Introducing our NEW High Country Range

Introducing our NEW High Country Range

Our High Country range has a new look! This vibrant new label design encompasses everything we love about the Victorian High Country; the adventure, the great outdoors and the epic mountain vistas. Our High Country wines showcase the very best cool climate varietals that have been crafted to exhibit the natural, concentrated and refined flavours that are derived from fruit grown in the beautiful High Country.

First is our inaugural release of our High Country 2021 Pinot Noir, produced from the celebrated 2021 vintage. The vintage was cool and dry, resulting in very high-quality grapes. We selected three premium batches and treated them individually. The first parcel went through a carbonic whole bunch ferment. This process produces exotic fruit characters and spicy green hoppiness. The second parcel was ferment at 16°C, like a white wine, and this was adopted to produce concentrated varietal cherry fruit flavours. The last parcel was fermented traditionally and left on skins post ferment to extract long silky tannins that lends itself to an extra lingering finish. Post fermentation, the parcels were then matured for 8 months in 30% new French oak barrels and the remainder in one and two year old seasoned barrels. Thereafter the wine was minimally handled all the way to bottling. The wine shows complex lifted aromas of forest fruits, Mediterranean herbs and lightly toasty oak. The palate is intense with black cherry, boysenberry and spicy oak flavours with a very fine structure and excellent long finish. The High Country Pinot Noir will pair well with rich flavours such as grilled eggplant, mushrooms, capsicum, and meats like duck, chicken thighs, tuna or salmon.  A favourite of ours is Teriyaki Chicken served with plenty of sauce on mushrooms, florets of broccoli and a simple white rice.

Also available now is our renowned High Country NV Prosecco, produced from Prosecco grown at John and Helen Cavedon's Whitfield vineyard. Night harvested and lightly pressed in the early hours of the morning, then fermented with sparkling yeasts and left on its lees for 8 months to add gentle complexity. It underwent traditional Prosecco secondary fermentation followed by bottling just a few weeks ago. Already it's got pizazz. Crisp apples and a creamy, fleshy unctuous palate. We love its versatility, as it pairs beautifully with oysters, sushi, Thai green curry or even Peking duck.

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