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Whether on your own, or in the company of friends, our monthly online wine club is a brilliant and easy way to discover and try new wines that we think are pretty darned fabulous. How does the online wine club work? Read this!
Why we love these wines
New, different and interesting wines get our excitement juices going. But, they have to be made well, using sound winemaking skills – not just a whole bunch of cleverness and trickery – for us to keep drinking and enjoying them again and again. That’s what makes these two gems from Irvine Wines so brilliant. Take one of Australia’s best winemakers, and let her loose in the Eden Valley, and this is what you get. A pale pink drink of gorgeousness made from the Italian varietal known as Primitivo (also known as ‘Zinfandel’ for you Californian types) and a bubbly that’s made in a style called Pétillant Naturel (or Pet Nat) from a blend Petit Meslier (a lost Champagne variety) and Chardonnay. There’s so many delightful discoveries in these two wines that it’s like all our Christmases have come at once!
Who are Irvine Wines?
Irvine Wines was established back in 1983 and are one of the largest privately-owned premium grape growers in the Barossa region, with over 400 acres of premium Barossa Valley and Eden Valley vineyards. In the last couple of years, they’ve taken on a new direction and vision with a change of ownership, and the appointment of the super fabulous Rebekah Richardson as chief winemaker.
Beck’s passionate about making wines that are refined and graceful, but her sense of creativity and mischief also ensures that she’s equally determined push the boundaries to create truly unforgettable wine experiences. Her energy and sense of fun are balanced by her extreme adherence to professionalism in everything she does – which is something you can taste in every sip.
Discover more about these two wines
Irvine Wines 2017 ‘The Baroness’ Pétillant Naturel
Variety: Petit Meslier (58%) & Chardonnay (42%)
Region: Eden Valley
RRP: $35.00 as at 27/10/2018
In this world with too many Queens, be a Baroness! This bubbly is not your usual royalty – it’s actually a Pétillant Naturel (often referred to as Pét Nat by the less regal types). It’s an ancient method where the wine has been bottled before the first fermentation has finished, and left on it’s yeast lees to create a sparkling yet cloudy wine, that is so light it floats across your palate. A blend of 58% Petit Meslier (a lost Champagne variety) and 42% Chardonnay it’s fresh, dry and elegant yet a little complex too, with white grapefruit, lemon zest and a touch of crème caramel. This could just be your big new discovery of the festive season! Your people are sure curtsy in a show of gratitude as you pour them another glass. Clink.
Irvine Wines Spring Hill Rosé
Region: Eden Valley
RRP: $24.00 as of 27/10/18
Your new favourite summer Rosé is right here – and it has a couple of tricks up its sleeve to keep you thrilled all season long. On the surface it appears to be a perfectly pale, dusky pink that’s pretty as a picture, but one sip will show you that there’s far more going on than just a pretty face. For starters, it’s made from the Italian red grape Primitivo (also called Zinfandel) which makes it very unusual here Down Under. Then, when you think it’s just going to be the usual rosé suspects of ripe strawberries and a little watermelon, suddenly WHOOSH! Out of nowhere, in lane 8, comes the thirst quenching hit of pink grapefruit. It’s deliciously fresh, pithy and tart – like your favourite wisecracking friend. And, just like her, a glass of this will make you smile and dream of having more time to relax and hang out by the pool together. With a generous charcuterie platter for good measure.
How do you do the online wine club?
It’s like a book club, but with WINE! We provide a great deal each month on two of our faves direct from the fabulous producer. You simply grab them and try them! Join the wine tasting revolution and have loads of fabulous fun along the way.
How do I purchase these wines?
Enjoy buying the wines direct from the producer! By purchasing your wine direct you’re supporting real people making gorgeous wines. Simply purchase your wines by clicking on the ‘Buy Now’ links and you’ll be taken to the winery’s website to make your selection.
DISCLAIMER: All wines are purchased directly from the winery and The Fabulous Ladies’ Wine Society takes no commissions from sales. Hence, The Fabulous Ladies’ Wine Society does not take any responsibility for ordering systems, payments and wine delivery as these are the sole responsibility of the winery.