Christmas Quaffers & Perfect Gifts

Christmas Quaffers & Perfect Gifts

Hunting for some Christmas quaffers, easy gifts, or a centrepiece magnum for the festive table? Look no further.

Winemaker Ben Portet stopped in recently with his gorgeous range of Dominique Portet wines from the Yarra Valley. A week later and we are still thinking about them!

Ben is a tenth generation winemaker. His father Dominique moved to Australia after a childhood spent in some of the world’s most respected wineries, including Chateau Lafite where his father was the vineyard and winery manager.

Vintages in the Medoc, Rhone Valley, Provence with Moet et Chandon and Clos da Val in the Napa Valley honed his skills before settling in Australia and establishing the Dominique Portet winery with his winemaker son Ben.

Despite his prestigious family lineage and success, Ben is a humble winemaker with a generous spirit.. preferring to let the wines and quality of fruit speak for themselves.

To order any of the below wines, simply email or call us on 07 3852 1891


2017 Dominique Portet Fontaine Rose MAGNUM – $60

The glass stopper and gift packaging make this an easy choice for Christmas gifts, or the perfect way to dress up the Christmas table or a long lunch over the summer. The blend is 60% Shiraz, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot.

Salmon coloured, pretty red fruits on the nose and a hint of pepper, with a creamy mouth feel and fine natural acidity.


2016 Dominique Portet Origine Chardonnay – $42

We were hesitant to taste it after the whirlwind success of the previous vintage (2016 winner of the VIC100), but it certainly did not disappoint. Ben commented that he thinks the 2016 is even better!

It’s complex and stylistically everything you could ask for, with layers of ginger spice woven through well-handled oak and driving minerality.


2017 Dominique Portet Fontaine Cabernet Sauvignon – $22

Gold Medal at 2017 Sydney Royal Wine Show.

Another big hit with our clients in last year’s release. This is a juicy, fresh, medium bodied cabernet with a very friendly price tag. The blend is 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 2% Malbec and a dash of Petit Verdot.

It’s a fantastic summer red, we might even go so far as to say it’s a Pinot lover’s Cab Sauv..

Exclusive Margaret River Producer Wows at Wineaway

Exclusive Margaret River Producer Wows at Wineaway

Scott & Vic fell in love with Margaret River producer Windows Estate a couple of years ago, and have been raving about them ever since.

Run by the young and incredibly hard working Davies family, the values held paramount to this boutique operation are sustainability, absolute devotion to the vines, and a gentle approach in their winemaking. You’d be hard pressed to find a more dedicated and knowledgeable pair of vino lovers in all of Margaret River.

Awarded ‘Best Small Cellar Door’ in Margaret River by Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine three years in a row (2015, 2016, 2017), Scott is forever recommending a visit for any of our clients heading to the region. Judging by the feedback, he hasn’t led them astray!

These wines are wonderful expressions of the fruit and, with extremely limited distribution (other than at cellardoor, Wineaway are the only other retailer nationally for these wines), we are thrilled to be able to offer them exclusively to you our clients.

To order any of the below wines, simply email or call us on 07 3852 1891


2014 Windows Estate Basket Pressed Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River – $42

97 point, James Halliday

Margaret River to its back teeth with that particular profound mouthfilling expression of varietal blackcurrant fruit that doesn’t need to belabour the point.

It is, quite simply, of world class – so I won’t belabour the point either.


2015 Windows Estate Basket Pressed Syrah Margaret River – $32

New Release!

Sour cherry and tangy dark berries dominate this wine’s layered palate with nuances of white pepper and spice.

A fine acid backbone and savoury characters complete this attractive cool climate Syrah.


2016 Windows Estate Chardonnay Margaret River – $42

New Release!

Not ‘officially’ due for release until November, but the 2015 earned 95points from both Hooke and Halliday.

This traditional style Chardonnay combines power with elegance in typical Margaret River fashion.

(On a little side note.. We hosted a square-off event last year between the Leeuwin Estate and Windows Estate Cabernets, and it was the Windows which was far more popular with our punters (and at half the price)!!)

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