Tag Archives: Chardonnay

McLaren Vale Wines – Minko Wines

Nestled into the main street of Willunga is a little gem that is Minko wines.  This old world building is the working home of Margo who was just voted the 2010 Outstanding Cellar Door Person Award – well done Margo.  … Continue reading

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McLaren Vale Wines – Middlebrook Estate

Middlebrook is a McLaren Vale restaurant and function center that specialises on Weddings (where the Rotunda comes into it’s own).  I have been visiting the cellar door on an infrequent basis since 1986 and the inside of the function center … Continue reading

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McLaren Vale Wines – Possoms Wines

First of all I thought Possum wines was born from a couple of folks that liked possums – well that maybe the case but the name came from parts of the names from the founding couple.  Dr John Possingham and … Continue reading

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McLaren Vale Wines – Gemtree

    Gemtree shares it’s cellar door with Dowie Doole – at the Salopian Inn – check out my review of Dowie Doole. The cellar door offers wine flights with cheese & lavosh breads and 6 wines.  The wines are … Continue reading

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McLaren Vale Wines – Dowie Doole

Dowie Doole has their cellar door combined with Gemtree Wines in one of McLaren Vale‘s historic landmarks – the Salopian Inn.  The Salopian Inn has been famous for it’s high quality food using regional Fleurieu produce.  Under new management this … Continue reading

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Lonely Grape TV Episode # 52 – Two Fortified Wines

I just had to share with you 2 very interesting fortified wines – Dyson Wines Liqueur Chardonnay made from 1990 Vintage Chardonnay from Alan’s block in Maslin’s Beach and the second a Liqueur Mead from Maxwell Wines.  Maxwell’s are the … Continue reading

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McLaren Vale Wineries – Maxwell Wines Part 1 Whites, Meads & Fortifides

I first visited Maxwell Wines during my McLaren Vale winery adventures in the mid 80’s and this visit brings back fond memories.  In those days the parents of the current owner ran the winery and cellar door.  Dad was serving … Continue reading

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McLaren Vale Wines – Dyson Wines

Sitting here drinking a glass of Dyson’s GPR 2002 Clarice Cabernet Sauvignon and wondering what to write about this winery and I turned the bottle around and read the back label …… “Dyson Wines “I trust in Nature for the … Continue reading

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McLaren Vale Wines – Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill has come a long way since I first remember visiting the old Chapel in the late 1980’s.  The Chapel was built in 1865 and was a Christian Bible Church and a parish school and now the central part … Continue reading

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McLaren Vale Wines – Tapestry

I understand the wine under this label is made at Boar’s Rock Winery in McLaren Vale and rumor has it that little wine was made in 2010 as they are reducing their stocks plus concentrating on the functions side of … Continue reading

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