Yering Station- Efforts that Established a Top Wine Label

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It began with a huge area of land acquired by Ryrie-brothers which was named Yering and used mainly for cattle and little land for growing grapes. The winery’s ownership went into the hands of Paul de Castella and was turned from a cattle station into place for winemaking. It was once the largest vineyard in terms of area in Yarra Valley and on popular interest for visitors. The winery was also commemorated with Argus World Cup for best vineyard in Victoria in 1861.

During the turn of 20th century and later, it moved into various hands. In 1996, it was taken over by Rathbone family in which previously owned Laura Barnes Vineyard. This was an important turning point for the winery and was followed with the collaboration with Champagne Devaux to release Yarra bank cuvees and became hallmark in producing finest Australian Sparkling wines. Yering Station was joined by Willy Lunn as the chief winemaker in 2008.


Among the many accomplishments of the Yering Station wines is winning the ‘International Winemaker of the Year’ at International Wine and Spirit Competition in 2004.The winery was awarded the best cellar door award by Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine in 2014.

James Halliday, a popular wine critic, had also admired the use of global positioning system and advanced airborne technology for viticulture used by the winery. Another important achievement by the winery was when it received 5 red stars rating and entered in Top 100 Wineries list in James Halliday Wine Companion 2017 with its wines winning 97 points and 96 points for its Yering Station Reserve Shiraz Viognier and 2014 Yering Station Reserve Chardonnay respectively.


There are 3 more labels under the brand besides Yering Station – Xanadu, Mount Langi Ghiran and Yarra bank.

Xanadu – Xanadu winery was purchased by Rathbone family in 2005 and with this move they entered in the Margaret River region with the key idea in mind to grow Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and produce great wine. Backed with the philosophy of ‘guiding wines to bottle’, the winery won many trophies and medals over the years and James Halliday’s Wine of the Year in 2014.

Mount Langi – Known for its cool-climate Shiraz wines. Rathbone family purchased Mount Langi Ghiran in 2004 which was earlier owned by Trever Mast and family. Trever had taken Mount Langi to great heights with its ’94 vintage of Langi Shiraz and was also included in Langton’s Classification in Excellent Category.

Yarra Bank – Popular for its Sparkling wines. The vineyard in located in Devaux in Champagne region. The winemakers of the Yarra Bank visit the Champagne region every year to learn the intricacies of making great wine.


Search And Delivery Assistance- Two Major Advantages of Online Wine Stores

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There is always a problem of finding the choicest wines. Unless there is a wine store big enough to have almost all brands of wines available physically, customers have no choice but the have the limited number of wines that they are getting locally. If you are bored with drinking just one brand of wine all this while and are looking with some other popular wines which your closeby wine store does not have, there is no option but to check it online. The online medium thus meets this very important want of finding the choicest wine. Even if the delivery of that wine has to take place from a faroff place, there is nothing to worry since it is the responsibility of the online wine store to ensure that there is no damage to wine during the delivery process. You do not have to worry about its carriage since it is undertake is a professional manner, with full consideration to the fact that the delivery has to happen to a faroff place.

To that end of finding the right wine, the online stores of wine companies hold a massive advantage since these are able to showcase their inventories to all public at large through the web platform. Online medium lends more visibility to the wines and if these are portals are marketing-friendly, then these can be promoted on various online channels lending even more visibility to diversified customer base. This is one big need which the online wine stores meet.

Another important need of wine lovers that it meets is that of delivery of wines to their desired place. If there is a physical store on the routine commutation way or at a nearby place, then you might visit it to get the wine you often buy from there. May be a pack of two would be fine. But, this can not be done when you have thrown a party and need to carry large volumes of wine bottles. Further, if the wine is being sourced from a far-off place, there is simply no time for going there. There may not be a home delivery option available even with the closest stores. This is where the online stores are of tremendous help. These help in quick deliveries of wines and with the assurance that these will not be damaged. If damaged, most wine companies would accept their return and send-off the new bottles.

Bird in Hand Chardonnay – Worthy of attention

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Bird in Hand Chardonnay 2016 has won Gold at International Wine Challenge 2017 as well as New Zealand International Wine Show 2017 proving that spending on this wine is not a waste of time.

