Tag Archives: Merlot

Lonely Grape TV #135 Ruffilli Estate 2009 Cabernet Merlot

I am fast becoming a big fan of this family based label. For somebody who is not the biggest Cabernet fan this is another beauty. Check out the rest of my thoughts. Advertisements

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McLaren Vale Wines – Dowie Doole

Dowie Doole has moved it’s tasting facility to it’s headquarters on California Road. They were previously at the Salopian Inn with Gemtree wines until recent times. The new facility is well set up at the end of a small vineyard … Continue reading

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Mclaren Vale Wines (really from Adelaide Hills)- Griffin Wines

Griffin Wines are in the hills above McLaren Vale and are classified as Adelaide Hills GI.  I have decided to review them as they are so close to McLaren Vale.  The Griffin’s (Trevor & Val) arrived in Kuitpo in the … Continue reading

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McLaren Vale Wines – Marienberg and Fern Hill Estate

The Marienberg Cellar Door has just re-opened after refurbishment of the adjacent restaurant.  They have also moved the cellar door location onto the McLaren Vale Main Street.  This looked like a smart move as previously the outlet was around the … Continue reading

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McLaren Vale Wines – Leconfield (home of Richard Hamilton Wines)

This cellar door is one of the new classy style – with lots of new wood, stainless steel and glass.  The driveway shows off well manicured vineyards with lots of red roses (the roses also act as a early waring … 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 – 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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