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Alex McIntosh
1 November 2019 | Alex McIntosh

What's trending in wine this season?


With spring in full swing and summer fast approaching, we’re well and truly amongst the perfect season to be enjoying a fresh, crisp drop of wine.

Whether your entertaining with friends, or simply looking for the right bottle of wine to pair with dinner on a balmy night, there’s no denying that Australian wine trends are evolving, and we’re seeing more of a demand for fresher and fruitier styles, especially as the weather heats up.

Australian winemaking is adapting, and we’re seeing a move to catering more towards to our Australian lifestyle, in particular, our culture to enjoy the outdoors. Demands from a new generation of wine drinkers means we’re also seeing a rise in pale-dry Provence style rosés.

Asian and seafood dishes are a popular preference for us Aussies, and lighter, fresher and crunchier wines pair perfectly with them. 

“We eat tonnes of seafood and Asian cuisine in Australia and spend most of our time outdoors, and until recently have been drinking wines that don’t represent that lifestyle, but we’ve reached a tipping point and are starting to see wines being made that reflect our outdoor behaviour” says wine writer, Mike Bennie.

With the days now getting longer and the weather increasingly warmer, this season’s favourite varieties are best served chilled.

We’ve taken the time to create a list of some of our top drops to be enjoyed however you choose to soak in the warmth this year.

Helen’s Hill 2019 Lana’s Rosé

A quality wine with great versatility for all occasions. This Cabernet Rosé’s standout feature is its ability to provide ample fruit flavours of strawberries and light cherries, whilst still maintaining a crisp, dry finish that doesn’t linger on the palate.

En Vie Blanc de Noir

However you choose to say it, this is sparkling wine that invites a celebration; relaxed, spirited, simple, complex – wherever the mood or occasion takes you.

Ingram Road 2018 Pinot Grigio

This wine is punchy and fruit-driven, delivering generous flavours of apple and pear matched with minerality and a distinctly crisp finish. Match with a cheese platter and you’re well on your way to a good time.

Helen’s Hill 2018 Hill Top Syrah

A wine that displays generous dark fruit upfront is finished impeccably with tannin and a hint of pepper and spice.

To celebrate the launch of Spring Carnival, we’ve put together a special Spring Carnival Pack, including some of our top selections of wine to enjoy this season. Our Spring Carnival Pack can be purchased at the very special price of $120 and is available while stocks last. Head to our Bottleshop to pick yourself one up today! 


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