Bird in hand winery takes great pride in producing quality wines that wine lovers cherish. The winery produces Chardonnay, Shiraz, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc wines and few other Italian grape varieties. The winery has 4 ranges – Tribute Series, Nest Egg, Bird in Hand and Two in the Bush. The brand has also dived into Art, fashion, and home goods. The winery also organizes music concerts where wine and good music combine to create a night one of its kind.

Sparkle of the eye – Yarra Burn Premium Cuvee Brut

Yarra Burn Premium Brut

Yarra Burn Premium Cuvee Brut is an excellent wine with palate comprising of citrus elements accompanied with noticeable mushroom distinctions. Pair it with sushi and salmon to make your dining experience awesome!

Cuvee in the label means that the wine is a blend of multiple grape varieties whereas the term ‘Brut’ means that the wine has very less sugar and is almost dry and is generally a most popular form of sparkling wines.

Yarra Burn Winery is located in Yarra Valley and comes in the coolest wine regions of Australia.The climate plays a significant role in imparting cool climate varietal characters to the wines which are hard to match.


Learn These Dessert Wine Types by Heart

Dessert wines are sweet wines which are generally offered after the meals, hence are named as such. Sweetness in dessert wines is due to the fact that fermentation of grapes stops before the whole of sugar is converted into alcohol. The process of fermentation being carried out by yeast is stopped either by way of super-cooling or by adding a little brandy to it as these environs do not permit it to carry out the fermentation process.

Classification of Dessert Wines

Sparkling Dessert
Lightly Sweet Dessert

·        Gewürztraminer

·        Riesling

·        Muller-Thurgau

·        Chenin Blanc

·        Viognier

Richly Sweet Dessert

·        Late Harvest

·        Noble Rot

  1. Sauternes, Barsac, Cadillac and Monbazillac
  2. Tokaji
  3. Auslese, Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese

·        Straw Mat

  1. Italian vin Santo
  2. Italian Passito
  3. Greek Straw Wines
  4. German Strohwein/Austrian Schilfwein
  5. French Vin de Paille

·        Ice Wine (Eiswein)

Sweet Red

·        Lambrusco

·        Brachetto d’Acqui

·        Schiava

·        Freisa

·        Recioto della Valpolicella

·        Late-Harvest Red Wines

Fortified Wines

·        Port

  1. Ruby & Crusted Port
  2. Vintage & LBV Port
  3. Tawny Port
  4. Port-style wines

·        Sherry

  1. Fino
  2. Manzanilla
  3. Palo Cortado
  4. Amontillado
  5. Oloroso
  6. Cream
  7. Moscatel

·        Madeira

  1. Rainwater and Madeira
  2. Serical
  3. Verdelho
  4. Bual
  5. Malmsey

·        Vin doux Naturel (VDN)

  1. Grenache-based VDN
  2. Muscat-based VDN
  3. Malvasia-based VDN
  4. Mavrodaphini


Why Companies Offer Wine Deals and How to Find the Best One?

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Wines are an important part of life of Australian people. These are a part of the meal and must-haves at the events, parties and functions. The popularity of wines has also led to its widespread acceptance even at the formal functions and events. With so much wine consumption among the people and with so much variety to drink, the people often look to buy the wines at best possible rates or with some good deal. Wine companies also understand this requirement and come out with deals that are tailored around their preferences. This is done to ensure that the wines are bought to achieve company objectives.

Deals on wines enable the companies to achieve many objectives. Some of the major ones are:

  • Beating the competitors to capture more market of wine lovers.
  • Clearing the stocks.
  • Exclusively selling wines to loyal customers at low prices.
  • Wine deal can also be given to customers by adding some other product to the discounted wines. This is to add more value.

Deals are offered through online and off-line mediums. Online medium is easy to reach out and one can see offers from a number of companies in one go. This also helps in comparing the deals being offered by various online companies.

In order to choose the one which is best for you, you just need to check whether the deal fulfills any of your latent needs or wants. Whether the wine you like is coming to you at rock bottom price or not? Whether it is being clubbed with some other article which you wanted for a long time? Does the wine offer include the brand which you love to have? You can certain bookmark certain sites which offer good wine deal on regular basis. There are certain sites others which allow comparison of these offers. You can make a reference from these as well. However, you ensure that these sites are having the latest wines updated on their list from all suppliers.