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2016 Punt Road Shiraz – GOLD MEDAL 2017 Yarra Valley Wine Show

Following on from the success of the 2015 Punt Road Shiraz with all of its wine show awards, now the 2016 has picked up the baton!

GOLD Medal at the Yarra Valley Wine Show for the 2016 Punt Road Shiraz.

The world is waking up to HOW DELICIOUS Yarra Valley Shiraz can be…

If you haven’t tried it, now’s your chance…before it sells out…Cheers!

Full results here

Punt Road Cabernet – One Of Halliday Magazine’s 50 Great Reds

Halliday Magazine

Halliday Magazine’s 50 Great Reds – 2015 Punt Road Cabernet

The new Aug/Sep edition of Halliday Magazine is just out and our Punt Road 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon has been named one of Australia’s 50 Great Reds…love Yarra Cabernet! Buy it online or at cellar door…but be quick, it’s almost out…

Strange Case Of Dr Tim & Mr Shand

Our friends over at Cellarhand have written a great, no holds barred, often cheeky article about our Winemaker-in-chief, Tim Shand.

Have a read for yourself here

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Punt Road’s Pinot Noir Range – Australian Wine Review

fantastic Pinots

It’s no secret that we produce fantastic Pinots, but it’s always nice to have a someone as highly regarded as Andrew Graham from Australian Wine Review share the love.

Read Andrew’s article here

A Warming Winter Combination

A WARMING WINTER

There is no winter of discontent today…warm breeze, blue sky, glass of ’16 Shiraz…just add you and your significant other…and a cheese platter from our cellar door.

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Gumboot Season 2017

GUMBOOT SEASON 2017

‘There’s a chill in the air, the sky’s grey, and it’s wet underfoot but every year in the Yarra Valley, winter becomes Yarra Valley Gumboot Season.’

To celebrate all things Yarra Valley, winter & gumboot, come into our cellar door wearing your finest gumboots from the 1st to the 30th of July and we will reward you with a 20% discount on any wine purchases made…there may even be a special prize for those customers with extraordinary, two-of-a-kind boots….

So wear your gummies with pride this July and reap the rewards!

Don’t forget to tag us in Facebook & Instagram for your chance to win a 6 pack of Punt Road & Airlie Bank wines – #gumboots #gummies #gumbootseason @puntroadwines

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Vintage Wrap Up

Vintage is a wrap and what a vintage it was!

Plentiful frost days and heavy rains in winter delayed budburst, and spring continued in this mild (and wet) fashion. Pinot noir in particular was slow to wake up.  

Berry set was very inconsistent across the different varieties, due to the variable spring weather which ranged from glorious to inclement. Bunch size in pinot gris and pinot noir was very small, whilst chardonnay, shiraz and cabernet set a large crop.

High ground water levels, clear days and cold nights throughout November and December were the harbinger of the vintage to come. We had excellent canopies with slowly developing bunches. The mild conditions persisted into January and February. Warm, sunny days (not too warm) with crisp nights and mornings. Perfect for slow ripening, delicate flavours and acid retention. There was no disease threat from rain, and we harvested at leisure. Blocks came on in their usual order, and we had the luxury of some quality hang time in the older blocks of pinot noir and cabernet.

The vintage has the hallmarks of both 2012 and 2015, with reason to believe it may be a touch better. We are seeing great concentration of flavour, and a touch more complexity than at the same point in those years.

Across the valley, chardonnay will be the highlight. Here at the winery in Coldstream we are particularly excited about sauvignon blanc, pinot gris and gamay. We have also dug deep into the experimental well, and there are many batches in the winery that are well left of centre, to be released to our Punters Club later in the year. Keep an eye out.

– Tim Shand

The New 2015 Cabernet

2015 Cabernet

The new 2015 Cabernet by the fire…

very limited, highly rated…grab it while it’s still about…

Magic Autumn Days

AUTUMN DAYS

Perfect time for a visit…our acclaimed 2015 Punt Road Cabernet Sauvignon is just released as well as our delicious new 2017 Punt Road Pinot Gris…see you out here!

The View From Our Cellar Door

Magic Autumn

beautiful morning

It’s amazing that we get any work done with a view like this –

Mt Dandenong down the drive at Punt Road Wines, beautiful morning. Have a look at those trees though!