Calais

+61 2 49987654 Palmers Lane
Pokolbin, 2320
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Calais Estate is more than just a vineyard. It is a completely self-contained boutique winery that manages all aspects of the winemaking process from the growing and harvesting of its own grapes, through to the creation of its broad range of traditional wines and rare varietals. There are twenty acres of working vineyard, which are planted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Semillon and Chardonnay. Selected parcels of premium quality fruit is also sourced from other first-class vineyards. Calais Estate boasts one of the largest collections of quality boutique wines in the Hunter Valley. From its 20 acres of working vineyard, and superior parcels of grapes sourced from selected vineyards around the country, Calais produces a remarkable range of fine wines to suit every palate. The Calais Estate Range includes wines of the more traditional styles including Shiraz, Semillon, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir, as well as the more rare varietal of Chambourcin, Vioginer and Petit Verdot not often found in the Hunter Valley.

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  • Verdelho

    History of the grape: Verdelho has existed on the island of Madeira in Portugal at least as far back as the 15th cent...

  • Traminer

  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

  • Chambourcin

    Little is known about the exact parentage of Chambourcin. It was a hybrid developed by Joannes Seibel in the Loire Va...

  • 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...

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  • DMUCKER  I only bid on this lot at the auction site because it was from ... ... from a shop in  in Calais although it was also a 200 Read More

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  • Remy Pannier Rose d'Anjou 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine for 4 euros the last time I was in Calais.Rose D'Anjou is an AOC created in 1964 [ although viticulture has gone on here since at least the Romans ]for rose wines from 150 communes around the town of Angers in the Loire valley,the same area as for the general Anjou AOC.The predominant grape used is grolleau although... Read More

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  • I also like desert wines but I do not want to make all the Americans on the ... ... me only 10 Euros in a Calais hypermarket. It is usually more expensive in the UK however. I have bought a couple on the auction site thoughwww.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/82167www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/80826www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/74082M... Read More

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  • This evening I went to the late night Prom concert at the Albert Hall and heard ... that only cost 10 euros in Calais it was very nice. It was sweet like honey or syrup with plenty of an apricot,peach and vanilla style fruit and an acidic citrus finish. In other words it was a typical Sauternes but very good value for mon Read More

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  • Prince de Saint-Aubin Sauternes 2011

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    I bought this bottle of wine for 10 euros the last time I was in Calais.Sauternes is a prestigious appellation for sweet white wines from around the tiny village of that name close to the town of Langon on the west bank of the river Garonne about 25 miles south of the City of Bordeaux.The sweetness arises because of using late harvest grapes aff... Read More

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  • Hello, I like wine. I'm originally from the UK though I've lived in and worked in Rome for the last 21 years. My father has been a research chemist and French-wine collector for considerably longer, hence my education in wine starting at an early age.My favourite white wines are Inzolia, Malvasia, and Muscat. While my favourite reds are Nero di ... Read More

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  • Jean Baptiste Thibault la Duchesne Sancerre Rouge 2013

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop the last time I was in Calais for 10 euros.Sancerre is an AOC created in 1936 [although viticulture here goes back to at least the Romans] for white wines made of the sauvignon blanc grape from 15 communes around the small hilltop town of that name on the west bank of the Loire river about 80 miles south... Read More

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  • Every year the group of which I am a member [the London BMW Club] have a ... ... rode it to and  from Calais  via the normal roads as opposed to the Route Paiges partly to avoid the extra expense and partly to see more of the country.Most of the others took the easier option of Route Paige and the Cherbourg or Dieppe crossin Read More

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  • Texas Roussanne Tasted Blind Against California and France - Comes Out ... Vineyard92012 Calais Winery, La Cuvee Principale, THP$22.17 102012 Eden Hill Vineyard, Oswald Vineyard, Texas Oswald Vineyard112012 Sobon Estate, Amador Co., CA$16.99Second non-Texan122011 Donkey & Goat, Stonecrusher, El Dorado$32.99Third non-Texan THP = Texas High Plain... Read More

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  • It was indeed a great trip although I did get rained on a couple of timesI have ... Vouvray Demi-Sec 2010In the Calais supermarket I bought three bottles ofPrince de Saint-Aubin Sauternes by Yvon Mau 2011 When I get around to drinking this lot I will write up reviews on here &nbs Read More

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