Tag: Coonawarra

French Influence in Southern Hemisphere Wines

The French Influence on the Southern Hemisphere

 mywinepal  April 26, 2022

Winemaking has been around for hundreds of years.  We are very familiar with wines coming from Europe, in particular France, where we talk about Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Champagne.  We typically call Europe the “Old World” wine region, while wines made from the southern hemisphere, are known as the “New World“, plus North America.  But where did the grapes come from…

Quick Wine Review: St. John’s Road Peace of Eden Riesling

 mywinepal  August 11, 2018

When you think of Australian wine and regions, you probably think of a hot climate, Barossa Valley, and maybe the Coonawarra.  But what about cool climate regions of Australia?  Yes, there are cooler regions in Australia where aromatic varieties like Riesling can grow.  Off of the mainland of Australia, there is the island of Tasmania where you get fantastic sparkling…

So You Say You Want a Wine Revolution?

 mywinepal  May 22, 2016

You know we all want to change the world, and wine making is one of those areas that has been undergoing a revolution to past wine making techniques recently.  I attended a seminar on the past, present, and future of Australian wine making, and it was interesting to see changes that are going on in this country, but it can…

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Ace Australian Wines at the Vancouver International Wine Fest

 mywinepal  March 9, 2015  1 Comment on Ace Australian Wines at the Vancouver International Wine Fest

G’Day to all my wine drinking mates.  The Aussies came in force to the Vancouver International Wine Fest and showed off their best, from Shiraz to Chardonnay and many other varietals and blends in between.  I can say that the wines I tasted were Fair Dinkum. Some of the wines really caught my eye so I thought I’d share these…

Hollick Coonawarra

Welcome Hollick Wines to the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015

 mywinepal  December 7, 2014  1 Comment on Welcome Hollick Wines to the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015

A Brief History of Hollick Wines Hollick Wines is a small winery in Coonawarra, South Australia. Ian and Wendy Hollick purchased a piece of grazing land on the southern end of the Coonawarra district in 1974. This small block of land was one of the original allocations in the Coonawarra Fruit Colony which John Riddoch founded in 1890. Although predominantly…

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Meet Bleasdale Vineyards at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015

 mywinepal  December 2, 2014

The next winery to introduce you to at the Vancouver International Wine Festival is Bleasdale Vineyards.  Learn about their interesting region that has an afternoon breeze called the “Lake Doctor” to help slow the grapes ripening and should keep more acidity in the grapes.  Enjoy the read now from the winery, and tasting their wines in February 2015. ~~~ BLEASDALE…

Majella Coonawarra

Visit Majella Wines at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015

 mywinepal  November 24, 2014

Majella is a frequent visitor to the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  This is our eighth visit to this great event and were are very much looking forward to showing off our wines once again. Majella Wines is a family owned company situated in Coonawarra, in the Limestone Coast region in south east South Australia.  Coonawarra is regarded my most wine…