Welcome to the Lonely Grape?  An insightful blog which gives the curious wine lover a glimpse into the beautiful McLaren Vale region in Southern Australia which is famous for producing top quality wines like the Vale’s famous red and white wine varieties such as Chardonnay and Shiraz.  Here you will find useful information about McLaren Vale’s numerous wines and wineries if you are interested to try out the  Vale’s wine selections or maybe purchase a bottle or two during ystay visit to the area.

If you loved your experiences during your visit here or simply interested to know more about the beautiful McLaren Vale region then you will love the Lonely Grape as well.

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Lonely Grape TV #156 Five Geese 2012 Grenache Shiraz

I love what they have done with the fruit form old vine and dry grown Grenache with a touch of Shiraz.

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Lonely Grape TV #155 Five Geese 2010 Cabernet

I was taken with this wine from first sip. McLaren Vale Cabernet is getting better all the time.

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Lonely Grape TV #154 Fox Creek 2012 Short Row Shiraz

One of my favourite wines from a winery I used to work for. I think this wine is a real beauty.

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Lonely Grape TV #153 Creepers First Cut Shiraz

Unusual name and a really good wine.  Check out my thoughts on the Creepers Shiraz

http://youtu.be/dKBEDM0QbLw

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Lonely Grape TV #152 Diplomats Daughter 2010 Petit Verdot

Not your typical Petit Verdot.  Check out my thoughts on a Diplomats Daughter……

http://youtu.be/YeijfTXH_40

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Lonely Grape TV #151 Meantime 2011 GMT

This Grenache Mourvèdre Tempranillo or GMT inspired the neame of Meantime.  I have not tasted this blend before.  A really enjoyable wine to be shared…

http://youtu.be/Z4Y21jLLq1w

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Lonely Grape TV #150 Dabblebrook Grenache Rose

After trying this wine I keep thinking that I should drink more Rose….

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Lonely Grape TV #149 Dabblebrook Shiraz

A good Shiraz from a new producer (well new for me anyway).

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Lonely Grape Blog – 2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

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The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,700 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Lonely Grape TV#148 Handcrafted by Geoff Hardy Barbera

A softer style red wine ready for summer consumption – perfect for this time of year.

Check it out – you will not be disappointed.

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