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Meet Super Mario, the 2019 Australian Tio Pepe finalist!

Meet Super Mario, the 2019 Australian Tio Pepe finalist!

  The Australian finalist of the Tio Pepe World challenge is Mario Lapietra! Congratulations from the team at TWC and Tio Pepe Wines. Mario will join the other international finalists in Jerez, Spain for the Grand Final next month! The TÍO PEPE SHERRY CHALLENGE is an international mixology contest for creating cocktails with Sherry Wines, with over 400 bar professionals participating worldwide. TWC are the proud Australian distributors of Tio Pepe & Gonzalez Byass wines. González Byass was founded in Jerez in 1835 by Manuel Maria González. At the young age of 23, he decided to dedicate himself to the production and commercialisation of Sherry wines. In 1844 the first barrels of Tio Pepe were exported to London. The beautifully dry taste of José Angel’s wine proved a great success and in 1849 Manuel named what is now the world’s best-selling Fino after its creator, (tio being Spanish for uncle) – TIO...
New exquisite Marlborough wine range, Petal & Stem!

New exquisite Marlborough wine range, Petal & Stem!

The Wine Company are proud to announce an exciting new range from Yealands, Petal & Stem. Sourced from New Zealand’s premier growing region, Marlborough, Petal & Stem wines embody the fresh natural acidity and succulent ripe fruit flavours that are typical of this globally renowned region, with its young, fertile soils and abundance of natural minerals. ‘Journey into the wildflowers, a secret world between the vines where insects dance from petal to stem, a flourishing  ecosystem. It’s all part of the bigger picture to protect our vines and keep pests away naturally. Every year we plant wildflowers between the vines to create a thriving little ecosystem amongst the rows. The wildflowers provide a home for the kind of insects, who in turn help us keep the unwanted pests away from our vines. So as you’re busy enjoying this wine, remember our little friends between the flowers who help us to do things both differently, and beautifully.’ Exquisite wines from New Zealand’s premier growing region Marlborough; Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Rosè & Pinot Noir. For further info on the Petal & Stem range, please contact us...
d’Arenberg releases it’s first full organic certified wine!

d’Arenberg releases it’s first full organic certified wine!

Exciting news! d’Arenberg have released their first organic wine. The 2018 Money Spider Roussanne has been labelled with full organic certification. Vegan friendly, made with bio-dynamically grown grapes, the Money Spider is a product of d’Arenberg’s ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability. The certification was obtained through NASSA, Australia’s most respected certification organisation. Exciting times ahead with d’Arenberg releasing further organic wines from the 2018 vintage. So stay tuned! #veganwine #darenbergwine #organicwine For further information on d’Arenberg wines please contact us.  ...
Babydoll by Yealands Named Champion Pinot Gris at Top Aromatic Wine Competition

Babydoll by Yealands Named Champion Pinot Gris at Top Aromatic Wine Competition

Yealands Wine Group (Yealands) has been honoured with the “Champion Pinot Gris” Trophy at the 2016 New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition for their 2016 Babydoll Pinot Gris. Alongside this outstanding trophy, Yealands received a total of seventeen medals, including three gold medals, two of which were awarded to their 2016 Clearwater Cove Sauvignon Blanc and 2016 The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc. The New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition (formerly known as the International Aromatic Wine Competition) was created fourteen years ago to “highlight to consumers the best aromatic wine varieties available in the New Zealand market for the wine drinker.” Babydoll by Yealands takes its name from the rare breed of miniature Babydoll sheep introduced by Peter Yealands in 2009 to his Seaview Vineyard in Marlborough, the home of Yealands Estate, as an alternative to using diesel-powered tractors to mow between the vine rows. “Our Babydoll wines have such a unique story behind them that captures how differently we do things on and around the vineyard,” says Yealands’ Chief Winemaker, Jeff Fyfe. “But more than that, these are great quality wines that people enjoy drinking. This award shows that sustainable winemaking and great tasting, top quality wines absolutely go hand in hand. I’m very happy with this trophy and delighted to see a gold medal for two of our popular Sauvignon Blancs as well.” About Yealands Wine Group Yealands Wine Group was formed in September 2011, when Yealands Estate acquired the well-established Hawke’s Bay boutique winery, Crossroads, and successful Marlborough brand The Crossings. The combined entity is now one of the largest privately-owned wine companies in New Zealand, with a global reach...
TAHBILK  ‘2016 WINERY OF THE YEAR’

TAHBILK ‘2016 WINERY OF THE YEAR’

The Wine Company are very proud to announce… Tahbilk was last night announced as the 2016 Winery of the Year at the James Halliday Wine Companion Awards ceremony in Melbourne. Held at the iconic Melbourne Museum in the presence of the Premier of Victoria Hon. Daniel Andrews, Former Premier of Victoria Jeff Kennett, his wife Felicity, and guests from a broad cross section of Australia’s wine industry, James Halliday presented the award to Alister Purbrick, fourth generation CEO and winemaker of Tahbilk. Alister attended the awards with his artist wife, Rosa. The awards are traditionally held the night before the launch of the James Halliday Australian Wine Companion, Australia’s foremost wine ‘bible’. First awarded in 2009, the award is recognised by the broader wine industry as the ultimate achievement of a life in wine. Following presentation of the award, Alister said, “When my great-grandfather Reginald Purbrick purchased the Tahbilk property in 1925, he would not in his wildest dreams have imagined receiving such an accolade. This means so much to our family and to be able to continue his original vision for Tahbilk, and accept such an esteemed award from our own living wine legend, James Halliday, is a great honour. I feel incredibly proud of all that the Purbrick family has achieved at Tahbilk over the generations and this award recognises our unswerving commitment to traditional winemaking whilst using innovative and sustainable viticultural practices. This is definitely one for the team at Tahbilk and I thank everyone who has made a contribution over our 155 years of existence.” Tahbilk – 2016 Winery of the Year “When brooding about...
Blue Pyrenees Double Gold and Gold at the 2015 MIWS

Blue Pyrenees Double Gold and Gold at the 2015 MIWS

Home to Australia’s First World Champion Sparkling wine, Blue Pyrenees has consistently been producing some of the finest Australian wine since 1963. To add to their already impressive list of achievements, Blue Pyrenees has been awarded a Double Gold and Gold at the 2015 Melbourne International Wine Show. The Melbourne International Wine Competition is the first major international wine competition with trade only judges. Unlike other wine competitions, these judges have the ability to make a direct impact on the brand. Results from the show: 2015 Melbourne International Wine Show 2012 Richardson Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon DOUBLE GOLD 2011 Blue Pyrenees Vintage Brut GOLD The Wine Company would like to congratulate Blue Pyrenees on this fantastic achievement. For more information on the Blue Pyrenees range please click...