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Glandore Estate Wines was established in 2005 after the procurement of the original Brokenback chardonnay vineyard on Broke Rd. From day one the aim of Glandore Estate wines has been to produce wines of great character, regionality and style from the traditional varieties known in the Hunter Valley. This has been achievable through the strict selection of some of the Hunter Valley’s most distinguished old vine vineyards. Thinking out side of the square we have also started to forge ahead with new and exciting varieties to the Hunter Valley such as our superb Tempranillo.

Our winemaking style is all hands on, from hand picking right through to the hand operated basket press, quality without compromise and a winery that is designed specifically for small batch production of the very best parcels of fruit

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Picture of Black Label Elliott Semillon 2019

Black Label Elliott Semillon 2019

As the Summers get hotter and the winters drier, fruit yields are down. We were very fortunate to secure a small parcel of Semillon from the famed Maluna Vineyard to blend with the fruit off the Glandore Estate.

The blending of these two vineyards has created a very aromatic, fresh style of Semillon. Aromas of lemon pith and curd are highlighted by hints of tropical pineapple. The generous palate shows a sherberty texture with a long length of flavour and a grapefruit like finish.

Not one of our longest living Semillons but should comfortably cellar for 5-7 years and still show those lovely aged characters.

Semillon works so well with oysters but try with a lemon cured kingfish ceviche dressed with finely chopped spring onions and lemon zest.

$30.00
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Regional Series Savagnin Hunter Valley 2014

Savagnin is a unique wine style that we are the proud producers of here in the Hunter Valley and we are going it alone.  We have what they all want.

Originating in the climes of Jura in France this is a fantastic "old world" wine style where mouth feel takes the primary role and fruit flavour takes a back seat. Having said that, our Regional Series Savagnin is picked, fermented and stored in 100{201ff541c70e2458775113ec34b385f5e73606a4d199ae64c8a47d5e57f88afd} stainless steel prior to bottling so that the delicate fruit aromas of pear and honey blossom are well preserved.

This is a fantastic little wine that is the perfect match with Sashimi and sushi dishes.  The texture marries well with the richness of the seafood.  This wine style is best enjoyed in it's youth...so what are you waiting for!?

$25.00
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Regional Series Fiano Hunter Valley 2019

As lovers of Italian wines styles, we are very excited about our first Italian white. Fiano originates in Campania and is also widely grown in Sicily.
A fresh, rich white showing peach and citrus characteristics. The palate is opulent, with beautifully integrated textural phenolics. The wine has similarities to a dry, pear cider, without the fizz. The acidity ‘duck tails’ on the finish coming in tight and crisp leaving the palate clean and dry.
This wine is made to be enjoyed in its youth. Drink while young.
Keeping within the region of Campania, Fiano is a fantastic match to slightly acidic dishes like tomato-based pastas. None are more famous from the south of Italy than Puttanesca. Buon Appetito.

$30.00
Picture of Regional Series Chardonnay Hunter Valley 2018

Regional Series Chardonnay Hunter Valley 2018

Modern Australian Chardonnay winemaking is all about balance. Each factor has to shine. The fruit, the region and the winemaking all play an important part and should be respected. We fermented around 20% in old French oak to give roundness and body. The remainder of the wine was fermented in stainless steel to keep the wine fresh both on the nose and on the palate. There is about 5% new French oak on this wine but it is just a side note adding a layer of complexity to the freshness.

When we blended the components together we achieved the complexity we wanted from the oak whilst still paying homage to the variety and the wonderful Hunter Valley region. The 2018 Regional Chardonnay from fruit picked on the Glandore property is looking the goods now and over the next several years.
We think silky handmade fettuccine with Chicken Cacciatore accompanied by a rocket and parmesan salad sounds like a pretty good match.

