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.
An extraordinarily vibrant full bodied wine with intense purple hues and a deep cherry red appearance. The nose is full of ripe red berry fruits with a touch of Blackberry and cedar oak. The palate is full of sweet ripe fruit, plush chalky tannins and that characteristic crisp Barbera acidity.
A classic example of a Granite Belt style, with plenty of spicy ripe fruit, white pepper and a touch of oak on the nose. The palate is very delicate and focused with juicy ripe fruit in perfect balance with oak, tannins and acidity.
A big rich dense wine with deep red/purple hues and a nose of blueberry, licorice and some Asian spice and a sprinkling of oak. The palate is full of rich, sweet fruit, firm ripe chalky tannins that persist on the palate carrying the fruit along for the ride.
Originating from Sicily, This variety reflects the hard working heritage of our family. The 2016 Nero D'Avola has a nose of cherries, raspberries and red forest fruits with an underlying hint of sweet oak. The palate is soft and succulent with bursts of perfumed sweet fruit all in perfect harmony with the fine grain French oak, and chalky tannins.
A medium bodied style of Tempranillo made for early consumption. Fresh cherry and red berry fruit on the nose while the palate is soft, silky and savory with lashings of sweet fruit, crunchy acidity and mouthwatering tannins. \
James Halliday 95 Points!!
This is a rich textured traditional Sardinian style of Vermentino.The nose is full of spicy floral tones, citrus blossom, pear and hints of oak while the palate is rich and full with a creamy texture and a long persistent finish. This wine has been further enhanced and enriched through the partial use of natural fermentation in new oak.
95 Points James Halliday!!
A very dark red with inky purple hues coats the glass but is not impenetrable. Ripe Blueberries and dark forest fruits are all propped up by hints of sweet American APJ oak and a dusting of spice. The palate is extremely full and rich with sweet ripe fruit, firm chalky tannins and a very long finish
The 2016 Mourvedre is a rich sophisticated wine. The nose is packed full of spicy berry fruit with earthy undertones and a touch of oak. The palate is every bit as complex, from its savory red berry fruit core to the plush tannins and well balanced oak.
The nose is rich with cherries, raspberries and red forest fruits with an underlying touch of sweet oak. The palate is soft and succulent with bursts of perfumed ripe fruit all in perfect harmony with the fine grain oak, plush tannins and crunchy acidity.