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The Wine Collective Launch
The Wine Collective is the coming together of The Wine Society, Winegrowers Direct and Cracka Wines, combining the longstanding quality focus and traditions of The Wine Society with an expanded wine offering including a new Wine Collective Monthly Magazine. The biggest change you will notice is online – with a seamless buying experience to make purchasing wine so much easier plus lots more information about our range. We'll be launching new technology that will provide all our members with a personalised browsing experience, individually customised to your wine needs. In addition, we'll be launching a member loyalty program, rewarding our best customers for their purchases with member discounts, concierge service and money-can’t-buy experiences.
The Wine Collective will also continue to provide the best parts of The Wine Society offer and Dr Gilbert Phillips original vision as a trusted source of exceptional wines from small and medium-sized wineries, supported by a panel of experts, now complemented by improved member benefits and offers, including a cutting edge online experience. We are very much looking forward to launching The Wine Collective to members in February 2019.
Recent Wine Show Results
We are pleased to announce that the Barons of Barossa Barons Eden Valley Riesling 2017 recently received a silver medal at the 2018 Canberra International Riesling Challenge. Scoring 90 points and beating much-fancied rivals from across Australia is an excellent result and showcases the quality of wine bottled under our exclusive labels from the Barons of Barossa. Other recent scores from one of New Zealand’s premier wine critics, Sam Kim, include 93 Points for the Bayliss Road Black Label Shiraz 2017, 93 Points for the Nietschke Jack Shiraz 2017 and 94 Points for the Lawley Farm Single Vineyard Shiraz 2017, this year’s Best in Society Shiraz. All these wines are still available to help you celebrate this festive season.
This is a refreshing and lively Riesling with a wonderful balance of citrus and herbaceous aromas and flavours. Lemon and lime aromas are complemented by a hint of tropical fruit and fine dried herbs, which continue on the palate, while a good vein of acidity contributes freshness.
Item Code: ITM5923
Juicy, ripe layers of dark fruits and nice on both the nose and palate. Silky tannins provide a smooth mouthfeel and balance. An enjoyable drop that would be perfect with your Friday night pizza.
Item Code: ITM14509
Blended with a dash of Durif (aka Petite Sirah) for added complexity, this is a modern Shiraz with a twist. Loaded with rich dark fruit flavours and classy oak characters, this full-bodied Barossa will cellar gracefully.
Item Code: ITM7586
Bright deep ruby, this classic Barossa Shiraz has powerful fruit compote, damson plum, dark cherry and pastille aromas all wound up in a blanket of
subtle spicy oak. The palate is generous and round without being overbearing with attractive terracotta baked earth fruits on the finish that with plush tannins makes for an exceptional Barossa red.
Item Code: ITM6892