Houghton Winery – One of Western Australia’s Earliest Established Vineyards

Located in Swan Valley, Western Australia, Houghton Winery is the eye of the vortex where all roads lead into. Established in 1836, it is one of the oldest wineries in Australia. Founded by the British army officer – Lt.- Colonel Richmond Houghton, who started making wine since its first retailer vintage in 1859.The dozen hectares of vineyards surrounding the Swan Valley winery is made of plantings of Verdelho, Semillon and many more. Early evidence and current studies point that the first vines were planted between 1830 and 1836. Continue reading

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Pikes Wines Variety, Region and Vintage Conditions

Pikes winery is located in Polish Hill River in Clare Valley, build in vintage architecture, by steel and local stone. Pike winery was established in 1984 by the Pike family. With 180 acres of vineyard planted during over 30 years, most of their grapes have their own roots with a different range of clone selected types used. With so much experience and determination, Pikes wines are renowned in all of Australia. The equipment that is used is all the modern including crush destemmer, temperature controlled stainless steel storage, tank presses and much more. Continue reading

A Short History Of Australian Chardonnay

Intro Into Chardonnay Wine

When we say Chardonnay, we must admit that we are talking about one of the most wonderful and tasty white wines in the world. But, when it comes to its roots, there is no certain story about its beginnings. Many people believe the beginnings of Chardonnay wine date from the time when ancient vineyards started cross-pollinating between Pinot and Gouais Blanc grapevines, but there are actually many other varieties of wine grapes that can be related to the beginnings of Chardonay. Continue reading

Fortified Wines: Port, Sherry And Madeira

Almost all of us enjoy the taste of quality wine, some red, some white and others – rose. If the wine is main accompaniment of your dinner, you probable have some basic knowledge about this fruity drink. But have you heard of fortified wines? If not, read this article, as we are ready to inform you about how fortified wines are made and what are some of the best you can find available on the market. Continue reading

Quick Guide to Lindeman’s Bin 65 Chardonnay

If you are looking for a better chardonnay under 15 dollars you aren’t going to find a better one than Lindeman’s bin 65 chardonnay. Chardonnay is a wine that boasts many flavours like lemon, apple, pear, vanilla and many more complex flavours. It is the most planted white wine grape in the world, with countless acres. Lindemans wine is one of the most sought after wines in Australia, The Lindeman’s bin 65 chardonnay has been one of Australia’s most popular white wines for decades and it’s no wonder why with a complex blend of fruit, freshness, spice, and cream this wine offers a little something for everyone. If you, however, are concerned about how oaky this wine might be, there is nothing to worry about and that’s what makes this wine so popular is that it balances perfectly and is not too oaky or rich as compared to many other chardonnays. Continue reading

Campbells Wines – Four Generations Of Winemaking Knowledge

The Campbells Family

Campbells wines date since 1870 when Scotsman John Campbell established the vineyard. Today, the Campbells winery and vineyards are run by fourth generation viticulturist Malcolm Campbell and his brother Colin who is the winemaker. They have been joined by the fifth generation, so today the Campbells family has a reputation as a benchmark Rutherglen winery. Continue reading

Wine For Your Wedding: Brown Brothers Cienna

Brown Brothers Cienna is light wine with a beautiful ruby red color and aromas of fresh strawberries and raspberries. Abound with sweetness, it is juicy and rich with a refreshing finish. It has a creamy palate and bubbles that almost jumps out of the glass. Just one sip of this sweet wine it tastes like summer in glass, while the blend of its fruit sweetness and natural acidity leaves a refreshing sensation. To completely enjoy its taste it is better to consume it well chilled and young. Continue reading