Dorrien Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

This is one of the ultimate Southern Hemisphere wines in the world. Made only great years, last vintage was 1998. This will last another 20 years, easily. Still takes awhile to open and honestly, I don’t know that I’ll ever know all of its secrets. Barely any fade after 23 years. A wine for the ages. If we are still alive in 20 years, I’ll open another. One of the best kept secrets from Australia. Good luck finding it, this vineyard’s grapes are now put into Seppelt’s reserve cab. — a month ago


Benno Shiraz 2000

2003 Vintage. Last bottle. Delightful, still velvety fruit but aged earthy characters driving through. Lovely! — a year ago


Great Western Vintage Brut Pinot Noir-Chardonnay Blend 1987

When the cork pops an a 30 year old sparkling from NSW it brings joy beyond comprehension.
I'd never tasted anything like it!!
— 2 years ago

Serge, David and 3 others liked this


Para Vintage Tawny Port Blend 1987

Opened this in early January and having the occasional night cap finished it 2 nights ago. Notes of dried fruit, spice, nuts and burnt flavours. This port fills every corner of your mouth - unctuous. Seppeltsfield have this amazing tradition of releasing a 100 year old Port every year. The 1919 will be released later this year. — 8 months ago

Paul, David and 5 others liked this


St Peters Exceptional Vineyard Grampians Shiraz 2017

Day after day, time after time, taste after taste.
I’m blown away by how much Shiraz can shine in different parts of Australia.
With Seppelt’s rich history and knowledge mixed with TWE pockets and vineyards it makes for great wine 👍🏼
— 10 months ago

Ira, Mark and 6 others liked this


Hermitage Victoria Shiraz 1982

Great balance
Long life
Never super, but fantastic sip
— 2 years ago

DAD, Rob and 6 others liked this


Moyston Claret 1987

I dunno what to say
Unbelievable wine just a little less complexity, but not much less enjoyable than the lakes folly 83. Plumpier, but outstanding!!!!!
— 3 years ago

Mike, Ron and 3 others liked this


St Peters Grampians Shiraz 2013

Absolutely beautiful. And holds special memories. Pepper, gaminess, peppermint, weighty. Love. — 8 months ago


Drumborg Vineyard Riesling 2005

Absolutely amazing. So fresh at 14 years of age. Amazing vibrant steely acidity with crunchy mineral notes. The palate lasts forever! Wow! — 9 months ago

Hayes Family Wines

Regional Series Barossa Valley Cabernet Shiraz 2016

Magnificent, full bodied, plush, decadent Aussie personalisation of a 'Super Tuscan' Cab Shiraz blend. Crafted by master winemaker Andrew Seppelt through Brett Hayes' pioneering newish kid off the block 'Hayes Family Wines'. Don't be fooled by the youth of Brett's venture, these wines display a history and heritage steeped in barossas's finest terroir, knowledge and nous. These are grapes from Barossa's hallowed Ebeneezer dirt, and Shultz vineyard dirt at that. But it's Andrew's knack for oeniological alchemy that extracts the finest from the blend, making a wine that is so plush, rounded and powerful it feels like donning your red velvet smoking jacket and sinking into a soft armchair in your best old slippers.
The only disappointing thing about this wine is that, in my humble opinion, it really needs a good 8-10 years of cellaring to reach its full potential. Have one now to enjoy it's youthful vibrancy and stash the rest of you can leave it alone!
I hear that this will be the only vintage blending both grapes from Barossa soil, so grab this unique vintage while you can. I believe future vintages with be Barossa Shiraz and Coonawarra Cab Sauv. The Aussie finest bride and groom upbringing of this pair. I can't wait to see what the future holds.
NB: the author is neither commercially connected to Hayes Family Wines' or receives free bottles to sample. All wine was purchased by the author.
— a year ago