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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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.
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.
A modern rendition of a Sicilian classic that is good to go now or tuck away for the next five years.
A medium bodied wine with a juicy berry fruit nose and a palate that is soft and supple. Mouth watering tannins, a touch of oak and that classic crunchy Barbera acidity.
GOLD & CHAMPION WINE OF SHOW - 2019 QLD Wine Awards
CHAMPION ALTERNATIVE RED - 2019 QLD Wine Awards
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
A big rich dense wine with deep red/purple hues and a nose of blueberry, Asian spice and a sprinkling of cedar oak.
Gold Medal - 2019 ASWS
Best QLD Red WIne - 2019 ASWS
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.