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Dry White Wines

We get it: how can a liquid be dry? Who came up with these terms, anyway? We don’t know the answer to that one, sadly, but we can help out with the frequently asked question: “What is dry white wine?”When it comes to wine, dry isn’t the opposite of wet; it’s actually the opposite of sweet. The winemaking process involves fermenting the crushed grapes with yeast, which converts sugar into alcohol. A sweet wine will undergo a shorter fermentation, meaning that not all of the sugar is turned to alcohol, but if all of the sugar is converted by the yeast, the wine produced will be considered dry. Examples of typically dry white wines are Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris, some Rieslings (although there are sweet Rieslings, too), and Chardonnay. The flavo ...

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  1. Artis Jacopin Chardonnay 2022
    Special Price $22.00 Regular Price $29.00
    A richer, fuller Chardy than the previous vintage as a buttery texture caresses stonefruits including nectarine. A mouth filling wine that finishes long and mineral. Excellent! Learn More
  2. Artis Jacopin Pinot Gris 2023
    Special Price $25.00 Regular Price $30.00
    Andrew Miller is a Champagne nutter who decided to become a winemaker. After graduating from Roseworthy college, he did a vintage in Champagne with Cote de Blancs producer Guy Jacopin and in spite of no shared language learned much about the art of winemaking and specifically blending. This Artis wines pay homage to Mr. Jacopin. This exceptional Pinot Gris is both textural, with lively superb acidity and citrus emerging from the inclusion of 9% Clare Riesling, complexing the pear laden, Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris. Soft, round, citrussy and delicious. Learn More
  3. Atze’s Corner Wild Rose Vermentino 2022
    $25.00
    Only 200 doz were made of this exceptional Vermentino which picked up a gold and top gold medal at both the Royal Adelaide and Barossa Wine Shows! Offers citrus and pear aromatics and a textural palate redolent of nashi pear, apples, citrus wildflowers and a hint of marzipan. Superb. Learn More
  4. Cape Jaffa Sauvignon Blanc 2022
    $24.00
    Bright tropical fruits with guava and green mango melding with apple and a citric acid zing. A little skin contact is allowed during ferment to encourage texture and ferment is completed in concrete eggs. Planted in in 1992, the Hoopers had their first vintage in '96, eventually achieving organic and biodynamic certification in 2005. Their entire operation is off grid. Learn More
  5. Chain of Ponds 'Black Thursday' Sauvignon Blanc 2023
    Special Price $20.00 Regular Price $22.00
    This is zippy and slightly textural sauv blanc which offers a lovely combo of greenery to go with the passionfruit and tropicals. All in all, there’s plenty going on with this wine for discerning savvy blanc fans. Learn More
  6. Claymore 'Horse With No Name' Riesling 2023
    Special Price $20.00 Regular Price $24.00
    Striking and concentrated lime dominates the aromatics here. The palate is powerful, with plenty of acid carrying the lime forward and across the length. A Riesling that really demands to be served with food. Learn More
  7. Claymore Joshua Tree Riesling 2023
    Special Price $23.00 Regular Price $24.00
    Claymore have a habit of producing excellent Riesling and that habit is no danger here. Displaying everything you’d want in a young Riesling, lifted aromatics, crisp acidity and succulent lime. A silky palate that extends to a long dry finish just leaves you wanting more. Learn More
  8. Curtis Heritage Chardonnay 2021
    Special Price $20.00 Regular Price $30.00
    A lighter, almost Chablis style of Chardy. Aromatics emphasise citrus and Citrus blossoms. The palate is light to mid weight, offering peach and honeydew melon, Finish is crisp and dry. Learn More
  9. Dandelion Enchanted Garden of the Eden Valley Riesling 2021
    Special Price $25.00 Regular Price $27.50
    A beautifully balanced and elegant Riesling replete with brooding limes, lemon sherbet and good length. Lovely now and will continue to develop well for years. Learn More
  10. Dandelion Wonderland of the Eden Valley Riesling 2023
    Special Price $50.00 Regular Price $60.00
    A tiny patch of 111 year old Eden Valley Vines produces this magical Riesling elixir. Explosive perfume and lime on the nose lead to a palate packed with intense fresh lime juice, brown lime and overall exceptional clarity and intensity of fruit. Learn More
  11. Deep Woods 'Ivory' Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2023
    $17.00
    Deep Woods have quite the knack of picking up trophies! This is the second iteration of their Margaret River Ivory SSB to score a gold, top gold and Trophy at the Royal Adelaide Show. This edition has a heap of zip and crunch as snow pea, passionfruit, lemon curd and blossoms collide. As we’ve come to expect, perfectly attenuated acidity gives lift and life. Sorry, this product is not available individually. Learn More
