Wine Code Breaker #362

2016 Printhie Super Duper Chardonnay, Orange, New South Wales  The Orange wine region is located about 300km due West of Sydney.  It is an elevated landscape that belies its altitude.  Dominated by Mount Canobolis as there is nothing higher to the West.  A cool climate region that is relatively new, yet producing some stunning winesContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #362”

Wine Code Breaker #359

2019 Singlefile Family Reserve Chardonnay, Great Southern, Western Australia  The Zephyr of Great Southern has struck again.  This Mistress of the Winds plays with the steep hills and valleys of the region and the Great Southern Ocean to deliver moisture laden breezes that cool the winters and warm the dry summers.  The vines grown onContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #359”

Wine Code Breaker #353

2017 Golden Ball ‘là-bas’ Chardonnay, Beechworth, Victoria  A rural property located near the gold mining town of Beechworth is named Golden Ball.  As the story goes, it was named after the original settler’s favourite hotel in London (c1850s).  Golden Ball is also the name given to the granite that dominates the region.  The granite shapesContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #353”

Wine Code Breaker #326

2018 Singlefile Family Reserve Chardonnay, Great Southern, Western Australia Zephyr is the name of one of the four humanoid characters of the Elementals as featured in the Marvel Comics.  As the Mistress of the Winds, Zephyr had the power to control the wind, sky and air to create havoc.  It is a sad story ofContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #326”

Wine Code Breaker #325

2018 Warramate Chardonnay, Yarra Valley, Victoria Did you know that the 20th of May is World Bee Day? This day pays homage to the role of bees and other pollinators of the ecosystems of our world. Just think what we would struggle to find without bees. Almost 75% of the world’s food crops require pollinationContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #325”

Wine Code Breaker #310

2017 TarraWarra South Block Chardonnay, Yarra Valley, Victoria “Horton Hears a Who!” plays out William Blake’s concept of a grain of sand that contains a universe.  Our hero, Horton, saves the universe of the Whos of Whosville much as viticulturalists protect and preserve their plots.  They hear and sense the vines as they live andContinue reading “Wine Code Breaker #310”