Wine tour recap – 16 January 2016

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Yesterday day I had the privilege of hosting two birthday groups for a combined wine tour around Murrumbateman.  I say privilege for two reasons.  Firstly, one group was a close friend of my brother and their laughter and rosy cheeks indicated they had a good time.  Secondly, the quality of wine in the district has come so far in a … Read More

Elouise CalabriaWine tour recap – 16 January 2016

What we drank last night – Summerhill Road 2015 Riesling

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Some months ago, I visited Summerhill Road Vineyard, just off Bungendore Road.  Elle and I are always on the lookout for new wineries to visit and we thought we’d check out what these guys have to offer. Originally owned by Nicolaas (Nico) and wife Shawn Duynhoven, there has been vines growing on this site since 1998 when it produced wine … Read More

Elouise CalabriaWhat we drank last night – Summerhill Road 2015 Riesling

What we drank last night – Riebke 2014 Shiraz

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I popped in to a local wine shop with the idea of bagging a big, full-bodied, fruit-driven red.  I spotted The Riebke 2014 Shiraz from Teusner in the Barossa Valley.  I chose this wine with no pre conceived ideas.  I haven’t tried wines from this vintner before.  The Teusner story is one I can relate to.  Kym Teusner and Mick … Read More

Elouise CalabriaWhat we drank last night – Riebke 2014 Shiraz