 

$30.00
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Regional Series Chardonnay Tumbarumba 2018

Cool climate Australian Chardonnay is as close to Chablis as you can get…with out actually going there and drinking Chablis, of course. Handpicked in the first cool rays of dawn amongst the hills of Tumbarumba, the fruit was whole bunch basket pressed before a cool fermentation and maturation in second use French oak puncheons (500L).
On the nose honeydew and stone fruit aromas are complexed by delicate white blossom florals and creamy vanilla. The palate is fresh and has just about the perfect balance from the front to the back palate providing great length. The finish is again creamy from the French oak but just a hint of grapefruit acidity cuts through to clean things up.
Serve this wine with a delicate Carbonara. Fry off garlic, onion and crispy pancetta. Remove from the heat stir through your fresh cooked fettucine, a handful of parmesan and a whisked egg. Add a splash of Tumbarumba Chardonnay to cut back on the creaminess and you are away.

 

$30.00
Picture of Regional Series Gewurztraminer Hunter Valley 2019

Regional Series Gewurztraminer Hunter Valley 2019

A wine that is much easier to drink than it is to say but that’s what it is all about, right?
Fresh lychees, aromatic musk sticks and spicy cardamom aromas are all jammed in there and simply burst from the glass and into your nose.
The palate is very soft and supple with just a hint of residual sugar to balance the palate and create an exceptionally juicy wine. On the finish there is a fresh burst of flavoursome florals that leave the palate fresh and clean. Made to be enjoyed in it’s youth
The wine craves a bit of fiery spice. Try it with a spicy fish red curry on a bed of aromatic jasmine rice. This is when that slight touch of sweetness comes into play.

$25.00
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Regional Series Rose Hunter 2018

Based on wines from the region of Provence in the South of France, we have created the perfect Rosé to enjoy on a beautiful sunny day this Summer.
Delicious red fruits of raspberry, strawberries and just a hint of plum are the hero’s on both the nose and the palate. So juicy and lip-smackingly good, you’ll hardly believe how good it is. Bone dry with ZERO sugar left after ferment, everything is about the fruit on this one. Clean and fresh with just a hint of texture from the grippy acidity on the finish helps to keep things tight and will hold this wine in good steed when paired with food.
At a recent lunch with Cellarhand Members we were lucky enough to have Pan Seared Kangaroo, pepperberry dressing, fresh raspberries & native cranberries.

 

$30.00
Picture of Black Label Cameleon Savagnin 2018

Black Label Cameleon Savagnin 2018

Well, not surprising, the more we make it the better we get. The 2018 is the best example of Savagnin made to date. Aromatic and lively we have taken this old-world varietal and given it our new world twist.
Pale straw in colour and with a delightful nose of pot purri and toasted cashew nut this is fantastic to take in. The palate shows great length, tight acidity and with hints of sherbet and fresh cucumber, it is incredibly intriguing.
With these delightful characters and that mouth-watering acidity we recommend pairing this wine with a fresh and lively Salmon Gravlax. Serve with some thin slices of fresh, cold radish & white onion.

$35.00
Picture of Black Label DPJ Chardonnay 2018

Black Label DPJ Chardonnay 2018

An icon of the Glandore stable and from a generous 2018 Vintage this will be a wine for now and tomorrow.

Showing a bright straw hue and a complex nose of fresh French oak, white peach, cinnamon, hints of delicate florals and tease of a bouquet garni. The palate now is compact and tight with fantastic length but as this wine ages you will see its generosity open up with richness and depth. A lemon butter zest and stone fruits drive the palate and linger on for a long time.

This complex wine needs maybe a complex food match. We suggest a Chicken Tagine with preserved lemon and olives

$42.00
Picture of Regional Series Tempranillo Hilltops 2016

Regional Series Tempranillo Hilltops 2016

No longer considered an alternative variety on the Australian Wine Scene, Tempranillo has fast become an incredibly popular wine style.

Our 2016 Regional Series Tempranillo is a beautiful garnet red in colour exhibiting aromas of rich cherry pie with hints of cinnamon spice. Like all our Tempranillo’s, we love the complexity that spicy paprika adds.

The palate is firm with a tannic bite balanced by sweet mid-palate blue fruits. The wine has a great length and is ready to be served with a robust food pairing.

To mix things up, replace the traditional Toulouse Sausage in a Cassoulet with a spicy chorizo to get a fantastic match.

