Willunga 100

2020 Halliday Wine Companion Scores & Sale

Lauretta Parker
 
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The 2020 Halliday Wine Companion was recently released, and we're pleased to say that Willunga 100 has again hit all the right notes.

We’re always thrilled to receive great feedback, but even more so to share the wines with you. We’ve created a mixed pack with 3 of our top-rated wines, and for a limited time we're giving you 20% off and free shipping.

Note: Our 2017 Tempranillo scored 95 points, however, this wine is yet to be released. In the meantime, if you'd like to take advantage of our 2016 vintage, scroll down!

James Halliday Pack

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6 pack includes 2 bottles each of the following wines: 

2018 Grenache Rosè - 91 Points 
"Pale salmon-pink; rose petal and bath powder aromas moving decisively on the palate to red fruits of field and forest. Good length/persistence." - 2020 Halliday Wine Companion 
 
2016 Grenache - 91 Points
"A very different vintage to 2017, this is right in the mainstream of the resurrection of grenache from its days as purveyor of large amounts of fodder for fortified winemaking. It was a ripe year, but the wine hasn't lost its shape." - 2020 Halliday Wine Companion  

2017 The Hundred, Clarendon - 94 Points 
"From 80yo dry-grown bush vines. Bright, clear crimson-purple; the bouquet is pure and correct, with red cherry/raspberry aromas leading the way with a stream of focused fruit, oak, and tannins standing by watching proceedings." - 2020 Halliday Wine Companion 

6 BOTTLE CASE WAS $190 - NOW $152

 

 

2016 Tempranillo

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Our 2017 vintage scored 95 points in the 2020 Halliday Wine Companion! This wine is yet to be released, so in the meantime, if you'd like to take advantage of the 2016 vintage click the SHOP button below.

2016 Tempranillo - 93 points, 5 stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
"It is immediately appealing on the nose showing dark plum, blackcurrant, thyme, floral and cocoa aromas, leading to a succulent palate that displays rich fruit intensity and silky mouthfeel, wonderfully supported by fine, polished tannins. The wine is plump, fleshy and offers terrific drinking. At its best: now to 2024."

6 BOTTLE CASE WAS $150 - NOW $120

 

Glorious Grenache

ReviewsLauretta Parker
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Dan Traucki from Wine Assistant recently attended one of our Grenache appreciation evenings. Here’s what he had to say:

“I have written before about the amazing work that McLaren Vale growers are doing to identify and categorise the impact that their tumultuous geology has upon the flavours of their Shiraz (see Winestate Magazine, “Super Serious about Shiraz”, Sep-Oct 2017 Edition). Some of the “Valers” have also formed the “Fiano Fellowship” (see WBM, “The Fiano Fellowship”, Jan- Feb 2019 edition), to evaluate the region’s Fiano.

Now it looks like Grenache may be going to get a guernsey at the same caper, if the recent tasting conducted by McLaren Vale winery, Willunga 100, is any indication. 

On a cold July evening Willunga 100 gathered a group of “Grenache Groupies” at the National Wine Centre for a, “Tasting & Tapas”, event in which the excellent Grenache from Willunga 100 were compared and contrasted to Grenache from around the world. Each flight was matched to an elegant, up-market tapas dish.

Five of the thirteen wines presented on the night were from Willunga 100 including the WILLUNGA 100 “THE TITHING” GRENACHE 2009 out of their museum. This wine was redolent with complex bottle maturation aromas, had a super smooth and silky palate with lashings of flavour and still after ten years had a hint of tightness on the finish. It was a brilliant food wine as well as a darn good drink on its own. The 2016 being the current vintage of “THE TITHING”, had the same inherent characteristics as its elder sibling but was younger, brighter and tighter. By comparing the two, one could see the longevity that awaits the current release as it elegantly matures over time.

The other Australian Grenache shown were the:

  • 2018 YALUMBA BAROSSA BUSH VINE GRENACHE: A lighter, brighter “New Style” Grenache designed to appeal to younger wine drinkers.

