6 Wineries of Heathcote ‘Festival’ 6-Pack $189
Another victim of the 2020 Covid19 pandemic was the cancellation of our beloved Heathcote Wine and Food Festival held at the regions showgrounds annually. One of the benefits of attending the Festival that will be missed by some, is the ability to buy individual bottles from several different wineries. Problem solved! The Heathcote Women in Wine group have hand-selected a wine that would have had a special promotion at this years cancelled festival. The pack includes:
1 x 2018 Silver Spoon Estate ‘The Monster’ Shiarz (750ml)
1 x 2018 Armstead Estate ‘Roxy’s Paddock’ Shiraz (750ml)
1 x 2016 Munari Wines ‘Gunpicker’ Shiraz Cabernet (750ml)
1 x 2017 Farmer & Scientist Tempranillo (750ml)
1 x 2015 Vinea Marson Sangiovese (750ml)
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Tasting Notes and reviews:
Very deep dark red hue, showing great concentration. A warm vintage shining through with an array of berries. Cherry standing proudly amongst the usual pepper and spices that the Sanguine vineyard throws up. Probably the smoothest early release Progeny to date with mouth filling richness and softening tannin with just a hint of oak in the background, as all good Progeny’s before it. Enjoy now as Progeny is designed, but as history shows most Sanguine shiraz can go the distance.
2021 Halliday Wine Companion – 94 points | Winestate’s 2019 Mainfreight World’s Greatest Syrah & Shiraz Challenge – 4.5 Stars | The Real Review 2020 – 4 Stars Silver Medal | The Real Review – Huon Hooke Top Value Reds | Wine Showcase Magazine 2019 – Silver Medal
2018 The Monster Shiraz: A full-bodied wine with deep garnet red colour with grapes sourced from our Estate’s dry-grown vineyards in the heart of Heathcote. There are lashings of dark cherries, blood plum and vanilla on the nose with cedar, mocha, chocolate and cinnamon on the palate. The finish is soft and long with oak and fruit singing in harmony, yet retaining an elegant balance. A great pairing with char grilled steak or a rack of lamb. Put a MONSTER in your wine cellar!
2018 Armstead Estate ‘Roxy’s Paddock’ Shiraz – (click here to buy this individual wine – you will be redirected to Armstead Estate’s website)
Shiraz fruit from four premium vineyards running North to South along the Heathcote Faultline were blended to create this ‘Cambrian Rise’ Shiraz. Using a combination of French (45%) and American (55%) oak Barriques, using 20% new American oak. All barrels were allowed to go through Malolactic fermentation in mid-2018. Juicy black raspberry, sage and allspice. Opulent mulberries, spectacular structural integrity with a dense, silken finish.
2016 Munari Wines ‘Gunpicker’ Shiraz Cabernet – (click here to buy this individual wine – you will be redirected to Munari Wines website)
A blend of Shiraz (60%) and Cabernet (40%) is ruby in colour, bright and smells of summer berry fruits, strawberries, raspberries, musk sweets and freshly baked pastries. There is an underlying black olive, herbal element credited to the Cabernet.
This medium bodied wine has an explosive, fruit driven and concentrated mid palate highlighting the red fruit characteristics. The tannins are firm and grippy both adding texture and hinting at the youthfulness of this wine.
2021 Halliday Wine Companion – 94 points
2017 Farmer & Scientist Tempranillo – (click here to buy this individual wine – you will be redirected to Farmer & the Scientist’s website)
Following the success of our 2015 Tempranillo – ‘Best Mediterranean wine’ 2016 Victorian Wine Show – we release our much anticipated next vintage. Heathcote has again rewarded us with rich purple fruits, dark cherry, light spice and supple tannins. It’s the wine we love, as each glass is easy, exciting and super rewarding. One of those varieties that simply
needs to be on your radar.
2015 Vinea Marson Sangiovese – (click here to buy this individual wine – you will be redirected to Vinea Marson’s website)
Vinea Marson was amongst the first to plant Sangiovese in the Heathcote region, in fact it was the impetus for Mario Marson and the family’s move from the Yarra Valley some 20 years ago. Now the multi clonal plantings produce wines of elegance and complexity, and regularly gain acclaim, including 95 Points from the Real Review for this 2015 vintage:
‘Dried cherries, worn leather and cured meat aromatics. The palate has the same cherry note but more vibrant. Lines of dried earth, terracotta and mountain herbs intersecting with acid drive and tannic grip. Lots of depth and presence making for an intriguing glass. Drives deep and lingers long. ’95 Points – Stuart Knox – The Real Review
More about the Heathcote Women in Wine group A group of 6 women from the Heathcote region joined forces during the first Victorian lockdown to bring virtual wine tastings to a live audience on facebook Live and Zoom. A united regional front to keep in contact with our customers and provide a form of entertainment while the state was in isolation. The group loved working together so what started as virtual online tastings morphed into bricks and mortar with the development of a Cellar Door trail where the group supported each other with the new Covid safety practices and developed a combined cellar door booking system. Below is a bio of each of these incredible women:
Jodi Marsh of Sanguine Estate: Jodi has a degree In Business (majoring in Accounting) and has been managing her families wine business “Sanguine Estate” in Heathcote since 2002. Prior to being Involved In the wine Industry she was a Management Consultant commencing her career at PwC followed by employment at Deloitte Australia during the dot.com boom where assisted virtual businesses prepare strategic plans and raise capital. It was during her time at Deloitte, that her father and mother purchased land In Heathcote and shortly thereafter, found herself planting vines on weekends. What started as a hobby farm, quickly grew and due to the Incredible sell out success of their first vintage of wine in just 3 days In 2000, Jodi together with her family, have grown the business from producing 500 dozen to 10,000 dozen annually. In 2006, Jodi undertook an Intensive leadership and marketing course that shifted her focus to creating wine experiences resulting in annual sell out events such as the Sanguine Estate Music Festival (finalist In the Victorian Tourism awards) and Annual Family Dinners.
