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10 Jul

Santa Is Coming To Town Early!

By: Justine Teal Categories: Wines

We’ve still got another six months until Christmas, but we’ve got you covered for Christmas in July until then with a range of gift options for every budget that will surely make the wait more bearable and exciting. Whether you’re eagerly counting down the days or simply looking for a special treat, we’ve got you covered.

Whether you’re celebrating with Champagne, Sparkling wine, red wine or spirits, we’ve got you covered to make your Christmas in July jolly & bright.. Explore our vast range of products, carefully curated to cater to all budgets and preferences. Whether you’re treating yourself or searching for the perfect gift for a loved one, our selection is designed to make this holiday season memorable and filled with cheer. Cheers to Christmas in July!

Feeling like Sparkling?

NV Harewood ‘Mira’ Sparkling Chardonnay-Pinot Noir

94 pts – Winestate Magazine 2021 Champagne & Sparkling Awards

A nougat-like nose showing delicate autolysis with nice interplay of fruit and secondary derived flavours. Bright acid.

Mezza di Mezzacorona Italian Glacial Sparkling

91 pts – Angus Hughson (The Wine Pilot)

It’s a unique blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Muller Thurgau, and is made in a similar way to Prosecco creating a bright, fresh and juicy sparkling wine.

Champagne Jacquart Mosaique Brut

96 pts – Decanter World Wine Awards 2023

Quite classy and carefully composed, showing attractive aromas of peaches, apples, honey and touches of honeysuckle. Delicious on the palate, with a silky mousse.

Champagne Jacquart Mosaique Rosé

92 pts – Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

Full salmon-pink colour with a rich, ripe, raspberry to strawberry nose, bold and fruity, building lovely toast and brioche complexities. A very attractive mix of fruit and tirage-developed characters. The wine is rich and full-bodied, loaded with flavour but not at the expense of finesse. Long carry. A very smart rosé in a fuller, more generous style.

2014 Champagne Jacquart Mono Cru Cepage Chouilly

Champagne Jacquart has given its superb collection of vintages time to mature over several seasons and become a showcase for its expertise and wealth of vineyard sites. Each of the labels turns the spotlight on one of the grapes that forms the company’s varietal mosaic. At the end of 2019, Champagne Jacquart unveiled the first, limited edition opus in the collection: Chouilly Grand Cru Vintage 2014, available in limited edition of 1000 bottles across the world.

2016 Champagne Jacquart Mono Cru Villers Marmery Brut

The palate displays the same burst of joyous aromatics with notes of mentholated verbena, spring flowers and citrus fruits. An extremely fine, long thread of tension offers a backbone to the palate, with stellar quality acidity imbuing it with gentle, flavourful length. The final sensation recalls nature in all its fresh, radiant glory.

2010 Champagne Jacquart Cuvee Alpha Brut

95 points – Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

Fullish straw-yellow colour with a dried herb, savoury, straw and hay bouquet, which seems to need time in the glass (or the bottle) to develop and open. It’s rich and full in the mouth, showing good concentration and amplitude, the aftertaste lingering long after the wine has gone. The mouth flavours include lemon and gardenia, superbly underlined by vibrant acidity. Very good, and it could benefit from a little more time in a cellar.

2013 Rotari Flavio Riserva

94 pts – Barry Weinman (Fine Wine Club)

100% Chardonnay, this opens with creamy vanillin hints, stonefruit (peach) and brioche/lees notes. The lees characters are remarkably integrated given the extended time on lees (9 years). This is quite delicious. There is richness to the fruit up front, but this gradually gives way to refreshing acidity and supple textural grip. A serious wine with excellent length and persistence of flavours and lovely texture. Made in an extra-brut style, remarkably, this has less than 2gms/l of dosage. It comes from the Trento DOC in the Trentino region and is made using the Methode Champenoise. 50% of the fruit saw barrel ferment and malolactic fermentation. Disgorged in 2022 and only 3000 bottles produced.

Keeping Spirits Bright

Cognac Leyrat XO Elite

The taste is elegant and has a great finesse, the wooden and fruity flavours are perfectly balanced. 

Cognac Leyrat Extra Glory

The aromas of candied fruits, cinnamon and wood bring a great length and an incomparable wealth. With a finish of a great flexibility, supported by notes of lemon, cigar box and orange.