  • 2017 WILLUNGA “THE HUNDRED” CLARENDON GRENACHE: This was a big, rich, flavoursome wine with an attractive bouquet of spice and herbs, and delightful tight flavours that will evolve sensationally over time. The grapes for this wine come from 100-year-old Grenache vines.

  • 2017 WILLUNGA “THE HUNDRED” BLEWITT SPRINGS GRENACHE: Showing its site-specific characters, it is slightly softer and gentler than its Clarendon kin, but more elegant and svelte.

  • 2017 YANGARRA McLAREN VALE GRENACHE: Spicy aromas with a good dollop of dried herbs. A beautifully smooth, rich, round, sophisticated palate with a tight finish.

  • 2017 HEAD WINE BAROSSA GRENACHE: A Deep and densely coloured wine with a hint of sweetness on the front palate and a tight, grippy finish.

  • 2016 WILLUNGA 100 “THE HUNDRED” McLAREN VALE GRENACHE: A true “keeper” with a long and distinguished life in front of it.

The international Grenache wines that were shown were:

  • 2017 Ventoux Rouge ‘Vox Caritatis’ from Southern Rhone (90% Grenache)

  • 2016 Spice Route Swartland – South Africa

  • 2016 Gigondas, Domaine des Bosquets (75% Grenache)

  • 2016 Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Chateau de Vaudieu (81% Grenache)

  • 2016 Mas La Mola, ‘Vi d’Altura’ Priorat Spain

  • 2015 El Coto Rioja Garnacha Crianza

A great feature that was shown was the “Grenache Language & Descriptors” chart.  Personally, I think that if that was reduced to the “Body, Tannin & Acidity” scales, it could be added to the back labels of Grenache, just as Riesling producers today are adding the “Riesling Dryness Scale” to their wine back labels. This would make it easier for consumers to choose the right Grenache for them out of the “Traditional” style (bigger, richer wines) and the emerging “New Style” which are lighter not only in alcohol, but more importantly in flavour and character.  Food for thought!  

This delightful event showed that Willunga 100 have well and truly mastered the fine art of producing excellent Grenache. They have mastered the nuances of their different sites, as their wines were excellent.

It also demonstrated that great Aussie Grenache is “World-Class” as well as re-enforcing the fact that the variety is able to consistently produce great wines around the world, whether it is called GARNACHA or GRENACHE. Cheers!”

To read more from Dan Traucki visit http://www.wineassist.com.au/

Des Houghton Reviews Willunga 100

ReviewsLauretta Parker

Wine writer Des Houghton from The Courier Mail has reviewed two Willunga 100 wines in his column Quaff. He recently visited the Queensland College of Wine Tourism at Stanhope where he sampled a range of alternative reds. Mr Houghton encourages readers to broaden their wine horizons and try new grape varieties, one of his suggests is Grenache, and of course we couldn’t agree more. If you’re new to grenache, or if it’s an old favourite, here at Willunga 100 we specialise in this dynamic gem, and we have a range of award winning grenache wines for you try.

Mr Houghton wrote of our wines “There are red berry and rose perfumes springing from the glass in the Willunga 100 McLaren Vale Grenache. On the palate look for strawberry flavours and a hint of cinnamon. The Hundred Single Vineyard Blewitt Springs McLaren Vale 2015 Grenache displays red berry and floral aromatics of rose on the nose and cherry spice notes on the palate. Lees ageing has added to the richness.”

To read the full article please check out the clipping below, and to try a Willunga 100 grenache for yourself click here to visit our online store.

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Willunga 100 and Boutique Wines Asia partner in China

General NewsLauretta Parker
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Boutique Wines Asia (BWA) is broadening their portfolio by forging a partnership with top McLaren Vale producer and Grenache-enthusiast Willunga 100.

The addition will strengthen BWA’s New World offering, which includes a handful of other carefully selected brands such as Carmen from Chile and Doña Paula from Argentina, alongside their very strong French, Spanish and Italian selections.

