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.
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 medium bodied wine with juicy cherry fruit and a raspberry nose. The palate is soft and supple with ripe fruit, mouth-watering tannins, a touch of oak and that classic crunchy Barbera acidity.
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.
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 is a rich textured style of Vermentino designed to be enjoyed with richer creamier foods.
A modern rendition of a Sicilian classic that is good to go now or tuck away for the next five years.
Originating from Sicily, This variety reflects the hard working heritage of our family.
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.
A medium bodied style of Tempranillo made for early consumption. Juicy whole bunch fruit with a sauvory palate for extreme drinkability!!
A pure expression of Granite Belt Vermentino on show. Bright and aromatic with floral, stone fruit and sea spray aromas.
A big rich dense wine with deep red/purple hues and a nose of blueberry, Asian spice and a sprinkling of cedar oak.
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.