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2014 Wirra Wirra Church Block

Wirra Wirra is a prime example of South Australia’s long winemaking traditions. It was originally founded in 1894 by Robert Strangways Wigley. Unfortunately, the winery fell on hard times after Wigley’s death and eventually closed down. It seemed this was the end of the Wirra Wirra story until 1969 when …

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“Rare” to a T: Rarity 2013

In 1900, George de Latour bought a four-acre ranch and founded a vineyard—it was named Beaulieu, “beautiful place,” after his awestruck wife’s whisper when the couple first laid eyes on the property. Since gaining fame with Napa Valley’s first cult cabernet, the Rutherford, California winery has been renowned for its …

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Strong Woman, Strong Wine

The story behind San Antonio Winery’s Maddalena Wines is a love story. They are produced in honor of the winery’s matriarch, 94-year-old Maddalena Riboli. When founder Stefano Riboli first laid eyes on Maddalena over 70 years ago, he fell instantly in love. After they married, Maddalena’s influence on the family …

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Private Bin Gewürztraminer

Perfumed and classic varietal aromas of rose petal, lychee and spice create a wine with a palate that has similar flavors, delivered with lovely richness, seamless texture and balance. The Private Bin Gewürztraminer was blended from fruit sourced from premium winegrowing regions in Gisborne and Auckland. There is a strong …

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