McWilliams Stolen Colt 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon

McWilliams Stolen Colt 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon

I left this tasting note up to the boys in the house seeing as this new range from McWilliam’s Wines has a male focus.

“Stolen Colt is a celebration of the tenacious spirit of founder Samuel McWilliam, who overcame the hardship of having his horses taken during the bandit county of 1877 and establishing an eight-acre vineyard from which these delicious wines are made.”

There’s this Cab Sauv and also a Shiraz in the range, both retailing for $16. The grapes are sourced from the Riverina region in New South Wales.

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Georgie Orbach 2018 Pinot Noir Rosé

Georgie Orbach 2018 Pinot Noir Rose
“Life can pass you by… Don’t forget to stop and smell the Rosés”

Back in June, I headed along to the Sidegate Wines Art Series launch party where I was introduced to Georgie Orbach and her wine range. It was lovely to meet winemaker Georgie and when the team recently approached me to try their latest Rosé, I couldn’t help but say yes.

This Rosé is made from 100% Pinot Noir fruit from New South Wales Riverina region. And the best bit? It costs a friendly $10 a bottle which you can order through Continue reading

Mino and Co ‘A Growers Touch’ 2017 Shiraz

We finally cracked into this Mino + Co Shiraz which I picked up for a bargain price of $10 at the end of the Wine Island weekend with @travelling_piccolo last year. It normally retails for $20!

It’s made in NSW’s Riverina region which is centred around the town of Griffith, down near the bottom of NSW. It’s closer to Melbourne than Sydney however Canberra would be the closest major city. Continue reading

Mino & Co 2017 ‘A Growers Touch’ Chardonnay

I came across some fantastic wines on Wine Island Festival and this is one of them! We were also lucky as in the last session on the Sunday they were trying to move the stock so I bought a couple of bottles for $10 reduced from $20.

Mino and Co 2017 Chardonnay - Wine Island SydneyThis Chardonnay from Mino & Co (also the guys behind Signor Vino) is part of their ‘a growers touch’ wine range. It celebrates the farmers who grow their grapes and emphasises the importance of terroir. The hands pictured on the bottle are those of Dino Salvestrin, a long time grape grower for Mino & Co. There’s a great little story on the back label.

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