Without our partnering wineries, Label Wines would not be much of a business. By constantly producing high quality wines, and subsequently making them available for us, the wineries are ensuring that we in turn can supply our customers with these fantastic drops. The wineries are spread out across many of Australia’s fine wine regions, ranging from the classics like Hunter Valley, Barossa and McLaren Vale, to new and upcoming regions like the Claire Valley, Tumbarumba and Gundagai. We now also have our first high quality parter wineries in New Zealand, Italy and Spain.
Our Label range wines are all sourced as so called “cleanskins” from anonymous boutique wineries of exceptional quality. And even though we cannot disclose the names of these wineries, we can confirm that Australia’s leading wine authority, James Halliday, has ranked all the wineries highly, and that a number of them has even received consistent top ratings (5 stars), with comments like “They are committed to a strategy of selling wine that exceeds the expectations..”. For more information about cleanskins, please see our Frequently Asked Questions section.
Set in the new and interesting region of Gundagai in NSW, the philosophy of Borambola Wines is to grow the best grapes, to make the best wines with regional expression utilizing organic and environmental best practice, combining the traditional “old wine world” wine making methods with the technology of the “new wine world".
Positioned around a beautiful and historic homestead, the small vineyard continues to produce increasingly impressive grapes of high quality, especially of the Shiraz and Cabernet
Sauvignon varieties. The grapes are subsequently taken on by French born “flying winemaker” Christophe Derrez and Roseworthy trained winemaker, Lucy Maddox in order to combine old world traditions with new world techniques and the equipment to craft wines of quality and regional expression. The result has been multi award winning wines from a number of vintages and grape varieties.
Borambola is an Aboriginal name derived from the Bora Ceremony at which young men were initiated as a prelude to recognition as full-grown men. The Bora Ring is the sacred ground where the initiation rites are observed.
For more information, please visit www.borambola.com
Clover Hill is undoubtedly one of Australia's principal producers of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier cuvées made using the traditional French methodology. Since its debut vintage in 1991, Clover Hill has gained a reputation for its uncompromising quality, its elegance and finesse, and its distinguished Tasmanian style.
Clover Hill's commitment to excellence has been recognized with numerous awards, including Tasmanian Vineyard of the Year, and Winestate's Australasian Sparkling Wine of the Year.
To read more about Clover Hill, please visit www.cloverhillwines.com.au
Our newest partering vineyard is the prestigious Hungerford Hill. Having celebrated its 40th vintage in 2010, Hungerford Hill is truely an icon in the world famous Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine region, and a champion of New South Wales winemaking. Family owned and operated, Hungerford Hill produces a range of exemplary wines from its Hunter Valley home as well as from the cool climate regions of Tumbarumba and Hilltops in Southern New South Wales.
Under the guidance of Chief Winemaker, Michael Hatcher, Hungerford Hill embraces contemporary winemaking blended with history, talent and experience. Paying particular attention to the diversity of regional characteristics, Michael has put his personal stamp on Hungerford Hill’s portfolio of quality wines. Hungerford Hill’s award-winning wines include Hunter Valley Shiraz and cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Tumbarumba.
The winery itself is also well worth a visit, designed by renowned architect Walter Barda it incorporates a spectacular barrel-shaped tasting room and the acclaimed Muse Restaurant and Cafe, while concealed underground is the working cellar.
For more information, please visit www.hungerfordhill.com.au
The success story that is Kilikanoon Wines culminated with being nominated “Winery of the Year” for 2013 by Australia’s leading wine authority, James Haliday. And this recognition follows international awards such as Best Shiraz (worldwide) at the 2008 International Wine Challenge and the same award (Best Shiraz) at the 2004 International Wine and Spirits Competition, which have helped Kilikanoon to spread its wings rather more quickly than may be expected from a young winery.
From a picturesque base in the lovely Claire Valley, South Australia, the Kilikanoon Story Winemaker Kevin Mitchell has always stayed true to the principle of producing the best possible wines from the best possible grapes, regardless of where they come from. And by doing so the winery continues to produce world class wines across a number of styles, with their most priced varieties being Shiraz and Riesling.
For more information, please visit their website
Mount Patriarch (NZ)
The Mount Patriarch Vineyard is located in the middle of the Wairau Valley, in the heart of the world famous Marlborough Wine Country. This is a place where the terroir, climates of both night and day, unique landscapes and great people produce world renowned Sauvignon Blanc and also increasingly well known Pinot Noir.
The Vineyard was planted in 2008 after conversion from a drystock and deer farm, and with the farm not having used synthetic chemicals for a period of time, the vineyard was fully certified as BioGro organic for its 2011 vintage. Mount Patriach does pride itself on their Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand membership, staying true to their belief that "crafting the best wine in the bottle, begins in the vineyard".
To read more, plase visit their website.
Noceto Michelotti (ITA)
Noceto Michelotti sits on a beautiful hillside above Castel Boglione in Piedmont, Italy, and from this premier setting their skilled winemakers craft some incredible, high-quality boutique wines.