$35.00
Picture of Regional Series Shiraz Hunter Valley 2013

Regional Series Shiraz Hunter Valley 2013

Hunter Valley Shiraz is a unique and special gift to the wine drinking world and this wine is the perfect example of over 150 years of winemaking in the region.

The nose is packed with earthy and savoury characters whilst the red fruit aromas and spicy pepper characters add to the complexity of the bouquet. Aged in new and old French hogsheads, the influence from these barrels is subtle whilst remaining influential.

The palate is a great example of what a fine Hunter Shiraz should taste like. Again the oak provides depth and complexity to the fruit characters of the wine. The generous tannins are well rounded and the medium bodied palate allows for each of these characters to be experienced within the wine.

This wine will age beautifully into the future and will reward those patient enough to tuck away a few for the future.

 

$35.00
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Regional Series Shiraz Canberra 2013

Patiently matured in old and new French Hogsheads and Puncheons we want the oak to support, not dominate. The fruit within the matrix of this wine is both delicate and pure.

White pepper, cinnamon and clove all play a role whilst the palate remains medium bodied with great texture and structure. The sweet mid palate fruits show richness and freshness making this a very easy and approachable wine.

We think the flavours and structure of our ACT Shiraz make this the perfect accompaniment to duck. Duck doesn’t have to be an extravagant confit every time so for this wine we suggest a well-balanced duck ragu served with pappardelle.

$35.00
Picture of Regional Series Shiraz Hilltops 2015

Regional Series Shiraz Hilltops 2015

Things have just got serious. For one of our Regional Series/everyday wines, this is punching seriously above its weight.
Aromas of fresh figs and maraschino cherries are complimented by vanillin oak and hints of aniseed. Think Liquorice Allsorts. The palate is generous and mouth-filling with big, ripe fruit flavours of blackcurrant cassis and ripe, red fruits. The tannins just manage to poke out through the avalanche of fruit whilst toasty French oak leave a savoury finish to the palate.
Serving Suggestion? BBQ beef short rib. Marinate the ribs in a smoked hickory sauce, with a dash of Hilltops Shiraz just to perfect the marriage. Serve with your fingers and a large napkin.

$35.00
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Regional Series Merlot Orange 2014

A good Merlot can be enjoyed every day and the way the plum and raspberry fruits come screaming out of the glass, this could be your everyday wine.

You will experience those same fruit characters from the nose on the palate, as well as the soft mid-palate weight of the wine. Maraschino cherries start to show up and the soft, silky tannins just draw out the palate leaving you lip smackingly satisfied.

Your Regional Merlot is just entering its prime drinking time and will continue to reward for the next couple of years. This weekend it would look awesome when served alongside grilled lamb cutlets and a tzatziki dipping sauce.

 

$35.00
Picture of Black Label TPR Tempranillo 2016

Black Label TPR Tempranillo 2016

Our 2016 TPR appears quite ‘soft’ in the glass. It looks more like a traditional Rioja out of Spain than an Australian Tempranillo.
The aromas on the nose are a medley of savoury spice. Fresh ground nutmeg and powered cocoa lead the way with toasty oak in support. With time in the glass we see the fruit open up and begin to shine.
The palate is quite lively with rich, intense dark fruits, grippy tannins and soft acidity on the finish. There is a ‘meaty’ intensity about this wine giving it quite a savoury edge. Good in the cellar for around 5-7 years.
With those savoury flavours we suggest a dry aged, grass fed sirloin caramelised over hot coals. Pair with charred broccolini & crusty bread.

 

$42.00
Picture of Black Label Fireball Cabernet Merlot 2014

Black Label Fireball Cabernet Merlot 2014

The second release under this auspicious title and certainly doing justice to the name that has been bestowed upon it.

Full bodied and rich this wine is more like something off the ancient soils of Bordeaux than the cool climate hills of the Orange region in NSW. The aromas from the glass are incredibly rich and exhibit dark fruits, spicy French oak & a hint of mint from the Cabernet.

The palate is generously supported but fine dusty tannins that give length and excellent body to the wine. The fruits are elegant and with a great depth of complexity arriving from maturation in oak puncheons.

