The Barossa Valley is one of Australia’s oldest wine regions. It is in South Australia to the north east of Adelaide. Much of the wine produced in Australia is highly influenced by Britain, but in the Barossa Valley it is the German influence which stand out.
The hot and Continental Europe style climate in Barossa Valley makes it perfect for producing very ripe, juice grapes and therefore it played a key role in the growth of Australia’s fortified wine company.
Barossa Valley is known for its high quality shiraz and many shiraz wines in the valley are several decades old. Other popular grape varieties in the area include Grenache, Mourvedre, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon and Semillon. At The Fine Wine Company, we have a range of Barossa Valley wines for you to enjoy.
McLaren Vale is a prominent South Australian wine region. It is just south of Adelaide and it is known for the exceptional standard of the wines it produces and exports. It is a region known for its rich red wines but there are white grapes grown in the region too.
The most prominent wines in the McLaren Vale region are made from Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The most popular white wine varieties in the region are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Semillon. At the Fine Wine Company we have sourced a selection of quality McLaren Vale wines from their finest wineries, giving you the chance to sample the flavours of the area.
The Clare Valley wine region is one of the older wine regions Australia has to offer. It is best known for its refreshing Rieslings and is in the mid-north of South Australia. It runs from the north to the south of its area and has the perfect climate for growing quality Riesling grapes, as well as other varietals.
Alongside Riesling as the champion white grape of the region, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz are the leading red grapes. Other lesser grown varietals include Chardonnay, Tempranillo, Grenache and Pinot Noir. The Clare Valley region is responsible for around 2% of Australia’s national grape crush yet they have picked up a much higher percentage of Australian wine medals, showing that quality reigns over quantity in this region. You can explore our range of Clare Valley wines below.
One of the most recognisable and acclaimed wineries of McLaren Vale, Australia, d’Arenberg has been around since the early 20th century. Founded in 1912 their wines have been popular for many years and they have had a natural approach to winemaking from day one.
Minimal input viticulture is at the heart of d’Arenberg and they have an environmentally approach too. They use traditional winemaking methods including basket pressing for both their white and red wines. They are the only winery in Australia to basket press both types of wine due to the intense nature of the process. However, d’Arenberg believe the results are worth it. You can explore The Fine Wine Company d’Arenberg wine range below.
One of Spain’s most famous and oldest sherry makers, the family behind Valdespino has been around for at least 700 years. Valdespino is now part of the much larger Grupo Estevez. Valdespino has been cultivating and ageing sherry wines since the 13th century. It became recognised by the 19th century as a purveyor of Sherry to the Royal House of Spain and in 1932 they were recognised under the same terms but to the Royal House of Sweden.
Valdespino sherries are acclaimed worldwide. They are unique as they produce the only sherry wine which is fermented in oak barrels, as most are now fermented in stainless steel tanks. At The Fine Wine Company, we offer a wide range of Valdespino sherries, including single bottles and cases.
Tenuta Olim Bauda
Tenuta Olim Baude is a Piedmont winery, in the Asti region. It is a family owned and managed business and it has passed down from father to son for many years. Their wines are classic and produced using sustainable growing methods. The three Bertolino brothers now at the helm are experts in winemaking and have studied the processes and art for very closely to ensure their wines are always of the highest quality.
All the wines grown on the Olim Bauda Estate are grown using sustainable viticulture, with no use of chemical weed killers. They grow Moscato and Barbera grape varietals and stay true to their Italian roots with their grape choices and wine blends. At The Fine Wine Company we have a range of different Tenuta Olim Bauda wines for your to sample.