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Monday, 7 March 2011

The Wine List

A holiday in 2009 was a major turning point for me.  I finally managed to visit some of Australia's great wine regions and taste some of its great wines. 

On that holiday, with my travelling companions, we took to photographing each day the wines that we consumed.  What follows is, hopefully, the full chronological list of the wines (full bottles only, not covering tastings at Cellar Doors) consumed on that holiday in 2009.  All bottles (with the exception of those consumed in Katoomba; the Bannockburns and Yering Station) were purchased at the Cellar Door of the winery listed.

Katoomba, NSW - Monday 16th February
1. Two Churches, Barossa Valley Rose, 2007
2. Banrock Station, Sparkling White Shiraz, NV
3. Penfolds, Thomas Hyland Shiraz, 2006
4. Mount Pleasant Philip Shiraz. 2006
5. Dalfarras, Shiraz Viognier, 2004
6. d'Arenberg, "d'Arry's Original" Shiraz Grenache, 2006
7. d'Arenberg, "Laughing Magpie" Shiraz Viognier, 2006

Apollo Bay, VIC - Thursday 19th February
1. Shadowfax, Riesling, 2008
2. Shadowfax, Werribee Shiraz, 2005
3. Shadowfax, Heathcote "One Eye" Shiraz, 2005
4. Yering Station, Shiraz Viognier, 2006

Robe, SA - Saturday 21st February
1. Balnaves, Sparkling Cabernet, NV
2. Shadowfax, Sauvignon Blanc, 2008
3. Balnaves, "Cheeky Red", 2008
4. di Giorgio, "Sterita" Shiraz, 2005

McLaren Vale, SA - Sunday 22nd February
1. Katnook Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, 2008
2. Wynns Coonawarra Estate, Coonawarra Riesling, 2008
3. Bannockburn Geelong, Shiraz, 2004
4. Wynns Coonawarra Estate, "Black Label" Shiraz, 2006

McLaren Vale, SA - Monday 23rd February
1. Gemtree, "Cadenzia" Grenache Tempranillo Shiraz, 2007
2. Red Heads. The Back Shed Shiraz Grenache, 2006
3. Tapestry. "Cadenzia" Old Vine Grenache, 2007
4. d'Arenberg, "Sticks & Stones" Tempranillo Grenache Shiraz. 2005
5. d'Arenberg, "The Last Ditch" Viognier, 2008

Barossa Valley, SA - Tuesday 24th February
1. "Lazy Ballerina" Shiraz Viognier, 2006
2. Red Heads, "The Back Shed" Shiraz Grenache, 2006
3. Wirra Wirra, "Sparrow's Lodge" Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006

Appelation Restaurant, Barossa Valley, SA Wednesday 25th February
1. Pelorus, Sparkling, NV
2. Radford Dale, Eden Valley Riesling, 2007
3. Cooper Burns, Barossa Valley Grenache, 2006
4. Deisen, Barossa Shiraz, 2005

Bay of Shoals, KI - Thursday 26th February
1. Wirra Wirra "Scrubby Rise" Unwooded Chardonnay, 2008
2. d'Arenberg, "The Stump Jump" Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Marsanne, Viognier, Chardonnay, 2007
3. Hardy's, Oomoo Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre, 2006
4. Pertaringa, "Over The Top" Shiraz, 2006

Bay of Shoals, KI - Friday 27th February
1. Majella, "Melody" Rose, 2008
2. Bannockburn Geelong, Pinot Noir, 2005
3. Gemtree, "Obsidian" Shiraz, 2005
4. Peter Lehmann, "Clancy's" Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot (Magnum), 2004
5. d'arenberg, "The Noble Mud Pie", Viognier Pinot Gris Marsanne, 2008

Bay of Shoals, KI - Saturday 28th February
1. Two Hands, Gnarly Dudes Shiraz, 2007
2. Turkey Flat, Rose, 2008
3. Pertaringa, "Scarecrow" Sauvignon Blanc, 2008
4. Woop Woop, Verdelho, 2008
5. Katnook Estate, Chardonnay Brut Blanc de Blancs, 2007
6. Chateau Tanunda, Terroirs Ebenezer Shiraz, 200?
7. Kaesler, "Reid's Rasp" Shiraz, 2008
8. Wynn's, Samuel Port, NV

Brisbane, QLD - Sunday 1st March
1. Langmeil, "Fifth Wave" Grenache, 2006
2. Langmeil, "Orphan Bank" Shiraz, 2006

Brisbane, QLD - Monday 2nd March
1. Isabel, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, 2008
2. Turkey Flat, Rose, 2008
3. The Black Chook, Sparkling Shiraz, NV
4. Two Hands, Bella's Garden Shiraz, 2006
5. Red Heads, "Yard Dog" Petit Verdot merlot Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006
6. Wirra Wirra, "Catapult" Shiraz Viognier, 2006
7. Langmeil, Fortified Shiraz
8. Wynns, Samuel Port

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