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An area steeped in history, vines came to Rutherglen with the gold rush of the 1850s. When the rest of Victoria went into a decline in the face of the move to fortified wine production, the north-east came into its own, notwithstanding the onslaught of phylloxera around the turn of the century. Grand brick buildings and wineries such as Fairfield, Mount Prior, All Saints and Gehrig Estate speak of the prosperity of late Victorian era, the glory days of the last third of the 19th century but so, too, do the humble galvanised iron wineries of present icons such as Morris and Chambers’ Rosewood. The climate is strongly continental, with very hot summer days and cold nights. The growing season can be threatened at one end by spring frosts that are exacerbated by cold air blowing down from the mountains to the south, and at the other end by the abrupt arrival of autumn rain. But when conditions are favourable, the exceptionally high sugar levels needed for fortified wines (and which power the full bodied red table wines) are attained. The great fortified wines for which the region is famous are grown on a band of loam on the lower slopes of the gentle local hills. Indeed, it is locally called Rutherglen loam, Read more »

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  • Muscat Blanc À Petits Grains

    History of the grape: From Greece, Muscat was brought into Crimea in the Soviet Union where it was spread into what i...

  • Muscadelle

    It is unclear how Muscadelle made its way to Australia. The country has been famous for its excellent sweet wines sin...

  • Muscat

    History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires gre...

  • 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...

  • Petite Sirah

    History of the grape: Petite Syrah is often confused with its parent grape, Syrah, but it has been identified as a se...

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  • Stephen hasn't shown here in awhile, but would be curious about his ... ... Shiraz, to classic honeyed Rutherglen Stickies. Happy hunting! *Please note wines are in the warehouse and will be available Wednesday, 2/21.*John McIlwain Click to view up-to-date inventory on our website →Barossa Valley Estate 1996 Barossa Sparkling Shiraz E & E  |  ... Read More

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  • GregDean is a good bloke and yes does make some good wineUnfortunately history ... Western for spicy shiraz, rutherglen for ports, muscats and TokaysNSW has Hunter Valley with its fabulous semillons, and a number of other regions with very good shiraz and chardonnay.Canberra [ACT] has superb riesling and cool climate shirazTasmania is our spar... Read More

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  • Rochford Winery hosts the biggest annual concert event in the Yarra Valley, A ... now. 88.Rochford Muscat NV, RutherglenRochford also produced a sticky with grapes from Rutherglen, the Victorian region renown for its Tokays, Muscats and ports (as well as Durif). I did not take a detailed tasting note, but recall this to be well-representative ... Read More

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  • And when you do drink it, report back, please.  Rutherglen Liquer Muscat is certainly well thought of by Oz Clarke. Read More

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  • Dear Magtrev,indeed Saxonvale is long gone. I remember visiting them in 1982 ... the Muscat originates from Rutherglen, and it is now 40 to 60 years old, and hopefully is in drinkable condition, then it is actually worth a bit as a curio, perhaps at auction. About A$50 to A$200 depending on condition and the market that you auction it in.I wou... Read More

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  • DMCKER,there are a couple of Steven Harvey's in Australia, however I ... ... anything from Beechworth, Rutherglen fortifieds, Coonawarra Cabernet &Shiraz, Barossa reds, Eden Valey&Clare Vallety Riesling, Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir, Chardonnay et al,Mclaren Vale reds, Margaret River Cabernet/Merlot, Chardonnay and SSB, Great Southern, Riesling,C... Read More

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  • I am another Aussie and I think you may have drunk your Leeuwin too young, or ... then a several day trip to Rutherglen, the Alpine Valleys, then fly to Canberra, and a few days tasting there, then fly to Sydney and off to the Hunter Valley for about 3 days. ... and you still will not have seen 1/2 of Australian wine. If you make it as far as ... Read More

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