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  1. Chalk Hill Wines First Harvest & Grape Stomp Day

    Chalk Hill Wines First Harvest & Grape Stomp Day

    Chalk Hill Wines launched their very first harvest and grape stomp day, inviting wine lovers to get their feet dirty.

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  2. Chalk Hill Wines Deck Bar and Small Batch Release

    Chalk Hill Wines Deck Bar and Small Batch Release

    Recently, Dan and Jess ventured up the hill (if you have been there before, you know what we are talking about) for the opening of the NEW Chalk Hill Deck Bar, as well as tasting their fifth small batch release, the 2021 Chalk Hill SBR Grüner Veltliner.

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  3. Giving Curator Wine Co. a Hand

    Giving Curator Wine Co. a Hand

    We put on our hats, shorts and cowboy boots to give Curator Wine Co. a hand with their 2021 vintage… and to learn a thing or two about winemaking from a seasoned veteran!

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  4. Manser Wines 2021 Vintage

    Manser Wines 2021 Vintage

    A cracker of a day was had by all as we went out to take part in the 2021 Manser Family Wines vintage!

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  5. Wine & Chocolate Pairing with Steven ter Horst

    Wine & Chocolate Pairing with Steven ter Horst

    Wine and chocolate were invented for alleviating troubles and providing us with moments of happiness. Back in the 18th century, both wine and chocolate became known as the 'elixirs of life'. In light of Valentine’s Day (and love) Wine Guru, Ali teamed up with Steven Ter Horst, Chocolatier extraordinaire to pair some wines with his indulgent chocolates.

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  6. A Sneak Peek at Chalk Hill Collective’s New Venue

    A Sneak Peek at Chalk Hill Collective’s New Venue

    Chalk Hill Wines has teamed up with Never Never Distilling Co. and VPO (Vera Pizza Oztalia) to open an exciting new venue in McLaren Vale called Chalk Hill Collective.

    A lovely 45-minute drive from the Adelaide CBD, the long windy gravel driveway opens up to an impressive view of the McLaren Vale region. We grabbed a sneak peek, pre-viewing the venue with family and friends last Saturday Feb 8th 2020.


    With a choice between gin and/or wine, and a mix of mouthwatering Italian Street food and a view to

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  7. Pruning at Tomich After the Fires

    Pruning at Tomich After the Fires

    Last Friday (24-01-2020), Matt visited Tomich Wines, who lost about a third of their vineyards in the recent Cuddle Creek Fires, to help out pruning some of the fire-ravaged vines.


    Matt spent a lot of time pruning when he made wine over a decade ago in WA and said that on average, it normally takes 2-3 min per vine to prune, but in this instance it was taking them up to 8 minutes on each, with some vines needing to be cut off 10 inches from the base. “It was challenging pruning, cutting away the deadwood and prioritising the remaining growth with the hope of finding some healthy vines.” says Matt.


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  8. Sidewood Estate's Beautiful New Cellar Door

    Sidewood Estate's Beautiful New Cellar Door

    Adelaide Hills winery, Sidewood Estate previewed its new cellar door, cidery and restaurant on River Road, Hahndorf last week to industry friends. Situated next to the well-known Apple Shed, the venue is perfect for anyone wanting to spend a lazy arvo in Hahndorf or the surrounding Adelaide Hills.

     WD & Sidewood crew

    A short drive from the Adelaide CBD, Sidewood Estate is located on a 50-acre working orchard, alongside a working sheep farm. The venue not only has delightful wine and cider but, delicious food, including wood oven pizza and other Italian dishes, with a spectacular view to match.

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  9. New Italian Wine Imports

    New Italian Wine Imports

    Our Italian Imports have landed!

    We tasted hundreds of wines earlier this year at the massive German Trade wine fair, Prowein, at the Italian wine expo Vinitaly and throughout various Italian wine regions. Overseas we tasted and reviewed the wines at least twice and then we did it all again as a panel back in Australia, tasting and reviewing the best wines from those shortlisted for consideration. We settled on a very select few - just the 17 superb wines which are now in stock. Drum roll please…

    Here’s a little info on each of the wineries from which we have chosen to import these beautiful wines:

    Ca’ de Lion is a boutique producer which has been based in the Piedmont since 1655, making wine for many, many years. We’ve chosen to start with two of their brilliant Barberas from Asti. These are exceptional examples of Barbera and we

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  10. Urban Wine Walk 2018 Wine-Down

    Urban Wine Walk 2018 Wine-Down

    Done and dusted for another year, the Adelaide edition of the Urban Wine Walk proved solid success as thrones of vino fiends trampled through the East End of Adelaide to experience a range of current wines on offer from some of the country's finest, including plenty of local talent. One of our WD family members Elspeth Love walked a purple stained mile on behalf of us at sampling a variety of wines. Some boutique, some well known, some less known, most of them excellent. El's pic for the day: Ministry of Clouds 2017 McLaren Vale Tempranillo Grenache Here are some snaps she took on the day. Don't be jealous.

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  11. Tag us on Insta - win wine...

    Tag us on Insta - win wine...

    Just like great food and bad jokes, we believe the joy of wine should be shared... If you like snapping a pic of your favourite glass of vino, all you have to do is upload it to Instagram, tag and use the hashtag #winedirectpic to be in the running for a free six pack of wine.

    [caption id="attachment_2126" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Instagram: Use #winedirectpic[/caption] Whether it’s a cracker of a food and wine combo or a snap of your favourite purchase from us featuring your pet donkey, we don’t mind so long as it’s got wine in it! We’ll choose the winning photo based on how much it made us laugh, cry or tell our friends about it in the last week of each month.
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  12. Wine supplied by for Everyday Gourmet Season 8

    Wine supplied by for Everyday Gourmet Season 8

    Here at we're more than chuffed to announce that we've supplied the wines for the 8th season of 'Everyday Gourmet' featuring ex-Masterchef and renowned television chef, Justine Schofield! The series is aired on Channel Ten, Australia. To stay in touch with the series, head to the Everyday Gourmet site. [caption id="attachment_2076" align="alignnone" width="625"] Everyday Gourmet with Justine Schofield[/caption]

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