  12. Dowie Doole Chenin Blanc 2022
    Special Price $30.00 Regular Price $32.00
    Sourced entirely from the Dowie vineyard in Blewitt Springs which was planted in 1933. These may be the oldest, still bearing chenin blanc vines in Australia. The wine launches with notes of struck match, reflective of the barrel work done with this wine in French oak. The palate is textural, offering red fruits, lemon, ginger, orange blossom with a wonderfully creamy aspect, with some cedary grain from the oak. Acid is plentiful, the finish long and mineral. This is lovely already and will improve for a decade or more. It is on track to be an absolute stunner. Learn More
  13. Eight at the Gate Family Selection Chardonnay 2022
    Special Price $35.00 Regular Price $38.00
    An outstanding chardonnay, offering stonefruits, grapefruit, brioche, honeydew melon, spice, flintiness, great texture and length. If only all Chardonnay was like this. Learn More
  14. First Creek 'Hunter Valley' Chardonnay 2021
    Special Price $25.00 Regular Price $30.00
    Opening on the nose of this ripping Chardonnay is a toasty buttery character. This hits all the right spots, textural without being overblown, with lovely melon and stonefruit flavours, excellent length and cleansing acidity. Don’t over chill it and you’ll enjoy it in all it’s glory. Learn More
  15. First Creek 'Winemaker’s Reserve' Semillon 2019
    Special Price $52.00 Regular Price $60.00
    So much goodness here… fresh, zesty fruit and acidity mingling perfectly in a way that could be equally described as electric and ethereal. Lemons, lemon pith, spice, sherbet and lemongrass. Complex and while wonderful already, will live for eons. James Halliday rates First Creek Wines as a 5 red star producer, his highest accolade and offers the following… ‘The quality of the wines has been consistently exemplary, and there is every reason to believe this will continue in the years to come.’ Learn More
  16. First Creek Limited Release Fiano 2023
    Special Price $35.00 Regular Price $40.00
    Aromas of pear, citrus peel, preserve lemon, green apple and honeysuckle. Superb texture and depth of fruit underpinned with a gorgeous savoury salinity. Drink any time over the next 5 years. Learn More
  17. First Creek Limited Release Vermentino 2022
    Special Price $35.00 Regular Price $40.00
    In the words of James Halliday, who scored this 97 points, ‘This variety is grown all over Corisca, and I've spent days tasting it there. First Creek's effort is extraordinary. It has a perfumed bouquet and a rich palate with a blend of tropical and citrus fruits comforting every part of the mouth and then allowing the inclusion of lime-infused acidity on the finish. Wow.’ Learn More
  18. First Creek Limited Release Vermentino 2023
    Special Price $35.00 Regular Price $40.00
    Another utterly delicious, world-class Vermentino, reminiscent of the best examples produced in Corsica. The nose is perfumed, the palate medium bodied and textural, with tropical and citrus flavours on the palate leading to a mineral finish. A ripper. Learn More
  19. Gomersal Wines Clare Riesling 2022
    $25.00
    A single vineyard Clare Riesling exhibiting citrus florals, lychee and lime on the nose. The palate follows suit, with concentrated Riesling flavours presented in a relatively textural setting.

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  20. Heirloom Assen’s Fortalice Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2018
    Special Price $50.00 Regular Price $60.00
    Brightly fruited with struck match handing the baton to stonefruits, pancake batter and melon. As you sip, swirl and taste, the flavors deepen and increase in richness and depth. Already excellent, this will be exceptional in a few more years. Learn More
  21. Jeanneret 'Big Fine Girl' Riesling 2023
    Special Price $23.00 Regular Price $30.00
    More textural than your usual Clare Valley Riesling, this 2023 release is bright and limey on the nose and the palate shows citrus flavours of lemon and lime joined by Bickford brown lime, apple and nectarine. It is powerfully packed with fruit and finishes with refreshing acidity. Learn More
  22. Jeanneret Watervale Riesling 2023
    Special Price $35.00 Regular Price $40.00
    From an exceptional high altitude (440m) vineyard, this is magnificent. Apple, talcum powder, and honeydew melon on both the nose and a palate which offers a perfect balance between acid drive and texture. Length is exceptional. Learn More
  23. Kilikanoon Meyman's Riesling 2021
    Special Price $26.00 Regular Price $35.00
    A glorious Riesling from one of the great vintages made by one of the Clare’s finest producers. This is a stunning Clare Riesling, built around lemons and limes, offering minerality and brilliant length and intensity. Learn More
  24. Leconfield Coonawarra Chardonnay 2022
    Special Price $26.00 Regular Price $28.00
