Wine Varietals

While there are thousands of wine selections and brands, six major groups of wine exist – RED, WHITE, ROSE, DESSERT, SPARKLING/CHAMPAGNE and FORTIFIED. The color, flavour and name are determined by the type of grape used, and the fermentation process. A wine can be light, medium or full-bodied. Light-bodied wines are easier on the palate, while full-bodied wines are weightier.

RED WINES

  • Prices range from $120 – $250
  • Production time 4-8 weeks
  • Yields 30 x 750ml bottles (23ltrs)
  • Grape skins packs are included in some 5 week wines and all 8 week wines

Full Bodied Reds ~ Big, bold and pronounced tannins with intense fruit flavours
Amarone, Barolo (Nebbiolo), Baco Noir, Cabernet Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Shiraz, Carmenere , Rosso Grande Excellente, Merlot, Malbec, Malbec Syrah, Meritage, Pinot Noir, Brunello (Sangiovese), Shiraz/Syrah, Super Tuscan, Valpolicella (Valpola), Vieux Chateau du Roi, Zinfandel, Trio Red (Cab Sav, Syrah & Zinfandel)

Smooth Reds ~ Soft, juicy and mild tannins, fruit forward wines
Malbec, Malbec Shiraz, Merlot

Fruity Reds ~ Light, crisp and refreshingly acidic, subtle fruits
Brunello, Chianti, Pinot Noir

WHITE WINES

  • Prices range from $120 – $235
  • Production time 4-8 weeks
  • Yields 30 x 750ml bottles (23ltrs)

Rich White ~ Rich, buttery wines
Chardonnay

Fruity White ~ Soft, Floral, tropical and fruit flavours
Riesling Gewurztraminer, Gewurztraminer, Muller Thurgau, Trio Whites (Pinot Grigio, Sauv Blanc, Muscat), Viognier, Viognier Pinot Gris, 

Crisp White ~ Light, crisp and refreshing! Citrus and fresh green herbs
Chenin Blanc, Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc

ROSÉ

  • Prices range from $130 to $232
  • Production time 4-8 weeks
  • Yields 30 x 750ml bottles (23ltrs)

Can vary from dry to enjoyably sweet! Also very refreshing; enjoying the crispness of a white wine and fruity flavours of a red
French Rose, Pinot Noir Rose, White Zinfandel (Blush),  

DESSERT

  • Prices range from $140 to $180
  • Production time 5 – 8 weeks
  • Yields 11.5ltrs 60 x 375ml bottles

Rich, Lush and full bodied with balanced acidity. Aromatics are distinctive and vary for each sweet wine
Ice wine – Cab Franc

SPARKLING/CHAMPAGNE

  • Prices range from $170 – $235
  • Production time 6-8 weeks
  • Yields 30 bottles
  • Extra cost for carbonation $30

Fine bubbles are produced during second fermentation process. We recommend Chardonnay and Blush Zinfandel wines for Champagne or Sparkling wine.

FORTIFIED

  • Prices range from $140 – $170
  • Production time 9 weeks
  • Yields 11.5ltrs 60 x 375ml bottles

Orange Chocolate Port, Toasted Caramel Port, Coffee Port, Creme Brulee, Sherry.