THE JOURNEY

IN 1857

An intrepid young dutchman took to the high seas as a merchant sailor in search of fortune, adventure and a better life. 10,000 miles and 88 days later, a terrible nor’westerly gale parted the 800-tonne Dutch vessel, from her anchor and dashed her against the rocks of South Australia’s Limestone Coast.

THE SURVIVAL

OF THE 23 STRONG CREW

Only nine made it ashore with their lives. among them was Ari Vandenberg, a man of uncommon courage and tenacity. Soaked and chilled to the bone by the frigid southern ocean, Ari looked out at the wreck that had almost claimed his life and vowed he would tame this wild land and make his mark upon it.

THE Vow

Four Generations

Of grape growers and over 150 years later, Richie Vandenberg continues Ari’s legacy on The Limestone Coast, nurturing grapes from the soil to the bottle. Renowned as one of the toughest captains in the Australian football league, Richie’s grit and determination helped him captain the Hawthorn Football Club from 2005 to 2007.

The wine 

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Sauvignon Blanc $119.94 A CASE (6 Bottles)

Punchy gooseberry and lychee jump out of the glass. A long, even palate with moreish acidity. Perfectly paired with hot summer nights and freshly shucked oysters.

BOUQUET

Highly aromatic and immediately expressive with classic Sauvignon Blanc Characters of gooseberry, lychee and capsicum.

PALATE

Sweet fruit perfectly poised with slatey/chalky acidity. Gooseberry and white stone fruits to finish

FOOD PAIRING

This wine really is great on its own but if you must try it with freshly shucked oyster or chicken ceaser salad.

The wine 

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Chardonnay $119.94 A CASE (6 Bottles)

Stone fruits persist amid a nougat-like creaminess framed by subtle up-front oak and long, lingering acidity.

Bouquet

White stone fruits, notably peach & nectarine with a suggestion of fig and spice.

Palate

Stone fruits persist amid a nougat-like creaminess framed by subtle up-front oak and long, lingering acidity.

Food Pairing

Snack on Foie Gras and roasted nuts.

The wine 

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Rosé $119.94 A CASE (6 Bottles)

This Rosé is full of rose petals, wild cranberries and a hint of exotic spice. The creamy mid-palate and the fresh, fruit forward, dry style is a masterful match for almost any dish.

BOUQUET

Highly aromatic and immediately expressive with classic Sauvignon Blanc Characters of gooseberry, lychee. Yet, the Cabernet Sauvignon still shows some cassis and blackcurrant.

PALATE

Perfectly poised fruit follows through from the aroma - gooseberry and blackcurrant. The palate is dry yet luscious with a cleansing or even mouthwatering acidity.

FOOD PAIRING

This wine really is great on its own but if you must try it with freshly shucked oyster or chicken ceaser salad.

The wine 

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4 / 4

Shiraz $119.94 A CASE (6 Bottles)

A full-bodied, mouth-watering Shiraz with notes of mulberry and violets and a delicate hint of peppery spice. Finely woven tannins produce a plush mid palate and lingering finish.

Bouquet

Aromas of blueberries and blackberries are complemented by spice notes of black pepper, anise and leather.

Palate

A full-bodied, mouth-watering Shiraz with notes of mulberry and violets and a delicate hint of peppery spice. Finely woven tannins produce a plush mid palate and lingering finish.

Food Pairing

Black-faced Suffolk lamb, organic salt bush berries, silky butter potato and smoked leek.