would also be rude not to mention Beaujolais when we talk about Gamay because it’s this region, which sits beside Burgundy in France, that produces around 75% of the Gamay in the world.

It’s also worth noting that this low tannin and naturally high acidity wine is a great food matching wine.

I have come across Gamay a few times this year. Sinapius over in Tassie are producing it and I also found this bottle of Paul Nelson Wines PN 2018 Gamay made from fruit from WA’s Ferguson Valley (Geographe wine region) in Naomi’s cellar recently. Needles to say, we had to crack it! Continue reading

How To Spend A Day In The Ferguson Valley Wine Region

Happy Birthday To Me

I recently celebrated a 30-something birthday and my birth date can be both a blessing and a curse.

  • Blessing: My birthday is held over the Australia Day long weekend and I am always guaranteed a ‘recovery’ day.
  • Curse: It can be really difficult to try and get friends together, as it is a good time to go away. And this year was a three-day long weekend.

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