Taste of Heathcote 6-Pack $215 – Nova 100 radio station promotional pack.
The Heathcote Women in Wine group, a collaboration arising from the covid pandemic, have hand-selected a special wine from their range as a “taste” of the exceptional wines that are produced not only from their individual wineries but also from the Heathcote region. The pack includes:
1 x 2018 Silver Spoon Estate ‘Menage a Trois’ GSM (750ml)
1 x 2019 Armstead Estate ‘Lakeside’ Marsanne (750ml)
1 x 2016 Vinea Marson Sangiovese (750ml)
1 x 2020 Farmer & the Scientist Pinot Grigio (750ml)
1 x 2015 Munari Wines ‘Lady’s Pass’ Shiraz (750ml)
1 x 2018 Sanguine Estate ‘Inception’ Shiraz (750ml)
Price includes delivery Australia wide (excludes remote areas).
Very dense purple hue, strong aromas of black fruits spice and dried herbs with an alluring smoky oak in the background. A mouthwatering array of rich blackberry fruit balanced with a distinct spice and pepper in the fore. A dense and intense vintage of Inception that will definitely reward the patient.
2018 Silver Spoon Estate ‘Menage a Trois’ GSM
The Ménage a Trois GSM is a blend of our dry grown vineyard grapes, including 55% Grenache, 25% Shiraz and 20% Mourvedre. The wine is ruby red and medium bodied, with bright floral aromas of rose petals and lavender. The front palate has lifted red fruits including raspberries and cherries, and there are hints of chocolate, plum, sour cherry and spice on the finish. A great wine for any occasion.
2019 Armstead Estate ‘Lakeside’ Marsanne
Stunning fruit from a block of 15 year old Marsanne plantings in Colbinabbin, located on the backs of the Waranga- Mallee Irrigation Channel. The fruit was handpicked on 22 February, after two very hot weeks, and then processed the following day. The whole bunches were lightly pressed to avoid potentially oily Marsanne characteristics and to promote freshness. Fermented in stainless steel, the wine was then transferred in to three old French oak Barriques. Partial Malolactic fermentation, result in buttery and rounded characteristics with some held back to promote freshness. The wine was racked off lees, then cold stabalised. Bottling took place in early September. A full bodied Marsanne, with flavours of apricot, honey and quince.
2016 Vinea Marson Sangiovese
Crushed, cold maceration for 7 days, inoculation and natural fermentation, 10% of juice was saigneed, fermentation and maceration over 30 – 40 days, maturation in French barriques (20% new) for 12 months, fined, filtered. An astonishing number of 13 clones employed, which bring an extraordinary degree of complexity and savouriness to the finished wine. Feel the sun and the earth, the black cherries, charcuterie, leather and earth. Sour cherry, cherry pip resonates on the palate which is taut, savoury and wild. An Italian-Australian’s glorious ode to sangiovese.
2020 Farmer & the Scientist Pinot Grigio
Pinto Grigio was harvested from a small planting perched upon the prized red soils of the Heathcote Mt Camel range. A single batch was fermented to dryness, then bottled fresh – ready in time for spring. The warm climate influence produces juicy stone fruit flavours in Pinto Grigio. The wine is dry with light spice, calm acidity, and a zingy fresh finish.
2015 Munari Wines ‘Lady’s Pass’ Shiraz
Brilliant deep-red in colour. Showing fresh, bright fruits and bramble, coffee and cocoa notes concurrently. Cedar spice provides the backbone to this wine adding a more savory edge. With the richness of blackberry conserve, the mid palate is ripe, elegant and well rounded. Brimming with dark plush berries, cooking spices and anise, the fresh acidity combine with seamless tannins produce an attractive and enduring finish.
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.