Welcome to The Vine Press
We are an independent, Australian owned online wine retailer that specialises in small, family owned fine wine producers who strive to produce great wines with the prime focus of quality not quantity. We seek out the best and most interesting wines Australia, New Zealand and Europe have to offer. Let us bring you the extraordinary, not the ordinary!
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Veuve Ambal is one of Burgundy’s largest and most repected sparkling producers founded in 1898. Burgundy has similar cool climatic growing conditions to Champagne and produces sparklings (with pinot noir and chardonnay) with purity, finesse and elegance which hold their own alongside many well known Champagne houses but for a fraction of the price! Yes its the ‘champagne’ you are having when you are not having Champagne!
100% chardonnay made from fruit sourced from Central & Southern France, this Blanc de Blancs has a wonderfully fine bead and explosive mousse, bouquet of peach and citrus with a dry zesty apple finish. This is the French sparkling for celebration without the serious price tag!! Serve well chilled as an aperitif with canapes.
The Cremant de Bourgogne Appellation Controllee has strict regulations related to production to guarantee a wine of the best quality. Hand harvested, 100% estate grown (Burgundy) Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gamay & Aligote’ have been blended to produce pristine purity of citrus, green apple with some biscuity complexity. Very elegant, with a long, crisp and dry finish. My pick for the festive season… may this flow for the festive season!
Other Favourites this month...
Rob Diletti .. Inaugural Winemaker of the Year 2015 … James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion
“His rieslings are in a category of their own.” : James Halliday.
Regularly listed in Halliday’s Best of the Best category for Riesling.
Porongurups is considered the premium riesling district in WA and this is evident here in this fine, 100% Estate grown riesling … Intense lime juice backed up by a beautiful fragrance of orange blossom and fresh flowers. Zesty and fresh, the lime character runs the length of the palate giving the wine great natural acidity, structure and finesse. . The balance between the fruit generosity and tight acid structure is the hallmark of Castle Rock Rieslings. Lively,dry, crisp and with an attractive delicacy now, this wine will blossom with age for at least fifteen years. Don’t miss out on a dozen of this gorgeous riesling !! Stock is limited
“(Rob’s) handling of pinot noir is arguably his greater achievement .. yields no ground to the best of Tasmania and Victoria.” James Halliday
Mature pinot vineyard (nearly 30 years old), diverse pinot clonal selection and a favourable growing season in 2013 has delivered another fine pinot with depth of fruit, tension, balanced by silky ripe tannins. Layers of blue fruits, dark cherries, strawberry and spice leaps from the glass, complimented by spice, liquorice and earthiness. That unmistakably Castle Rock tight acid structure & long, lingering finish that tells you this has a cellar life ahead. This is as good if not better than their award winning 2012. Can’t go wrong do not hesitate here.
Upcoming Events …
Wine Gratification Courses!
Join our next four week Wine Gratification General Course held in Sydney’s CBD starting on Wednesday, February 18th. Don’t miss out – limited numbers!
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Corporate Events and Sales:
We specialise in corporate sales, offering an extensive range of fine and rare wines for your boardroom. Our gifts and hampers are also popular. We are happy to tailor a selection of wines for your upcoming functions. Personalised and efficient service is guaranteed.
The Vine Press organises wine by region tastings for your clients or staff – a great ice breaker for any conference!
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