5 Star Winery - Halliday Wine Companion
100 Points Robert Parker - Rare Muscat and Tokay
Known for making astounding fortifieds from the Durif grape, Buller also uses the grape to make big bold reds of uniquely great value.
"Established in Rutherglen in 1921 by Reginald Langdon Buller, the ‘Calliope Vineyard’ was named after the only surviving ship from the Great Hurricane of Samoa - 1889. A.B. (Banjo) Patterson’s ‘Ballad Of The Calliope’, tells the tale in stirring fashion. Reginald’s vision of his new enterprise successfully sailing through the tempests of business and agricultural life proved prophetic. After almost 100 years Buller Wines is testament to the foresight of Reginald and is a leading winery within North East Victoria." - Buller Wines
"Synonymous with outstanding quality, full-bodied reds, and fortifieds, the backbone of Buller’s vineyard is Rutherglen Shiraz. Some of the region’s oldest Shiraz vines are at Calliope and today their focus is on quality and innovation, yields are low and flavours intense – real quality over quantity. The vineyard also has small plantings of some rarer varieties including their current favorite Cinsaut. The new range of Balladeer Wines highlights the Rutherglen Regions reds with a distinctly Mediterranean twist and includes varieties such as Tempernillo, Sangiovese and Grenache." - Winemakers of Rutherglen