Premium, single vineyard Barossa Shiraz. New release, July 2017.
Made using fruit sourced from the best rows of our Seppeltsfield 5 acre Seize the Day Shiraz vineyard, this wine is the pinnacle of our wine producing journey which started in 1999.
Five years of planning, the grapes nurtured and worried over by Peter, a gifted winemaker Joanne Irvine, three years maturation in French oak, (including some from Cognac), all beautifully presented in an elegant French bottle. Even the label is special, Seize the Day is Peters handwriting.
Rated : 93+ Points (Campbell Mattison – Winefront)
Alcohol : 14.7%
Price : $120
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2021 – 2034+
Barossa Shiraz at the hand of Peter Milhinch and Sharyn Rogers. Grown on a vineyard at Seppeltsfield. 165 dozen made.
This is slick and intense. Oak and fruit, well married, its inkiness served fresh. It tastes of boysenberry and sweet plum, spearmint and milk chocolate. It has might and power but it’s not over the top, though the level of oak here will disturb some. I looked at this over the course of 24 hours and as time went on the fruit pushed ever-more to the front, though oak was always clear and present. Tannin presents as fine-grained but assertive; you’d call it well integrated but with a slight inclination to strike out on its own. The price is ambitious but every indication is that a long and positive future lies ahead.
Campbell Mattison, Winefront 16 August 2017
NEW RELEASE! Wine Showcase Magazine 94 points.
This limited production, hand crafted wine is made from 100% Pinot Gris grapes sourced from a small premium vineyard in Eden Valley. Our winemaker, Jo Irvine, quips that the Pinot Gris grape is “the ugly duckling of grapes that turns into a swan in the glass” – provided it’s well made of course!
Jo describes Pinot Gris as “the red man’s white” as it has more palate weight than you would normally find in other white wines.
Light bronze or straw in colour, Nashi pear and melon aromas are complemented with tropical fruit flavours and a crisp, refreshing acidity.
Pinot Gris is an ideal food wine. Enjoy it as an aperitif or with light seafood and chicken dishes.
Winemaker: Jo Irvine
This is the 14th vintage that we have produced Seize the Day Rosé and we are just as excited as we were the first time in 2003!
This wine is made in an “off dry” style and is a beautiful, vibrant colour.
The nose and palate offer peaches and cream and say “drink me!”
An ideal wine to enjoy as an aperitif, this is a versatile style rosé that will stand up to big flavours such as anchovy, olive and garlic. It’s the ideal wine to drink with tapenade, a paella or grilled chicken, fish or lamb with herbs and mild spicy dishes. A good wine for barbecues and enjoyable with rustic pâtés and terrines, other charcuterie and a variety of cheeses.
Winemaker: Jo Irvine
Drink to 2025 + 14.5% Alcohol Screwcap Vol 1.5L
Made to drink young and taste the fruit from the vineyard!
Classic handmade Barossa Shiraz.
As with our 2005 Shiraz, we held back a small quantity of this wine. After eight years developing in the bottle, the bright fruit, oaky flavors and tannins have been replaced by a smooth, supple palate and mellowed fruit.
Basket pressed, made in open top fermenters with hand pumpovers and racked for clarity, the wine is nicely developed.
Deep burgundy in colour, red fruits, hints of chocolate and savoury notes. Good persistence of dark fruits on the palate and finish.
Drinking beautifully now and as with our 2005 Shiraz, will do so for many years yet.
Only 37 bottles left.
Classic handmade Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
After two years in barrel and eight years in bottle, the bright fruit, oaky flavors and tannins in this wine have been replaced by a smooth, silky palate and subtle fruit.
Enjoy a ripe, warm Cabernet palate and blackberry and chocolate flavours.
Safely bottled under stelvin closure, expect many good drinking years yet in which to enjoy this wine as it just gets better with age.
Basket pressed, made in open top fermenters with hand pump overs and racked for clarity.
Different to cooler climate Cabernet Sauvignon wines, a well made Barossa Cabernet can surprise and delight the most discerning palate!
Only 32 bottles left.
Sorry, sold out.
This wine is a classic handmade Barossa Shiraz.
We held back a small quantity of this wine and now you can reap the reward! With the wine having spent nine years developing in the bottle, the hard work has been done for you!
Basket pressed, made in open top fermenters with hand pumpovers and racked for clarity, the wine is nicely developed with full flavours, yet soft on the palate.
It has a rich, ripe, chocolate mint nose and lovely long, rich and weighty palate with intense sweet flavours.
Drinking beautifully now and at least another 10 years.
Only 28 bottles left.