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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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Syrah

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

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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...

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  • 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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  • Nugan Estate Sauvignon Blanc King Valley Frasca's Lane 2003


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    Wine review by Atkdav

  • Redbank Wines Pinot Gris King Valley Sunday Morning 2005


    This is a great Aussie Pinot Gris, crisp, light (not to light) and a fruitful aftertaste that lingers on the tongue...great summer bbq wine. Read More

    Wine review by Marshall412

  • Brown Brothers Moscato 2007


    Thoroughly enjoyable and completely inexpensive. Sweet, sweet apple and lime, slightly fizzy, beautiful amber appearance, and low alcohol volume means finishing the bottle was not a problem. Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley

  • For CA Snoothers ... I just got the following email content from Siduri Wines & Novy Family Winery. It is a he** of a deal all bottles are $16.21 in the honor of the first thanksgiving.-----------------------------------------------------------------------The first Thanksgiving was held in 1621 in Plymouth, MA with 53 Pilgrims in attendance alo... Read More

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  • Brown Brothers Crouchen Riesling 2007


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    Wine review by demuire

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