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Encompassing the watershed of the King River, this is an increasingly important grape growing region, albeit one of extremely varied terrain. The King River joins the Ovens River at Wangaratta and the King Valley region runs south through the Oxley Plains for 25 kilometres (16 miles) to Moyhu before entering a number of narrow valleys with steep, well-timbered hillsides in the foothills of the Alps. At its northern end is Milawa, which is at the lowest point of 155 metres (509 feet). At the southern end is the Whitlands plateau, at 800 metres (2624 feet), one of the highest wine grape growing areas in Australia. It is fertile country capable of producing high yields of good quality grapes across the full spectrum from Chardonnay to Cabernet Sauvignon. The region supplies grapes to an extraordinary number of leading wineries across South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, a factor that has not helped in establishing its identity to the Australian public at large. The region ranges from basically Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • Attended another very good wine tasting at my local retailer last night, this was the way to put on a tasting, knowledgeable staff, lots of food, friendly atmosphere all of which contributed to a very enjoyable evening and most people ended up buying something. Amongst  the highlights were....Stag's Leap Karia Chardonnay, Napa Valley - Tropical,... Read More

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  • Brown Brothers Moscato 2006


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    Wine review by Ndakanatswa

  • Brown Brothers Moscato 2007


    Great! Good flowery nose, sweet but not cloying... Refreshing too! Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim

  • Brown Brothers Tarrango 2005


    Fruit forward with a touch of sweetness and very smooth. Incredibly pleasant, great sipping wine. In fact couldn't see anything NOT going well with it. Read More

    Wine review by blueeyedviolin8

  • Brown Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon Milawa Vineyard 2004


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    Wine review by reinisr

  • Jinks Creek Sangiovese Rouge 2005


    This 2005 has the right amount of age in the bottle, but the brickish edges don't do justice to this great wine. In the mouth acid level feels high but is quickly replaced by a ripe, fruity, robust wine that leaves you wanting another sip. Read More

    Wine review by shepdavid

  • This day began with a trip to Bouchon Bakery for breakfast and coffee for the road, as we were venturing way up north to Dry Creek.  Having met Brendan Malm of Malm Cellars at a tasting in Vegas, he invited us to visit his winery.  We made the trip and met him at the location where his facility will be.  It wa sin the infant stages, with infinit... Read More

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  • Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard Aged Wine Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2002


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    Wine review by PLC666

  • Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard Aged Wine Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2002


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    Wine review by PLC666

  • And here I was, all along, thinking it would be the '07 Shaps "Meritage" that would take it this year.BUT: It was the '07 (an AWESOME year for reds in the Commonwealth) King Family Vineyards Meritage that took home the Governors Cup- the most prized award throughout the now-booming Virginia Wine Industry.I must TRY IT.  Espcially if it's better ... Read More

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