Category Archives: Cabernet sauvignon

South Australia’s first state cellar door wine festival!

  On 25 February 2011, the first ever state cellar door festival was launched in Adelaide. Over 100 wineries attended, each presenting their best wares. It stretched over three days – Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and the perfectly chosen venue was … Continue reading

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Pirramimma releases its super premium ACJ – it had better be good – and it is!

When a renowned family-owned winery releases only the second vintage of its super premium wine, named after its founder and pitched at a standard a notch above its already consistently good premium wine range – it had better be good! … Continue reading

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Tigs takes to the Riverland!

I headed north east from Adelaide to visit the Riverland for the first time in my four years in South Australia. Working for the University of Adelaide’s Wine2030 network this had been a big omission from my local wine education … Continue reading

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White cabernet sauvignon – sampling a world first from South Australia

I first heard about Cleggett Wines from Australian television’s ABC Landline programme about two years ago when they showed Cleggett Wines of Langhorne Creek with their white, golden and bronze cabernet sauvignon. Ever since I have wanted to sample this … Continue reading

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Wine passionados bottling Sturt Creek Estate’s ’09 cab

One balmy evening at Hamilton Secondary College in the Adelaide suburb of Mitchell Park I joined fellow wine enthusiasts to bottle the 2009 Sturt Creek Estate Adelaide Plains basket pressed cabernet sauvignon. I was there to assist the current winemaking … Continue reading

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Sprinting the Long Mile! A tasting of the Langmeil wine range

When friends suggested we attend a tasting of Langmeil wines in Adelaide this week I jumped at the chance. I immediately thought of the outstanding Jackaman’s cabernet and the ancient shiraz vines – the oldest in Australia and possibly the … Continue reading

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