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The name Ara (pronounced 'are-ah') is both the indigenous Maori word for "pathway" and Latin for "altar". Both definitions are compatible with the Ara philosophy. Ara captures our adventurous spirit; it also echoes our deep respect for tradition and our environment.
Aurelia captures the spirit of Champagne with a distinctively Australian style. Crafted from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes from the Pemberton region in Western Australia, Aurelia Prestige Cuvee is an elegant and flavoursome Sparkling wine with vibrant apple and citrus notes and a creamy, lingering finish.
Bremerton Wines is located in Langhorne Creek – the second largest grape growing region in South Australia. Sisters Rebecca and Lucy Willson have crafted a range of high quality and individualistic wines, leading Bremerton to become one of the best known brands in the region.
The now family owned Champagne House of Charles Heidsieck joined our portfolio in late 2012 as they launched their new branding and packaging around the world. This highly regarded house has a compact range of prestige quality wines, including remarkable older releases of the Vintage wines and each wine is a multi-award winner.
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Derwent Estate is a state-of-the-art winery located just north of Hobart. Ideally positioned for cool climate viticulture, Tasmania is rapidly gaining a reputation as Australia’s premier Pinot Noir, Riesling and Sparkling wine region.
Finisterre: [Ends of the Earth] - Our constant pursuit of quality finds us among the great viticultural regions of Australia, each offering a unique combination of earth and climate, allowing vines to flourish and produce fruit with great balance. Hand harvesting, fruit sorting and intuitive winemaking delivers wines with clarity, purity, great texture and flavour expression.
Raised in Germany to a family of sommeliers and restaurateurs, the Giesen brothers have always had wine in their veins. The passionate founders of this New Zealand winery have been producing premier wine for 30 years in the Marlborough region and work together to build and maintain the fine reputation of the Giesen name globally.
Founded in 1880 in France, Joseph Drouhin Cellars has a long history in the art of winemaking. Unwavering discipline, a desire to learn, a deep sense of values, passion and daring are qualities that have been handed down over generations. Joseph Drouhin wines compliment every type of cuisine and are found on the best tables around the world.
The 'Pikorua' is a Maori eternity icon given as an offering of friendship – for this New Zealand label, it symbolises the timeless tradition of sharing wine between good friends and family. Pikorua Sauvignon Blanc is refreshingly crisp with bright tropical fruit flavours, delivering on all the hallmarks of this now world-famous Marlborough varietal.
pocketwatch wines pay tribute to Bob Oatley's great great grandfather James Oatley (1770-1839). One of Australia's early convict settlers, James was a master watch and clockmaker who was soon pardoned by Governer Macquarie, appointed Keeper of the Sydney Town Hall Clock and commissioned to install the still functioning turret clock in the pediment of the Hyde Park Barracks. As part of his remuneration he received a number of land grants from Governor Brisbane, including a 300-acre lot that is now the southern Sydney suburb of Oatley.
The Robert Oatley Signature Series draws on a remarkable portfolio of vineyards nurtured by the winemaking talent of Larry Cherubino showcasing Australia’s most successful wine styles and regions.
Bob Oatley’s mantra was that all wines should be a “darned good drink”, and the high quality Signature Series delivers immediate appeal, with satisfying flavours over an elegant frame.
Each wine embodies the grape varietal and region in which it was grown, from aromatic Western Australian Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc to luscious McLaren Vale Shiraz, and classic Margaret River Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Grenache, too, is a focus, with a multi-award winning GSM blend and new-wave, Joven style Grenache, both from McLaren Vale.
With maritime-influenced blue and white tones and crisp, clean lines, the Signature Series labels sit comfortably on fine dining tables around the world.
Bob Oatley’s signature is his personal guarantee of a “darned good drink”.
Drawing on the unique terra rossa soil and cool climate of the region, the Rymill philosophy is to create wines of finesse, power and balance that are 100% Coonawarra and 100% estate grown. There is a strong commitment to sustainable practices to ensure future generations of the Rymill family can continue to showcase the best of Coonawarra.
As a feisty young sailor, Bob Oatley was given the nickname ‘Wild Oats’. It is now the memorable name of his most popular wine range, and his incredibly successful series of yachts. Wild Oats wines are approachable - modern classics - crafted for immediate enjoyment.
Winemaker Chris Hancock has been immersed in wine for the Oatley family for over three decades. He agrees with his long time friend, mentor and four-in-hand driver Bob Oatley, that, above all, wine must be a 'good drink'. As with a master coachman, Chris has honed his winemaking skills with years of experience.
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