Wine plays a central role in many Christmas celebrations. Here is a selection of wines befitting of the season.
The Australian Highlands Wine Show is open to all Australian wines sourced from vineyards grown above 500 metres in altitude.
Logan Weemala Shiraz Viognier 2015, Central Ranges, AUD $20
Deciding what wine to serve at a party can be somewhat daunting.
Logan Apple Tree Flat Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, 2016, Central Ranges, AUD $13
My latest pinot gris and grigio tasting numbered over 70, an indication of how the category has grown.
Logan Weemala Gewürztraminer 2016, Orange NSW, AUD $20
It’s interesting how many ‘conventional’ wine producers are now climbing on the skin-fermented white wine bandwagon. No doubt they can see that a new market has opened up, and there’s an opportunity if they can create a wine to suit the niche.
Logan Weemala Gewurztraminer, Orange 2013 $19 Weemala is Peter and Hannah Logan’s second label, and is the name of their Mudgee vineyard, meaning ‘good view’. It is a pity there is so little gewürztraminer in Australia’s cooler regions: it may never be wildly successful but
Wines from the Orange region had experienced a stellar week. Philip Shaw No.11 Chardonnay 2010 ($32) was crowned best chardonnay and wine of show at the 2011 Boutique Wine Awards. A few days later, the area’s winemakers held a successful exhibition at Wine Odyssey in Sydney’s The Rocks, despite torrential rain and that same night, they couldn’t get home because snow had cut the road. Orange’s claim to be a cool-climate wine region was confirmed.