NSW / ACT

The "birthplace of Australian wine"

"The area around Sydney has the longest history of grape growing in Australia. The original grape vines came with the First Fleet and were planted at Sydney Cove in 1788. New South Wales is Australia’s most populated state but it is represents only about 30% of Australia’s total production on an annual basis. Subsequent to the initial vines arriving in 1788, Captain John Macarthur planted vines near Camden and Gregory Blaxland planted vineyards around the Parramatta River in the early 1800s. 

James Busby’s collection of 362 vines, originally planted at the Botanical Gardens, was the most significant development in the early history as cuttings of these vines made their way to other parts of NSW, Victoria and South Australia. 

The State, lying on the continent’s east coast, boasts an incredibly diverse range of climates, including coastal, like the Shoalhaven Coast region lying south of Sydney, to Alpine, across the top of the Great Dividing Range, where hardy growers persist at over 500m above sea level. 

Moving west over the Great Dividing Range and along the inland flowing Murrumbidgee and Murray Rivers are the warm-climate regions of Riverina and Perricoota and the northern portion of the Swan Hill and Murray Darling. One of Australia’s best known and most historic wine regions – the Hunter Valley – is located just north of Sydney, Australia's business and multicultural centre." - Wine Australia

Map courtesy : James Halliday’s Wine Atlas of Australia (Hardie Grant Books 2008)

  • Moppity Escalier Shiraz 2014

    Moppity Escalier Shiraz 2014

    Region: ACT (Canberra)

    JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS!  WINE ORBIT 97 POINTS!  GOLD MEDAL - GREAT AUSTRALIAN SHIRAZ CHALLENGE!  GOLD MEDAL - ROYAL MELBOURNE WINE AWARDS!GOLD MEDAL - NSW WINE AWARDS!   "The second release of Moppity's flagship...

    Current stock: 2

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  • Moppity Escalier Shiraz 2014 GIFT

    Moppity Escalier Shiraz 2014 GIFT

    Region: ACT (Canberra)

    JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS!  GOLD MEDAL - GREAT AUSTRALIAN SHIRAZ CHALLENGE!  GOLD MEDAL - ROYAL MELBOURNE WINE AWARDS!GOLD MEDAL - NSW WINE AWARDS!  LOOKING TO IMPRESS A SHIRAZ FAN? THIS REFINED, DEEPLY FLAVOURED AND...

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  • Tyrrell's Vat 9 Shiraz 2018

    Tyrrell's Vat 9 Shiraz 2018

    Region: NSW- Hunter Valley

    WINE FRONT 96+ POINTS!JAMES HALLIDAY 95 POINTS! "A very fine Vat 9.  One for the ages." - Wine Front "From the oldest and best blocks on the Ashman property, hand-picked and vineyard-sorted, each block vinified separately in open vats, maturation...

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    Current stock: 21

    $95.00
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  • Tyrrell's Stevens Shiraz 2017

    Tyrrell's Stevens Shiraz 2017

    Region: NSW- Hunter Valley

    96 POINTS - JAMES HALLIDAY! 95 POINTS - GARY WALSH!    “A radically different bouquet with aromas of black fruits, black olive, French oak and earth leading into a vibrant dark berry palate. A truly fascinating wine at the moment...

    Current stock: 10

    $35.00
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  • Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz 2019

    Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz 2019

    Region: ACT (Canberra)

    WINE FRONT 94 POINTS!  Clonakilla's entry-level Shiraz is easily one of the most cellarworthy bargains on the wine map. Cool climate Shiraz par excellence!   "Some of the older wines in my cellar are Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz. There’s...

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    Current stock: 17

    $30.00
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  • Tyrrell's Special Release Shiraz 2017

    Tyrrell's Special Release Shiraz 2017

    Region: NSW- Hunter Valley

    A SHIRAZ THAT SHOWCASES THE BEST FRUIT OF THE VINTAGE, DISPLAYING BRIGHT RED FRUIT AND GREAT LENGTH "A youthful colour with a lifted red berry and subtle lift of spice. The palate is only medium bodied but shows the pedigree of the vineyards it is drawn...

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    Current stock: 23

    $33.50
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  • De Iuliis Shiraz 2018

    De Iuliis Shiraz 2018

    Region: NSW- Hunter Valley

    JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS! SPECIAL VALUE WINE - WINE COMPANION   “From the celebrated ’18 vintage, one of the great years in the Hunter Valley over the past 50. The colour is brilliant crimson, the bouquet and palate present...

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    $25.00
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  • Coppabella Crest Chardonnay 2018

    Coppabella Crest Chardonnay 2018

    Region: NSW-(Other) -

    95 POINTS - JAMES HALLIDAY! 94 POINTS - SAM KIM!  From a vineyard planted in 1993 at 650m elevation in one of Australia's coolest climates, this is fantastic quality Chardonnay at mid-week price.   “Delivers its grapefruit/white...

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  • Ravensworth Estate Sangiovese 2018

    Ravensworth Estate Sangiovese 2018

    Region: ACT (Canberra)

    "Another winner from Bryan Martin at Ravensworth, elevating Sangiovese even higher, and setting his as the benchmark for the country. It's alive with trademark acidity, which makes it such a great wine to pair with food, and also comes with Sangiovese...

    Current stock: 1

    $32.00
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