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View details Wantirna Estate Lily Pinot Noir
$ 74.99 Wantirna Estate Lily Pinot Noir
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PinotNoir / Yarra Valley / Victoria
Wantirna Vineyard is a never ending journey of enchantment and surprise. Reg and Maryann Egan honed their practical skills amongst the small estates of Burgundy and Bordeaux. Vines are all dry farmed and the roots dig deep into the clay soils, searching for any available moisture. At times vigor and energy are needed, at times all that's required is patience. Established 1963, it was one of the first new generation Yarra Valley vineyards, the earliest plantings included an unclassified tally of arcane varietals and clones, many remain largely unknown.
 
View details Wantirna Estate Isabella Chardonnay
$ 74.99 Wantirna Estate Isabella Chardonnay
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Chardonnay / Yarra Valley / Victoria
Established 1963, well ahead of the resurgence in Victorian viticulture, Wantirna Estate hosts a block of priceless Chardonnay vines, now into their fifth decade of maturity, planted to an east facing slope which captures a judicious measure of morning and afternoon sunlight. Grapes are all hand picked and gently pressed into a selection of seasoned and new French oak barriques, followed by the luxury of eleven months lees stirring battonage. The toasty butternut style of old world Chardonnay, structured and refined, lingering on a succulent, mineral finish.
 
View details Wantirna Estate Hannah Cabernet Franc Merlot
$ 149.99 Wantirna Estate Hannah Cabernet Franc Merlot
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CabernetFranc Merlot / Yarra Valley / Victoria
The Egans spent many vintages amongst the first growths of Burgundy and Bordeaux, before establishing the illustrious vineyards at Wantirna. Inspired by the sublime excellence of Chateau Cheval Blanc, the Egans molly coddled a precious block of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, with a view to emulating the sublime excellence of the great Crus from St Emilion. Crafted from the fruit of the original estate plantings, treated to the luxury of a completely new Dargaud et Jaeglé oak barrique, a mere twenty dozen bottles are made each year.
 
View details Wantirna Estate Amelia Cabernet Merlot
$ 74.99 Wantirna Estate Amelia Cabernet Merlot
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CabernetSauv Merlot CabernetFranc PetitVerdot / Yarra Valley / Victoria
Excellent Langtons Classification. Whilst the cepage of fruit to Amelia may be different each year, a backbone of two thirds Cabernet Sauvignon dominates, a third of Merlot and Cabernet Franc ensues, followed by a soupçon Petit Verdot. Favouring the slow ripening of a long growing season, Petit Verdot grapes are always last to be harvested, usually in mid April. It is the the quietly spoken measure of of Petit Verdot which contributes structure, fine firm tannins and good natural acidity, fully approachable while young, she will age beautifully for more than fifteen years.
 
Wantirna Estate Vineyard is not far from the centre of Melbourne

Planted in 1963 it was the first of the new generation vineyards, the Yarra Valley having been an important grape growing area in the 1800s. The impetus for the vineyard began back in 1956 when Reg Egan married Bertina Curcio whose mother was English but whose father was Italian. Wine and food were important in the Curcio household and so started a fascination with the history of wine in Victoria. Before long they had their minds on a vineyard somewhere in the Yarra Valley. The early vine plantings included all sorts of varieties, many largely unknown, for those early Australian wine growing days. Varieties such as crouchon, pedro ximenez, barbera and dolcetto. But it was the classical varieties that eventually won the day and in the 1970’s the vineyard was consolidated to focus on chardonnay, pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot and petit verdot. Much of the existing cabernet sauvignon and merlot vines were part of the original 1963 plantings.

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Wantirna Estate Vineyard is a never-ending world of change and enchantment. At times vigor and energy are required, at times patience needed. The winemaking is a joint effort between Reg and Bertina Egan and their daughter, Maryann Egan. These days Reg describes himself as the interfering winemaker but back in the early days everything was done by Reg, dashing from his legal practice to the winery to check on the ferments. Today much of the responsibility has been transferred to Maryann, who has a degree in wine science from Charles Sturt University.

Both Reg and Maryann have honed their practical skills in amongst the small domaines and chateaux of Burgundy and Bordeaux where the single vineyard, terroir driven wines have inspired them. Maryann was also a winemaker for many years in the early days of Domaine Chandon. Bertina keeps accounts sorted out as well as that all important role of looking after the pickers at vintage time. Like all small wineries it is a family affair with everyone involved in some way during the year.

Continuing the tradition, all the extended family still gets involved in the vineyard life - whether it is picking the grapes, helping to prune or looking busy riding the motor bike. Reg Egan started life as a farmer’s son in the small country town of Tolmie in northeast Victoria. Many years as a Melbourne lawyer then followed during which time Reg and Bertina planted Wantirna Estate.

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In 1984 Reg gave up the law to concentrate on the vineyard. For many years Reg and Bertina travelled to Europe looking at vineyards, visiting winemakers and thoroughly immersing themselves in the European wine culture. Reg’s love for the land is evident at the property. Native plants complement old-fashioned roses, fruit trees and olive plantings.

Maryann Egan had no choice to becoming a winemaker…really. After completing her degree in physical education, she took off to backpack around Europe. Then running short of money around vintage time, it seemed the perfect moment to re-acquaint herself with the winemakers she’d met as a child, and to get some paid work to fund the rest of her trip. After a vintage in Burgundy, Maryann returned to Australia to begin her Oenology studies at Charles Sturt University. For the next six years Maryann worked at Domaine Chandon making both sparkling and table wines. After the birth of her first child Amelia in 1996, she returned to Wantirna Estate.

Along with her commitment to the winery, Maryann has been a wine writer for Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine, wine editor for Donna Hay magazine and a presenter on the SBS series The Wine Lovers Guide to Australia. Today, Maryann tries to manage the occasional visit to the vineyards of France with her family – Justin Robison and daughters Amelia and Hannah – as well as the odd trip in search of fresh powder snow. Reg is also a novelist with two books published to date – "Lottie" and "A Breakfast in Bourg". A third book is underway.

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