Learn Aussie Wines

Learn Aussie Wines

Learn about Aussie Wine Regions – All Aussie Wines are on Sale this Month at Taylor’s! Australian Wine Regions As the map above shows, the bulk of Australia’s wine production is in south eastern Australia, chiefly in the regions of South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.  Western Australia’s Margaret River has been producing some of Australia’s best Cabernet and Chardonnay for years and is finally starting to gain the recognition it deserves among wine lovers around the world.   Queensland has a number of great wineries but is a small player and the cool climate Tasmania has begun to impress many with it’s Pinot Noirs in recent years. Australia’s wine growing area are categorized by the GI (Geographical Indication) system, similar to our AVA system which was established in 1994.  The largest or most generic GI is the state (i.e. South Australia) followed by zone (Barossa), region (Barossa Valley, Eden Valley) and sub-region (High Eden).  South Australia’s Barossa Valley is Australia’s most widely recognized region and his home to some of the oldest vines and vineyards.  South Australia is also home to the notable regions of Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Riverland.  Victoria’s most recognizable region is the Yarra Valley and New South Wales boasts the Hunter Valley and Riverina regions.  Margaret River is Western Australia’s most famous GI, but Great Southern and Perth Hills are two up and coming regions to keep an eye out for. Shop Aussie Wine...
March Wine Sale

March Wine Sale

March is Australian Wine Month at Taylor’s Wine Shop 10% off 1-5 bottles 15% off 6 or more FEATURED WINES FOR MARCH: Shinas Estate 2013 The Executioner Sugg: $34.99, Taylor’s: $29.99 BUY NOW The Executioner is a blend of Shiraz 55%, Cabernet Sauvignion 43% and Viognier 2% it’s produced from our premium vineyard and is our Flag Ship wine.  The Executioner is a wine worth dying for, production is so small it’s a crime punishable by death. Killibinbin 2013 Seduction Cabernet Sauvignon – 90 POINTS – $14.99 BUY NOW Deep crimson color with garnet hues. Intense aromas of blackberry, mulberry and dark cherry. Hints of fennel and leather supported by spice and tar notes. A generous, structured palate exhibits blackberry and black currant fruit. A touch of mint and an earthy texture.Juicy textured tannins ensure a finish with great length. “Rich and Ripe, with generous flavors of blackberry, plum, tar and spice that glide seamlessly through the polished finish, lingering impressively. Drink now through 2017.” – 90 Points, Wine Spectator, June 2015 Hope Estate 2013 Mountain Wash Vineyard Chardonnay $14.99 BUY NOW This is a complex, balanced, and fresh Chardonnay. The French oak fermentation has added complexity without dulling the wine, while the crisp citrus characters keeps the palate refreshed. “The 2013 Mountain Wash Chardonnay is scented of Golden Delicious apples fresh peaches and spiced pears with an undercurrent of lightly browned toast. Light to medium-bodied with plenty of youthful stone fruit and apple-laced flavors it has a racy acid backbone and a medium to long finish. Drink it now to 2017.” – Wine Advocate, 2014 D’Arenberg 2010 Laughing...