Strange Bird Wines
Beyond Chardonnay. Beyond Shiraz there are the Granite Belt's magnificent alternitive varietal wines. Our Starnge Birds. Pursue the Strange Birds and discover wines you've never tasted. Wines that delight the senses and quench your desire for something new and exciting.
To be called an "alternative" a variety must represent not more that 1% of the total bearing vines in Australia as defined by the Australian Wine and Brandy corporation. Enjoyed in Europe for generations these alternative varieties are now emerging as Australian favourites due to their ability to match perfectly with food. Capture a Strange Bird and take it home today.
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Bright and aromatic with floral, stone fruit and sea spray aromas. The palate is soft and smooth with a creamy undertone from the partial barrel fermentation.
This Sparkling Vermentino is the second release for Golden Grove Estate following on from the success of the first. Winemaker Ray Costanzo has crafted a sparkling wine that reflects the positive fruity characters of Vermentino all wrapped in a textural full flavoured wine.
A fresh zippy style of Durif with a lifted red berry fruit nose and hints of cedar. Lush and fruity on the front palate with blueberry and raspberry notes while firm but supple tannins drive the finish.
A rich full bodied red with a nose packed full of spicy dark berry fruit with Smokey/savory undertones and a touch of oak.
A modern rendition of a Sicilian classic that is good to go now or tuck away for the next five years. 100% naturally fermented from indigenous yeast imparting a nose of cherries, raspberries and red forest fruits.
A medium bodied style of Tempranillo made for early consumption. Juicy whole bunch fruit with a savoury palate for extreme drinkability!!
Gold Medal - 2019 Australian Small Winemakers Show
The Little white box is a wine dedicated to Granite Belt alternative variety pioneer Sam Costanzo, A huge fan of Grenache he grafted over 2 rows of Merlot to this majestic variety with the view of creating a Granite Belt Grenache in the classic form.