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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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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • 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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  • Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Alamos 2006

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    Alamos is a good quality for the price Malbec, I hope wineries start importing the really good Argentinian Malbec, as Ricardo Santos or Rutini, these are the best. Read More

    Wine review by Matcav


  • Brown Brothers Crouchen Riesling 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by demuire


  • Brown Brothers Crouchen Riesling 2007

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    This is a great riesling - highly recommended Read More

    Wine review by Gouldy


  • Brown Brothers Moscato 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by demuire


  • Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Alamos 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by renold


  • Wines, much like people, tend to be lumped together in broad categories based on over-arching generalizations and limited samples sets. Its just second nature to presuppose that a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc will taste of gooseberries and chilies while one from France will recall minerals and herbs. While these generalizations are right on cert... Read More

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  • Brown Brothers Moscato 2007

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    best moscato, I've ever tased. I'm having really hard time finding this in IL...any recommendations.Thanks Read More

    Wine review by spanishSteps


  • Brown Brothers Tarrango 2005

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    a wonderful and refreshing wine that can stand up to any variety of foods from steak to pasta to sea scallops to a spanakopita! BUT, we loved it best just by itself. A really nice wine eithre slightly chilled or at room temperature. Read More

    Wine review by kandk


  • Symphonia Saperavi King Valley 2006

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    I have finally found a red grape variety that gives shiraz a big 'stand to the side'. I was so impressed with this wine and its rich blueberry and blackberry flavours! I can't wait to have more of it. Read More

    Wine review by emperor3au


  • Brown Brothers Moscato 2007

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    better than any moscato i tasted so far. refreshing and sweet, best chiller after a hot day under the sun!!! Read More

    Wine review by minikoo


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