“We are very excited about the addition of Willunga 100 to our portfolio,” said Bruno Butragueno Managing Director of BWA. “We’ve been looking at high quality Australian wineries for a while and are thrilled to announce that Willunga 100 will join our portfolio. We plan to promote into Mainland China the modern McLaren Vale wines and premium cultural legacy of the winery. This new experience focused on high-quality Grenache represents a fantastic opportunity in this tantalising market.” 

Willunga 100 is the brain child of founders David Gleave and John Ratcliffe, industry veterans and Australian wine devotees, passionate about the potential for outstanding wines from McLaren Vale. Their aim with Willunga 100 is to make modern expressions from this exceptionally diverse region with a focus on premium Grenache, the star grape of McLaren Vale.

Situated about 45 minute drive south of Adelaide in South Australia, McLaren Vale’s Mediterranean climate, with warm sunny days and cooling breezes from the nearby Gulf of St. Vincent, makes it perfect for grape growing. The 500 million year old soils are abundant and diverse giving a huge amount of depth and complexity to the wines.

Winemakers Mike Farmilo and Tim James have worked a combined sixty years in McLaren Vale and have established long and fruitful partnerships with local growers particularly in the superior sub-regions of Willunga, Clarendon and Blewitt Springs where fruit for the top wines is sourced.

“It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that we add China to our list of export markets,” said Willunga 100 Co-founder David Gleave. “As we embark on this new chapter for Willunga 100 I have no doubt that with BWA’s commitment to delivering top quality wine within China, we will finally be able to showcase the best that McLaren Vale can offer through our passion for Grenache.”

Importantly for penetrating the China market, impressive accolades abound for Willunga 100’s Grenache wines, which were all rated 93+ points by Australia’s most renowned wine critic James Halliday in his Australian Wine Companion 2018.

“Grenache’s natural sweet spice, fragrant perfume and soft tannin makes these wines the perfect accompaniment to an infinite array of Chinese dishes,” says Nimbility Founding Partner Polly Aylwin-Foster, “a very important factor for positioning these wines within the China on-trade where BWA excel. We are confident that the BWA team, led by Bruno, will deliver fantastic visibility and sommelier-advocacy which will be crucial to building the Willunga 100 brand in China.”

The opening selection that will be landing with BWA in mid-June will include:

  • McLaren Vale Shiraz Viognier 2016

  • McLaren Vale Grenache 2016

  • The Tithing Grenache 2016  

For more information about Willunga 100 in Asia please contact info@nimbilityasia.com

Media Release:  The Hundred of Willunga for Willunga 100

General NewsZoe Mallen

The people behind Grenache specialist Willunga 100 have bought its first vineyard in McLaren Vale for an undisclosed price. The 19 hectare site, situated on Moritz Road in the heart of Blewitt Springs, has close to eight hectares of old, bush trained Grenache. The vineyard is situated within the ‘Hundred of Willunga’, the area which was the inspiration for the name given to the new venture by founders David Gleave and John Ratcliffe when they first started producing wines in McLaren Vale in 2005.

“We’ve taken fruit off the vineyard for several years, so we know just how good it is,” says winemaker Mike Farmilo. “In fact our 2016 ‘Tithing’ Grenache, one of the best wines we’ve made in the past 15 vintages, came off this site.”

Willunga 100 has pioneered unoaked, single vineyard Grenache in McLaren Vale. Its Blewitt Springs Grenache, made with fruit from Sue Trott’s vineyard, won ‘Best Grenache Trophy’ at the McLaren Vale Wine Show in 2015 and 2016, while the Clarendon Grenache, which comes off the Smart vineyard, won the ‘Best Two Year Old or Older Grenache Trophy’ in 2017.

David Gleave said of the purchase: “The success enjoyed by Willunga 100 has been built on the quality of fruit we source from our growers, the best of whom we will continue working with. As our business has grown, we’ve been looking for our own vineyard for a couple of years, and knew exactly where we wanted to be. When this site came up, its location on Blewitt Springs sands made for a quick decision.

