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  1. 'Simple' Cooking With Matt

    'Simple' Cooking With Matt

    ‘Simple’ cooking is not only delicious, but it can also be easy. The Ottolenghi SIMPLE cookbook delivers the goods with over 130 brilliant recipes from award winning Chef Yotam Otttolenghi. It truly is everything you love about Ottolenghi, made simple.

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  2. Greenock Creek

    Greenock Creek

    Greenock Creek was established by Michael and Annabel Waugh in 1984 after buying a rundown house beside the Seppeltsfield estate with a couple of acres of old Shiraz vines already planted along the creek line.

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  3. Thompson Estate

    Thompson Estate

    Thompson Estate is a Margaret River winery based in the dress circle sub region of 

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  4. Hickinbotham Wines

    Hickinbotham Wines

    You might know a bit more about the wines of Yangarra than you do those of Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard but they do share a connection as the Jackson Family own both (along with 34 other wineries around the world). Yangarra’ s winemaker, Pete Fraser also helps out with the production of the Hickinbotham wines. You’ll also be familiar with the ‘output’ of the vineyard which was planted in 1971 but not purchased by the Jackson Family until 2012. It has often supplied fruit for Penfolds Grange, Clarendon Hill Astralis, Wirra Wirra’s Angelus, Hardy’s Eileen Hardy Shiraz and plenty more top end Aussie bottles.

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  5. Picardy Wines

    Picardy Wines

    We are absolutely delighted to be offering Picardy Wines! Our Buyer & Sales Manager, Matt Wallace was the assistant winemaker there between 2000 and 2004. Picardy first made wine in 1996, becoming a pioneer of exceptional, cool climate Pinot Noir in Western Australia.

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  6. Heirloom Vineyards

    Heirloom Vineyards

    Sharing a winemaker with Dandelion Vineyards is Heirloom Vineyards, which began its life in the 2000 vintage with the intention of making exceptional wines from primarily old vineyards, planted to the best clones and embracing organic and biodynamic principles. They create wines from the McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Eden Valley, Adelaide Hills and Coonawarra which almost always pick up a bunch of gold medals and often trophies.At time of writing our selection of these fabulous wines has a tally of 32 gold medals and 3 trophies.

    The first wines were released in 2007 and since then Heirloom Vineyards has picked up the following accolades: James Halliday Wine Companion - 5 Red Star producer, Melbourne International Wine Show 2017 - Adelaide Hills Chardonnay Winery of the Year, Barossa Valley Wine Show 2015 - Best Wine of Show, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2018 – Best Winery of Nation. We love these wines! 

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  7. Dandelion Vineyards

    Dandelion Vineyards

    Dandelion Vineyards make wines from the McLaren Vale, the Barossa, Eden Valley, Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula.

    In addition to Elena Brooks being an exceptional winemaker, Dandelion work primarily with brilliant old vine resources, which they continue to acquire and improve as custodian. We love these wines and the critics do too.

    Dandelion was rated as a five star producer in its first year in James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2011 (pretty much unheard of) and has improved that to five red stars, Halliday’s highest rating. “Elena is an exceptionally gifted winemaker”. Their first Sauvignon Blanc was awarded the equal highest pointed Sauvignon Blanc in James Halliday’s Wine Companion. They were awarded equal highest pointed Rosé in 2012 and equal highest pointed Eden Valley Shiraz as well. The accolades kept coming; 2014 New York International Wine Comp Barossa Winery of the Year, 2015 Melbourne International Wine Competition

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  8. Turning Wine Into Vinegar

    Turning Wine Into Vinegar

    We’ve been trying to get better at the sustainability thing here at winedirect.com.au... the wines you are ordering are now quite likely to arrive in a cardboard box that we’ve reused rather than just using recycled cardboard. It’s better for the planet and keeps our costs down which in turn enables us to spend a bit more on the delicious wines you’ve been receiving. If we’ve got sturdy enough cardboard in da house, we are using it to get your precious wines out to you... 

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  9. Grenache

    Grenache

    You might remember the story of the Emperor’s New Clothes - in which a couple of impoverished tailors convince a preening peacock of an Emperorthat they can make him the most fabulous set of threads in the universe. They also tell him that those too stupid or unsuited to their roles within the court won’t be able to see his new clothes. They don’t actually make any clothes and the King is too insecure to call them on it, as is his court and the populace before whom he parades in front of starkers. Nice kit champ! 

    That’s the Grenache story, especially in Australia – except it works in reverse... 

    From its beginnings centuries ago in vineyards across Spain (where it is said to have originated) and France (featuring as the main act in many Châteauneuf-du-Pape and southern Rhône wines), Grenache is one of the most widely planted varietals in the world, yet it has never received the adulation

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  10. Bleasdale Vineyards

    Bleasdale Vineyards

    We've been lucky enough to stock Bleasdale Vineyards on and off for a few years. We are now delighted to have in stock their first ever Grenache, a Shiraz and a Cabernet - all three got the universal thumbs up from our tasting panel.

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  11. Tim Smith Wines

    Tim Smith Wines

    Tim Smith Wines was established in 2001 following Tim's return to the Barossa from a winemaking scholarship in the Rhone Valley, awarded by the Barossa Grape and Wine Association.  Tim was selected due to the promise he had shown as a winemaker.

    The Rhone Valley Winemakers Association did the same with a Rhone winemaker heading to Oz. Tim headed to the Rhone to do a vintage there and learn the secrets that make the region tick. Apparently, the Rhonies weren’t too forthcoming with their secrets, nor were they too keen to hear the musings of a New World upstart!

    What Tim did learn by distilling the titbits gleaned from the Rhone Winemakers, sometimes three sheets to the wind in bars at night with poor English/French translation, was that he needed to start his own winery if he truly wanted to make wines which he enjoyed drinking himself. So, Tim Smith Wines was born, albeit initially as a part time thing supported by day jobs.

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  12. Homemade Bread – there’s nothing Ciabatta 

    Homemade Bread – there’s nothing Ciabatta 

    Good bread aka ‘the staff of life’ is certainly sustaining, comforting and bloody tasty when done well. With most of us spending more time at home, we’ve noticed a lot more baking going on amongst us winedirecties and out there in Facebook and Instaland too.  

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