Winemaker, Tim Shand, took some glorious photos of the vineyards on the first day of picking for 2018 on the weekend.

Definitely a contender for ‘Worlds Best Office’!


Cabernet Sauvignon’s turn for veraison…not long now…

We expect to be picking some varietals this week!

First maturity analysis for the year!

At the end of veraison (when the vine is putting all its energy into the fruit, and the grapes colour and soften), we begin to sample and taste the fruit to see when we will harvest. From experience, we know which varieties and blocks will be picked first, but every season throws up a few surprises.

Pinot Noir SamplesPictured are samples from our oldest blocks of pinot noir and chardonnay. These often ripen the earliest as they set a small, even crop. Things are looking a bit earlier than last year, and I predict we’ll harvest these beauties in the next fortnight.

Well, well, well…where have YOU been? Merlot is now BACK with a ripping 2017 limited release only available at cellar door and our website. Single block from 30 year old vines (happy birthday to them!), it’s got the classic merlot characters stitched up…ripe plums, hints of cedar, rosemary and dusty tannins. And all from the brilliant 2017 vintage. Be quick

Punt Road Shiraz keeping cool in the canopy and heading through veraison…here comes the colour!#puntroadwines #shiraz #yarravalley#wineyarravalley #coolclimatewines #vintage2018#vintage2018inthemaking



Hardcore wine shopping in Brooklyn…respect!#Repost @brooklynwineexchangeHARDCORE-WINE-SHOPPING

The special ‘in-box’ guests this send out are the pre-release 2017 Punt Road Merlot, the 2016 Punt Road Pinot Noir (awarded a Gold Medal in the inaugural 2017 Australian Pinot Noir Challenge and a Silver Medal in the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards!) and the ‘made for summer’ 2017 Airlie Bank Sauvignon Blanc…it’s Sauvignon Blanc but not as you know it!

PLUS a little gift from us to you in every box!

Don’t forget that if you’re a Winemaker’s Dozen Member, you now receive 25% off RRP + free freight ($245.00)!

If you’d like to switch over to the Winemaker’s Dozen, let us know by email here.

If you would like to add to your order, update your delivery address details, credit card details or change your selection, please email us by Friday the 5th of January.  (Please note: we cannot make changes after this date)

Your nominated credit card will be charged on Monday the 8th of January (click here to update expired/lost card details) and your pack will be despatched by Friday the 12th of January (if not sooner).

Keep an eye out for a tracking number via email from Australia Post and please allow up to 14 days for delivery.

As always, the team at Punt Road thanks you for your continued support and we wish you a very merry Christmas & New Year.

– The Team at Punt Road

Design-Your-Own Pack Members –

You will receive your nominated wine selection.

Please email us by Friday the 5th of January if you would like to change your selection or update credit card/delivery address details.  

(Please note: we cannot make changes after this date)


Winemaker’s 6 Pack –

1x 2014 Punt Road Chardonnay Pinot Noir Sparkling

1x 2017 Airlie Bank Sauvignon Blanc

1x 2017 Punt Road Chardonnay

1x 2017 Punt Road Merlot

1x 2016 Punt Road Pinot Noir

1x 2016 Punt Road Cabernet Sauvignon

Club Price $135.00 (20% Off RRP + $10.00 Freight Fee)


Winemaker’s Dozen –

2x 2014 Punt Road Chardonnay Pinot Noir Sparkling

2x 2017 Airlie Bank  Sauvignon Blanc

2x 2017 Punt Road Chardonnay

2x 2017 Punt Road Merlot

2x 2016 Punt Road Pinot Noir

2x 2016 Punt Road Cabernet Sauvignon

NEW Club Price $245.00 (25% Off RRP + Free Freight)

Not a Punter’s Club member? Join up here to receive immediate benefits & discounts!

A few Christmas parties at our place this week…and a few to come…don’t forget to tag us on your Punt Road Xmas Instagram post with @puntrdwines and#puntroadxmas and if we share it, you get a bottle of wine and 4 picnic glasses. Cheers!