Some Australian wine labels haven’t aged well, but more recent creative designs reflect a globalised country and reveal much about our emerging winemaking terroir, write Moya Costello and Robert James Smith.
A wine auction is being organised to raise funds for InDaily wine writer Philip White as he undergoes intensive treatment after being diagnosed with cancer.
New cellar doors and a swag of major trophies is helping to put the Langhorne Creek wine region on the map for a growing number of tourists.
South Australia’s latest cellar doors range from an architect-designed modern building fashioned from four shipping containers in Langhorne Creek to a refurbished barrel room in a 128-year-old Barossa Valley icon.
Afternoons spent mucking around with discarded wine barrels in the backyard shed inspired a father and daughter team from the Barossa to launch an innovative homewares business with a twist.
Philip White recommends the first solo wines of winemaker Liz Heidenreich, who’s doing her own thing having left Clare’s Sevenhill Cellars.
Philip White has a privileged wallow through the top end of the new Penfolds Collection – including the 2014 Grange – wondering just how high those prices can go.
Just a few months after launching its new Gather at Coriole restaurant, McLaren Vale’s Coriole Vineyard has now opened a Farm Shop which also offers tastings, museum flights and cheese plates that can be enjoyed in the winery grounds.
Philip White has been playing Brahms and The Ramones with the Pikes.
Langhorne Creek winery Bleasdale Vineyards has continued its incredible awards season, winning the coveted Max Schubert Trophy for Most Outstanding Red Wine at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show.