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Region Insight: Adelaide Hills

December 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

A cool climate region producing stunning, fruity fine wines. Adelaide Hills’ cool climate produces vibrant whites with punchy Sauvignon Blanc and fine restrained Chardonnay being the two traditional varietals. However, with its unique topography creating several micro-climates, the region is also perfect for Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio. Some Pinot Noir is also produced here. […]

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Who is James Halliday & What Are His Ratings?

December 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

You’ll notice that in many of our wine descriptions we include reference to James Halliday and his wine & vineyard ratings. But why should this particular man and his personal rating system shape our impression of the wines offered by Vendimia each quarter? James Halliday is one of Australia’s most respected wine critics and vignerons. […]

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Mataro (Mourvèdre) – The Lighter, Brighter Red

December 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mourvèdre (aka Mataro) is grown widely in France and Spain, where it’s known as monastrell. Mourvèdre is typically earthy with intense black fruits and lots of gamey flavours. Its tannins can be rustic unless polished by its winemaker. Mourvèdre plays a supporting role on the Southern Rhone appellation of Cotes du Rhône and its revered […]

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Rosé – Not quite what you think it is…

December 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Rosé can be a misunderstood wine. Many Australians consider it a ‘sweet’ wine, where this traditionally is not the case. Rosé is made from red wine grapes of many varieties. Where red wine gets its colour & tannin from extended skin contact, Rosé is given its colour by allowing skin contact for a limited time […]

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November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

South Australia is responsible for more than half the production of all Australian wine and is highly respected on the international wine scene. Become a Journey member today to enjoy some of the most exciting wines coming out of this region which includes the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley, McClaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawara and Eden […]

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September 30, 2017 | 2 Comments

When it came to selecting the perfect person to review our Journey wines, we went straight to Peter Bourne. He’s the wine man for a reason! Peter Bourne threw himself head first into the wine industry over 40 years ago when he bought a small liquor shop in Sydney and in rapid time built it […]

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August 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

Our main aim at Vendimia is to take you on a wine journey. It doesn’t matter if you’ve only recently discovered the joy of wine, or if you’re an experienced connoisseur, there’s always something to learn and a new variety or region to discover. Like any good journey, there will be plenty of stops along […]

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What is terrior?

July 6, 2017 | 4 Comments

What is terrior? The winemaking term terroir (pronounced “tare wah” ) is derived from the Latin word terra meaning earth or land (unchanged) It was originally coined by the French to express a wine’s ‘sense of place’, and there is no English equivalent.  It encompasses the combination of variables in a vineyard that make that […]

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What is “Heat Summation?”

May 28, 2017 | 2 Comments

What is “Heat Summation?” A grape requires a set ‘volume ‘of heat to develop. In a cooler climate the total ‘heat summation’ could take six weeks longer to become ready for picking compared to the same grape variety grown in a warmer climate.  The speed of growth has a huge effect on the grape. The […]

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