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LATEST MEDIA RELEASES

LILLYPILLY ESTATE: 13 August 2013

Lillypilly takes sweet white trophy at 2013 Cowra Wine Show

Lillypilly Estate has won the Cowra Shire Council Trophy for Best Sweet White Table Wine of the Show at the 2013 Cowra Wine Show with its 2008 Noble Blend Family Reserve. DOWNLOAD RELEASE | VIEW DOWNLOADABLE IMAGES | VIEW DOWNLOABABLE WINEMAKER'S NOTES

JIM BARRY WINES: 17 April 2013

I am pleased to send you samples of our current vintage dry red wines (Release of Jim Barry 2011 McRae Wood Shiraz, Jim Barry 2011 The Lodge Hill Shiraz and Jim Barry 2011 The Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon).

We will not be releasing a 2011 vintage of our top-tier wines — The Armagh, The Benbournie, The First Eleven and Pb — as we have put all of the material into these three wines to maintain their integrity and that of the Jim Barry brand as a whole. DOWNLOAD RELEASE | GO TO WINEMAKERS NOTES | GO TO HIGH-RES IMAGES

LILLYPILLY ESTATE: April 2013

Lillypilly responds to changing tastes of modern consumers (Release of Lillypilly 2010 Shiraz and Lillypilly 2012 Sauvignon Blanc)

The latest releases from Lillypilly Estate reflect a response to the changing tastes and desires of the Leeton-based winery’s customers. DOWNLOAD RELEASE | VIEW DOWNLOADABLE IMAGES | VIEW DOWNLOABABLE WINEMAKER'S NOTES

TIM ADAMS WINES: April 2013

A classic Australian red has to work hard for its place (Release of Tim Adams 2008 Cabernet Malbec and Tim Adams 2010 Shiraz)

You’d think that a reasonably priced, well crafted wine modelled on a classic Australian dry red would easily find space on restaurant wine lists and retail shelves. DOWNLOAD RELEASE | VIEW DOWNLOADABLE IMAGES | VIEW DOWNLOADABLE WINE NOTES

BLACKJACK WINES: March 2013

BlackJack releases a fine brace of reds from the idyllic 2010 vintage (Release of BlackJack 2010 Major's Line Shiraz, BlackJack 2010 Chortle's Edge Shiraz)

BlackJack has released its final two reds from the 2010 vintage — a vintage that Ian McKenzie, who shares BlackJack’s ownership and winemaking duties with Ken Pollack, reckons could probably be retrospectively seen as a watershed. DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE | GO TO WINEMAKERS' NOTES | GO TO IMAGE LIBRARY

SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION: 25 February 2013

Lighter-bodied wines again the big winners at 2013 Sydney International Wine Competition

Two lighter-bodied wines — a Hunter Valley semillon and a shiraz from the Grampians in western Victoria — emerged as the major winners at the 2013 Sydney International Wine Competition, which culminated on Saturday with a gala presentation banquet in the Grand Ballroom of Sydney’s Shangri-La Hotel. DOWNLOAD RELEASE | VIEW DOWNLOADABLE IMAGES

JIM BARRY WINES: 14 February 2013

Reds beat whites for the first time ever!

The 2013 vintage has seen Jim Barry Wines harvest shiraz before riesling for the first time in its 53-year history. DOWNLOAD RELEASE | GO TO HIGH-RES IMAGES

SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION: 8 February 2013

Sydney International Wine Competition leads sommeliers on pathway to judging

The Sydney International Wine Competition is offering a professional Sommelier the unique opportunity to become Reserve Judge in Residence for the 2014 competition and successfully build a bridge into the world of wine-show judging. DOWNLOAD RELEASE

WICKS ESTATE: October 2012

Steady does it as Wicks Estate improves the breed — one per cent at a time (Release of Wicks Estate 2012 Sauvignon Blanc and Wicks Estate 2010 Chardonnay Pinot Noir)

When Leigh Ratzmer — who shares winemaking duties at Wicks Estate in the Adelaide Hills with the legendary Tim Knappstein — talks about improving the breed he readily admits he’s really talking about fine tuning and attention to detail. DOWNLOAD RELEASE | VIEW DOWNLOADABLE IMAGES | VIEW DOWNLOADABLE WINE NOTES

