Tag: Queensland

Golden Grove Wines

When I heard that Golden Grove’s 2018 Barbera won champion wine, and their 2019 Vermentino a gold medal, at the Courier Mail Queensland Wine Awards earlier this year, I couldn’t help but make a beeline for my laptop to get online and order a few bottles. After all, there’s nothing better than discovering a new…
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Bernie’s Blend 2017 Review

Pyramids Road

A tree change may sound blissful, if not idyllic to those of us who become jaded by the traffic snarls of a peak hour commute or the hectic pace of 21st century business life but to former Sunshine Coast locals, Warren and Sue Smith, it was a dream that was to become a reality when…
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Preston Peak

Maybe I’m becoming sentimental as middle age takes its grip, but when I recently learned that a cellar door outlet for a Granite Belt Winery has opened a few hundred metres from my childhood home, I couldn’t help but feel a wistful longing for a return to my childhood stomping ground – even if it…
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Gold Coast Wine Snobs

Are Queensland wines good enough to serve to international visitors during the April 2018 Commonwealth Games? If you ask the Queensland Wine Makers from the Granite Belt around Stanthorpe, they’ll probably tell you that their wines are not just the equal of their southern counterparts, but even better! So the umbrage of local producers was…
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Robert Channon, Verdelho 2015 Review

Robert Channon, Verdelho 2015

One of Australia’s most underrated white wine grapes must surely be the Portuguese import, Verdelho. It’s a style which for some reason is mainly used for blending in dry white blends, such as Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. But with the intensity of flavour and the delicious overtones of lime and honeysuckle, I reckon it’s an…
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Pyramids Road 2016 Petit Verdot

Pyramids Road Winery nurtures

Founders of Pyramids Road Winery, Warren and Sue Smith are certainly not your average school teachers. Having left their calling to plant a vineyard in 1999, these educators are far from stereotypical vignerons and some might suggest, perhaps might harbour just a touch of inner hippie! Though both Warren and Sue work the vineyard, these…
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Captains Paddock, Shiraz Merlot Cabernet 2012 Review

Captains Paddock, Shiraz Merlot Cabernet 2012

I’d never heard of Captains Paddock Winery until a friend recently returned from a work trip to Kingaroy and hastily thrust a bottle of their 2012 Shiraz Merlot Cabernet in my direction. My research suggests that the winery is only 8 kms north-east of Kingaroy and offers a cellar door outlet, café and a B&B…
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