“Our aim is simple,” continues Gleave. “We plan to invest in the vineyard to see if we can improve upon the quality of the already outstanding fruit it has been producing,” continued Gleave. “After 15 vintages, it is nice to be able to give Willunga 100 a home.”

For further information, please contact Zoe Mallen:
zoe@willunga100.com
+61 406 532206

Willunga 100 Grenache Rosé - Diana Thompson declares it ultra-premium without the ultra price tag

ReviewsKaren Galletly

Our 2018 Grenache Rosé received a delightful UK write up by Diana Thompson in her 'Top Picks' for Foodies Magazine.

"Another region renowned for Shiraz, McLaren Vale is starting to spoil us with interesting new varieties as well as some ultra-premium Grenache. Whilst this rosé doesn’t have the price tag of the ultra-premium wines, it’s certainly up there with those that do and well worth trying. Deliciously fresh and packed with ripe raspberries and crushed strawberries.” - Diana Thompson, Foodies Magazine, April 2019.

To try this wine for yourself, click here.

Click here to read the full article.

Mediterranean Month: Recipe - Spaghetti with pancetta and chilli tomato

General NewsKaren Galletly
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When it comes to a balanced lifestyle, Mediterranean’s know how it should be done! And, they know how to best enjoy a good glass of wine. It is not just what Mediterranean’s drink, it’s how they drink. It’s about taking time out to sit down for a meal with others to catch up and socialise. They eat and drink together having lively conversations instead of constantly checking their mobile phones. It’s all about connecting with family and friends.

So, WILLUNGA 100 is going Mediterranean this January and therefore, it's Tempranillo time! Tempranillo comes from the Spanish word, “temprana” which means early, referring to the fact that it’s an early-ripening red variety.

Try a bottle of our 2016 Tempranillo with this delicious pasta recipe, and make a point of enjoying it with good company. PLUS for the month of January this wine is on SALE, click here to find out more.


Spaghetti with pancetta and chilli tomato

Ingredients

  • 130g pancetta, roughly chopped into small pieces

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 hot dried red chilli, finely chopped

  • 2 tbsp dry white wine

  • 500g small cherry plum tomatoes, cut into quarters

  • 400g spaghetti pasta

  • 80g, freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Method

  1. For the sauce, put the pancetta and onion in a pan with the oil and chilli, and fry gently for about 4-5 minutes. Add the white wine and tomatoes and cook for a further 15–20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  2. Meanwhile, bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to the boil, and cook the pasta until al dente. Drain the spaghetti and mix with the sauce.

  3. Serve sprinkled generously with the freshly grated Parmesan and WILLUNGA 100 Tempranillo, or any of our Grenache wines.

New Staff Announcement

General NewsKaren Galletly
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We are excited to announce that we have welcomed two new staff members to the WILLUNGA 100 team.

Meet Karen, who is based in the heart of the McLaren Vale Wine Region close to the home of WILLUNGA 100. Karen has over 19 years of experience within the Australian Wine Industry and is tasked with keeping our brand moving right from grape through to bottle.

Meet Zoe, she recently joined the team having moved across from the UK 6 years ago where she clocked up 20+ years in the wine industry. Zoe is responsible for making you love the WILLUNGA 100 portfolio of wines as much as we do and will be working closely with all Distribution Channels to spread the love far and wide.

Renowned Winemakers Mike Farmilo and Tim James remain at the forefront of our winemaking team in McLaren Vale and they continue to work their magic both in our vineyards and in the winery. When Mike surfaces from the demands of the forthcoming 2019 Vintage, we will be coaxing him out and about in a series of ‘Meet your Winemaker’ events - Stay tuned!

2016 The Tithing Grenache named in Top 100 Wines

Nathan Hughes

We are passionate about making superb Grenache, which is why we find ourselves in McLaren Vale SA. This region really delivers on fruit quality for this variety. Our 2016 The Tithing Grenache is a fantastic representation of both "The Vale" and the variety, and it appears that others agree! Scroll down to read some of the latest reviews.