LILLYPILLY ESTATE: 17 September 2012

Lillypilly Estate enjoys a couple of sweet, golden weeks

Lillypilly Estate has had a bountiful few weeks on the wine-show circuit, led by an impressive performance at the 2012 International Sweet Wine Challenge, which was held in Griffith this month in conjunction with the 2012 Riverina Wine Show. DOWNLOAD RELEASE | VIEW DOWNLOADABLE IMAGES | VIEW DOWNLOABABLE WINEMAKER'S NOTES

EXEMPLAR: July 2012

Exemplar: Commitment, skill and experience transform virtual top-end shiraz into reality (Release of Exemplar 2010 Heathcote Shiraz and Exemplar 2010 McLaren Vale Shiraz)

Four years ago, Peter Mornement, a specialist Melbourne wine merchant, conceived the idea of a “virtual winery” dedicated to producing nothing but top-end Australian shiraz. DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE | GO TO WINEMAKERS' NOTES | GO TO IMAGE LIBRARY

TIM ADAMS WINES: July 2012

For Tim Adams, a revolutionary screwcap seals a distinctly classic Clare Valley vintage (Release of Tim Adams 2012 Riesling and Tim Adams 2012 Pinot Gris)

Tim Adams has worked nearly 40 vintages in the Clare Valley and can remember only a handful as good as 2012. DOWNLOAD RELEASE | VIEW DOWNLOADABLE IMAGES | VIEW DOWNLOADABLE WINE NOTES

BLACKJACK WINES: June 2012

A watershed vintage provides some excellent 2010 reds for BlackJack (Release of BlackJack 2010 Shiraz, BlackJack 2010 Block 6 Shiraz, BlackJack 2010 Cabernet Merlot)

The 2010 vintage at BlackJack’s Harcourt vineyard, just south of Bendigo, was the usual mild-to-hot one, but with significantly more rain than in the previous couple of years. DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE | GO TO WINEMAKERS' NOTES | GO TO IMAGE LIBRARY

TIM ADAMS WINES: 30 May 2012

Tim Adams scores a golden hat-trick at 2012 IWC

Tim Adams Wines has won three of the 69 gold medals awarded to Australian wineries at the 2012 International Wine Challenge, the world’s largest wine competition. DOWNLOAD RELEASE | VIEW DOWNLOADABLE IMAGES | VIEW DOWNLOADABLE WINE NOTES

TIM ADAMS WINES: May 2012

Release of Tim Adams 2009 The Aberfeldy Shiraz and Tim Adams 2007 Cabernet Malbec

This is the 20th vintage of The Aberfeldy to be released so it represents a significant milestone for our flagship wine. DOWNLOAD RELEASE | VIEW DOWNLOADABLE IMAGES | VIEW DOWNLOADABLE WINE NOTES

YABTREE: May 2012

On reflection, Yabtree’s natural advantage comes via the Murrumbidgee and the extra sunlight it delivers (release of Yabtree 2008 Shiraz)

Simon Robertson, viticulturist for Jim Wolfensohn’s small Yabtree vineyard near Gundagai, admits that the idea of extra sunlight producing lower-alcohol wines might initially seem quite bizarre. DOWNLOAD RELEASE | VIEW HIGH-RES IMAGES

BIRKS CHIP DRY: May 2012

When Andrew Birks wants a fine sherry, he sleeps on it, quite literally

Andrew Birks has a deep-seated passion for fortified wines. So deep, indeed, that 25 years ago he established a palomino fino solera in the cellar of his house in Wagga, where he was head of the Wine Science School at Charles Sturt University. DOWNLOAD RELEASE | VIEW HIGH-RES IMAGES

JIM BARRY WINES: May 2012

Jim Barry 2012 Watervale Riesling celebrates an exceptional vintage.

