Wine and Wineries -- Random Notes

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These notes are very fragmentary, and always 'under contruction'. They will also always echo my own preferences and biases.


  • Regions

    • The Loire Valley

      An interesting region of France that produces top quality white wines from Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc, many of which improve with extended aging. Some regions (such as Savennières) are still under-appreciated, so prices (if you can find any!) tend to be more competitive.

  • Producers


  • I know surprisingly little about Italian wines, I'm afraid. Given that wine culture spread over much of Europe thanks to the Romans, I probably should try more Italian wines. It's an adventure I certainly look forward to!
  • Producers

New Zealand

  • Regions

  • Producers

    • Wild Rock Wines -- I've tried their 2005 Gravel Pit Red from the Gimblett Gravels, which was a very good wine for the price. As far as I know, this is the same company and winemakers as Craggy Range, but they produce multi-vineyard blends as opposed to Craggy Range's focussed single-vineyard wines. I talk about their 2004 The Underarm Syrah on my Syrah tasting page.
    • Two Paddocks -- Excellent Pinot Noir from Central Otago.
    • Craggy Range -- top quality single vineyard wines from around NZ.


  • Producers

    • BK Wines -- a small Adelaide Hills winery founded in 2007 "with love not money". I talk about their 2008 Jean Bernard Syrah on my Syrah tasting page.
    • Heritage Estate -- Some really nice wines from the Granite Belt, southern Queensland!

This page last updated Tuesday 25 July 2017.
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