Each month Growler selects delicious tipples from wineries and craft breweries from our collection to showcase. Keep an eye out for him on bottle labels during your next visit to the bottle shop for great deals, rare selections and staff picks.
Blind Corner 'Blanc'
A blend of Sauv Blanc and Chenin Blanc. A classic dry white, naturally fermented with NO fining. Juicy, stone fruit, grassy notes with a pink tinge.
$63 & $90
Vino Albino PNO - 80% Noir, 20% Chardonnay. All Malo, wild ferment 'Strawberries & Cream'. Not sweet, and has a dry finish.
Wildberry Springs Chardonnay - Fresher, lighter style of Chardonnay. Wild ferment + Austrian barriques (20% New) Full Malo.
Domaine du Pas de L'Escalette
Pressed in whole bunches, bringing aromatic complexity & freshness. Aromas of red fruits. Vibrant palate with a long finish.
Da Bois LS Merchants
100% Semillon, 6 weeks on skins & barrel-aged for a further 6 months. Contains no preservatives.
Smooth velvety style. Berries, spice & dark chocolate. This cold season, each bottle of Rightbank Merlot comes with a recipe to create your own mulled wine at home. Spices included.
August Wine Tastings
You will also have the opportunity to sample Growler's monthly wine selections for FREE in the bottle shop every Friday and Saturday, 5pm to 8pm. See our August tasting calendar below and learn a little history from their creators along the way.
TASTING: FRI 2ND - SAT 3RD
The Kaesler vineyards were owned and operated by the Kaesler family from 1893 to 1986. In 1999, winemaker Reid Bosward seized the opportunity to become the head of the new Kaesler family when he and his partners bought Kaesler, becoming the third owners of this property. At this time, the Kaesler vineyards consisted of over 70% red wine vines, all 40 years of age or more.
A 5 star James Halliday rated winery, Reid and winemaker Stephen Dew, with their distinct style and modest winemaking techniques, consistently produce wines rated over 90 points by industry peers and publications.
TASTING: FRI 9TH - SAT 10TH
NICK SPENCER WINES
Nick Spencer wines is a small Canberra based wine company dedicated to producing exceptional, hand crafted wines that honour their local landscape. Producing stunning, award winning wines for nearly two decades.
Nick’s passion and remarkable talent for considered, quality wines is evident in every bottle. Awarded a degree in oenology at the University of Adelaide in 2000, Nick has worked for notable producers across the industry including Rosemount, Coldstream Hills, Madew Wines, Terini Wines, and most recently, proudly lead the team at Eden Road for almost a decade.
TASTING: FRI 16TH - SAT 17TH
SONS OF EDEN
Sons of Eden has a simple philosophy to produce wines with flavour and personality from vineyards of unique character within the world class Barossa region.
Sons of Eden takes its name from the two partners, Winemaker Corey Ryan and Viticulturist Simon Cowham, who both learned and refined their trades in the vineyards and cellars of Eden Valley.
Sons of Eden specialises in varieties that the Barossa produces to the highest standard. Varieties such as Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre from the Barossa Valley and Riesling from the Eden Valley.
TASTING: FRI 23RD - SAT 24TH
Jeanneret Wines was established in 1992 by the Jeanneret family who were led heart first into the regions’ vineyards. A passion for making wines purely for their own enjoyment organically expanded into a business and the Jeanneret cellar door was opened in October 1994.
Headed up by self-taught Winemaker, Ben Jeanneret, our ethos is to produce generous wines full of flavour to be enjoyed amongst friends. Ben has perfected the art and is regarded as one of the leading winemakers of Clare Valley and was named one of the “Ten Dark Horses” by James Halliday.
The business has continued to grow, change and innovate, but one thing has always remained the same – to make great wines from local grapes.
TASTING: FRI 30TH - SAT 31ST
Nomads Garden is an experimental wine label born out of the pristine landscape and viticultural diversity of our home in the Alpine mountains of North East Victoria. All our wines are single vineyard and handmade with low intervention in the winery, this means:
· All our wines are fermented naturally with wild yeast indigenous to the single vineyard it was sourced.
· We never add acid to our wines.
· Minimal fining agents are added to our wines. (only the natural clay product bentonite is used to stabilize our whites)
Instead we let the brilliant fruit we have access to from the five distinct recognised wine regions (King Valley, Alpine Valleys, Beechworth, Rutherglen & Glenrowan) that make up North East Victoria (Truly a nomadic winemakers dream garden) shine through. Wines that naturally reflect the year the grapes were grown and the beguiling land of which they were conceived.