Famous for their Barbera d'Asti, Noceto Michelotti sits on thirty hectars of the best terroir in Piedmont, shaped as a natural amphiteather so that the vineyards are exposed to all degrees of sunlight. And with ultra modern production and cellaring facilities and a dedication to handcrafting wines, their world famous oenologists are able to perfectly calibrate the complete wine making process, from stem to bottle, all done to ensure the consistent production of award-winning, single estate wines. The estate also comprises an excellent Cellar Door and a beautiful Vineyard House, both well worth a visit if you are in the area.
To read more about Noceto Michelotti, click here.
Petersons is a family winery and vineyard with a long tradition in the art of making wines of distinction, and has played a significant part in the renaissance of the Hunter Valley wine region. Petersons Wines now include wines at Mount View,
Mudgee (Glenesk), and Armidale (Palmerston), each with its own cellar door and distinctively different styles of wines. In addition, some of the country’s best sparkling wines are created by the associated winery of Petersons Champagne House.
The wines produced continuously pick up domestic and international awards, with their Botrytis Semillon and Shiraz wines providing recent examples. In 2001, Petersons were also named the Australian Champion Small Winery.
Despite the recognised success of their wines, Petersons still has a very relaxed atmosphere, operated now by son, Colin Peterson who has maintained the importance of quality wines and friendly staff. Colin has also included the next generation of Peterson children in the operation, with the naming of Savannah Estate for his daughter.
For more information, please visit www.petersonswines.com.au
Rimu Grove (NZ)
Rimu Grove Winery was founded by owner and chief winemaker Patrick Stowe in 1995 in the rolling hills above the scenic Waimea Estuary, in the Nelson region on New Zealand. The search for the ultimate expression of terroir is well reflected in all of the Rimu Grove wines: a synergy of Nelson sunshine, Moutere clay gravels, maritime microclimate and the pursuit of perfection.
Patrick's great-great-great-great grandfather had a vineyard in the Napa Valley in the 1860's, and this was also where he was born and later got his biotechnology education and winemaking expertise. And his Napa Valley roots can easily be seen in the immaculate vintages consistently being put forward, superbly combined with prime New Zealand grapes and a deep knowledge of microbiology and biochemistry.
For more information, please visit their website.
Established in 1969, Taltarni is one of the founding wineries of Victoria's Pyrenees wine region. Independently owned by the Goelet family, Taltarni has had a strong French influence from the outset, with initial plantings of Bordeaux varieties, including cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot. Shortly thereafter, Taltarni extended its plantings to encompass sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, shiraz (sourced from vines planted in 1868 in Great Western) as well as pinot noir and pinot meunier, allowing the winemakers to produce crisp sparkling and fresh white wines.
Taltarni combines old-world traditions with new-world techniques to produce a range of high-calibre still wines and méthode traditionnelle-crafted sparklings.
For more information, please visit www.taltarni.com.au
Our partner Tamburlaine Wines is a reknown producer of high quality organic wines across 3 premier locations in Australia.
Tamburlaine is Australia’s largest producer of organic wines, although not a large winery in world terms. The winery was established in 1966 in the renowned Pokolbin district of the Hunter Valley. In 1985, a small group of friends and relatives, led by Managing Director and Chief Winemaker, Mark Davidson, purchased the Pokolbin, Hunter Valley winery and vineyard from its founder, Dr Lance Allen. Ten years later, in 1995, Tamburlaine expanded its production and quality base through the acquisition of prime vineyard land in the emerging cool climate Orange wine region in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales. Up to 70% of the annual production now comes from Orange. In 2008, Tamburlaine also started sourcing fruit from the Mount Frome Vineyards located in Mudgee, NSW.
Tamburlaine is rated by Australia’s leading wine authority, James Halliday, as a 5 star winery in the Australian Wine Companion, with 9 wines rated 90 points or above, and the winery was nominated as one of the ‘Ten dark horse’ wineries. In the 2010 edition Tamburlaine gained the added distinction of having the 5 stars turn ‘red’ due to their consistent top rating!
For more information check out www.tamburlaine.com.au
Established in 1858 by English immigrant Edward Tyrrell, Tyrrell’s Wines is one of Australia’s pre-eminent family owned wine companies with vineyards extending from their historic home in the Hunter Valley (NSW) to the Limestone Coast (SA) and Heathcote (VIC).
Headed up by fourth generation family member Bruce Tyrrell, Tyrrell’s is home to some of Australia’s most awarded wines. In fact, since 1971, Tyrrell’s has been awarded over 5,000 trophies and medals and in 2010 was named “Winery of the Year” in James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion. With the fifth generation, Chris, Jane and John, already involved in the business, Tyrrell’s will continue to remain family owned with the simple philosophy of producing high quality wine that people love to drink.
Andrew Spinaze, Mark Richardson and Chris Tyrrell form the current Tyrrell’s winemaking team, responsible for crafting some of Australia’s most iconic wines, consistently ensuring that Tyrrell’s obsession with quality and tradition is upheld.
To read more about Tyrrell's, please visit their website