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 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.
A pure expression of Granite Belt Vermentino on show. Bright and aromatic with floral, stone fruit and sea spray aromas.
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.