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View details Cape Barren Sauvignon Blanc
$ 21.99 Cape Barren Sauvignon Blanc
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SauvBlanc / Adelaide Hills / SouthAustralia
View details Cape Barren Old Vine Shiraz
$ 49.99 Cape Barren Old Vine Shiraz
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Shiraz / McLaren Vale / SouthAustralia
From fruit grown exclusively to the prestigious Blewitt Springs Vineyard, previously the source of Shiraz grapes for several icon wines. Located at an altitude of 300 feet, Blewitt Springs is a small site enjoying cooler climes and longer ripening period than the nearby mesoclimes of Willunga and McLaren Vale. These exceptional, low yielding vines at The Springs are eighty to a hundred twenty years of age and at best yield a precious two tonnes per acre. The unique terroir of the site translates into an elegant single vineyard Shiraz with a profound depth of flavour.
View details Cape Barren Native Goose Shiraz
$ 26.99 Cape Barren Native Goose Shiraz
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Shiraz / McLaren Vale / SouthAustralia
Native Goose is sourced from choice McLaren Vale and Willunga vines, between 45 and 120 years of age, planted to a mixture of rich clay soils and red/ brown loams. A portion is sourced from the estate property at Blewitt Springs, the same block used for the iconic Old Vine Reserve. Moderate rainfalls contribute to a harvest of small berries with a yield of about three tonne per acre. The combination of dry grown viticulture, fertile soils and warm weather concentrates the fruit and makes a deeply flavoured Shiraz wine.
View details Cape Barren Native Goose GSM
$ 26.99 Cape Barren Native Goose GSM
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Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre / McLaren Vale / SouthAustralia
From sacred blocks of old, to very old Blewitt Spring vines, mostly Grenache and Shiraz, with a judicious measure Mourverdre. The hand picked parcels are treated to a traditional course of pumpovers and whole bunches, vinified to dry, batches are pressed, rack and returned to a selection of French and American oak hogsheads for an extended eighteen months maturation. Structured, seamless and lingering, an amazingly well rounded palate of ingratiating alcohol warmth, the whole bunch Grenache contributes a sweetly pungent, spicey lift.
View details Cape Barren Native Goose Chardonnay
$ 26.99 Cape Barren Native Goose Chardonnay
Chardonnay / Adelaide Hills / SouthAustralia
The generously proportioned, big boned, leesy French oak genre, Dijon Bernard Clones 76 and 95, harvested off fully mature vines, thirty years of age at Charleston in the Adelaide Hills. Grapes are destemmed and pressed for vinification on gross solids before transfer to French oak hogsheads for completion of ferments, in the old world way. Treated to lees stirring and partial malolactic for textural opulence and palate richness, its creamy grapefruit nougat palate will appeal to enthusiasts of the medium to full bodied white meat styles of Chardonnay.
View details Cape Barren Funky Goose Gruner Veltliner
$ 26.99 Cape Barren Funky Goose Gruner Veltliner
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Gruner Veltliner / Adelaide Hills / SouthAustralia
A derivative of Traminer, Savignin and Pinot Noir, Gr√ɬľner Veltliner was only recently reconsidered as a consequential table wine when it outclassed all comers at a prestigious international competition, against the great growths of Burgundy. Gr√ɬľner Veltliner is the favourite tipple amongst the bohemian habitants and twilight denizens of Vienna, an animated style of appeal and panache, its piquant white pepper spice and nashi crispness, resolves on a long mineral finish, leaving the palate clean, revitalized and refreshed.
View details Cape Barren Cabernet Merlot Franc
$ 26.99 Cape Barren Cabernet Merlot Franc
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CabernetSauv Merlot CabernetFranc / McLaren Vale / SouthAustralia
The suave Medoc accord of parcels Merlot, Cabernet Sauvigon and Franc, picked off blocks of estate vines a half century of age, grown to the sacred soils of Blewitt Springs and McLaren Flat. Separately vinified before being pressed into a selection of well seasoned French and American oak barrels for twenty two months, assembled to a style that's evocative of the Cru Bourgeois along the left bank of River Garonne. Currants, closets and cassis, ribena richness and savoury cupboard spice, a sound choice to accompany Gigot or garlic roast of gamey lamb.
View details Cape Barren Adelaide Hills Tempranillo
$ 26.99 Cape Barren Adelaide Hills Tempranillo
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Tempranillo / Adelaide Hills / SouthAustralia
Cape Barren Wines create generous and profound wines, sourced from some of South Australia's finest vineyard sites