    A beautifully buttery and oaky Leconfield Chardonnay Chardy. Ripe tropical fruits, matchstick, stonefruits, creaminess and grilled nuts. Looking for a buttery Chard with a good hit of French oak, look no further! Learn More
  25. Leconfield Old Vines Riesling 2021
    Special Price $25.00 Regular Price $28.00
    Leconfield make consistently excellent Riesling from what are now 48 year old vines. This is a fine wine with talcum powder and citrus aromatics. The palate is textural, offering minerality and excellent length. A product of the 2021 vintage, this is both effortlessly elegant and powerful. Learn More
  26. Levantine Hill 'The Coldstream Guard' Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2021
    Special Price $35.00 Regular Price $50.00
    Delicate on opening, this Chardonnay grows in stature and depth of flavour as it breathes. There is a creamy, almost cheesy character from lees stirring while the wine was in barrel, good acid, subtle French oak and plenty of stonefruits. Lovely! Learn More
  27. Lienert Vineyards Roussanne 2021
    Special Price $26.00 Regular Price $30.00
    The Lienert Roussanne is a beautifully textural wine offering a complex mix of stonefruits, nuttiness, green tea, creaminess and a whisp of tannin to finish. The wine has spent time in old oak, being regularly less stirred to build texture. It is a cracking wine. Learn More
  28. Lone Palm Vineyards Old Vine Eden Valley Riesling 2023
    Special Price $39.00 Regular Price $45.00
    Serious, old vines Riesling this- with an expressive florality backed by intense fruit, minerality and great length. White flowers, Tahitian lime, minerals and more. An absolute joy to drink! Learn More
  29. Maison Jean Loron Pouilly Fuisse BIO ‘La Coronile’ 2019
    Special Price $110.00 Regular Price $120.00
    A stunning White Burgundy, aka Chardonnay, from a legendary producer who has been fermenting grapes since 1711. Bill Nanson, of the Burgundy Report, first tasted this wine 3 years ago, offering ‘More complexity and vibrance to this aroma – more barrel too ... a wine that’s more about the future. Wide, saline, concentrated, and certainly mineral. The finish is subtle but very persistent. You should give this wine at least 3 years in the cellar – or I would anyway. Excellent wine, with the potential for great.’ So, we’ve waited 3 years and the wine is ravishingly beautiful – voluptuous yet structured, pendulously stonefruity yet mineral, with a lovely cheese edge that comes from barrel worked and lees stirred Chardonnay. Magic stuff. Learn More
  30. Monterra Adelaide Hills Pinot Grigio 2023
    Special Price $27.00 Regular Price $30.00
    A delectable expression of PG, with expressive aromatics and intense fruit. We found crisp pears and bathpowder, minerality, chalk and plenty of acid bolstering the fruit and giving the wine length. A genuinely excellent PG. Learn More
  31. Paracombe Pinot Gris 2022
    $23.00
    A wonderfully complex and textural Adelaide Hills PG offering aromatics of bathpowder and pears and a palate packed with pears, apples, grilled pineapple and a suggestion of banana. A stunner. Learn More
  32. Riposte 'The Foil' Sauvignon Blanc 2023
    $24.00
    Winemaking legends Tim Knappstein and Nick Knappstein are responsible for this beautiful Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc from the exceptional '23 vintage. No expense was spared in the fruit quality, with high altitude vineyards (Piccadilly and Carey Gully) chosen, and only the cane pruned sections. Aromas of passionfruit and florals dominate the nose with the palate offering clarity, depth. texture, minerality and the zing of well-balanced acidity. Learn More
  33. Riposte 'The Stiletto' Pinot Gris 2023
    $24.00
    A truly excellent and complex Pinot Gris. Packed with fresh pears and green apple, struck match, salinity, spice and florals. The texture here is superb, the length excellent. Learn More
  34. Robert Oatley Signature Margaret River SBS 2022
    $23.00
    A ‘classic dry white’ style as best executed from the Margaret River Region. This offers a mix of passionfruit, lime zest, white pepper, nettles, greenery and herbs. A wine that works well both as an aperitif and with seafood. Learn More
  35. Smalltown Vineyards 'Rag & Bone' Riesling 2023
    Special Price $25.00 Regular Price $30.00
    A well-balanced, powerful, and fragrant Riesling. Lemons, spice, lime, and apples and all on the go here, leading to a citrus laden palate that is shot through with minerality and is as long as a long thing. The finish is slightly grippy, adding to the overall gravitas of the wine. A good’un. Learn More
  36. Ted's Place with all the Fixins Pinot Gris 2021
    Special Price $18.00 Regular Price $19.00
    A lovely low acid, textural PG. Perfect with a plate of Carbonara or Fish n Chips, this offers baked apples, ginger, custard and pears. A perfect ‘first glass’ of the evening, but even better with the aforementioned dishes. Would also work at the end of the evening with an aged Comté cheese. Learn More

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