Jim Barry Wines has celebrated an exceptional 2012 Clare Valley vintage with the earliest release in 42 years of its Watervale Riesling. DOWNLOAD RELEASE | GO TO WINEMAKER'S NOTES | GO TO HIGH-RES IMAGES

TIM ADAMS WINES: March 2012

Instant seduction: the winemaker, the malbec, the blend and a brand-new Tim Adams label (Release of Tim Adams 2008 Reserve Cabernet Malbec, Tim Adams 2009 Shiraz, Tim Adams 2008 The Fergus, Tim Adams 2010 Semillon)

Tim Adams is normally much too thoughtful and deliberate to make spur-of-the-moment decisions, but that’s exactly what happened one day during the 2008 vintage at the Clare Valley winery he runs in partnership with his wife Pam Goldsack. DOWNLOAD RELEASE | VIEW DOWNLOADABLE IMAGES | VIEW DOWNLOADABLE WINE NOTES

WICKS ESTATE: March 2012

An idyllic Adelaide Hills vintage produces a couple of top reds for Wicks Estate (Release of Wicks Estate 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon and Wicks Estate 2010 Shiraz)

For Tim Wicks, partner and facilities manager at Wicks Estate, the Adelaide Hills 2010 vintage was essentially an idyllic one, even if it arrived earlier than normal and delivered lighter-than-usual crops. DOWNLOAD RELEASE | VIEW DOWNLOADABLE IMAGES | VIEW DOWNLOADABLE WINE NOTES

SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION: 25 February 2012

Lighter-bodied wines dominate the podium at 2012 Sydney International Wine Competition

For the second year running a lighter-bodied dry red from New Zealand’s Hawkes Bay has dominated proceedings at the Sydney International Wine Competition, with the Trinity Hill 2010 Gimblett Gravels Syrah taking out three trophies in the 2012 Finals Judging, beside appropriate food. DOWNLOAD RELEASE | DOWNLOAD COMPLETE LIST OF TROPHY WINNERS

TIM ADAMS WINES: February 2012

Tim Adams ... A tough viticultural taskmaster reaps his reward (Release of Tim Adams 2011 Riesling and 2011 Pinot Gris)

So, how does Tim Adams explain producing one of his finest-ever rieslings during one of the most difficult vintages he has experienced in well over 30 years of winemaking. DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE | DOWNLOAD 2011 RIESLING WINEMAKER'S NOTES | DOWNLOAD 2011 PINOT GRIS WINEMAKER'S NOTES | GO TO HIGH-RES IMAGES AREA

BLACKJACK WINES: February 2012

Release of BlackJack 2009 Major's Line Shiraz

We’re pleased and proud to forward you a sample of BlackJack 2009 Majors Line Shiraz, which we produced, as usual, from some excellent fruit grown by David and Ruth Norris, our near-neighbours in Victoria’s Harcourt Valley. DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE | DOWNLOAD WINEMAKERS' NOTES | GO TO IMAGE LIBRARY

SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION: 31 January 2012

Sydney International Wine Competition welcomes the public to taste its 2012 winners

Trophy winners from the 2012 Sydney International Wine Competition — now in its 31st year and the only Australian wine show where wines are judged alongside appropriately weighted food — will be announced on Saturday 25 February at a degustation banquet to be held from noon to 4pm at Sydney’s Shangri La Hotel. DOWNLOAD RELEASE

MOUNT EYRE VINEYARDS: December 2011

Release of Mount Eyre Three Ponds range

Release of Mount Eyre 2011 Three Ponds Semillon, Mount Eyre 2011 Three Ponds Verdelho, Mount Eyre 2010 Three Ponds Chardonnay, Mount Eyre 2010 Three Ponds Merlot & Mount Eyre 2009 Three Ponds Shiraz. DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE | DOWNLOAD MOUNT EYRE HISTORY | DOWNLOAD TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS | DOWNLOAD IMAGES

LILLYPILLY ESTATE: 10 November 2011

Lillypilly’s 2002 Noble Blend makes the NSW Top 40 ... for the sixth time

Lillypilly 2002 Family Reserve Noble Blend has been selected in the Top 40 at the 2011 NSW Wine Awards ... the sixth time that this particular vintage of the winery’s flagship botrytised dessert wine has had that distinction. DOWNLOAD RELEASE

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