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Emily Grant
 
23 January 2018 | Emily Grant

What to Pair With Your Australia Day BBQ

It’s Australia Day.  It’s summer.  It’s time to fire up the BBQ.

But first, let’s get prepared! What variety of wine is best to pair with what you’re cooking on your barbie this Aussie Day? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered. Below we’ve listed some of our top barbeque picks and what we think you should pair with them.

Don't forget, we are offering all our Brokenwood mates a special 25% OFF AND FREE SHIPPING SITE WIDE* for a limited time.

Simple enter the code "MATES RATES" at the checkout.
 


2015 Cricket Pitch Red, Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Shiraz  BUY NOW 
2014 Wade Block 2 Vineyard Shiraz, McLaren Vale SA  BUY NOW 


2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, McLaren Vale SA  BUY NOW 
2015 Wildwood Road Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River WA  BUY NOW 


2017 Tempranillo, Beechworth VIC  BUY NOW 
2015 Indigo Vineyard Pinot Noir, Beechworth VIC BUY NOW 


2017 Sangiovese, Beechworth VIC  BUY NOW 
2014 Four Winds Vineyard Shiraz, Canberra District NSW BUY NOW 


2016 Chardonnay  BUY NOW 
2016 Forest Edge Vineyard Chardonnay, Orange NSW BUY NOW 


Semillon, of course!
2017 Semillon, Hunter Valley NSW  BUY NOW 
2009 Oakey Creek Vineyard Semillon, Hunter Valley NSW BUY NOW 


2016 Pinot Noir, Beechworth VIC  BUY NOW 
2015 Maxwell Vineyard Chardonnay, Hunter Valley NSW BUY NOW 


Let’s not forget that delicious antipasti platter that no matter how big our serving plate is, it still won’t be big enough to fit all four varieties of Salami and Prosciutto we buy.

2017 Rosato, Beechworth VIC  BUY NOW 
2016 Rosé, Hunter Valley NSW BUY NOW 


We hope you have a great Australia Day filled with friends, fun, and of course, delicious food and wine! 
*Offer ends midnight 26 January AEST. Not valid on Icon Range or in conjunction with any other offers.

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Time Posted: 23/01/2018 at 10:20 AM
Lauretta Parker
 
17 January 2018 | Lauretta Parker

2018 release wines and the declassification of 2016 Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz


My first vintage at Brokenwood in 1983 saw the introduction of our Single Vineyard wines, starting with the Graveyard Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and a bottling of Hermitage. The latter being 100% from the Graveyard Vineyard but we didn’t label as such. It was however labelled Graveyard Vineyard from 1984.


Iain Leslie Riggs - First vintage,1983.

Of the 35 vintages since, we have declassified 6 vintages. As the only Hunter Valley red wine on the Langton’s Classification of Australian wine (and at the highest rating – Exceptional) our goal is to maintain the Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz as one of Australia’s very best.

After a difficult 2015 vintage the decision to declassify was easy but we felt with strict barrel selection there would be a small amount of 2016 Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz. At the time of writing, the wine has been in bottle for approximately 9 months and after retasting and considerable discussion, we again feel that the superb lineage we’ve built since 1983 would be compromised if we released it. Especially as the next release, now the 2017, will become the 30th vintage. Quality is paramount and the 2017 is an outstanding Hunter Valley Shiraz that will stand comfortably alongside the multi-award winning 2014 Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz.

So what becomes of the 2016 wine?

The 1968 plantings of the Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz comprise of 4 blocks, one of which is known as “7 Acre” and a label we have previously used for a Shiraz from this vineyard. We typically release the Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz at the end of May, so this year in its place will be the 2016 7 Acre Shiraz. Additionally we will be releasing the 2016 Tallawanta Vineyard Shiraz. This hallowed and heritage-listed vineyard is 98 years old and has produced some of the finest wines in the Hunter Valley; Brokenwood became the “honoured custodian” in 2014.

Both wines are available for pre-order, please contact [email protected]

We trust you will enjoy the wines to be released this year, and we look forward to seeing you at our wine club events.

Kind regards,

Iain Leslie Riggs
Chief Winemaker and Managing Director

Time Posted: 17/01/2018 at 1:37 PM