This wine is a big step up from previous releases and would be well paired to a rib eye fillet, bone on, seared, oven baked and served with a red wine jus and seasonal greens.

 

$42.00
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Black Label Ginger-Rose Shiraz 2014

From our Black Label range comes a serious crowd favourite. Marry that with a fantastic 2014 Vintage across all of NSW and you have an absolute showstopper of a wine in our Ginger-Rose Shiraz from the ACT.

Ruby red in colour and exhibiting aromas of intense red fruit, creamy vanilla oak and nuances of spiced fruit cake, there is a lot going on here. The palate is a complete surprise; medium bodied, delicate and silky with soft, fine tannins that are long on the finish. Like all cool climate wines, there is an underlying power that belies its origins. Cellar 8 – 10 years.

Something a bit more challenging to accompany this wine would be a char-grilled radicchio, provolone and red wine risotto.

$42.00
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Black Label Hamish Shiraz 2014

What many consider to be the Icon wine at Glandore, the 2014 Hamish Shiraz will without doubt exceed expectations for all.
A deep, sangre red this wine is full of concentrated power where no one character rules but the sum of all its parts make it a great wine. The nose is full of earth, black pepper and rich, concentrated red berry fruits that constantly evolve in the glass.
The palate shows a freshness of youth with hints of espresso coffee, dark chocolate, ripe fruit and outstanding balance. Full bodied and the with great structure this wine is our Icon Shiraz.
Definitely worth cellaring. 15+? We think so but see if you can do it. If not, make the effort, track it down and make a Wild Boar Ragu, served with a crunchy baguette and creamy rich butter.

$65.00
Picture of Black Label Ward Shiraz Cabernet 2014

Black Label Ward Shiraz Cabernet 2014

The Shiraz Cabernet Blend is unique to Australian shores and you could say we invented it. Our 2014 Ward shows those lovely bass notes of Shiraz and High Hats of Cabernet Sauvignon that make this such an awesome style. Ripe Shiraz fruits are complimented by the rich herbaceous Cabernet characters of black currant and tomato leaf and are well integrated after 23 months in French and American oak.
The young tannins are long on the finish and the sweet vanilla oak characters add depth to the wine. Full bodied and well-structured this is definitely a wine for the cellar. We are thinking 10 years plus but maybe longer.
Need a food match? Slow roasted lamb shoulder. You pick your favourite roasted veg.

 

$42.00
Picture of Black Label Centurion Sparkling Shiraz 2014

Black Label Centurion Sparkling Shiraz 2014

The only thing to kick the Shiraz Cabernet Blend off the top of the Aussie icon wine list is the Sparkling Shiraz….and we have given it a red hot go.

Made from fruit 100-year-old vines in McLaren Vale this is an amazing wine even if it was without the fancy bottle and all the fizz. Rich chocolate and mocha nougat are basically fighting for your olfactory system. The intensity from the glass is perfect. Cinnamon, clove and soft red fruits pay homage to the three years we patiently looked after this wine in oak.

The fine mousse on the palate and the persistent bead in the glass is exactly what we were hoping to achieve with our first ever Sparkling Shiraz. The sweet mid palate cranberry fruits and spice of French oak give rise to a wine of fantastic complexity and we sincerely hope you enjoy this exciting new wine from Glandore.

What’s the menu plan? Whole suckling pig with crackling and few salads just to play the part but really, it's all about the pig.

$60.00
Picture of Regional Series Late Harvest Semillon 2011

Regional Series Late Harvest Semillon 2011

A dessert style wine that isn't as sweet as you think it is.

Classified as a dessert style wine, you would be correct in thinking that there is some sweetness here because there is.  However, to mix things up a bit we prefer to serve this wine at the beginning of a meal matched to some really strong, savoury cheeses.  The sweetness is balanced by the savoury cheese whilst the fresh fruit flavours and aromas of the Semillon really stand out and deliver the fresh fruit and lightness to the palate that always surprises.

So, head off to the cellar, grab one of those bottles of sticky that have been rolling around back there for ever and try it with some good cheeses.  Once you realise we are right, you now have to order some of ours.

$30.00