Top 100 Australian Wines - Matthew Jukes 
Instead of leading with a red fruit theme, The Tithing is a few shades darker with a purple hue and a few blueberry and mulberry notes coming in to add complexity to the juicier red fruit notes. The oak is firm and controlling but it doesn’t step on the toes of the fruit and it adds a glamorous sheen to the wine. In addition, the flavour is longer than I have ever experienced in a Willunga 100 wine and this matches with their desire to ramp up the excellence of this brand. What I like most about this wine is its balance. Where other estates prefer to walk away and leave the wine to its own means, this enterprise likes to work hard, forensically analysing every step of production with a view to incremental improvement year on year. This mantra impresses me greatly.

96 Points and 5 stars - Sam Kim
This is seriously good; the fragrant and complex bouquet shows raspberry, strawberry tart, cedar, floral and warm spice aromas, leading to a concentrated palate that is plush and soothing. The wine displays excellent depth and intensity, together with fabulous fruit purity and spicy complexity, finishing superbly long and silky. At its best: now to 2028.

2018 Vintage Update

Nathan Hughes
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Vintage 2018 is well under way and producing superb fruit. Mike and Tim have been busy in the vineyards picking a small parcel of Tempranillo and a new Shiraz vineyard in Willunga. This week gets even busier as we pick our Home Block Tempranillo in the warmer beachside district of McLaren Vale, and then move toward the cooler sites of McLaren Flat, Blewitt Springs and Clarendon to pick our Single Vineyard Grenache.

Given the even, moderate, and dry growing season with only a few hot spikes across summer, its shaping up to be an excellent year for Grenache and McLaren Vale as a region. 

We look forward to sharing these wines with you soon! Stay tuned. 

Sam Kim from Wine Orbit gives Willunga 100 5 stars

ReviewsNathan Hughes
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About Sam Kim
Sam has been involved for the past 30 years in New Zealand hospitality, wine retail, importing and distribution, as well as running wine courses and master classes. Wine Orbit is a website featuring reviews of New Zealand wines and wines of the world.


Willunga 100, Grenache Rosé 2017, McLaren Vale - 93 points, 5 stars
It is delicate yet delightfully flavoursome, displaying raspberry, cranberry, rockmelon and lemon zest
characters on the nose, followed by a vibrant palate that is bright and juicy. The wine offers sweet berry
flavours together with refreshing acidity, finishing long and crisp. A fabulous drink. At its best: now to 2019. AU$18.00. www.willunga100.com. Jan 2018. BUY NOW

Willunga 100, The Hundred Grenache 2016, McLaren Vale - 95 points, 5 stars
Made from 93-year-old, dry-grown bush vines, this is a stunning grenache; the perfumed bouquet shows raspberry coulis, dark plum, toasted hazelnut, game and floral characters. The palate is equally gratifying with pristine fruit flavours and rounded mouthfeel, wonderfully complemented by velvety texture and fine tannins. Flavoursome, generous and delectable. At its best: now to 2026. AU$35.00. www.willunga100.com. Jan 2018.

Willunga 100, The Tithing Grenache 2016, McLaren Vale - 96 points, 5 stars
This is seriously good; the fragrant and complex bouquet shows raspberry, strawberry tart, cedar, floral and warm spice aromas, leading to a concentrated palate that is plush and soothing. The wine displays excellent depth and intensity, together with fabulous fruit purity and spicy complexity, finishing superbly long and silky. At its best: now to 2028. AU$45.00. www.willunga100.com. Jan 2018.

Willunga 100, Shiraz Grenache 2016, McLaren Vale - 93 points, 5 stars
Comfort wine at its best, this is fruit-expressive, fragrant and flavoursome. The inviting bouquet shows blackberry, dark plum, hazelnut, game and black olive characters, followed by succulent palate that is juicy and smooth with plenty of attractive fruit flavours, backed by silky tannins. At its best: now to 2024. AU$25.00. www.willunga100.com. Jan 2018.

