To mark the last day of April and entering the final month of Autumn, nearby Mt Buller received it’s first dusting for the season with more expected in the coming days. Hopefully an early good sign of things to come.
Of course the onset of the colder weather means it’s time to stock up on lots of lovely, warming reds to enjoy on those chilly winter evenings. There’s nothing nicer than gathering around a cosy fire with good friends and family, a nice hot casserole or thick home-made soup, and a delicious drop of red.
Shiraz and Cab/Sauv are always popular, and we’ve bolstered our stocks with two new wines, plus a new vintage of an existing line.
Welcome on board Maygars Hill from near Longwood in the Strathbogie district. Jenny Houghton’s medal winning 2012 Shiraz (Gold at the Victorian Wine Show) and 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (Silver at Dookie Wine show and rated 90pts by James Halliday) are bigger style reds just perfect for this time of year.
From Sedona Estate we have just received their new release 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Auslese’ which is their premium drop, and according to Sonja and Paul from Sedona, the first of three incredible years for quality wine from the area.
Another top variety to enjoy in the cooler months is Merlot. There are plenty of very average Merlot’s out there, but this region produces some exceptionally rich, but elegant styles, of which the Sedona 2010 is a standout. We also have a Buxton Ridge with huge earthy flavours, a lighter, smoother Philip Lobley 2011, and 2010 Mt Cathedral. All superb examples of the style.
Easter and Anzac weekends were very busy and enjoyable, with many people taking the extra 3 days break to enjoy a double dose of long weekends. The Day on High Wine, Food, and Music festival was brilliant, with hundreds of people enjoying a fine day outdoors with so much great wine and food on offer.
Sunday’s Upper Goulburn Winegrowers Association Long Lunch was nothing short of spectacular, with a 6 course degustation coupled with fine wines from the Mansfield region. Barramundi, Kangaroo, and Alpacca were just some of the courses served, just a treat with the matching wines.
So stay warm, stay well, and we look forward to the opening of the ski season on Queen’s Birthday weekend at Mt Buller, and in the meantime, enjoy a glass of red in keeping with the season.