Located in the renowned McLaren Vale region of South Australia, the Cape Barren vineyards benefit from the unique maritime climate of long warm summers cooled by afternoon ocean breezes, ideal conditions for grapes destined for full-bodied red wines. Starting from humble beginnings with the first vintage in 1999, Cape Barren Wines is the result of a 35 year friendship between Peter Matthews, who has 30 years experience in executive Sales and General Management, and Brian Ledgard, a third generation grape grower, and their lifelong interest in vineyards and wine. Their ambition was and is, to produce full bodied wine of uncompromised quality and excellence.

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Cape Barren Wines are made from fruit parcels carefully selected from premium estate vineyards throughout the McLaren Vale. Cape Barren first produced the Old Vine Shiraz, and as the name suggests, the fruit was selected from the 70 year old vines at Blewitt Springs. This wine quickly gained a reputation and was followed by the introduction of the Native Goose Grenache Shiraz Mourvédre and the Native Goose Shiraz. Most recently was the addition of Silly Goose, a blend of Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc and McLaren Vale Semillon and Viognier.

Cape Barren is comprised of over 150 acres of quality vineyards across the McLaren Vale region of South Australia, including Willunga and the premium Blewitt Springs area. Slightly elevated, the Blewitt Springs sub-region is bordered by the Adelaide foothills. At around 150m above sea level the higher altitude promotes slower ripening, allowing the fruit to mature over a longer time frame, promoting superior flavour development. The Blewitt Springs vineyard is gently undulating with a unique soil structure of very deep sand over ironstone.

The precious vines at Blewitt Springs are protected on all sides from strong winds by native forest and mature tree windbreaks. These 25 acres of vines were planted some 70 years ago, the old vines produce a low yield of approximately two tonne per acre. Only select parcels of fruit from this vineyard make it into the Reserve Release Old Vine Shiraz. The unique terroir of this vineyard allows the crafting of an elegant Shiraz that possesses a profound depth of flavour.

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McLaren Vale is only 37km from the heart of Adelaide CBD and situated on the beautiful and geographically diverse Fleurieu Peninsula. Known for its mild climate McLaren Vale is home to some of the best wine grapes in the country. The Willunga sub-region of McLaren Vale is located on the coastal plain, near the southern ocean providing a strong maritime influence. The fertile soils are red brown alluvial loams, sandy and darker soils with a climate typically of cool wet winters and warm dry summers.

In recent years Australian and International wine critics have sung the praises of McLaren Vale Shiraz, earmarking McLaren Vale as one of the best Shiraz producing regions in the world. The estate's winemaking team crafts abundantly flavoured wines which are supported by a structure and backbone that will deliver improvement with a decade in the cellar. The reds are matured in French oak hogsheads and American oak barriques for many months, with a policy of minimal handling.

Cape Barren Old Vine Shiraz is a wine of uncompromising quality and rare excellence. The warm summers at the Blewitt Springs vineyard are often accompanied by the arrival of magnificent Cape Barren Geese. These rare and striking birds, once feared near extinction, are welcome visitors to the vineyard, and Cape Barren have named their immensely successful flagship wine after them. Cape Barren Old Vine Shiraz is being recognised as a benchmark McLaren red. This generously flavoured wine shows the plum, black fruit and spice flavours of Shiraz combined with an earthy complexity faithful to its McLaren Vale origins.

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