Wine Lists

Minimal intervention wines to try

By Halliday Promotion

25 Jan, 2019

The labels here are made without chemicals in the vineyard and with a light touch in the winery, meaning they’re wonderful representations of their respective regions and varieties, as with limited interference those distinctive characteristics can truly shine through the wines. They also come with no or very few additives, so they’re bottles you can feel especially good about drinking.

Paxton Quandong Shiraz

2017 Paxton Quandong Farm Shiraz

Winemaker says: Accurately reflects the site, vintage conditions and beauty achievable with serious stewardship, yet minimal intervention in the vineyard and winery. This shiraz has bright red fruit, a silky palate and an elegant finish.

RRP $35 | 2039 | Paxton Wines

Delatite Pinot Gris 2017

2017 Delatite Estate Pinot Gris

Winemaker says: The fruit is estate-grown following biodynamic methods, hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, with only Indigenous yeasts used and 30 per cent fermented in old French oak puncheons. Lees stirred in oak and tank for six months before being blended and bottled.

RRP $27 | 2024 | Delatite

Temple Bruer Preservative Free Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

2017 Temple Bruer Preservative Free Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Winemaker says: This red blend, made with no sulphur dioxide, highlights beautiful aromas of mocha, plum, dark berries and cassis from the cabernet sauvignon, combined with clove, spice, and pepper from the merlot, creating a wine with nicely balanced tannins and length. We employ certified organic farming, are carbon neutral and vegan-friendly, and our commitment to nurturing the earth makes our wines taste and feel that much better.

RRP $25 | 2025 | Temple Bruer Wines

Angove Warboys Vineyard Shiraz Grenache

2017 Angove Warboys Vineyard Shiraz Grenache

Winemaker says: Highly aromatic spice, liquorice and plum from the shiraz combined with dark forest berries from the grenache. Delicious dark red berries plum, spice, white pepper and old-vine complexity, this wine has soft, silky tannins with great length and depth of flavour. 97 points JH.

RRP $44 | 2033 | Angove Family Winemakers

Lowe PF 500 Shiraz

2017 Lowe PF500 Shiraz

Winemaker says: The PF stands for preservative-free, and the 500 has multiple references: the elevation of the site (500 metres), the biodynamic preparation number (which is a process to do with the soils), and an optional bottle size (500ml). This wine is unfiltered and unfined, using only natural yeast. It’s organic, biodynamic and vegan, with no added sulphur or residual.

RRP $22 | 2020 | Lowe Wines