Monthly Archives: February 2010

McLaren Vale Wineries – Hugh Hamilton

Hugh Hamilton Wines has a theme of Hugh being the black sheep of the family and this theme is branded right across the business.  From the wine labels to the wine names to the merchandise and even the road signs … Continue reading

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Lonely Grape TV Episode #24

Welcome to my home bar – I am tasting a Gilligan Marsanne Roussanne plus a Petanga GSM. Both wonderful wines.

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McLaren Vale Wine – Shottesbrooke

Nick Holmes established Shottesbrooke in the early 1980’s with a vineyard in Myponga and McLaren Flat.  The emphasis in the early days was Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot.  When I hear the name Shottesbrooke these two varieties immediately come to mind.  … Continue reading

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Lonely Grape TV Episode #23 – Pertaringa

I had the pleasure of tasting some wine at the Pertaringa cellar door.  I wanted to share the joy, so check out my review of their Sauvignon Blanc and Grenache.  Both wines are worth checking out from this mid size … Continue reading

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McLaren Vale Wines – Pirramimma

Pirramimma is one of the McLaren Vale originals, but seems to have suffered that in relative terms little is known about them in the wine drinking public.  In the last year their has been a shift in the company with … Continue reading

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Lonely Grape Episode #22

Check out the second part of my home bar tasting of the d’Arenberg 2002 The Custodian Three Soils Limited Release Grenache.

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McLaren Vale Wines – Pertaringa Wines

I have been going to Pertaringa for a number of years – partially because it was close to my favorite 1980’s and 90’s cellar door (Noons) and partially because of the wonderful red wines.  So with this visit, with my … Continue reading

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