Cognac Leyrat XO Hors d’Age

Old amber gold colour. Delicate association of toasted wood, spice and cocoa notes. The second nosing reveals aromas of pine resin and varnished wood, then candied fruits with a few floral highlights. Supple and harmonious due to its very long ageing. Tobacco, spices and candied fruits elegantly finish this exceptional X.O Elite.

Poli Grappa Cleopatra Moscato Oro

Orange Blossom and White Muscat. Meadows in flower, fresh and citrus fruit, honey, pastry. Mellow, clean and extremely elegant.

Poli Grappa Aromatica (Traminer)

The Grappa offers some fruity and citrus sensations reminiscent of lime, and some intense notes of spicy pepper and ginger.

Antipodes Gin Gift Box Pack

– 1 x 200ml Organic Chardonnay Barrel Aged Gin

– 1 x 200ml Organic Pink Gin– 1 x 200ml Organic Espresso Liqueur

Need a sweet treat for dessert?

2018 Feudo Arancio Hekate Passito

94 pts – Ken Gargett (Wine Pilot)

Cracking example of the Passito style. Hekate was a Greek goddess, guardian of youth and bestower of kindness and wealth. The grapes, from Sicily, are naturally dried, becoming raisin-like which concentrates the sugars, the blend in this case being Chardonnay Viognier and Inzolia. The colour is a bronze/gold. The flavours weave through beeswax, honey, orange rind, treacle, toffee and honey itself. Luscious in style with a lovely supple texture and fine acidity plus very good length. Love this wine, which should have a very long life.

Spice up your night with Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is a warm and aromatic beverage typically made by heating red wine with various spices, such as cinnamon, cloves, and orange peel. The perfect winter drink to spice up your cold nights.

Mulled Wine Pack

Spice up the cold winter nights with our Spanish Mulled Wine Pack.

We’ve included 3 of our premium Spanish wines, ingredients and recipe to get you going this winter!

What is included?

  • 1 bottle x Campos de Viento Tempranillo
  • 1 bottle x Campos de Risca
  • 1 bottle x Amigo de la Tierra Shiraz Tempranillo
  • 3 whole Cinnamon sticks
  • 6 Star Anise
  • 12 Cloves
  • 6 Dried Orange Slices

Let's Warm Up Over A Glass Of Red!


2020 Eisenstone McDonald Vineyard Marananga Shiraz SV904

97 pts – Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

Deep, dark and very bright purple-red colour, with a lovely detailed aroma of chocolate and herbs, both fresh and dried; floral nuances and red fruits, hints of spices and the palate is very full-bodied and generous with lashings of supple tannins, all in harmony with the great depth of fruit. A complex wine already: it will be great to see it a few years down the track.

2018 Harewood Cabernet-Merlot

95 pts – Drinks Trade Magazine

Black fruits and earthy tones. Moody. Great textural balance with palate depth and a focused line of bright acidity. Layered complexity to finish.

2018 Silkwood ‘The Bowers’ Shiraz

91 pts – Halliday Wine Companion

Savoury shiraz with enough fruit-flavour to make it juicy and satisfying. Clove and pepper-spice notes thread through red cherry and plum. There are some green herb notes here, too, but the wine is ripe, well-shaped and easy to enjoy.

2020 Mt Bera ‘Wild and Free’ Pinot Noir

91 pts – Ken Gargett (Wine Pilot)

From the Adelaide Hills region, which has proved itself to be one of the best on the mainland for Pinot Noir, this wine has a lovely bright crimson/garnet hue. The nose is from the more rustic and fungal end of the spectrum; a bit of the wild child here. Those who enjoy some mushroom, brambles and animal notes in their Pinot will love this. Good complexity is displayed by dry herb notes, spices, leather and cloves, with warm earth and raspberries with better than medium length. Better in two to three years and then will more than hold for the following half dozen.

2019 The Little Wine Company Sangiovese

93 pts – Patrick Eckel (Wine Reviewer)

An opulent nose, red and black cherry with a sweetness of brown spice. The palate shows generous, textured red berries initially, but what is most enjoyable is the subtle build of bay leaf and spiced impact that gives complexity and contrast to the wine; there is a drying almost saline edge to finish that draws you back for another sip of the beautifully expressive red fruits. Some very good winemaking here.

2021 Highgate Organic Shiraz South Australia

Double Gold – Gilbert & Gaillard InternationalChallenge

Gold – Mundus Vini Grand International Wine Awards

94pts- Winestate World’s Greatest Shiraz/Syrah XVII Wine Show

A very young but impressive shiraz with a spicy mulberry bouquet with hints of plums and a tight elegant palate.


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