Madeleine Marson of Vinea Marson: Madeleine’s passion for Italian history and culture has found a new path in the family’s wine business, Vinea Marson, where she has been instrumental in establishing the family’s award winning cellar door and working in marketing and trade since 2015. However Madeleine’s true calling lies in the winery, where she has been working with her father Mario to produce Vinea Marson’s Italian & French varietals since 2017. Madeleine is currently undertaking wine science studies at Charles Sturt University and was recently awarded the Victorian Wine Show Travel Scholarship to investigate the impact of climate change on the production of Sangiovese in Tuscany. Whilst current restrictions mean her vintage and research project in Italy is on hold until 2021, she is looking forward to sharing Vinea Marson’s signature Sangiovese with you as we delve into the potential for Mediterranean / alternative varieties in the Heathcote wine region.
Emily Kinsman of Armstead Estate: After 5 years working as a lawyer in a large Commercial Legal Firm in Melbourne, Emily decided to take a huge tree and career change. Having a passion for wine and appetite for adventure, Emily and her husband Tom “stumbled” across Armstead Estate, a boutique winery on the banks of Lake Eppalock, by boat, instantly falling in love with the unique lakeside setting and exceptional wines.
After taking over Armstead Estate in July 2017, Emily and Tom’s first vintage was 2018. Since then, they have continued to make wine from their unique one-acre lakeside vineyard, as well as sourcing fruit from unique low cropped vineyards throughout the Heathcote region, carefully developing each varietal’s individual flavour and expression of site. In 2020, Emily worked alongside Rob Ellis at Hanging Rock Winery, developing her skills and experimenting with different winemaking techniques.
India Munari is the Assistant Winemaker & General Manager at Munari Wines. Located in the prestigious region of Heathcote she has a passion to promote the region and is also a board member for Heathcote Tourism & Development. Juggling day to day operations, marketing campaigns and making wine isn’t as tough as it sounds when she’s doing something she loves. She also enjoys delivering easy to understand wine training in a fun and informal way and getting those new to wine engaged and excited.
In the past, after extensive training to become a Wine Ambassador for Pernod Ricard Winemakers she worked with well loved brands such as Jacob’s Creek, Stoneleigh & Campo Viejo and travelled the country providing product training to bar and wait staff, hosting wine dinners, consumer tasting, attending trade shows and delivering training programs.
Jess Dwyer: Farmer & The Scientist comprises Brian (the Farmer), Jess (the scientist) Dwyer and their two young children Charlie and Hadleigh (currently undecided career wise). Before those extra staff members came along, Brian and Jess worked in viticulture – Brian managing vineyards and Jess as a vineyard operator and cellar hand in a large winery whilst completing a science degree at night/weekends. Between working in Heathcote and the Barrossa the winemaking dream cemented itself.
In 2013 Farmer & The Scientist began farming a 20 acre vineyard and undertook its first vintage of handpicked, foot-stomped, hand-pressed, small-batch – and every other hand, foot, small, borrowed you can think of – Shiraz & Tempranillo. The vineyard was the comfortable, skilled space, the wines the journey. The size and range have since grown, utilising 6 grape varietals and offering 8 wines. Notable mentions include Top Class Awards for their Tempranillo & Shiraz, Double Gold for the Pinot Grigio, and Gold for the Barrel Select Shiraz.
Tracie Young: In 2008, Tracie Young together with her husband Peter realised their dream of running and owning a winery. What started as a hobby soon turned into a full-time business! The intended 100% off-grid lifestyle property Silver Spoon Estate quickly grew into a profitable and significant business, with a 250-acre vineyard, winery and residence. As Peter transitioned into a full-time winemaker, Tracie embraced what it meant to own a winery; responsible for day-to-day operations of the business, vineyard management, assisting in the winery and setting up the cellar door. Twelve years on, Tracie brings her 30-years’ experience in corporate sales and marketing, “can do” attitude and passion for wine to Silver Spoon Estate; devoting her time to promoting the brand online through the website, social media, networking and managing the cellar door. Her innovative ideas and understanding the importance of the customer journey, coupled with her enthusiasm in sharing her love of wine with others contribute to Silver Spoon Estate’s success.
Heathcote Women in Wine Cellar Door Trail
Due to uncertainty with COVID19, we recommend you make a booking or call ahead.
Click here to be directed to the combined booking system (Note: Armstead Estate is currently going through renovations and is expected to be taking guests again in approx Oct 2020. Farmer & the Scientist do not currently have a cellar door).
Missed the Virtual LIVE tasting? Don’t worry here is a link to the recording. Two of the wines listed in this pack
Important Coronavirus Delivery notice: for suburbs Australia wide directly serviced by Fastway Couriers it appears that most wine orders are being delivered in their normal service window however for other suburbs eg outer metropolitan and rural areas where Fastway uses Australia Post as their On Freight forwarder delays have been significant.