Archangel is a 23 ha wine estate at Queensberry, about 15 minutes’ drive south of Wanaka in Central Otago.
They are two of the crusty old devils of the Barossa Valley, with probably 90 years of wine industry experience between them.
I tasted five new release Blank Canvas wines and was impressed by every label.
Patina is a micro-boutique winery in the Orange region whose white wines have been impressing me recently.
Pobblebonk is another captivating wine from Quealy of the Mornington Peninsula.
Frankland Estate is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with a series of events around Australia. It is 30 years since Barrie Smith and his wife Judi Cullam planted their first vines.
Greywacke is the now well-established and highly regarded label of Cloudy Bay’s founding winemaker, Kevin Judd.
Luke Tocaciu has picked up the ball and run with it. The son of a distinguished winemaker, he is a fine winemaker in his own right.
Crawford River is officially in the Henty region, but there are no other vineyards anywhere nearby and Seppelt’s Drumborg, the region’s other famous vineyard, is 25km away.
After a lengthy gestation, we’ve finally released The Real Review Certificate of Excellence and Top Wineries list.