April 2017

Online Wine Club

Two of our favourites from Paracombe Wines in the Adelaide Hills. The 2016 Grüner V5 & 2011 Cabernet Franc

  • Twin-pack $51.00 $49.00
  • Six (3 of each) $147.00 $132.00
  • Dozen (6 of each) $294.00 $249.00

And FREE delivery in Australia! Save up to $35 more.

Offer expires Wed 26 April 2017

April 2017

Online Wine Club

Two of our favourites from Paracombe Wines in the Adelaide Hills. The 2016 Grüner V5 & 2011 Cabernet Franc

  • Twin-pack $51.00 $49.00
  • Six (3 of each) $147.00 $132.00
  • Dozen (6 of each) $294.00 $249.00

And FREE delivery in Australia! Save up to $35 more.

Offer expires Wed 26 April 2017

FREE Delivery - within Australia

Why we love these wines

Grüner is the new best friend you didn’t knew you had, but fits into your lifestyle and around the food you like to eat so nicely. This blend of five aromatic whites, dominated by the Gruner – one of Adelaide Hills’ hottest emerging varieties – will spice up your autumn just nicely. Bright, clean and food friendly – what’s not to love?

From Austria to France with a sophisticated red, the Cabernet Franc. Unlike it’s bold cousin Cabernet Sauvignon, your Franc here is oozing soft elegance. Sip by the fireside or indulge in an Autumn roast with this beauty, full of violets, aniseed and berries.

Who are Paracombe?

Kathy Drogemuller – one of our favourite fabulous ladies of wine – has built Paracombe from the ground up, from what used to be a sheep farm. Kathy and her family have developed over the last two decades an award winning wine brand that is now exported to ten countries, while still retaining their boutique, artisan roots.

Paracombe are renowned for their cool climate styling and mix of classic and emerging varieties, and their consistent quality. Visit the cellar door high on the plateau in the Adelaide Hills and not only enjoy food and wine, but be greeted by the wine dogs, Lita and Charlie, big cuddly Maremma sheepdogs. Views forever and Maremma. It’s no wonder Paracombe are so well loved!

Watch Paracombe Wines’ Kathy Drogemuller and Fab Ladies’ Jane Thomson do a LIVE wine tasting of these two fabulous wines!

Paracombe Adelaide Hills Grüner V5 2016

Variety: Grüner Veltliner 57%, Riesling 26%, Pinot Gris 9%, Pinot Blanc 5% & Gewürztraminer 3%.
Region: Paracombe, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
RRP: $22.00 as at 29/03/17

A new season calls for a new wine. Fill your glass with this aromatic, crisp and dry white and enjoy a new sensation that is somehow familiar. So more-ish, so mouth coating yet crisp. Food’s best friend with citrus flavours tempered by nutmeg, ginger and pure minerality.

Grüner Veltliner – which dominates this blend – may be new to Australia, but those clever folk in Austria have been enjoying it all this time without sharing. Thankfully times have changed and it’s now your turn to enjoy this sophisticated drop. Letting it hang out with it’s aromatic friends is a stroke of genius. Together they are like Bon Jovi – better and tastier together than Jon ever was in his solo career. Pair it with sweet scallops, sample with creamy pasta or spice things up with a stir fry.

Paracombe Adelaide Hills 2011 Cabernet Franc

Variety: Cabernet Franc
Region: Paracombe, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
RRP: $29.00 as at 29/03/17

Ooh la la this French fantastique variety is as rare as seeing Target on a Paris catwalk – at least in a straight varietal wine in Australia. You may know Cab Franc from  such wines as Bordeaux Blends (with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot) but it more than stands on it’s own two feet with a flirty fragrant aroma and gently spiced, berry fruit, dry palate.

Expect a lightness, softer than the massively muscular Cabernet Sauvignon. So put away the rich stews and opt for the lighter side of life, a pot luck dinner party with friends, a quick grilled haloumi salad, or a cheese souffle if you are feeling fancy. Don’t forget to practice your French! Oui oui – another glass sil vous plait!

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.

Make up your own mind!

Create your own wine review

We think doing the online wine club is a great way to learn about and discover new wines. So make sure you take the chance to note down what you like and don’t like about the wines you try using our fabulous wine scoring card. Use it along with the tasting notes while you’re trying each wine!

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.