Willunga 100, Tempranillo 2016, McLaren Vale - 93 points, 5 stars
It is immediately appealing on the nose showing dark plum, blackcurrant, thyme, floral and cocoa aromas, leading to a succulent palate that displays rich fruit intensity and silky mouthfeel, wonderfully supported by fine, polished tannins. The wine is plump and fleshy, and offers terrific drinking. At its best: now to 2024. AU$25.00. www.willunga100.com. Jan 2018. BUY NOW

Willunga 100, Shiraz Viognier 2016, McLaren Vale - 94 points, 5 stars
A delicious offering; the beautifully lifted bouquet shows black/blueberry, plum jelly, chocolate tart and cedar characters. The palate is concentrated and beautifully rounded, offering gorgeous fruit purity as well as richness, wonderfully complemented by silky texture and supple tannins. At its best: now to 2026. AU$25.00. www.willunga100.com. Jan 2018.

Straight to the Pool Room - The Hundred Grenache Wins Again

Nathan Hughes
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We did it again! Our 2015 The Hundred Grenache,Clarendon has taken out "Best Two-Year-Old Grenache" at the McLaren Vale Wine Show, plus 96 points in the recent James Halliday Grenache Challenge. This is the third year one of Grenache wines has won a trophy at the McLaren Vale Wine Show, last year being the The Hundred Grenache, Blewitt Springs.

These two wines now have the following accolades; 

2015 The Hundred Grenache, Clarendon
Gold Medal - 2016 McLaren Vale Wine Show
Trophy - Best Two-Year-Old Grenache - 2017 McLaren Vale Wine Show
96 Points - Grenache Challenge - James Halliday Wine Companion

2015 The Hundred Grenache, Blewitt Springs
Best One-Year-Old Grenache - McLaren Vale Wine Show 2016
Best Grenache - McLaren Vale Wine Show 2016
Trophy, Best Other Variety - National Wine Show 2016
Gold Medal - The Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2016
Gold Medal and 96 points at the Sydney Royal Wine Show
93 Points - Halliday Wine Companion

To try these wines for yourself CHECK OUT OUR THE HUNDRED GRENACHE PACK HERE. We've even included $120.00 worth of bonus bottles for you and FREE SHIPPING! 

2018 Halliday Wine Companion Scores

Nathan Hughes

The 2018 Halliday Wine Companion has been released and Willunga 100 has again received some great scores. We've put together a selection of our top rated wines, including the 2015 The Hundred Grenache from Blewitt Springs which received 93 points and also took out a gold medal and 96 points at the recent Sydney Royal Wine Show. Click on the image below to purchase our "Halliday's Selection Pack" to try these wines for yourself. 

2 x 2015 The Hundred Grenache, Blewitt Springs - 93 Points + Gold Medal and 96 points at the Sydney Royal Wine Show. 
2 x 2015 The Hundred Grenache, Clarendon - 93 Points
2 x 2015 Grenache - 93 Points
2 x 2015 Cabernet Shiraz - 93 Points
2 x 2015 Shiraz Viognier - 92 Points
2 x 2016 Grenache Rosé  - 91 Points

Willunga 100 Cabernet Shiraz Wins Gold and Best Food Match

Nathan Hughes

This year at London’s annual Sommelier Wine Awards our 2015 Cabernet Shiraz received not only a gold medal and a food match trophy, but also some great comments from the chefs and judges, check them out; 

"Neil Tabraham of Paris House praised this red blend’s ‘crunchy black fruits, chewy tannins with cassis and a chocolate richness on the finish’, while Dario Barbato of Individual Restaurants found ‘blackcurrant aromas with spicy and toasty notes, and the tannins are there, but rounded and not too aggressive’. Jamavar’s Alessandro de Angelis described a ‘menthol aroma, with a lively, fragrant palate and a lovely floral finish’, while WineEd’s Matthew Cocks appreciated its ‘elegant style, with a plush mid-palate and peppery finish, making it a match for a pepper-crusted flank steak’."

To try the 2015 Cabernet Shiraz for yourself, check out our 2014/2015 mixed pack here. Available only until the end of June. 

