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WANTIRNA ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon, Yarra Valley 1973

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WANTIRNA ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon, Yarra Valley 1973 WANTIRNA ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon, Yarra Valley 1973

WANTIRNA ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon, Yarra Valley 1973

WANTIRNA ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon, Yarra Valley
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WANTIRNA ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon, Yarra Valley
  • Style: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Vintage: 1973
  • Region: Yarra Valley
  • Code: WECS
  • Appellation: Victoria
  • Country: Australia

Region Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley The Yarra Valley was first planted by the Ryrie brothers who explored a way through the Snowy Mountains to the Yarra Valley, planting grapes in 1838 just three years after the foundation of Melbourne. A wine industry (developed by Swiss Settlers particularly Hubert de Castella and Baron Guillaume de Pury in the 1850s) thrived during the gold rush era and heyday of the 19th century. However, the end of the gold rush brought the wine industry into decline and it was not until the 1970’s that the modern wine industry started up again. The region is probably Australia’s best-known cool-climate area, yet it is really a patchwork of meso-climates. This varied topography creates an incredible set of variables. Vineyards are planted on elevations of 50 to 400m on varying aspects and management programmes. The more exposed sites are subject to severe spring frosts and winds. Overall, the area experiences a relatively high rainfall pattern and is known for its temperature extremes

Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley was first planted by the Ryrie brothers who explored a way through the Snowy Mountains to the Yarra Valley, planting grapes in 1838 just three years after the foundation of Melbourne. A wine industry (developed by Swiss Settlers particularly Hubert de Castella and Baron Guillaume de Pury in the 1850s) thrived during the gold rush era and heyday of the 19th century. However, the end of the gold rush brought the wine industry into decline and it was not until the 1970’s that the modern wine industry started up again. The region is probably Australia’s best-known cool-climate area, yet it is really a patchwork of meso-climates. This varied topography creates an incredible set of variables. Vineyards are planted on elevations of 50 to 400m on varying aspects and management programmes. The more exposed sites are subject to severe spring frosts and winds. Overall, the area experiences a relatively high rainfall pattern and is known for its temperature extremes during ripening. Site selection is crucial, with the best vineyards often located where the original vines were once planted, generally on sandy clay loams and gravels. The Yarra Valley is well known for high quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Blends with Shiraz increasingly garnering attention. Sparkling wine production is also extremely important, with many of Australia’s finest examples produced in the region.
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Winery WANTIRNA ESTATE

Wantirna Estate Vineyard established in 1963, was the first of a new generation of plantings in the Yarra Valley. The first vintage was in 1968. Reg and Maryann Egan make an impressive father and daughter winemaking team. The dry-grown 3.6 hectare vineyard is meticulously managed and planted to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Much of the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot plantings are over 40 years old. The wines are named after Reg and Bertina Egan’s granddaughters and the labels with whimsical illustrations by Michael Leunig are meant to depict the sensibilities of each child.
ABN: 77 159 767 843
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ABN: 77 159 767 843. New South Wales: Liquor Act 2007. It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. License Number: LIQP770010303 Victoria: Victoria Liquor Control Reform Act 1998: It is an offence to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $19,000), for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $800). License Number: 32055289