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)

  • Brokenwood ILR Semillon 2011

    Region: NSW- Hunter Valley

    97 Pts / Best of the Best Semillon, James Halliday Wine Companion 2020   "Already tasted several times on its path towards maturity. Initially Meyer lemon and lemongrass rode on a chariot of acidity that swept all before it. Now, as notes of honey...

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  • Brokenwood Oakey Creek Semillon 2011

    Region: NSW- Hunter Valley

    "The warmer weather has resulted in great fruit intensity. The colours in 2011 are outstanding, lots of luminous green tints. Lifted aromas of citrus/lemongrass notes. Sweet fruit flavours with great lime juice acidity. This is an outstanding young...

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    $42.00
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  • Clonakilla Ballinderry Cabernet Blend 2015

    Region: ACT (Canberra)

    93 POINTS - WINE FRONT!    "It’s a blend of merlot, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon, with all three varieties making major contributions. It’s grown on vines planted between 1971 and 1987. It sees all French oak (Taransaud),...

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    $65.00
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  • 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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  • Clonakilla O'Riada Shiraz 2018

    Region: ACT (Canberra)

    JAMES HALLIDAY 97 POINTS!  "A wild ride in the vineyard with a hail storm reducing an already small drought-affected crop. From this point through to the harvest the weather was perfect. So is the colour, deep but crystal clear, blind tasting a...

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  • Clonakilla Riesling 2018

    Region: ACT (Canberra)

    WINE FRONT 94 POINTS!    "Beautiful wine of poise, assertive flavour and great velocity across the palate. Scents of lime cordial, talc, jasmine floral characters. A pretty, gently sweet start. Flavours coil around lime juice and brisk,...

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    $34.00
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  • Clonakilla Shiraz Viognier 2017

    Region: ACT (Canberra)

    Nick Stock 98 Points! "One of the greatest vintages of this wine. It has a super complex array of white and black peppers, hard brown spices, leaves, flowers and fresh wet earth, as well as graphite-like dark stony notes. The palate is immaculately...

    $115.00
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  • Clonakilla Viognier 2017

    Region: ACT (Canberra)

    James Halliday 95 Points! "A beautiful interpretation that stakes its claim first with aromatics and then a tightly woven palate. A touch of honeysuckle, melon with creamed honey and a fleck of spice. The palate is textural but not weighty, with...

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    $50.00
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  • 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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  • De Bortoli Noble One 2016 375mL-Half-Bottle

    Region: NSW- Griffith

    "De Bortoli's Riverina autumn climate is tailor-made for botrytis, resulting in this exceptionally complex, unctuously sweet wine, acidity providing the all-important balance." 95 points James Halliday, The Weekend Australian, Nov 2018

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  • De Iuliis Aged Semillon 2011

    Region: NSW- Hunter Valley

    "Light straw-green; the bouquet is crisp and lifted, with citrus and grass notes, the palate with good drive, length and balance, and zesty, citrussy minerality, the finish bone dry." - James Halliday, Wine Companion   

    $27.00
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  • De Iuliis Semillon 2018

    Region: NSW- Hunter Valley

    "This De Iuliis 2018 Semillon is proof of the quality of the 2018 Hunter vintage. It is green-tinted straw in the glass and has scents of ginger blossoms. Crisp, youthful lemony flavour shows on the front palate, green apple, sherbet and mineral...

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    $21.00
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