2015 Willunga 100 Grenache Halliday Review

Nathan Hughes

Halliday Wine Companion
April/May 2017 Issue

2015 The Hundred Grenache, Blewitt Springs

"Bright red in the glass, it has floral aromatics of a spring rose garden with spice and red fruit that jump out of the glass. The palate is luscious with a generosity of fruits, from strawberry to a hint of cinnamon, harnessed by fine, sandy tannins. It drinks perfectly with slow-roasted lamb shoulder. Enjoy from now until 2025."

The Insiders Guide to McLaren Vale

Lauretta Parker

James Halliday Wine Companion Magazine
April/May 2017 Issue

In this month's issue of the Halliday Wine Companion, Willunga 100 is featured in the McLaren Vale special. Here's the article:

What’s special about your part of McLaren Vale?

Blewitt Springs offers some of the most amazing views in McLaren Vale. The rolling slopes planted with bush-vine Grenache in distinctive, ancient sandy soils provide a stunning panorama of the Gulf St Vincent, while a drive from nearby Onkaparinga River National Park down to McLaren Vale quickly illustrates just how geographically diverse the region is.

Do you have an insider tip for visitors?

The ever-changing seasonal menu at The Salopian Inn always offers a great food match with our The Hundred Grenache, and washing down fish and chips with rose at The Victory Hotel is a must for any visitor.

Which wine styles are central to what you do?

We specialise in Grenache. The styles of Grenache in McLaren Vale vary significantly from sub-zone to sub-zone. With our signature wine, The Hundred, we aim to show the diversity of Grenache from Blewitt Springs by bottling early with zero oak influence, allowing the brightness of the fruit to shine through.

 

The Hundred Grenache wins again!

Lauretta Parker
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Our 2015 The Hundred Grenache from Blewitt Springs has done it again, it just received the Trophy for Best Other Variety at the 2016 National Wine Show. We're thrilled this wine has been so well recieved, to date it has the following tucked under it's cap:

  • Trophy, Best Other Variety, National Wine Show

  • Trophy, Best Grenache, McLaren Vale Wine Show

  • Trophy, Best One year Old Grenache, McLaren Vale Wine Show

  • Gold, National Wine Show

  • Gold, McLaren Vale Wine Show

  • Gold, Royal Adelaide Wine Show

  • 91 Points, The Wine Front

Beautifully coloured with floral aromas, a luscious palate and fine sandy tannins. It pairs well with slow roasted lamb and will age very nicely until 2025.

To try for yourself CLICK HERE - We'll ship for free!

Winners are Grinners

Lauretta Parker

Willunga 100 had a very successful few weeks winning back-to-back awards at both the Royal Adelaide Wine Show and the McLaren Vale Wine Show. We love what we do so to receive awards such as these is the cherry on top.

We’ve put the winning wines together in a handy “Winners Pack” for you to try at home. CLICK HERE to purchase.

Here's a list of the latest winners:

2015 The Hundred Grenache, Blewitt Springs
Best one year old Grenache, McLaren Vale Wine Show 2016
Best Grenache, McLaren Vale Wine Show 2016
Gold Medal, Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2016

2015 The Hundred Grenache, Clarendon
Gold Medal, McLaren Vale Wine Show 2016

2015 Tempranillo
Gold Medal, McLaren Vale Wine Show 2016

2016 Rose
Gold Medal, Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2016

Living in the nineties - 2017 Halliday Wine Companion results

Lauretta Parker

The 2017 Halliday Wine Companion is out and we're pleased to say Willunga 100 has again hit all the right notes. Master reviewer, James Halliday has reissued our five star status for another year saying "The Winemaking team these days is decidedly high-powered, with the hugely experienced Tim James and Mike Farmilo the conductors of the band. The focus is on the diverse districts within McLaren Vale, and the resource of dry grown bushvine Grenache."

All of the wines reviewed were scored in the nineties and received comments such as "the savoury tannin structure is something to behold", "its vibrant acidity the key to its rare quality" and "with rare drive and grip that only McLaren Vale can produce".

We are always thrilled to receive great feedback, but even more so to share these wines with you. They are all available here and as always, we ship for free!

View the full review here.